Aqualandia Water Park
Many visitors to Alicante enjoy one or two days out to Benidorm during their holiday and among its fantastic attractions is the thrilling Aqualandia Water Park. Surprisingly for its size, Alicante City has no theme or water parks, although it does have a superb selection of pretty parks and plazas to escape the afternoon heat and enjoy a picnic among the shady trees. Benidorm on the other hand has a number of theme and water parks that can be reached from Alicante in just over 40 minutes by car. Alternately, for those without a vehicle or not wishing to drive, there are regular buses to Benidorm, and once there buses to Aqualandia Water Park.
Aqualandia Water Park Services
Upon arrival at Aqualandia there is a huge parking area with ample disability bays and on-site security. Within the wonderfully laid out and landscaped gardens of the park the services continue, with interconnecting paths and walkways among the various attractions that are wheelchair friendly, although quite steep in certain places.
All sorts of food and drink are available from a selection of restaurants, cafes, snack stalls and ice cream stands, and there are barbecue and picnic areas for those that choose to bring their own food, a great idea if you have a large and hungry family to feed. There is also first aid facilities, information office, lost & found, currency exchange, cash machine, photo booth and a souvenir shop. Visitors safety is first and foremost at Aqualandia Water Park and all their rides and activity areas are supervised by trained monitors. Rides and activities are grouped into three categories; Family, Moderate and Extreme with height restrictions on most.
Aqualandia Water Park Attractions
Family Attractions – The vast majority of these are for all ages although young children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Adventureland is a kids favourite with a large and shallow central pool boasting obstacle courses, slides, water cannons and much more. The large Wave Pool is a favourite part of the park that shelves gently into deeper water and has floating rings to ride the waves. Circling many of the attractions is Amazon, a gently moving river to float or swim along while topping up the tan. Laguna is a popular area similar to Adventureland and Grand Jacuzzi offers a great place to relax with water massage pools.
Moderate Attractions – Most of the rides at Aqualandia Water Park fall under this category and although many of them have height restrictions, there are some where younger children are allowed when accompanied by an adult. Big Bang is a series of tall individual slides with steep drops, and for groups who fancy racing each other, Smooth Slides have 5 chutes side by side. Black Hole is a thrill seekers delight where due to being in total darkness, you never know when the next dip or bend is coming up. For those who don't enjoy the darkness, Zig-Zag is very similar although its twists and turns are in the open air, making for a less scary journey.
Extreme Attractions – As Aqualandia Water Park is aimed at providing fun for the whole family they have endeavoured to make many of their rides accessible to most age groups so only have the one slide in the extreme category. Prepare to be launched from a capsule and experience complete free-fall at speeds averaging 100 kilometres as you hurtle down Verti-Go. There are 2 Verti-Go slides, one at 28 metres tall, and the other at 33 metres for a total adrenaline buzz.