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Water parks in Catalonia

Written by Laura

Swimming and playing in a fun, controlled environment is one of the activities people like the best in the summer months. Water parks have become a great option for spending a day with the family and are in high demand by locals and tourists both international and domestic. For this reason, they have popped up in many areas of Spain, but Catalonia is without a doubt one of the communities with the most water parks. Endless slides that convene in a championship dip, wave pools, picnic areas, restaurants bars… all this and more is what awaits you in the water parks of Catalonia, and ShBarcelona is here to tell you about them. Let’s dive in!

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Enjoy a day with the family at one of Catalonia’s water parks

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Firstly, we will tell you one of the most visited theme parks in Spain and possibly in all of Europe. This is PortAventura, located in La Pineda, in the province of Tarragona. This leisurely resort offers three theme parks, PortAventura, Ferrari LandPortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. The latter is one of the most visited water parks in the community and has multiple attractions for all ages, spaces for relaxation where you’ll almost believe you’re in the Caribbean, five restaurants of different types, photography stores ideal for capturing the happy moments with family and souvenir shops for taking home a good memory from the day. 

Aquabrava is one of the most long-lived water parks in Catalonia. It offers a grand selection of activities, from relaxation areas to attractions and restaurants. It is located right on the Costa Brava, in the locality of Roses. The attractions are classified according to level of skill such as very daring, daring, easy and infantile. Aquabrava also has relaxation areas for recharging after being drained by some of the torture machines – also called attractions – at the park. Vast green areas, where you may be entitled to a deckchair, will make your day at Aquabrava perfect. If you wish, you can also enjoy the six options for refreshment, between bars and restaurants.

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Lastly, we will tell you about another one of the most visited water parks in Catalonia and the closest on our list to the Ciudad Condal. Waterworld Lloret is a well-known water park in Catalonia found in the locality of Lloret de Mar, in the region of La Selva in the province of Girona. Since the year 1985, the shouts of fearless visitors on the water slides can be heard from the park. Waterworld Lloret is frequented by international tourists that you find in the famous locality of Lloret de Mar, as well as many Barceloneses that want to spend a day with the family just an hour from the Catalonian capital. Like the rest of the water parks, Waterworld Lloret offers recreation zones, picnic areas and a variety of restaurants and bars.

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🎫 Would you like to enjoy more attractions in Barcelona with your friends or family? Such as the Sagrada Familia and the Park Güell. Book your tickets with the Barcelona City Pass! This way, you can access the places all together at the same time, and especially, without queues. Also, you get a 20% discount on your ticket purchases in more than 60 tourist attractions in Barcelona.

It’s always interesting to revisit the websites for each of these parks, since they usually offer discounts and special prices for groups and families as well as online tickets. There are lifeguards at all the parks keeping an eye on the swimmers, but always remember to watch your small kids, since the parks are crowded and sometimes the lifeguards can’t watch everything. Enjoy the summer and the water parks of Catalonia!

Have you visited any of these water parks? Is there another one that you recommend?

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American journalist living temporarily in Spain. Her passions include news and feature writing, Spanish language and culture and the outdoors.

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