Water parks are great all-family fun when the weather is hot, which Spain generally is, so here we are a run-down some of the best water parks in mainland Spain.
To the south of Barcelona and part of the PortAventura amusement park, Costa Caribe is a Caribbean themed water park and has a multitude of attractions including Europe’s tallest freefall slide a multi-bump slide a lazy river, and some impressive waterslides including the el Tifon and Mambo Limbo corkscrew slide. Caribe has attractions suitable for small children also, including indoor rides, play area and pools. Caribbean themed restaurants are onsite and there are four hotels and the PortAdventura theme park are adjacent, so you could easily make a long-weekend of thrills. With all this to offer the Costa Caribe can be multi-day can be an all-family experience and can easily count itself among one of the best water parks in Spain.
Aqualandia in Benidorm is Spain’s biggest, making it a contestant for the best waterpark in Spain. It boasts a multitude of attractions including the high-octane Verti-Go – the highest freefall waterslide in Europe. As well as that it has a large number of calmer attractions like the Niagra – a man made idyllic beach with waterfalls and hidden coves to explore – and many family-friendly moderate slides, a laguna and a Grand Jacuzzi making it an ultra-accessible park for families and individual people of all ages. And, being on one of Spain’s most popular tourist spots, it’d be a shame to pass it up if you’re in the Costa Blanca area.
Again in Catalonia, except this time to the north of Barcelona, Waterworld scores extremely well in customer satisfaction. With 21 distinct attractions or areas to explore, Waterworld offers a varied range of activities, rides and facilaties and seems to aim more towards all-round family satisfaction with a large number of family-orientated features. These include multiple children’s areas like the Kiddie Island and Kids Lagoon, as well as the Relaxing Lagoon and the Rafting River. This is not to say Waterworld lacks any thrills as it has seven separate adult (height restriction 1.2m) rides for those looking to get the heart racing and the blood pumping.
Aquopolis can pride itself on having an unusual feature over most water parks on mainland Spain in that it has an on site Dolphinarium. Here you can see exhibitions and even get up close with the dolphins, providing a bucket-list experience many other water parks in Spain can not. With that, it also has an array of high speed, moderate and children’s attractions and slides to cater, again, for all age ranges or those of a quieter nature. Being positioned in the Costa Blanca, too, makes it easily accessible to a wide-selection of holiday makers and it is worth seeing if you’re in the area, even if it’s simply to shake a fin with a dolphin.