8 of the Best Water Parks in Spain

Water Park in Spain
June 27, 2016

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Water parks are the perfect holiday activity for pretty much everyone; they’ve got crazy big slides if you want to let off some steam, sunbathing areas if you want to catch some rays, play areas if you’ve got little ones, and swimming pools to cool off and maybe even burn off that enormous breakfast you had (but make sure you give it a few hours first!)

If you’re off to sunny Spain, the Canary Islands or the Balearics, there’s bound to be a water park within easy reach – many of them even lay on free buses to take you there and back.

These are 8 of the best water parks in Spain – will you be staying near one of them?

1. Siam ParkSiam Park view from the Tower of Power

What:

Siam Park is officially the best water park in the world, as voted by none other than Tripadvisor!

Where:

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Season:

Open all year round

Getting There:

A FREE double-decker bus service operates every 30 minutes between Siam Park and the resorts of Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Americas and Costa Adeje.

Don’t Miss:

Singha – a gargantuan hybrid waterslide with steeper drops, faster bends and scarier dark tunnels than any water ride you’ve ever seen!

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2. Western ParkWestern Park Majorca

What:

A Wild West-themed family water park with toddlers’ areas, thrilling waterslides and professional high-diving shows.

Where:

Magaluf, Majorca

Season:

Late May – Late September

Getting There:

Western Park offers a free bus service from Palmanova, Magaluf, Santa Ponça and Paguera from Monday – Friday.

Don’t Miss:

Boomerang; a huge 15m-high half pipe with a truly vertiginous drop that you can ride alone or with a friend! For the less daring, head to watch the high-diving shows which are raved about in the Park’s reviews.

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3. Aqualandia BenidormSlides at Aqualandia Benidorm

What:

The biggest water park in the Costa Blanca, with water sourced directly from the sea! Aqualandia is twinned with Mundomar marine animal park which is right next door.

Where:

Benidorm, Alicante

Season:

Late May – Late September

Getting There:

Parking is free, in a car park that’s shared with Mundomar

Don’t Miss:

Aqualandia is home to both Europe’s highest standing slide Verti-Go, with slides reaching 28 & 33m high and speeds of 100km/h) AND the world’s highest capsule slide, Big-Bang!

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4. Aqua NaturaAqua Natura

What:

Open-plan water park with a wave pool, thrilling water slides, pools, spa and sun deck – definitely something for everyone to enjoy! You can even buy multi-park tickets that include Terra Natura – Benidorm’s wonderful next-generation wildlife park which is right next door.

Where:

Benidorm, Alicante

Season:

May – October

Getting There:

Parking is available at around €5 per day.

Don’t Miss:

La Cresta, the only water attraction in the world that lets you experience the feeling of zero gravity!

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5. Aqualand MaspalomasPlayground at Aqualand Maspalomas

What:

Family-fun water park with a multitude of slides, a kids’ area, sea lions and lots more!

Where:

Gran Canaria

Season:

Open all year round

Getting There:

Parking is free, and buses are available from all over the island

Don’t Miss:

Getting to swim with the funny, friendly Sea Lions! (additional cost)

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6. Aqualand El ArenalSlides at Aqualand El Arenal

What:

Majorca’s biggest water park!

Where:

South of Majorca, close to El Arenal beach

Season:

May until September

Getting There:

The no. 23 City bus service departs from Palma and stops right opposite Aqualand’s car park.

Don’t Miss:

Aqualand’s King Cobra has won Best Waterslide in Europe for 3 years* – so you can’t say no to this beast, which reaches a massive 50ft high (15.24m) and 260ft (790m) long.

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7. PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park (formerly Costa Caribe)PortAventura Costa Caribe Water Park

What:

The water park at PortAventura World, one of Europe’s most amazing theme parks!

Where:

Right next door to PortAventura World in Salou (just over an hour from Barcelona)

Season:

May – September

Getting There:

PortAventura has its own train station and a direct exit off the AP-7 highway

Don’t Miss:

Thrill-seekers can head straight for Europe’s highest free-fall slide, with a dramatic 55° slope and speeds of 6m/second. There’s also a Sesame Street pirate adventure for little ones and a relaxing Caribbean pool for the grown-ups!

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8. Aqualeon Costa DauradaAqualeon Costa Daurada

What:

Family water park with pools, giant slides and tunnels – all set in amongst lush green mountains!

Where:

About 1½ hours (75km) from Barcelona

Season:

Mid-June to mid-September

Getting There:

There is a return bus service from Barcelona to Aqualeon for €6.50. Parking is around €3 per day.

Don’t Miss:

Racing each other on the three-slide Crazy Race or the Super Slalom

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*(voted in the European Star Awards)

About the author

Farrah Hedwat

Farrah is AttractionTix’s resident Copywriter. A city girl at heart, her best-loved travel moments are exploring new cities across the world like Barcelona or Los Angeles. Farrah’s favourite things are eating, sleeping, shopping and animals (but mostly animals). Her pet hates are bad grammar and other writing-based “offences”.