PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, otherwise known as Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, is considered one of the most popular water parks in Spain. The water park lies within PortAventura World, also viewed as an entertaining leisure complex, featuring Spain’s notorious theme park, PortAventura Park. Designed with a tropical, Caribbean theme as a defining feature, the water park is located in Salou, on the Costa Dorada, ranking high among the most-visited tourist attractions in Spain.
In a short historical note, the resort opened its gates to visitors for the first time on the 1st of May, 1995 and has faced a series of successful re-branding strategies, previously being owned by Universal Studios starting with 1997. Thereby, Costa Caribe water park was built under the Universal Studios ownership in 2000 and it was inaugurated in 2002. The existing business was ultimately sold to La Caixa’s Criteria and the resort has returned to its initial name. Meanwhile Costa Caribe water park became, from 2010 to today, PortAventura Aquatic Park, Costa Caribe and it is currently registered under PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park.
Up to this day, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park arranges an engaging atmosphere for a family day out, in order to ensure that every visitor is introduced to multiple relaxing and fun-filled activities. Being accessible to the entire family, the modern setting promises more than just water play attractions. Therefore, the venue is intended to offer an adventurous vacation for local tourists and for those traveling from all around the world (for additional information – Kids and Families in Barcelona and Attractions and Tours in Barcelona).
What do you see in PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park?
PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park is a well-known destination for those interested in a water recreation getaway. In addition to being just an hour away from Barcelona, with an area of more than 50,000 m2, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park offers a variety of activities for those visiting with their family and friends of all ages. To ensure a thrilling experience, the water park provides a number of 17 main attractions, which includes authentic rides and relaxing places designed for both children and adults.
The leisure complex is actively providing the tourists with an opportunity to explore the Mediterranean diversity. It is designed to accommodate a large group of guests and their varied demands. That is to say, you can not only expect a great number of exhilarating themed in-door and out-door slides, but also a pleasant occasion to loosen up and get comfortable by the water. To name a few, you can expect the most popular attraction, King Khajuna, listed as one of the world’s tallest water slides, the Bahama Beach, a place for when you are seeking some rest or La Laguna de Woody, an area designed for children only. In case you are looking for a family retreat, Sésamo Beach is the ideal choice.
At any time during a visit, you have access to restaurants and can also engage in a shopping spree. The themed restaurants offer 3 common service types: self-service, table service and on the go. In an attempt to satisfy all tastes, the menu has a selection of attractive and convenient food options, which can be savored in an open-air seating. The meals stand out by being reasonably priced and including, among others, a gluten-free-friendly menu (for additional information – Bars and Restaurants in Barcelona).
The water park offers plenty of chances to collect memories. In other words, after enjoying the fun of the highest water slide in Europe and some of the most intense rides, you can also bring home remarkable souvenirs or capture your favorite moment into a picture.
Tickets to PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park
In order to have access to the venue, you can select between the 3 categories, adult, junior/senior and disabled visitors, and the 4 different ticket packages available to the public for purchase, including a few with special rates that can be bought exclusively from the web. The rest of the tickets can be found directly at the ticket booth.
A regular 1 day ticket available for the summer of 2017 costs €29 (adult), €25 (junior/senior) and €16 (disabled visitor). Using this ticket, you gain access to the water park only and it is not valid for other attractions in the PortAventura World resort.
By purchasing a 3, 4 or 7 day ticket, the admission extends to 2 parks and so the visitor can explore, aside from the water park, the PortAventura Park, as well. Since the water park is a part of the PortAventura World resort, tourists can book an overnight or a multi-night stay at one of the 5 hotels available (for additional information – PortAventura Hotel Gold River and Hotels in Barcelona).