Aquaparks in Portugal
There are water parks from the north to the south of Portugal, which guarantee moments of great fun under the generous Portuguese sun.
The sun and sea are a constant in this country with more than 800km of coastline, but it is no longer necessary to spend the day on the beach to take away memories of hours spent in the water, with or without the children. The busiest water parks are located in the Algarve (Slide & Splash, Aqualand Big One), but there are other equally entertaining parks in the rest of the country, with pools and slides for all tastes, tubes, tunnels and slopes, Jacuzzis and many other ways to captivate you, whether you’re seeking more radical sport or a quieter experience without so much adrenaline.
The water rides are closed in winter and open in summer. But some also have animals, be it to admire them or get to know them better, playing with them in the water, like at Zoomarine and Aqua Show Family Park in the Algarve. But they all offer well looked after leisure areas, restaurants, and some even have accommodation, always with sports facilities and other ways of amusing even the most demanding visitor.
Even those who are inland or don’t want to go to the beach, can go to the Amarante Aquatic Park or Naturwaterpark in Vila Real, in northern Portugal, Panoramic Aqua Park near Pombal, Norpark in Nazaré or Sportágua in Peniche, in the Centre. And in Madeira, visit Aqua Park Santa Cruz.
While we’ve mentioned a few of the water parks, it’s also worth going to the artificial beaches: In Central Portugal there’s the Live Beach Mangualde, close to Viseu, and Rocas Beach (with artificial waves) in Castanheira de Pera. Like the parks, they offer great refreshing days for diving, jumping, sliding in the water, and playing with the children... Wherever you go, days full of excitement!