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Review Of The Rides At The PortAventura Aquatic Park

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El Rio Loco (The Crazy River)
El Rio Loco (The Crazy River)
This page explains what rides are available at the PortAventura Aquatic Park near Salou. You will see photos of some of the top attractions and first hand reviews of how thrilling each ride is. See "Related Pages" section at the foot of this pages for a link to a page on ticket prices, opening hours and where the park is located.

Children's Rides At The PortAventura Aquatic Park

There are rides suitable for young children. There are lifeguards at each ride and you can rent a lifejacket as well. Most kids had them on when I visited. I would say that the youngest children I saw on the rides were about 6 or 7 years old. If you have younger children you can take them around the 'Crazy River' (description later) or into the swimming pool.

 


La Laguna De Woody Is A Great Place For Smaller Children To Play Safely
La Laguna De Woody Is A Great Place For Smaller Children To Play Safely

List Of Rides Specially For Children

La Laguna De Woody (Woody's Lagoon)

This is a supervised area with a climbing frame and small kiddy sized slides.

Juegos De Agua (Water Games)

Fun games for big and little kids with water.

Children Are Safer Wearing Life Jackets
Children Are Safer Wearing Life Jackets

Piscina Infantil (Infant Swimming Pool)

This pool is at the far end of the wave pool and is safe and shallow.

Carib Climbing (Climbing Frame)

This is in the indoor area and so you can enjoy it even if you visit in October as the indoor area stays open after the outdoor rides have closed. The indoor zone also has slides for children.


Rides For Adults In The PortAventura Aquatic Park

The Wave Pool Is A Major Attraction
The Wave Pool Is A Major Attraction

El Gran Caribe (The Great Caribe)

This is an indoor area with a big flume and heated swimming pool. The flume is enclosed and so you plummet for what seems like an eternity until it spits you out the end into the pool. Meanwhile your stomach remains at the top!

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El Triangulo De Las Bermudas (The Bermuda Triangle)

This is an enormous outdoor pool that is very relaxing to swim in. Every 10 minutes or so the waves start, which is not so bad if you are sitting in the shallow water at the edge, but a bit rougher if you happen to be standing in deeper water! There's also a water gun that is bound to spray you when you least expect it - and it's cold! Everyone who got sprayed screamed!

There's Plenty Of Space To Sunbathe
There's Plenty Of Space To Sunbathe

Bahama Beach

It's not a beach with sand, but a concreted area with sunbeds. The perfect spot for sunbathing next to the wave pool.

The Mambo And Limbo Will Leave You Breathless
The Mambo And Limbo Will Leave You Breathless

The Mambo And Limbo

You need a rubber ring to go down this flume. First you climb the steps to dizzying heights and then wait your turn to be launched hurtling down one of the two slides. They are open so you can see the sky above you. Although if you get a good speed up you feel like you're going to fly out of the slide when you go round the bends!

El Tifon Is A Giant Flume
El Tifon Is A Giant Flume

El Tifon

This slide starts in the indoor area. It's closed in so you can't see where you're going. You twist and turn, and even go outside of the building over the heads of the sunbathers on the grass outside. Then you plop out into the indoor pool.

El Rio Loco ( The Crazy River)

If you want to relax grab your rubber ring and float around this river. It winds its way round the whole park and it has its own current to take you. So you don't have to swim - just relax and enjoy the ride.

El Torrente ( The Torrent)

Flying Out Of The Ride Called El Torrente
Flying Out Of The Ride Called El Torrente

This ride has its own rings that seat up to 4 people. The rings are tougher than the ones you rent because they have to be - this ride is rough! From the minute you start to hurtle down the watery slope you'll feel a total loss of control and you'll gather speed until you crash into the water at the bottom. Luckily there'll be a life guard in the water to help you gather yourself together again and climb shakily out of the pool before the next group fly down and land on top of you!


The PortAventura Aquatic Park Is Popular With Disabled Visitors
The PortAventura Aquatic Park Is Popular With Disabled Visitors

Disabled People Can Enjoy The PortAventura Aquatic Park Too

During my visit I saw lots of people with disabilities enjoying the park. They had come in their own wheelchairs, and were able to access most areas of the park as the walkways are wide and smooth. They could also sit at the edge of the wave pool.


Food And Drink At The PortAventura Aquatic Park

There Are Numerous Snack Bars Throughout The PortAventura Aquatic Park
There Are Numerous Snack Bars Throughout The PortAventura Aquatic Park

There are 7 bar/restaurants and 3 snack bars. The food is mainly baguettes, burgers, chips or pizzas, and it's quite expensive for what it is. I had a cheese baguette (it didn't come with any salad or sauce) and an iced tea (that was warm with no ice). I think you fair better if you eat meat as the fillings in the baguettes are a bit heartier.

The PortAventura Aquatic Park is not the biggest water park I have ever been to but it's good value for money. In August you have to try and get in early if you want to rent a rubber ring that enable you to enjoy all the rides, and take some extra money for locker and sunbed rental. There are plenty of places to grab a snack and there's an indoor zone that stays open in the winter.

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