Sometimes finding a resort with enough attractions to keep the kids occupied can be a real chore. One way of guaranteeing enough fun for children and adults alike is by choosing to stay at an adventure park. They are really proving to be a popular choice for holidaymakers, looking to make their money go further. So when we reveal that you can find one of Europe’s largest resorts, only an hour away from Barcelona, you may never look at a Spain holiday in the same way again…
Barcelona is only a two hour flight from the UK and – if you go at the right time – you can expect the same kind of amazing weather you’d get in Tenerife, Fuerteventura or even further afield.
Something for Everyone
PortAventura features themed zones from across the world so guests get a truly global experience. China, Polynesia and Mexico are all represented. And you can even travel back in time to the Wild West, complete with cowboys and horses.
Those looking for the biggest thrills should head straight for the Shambhala. Why? Well it is:
- The highest rollercoaster in Europe at 76m
- The fastest hypercoaster in Europe at 83mph
- Known for having the longest drop in Europe at 78m
This wild ride takes brave travellers to great heights, through dark tunnels and past mountain lakes, on a death defying ascent through the Himalayas.
There are also 15 shows every day for those who like their choreographed entertainment, and a newly renovated aquatic park in which the whole family can race down the six lane slides together! However if you fancy winding down by the water, you could always head to the exotic pools of the Caribbean Adventure sector.
Stay on Site for Big Savings
All-inclusive last minute holidays at one of PortAventura’s themed hotels can bring all kinds of benefits. Guests get free admission to the park, preferential bookings at the resort’s restaurants and there’s even a shopping pick-up service so you can have your souvenirs delivered to your hotel instead of lugging them around.
Also, the park is designed to cater specifically for families so you can rest assured that there won’t be any problems with late night noise.
A Base to Explore Barcelona
If all the excitement at the park gets too much, the culture-capital of Spain is only an hour away. Barcelona boasts a dazzling blend of fine architecture, galleries, museums and shops. There’s enough to occupy the most energetic culture vulture for at least a week, let alone a day. It’s also easy to forget that Barcelona shares the same gorgeous beaches as Benidorm and Alicante if you just want to soak up some rays on the sand.