Portaventura travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: July and August are the warmest months, with temperatures reaching the high twenties °C. For cooler conditions with plenty of sunshine, book your PortAventura holidays in the early autumn.

Best time to visit: For shorter queues, book your break between May and September, when there are fewer people and the weather is still warm and sunny.

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Adrenaline junkies: The parks are home to some of the highest, tallest and fastest rides in Europe.

Families: For laid-back fun, take a quiet boat trip at the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park.

Kids: Younger visitors don’t have to miss out: there are junior rollercoasters, child-friendly farms and shallow lagoons for little ones to enjoy.

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in PortAventura is Spanish. English isn’t widely spoken here (except in key tourist spots), so pack a phrasebook or download our handy language app.

Currency: You’ll need to change your pounds and pence into Euros before you jet off on your PortAventura holidays.

Local time: PortAventura is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Reus Airport. The transfer time to PortAventura is 30 minutes.

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to PortAventura is 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at https://www.portaventuraworld.com/en.

Visa / health: Before your holiday, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

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Getting around

On foot: The theme parks are large but easy to cover on foot.
By bike: Bus companies offer direct service to PortAventura from Barcelona, Reus and Salou.

By ‘Noddy’ train: This mini-road train travels from Salou to Portaventura, stopping at all the main hotels along the way.

By train: PortAventura has its own train station, about a 15-minute walk from the park entrance. You can purchase train tickets that include park entrance fees.

By car: If arriving by car, there are several paid parking options on site.

Events

Summer nights: On evenings during the high season, you can expect music, dancing and a fantastic firework display. Between June and September, there’s also a nightly water show.

Halloween: October 31st sees the theme park come alive with spine-chilling dinner shows, the Passage of Terror, monstrous creatures, and spooky rides.

Christmas: PortAventura opens on weekends in November and December as well as the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year’s Day. Expect festive décor, Christmas lights, and warm and cosy activities.