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Top 3 Mediterranean cities for active family holiday

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The Mediterranean is one of the cleanest and most important seas of the world. Through history sailors have conquered the Mediterranean Sea, and linked the countries located on its shores. Spain, Croatia, Italy, Greece… it’s hard to choose which one of these amazing countries to visit, as they each have a lot to offer. Fine cuisine, sports, entertainment, breathtaking sites, bars… all of this and much more make the Mediterranean a top destination for your family vacation. Here are just 3 of the hundreds of locations you and your family can enjoy.

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Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza needs no introduction. This Spanish Island has a legendary reputation. It’s wild parties, luxury accomodation, music festivals are a thing to be experience, but Ibiza offers much more than that. Beyond all the parties, Ibiza is a great destination for your active vacation, as it has a ton of content catering to the more laid back type of people. People in Ibiza are all about eating right, fresh air and exercise. Doing yoga on a roof terrace, with the beautiful blue Mediterranean below you is a unique experience. And why stop at yoga? Paddle boating around the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean, hiking and exploring the nooks and crannies of the island, kickboxing and much more! If you get tired, you can always get a massage at one of the many hotels.

Ibiza is best reached by airplane or ship. The island’s road infrastructure is extremely well developed, and once you get there, you won’t have any problems getting around the island.

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Split, Croatia

This ancient town, located on the Adriatic Sea, is an up-and-coming tourist hotspot. Founded by the ancient Greeks, and ruled by the ancient Romans, Split has a ton of history behind it. Preserved remains of former times litter the town, such as the impressive Diocletian’s palace, several churches, statues and much more will keep you entertained. But there’s more. Besides the party scene, Split is host to many sports and cultural activities. Scuba diving, riding a boat, hiking, yachting, water polo and football are all sports that you can see every day in Split. The surrounding islands also make for cool trips too!

Getting to this coastal paradise isn’t a huge hassle, as Split has an active airport, and from there all that separates you from it is a short Split airport taxi ride to the city center.

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Amalfi, Italy

Nearby Naples, this beautiful Italian city is on many tourists’ “to-do” lists. The Amalfi coast is a 43 miles stretch of heaven. Tourists flock to the Amalfi region during the summer, but this town is also popular during the off season, as the weather never gets too cold.

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The beauty of Amalfi lies in its versatility. Your vacation can be as busy as you want it to be. If you want you can spend your days eating at one of the numerous restaurants, and relaxing on the beach, but if you want your vacation to be active, Amalfi is a great option. Its location offers a unique base to explore hills, romantic small villages, beaches and coves located all around Amalfi. Perfect for swimming, hiking and biking, this Italian town is also home to some of the most beautiful concerts of classical music in this part of Europe, which are held in a garden of a villa. Magical indeed!

Amalfi is well connected with the rest of Italy, and is accessible by boat, train, car, planes, ferries and much more.

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Ever Fancied A Holiday Alone?

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Family holidays, friends-only trips and romantic getaways are all fun, but sometimes, there is nothing like travelling on your own. Why? Contrary to what some may believe, it can be the most rewarding experience. You make all the decisions – doing whatever you want, whenever you want – and you’re more likely to meet new people.

Think of it as “me” time, an opportunity to self-indulge, to focus on self-discovery and to try something new. Check out some of the safest and most solo traveller-friendly destinations.

Sydney

The laid-back culture and diverse marine biology of Australia makes it an extremely welcoming and exciting place for solo travelers. It’s common for people to travel alone here, so locals and other travelers are very friendly and inviting. Take a tour of the Sydney Opera House and even attend a show if possible. The Manly and Bondi beaches are some of the best. Bus travel is very efficient, but if you have the money, rent a car to check out the Hunter Valley Wine region. Accommodations are plentiful. There is a range of luxury resorts and hostels in the area and with lots to do Sydney is a great destination for a holiday alone.

Costa Rica

Known as one of the happiest and safest places on earth, Costa Rica is full of adventure and activities to keep a thrill-seeking traveler mesmerised. From hiking, white water rafting, zip lining, exploring volcanoes, and interacting with animals, there is plenty to do in the lush rain forests. Check out Tamarindo Beach for superb surfing and zip lining then head to Manuel Antonio National Park for an unforgettable hike through the forest. There is a variety of luxury homes and budget-friendly, bungalows – take your pick!

Singapore

Travelling Asia can seem daunting because the culture is so different. However, it’s not as hard to navigate as one might suspect. English is widely spoken, while the fusion of cultures – Indian, Malaysian and Chinese – makes for a unique experience. Check out the vibrant nightlife, shop the infamous Orchard Road and don’t leave without trying hawker food (street food). Singapore is great for its fashion trends and club scene, definitely one for all holiday goers