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Benasque: The paradise for family rafting

The descent in rafting is a water activity that combines adrenaline and fun, making it an excellent option for family enjoyment during the summer. This practice involves descending rivers in inflatable rafts while navigating rapids and enjoying the natural surroundings. In the province of Huesca, Spain, you have two beginner-level options to start in the exciting world of rafting.

In addition to rafting, this area, specifically Benasque, offers a wide range of activities to complement family vacations. So, if you don’t have plans for the summer holidays yet, consider escaping to this region where, apart from enjoying many options for adventure activities that can be done as a family, you can also enjoy the scenery and other experiences in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

The recommended rafting activities to enjoy as a family in one of the most beautiful parks on the peninsula, such as the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, are as follows:

  • Beginner-level rafting on the Ara River: The Ara River, located in the Aragonese Pyrenees, is a perfect setting for practicing beginner-level rafting. Its crystal-clear waters and beautiful landscapes make this place a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Rafting on the Ara River is suitable for the whole family, including children from 4 years old and beginners in this activity. The selected river sections offer rapids of low difficulty, allowing you to enjoy the excitement and adventure without compromising safety. Experienced guides will accompany you at all times, providing instructions and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Beginner-level rafting on the Ésera River: The Ésera River, also located in the Benasque area, is another impressive place for practicing beginner-level rafting. This river offers a perfect mix of thrilling rapids and calmer stretches, making it an excellent option for family enjoyment with children from 4 years old. You will have the opportunity to explore beautiful canyons and natural landscapes while having fun and refreshing in the water. Like on the Ara River, professional guides will ensure that all participants have a safe and memorable experience.

Accommodation and Dining Options in the Benasque Area:

In addition to exciting outdoor activities like rafting, the Benasque area offers a wide selection of places to stay and enjoy delicious meals with your family. Here are some ideal options if you are traveling with children.

In and around Benasque, you will find various hotels that provide services and amenities specially designed for families. These hotels usually have spacious rooms, play areas for children, and organized activities to entertain the little ones. Some of these hotels include Hotel Hospital de Benasque, Hotel SOMMOS Aneto, and Hotel Selba d’Ansils.

If you prefer a more authentic and cozy experience, rural houses are an excellent choice. These traditional mountain houses offer comfortable and family-friendly accommodation, with the possibility of enjoying outdoor spaces and stunning views. Some options for rural houses to enjoy with children are Apartamentos La Coma de Alba, La Pasarela, or Hostal Parque Natural.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, camping in the Benasque area is another perfect option. Some campsites offer pitches for caravans and tents, as well as equipped bungalows. Children can play in recreational areas and enjoy outdoor activities. You can choose between Camping Ixeia or Camping Aneto.

On the other hand, the gastronomic offer in Benasque includes numerous restaurants that offer menus adapted to children. These establishments usually have options for all tastes and needs, such as children’s dishes, high chairs, and cozy atmospheres. I recommend these restaurants for dining with children in Benasque: Llinadet, la Borda del Mastin, or Casa Tous.

The Benasque area also has beautiful natural landscapes where you can enjoy a picnic with your family. So, if you want to enjoy mountainous landscapes and green meadows, they are the perfect setting for sharing special moments while savoring an outdoor meal.

As you can see, in addition to exciting outdoor activities, the Benasque area offers accommodation and restaurant options ideal for family enjoyment. Family-friendly hotels, rural houses, and campsites provide comfort and a variety of experiences. Likewise, child-friendly restaurants and the possibility of having picnics in the open air provide gastronomic options for all tastes. Benasque becomes the perfect destination for an unforgettable family vacation, where you can enjoy adventures and shared moments in a charming environment.