PortAventura Family Theme Park, Costa Dorada, Spain.

PortAventura Family Theme Park, Costa Dorada, Spain.
4th March 2016 1 Comment Theme Park Holidays with Kids Sally
Thomson offer some great deals to PortAventura Theme Park.
Thomson offer some great deals to PortAventura Theme Park.

If it’s thrills and spills your kids want, but you can’t quite stretch to Disneyworld, (or just want an alternative) PortAventura is the place for you!

PortAventura is closer to home than Florida, in the Spanish sun and probably half the price too depending on which time of the year you go!

This is the most popular theme park in the whole of Spain, boasting 3 million visitors each year! Based on the Costa Dorada, PortAventura boasts its very own man made sandy beach, complete with sunloungers, parasols and a beach bar. There’s a pick of other beaches nearby, too. The popular Salou for a buzz and watersports, and Cambrils for a quieter option. The town of Salou is 5 minutes away by car, and Cambrils just 20 minutes.

The theme park at PortAventura is huge, so huge in fact, it’s divided into 6 manageable themes. These include the Far West section, where you can take a white-knuckle white water raft along the Grand Canyon – and the Mediterranean section, where you can try the Furios Baco, the fastest rollercoaster in Europe. For the times when your stomach needs a rest from all those rides, there’s also entertainment on site such as can-can shows, fireworks displays and acrobatics, too.

portaventrua family theme park spainOn site, there’s so much to do. Whether you want white-knuckle roller coasters or crazy water slides, you won’t be disappointed.

The Caribe Aquatic Park is where all of the water slides are located, including;

El Triángulo de las Bermudas – includes a wave machine

Bahama Beach –  A sedate, relaxing pool for the quieter times

Zona Indoor – Exclusively for the smaller visitors to enjoy less intense water slides undercover

Mambo Limbo – Hair-raising water slides for the brave!

El Tifón – A twisty water slide system

El Río Loco – A lazy river… or is it?!

El Torrente, Barracudas, Ciclón Tropical, King Khajuna, Rapid Race – Yet more thrill-seekers water slides

and for the little ones of course, a variety of outdoor splash pools and water slides.

portaventura spainThat’s just the water park! Next there is of course the grand PortAventura park itself, packed with rides, restaurants, shows, hotels and much much more!

In 2017 PortAventura will be adding a fabulous Ferrari World Park to it’s collection too! There’s going to be no chance for anyone visiting this place to get bored!

If you’re thinking this all sounds great, but what about some time out for the adults? Well, hop on a train and in just 1 hour you can be in Barcelona for a change of scenery. Here, in the capital of Catalonia, you can see Gaudí’s unfinished cathedral, La Sagrada Familia, plus modern architecture like Frank Gehry’s fish sculpture, its glass front glistening in the sunshine. After sightseeing, you can enjoy tapas along Las Ramblas, the famous pedestrianised street where street performers entertain diners. Perfecto!

Find some fantastic deals from Thomson right here. They’re even offering your theme park tickets in with the price of the hotels on site! Check it out here!


Want to visit, but want to book your flights, hotel and tickets separately? Not a problem!

Theme park tickets

Theme park tickets can be purchased via AttractionTix here.

Costa Caribe water park tickets can be purchased by AttractionTix here.


You can search for flights from many of the main airlines serving the UK using this Expedia search engine.


Check out these Hotels near Costa Dorada from Expedia too.

Other packages to PortAventura

OnTheBeach compiles holidays with a selection of flights and hotels available of your choice. See what they have on offer here.

Have you been to PortAventura before? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!


Looking to book DIY? Check out our resources guide to finding and booking your own flights, accommodation, car hire, airport parking, travel insurance and more right here!

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