The 5 Best Water Parks Near Barcelona
Why do we love splashing around and hanging out at the most fantastic water parks near Barcelona ? Perhaps it awakens the memory of our ancient sea creatures that existed 200 million years ago? Could it be that it is an instinctive response to the Spanish heat? Or we may simply want to bring out the little child in us by taking advantage of this great opportunity to do what he does best – play and have fun.
With sharks strolling along the shores of Barcelona and public swimming pools that lack structures such as the ‘Kamikaze’, the dragon lagoon and water slides, you may prefer to take a look at the water parks that we propose and plan a day trip in one near Barcelona.
1. Water World, Lloret de Mar
This water park on the Costa Brava is located in the popular holiday destination Lloret de Mar. You’ll find incredible attractions: wave pool, fast slides and pools with different themes.
Lake Relax and River Rafting are ideal for families, while the Fast Water and Wild River are recommended only to the bravest. There is also a fantastic wave pool of 50 meters with waves up to 2 meters high.
Located in Ctra Vidrerés km 1,2, Lloret de Mar. There is a free bus service from Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Blanes and other locations.
Prices are around € 19 for those who measure less than 1.2m and € 33 for those who measure more.
2. Illa Fantasia, Vilassar de Dalt
This is a perfect summer day trip near Barcelona. Its 23 attractions and 3 huge pools promise endless fun for children of all ages.
Some of the highlights include the Pirate Labyrinth, the Torpedo indoor attraction and the Llac area for the little ones. There are attractions of all shapes and intensities, from the gentle turns of the Spiral to the steep descents of the Kamikaze.
Several restaurants offer meals and refreshments and there is a picnic area that provides shade for those who prefer to bring their own snack.
Located in Fina Mas Brassó, Vilassar de Dalt.
Prices range from € 16.50 for those who measure less than 1.2m to € 26 for those who measure more. Free buses and trains leave Barcelona every day.
For more information, you can check the official website of the water park.
3. Marineland, Palafolls
Do you dare to enter the Black Hole and slide down this steep slide completely in the dark? Or hold tight to your raft as you descend the 15m Boomerang?
This water park in Catalonia has a Children’s Paradise that won’t disappoint. It has a huge area of themed pools, entertaining activities and water adventures for the little ones.
The Dolphinarium is an expert in breeding the popular ‘ bottlenose dolphins’. To date, there have been more than 10 births in the park.
You can watch the dolphin show every day from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. California sea lions, Humbolt penguins from Peru and Chile and an aviary with 10 types of birds including pink flamingos take the Marineland experience to another level.
Location: Malgrat Road, Palafolls.
Free bus service in nearby cities such as Lloret de Mar, Malgrat de Mar, Calella, Pineda and Blanes.
Prices: 8€ from 0.9m height to 1.1m. €14.40 below 1.4m and €22.50 above 1.4m.
4. Aquopolis, Costa Dorada
Calling all surfers and those who want to be! The new Grand Kahuna attraction gives you the perfect space to become one with a foam board while more experienced surfers can take the waves with a fiberboard.
It is a unique facility, the only one that can be found in a water park near Barcelona. Prepared? Ready… Now! Queue up with your friends and family at the Speed Race attraction and see who gets to the pool at the end of this exciting slide first. There is also an enclosure of dolphins and sea lions where these beautiful creatures perform shows and are seen when they are being fed.
Located at Passeig Pau Cassals, 65, La Pineda, Tarragona.
Daily buses from Tarragona, Cambrils, Salou and Reus.
Prices: € 15 from 0.9m to 1.4m high and € 25 above 1.4m.
5. PortAventura, Caribbean Aquatic Park Coast
The PortAventura theme park has someof the highest roller coasters in Europe and 6 themed areas that will transport you to exotic destinations such as Mexico, China and Polynesia.
Still, if you want your adventures to end in soaking, head to the Costa Caribe water park. Princesses and smaller pirates love to play in Woody’s Lagoon, an aquatic paradise of dripping funnels, tunnels and fountains.
In addition, they will experience new emotions in the Junior Body Slides attraction that is sure to be one of their favorites in the iPad game. At 31 meters high, the King Khajuna attraction is the highest free fall in Europe. The Loo River challenges you to face the bubbles and stay afloat as you circle the park in 1500 meters.
The new Playa Paraiso adult pool will transport you to the Caribbean without using your passport.
Location: Av. Mayor Pere Molas, km 2, Salou.
Direct trains from Barcelona to PortAventura station.
Price: € 39 from 4 to 10 years and for over 60. 45€ from 11 to 59 years old.