When you're looking for a family holiday destination you need to give some thought to entertainment. Most kids, and a few adults, love a waterpark, and where better to find them than in sunny Spain where several holiday resorts have waterparks nearby. One resort on the Costa del Sol has a waterpark within the resort, but in most holday areas, resort hotels have a free access agreement with the nearest waterpark.
Majorca and Menorca
Majorca and Menorca in the Balearic islands off Spain's east coast have three waterparks. Aqualand is in the Majorcan town of Magaluf, a well-established holiday resort. The waterpark is located at El Arenal beach and has a variety of rides and slides to appeal to all ages. Guests at the Club Mac resort in Alcudia on Majorca's northern coast can take advantage of unlimited access to the waterpark next door with its kamikaze and foam slides, plus a relaxing pool area and activity pools for younger children. On Menorca, the Marinda Garden Club resort has a selection of water attractions for children within the resort, but guests also have unlimited free access to Aquarock waterpark next to the resort. Visitors staying at resorts in Ciutadella will find Los Delfines waterpark a source of family fun.
Costa Brava and Costa Calida
Benidorm and Alicante on the eastern Costas Blanca and Calida have a host of attractions for the British holidaymaker. Younger visitors haven't been forgotten and each town has a waterpark. Aqualandia in Benidorm has the distinction of a location in natural surroundings. Guests at nearby hotels have free access. The Magic Aqua Rock hotel in Benidorm blends African and Spanish flavours, and has waterpark-style slides around its pools. Torrevieja, to the south of Alicante boasts Aquopolis, which is the largest waterpark on this stretch of the coast.
Gran Canaria and Tenerife
Siam Park beach club resort sits beside the Siam Park waterpark on Tenerife's Costa Adeje. Potential surfers can get some practice in here as the waterpark has a surf feature with the highest artificial waves in the world. On the island of Gran Canaria, Aqualand in Maspalomas is one of the island's main attractions. In addition to exciting water rides, visitors can also play mini golf, darts and pool.
Costa del Sol
Park Aquatico Mijas in Fuengirola is a major attraction for visitors to the Costa del Sol. Holidaymakers travel to the waterpark from all parts of the coast for a day out. The park includes shows and a spa treatment area for adults, as well as rides and slides. Not far from Fuengirola, guests at the Benalmadena Beach Club resort complex of four hotels can enjoy exclusive use of a waterpark feature. It has has seven theme-based areas including a jungle and a pirate boat. (Resource 2)
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