Short trip to Port Aventura and Costa Caribe
One hour away from Barcelona, between the municipalities of Salou and Vila-Seca, you will find Port Aventura, the biggest theme park in Spain, and the second biggest in Europe. Port Aventura opened in 1995, becoming the first of its kind in Spain and it has never stopped innovating since then. Now, the park is host to 40 attractions, 76 restaurants, 29 shops, and 100 shows, all of them distributed along 6 thematic areas: Mediterranean, Far West, China, Mexico, Polynesia and SesamoAventura. Each of these areas has different attractions, ambiance, ethnic products and cuisine.
Right next to Port Aventura you will also find the magnificent Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. This Caribbean-themed park will allow you to do rafting, surf in a wave pool, ride giant water slides, and relax in one of its bars or restaurants. Aside from the aquatic attractions, Costa Caribe also counts with an impressive collection of more than 4300 tropical plants spread throughout the entire park.
Best Price for Port Aventura and Costa Caribe
Entry price to Port Aventura and Costa Caribe can vary depending on the number of access days and visitor age, with different prices for junior, adult and senior. If you buy tickets online ahead of time, you may be able to take advantage of 2×1 offers or 50% discount sales. The most interesting packages are the combined passes, allowing you to visit both the amusement park and the aquatic park for three consecutive days.
How to reach Port Aventura and Costa Caribe
One of the best ways to reach Port Aventura from Barcelona is by car, running the Brava coast by the C-32 road and the AP-7 until you reach Salou. Another option is to travel by train for an hour to Port Aventura Station, located at the Rambla del Parc, which reaches directly into park. It is also an option to reach the park by bus in a 2-hour trip.
For those coming from Barcelona with kids, it is best to stay for several days so as to enjoy both parks without rushing. In addition to the park, Salou offers other tourist attractions, like amazing beaches and great a variety in daytime and nighttime leisure options that are all worth staying for.
Where to sleep at Port Aventura and Costa caribe
Port Aventura has its own facilities, including four excellent theme hotels where to stay. By the park’s entrance you will find Hotel PortAventura, replicating a traditional Mediterranean city with pools and lakes. Next to the aquatic park’s entrance is Hotel El Paso, set as a traditional Mexican ranch with Aztec decorations. Close by, you will find Hotel Caribe, which boasts the world’s biggest white sand pool. The most removed option is Hotel Gold River, which counts with a magnificent Wild West setting well worth a look.