Water ParksWater parks are great fun on any summer holiday, and although Elche doesn't have one of its own, there are several within a short drive. For some, lazy days by the pool or on the beach is all they need. Others try to fit in as many activities and attractions as possible during their holiday. Elche certainly doesn't lack in fun and interesting things to do. It's famous palm groves and stunning gardens alone provide endless hours of enjoyment. Then you have all its sports centres and the thrilling Elche Palmeral Adventures. Yes, fun in the sun can certainly be had in the city, but during those scorching summer months you can't beat the refreshing fun of a water park.
Nearby Water ParksWhen visiting Elche the large water parks of Benidorm and Torrevieja are usually what come to mind for most. However, if you fancy camping or are visiting out of high season there is a nearby water park at La Marina Camping. This fantastic camping resort lies about 30 minutes drive from Elche in the coastal town of La Marina. The accommodation, leisure and entertainment facilities here are second to none. Unfortunately during high season these leisure facilities are only available to residents of the resort. However, outside high season the resort is open to the public. Their wonderful Aztec themed water park is a recent addition. It really is lovely with palms and islands, several swimming pools, thrilling slides, water games and a fun area for the young ones.
Aqua Park RojalesAlso around 30 minutes drive from Elche, this water park lies between the villages of Rojales and Quesada. It enjoys a lovely valley setting and occupies an area of 21,000m2 of parkland. It boasts water slides for all ages including the super fast Kamikaze. There is also Magic Carpet where 4 slides side by side allow for race challenges. A large central swimming pool and sun terraces are great for adults to relax, and the Children's Lake offers gentler slides and water fountains. The park has good services, parking, cafe, restaurant and a picnic area to enjoy your own food.
Aquopolis Water ParkLocated in the coastal city of Torrevieja, this is the largest of all the water parks in south Costa Blanca. At just under 40 minutes drive from Elche, it's still not too far to travel and well worth a visit. The slides and attractions here are divided into three categories. Each category has a certain height restriction. High Excitement is aimed at teens and adults. Moderate is more suited to kids and young teens, and Children's offers fun for the small kids. In this area the young ones have their very own Mini Park. A central water castle is surrounded by loads of exciting obstacles. This is one of those water parks that has its very own entertainment team. At the Mini Park the team keep the young ones happy with all sorts of games and competitions. Older visitors can take part in Aquagym or Step classes that provide fun and exercise. Should you wish to spend your day relaxing in comfort with a few cheeky cocktails, the park offers a VIP zone. Services are excellent and you can even hire a Balinese bed. There are also sunbeds, lockers and safe deposit boxes. Hungry visitors have several cafes and restaurants to choose from, and there is a souvenir shop.
Flamingo Water ParkThis is the smaller of Torrevieja's two water parks. Inter-connecting lagoon style pools complete with bridges and islands take centre stage. These are surrounded by sun terraces, with trees and palms offering welcome shade. The small selection of water slides include a couple suitable for adults and teens. There are smaller more gentle slides for the young ones, as well as fountains and a rock pool Jacuzzi. A poolside cafe bar provides a selection of drinks and snacks and sunbeds are free to use. Maybe not ideal for adrenaline seekers, but the park is perfect for family fun.
Northern Water ParksShould you wish to make the 50 minute drive to the party capital of Benidorm, you are in for a water and theme park treat. There is just so much to do and see in this vibrant city, it's best to get an early start on the day. The largest of its water parks is Aqualandia. Not only does it have 15 thrilling slides, it's also home to Europe's highest standing water slide. There are also several lagoon style pools, adult and child entertainment and a great choice of services and eateries. A bit further inland you will find Terra Natura. This is great if you don't have all day and wish to enjoy different attractions. The reason being; it is both a water park and animal park. The park boasts numerous slides and rides for all ages. There are also several swimming pools including the superb Zorba Beach Pool. The animal park is home to a variety of species from around the world. Throughout the park there are events, entertainment and plenty of cafes and restaurants. Further parks in Benidorm include Magic Natura and the huge Terra Mitica Theme Park.
Rio Safari Elche
Rio Safari Elche is a family favourite attraction where the excellent leisure facilities ensure a great day out will be had by all.