PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park

PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park

PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park
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Come and discover the PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park and enjoy an unforgettable holiday with the children in one of the best water parks in Spain. Installed in the heart of the Costa Daurada this amazing water park will plunge you into a refreshing trip that will transport you to paradise in an aquatic adventure. At the Caribe Aquatic Park of PortAventura you can practice rafting, go down trepid slides or relax on a lounger indulging yourself with a mixture of the sound of the waves that reach the sand and the tasty reggae rhythm that runs through every corner of this amazing water park. During its more than 50,000 square meters you can see its more than 4,300 tropical plants that are all carefully looked after to the smallest detail to make your holiday an unforgettable experience in PortAventura World. In the Caribe Aquatic Park of PortAventura you can feel like a real pirate in search of hidden treasure that this colonial island hides.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Z P
    26 contributions
    Fantastic!
    I fount this place really good , cannot fault it . You do have to get there early and it is extremely busy . My kids had a fantastic time , sunbeds where free of charge most things are inclusive . From memory I am sure it was just a deposit for the lockers and a few euros . Compared the other water park nearby this was very good value and well looked after . There was alot of strict rules on cameras etc . The food was decent and really well priced 3 courses for around 12 euros and was good size portions . Yet again we ate just before closing so wasn't busy . This place does get really busy ,for a Venue of this type I would say the food price point was decent or of expected costs . The ticket themselves wasn't too bad and we walked onto site which was no more than 20mins ,but definitely didn't feel bad made part of the experience. We didn't visit the other parts such as the theme park it was far to hot in my opinion to be walking around and this was early June.
    Visited June 2022
    Written 25 March 2023
  • lorcan s
    2 contributions
    Great day out once you get there early .
    Visited the park at the end of June . Was a bit nervous having read a lot of negative reviews but took the tips on board that others had shared and turned out a much better experience than expected. The key to success is to get there early . We arrived 30 mins before the rides opened at 9:30am or so . The €14 for the car park is unavoidable unless you are up at the crack of dawn to grab one of the 50 free spaces on Av. Pere Molas outside the park. Having prepaid our tickets ( you can scan btw with your phone at the turnstiles ) there was only a small queue and once in the park then we had the pick of the shady spots with plenty of loungers free . Recommend under the trees at the wave pool . No queuing for lockers at that time either . Once the rides opened our two boys raced around and did all the main rides & slides with hardly any queuing ( some twice ) and were all done by 11:30am . By that stage the park was filling up and longer queues were forming . We brought our own picnic and avoided the expensive park food . Do Bring your own & Don’t worry about Bag checks at entrance . Toilets were clean and lifeguards were pleasant and thankfully not blowing their whistles incessantly as other reviews had warned . The boys went back out after lunch to do some more rides and weren’t queuing more that 20-30mins max at that stage . We left at 4pm having had a great day out . I’d say the park was busy but not rammed with people as can happen maybe in July & August . Bring aqua / swim shoes as pavements very hot in sunny weather and will help with all the stair climbing too . All in all we a great day out and worth the early start which again is the no.1 piece of advice we’d give to anyone visiting in high season .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Deborah S
    Belfast, United Kingdom116 contributions
    Worth a visit
    After reading some of the reviews I was apprehensive about going to this watermark but I need not have worried! Got a bus Plana which drops off in the car park approx 5 minutes walk from the park entrance. Park opened 10:30am. We arrived shortly after 10am. Already a fair amount waiting. They let us through the turnstiles around 10:20am buy didn't allow anyone into the actual park area until 10:30am. No problem getting a sunbed at that time. We were able to walk on the slides/lazy river for around an hour before the queues began to form. The queues do get long but it's to be expected.... its July after all! Plenty of food snd drinks places but also saw lots of people with picnics etc.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Darren177
    Dundee, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Nice family water park
    Great family day out. Lots of slides etc. for young kids, older kids and adults. Food a bit expensive just like Port Aventura theme park. Bring footwear for walking around the park to the next slide or pool. The ground gets extremely hot in summer. Their lockers system needs changed. They give you a slip of paper with the code for your locker. How can this be helpful when your paper would be destroyed in the water. I thankfully had a an easy code to remember so didn’t have to carry around the code. €30 refundable deposit is needed for a life jacket for kids.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • mheg10
    Cork, Ireland91 contributions
    Great day out!
    Highly recommend this place for a fun day out. We had an 8yr old with us and she was able and willing to go on pretty much all of the slides. It was a bit chaotic getting in, not a whole lot of staff to ask where to go etc but we figured it out. We had planned on going on Saturday but after reading a travel blog re queues etc we went on Friday. Queues were not bad, we weren’t waiting long. Food is basic and pricey compared to standard Salou prices but this is to be expected in theme parks. We got Burgers and hot dog meals. Meal deal was about €13 for burger fries and drink. Lockers are available but to be honest they need to have a better system as your code is on a piece of paper and it’s 6 digits so not easy to carry around or remember if you don’t have your phone with you. I got my phone sealed to take pictures but to be honest, if I were to go again, I wouldn’t bother as you can’t take the phone on most of the rides bar the lazy River so I ended up putting it in the locker after we’d taken a couple of pictures All in all we had a great day out, we booked directly from the website and it was €33 per adult and €29 for a child
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • Eleanor Mc
