Algarve is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Visitors from all over the world love to visit the famous water parks in Portugal’s southern Algarve region on the Mediterranean Sea. Tourists arrive via cheap flights to Faro airport and stay at the many hotels in Algarve. Public buses and private taxi transfers make it easy and convenient for tourists to travel in and around the city of Faro. If you want to know about the best water parks in Algarve read on for some of the finest amusements southern Portugal has to offer.
Aqualand Algarve. Located in Alcantarilha, this water park has many tall water slides, including Banzai (23 meters high), Kamikaze (36 m), and Crazy Race (which allows groups of friends to race each other to the bottom). The Rapids slide lets you go down floating on a raft. For those who like their rides less thrilling and more family-friendly, the park offers a swimming pool, a surf beach, and the Flying Carpets ride that allows children and adults to slide down a water slide on mats.
The Kidzworld attractions feature shallow water for children to explore. Kidzworld attractions include the Children’s Paradise pool (with its own castle) and Rainbow Park, which has “splash” activities for smaller children. For those seeking relaxation and easygoing water park experience, there’s the Congo River ride. This ride allows visitors to float slowly down a calm artificial river on a raft.
Aquashow Park. Found near Quarteira off the E1/A22 motorway, the larger Aquashow Park Hotel complex includes a 4-star luxury resort, theme park, and winter ice skating rink as well as the water park. Its wave pool is the largest in all of Portugal. Tall water slide rides include the Wild Snake, the Free Fall, a water roller coaster, and the White Fall. A rainbow-colored Speed Race slide lets up to six friends race each other to the bottom of the water slide.
This park offers many snack bars, kiosks, and souvenir stands for meal breaks and mementos. A classic swimming pool and a Jacuzzi are available for family fun. There’s also a Lazy River ride for those who like their water attractions slow and relaxing. An Aquakids “splash” area is open to children ten months old and up, and the Aqualandia pool is exclusively for children ten years old and under. Children 3-8 years old can enjoy the mini train.
Krazy World. This beloved Algarve petting zoo also includes a water park with a well-known pool with a water slide that younger visitors enjoy. Attractions include the lemur interaction (in which visitors can feed the adorable primates), pony rides, a paintball range, a miniature golf course, a pedal kart track, an animal-themed inflatable bounce house, and harness-assisted tree climbing. Families with children 3-10 years old will have the most fun at this park, and as a bonus, the staff are very good about helping children learn important lessons about environmental conservation and protecting animals.
Krazy World is located in Messines. Private taxi transfers are a quick way to reach it from Faro Airport and other locations.
Slide & Splash Water Slide Park. Located in Estombar, Lagoa, this water park is one of the largest water slide parks in Europe, covering a total of seven acres. Water rides include the Big Wave and the Banzai. Amenities include lockers for rent, food vendors, and areas that can be accessed by people with disabilities. Slide & Splash prides itself on its clean, safe, sanitary conditions.
For additional fun, view the park’s animal shows. A reptile show, falconry show, and exotic bird show featuring macaws are all enjoyable for all ages. Queues can be quite long, so it’s best to book tickets in advance and arrive early.
Zoomarine Algarve. This park in Guia near Albufeira combines theme park fun with learning about animals and animal conservation. Visitors can opt to take a guided tour to learn about the marine animals in-depth or choose to explore the park on their own.
Attractions include a dolphin encounter tank (it requires a separate ticket), dolphin shows, a ray feeding tank, interactive bird shows, the Pirates Bay live-action show, and an aquarium. The water park has a swimming pool, water slides, and a beach.
No matter which which of the best water parks in Algarve you choose to visit, you’re bound to have a good time. Simply do a little online shopping beforehand to look for the best hotel and water park ticket deals. Remember to use private taxi transfers for easy travel from Faro Airport. Thank you for reading the Faro Airport Transfers Blog.