What are Family Tourism seals?
With the seal of Family Tourism, the Catalan Tourism Agency distinguishes the municipalities that are especially sensitive to this segment of demand and offer equipment and services adapted to the needs of families with children.
These municipalities have certified offerings of accommodation, catering, and leisure establishments aimed at children, all of which, once verified by the ACT technical staff, are recognized by the latter by granting the seal for family beach or family nature and mountains.
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Guarantees for family tourism destinations
- Specialized services for families.
- Special attention to safety regulations, both in public spaces and in other establishments certified with the brand or with this seal.
- Extensive entertainment programming, services and activities for children.
- Facilities suitable for your little ones in public areas, accommodation and complementary offerings.
- Easy access to information on daily activity programs, to better plan your stay
- The certification guarantees visitors that families will be able to enjoy a whole series of advantages of services adapted to their specific needs: identification bracelets, family rooms or directly connected rooms, safe children’s pools, crib availability, children’s clubs on the beach, surveillance, adapted menu possibilities, animation and children’s shows in the street, public game and recreation areas for the littlest ones, theme parks and water parks, possible bike routes, etc.
Care must be taken before swimming at the beach. Try to swim in areas monitored by lifeguards. Before doing so, look at the flags to see if the water is suitable for swimming:
- Red flag:Swimming prohibited
- Yellow flag: Swim with caution
- Green flag: Swimming allowed
Follow these swimming rules and always follow the instructions of the lifeguards and local authorities:
- Keep an eye on children at all times. If they don’t know how to swim, make sure they wear inflatable armbands or floaties.
- We advise children to wear identification bracelets throughout their stay. You can get them for free at the accommodation receptions, tourist offices and at the Children’s Beach Club.
- It is important to tell your child where to meet up in case they get lost.
- Avoid areas with currents: you can be dragged without realizing it. On windy days, try not to use inflatable rafts or inner tubes, because the current can easily drag them down. If there is a storm, always stay out of the water.
- Do not dive into the water if you do not know its depth or if there are rocks in the area.
- If you are swimming in the sea, do so parallel to the shoreline so that you do not stray from the swimming area. If you don’t know how to swim, make sure you don’t go in the water above waist-level and don’t stray from the shore.
- Allow a minimum of two hours after eating before going swimming. Avoid being in the water for too long and being submerged for too long, as this lowers the body’s defenses.
- Respect the areas for water sports designated with buoys, so that you do not collide with surfboards, jet skis, etc.
- To avoid injury, it is important to wear appropriate footwear in rocky areas and on surfaces where there is green growth, and to watch out for sea urchins, jellyfish, and greater weever fish (also known as “spider fish”). In public showers, wear flip flops, slides or other suitable, non-slip footwear.
If you see anyone having problems in the water, notify the lifeguard immediately or call 112. Don’t rush to rescue anyone if you’re not an expert in water rescue.
- Avoid spending too much time in the sun. To protect yourself, use an umbrella, hat, T-shirt, and sunglasses approved for blocking rays.
- It is advisable to start sunbathing gradually, and avoid prolonged exposure and exposure during peak sun hours (from 11 a.m. to 4p.m.).
- Always use a sunscreen above SPF 20, especially if you have skin that is sensitive to sun exposure. Apply it in sufficient quantities before exposure and periodically after swimming or if you sweat a lot.
- Make sure children and the elderly drink fluids to stay hydrated. Children under six months old should be kept in the shade and in clothing that protects them from solar radiation.
- To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of water and do not drink too much alcohol.
- On the beach, water and sand reflect light and increase solar intensity.