    3 contributions
    Fun day out
    Some aspects of this water park were fantastic. You could leave a bag, towels, flip flops and feel they would be safe. Definitely put valuables in a locker though and it's well worth buying a waterproof cover for your phone(you could only bring the phone on certain rides and not on slides). Queues were too long for the bigger rides. Those who paid extra for priority skipped these queues. Felt the park was expensive enough and the priority system was unfair. I didn't enjoy the indoor slide and banged my head a few times and found that experience unpleasant. The El Rio Loco is great fun and definitely a favourite of all the family. The queue for food took approx 25 mins but the food was of good quality and reasonably priced. Overall we enjoyed our day in Caribe Aquatic park
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • tike1
    Linlithgow, United Kingdom141 contributions
    Some good fun slides - but would have been miserable without Express Pass
    This is a pretty compact water park. It's definitely no match for the water parks of Orlando, but is a good fun visit for a day. Definitely get there as early as possible (i.e. for main gate opening) and you'll grab a locker and get on rides quickly before the masses descend later on. I would say the Express Pass is pretty much mandatory if you don't want to be frazzled waiting in long queues. The rides themselves are good, with a selection of twisty/turny flumes, including one dark/enclosed one, plus some inflatable/raft ones. There's also a pretty steep one to test your nerves (and swim suit!). However the rides are all on the short side, and certainly nothing beyond what Wet'n'Wild was offering decades ago. The wave pool was disappointing, with some of the smallest waves I've seen, and the lazy river is by far the worst I've ever seen in a water park, it's tiny, there's nothing of interest on it (no theming) and it's so busy it's not relaxing in any way. And finally the food options are poor. Basically hot dog or, well, hot dog, with nowhere near enough capacity (so another 30 min wait for a basic hot dog and a drink). Having said all that we enjoyed our day splashing about, and with the Express Pass there was never more than a 10 minute wait. Without the Express Pass I suspect I'd be giving it at least one star less - would have been a pretty miserable experience...
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Robert P
    1 contribution
    Family with 2 younger boys
    This was an ok day for the family with 2 young boys (9 and 6). We only went on 2 of the "main" rides which was the Rapid Racers (quick moving queue) and the 4 person ride (slow queue). The queues for the other rides were long and slow moving, with the xpress pass riders getting priority. As such our (impatient) kids were happy spending time in the lazy river, wave pool and the other large pool areas. Having read other recent reviews we were fairly familiar with the understanding that glasses and phones etc would not be allowed in most of the pool area. As such we didn't get caught in the trap of buying a phone holder. There was plenty of whistles getting blown by the lifeguards who diligently enforced these rules. The rules were not really clearly signposted so there were a number of disgruntled customers. We used the small lockers for valuables and kept a larger bag near a sunbed for the day. For the locker code we simply ripped off the locker number and then kept the locker code in a discreet area in our bag we kept outside, so don't let this negative point put you off. From reading reviews about the food, we brought drinks and lunch with us and didn't buy any food there. It was about 15 euros for a hot dog meal so I'm glad we saved the money there! If you have the extra cash and want to go on all the rides then it would be best to get the express pass as you jump to the front of the queue and its unlimited turns. If we had older children we would have probably chose that option
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • dannybuck
    Stafford, United Kingdom264 contributions
    Family day out
    We decided to book tickets on the day and go to the water park. We booked the tickets from the machine in our hotel lobby and off we went. We entered the park and once we had mastered the lockers we found some beds and off we went. We went with our 2 young children which one can not swim. We found the wave pool but was soon told to get out as with my daughter wearing arm bands she was not allowed in which didn't make sense to me as she was in my arms. We then found some water slides designed for smaller kids. We went up but once again not allowed to use it with her wearing g arm bands so took them off upwelling went again only to be told that I could not got on with her and she had to go alone. With her not being able to swim that was not happening so off we went to play somewhere else. Overall we had a great day as we spent nearly 7 hrs in therejust what you need in 30 degree heat. The food and drink was not really over priced either. Great day out worth the money
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • HCEdin
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom96 contributions
    Buy Express Pass or don't bother going
    The park looks lovely and for younger children I would imagine it would be great. As expected in all these kinds of parks the food is low quality and expensive, but I did see that some families brought their own food. There are a small amount of bigger rides and the queue times for them are ridiculous. Constant priority on some rides is given to Express Pass holders - depending on the ability of the lifeguard to manage the queue. On one ride we waited 1.5 hours, with occasions that not one non-express guest was admitted for 20 mins as Pass holders kept getting on first. Needless to say the people in the queue were getting increasingly frustrated and the lifeguard simply kept her back to us to stop any interaction. Overall, not the worst experience at a water park but certainly not a park I'd recommend unless you pay the extra €30 pp for the Express Pass which then makes it a rather expensive outing for a family.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
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Banksman
Hove, UK42 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Family of 2 adults & 3 children, ages 11, 8, and 6.
Date of visit - Tuesday 29th August 2023.
We went here as our "big" day out on our summer holiday this year. We were in Spain from 21st - 31st August, and decided to leave our water park visit until the very end of the holiday, as many of the European children would have returned to school by then. Based on advice from other reviews, we decided that Monday or Tuesday would probably be the least crowded days. We also checked the Spanish calendar and found that Monday 28th was a regional bank holiday in Catalonia, so we decided to go on the Tuesday.

