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Algarve Water Parks

Algarve Water Parks

Algarve water parks are not exactly a theme park.

While almost every region in the world has a kind of theme park, with some being bigger than others, these generally focus on a brand, such as Disney or Warner Brothers, or a particular storyline, like Asterix.

Other so-called theme parks may not follow a precise theme, for instance Isla Magica, in Spain, are still big enough for visitors to be entertained for more than a day. And there are even those which may be more in line with a county fair: with fun rides for the whole family.

However, in the Algarve region, theme parks, big and small, go by another name: Algarve water parks.

Read on to find the best water parks in Algarve, as well as everything you need to know in order to visit them.


Where are water parks in Algarve?

There are three main Algarve water parks: these are the Aquashow, the Slide and Splash, and the Aqualand. Zoomarine, while not being a water park per se, is well worth a visit – reason why we will also speak about it in this article.

As you may know, the Algarve, albeit the southern region of the country of Portugal, is not that big. These water parks are all fairly close to each other, and a small 30 min ride will get you from one to another.

This also means that you can visit them all, without the need of reallocating sleeping arrangements in a different part of the region.

But where exactly is each of these water parks? What is the difference between them? What is the price? When are they open?

Have no worries. We have got you covered with all the information you need to choose one of these Algarve water parks. Or all! 



Aquashow is the biggest of the Algarve water parks. It is located in the town of Quarteira. Alongside its numerous attractions, the Aquashow also makes available some leisure areas, including spas and recreation spaces. 

Their main attractions require a minimum height, with 1,40m being the minimum to experience the water park in its entirety. However, there also children areas and quite a few attractions where no particular height is required.

A new indoor waterpark was planned to open in 2020 but was postponed, with no opening date yet established. 

Address: EN 396, Semino 8125-303 Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal
Opens: 10.00am
Closes: Between 5.00pm and 6.00pm (depending on the time of the year).
Prices:11-64 years old: 29€ | Junior (6-10) & Senior (+65): 21€
Baby (0-5): free | Pregnant: 50% discount at the park ticket office only.


Slide and Splash

Slide and Splash opened their doors and slides in 1986, in Lagoa. Since then it has been expanding and today, this Algarve water park presents different aquatic entertainments for all ages, alongside lounge areas as well as animal shows.

Address: E.N. 125 Vale de Deus8401-901 Estombar, Lagoa
Opens: 10.00am
Closes:Between 5.00pm and 6.00pm (depending on the time of the year).
Prices:11-64 years old: 30€ | Junior (5-10) & Senior (+65): 21€
Baby (0-4): free | Some promotions when purchasing online


Algarve Water Parks



Aqualand is the Algarve water park of Alcantarilha, a small town found between Lagoa and Albufeira. The park is thought to please families with school-aged children, reason why it focuses their opening months along the summer holidays.

One of their main attractions is the well-known “Kamikaze”, which is a slide sought after for the fact one can actually see it from the road, given its height.

Address: E.N. 125 Sítio das Areias, Apartado 11, 8365-908, Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal
Opens: 10.00am
Closes: Between 5.00pm and 6.00pm (depending on the time of the year).
Prices:11-64 years old: 30€ | Junior (5-10) & Senior (+65): 21€
Baby (0-4): free | Friends & Family Packs available



Zoomarine is both an Algarve water park as well as a theme park. It opened in 1991, in Albufeira, right at the centre of the most touristic region of the Algarve. Focused on entertainment, leisure, and environmental education, the Zoomarine is inspired by marine life and actively promotes ocean species and their habitats.

Address: E.N. 125, Km 65, Guia 8201-864, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
Opens: April 12 – October 31, from 10.00am to 7.30 p.m. (depending on the month)
Closes: Between 5.00pm and 7.30pm (depending on the time of the year).
Prices:11-64 years old: 35€ | Junior (if height is over 1m – 10 years) & Senior (+65): 25€ | Prices may vary according to dates
Child (0-10): free if the height is less than 1m


Are Algarve water parks open in October?

Although many tourists visit the region, not all Algarve water parks are open in October. If you are planning to visit us during this month, there are two safe options for a little water fun: the Zoomarine and Aqualand.

This is because both institutions acknowledge that the Algarve also attracts many English students in October, which is a time for English school holidays, reason why these Algarve water parks choose to remain open a few months after summer.

So, only one question remains: Which one of these Algarve water parks will you be visiting?

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