There are rides of all sizes. The park is divided into 'countries', and the theme of the country is apparent in each ride. For example in 'Mexico' there is a 'Sacred Serpent' ride. This is one ride that's very good for young children as it's relatively gentle compared to some of the other rides. Each ride has a guide next to it saying how tall you have to be to experience it, so there's no need to worry about your children going on a ride that's too rough.
In the area of the park that is Polynesia, you'll find a ride called Kontiki Wave. It's a pirate ship that swings to and fro and is also good for younger children.
Another good ride that is recommended for the little ones is in the 'Far West' area. It's a mini roller-coaster called Tomahawk.
The Far West also has the Buffalo Rodeo dodgem cars that are especially designed for young children.
Throughout the park there are fun special effects, like the submarine in the picture here.
You can expect to see theatre shows, singers, and wild west shoot outs. There are also lots of restaurants and snack bars and you'll be spoilt for choice with the number of shops.
In peak season it's best to reserve a table at a sit down restaurant if you want to be guaranteed a space. There are restaurants inside the park in all zones. They are all themed depending on whether they are in the 'China' zone, or the 'Far West' zone and so on.
Next door to Port Aventura is the PortAventura Aquatic park. You can buy a ticket for this park and Port Aventura or you can just choose to visit one of the parks.
You have to pay to park at Port Aventura. You'll come to a barrier when you enter the park grounds, where an attendant will be waiting. There are 2 car parks. One is called 'Seat Toledo' and the other is called 'Seat Ibiza'.
Parking fee: €12.00
As you enter you'll see in front of you a tourist information office that has information about the surrounding area. On the right there is a customer assistance office. They have information about everything within the park, and stay open all day as long as the park.
Tourist information office
Closing time: 12:00 Noon
Next to the tourist information is a Europcar office. They don't rent cars, but various sized buggies for children, and wheelchairs for disabled people. Next to this office is a locker room where you can leave belongings.
Per day: €6.00
There are 3 hotel complexes belonging to the park. The Hotel Port Aventura is actually inside the park.
The Hotel El Paso and the Hotel Caribe Resort are both accessible off the road that leads directly into the park from the motorway. They are well signposted, and are 5 minutes drive from the theme park.
Port Aventura theme park is a great day out for the family because there are huge, fast and terrifying rides as well as plenty of attractions designed just for young children. There are plenty of restaurants offering cuisine from around the world and you can see shows too.