Best Water Parks in Benidorm

As well as beautiful beaches and tall skyscrapers, touristy and lively Benidorm is home to a number of water parks where you can cool off during the summer while having a great time.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Best Water Parks in Benidorm

vista de Aqualandia Benidorm |©rgrimesy

Benidorm is a lively tourist town and one of the most popular destinations for summer holidays. If you decide to spend a few days here, you won't be short of things to see and do, such as bathing in its beaches, taking part in endless activities or enjoying its busy nightlife. However, if you're looking for a fun plan for the whole family, what better than spending a day at one of its fantastic water parks?

Whether you're travelling 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're looking to relax by the pool or if you're a thrill-seeker, Benidorm has something for everyone.

1. Spend an exciting day at Aqualandia

Aqualandia Benidorm|©Aqualandia Benidorm
Aqualandia Benidorm|©Aqualandia Benidorm

Aqualandia is a water park located in a natural setting where you can find a large number of attractions for all the 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 play areas 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 those who are not fans of thrills and spills.
  • 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. As the day draws to a close, you have the option of taking a shower in the changing rooms or even buying a souvenir in the gift shop to remember this fantastic day.

Practical information

  • 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.
  • Opening times: Generally the park opens its doors at 10:00 h and closes between 19:00 and 21:00 h depending on the time of 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's just over 40 minutes walk from the centre of Benidorm; by car, just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Benidorm; or by bus, from the centre of Benidorm you can take the L1 bus which will leave you next to the park in approximately 20 minutes.

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2. Visit Aqua Natura

Children playing in the pool|© Cor Dulce
Children playing in the pool|© Cor Dulce

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 as you slide down the dizzying slides that the park houses inside.

Some of its most outstanding attractions are the Great Central Pool with a 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 off as a couple on a float. Of course, you'll also find options for the little ones in the children's entertainment areas.

But perhaps the highlight of the park is the Mermaid School, which tends to thrill the little ones in particular. Here children can experience the thrilling adventure of becoming a mermaid for a day, starting with a makeover, a fun costume and finally a lesson 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 that they will never forget the day.

Practical information

  • Where: Avda. Alcalde Eduardo Zaplana, junction with CV-70, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante.
  • Opening dates: Aqua Natura is usually open every year from May to October.
  • Opening times: during the months of May and October the opening hours are usually from 11:00 to 17:30. 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 opening hours on the official website before your visit, as they can vary from year to year.
  • How to get there: this park can be reached by car via the AP-7 motorway, taking exit 65, or via the N-332 road. You can also get there by taxi from Benidorm, as the distance is not long, so it won't be too expensive.

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3. Enjoy the attractions of Terra Mitica

Terra Mitica|©Jeremy Thompson
Terra Mitica|©Jeremy Thompson

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 Coliseum, explore the Alexandria Gate 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 River Nile or the Argos Rapids, where you will embark on a circular vessel to speed along the course of the river while bouncing, spinning and being splashed by the refreshing water.

Once there, you'll also have the chance to enjoy one of the adults' favourite attractions, the pool bar, a drinks and refreshment bar that you can access without getting out of the water in a huge pool. And of course, there are various restaurants and eating establishments, gift and candy shops and a wide variety of shows.

Practical information

  • Where: Partida del Moralet, s/n, 03502 Benidorm, Alicante.
  • Opening dates: generally open every year from April to October.
  • Opening times: we recommend you check 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 routes and taxi fares would be somewhat expensive. The park is served by the N-332, N-340, N-330 and the A-7 motorway, which has a direct exit to Terra Mitica.

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4. Surround yourself with the most incredible animals in Mundomar

Mundomar|©Rab Taylor
Mundomar|©Rab Taylor

If you are travelling to Benidorm for two days or more, one of the plans you can't miss is to visit the fascinating aquatic animal park Mundomar.

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 will also be able to get in touch with them by doing some of the amazing activities and experiences on offer, such as swimming with sea lions, taking photos 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 if that wasn't enough, you can enjoy the shows and spectacles on offer in this very complete park, as well as having restaurants, kiosks and picnic areas where you can have lunch or take a break.

Practical information

  • Where: Calle Sierra Helada, s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante.
  • Opening dates: Mundomar is open from April to 1 November. However, during the months of April, May, September and October the park is not open every day, so it is advisable to check the calendar on the official website.
  • Opening 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 the park by car, train or bus. As an additional piece of information, if you buy your ticket to Mundomar at the TRAM-FGV stations, you will have a free return ticket by train, bus or tram.

