Located next to the Golf course in Costa Teguise, you will find Lanzarote’s one and only Aqua Park, which is open every day from 10.00 to 18:00. Most hotels offer excursions to the Aquapark (with Ticket prices including coach transfers). If you are staying in a private villa and have hired a car, it’s relatively easy to find. Even though there are no sign posts as such, the slides can be seen from a distance due to the low lying land in the area. We were 2 adults and 2 children. Admission cost €20 per adult + €15 per child. €2 Euros per locker, €2.50 for a sunbed, it was not the cheapest excursion, so be prepared.
The Aquapark offers a wide range of slides and pools and is an ideal day out for families of all ages. It's fun for all the family and makes for an unforgettable day out, but go prepared.
My two boys were 6 and 11 respectively when we went there and age/size can be a problem, so make sure you check the rules on each ride before joining the queues as they will not let small children ride on the white knuckle slides (eg ‘kamikaze’ and perhaps ‘spiral’ depending on height). Both my lads enjoyed the ‘fast-river’ and the eldest was brave enough to try the kamikaze (but only once !). The youngest will have to wait a few years. There were gentler options like the children's pool, and play area (free) and on the day we went there was a bouncy castle, trampolines and paddle boats (extra charges apply for these).
There is also a shop and a restaurant. We had packed lunches, but having inspected the menu, we found the prices reasonable, so will probably eat there next time.
None of the pools are heated, so again choose your day. If its cloudy or overcast, it will probably be be cold in the water too. We were fortunate as the weather turned in the afternoon and it was very hot, so we were pleased the water was cold.
The life-guards were fewer than I had expected but they did seem to be very aware an at least as good as anything I’ve seen in the uk. There were also limited inflatable rings on some of the rides, perhaps because people had taken them into the pool or kept them by their sunbeds !.
Conclusion : The waterpark was a great day out. Yes, the water is cool, perhaps even too cold , but so is the water everywhere (unless you’ve got a heated pool of course). There were not too many people in the waterpark on the day we went, which meant few queues, but I’d guess this changes in the six weeks school holidays !
Sunday, October 20, 2013