Is there anywhere better to cool off and have fun on holiday than a water park? With pools and sunbeds for relaxing and slides for unmissable thrills, aquaparks are great for the whole family. Each of these Lanzarote parks comes with its own special twist – read on to discover more.
With over 3,000 hours of sun every year and an average temperature of over 20°C, this beautiful Canary Island is perfect for a summer getaway. Good food and great wine round out the experience, while the unique volcanic landscape offers unforgettable views. If you’re travelling with children, you won’t want to miss these fantastic waterparks.
Aqualava Playa Blanca
This park may be new, but it’s already earned itself a great reputation. It boasts a selection of fast slides, crazy loops and lazy rivers you’d expect from any quality aquapark. A buffet is served all day from its Timi Kitchen restaurant, and its chillout zones are ideal for those who want to relax in the sun or the cool shade.
What impresses visitors most, however, is Aqualava’s unique surroundings. Located in an especially volcanic part of the island, this park heats its pools with natural geothermal energy.
Aqualava Playa Blanca is open 9:30am-5:30pm seven days a week.
Rancho Texas Animal Park
As the name suggests, Rancho Texas offers a range of animal shows and encounters. Boasting everything from common farm animals to exotic birds and reptiles, this park puts on regular shows which never fail to delight guests. The Birds of Prey show is especially popular, regularly drawing huge crowds. And if you feel yourself getting peckish, why not sample the on-site American-style diner?
Wet and Wild
Of course, none of this means you should come here expecting to stay dry. Slides make good use of the landscape, with some even twisting out of the mountains, and the pool area features a huge bucket which fills until it tips and drenches everyone underneath it. Beware of the Splash Zone!
Rancho Texas is open 9:30am-5:30pm all year.
Aquapark Costa Teguise
Finally, we come to perhaps the biggest attraction on this list, and one that the children are sure to want to revisit again and again. The following list contains just some of what Costa Teguise has to offer:
- Ziplines and obstacle courses
- A climbing wall
There’s also a dedicated toddlers’ section for youngsters, relaxing sunbed areas and a restaurant offering a variety of dishes.
Costa Teguise is open year-round, 10am-6pm.
Stay in the Lap of Luxury
Just back from the seafront on Playa Blanca sits the recently renovated H10 Lanzarote Princess. All rooms come with free wifi and a choice of views: standard accommodation looks out over the island or gardens, while ‘superior’ rooms look over the pool or the sea.
Guests can enjoy a free sauna and gym, several bars and restaurants, and evening entertainment. A club each is available for four to twelve-year olds and features a mini-disco, a PlayStation and various games.
This hotel also has its own take on a waterpark – splash about with your children in the large pools and enjoy the colourful slides as often as you like, knowing that your comfortable room is just a short walk away.