Gran Canaria offers a wide range of leisure activities. You probably know all the things you can enjoy, such as the sun, the beach, nature, nightlife and amusement parks. However, what many people don't know is that the island has one of the most important water parks in the Canary Islands: Aqualand.
The Canary Islands are the ideal place for this type of theme park. You’ll be able to enjoy them at any time of the year thanks to the mild temperatures, especially in the winter months, and the many hours of sunshine a year that allow you to enjoy this water park 365 days a year.
In addition, it's a great plan for the whole family. A water park offers activities for all ages; Children will be able to enjoy attractions where they’ll have a great time, while adults can experience pure adrenaline in addition to other services offered by the park.
In this post, we’re going to talk about Aqualand Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. This park has undergone some renovations in recent years, with the firm intention of renewing itself and continue to lead the top of the most important water parks in Spain.
In this text, we’ll provide you with all the information you need: how much the tickets for Aqualand Maspalomas cost, the opening hours, how to get there and which are the best attractions of the park.
Aqualand Maspalomas: How to get there, prices and opening times
Aqualand in Gran Canaria is located in the tourist epicentre of the island, Maspalomas. It’s one of the largest water parks in the Canary Islands and a reference point in Spain.
It has a large area of approximately 130,000 square metres, with 14 attractions for all ages and members of the family.
To get easily to the park by car, take the GC-1 and take the exit number 46 towards Parque Sur and then taking the road to Barranco de la Negra.
If, on the other hand, you don't have your own vehicle and public transport is more convenient for you, here’s what you need to know. From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you can take bus number 30 from San Telmo station, which will take you to Playa del Inglés. From there you can take bus number 45, and you’ll arrive at the waterpark in just 15 minutes.
The waterpark is open 365 days a year, but we must warn you that, with the COVID-19 measures, the park can have reduced capacity and even close depending on the levels of the island.
Opening hours are from 10:00 in the morning to 17:00 in the afternoon. The attractions will begin to close half an hour before the park closes.
Ticket prices at Aqualand in Gran Canaria vary between adults and children.
The one-day ticket for adults is 33 euros and for children 24 euros. The great novelty of the park is that it has family packs, packs with entrance and food, and an annual pass to enter every day of the year.
The 5 best attractions at Aqualand Maspalomas
Now that you know more about Aqualand Maspalomas, where it’s located, its prices and opening hours, it’s time to talk about the attractions that the park has.
There are more than 14 attractions for all ages: for the more adventurous, for those who want strong emotions where adrenaline is the main protagonist, for those who want to spend a relaxing time and, of course, for the youngest members of the family.
We’re going to show you what, for us, are the 5 best attractions of Aqualand Maspalomas, with which you’ll enjoy all the excitement of a real water park.
One of the most legendary attractions of the whole park. It has been there since its opening and is in very good conditions.
It’s an attraction at Aqualand in Gran Canaria, with two equal slides, placed in parallel, where you go at high speed and end up with a steep descent that’ll make you vibrate with excitement.
An attraction for the whole family. The Mammoth (Mamut), as its name suggests, simulates the trunk of a mammoth and is the largest slide in the park.
To enjoy it, you have to get on a float, which holds a maximum of 8 people, making it an ideal attraction to enjoy with family or friends.
One of the park's newest attractions. Only suitable for the most daring and for those looking for strong emotions.
You’ll be able to enjoy the Boomerang with another rider, so you won't face the steepest and most vertiginous descent in the entire park alone.
4. Racer Twin Turbolance
This is the new star of Aqualand Maspalomas. Racer Twin Turbolance is one of the biggest tubes we can find in Europe.
It has a fast, dynamic ride that’ll leave you breathless as you take every curve and slope of the attraction. When you're done, you won't want to do anything else but go on it again.
5. Río del Pirata
To end a day full of thrills and spills, what better way to relax than on the Pirate River (Río Pirata).
Enjoy a well-deserved rest at Aqualand in Gran Canaria, letting yourself be carried by the current, going along a long circuit with a pirate theme on top of a float in which up to 3 people can go.
Aqualand Maspalomas: the best water park in the Canary Islands
This is the end of our post in which we have introduced you to the most important water park in the Canary Islands after its extensive remodelling, making it an option to take into account among all the leisure activities that Gran Canaria has to offer.
If you’re thinking of spending your holidays here, don't hesitate to invest a day in enjoying a day of leisure and relaxation with your family or friends at Aqualand in Gran Canaria.