Valencia and Jávea, among the candidates to become the ‘Family-Friendly’ Destination 2018 of HomeAway

The HomeAway platform has presented the first edition of the Destiny ‘Family-Friendly’ initiative in Spain 2018, which will make known the ideal national destinations for family vacations, among which are the Valencian Community, Valencia and Jávea (Alicante) .

The objective of the project, born with a vocation of continuity, is to recognize the work carried out by Spanish municipalities to welcome families and guarantee a “memorable” vacation.

The election of the winners, which is announced on Wednesday 30, is done through an online vote and will include a total of 18 candidates previously chosen through social networks.

The candidates are divided into three different categories that represent the diversity and typology of national tourist destinations: municipalities located on the coast, where Jávea is present; urban areas, in which Valencia participates; and in rural environments.

Each of them has been chosen by the families that use HomeAway because they meet six specific indicators that Spanish families consider essential when choosing their holiday destination.


In this first edition, the largest number of candidate destinations are in Andalusia. In the category of coast, they postulate Torremolinos (Málaga), Conil de la Frontera (Cádiz) and Isla Cristina (Huelva). For its part, Granada is the Andalusian candidate as the best urban destination to travel as a family.

Catalonia is the second autonomous community with the largest number of candidates to be chosen as a ‘Family-Friendly’ national destination in the three categories: Cambrils (Tarragona) on the coast, Barcelona city in the urban environment and Besalú, (Girona), as a rural destination .

Salamanca and Navaluenga (Ávila) represent Castilla y León in the category of urban and rural destination respectively, while Potes participates by Cantabria in the category of rural destination.

The election of the 18 candidates to become the ‘Family-Friendly’ destination of Spain 2018 has been carried out among the more than 3 million followers that HomeAway has on Facebook. The participants proposed their candidates in profile of the platform