We bought our tickets online in advance. We decided NOT to purchase the queue jump wristbands, as these were extortionately expensive, and are only valid on the 6 most popular rides. Our eldest was the only one interested in the more popular rides anyway, so we made a plan to get there before opening time and then head straight to those rides as soon as we were in, starting with the ones furthest away from the gate.

We drove there from Vilanova, and the journey was straighforward. On approach to the park we were held in about 10 lanes of cars waiting to get in. We waited there for about 20 minutes. Once through that gate, parking was really easy, and it was about a 6 or 7 minute walk to the park entrance. Entrance to the park was amazingly quick. We were in a short queue for the bag check, which was no more than 10 minutes, and then we were in.

We hired 2 lockers for a family of 5, as they were quite small. They were 8 Euros each. We found that there were plenty of sunbeds, which are free of charge, although I imagine that the availability may well be different if you're there earlier in August. Just grab a couple as soon as you're in, and leave your bags on them.

Based on having read lots of reviews where people are complaining, we made sure that we REALLY did our research on the park rules before we went. You can't have the following things on the rides:
-Glasses or sunglasses
-necklaces, bracelets, dangly earrings, and loose jewellery
-Those round-the-neck waterproof phone/valuables cases
As long as you understand that these rules are for safety, and not because they are trying to ruin your day, you'll be fine. We left jewellery and phones in the locker. Sunglasses we just left in the bag when we wanted to go on a ride.

Some reviews mention about the lifeguards being a bit too "whistle happy", and we did find this to be the case around the wave machine in particular. But at the end of the day, don't do anything wrong and you won't get whistled at.

All in all, we had a great day here. All 3 kids said it was the best day of the holiday. We were there until closing time and still didn't feel ready to leave. I'd say our average wait time for the big rides was about 20 mins. The only long wait we had was for the El Torrente ride, which was about 45 minutes, so we decided to do this ride just the once.

