Summer is here and it can get pretty hot, especially here in Barcelona! If you are looking to spend a nice day out with friends or family, going to water parks near Barcelona can be a great option to chill out a bit and have fun at the same time.
We’ve got you covered at SuiteLife with our great selection of the best water parks near Barcelona! Check it out:
The Costa Caribe Aquatic Park is part of the Port Aventura Park, only one hour drive from Barcelona. It is in the heart of Costa Dorada and is more than 50,000 square meter! You will be able to enjoy a great atmosphere of the Carribean, huge swimming pools, rapids, waves, river waters, palm trees and there’s even a special area for children. And guess what? There is also the highest free fall slide in Europe, for those of you who dare! The only bad thing about this park is that it is so famous that it can get really crowded, so don’t hesitate and take your tickets online to avoid queuing too much when arriving. You can also buy an “express pass” to beat the queue at the different attractions, which is going to save you a lot of time!
You can find all the information you need (prices, opening times, …) and book your tickets on their website: http://www.portaventura.co.uk/aquatic-park
Water World is on the Costa Brava, so you can enjoy a nice location if you’re there on holidays. It is about a one hour drive from Barcelona.
It has more than 20 different rides that are divided in three categories: children, family and bold so there should be something for everybody! You will enjoy some giant rides, wave pools, Jacuzzis, rapid rivers, kamikaze, etc… The only thing is that you need to arrive very early in order to really enjoy your day and avoid the crowd at the entrance gate, but apart from that, this park is definitely one of the best water parks near Barcelona!
You can find all the information you need (prices, opening times, …) and book your tickets on their website: http://waterworld.es/fr/home.html
Aquopolis is in Vila Seca, an hour and a half south of Barcelona by car. Just like Water World and Costa Caribe, Aquo Polis offers rides for the entire family. But, there is one big difference between those parks ! Actually, one of the greatest things about Aquopolis is that there are exhibitions with dolphins and sea lions! You can even interact with them, and who in the world doesn’t want to swim with dolphins? Moreover, the dolphin show is included in the price so you won’t have to pay extra to see them. However, you need to book to confirm the activities with the animals.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets online as they are discounted and you will avoid the queue at the entry!
You can find all the information you need (prices, opening times, …) and book your tickets on their website: http://costa-dorada.aquopolis.es/
Marineland is located in Palafolls, which is about an hour drive from Barcelona. This park would have to be one of my favourites as it is not only a water park but also a marine zoo! You will be able to see dolphins, penguins, sea lions, seals and exotic birds. Even though I don’t quite understand what exotic birds have to do with marine life, it’s still great to be able to see them. And obviously, since it is a water park, you will enjoy lots of rides made for the entire family. It’s definitely a must go if you have children (and even if you don’t!). It is about one hour from Barcelona by car.
Moreover, if you buy your tickets online, you’ll have a special discount so don’t wait any longer!
You can find all the information you need (prices, opening times, …) and book your tickets on their website: http://www.marineland.es/cataluna/fr/
A fellow SuiteLifer went there last weekend, and she really had a blast! It is only a 20min drive from Barcelona by car, but you can also take a bus to get there from the city. Even though it was on a Sunday, it was NOT crowded! And that is rare enough in Barcelona to be noted, trust me, especially in August. Like every other parks, you can enjoy many different water attractions, but in this one, you don’t have to queue for ages while burning in the sun!
Every Wednesday during July and August, you can also enjoy an Aquasound Pool Party from 3pm to 6pm in a huuuuuge swimming pool! We haven’t been there yet, but it sounds like an amazing experience. There is also this special promotion where you can buy a day ticket and have a night ticket for free! “Pay once, come twice”.
You can find all the information you need (prices, opening times, …) and book your tickets on their website: http://www.illafantasia.com/
What about you? What are your favourite activities to do during a hot summer day in Barcelona? Leave a comment below to let us know!
Cheers and have a lovely summer in BCN!