5. Stay at the original Magic Robin Hood

<figcaption href="image|size=medium|url=|caption=Robin Hood & Little John|©Charles "The Disney Geniu">Robin Hood & Little John</figcaption></figure><span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>The <a href="link|text=Magic Robin Hood|url=">Magic Robin Hood</a> is located just a few kilometres from Benidorm and unlike the previous ones, it is not just a <strong>water amusement park</strong>, but an extraordinary <strong>holiday resort</strong> where you can find a <strong>great variety of activities</strong> to do, as well as being the ideal place to spend a few fantastic days with the family.<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>This exciting place also happens to be the <strong>first resort with a medieval atmosphere</strong> in Europe. And what better plan to make with the little ones than to live a magnificent experience in a luxurious holiday park dedicated to the picturesque character of <strong>Robin Hood</strong>?<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>In addition to staying in fun <strong>themed cabins</strong> with every comfort, you can enjoy its facilities, such as <strong>restaurants</strong>, <strong>themed bars</strong>, <strong>games rooms</strong> equipped with the latest technology and, of course, its exciting <strong>water park</strong>. Inside the park you will find, among many other sources of fun, huge pools and high <strong>water slides</strong>.<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span> <h3 data-number="">Practical information</h3> <ul> <li><strong>Where it is located</strong>: Camino Viejo de Altea, s/n - 03581 El Albir.</li> <li><strong>Opening dates</strong>: open all year round. However, the water park may not be open to the public during the winter months, so it is advisable to check on the official website before booking.</li> <li><strong>Hours</strong>: Magic Robin Hood is open 24 hours a day.</li> <li><strong>How to get there</strong>: the best way to get to Magic Robin Hood from Benidorm is <strong>by car</strong>, as there is no direct bus service to the resort. However, if you don't have your own vehicle, you also have the option of taking a bus to <strong>El Albir</strong>, in the municipality of <strong>Alfaz del Pi</strong>, and from there take a taxi or another bus to the park.</li> </ul><span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span> <h2 data-number="">What is the best time to go to a water park in Benidorm?</h2><span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span><figure><figcaption href="image|size=medium|url=|caption=Niagara Aqualandia Benidorm|©Aqualandia Benidorm">Niagara Aqualandia Benidorm</figcaption></figure><span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>As previously mentioned, the water parks <strong>close their doors for the winter</strong>, so if <a href="link|text=travelling to Benidorm from October onwards|element=sc-319-3985">you are travelling to Benidorm from October onwards</a>, you may unfortunately not be able to enjoy this fun plan. <span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>As for the weather during these months, Benidorm enjoys a <strong>Mediterranean climate</strong>, with <strong>August being the warmest month</strong> with an average temperature of around 31ºC. The <strong>high season</strong> in Benidorm is during the months of July and August, so the <strong>tourist season</strong> is at its peak.<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>Being aware of this data, the best time to visit a water park in Benidorm would be during the months of <strong>May, June or early September</strong>, as the weather will be warm enough to enjoy the water attractions and it won't yet be the peak tourist season, which could cause you discomfort when visiting the park, such as long queues to get on the rides. <span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span><h2 data-number="">Tips for going to a water park in Benidorm</h2><span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span><figure><figcaption href="image|size=medium|url=|caption=Black-Hole Aqualandia Benidorm|©Aqualandia Benidorm">Black-Hole Aqualandia Benidorm</figcaption></figure><span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span><span>Next, I am going to share with you a series of tips so that during your visit to a water park you are <strong>correctly prepared</strong> and can enjoy the experience to the fullest.<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span></span><h3 data-number="">Buy your ticket in advance</h3> As mentioned in the article, water parks only open during the warmer months, which coincide with the <strong>high season</strong> for tourists. For this reason, it is advisable to <strong>purchase your ticket in advance</strong>, to avoid the risk of finding <strong>no tickets available</strong> or the price being higher than usual.<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span></span><h3 data-number="">Dress appropriately for the occasion</h3> The weather in Benidorm during the months when the water parks are open is usually warm, although if your trip is in May or September it may get cooler as dusk approaches, so if you would like to enjoy the <a href="link|text=nightlife in Benidorm|element=sc-319-3960">nightlife in Benidorm</a>, it would be advisable to bring a light jacket. <span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>However, the recommended clothing for visiting a water park in Benidorm is <strong>cool and summery</strong>. And of course, you can't forget the most important thing, <strong>swimwear</strong>. As for footwear, don't forget to bring <strong>sandals or flip-flops</strong> that can get wet, as you'll need them to enter some of the facilities. <span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span> <h3 data-number="">Bring spare clothes</h3> In a water park it's not difficult for your clothes to get wet, and sometimes your swimming costume doesn't dry completely. That's why I recommend that you <strong>take spare clothes</strong> so that you can change in the toilets or changing rooms before leaving the park and avoid the inconvenience of having to get home with wet clothes.<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span></span><h3 data-number="">Bring sunscreen and sunglasses </h3>If you are travelling to Benidorm during the warmer season it is very likely that you will be accompanied on your trip by a radiant sun, so <strong>bringing sun protection is essential</strong> for this activity. Also, being submerged in the water, sun exposure will be more dangerous, so you'll need to take care of your skin as much as possible. <span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>Sun cream should be suitable for your skin type and the time you are going to be exposed to the sun and sunglasses should have <strong>UV protection</strong> and it is recommended that they are also polarised.<span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span><span data-type="non-translate-span" translate="no"></span>.