I would recommend this water park for a great family day out, but I think it depends very much on the date that you visit. I also advise you to make sure you are aware of the park rules before you go, that way you can be properly prepared for the day.
Written 27 December 2023
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Sarah W
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We did not expect this theme park to be so big. Definitely needed 2 days to do it all but we did manage it. We did however need to purchase the express to be able to do it all but it was worth it. Some of the shows are really brilliant. I'd say this park is up there with Universal and Disney so if you enjoy theme parks be sure to visit.
Written 21 September 2023
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capnrhabdo
London, UK94 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Generally we had quite a poor experience in customer service terms. We had heard about the queues so we turned up early. Sure enough there were queues formed at the time we arrived. We spotted the self service machines and thought: Great!!! No line!! Purchased two tickets to the water park at 40 euros each (thought they were supposed to be 33 euros, based on the website). Never mind, pick up the tickets, grab the receipt, head for the entrance. I go through the barrier no problem. Wife’s ticket declined. The attendant looked at the ticket and says she has the wrong ticket and she can’t let her in (it was a 65euro) theme park ticket. They should have the ability to address this issue there, but they don’t, they tell us to join a customer services line.

We wait 1 hour in this line, no shade, 34 degree heat, to be told when we get to the front that it’s customer service for guests with special needs only and that they cannot help us. They tell us we need to go and queue at customer services, up the hill. It’s not signposted.

Eventually we find it. We go join another queue for 25 mins at the correct place with someone very friendly and helpful. But a lot of stress and aggravation could have been avoided with better signposting and better customer service.

Inside the park is a bit grubby, but the price of food and beverages is reasonable. The staff inside were fairly friendly also. The slide and other attractions is probably on par with Disney waterparks, just not laid out as nicely.

Would we return? Probably not.

Note: You cannot hire towels here. And yes there’s a lot of whistles (fun police).
Written 11 September 2023
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UKtraveller1
London, UK2,581 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Went here as part of a 3 day pass. It’s a decent size water park but the lines to the rides were awful didn’t make much sense by time you line up you’ll be dry was all over the place that how busy it was. So just did the lazy river and the little kids part played with them so not a wasteful day.
Written 11 September 2023
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Natalie W
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Family of 4 enjoyed the water park and the slides... Enjoyed it but wouldn't return as wasn't allowed to wear sunglasses in the pool, this is very difficult for people like myself who have sensitive eyes to the sun, lifeguards constantly whistling over the smallest of things, 4 year old wasn't allowed to wear arm bands in the pools either.. something to do with no plastics in the water... Even tho the lifeguards was stood in the water in Crocs and flipflops! Ridiculous! Never been to a water park like it....
Written 29 August 2023
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helen h
Plymouth, UK2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We booked online and headed there for opening time. We queued for 1.5 hours in the car just to pay to park! 14 euro in addition to the entry fee. Then we queued to get in. Then we queued to get our phones waterproofed, just to be told you can't take your phone on any ride! Then we queued to find a locker. Then we queued for every ride/slide, a minimum of 30 minutes for the smaller boring slides. Complete waste of a day. The whole site is utterly filthy and understaffed. Save your money. Don't bother!
Written 27 August 2023
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The Jaegermeister
Gateshead, UK58 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a fantastic waterpark... It is such a shame that they don't limit attendance and then exploit customers with 'skip the queue' wristbands (essential if you don't want to spend an hour queueing for a family ride in the blazing heat).

Be aware that food choices are limited (and predictably expensive) - recommend taking a packed lunch and reducing expenses to cold drinks only (beer is reasonabley priced for a resort).

