One of the very best theme parks in Europe with plenty of things to do can be found at PortAventura, just outside the small coastal town of Salou. Families come from across Spain and farther afield to enjoy themselves here, not only for the excitement of the theme park itself, but for easy access to fine sandy beaches, the sea and great facilities in the nearby town. The park is home to world-class rides with names like the Tutuki Splash and Furious Baco, and state-of-the-art technology is used to enhance the user experience in themed zones like Ferrari Land.
The faster rides are aimed firmly at teenagers, but younger kids have a wealth of attractions to enjoy too, including traditional slides, roundabouts and paddling pools. You can enjoy putting your feet up for a few hours and taking refreshments at one of the many cafés and eateries in PortAventura, while the kids amuse themselves. The great theme park of PortAventura is divided into six zones, each with its own exotic theme. The Mexico, Ferrari Land, Wild West, Mediterranean, China and Polynesia zones are home to a range of fantastic rides and live shows that will keep the whole family entertained throughout an enjoyable day here.
Places to visit
Ferrari Land is a new addition to the world of things to do and see at PortAventura. Opened in 2017, it covers an impressive 70,000 square metres and is packed with high-adrenaline excitement in a series of state-of-the-art rides. This is a unique and innovative opportunity to explore the secrets behind world-class motor racing as exemplified by F1. The latest technology is used in imaginative ways to bring the Ferrari experience into your own life and put you in the driving seat, courtesy of cutting edge VR and other techniques.
Places to go
In Sesame Street, located to the east of the PortAventura theme park, the rides and attractions are aimed mainly at younger fans of the hit US TV show, based on the characters that the kids have come to know and love in their formative years. They'll have a magical experience meeting their favourite TV characters and enjoy the kids' roller coaster, butterfly carousel and other exciting rides.
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park in Salou, located to the west of the main resort, is one of the very best water parks in Spain. The many fun-filled attractions for kids of all ages include slides, rafting and wave machines.
If you feel like getting away from the fun and games for a day, try heading for nearby Barcelona to enjoy some sightseeing and shopping. This amazing city is home to the world-famous Gaudi cathedral of Sagrada Familia, and the shops in Las Ramblas are a Mecca for shoppers of all kinds.
The perfect family vacation
With two major airports including Reus within a 30-minute drive, PortAventura makes the perfect base when you're looking for a destination that's packed with things to do, is close to other popular destinations and easy to get to.