Benidorm is a lively tourist city, as well as one of the most popular destinations where to spend the summer vacations. If you choose this place to escape for a few days, you will not be short of things to see and do, such as bathing in its beaches, practicing endless activities or enjoying its busy nightlife. However, if you are looking for a fun plan for the whole family, what better than spending a day in one of its fantastic water parks?
Whether you travel to Benidorm with children or not, visiting a water park is always a good option to enjoy the summer and cool off on the hottest days. It doesn't matter if you are looking to relax by the pool or if you are a thrill-seeker, this city has something for everyone.
1. Spend an exciting day at Aqualandia
Aqualandia is a water park located in a natural environment and where you can find a large number of attractions for the whole family. Swimming in a huge wave pool or sliding at full speed down the highest water slides are just some of the things you can do there. In addition, Aqualandia also has different children's areas and playgrounds for the little ones.
Once in the park, you can follow one of the 3 proposed routes, which you can choose according to your tastes.
Family Route: the most relaxed of the routes, designed for children, families or simply for the public that is not a fan of strong emotions.
Friends Route: the second option, as you go through this route you will pass through quieter attractions as well as some more exciting ones.
Extreme Route: designed for adrenaline lovers.
Of course, in the park you can also find places to eat and rest such as cafes, restaurants and pizzerias. Or if, on the other hand, you prefer to bring your own food, you can enjoy it in the picnic and barbecue area. When the end of the day approaches, you will have the option to take a shower in the changing rooms or even buy a souvenir in the gift store to remember this fantastic day.
Where: Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante.
Opening dates: Aqualandia opens its doors every year in June and closes at the end of September.
Openinghours: Generally the park opens its doors at 10:00 h and closes between 19:00 and 21:00 h depending on the season of the year. It is advisable to consult the official website before your visit.
How to get there: there are several ways to get to this great water park; on foot, it is just over 40 minutes walk from the center of Benidorm; by car, just 10 minutes drive from the center of Benidorm; or by bus, from the center of Benidorm you can take the L1 line will leave you next to the park in about 20 minutes.
Aqua Natura is a water amusement park located next to the Terra Natura zoo. This fun park has been in operation since 2009 and is the perfect plan if you travel to Benidorm in August or the rest of the warmer months, as there you can cool off in one of its pools or enjoy the adrenaline while sliding down the dizzying slides that houses the park inside.
Some of its most outstanding attractions are the Great Central Pool with waterfall and spa area; La Cresta, which combines the idea of a slide with a roller coaster; or the Aqua Snake, a gigantic slide from which you can jump as a couple on a float. Of course, you will also find options for the little ones in the children's entertainment areas.
But perhaps the most striking feature of the park is the Mermaid School, which tends to thrill the little ones in particular. In this activity, children can live the exciting adventure of becoming a mermaid for a day, starting with a fantasy makeover, a fun costume and, finally, a class on how to swim with a monofin. At the end of the class, they will have the option of having their photo book taken by professional photographers so they will never forget this day.
Opening dates: Aqua Natura is usually open every year from May to October.
Opening hours: during the months of May and October the opening hours are usually from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. From June to September the opening time is 10:30 am and the closing time varies between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm depending on the season. It is also advisable to confirm the schedule on the official website before your visit, as it may vary from one year to another.
How to get there: this park can be reached by car via the AP-7 freeway, taking exit 65, or via the N-332 road. You can also get there by cab from Benidorm, as the distance is not long, so it will not be too expensive.
Although Terra Mitica is considered a theme park rather than a water park, it has several water attractions where you can cool off and have a great time. Terra Mitica is set in the history of different civilizations, so while you enjoy its fun attractions, you can observe the arena of the Roman Colosseum, explore the Gate of Alexandria or discover the majestic Egypt, among many other emblematic places.
This theme park is designed for the enjoyment of both children and adults, as well as having activities for all tastes. Some of its most outstanding aquatic attractions are the Great Spa Area, the Nile River or the Argos Rapids, in which you will embark on a circular vessel to travel at full speed along the course of the river while bouncing, spinning and being splashed by the refreshing water.
Once there, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy one of the favorite attractions for adults, the pool bar, a bar for drinks and refreshments that you can access without getting out of the water of a huge pool. And of course, there are several restaurants and eating establishments, gift and candy stores and a variety of shows.
Where: Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante.
Opening dates: generally open every year from April to October.
Opening hours: it is recommended to check on the website, as it is subject to change.
How to get there: the best way to get to Terra Mitica from Benidorm is by car, as there are no direct bus lines and cab fares would be somewhat expensive. The park is connected by the N-332, N-340, N-330 and the A-7 freeway, which has a direct exit to Terra Mitica.
Mundomar is an ideal place if you want to spend time with your family. In this interesting zoological park you will not only have the opportunity to meet countless species of animals, but you can also have contact with them by doing some of the amazing activities and experiences offered, such as swimming with sea lions, taking pictures with dolphins or interacting with friendly lemurs.
Despite being especially known for its aquatic animals, you can also meet some terrestrial species, such as mammals, birds and reptiles. And as if that were not enough, you can enjoy the shows and spectacles offered by this complete park, in addition to having restaurant facilities , kiosks and picnic areas where you can have lunch or take a break.
Where: Calle Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante.
Opening dates: Mundomar is open from April to November 1. However, during the months of April, May, September and October the park is not open every day, so it is recommended to check the calendar on its official website.
Hours: usually at 10:00 am and closes between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, depending on the time of year.
How to get there: you can get to this park by car, train or bus. As additional information, if you buy your ticket to Mundomar at the TRAM-FGV stations, you will have a free return ticket by train, bus or streetcar.