Water parks are THE ultimate summer holiday activity. Not only are they perfect for kids, but they are also great fun for adults (at least that’s what we think!!). Spain, being a super popular summer destination, is just full to the brim with water parks. With so many to choose from, picking the best water park to visit in Spain can be tough, but never fear as we’ve got a hot list coming your way!
You’ll find water parks in and around all of Spain’s top tourist destinations. Whether that’s Tenerife, Costa Del Sol, or the Costa Brava coast! There are parks with crazy slides, chilled-out swimming pools, and play areas for the kids. Some parks are even part of larger resorts for the ultimate all-inclusive experience.
We’ve put together the ultimate list of the best water parks in Spain, with choices from all around the country, so no matter where you are, you can enjoy a fun-filled day in the water! Here they are:
Siam Park, Tenerife
Siam Park has got to be one of the best water parks in Spain. It consistently gets voted as the “Best Waterpark in the World” by TripAdvisor contributors, and it can be found close to all the action of Costa Adeje, one of Tenerife’s most popular resort towns. Even though most people staying in Costa Adeje can easily walk to the park, there’s a free bus service running every 30 minutes from various points on Playa Fanabe, for when you’re just too full of churros and Spanish tortillas to move!
What makes Siam Park so freaking awesome is that the entire park is Thai-themed. The park has exhilarating rides like the Tower of Power – a slide with a 28-meter drop that plunges down and travels through an aquarium before you exit safely! For family-friendly fun, head to the Mekong Rapids where you can ride a family-sized raft and meander through some fast rapids before rushing into a plunge pool below. The Giant is another must while in the park, the twin cyclone takes you round while you experience the full force of gravity.
Not really a fan of rides?? Then don’t worry, you can still have a load of fun at Siam Park! check out Wave Palace and paddle, surf, and play in the world’s largest artificial wave pool! If you just want to relax, then Siam beach is the one – you can lounge on the beach or swim in the tranquil 75.2°F waters. The park even has a children’s area (A.K.A The Lost City), and The Baby Zone, so your little ones will be happy. Because of Tenerife’s GREAT year-round weather, you’ll find the park open year-round too. It’s a winner!
If you find yourself in Benidorm, then you have to check out Aqualandia. It has GOT to be one of the best water parks in Spain, if not one in Europe! Aqualandia is full of exhilarating water slides, and in 2019, they unveiled the Cyclon, one of the world’s largest water slides! This absolute beast of a slide is 36 meters high and 200 meters long with a massive vortex tunnel. If you wanna feel zero-gravity – this is the one.
The park is open from around the end of May until September, so it’s definitely a summer destination. There are two nearby airports, and the park is easily accessible by car or plane. The park is less than 2kms away from Camping Arena Blanca, so if you really wanna make it a water park weekend, you could stay overnight to be at the park nice and early.
Aqualandia has several restaurants plus picnic areas, so you can either bring a picnic or dine out. There are lockers too so there’s no need to worry about your things. Some other top attractions are Verti-Go, with two sets of slides at 28 and 33 meters tall. The 33-meter slide is the tallest slide-capsule in the world, and depending on your body weight, you could be plunging into the waters below at over 100 km per hour! For something waaay more chilled out, spend the day chilling in Niagara, a huge pool with waterfalls, a beach, and hidden caves.
Water World, Lloret de Mar
Water World is one of the main water parks in Costa Brava. It’s filled with water rides, pools, and slides (of course), making an awesome day out for both adults and children. It’s got more thrilling rides like Water Mountain and X-Treme, both will have you soaring through the water making twists and turns. And, for any of you speed junkies out there, The Kamikaces has a 77 meter long descent that will have you racing up to 60km per hour!
It’s easy to visit from the nearby towns of Lloret de Mar, Blanes, Malgrat de Mar, Calella de la Costa, and Pineda de Mar, with a daily bus service. The pickup times are different depending on the month and location, you can check them out on Water World’s website. The park has four restaurants and a bar, each one serving your typical “fun day out” foods like burgers, pasta, and pizza (is it cheat day yet??), plus a kid’s menu at the larger places.
Speaking of the kiddos, there’s a tonne of kid-friendly rides for younger children, and family-friendly rides to get everyone involved! Baby River is a great ride for getting your kids hooked on the thrill of water slides, in a suuuper child-friendly way of course, and if that’s a little too much action for your little one, take them to Kids Water World where they can run around under fountains and shoot water at each other. The park opens seasonally from mid-May to mid-September.
Western Park, Mallorca
If you’re looking for some wild, wild, western fun (or if you’ve just found yourself on holiday in Mallorca), then Western Park is a fantastic way to spend a hot summer’s day. The park is, as you’ve probably guessed, western-themed, and is fun for the whole family… or everyone on your gals/lads holiday! Western Park has a seasonal opening and opens in late May to September. You can easily get there by bus from the nearby resort towns, and on Tuesdays and Fridays, they offer a FREE bus service from Palmanova, Magaluf, Santa Ponsa, and Peguera. Yay for free stuff!!
