Whether you want to splash around in the pool or you’re after adrenaline-pumping thrills, need something lazy and gentle for tiny tots or don’t mind screaming all the way down a waterslide that defies gravity, waterparks in Spain have got it covered. No matter where you are or what you enjoy most, hours of entertainment are waiting for you. Let’s take a closer look at the best waterparks in Spain.
Just a stone’s throw from Benidorm’s white beaches and lively nightlife scene, you’ll find Aqualandia. This place is all about big flumes and wet ‘n’ wild rides, and there’s enough to keep the most adventurous kids entertained here. If you’re feeling really brave, make a beeline for the ride that claims to simulate free-falling (it’s not for the faint-hearted).
Aquópolis, Costa Dorada
An exciting day out for all ages awaits at Aquópolis on the Costa Dorada. Young kids will love exploring Treasure Island and the Funny Jungle, while bigger kids tackle the assault course over Indiana Lake. Adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss the Black Hole and Kamikaze, and you can give surfing or bodyboarding a go over at Surf Waimea.
Water World, Lloret
This is the Costa Brava’s main waterpark, and it’s great for all ages. You’ll find everything from tame paddling pools and a kids’ lagoon to exhilarating rides for bigger kids. Why not test your mettle by taking on the vertical drop of Speed Furious, or head for Storm to see what it feels like to get sucked into a whirlpool.
Caribe Aquatic Park, near Salou
This is one of the biggest and best attractions Port Aventura has to offer; in fact, Caribe Aquatic Park is one of the most visited waterparks in Spain. Let the little kids have a seafaring adventure in the Pirates’ playground, while the grown-ups take on Europe’s tallest free-fall slide.
Siam Park, Adeje
You’ll discover this Thailand-themed waterpark over on the island of Tenerife. Opened by Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, this place lays claim to a wave pool with the world’s biggest artificial waves, as well as a vertical, see-through slide called the Tower of Power, Or you could just sit back on a sunbed, right next to the park’s very own beach.
Aqualand El Arenal
Head down to the south of the island and you’ll discover Majorca’s largest waterpark. Spend the day racing down the Multipista slides or take on the waves off Surf Beach. Small kids will love splashing around in Dragonland. Thrill seekers can see if they can handle King Cobra, one of Europe’s highest rides.
Western Park, Magaluf
Fun for the whole family awaits at this Wild West-themed waterpark near Magaluf. Here you’ll be treated to everything from gentle pools to high-diving shows from the pros. If you want to get the heart racing, this is the place for you; take a ride on The Beast, a kamikaze ride with a 30-metre drop, and don’t miss the Boomerang, a 15-metre half-pipe with a sheer drop.