in the sun at PortAventura Spain
planning a fun-filled holiday in Spain this year and looking for some action,
PortAventura in Salou on the Costa Dorada just south of Barcelona, is a
must. Port Aventura attracts around 4 million visitors every year and is,
in fact, the most-visited theme park in Spain and the 6th most-visited
in all of Europe. The theme park was started in combination with a Spanish
company and Busch Entertainment Corporation, famous for SeaWorld and other
popular theme parks in the U.S.A.
really great aspect when visiting Portaventura
water park is the ability to buy tickets to the various attractions
online prior to arriving in Spain, which not only offers convenience but
also saves some valuable money. To whet your appetite, the following is
a brief introduction into the various fun attractions on offer at PortAventura.
a Asian experience visit the relatively new PortAventura China, which offers
a great gastronomic experience as well as the Angkor Adventure in the Lost
Kingdom ride. Among other rides, have a thrilling experience on the China
Dragon Khan roller coaster while you are there.
you are a fan of cowboys and Indians and the whole Wild West experience,
Far West is the place to be to enjoy live adventures. Among the several
attractions on offer, the kids can have great fun riding “Los Potrillos,”
lovely Mexican ponies, while their parents can explore all the other fun
aspects of this area of the theme park in true American style.
is set up like a typical Mediterranean fishing village, offering several
exciting rides, along with restaurants and a great shopping experience.
For parents wishing to relax a bit while their older kids “do” the other
attractions, this is an ideal location to catch your breath.
the other hand, if you want to generate a little adrenaline, the main attraction
in this area of the theme park is the Furius Baco, which ends in a horizontal
catapult which sends you from 0 to 135 km/h in only three seconds!
we are off to exciting Mexico, created in the form of colonial Mexico and
including its very own Mayan pyramid. There are many other great attractions
here as well as restaurants, fun entertainment and shops to choose from.
a more exotic experience, enter Polynesia, with its jungle of palm trees,
rivers and shrubs. Here you will find the Tutuki Splash and the Sea
Odyssey. There is also an excellent restaurant serving Polynesian-styled
food and even a gift shop selling genuine items imported from Polynesia.
in 2011, SésamoAventura, a relatively new themed area of Port Aventura,
offers several fun attractions including the Magic Fish of PortAventura,
where both parents and children can jump onto colourful fish and bounce
around and drift on the water. Of course you get to meet all the famous
Sesame Street characters along the way!
in all, PortAventura makes for a really great day out on your Spanish holiday.
If staying in the surrounding area, you can enjoy the park several times
during your holiday, but it is also reasonably easy to reach when staying
in Barcelona as it is only a 1 hour 17 minute drive away from that exciting
city. Have fun!
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