This blog post was written by Nicole Gilbert, one of My Vacation Lady’s vacation specialists.

My extended family and I traveled to southern Spain a few summers ago. It was a trip several years in the making and it did not disappoint!

We stayed in the southern part of the country near Marbella. We had two weeks to explore the area with ample time to relax on the gorgeous wide, sandy beach.

The beaches in this part of Spain are spectacular, miles of golden sand with clear, warm water.  The waves are big enough to keep the kids entertained but not big enough to worry the adults! When we got hungry, we walked to one of the many “chiringuitos” (beach bars) located beachside for some sangria and paella.

Our group took a day trip to Jerez, home to sherry wine and the beautiful horses of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. We sampled the two by sipping sherry while taking in the “How the Andalusian Horses Dance” show at the School.

On clear days, we could see across the strait of Gibraltar to Morocco. So we decided to take the hour ferry ride from Tarifa, Spain to Tangier, Morocco and met our pre-arranged guide, Mustafa, at the port. Mustafa took us all around the city showing us points of interest, such as the opulent Kasbah palace as well as guiding us through the chaotic market. The highlight for all of us was the camel ride overlooking the ocean. It was a long day but well worth it!

Despite the fact that we were a group of 14 ranging in age from 6-70, we all had a wonderful family vacation in southern Spain!

Nicole loves planning European vacations and honeymoons but can also assist with other destinations.