Municipal bus-stop within 200m of the front gate.
Written 27 August 2023
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Michael
Prien am Chiemsee12 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Not worth the money. You pay online 40 Euros extra for the fast pass - in adition to the entrance fee - and then you have to wait 40 minutes at the service booth to get your wristbands. And after that you realize, that the express-pass doesn't really give you express entrance to the slides but only reduces the waiting time to about 15 minutes per slide (o.k., that's better than the 70 minutes you have to wait if you don't buy the express pass...) And even with the express pass you have endless waiting times for the lazy river and the other attractions.
Written 25 August 2023
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Kenny2811
Glasgow, UK23 contributions
Jul 2023
Decent water park. In July, queue's were very long and slow moving, but this seems to be the norm everywhere these days. As usual, the lines move slower due to all the people who can afford fast passes constantly joining the front. Enquired about fast pass ourselves, but it cost more than the original entry ticket. Food was pretty much hot dogs and chips at a reasonable price. The LAZY river was unbearable, as it was overrun with out of control children pushing and shoving their way through everyone.
Written 25 August 2023
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Johnny S
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Should be so much better. Queue central. We arrived at 10.45 (15 mins after official opening time) and had pre-purchased express passes. First thing we had to do was wait in a queue to pick up the wristbands for the express passes...55 minutes later we had them. Absolutely ridiculous. One person manning the kiosk to dish out the wristbands (there was a second till in the kiosk that was not staffed) and the same queue for those who had pre-booked and those who hadn't, which led to an unnecessarily slow moving queue. When we finally got our wristbands the queue was just as long, so it wouldn't have been better to wait for the queue to fall because it didn't! All this when three members of staff were in a close-by information kiosk...with not a single person seeking information. They need to reallocate resources. Then queued around 40 mins to get lunch, 25 mins later in the day to get a drink and further 25 mins to get a frozen yoghurt. Minus 2 stars for this. Would also have queued for a locker had I not read other trip advisor reviews...long queue for those on the ground floor to the left of the entrance ...avoid this by going into the internal area (which is front of you as you enter) where there are more lockers both to the right as you enter the internal area and also up the stairs just inside the internal area. Although increases cost significantly (approximately trebled the price for us), if you can afford it suggest the express passes are worth it in peak season, reducing queue times for rides to around 10 mins on average when I suspect they would be 4 or 5 times that without. Note that for rides/slides that you carry a mat or inflatable there is an express pass queue for that and then a separate express pass entrance to the ride itself. Park is quite small bit "nice". No really extreme rides, so thrill-seekers may be disappointed. One almost vortical drop slide (not mega-high) plus about 6 others a mix of where you are on a mat/raft/inflatable or simply on your back. Our youngest (11) went on all apart from the drop slide. Really nice areas with some small slides for smaller kids both in the indoor area as well as outdoors plus the obligatory wave pool. We went in full sun and temperature 33C and found it was fine most of the time to walk around without footwear...if walking could always dip feet in water to cool them down but if in a long queue it did get hot under foot. We had no major issues with the floor surfaces themselves which we felt were comfortable under bare feet. Two of our party who were not having the express passes managed to get us all (7) sunbeds towards the back if the park in the
Sesame Street pool area just in front of the trees as the front of this area, which offered some welcome shade. As other reviews have said...no glasses or goggles allowed on any of the slides/rides. Glasses and goggles allowed in pools and on lazy river, but glasses only if they have a strap...this rule is ridiculous for the small pools. I can understand it on the rides a bit more but it is discriminatory to those who need glasses to see and other water parks are more lenient with prescription glasses. It seemed that caps were allowed on the lazy river but not in any pools, which didn't make any sense to me. Minus another star for these things. Only proper swimming t-shirts were allowed to cover up from the sun and the staff will feel the t-shirt to make sure it is compliant material.Food prices were reasonable e.g chicken leg and small portion of chips just under 9 Euros. Drinks less reasonable...500ml of coke (including lots of ice) or 1 litre of water a shade under 4 Euros, bubble tea 5 Euros. Another annoyance was that by default they give you drinks in a thick plastic cup which they charge you 1 Euro for. They claim this is to help with sustainability goals but most of these cups seem to end up in the bin (along with our seven). Perhaps they retrieve them from the bins and reuse. It was only towards the end of the day that I think a person returned thier cups to a drink kiosk and got thier Euro back...can't be certain that this was the case and certainly no signs that I could see that said the cups were returnable, but may be worth a try especially if you are a larger party. Did not see any drinking fountains, which I thought was poor. I know you can bring your own water into the park, which we did, but there is a limit to how much you can sensibly take and it gets warm so drinking fountains should be available. Minus a star for this. I know... I've minussed four stars but given a 2-star rating...because despite queuing for the express passes when the park could have taken action to reduce that queue, despite one of our party not being able to go on anything other than the lazy river due to not being able to wear glasses and despite not being able to get water without queuing and paying for it, we had a reasonable day out.
Written 24 August 2023
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