Friends of Boa Onda Guesthouse Peniche welcome back with news from our travel blog dedicated to Portugal. In this article we are going to find out which are the best water parks in Portugal offering you a complete list of the best facilities to visit during the hot summers on the Portuguese peninsula. Should you be a fan of surf & yoga holiday packages but also want to spend beautiful days with family or friends at one of Portugal’s many water parks, we recommend you continue reading this article.
Water Parks in Portugal
The Aqualand water park is one of the largest water parks in the Algarve region. As the website states, it is equipped with all kinds of attractions. Here you can experience an adrenaline rush by sliding down a very steep free-fall slide called Banzai Boggan into a buoy, after which you can continue rafting in the pool. Another attraction is the Catapult slide that launches you after your descent. Other attractions are the longest slide in Europe called Kamikaze, Tornado and the colourful Hydra slides. In addition, the water park is well equipped with facilities such as a restaurant and lockers. It is located in the heart of the Algarve, in Alcantarilha, near the N125, so it is easily accessible from the resorts of Carvoeiro and Albufeira.
The main attractions of the Sportagua water park include the very long Kamikaze free-fall slide and several other undulating slides. In addition, the water park cares about the little ones, so there is a shallow pool in which they end up after sliding down multi-slides. The Sportagua water park also has a restaurant and bars for refreshments, as well as lifeguards and medical staff. The park is located in Peniche, so it is definitely the most practical and convenient option for all our guests as well as for surfing enthusiasts.
Mariparque Water Park
The main attraction of the Mariparque water park is a central outdoor pool and two smaller ones with undulating and spiral slides and a tube. In addition to the water facilities, the park offers water aerobics and pool dancing. A restaurant, showers and toilets are available. It is located right on the coast, in Vieira de Leiria, and is easily accessible from the surrounding resorts.
Amarante Water Park
This water park is the largest mountain park in Portugal and is located in the small village of Amarante. It offers pools with loungers, tubes and slides, all in the beautiful setting of the Tamega river. One of these is an adventurous dark tube called Fast mountain, while the tube with an open space in the middle is called Space Hole. Among other things, there is a larger adult pool, a wave pool and the Aquaspray, where colourful installations spray water around. The park also has a snack bar and a souvenir shop. It is located in Fregim, 3 kilometres from the city centre, so it is easily accessible by taxi or car.
Viseu Water Park
This water park in Viseu is part of the Principe Perfeito Sports Complex and features a squash court and Zumba classes. In terms of aquatic facilities, it consists of an indoor and an outdoor pool. The outdoor pool has two slides and a fun tube. In addition, the complex has a restaurant and sufficient green areas to relax on sun loungers or on a towel. It is easily accessible by car or taxi from the city centre of Viseu.
Parco acquatico Vaga Splash
Vaga Splash is a small Portuguese water park with several pools, tubes and slides, curved enough to provide an adrenalin rush. In addition to water attractions, the water park has football, volleyball and miniature golf courses, as well as a children’s playground. It is located on the coast, close to the beaches and only 15 minutes from the centre of Vagos.
Theme parks with an aquatic section in Portugal
Krazy World Zoo
Krazy World Zoo is a theme park with an aquatic section. It consists of an interactive zoo with the addition of aquatic facilities to complete the experience. It is popular for the opportunity to interact with animals, such as visiting the crocodile, snakes and turtles. The park also has a snack bar and allows for birthday parties, weddings and christenings. It is located in Algoz and is easily accessible from the city centre.
Zoomarine reflects a similar concept to the previous park. It is located within an interactive zoo, so the facilities it offers range from zoological attractions, such as presentations of dolphins, seals and sea lions, to aquatic attractions. These include slides, a swimming pool and water playground, as well as a wave beach surrounded by sand.
Although the slides are smaller than those in other water parks, the Jurassic River, a slide that takes you rafting through a forest with dinosaurs, is not seen anywhere else.
In addition to these, the park has some attractions, such as rides and roller coasters. It is located in Guia, a 5-minute drive from Alcantarilha on the N125 and 20 minutes from Albufeira.
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