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A day at Aqualandia: family fun

The Costa Blanca offers numerous attractions for visitors who, just like you, want to have fun holidays with their kids.  Benidorm is a favourite with both Spanish and international tourists thanks to the wide range of leisure options that this town on the Alicante coast offers. At Grand Luxor Hotel, where you will feel completely at home if you decide to stay here, we want to give you an interesting idea for a great family day out in Benidorm. It involves a trip to the Aqualandia water park, which opens next Saturday 25 May.

Now that summer is approaching and temperatures are starting to rise too, planning a visit to this type of place is definitely a good idea. Good fun is guaranteed, especially for children.

So that you can make the most of your visit, we’re going to go through the biggest attractions at the park, what activities you can do with your kids, what attractions you should focus on, and all the useful information you need to know..

How to make the most of a family day out in Benidorm at Aqualandia.

You might be interested to know that, until Siam Park in Costa Adeje, Tenerife opened in 2008, Aqualandia was, for twenty years, the biggest water park in Europe. It was opened in 1985 and it has been one of the biggest tourist attractions in the revitalisation of this area of the northern coast of Alicante.

It is located on the edge of the Sierra Helada natural park, where you can find Mundomar, an animal park which opened its doors in 1996. This marine park covers 200,000 m2, of which a quarter is used for parking.

It features a total of 15 attractions for all tastes, such as water slides, a wave pool, Niagra, Geyser, Black Hole, Verti-Go, Zig Zag, Iguazu Grand Jacuzzi, Amazon, Big-Bang, Rapids, Splash, Adventureland, Laguna, and Mini Zig-Zag.  The most popular one of all, without a shadow of a doubt, is Verti-Go, the tallest free fall water slide in Europe, and the second tallest in the world, which stands at 33 metres tall.


Although, this year the biggest attraction is the new Cyclone, the world’s longest attraction which will be part of the fun in 2019. The water park’s new area is an attraction to be enjoyed in groups, specifically, groups of four. This new attractions breaks the mould once again and beats any other ride currently in use. This new attractions breaks the mould once again and beats any other ride currently in use. The attraction is 36 metres tall and is more than 200 metres long.

Grand Luxor Hotel, the best hotel for children in Benidorm.

At Aqualandia you can an enjoy a picnic with your family as it has several eating and rest areas, or for having a barbecue. Or, if you prefer, you can also eat at any of the restaurants at the park, such as the pizza and burger restaurant, the snack bar, or the stalls offering drinks, waffles, and ice cream.

Grand Luxor Hotel is undoubtedly the best hotel for children in Benidorm if you are looking for family accommodation as it offers great facilities and a fantastic location.  This Terra Mítica hotel is close to the theme park, so children will have a whole world of fun just a short walk away.  Get a move on and enjoy a great family day out in Benidorm and unforgettable holidays.


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