Some of the park’s top attractions are El Latigo (The Whip), a water slide for thrill-seekers with sharp twists and turns, Crazy Horses, a six-lane slide for those who want to compete with their friends, and The Beast, a Kamikaze ride with a 30-meter drop! For family-friendly fun, there’s Big Hole, Gran Canon, and Huracan – big slides with rafts for more than one person. Then, there are chilled-out spots like the Wild River and cute little baby slides for the kids.
Western Park is divided into three sections, “Westernland”, “Indian Town” and “El Paso”, each one has a place to eat, but if you don’t fancy the usual water park cuisine, then you can bring your own food and have a picnic at one of their designated picnic areas!
Sirenis Aquagames, Ibiza
Okay, so this water park may not be the biggest in the world or have high-tech rides, but we’re including it in our list of the best water parks in Spain because of its awesome location. It’s located right between the Aura and Seaview hotels in Ibiza, so if you’re staying there, it’s a no-brainer day out! There’s free entrance to hotel guests (YEEES), and if you’re not lucky enough to be staying there, then you can still buy a day pass and enjoy the park’s facilities.
There are areas specifically for kids plus child-friendly rides, so the park makes for a wonderful family day out! Now, for the adults, you can check out Aquafun, a 9-meter high tower with an open slide, Tornado, their free-fall slide, or Aquaracer, a 12-meter high tower with multi-lane slides for racing each other!
Sirenis Aquagames is open from May to October, and for non-hotel guests, there are a number of packages to choose from. You can either purchase water park tickets only, an all-inclusive water park and lunch buffet experience, or a full hotel pass that gives you access to the park, hotel, and lunch/snacks.
Illa Fantasia, Barcelona
Illa Fantasia is just 20 minutes outside of Barcelona and is the perfect place to take a break from the city. There are 22 attractions, three big swimming pools, wave pools, and even a lake! It’s a great family day out too as they have mini water slides and a children’s play area. You can either take the train (a 30-minute journey) or drive to the park yourself. The park opens from early June until late September, so make sure to bring lots of sun cream.
Some of the best rides for adrenaline junkies are Aguamania, Kamikazes, and Rio Salvaje. Aguamania is a 15-meter high tower with several covered slides to choose from, the Kamikazes has an 18-meter high vertical drop that will have you soaring at speeds of over 60 km per hour! Rio Salvaje is an incredible 180-meter long open slide with incredible views of the whole park and its surroundings!
Bring your own food and pack a lovely picnic to enjoy in the park’s picnic and barbeque areas. Don’t fret if you forget to bring any either, as there’s a large supermarket nearby to stock up before you arrive or you can eat at the park’s many restaurants. The park has fast food venues to choose from, or you can eat at El Chef Restaurant for a more formal experience.
Magic Natura, Benidorm
Since Benidorm is such a popular holiday destination, we’ve got another water park for you to try out while you’re there! Magic Natura Resort is a water park, meets animal park, meets Polynesian themed resort. You can either choose to stay in the resort to enjoy some all-inclusive bliss or just head on over for the day to have fun in the water park’s facilities! The water park section (Aqua Natura) is seasonal, opening in early June to late October.
We think this is one of the best water parks in Spain as it is extremely child friendly. There are attractions like The Little Turtles Pool for small children, Mermaid School to make your kids dream of being a mermaid/merman come to life, and Adventure Island, a safari-themed area with slides, fountains, and a shallow pool!
For some more adult-orientated rides, La Cresta is a roller coaster slide with a zero-gravity drop, or you can ride the Kamikaze and ride their almost 50-meter slide that ends with a 14-meter plunge.
When you’re all “water-parked-out” for the day, head on over to Terra Natura to see some animals and learn about their conservation. Aqua Natura has three restaurants to choose from, but there are also other restaurants to choose from in the combined park area!
Caribe Aquatic Park, Costa Dorada
One of the best water parks in Spain, Caribe Aquatic Park is part of PortAventura World, a huge resort that houses PortAventura Park (a theme park), Caribe Aquatic Park (a water park), and Ferrari Land (a Ferrari-themed theme park). All of these parks are great for kids, and if you’re on a family holiday, the kids will love you forever if you take them here. The resort is over an hour south of Barcelona on the Costa Dorada coast, close to Salou.
The water park has 17 rides, including fast-paced, slow-paced, and rides for kids! They have an awesome lazy river that winds almost 1.5kms around the entire park, with waterfalls, caves, and cross-currents (to make things more interesting). El Torrente is a top choice for groups and families, who will adventure together on a four-person raft along the twists, turns, and drops of the ride!
There are several places to eat around the park for when you need to refuel from a long day of rides (check out the Reggae Cafe for gluten-free options!). Caribe Aquatic Park is seasonal and is open from late May until mid-September, you can either drive or take public transport.