Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park
The largest of its kind in the whole of the Costa del Sol, Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park is a sure-fire hit for those taking a break with the family or groups of grown-ups who ought to know better! With more than 30 watery rides, slides, flumes and chutes to get to grips with, the waterpark is an easy and fun-filled way to spend a day. Just ten minutes from Torremolinos, it’s got attractions for visitors of all ages, from tiny tots to adventurous adults; a day at the Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park is even sure to raise a smile from the surliest of teenagers!
Booking Your Tickets
Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park throws its doors open between May and September, when the sun is at its warmest. During May, June and September, the park opens at 11am and closes at six in the evening. In the peak months of July and August, the opening hours are extended slightly, closing at 7pm. You can buy tickets on the door or, to bag a bargain, book in advance online and you’ll receive a discount. While there are plenty of restaurants and snack-shacks dotted around the grounds, visitors are allowed to bring their own food and drink, as long as there are no items made of glass.
While the Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park does get very busy, it’s rarely overcrowded. The attractions are bordered by gardens, allowing frazzled parents to laze under a parasol or enjoy a picnic with the kids. You can opt to rent a sun-lounger for the day or, if the summer sun’s a bit too hot, you’ll find plenty more around the Wave Pool, so you don’t have to walk far to cool off!
Attractions for Adrenaline Junkies
The park is home to the highest waterslide in Europe: the forebodingly-named Kamikaze. Standing at 22 metres high, it offers a sheer drop before the slide catches up with you and guides you through some slippery, shallow waters. If that’s a little too much adrenaline for one day, look out for the Twister, just next door. One of the most popular rides in Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park, it offers two, writhing chutes that’ll send you careering into a watery, horizontal slide at the end.
Alternatively, the Black Hole will test even the steeliest of nerves, as you hurtle along over 100 metres of zigs and zags, in the dark! The Black Hole is very popular, so be prepared to wait in the queue.
Fun for Little Ones
For younger children, the three areas housed in Kidzworld provide just the right level of excitement to make the day a memorable one. The Aquatic Mushroom is a fun-tastic plastic fungus set in shallow waters, surrounded by jet-squirting creatures and with its very own set of slides. The Children’s Paradise section offers hanging bridges and slides, all supervised by a team of professional lifeguards to ensure everyone stays safe.
The Sun Coast Festival
Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park isn’t just for kids: book your holidays to the Costa del Sol in May and you could be in time for the park’s grand opening event: the Sun Coast Festival. Here, you can shoot down shoots and scream your way down slides, underscored by some of the biggest and best names in techno, electronic, Latin and house music. For a full weekend, this theme-park becomes a gigantic, water-filled venue, with dedicated Clubber Zones and live music performances!