Theme parks, water parks and animal parks are some of the main entertainment options when planning a fantastic family day out in Alicante. For a more exhaustive guide on an Alicante holiday, check this guide we have written for you.
Most of the parks are around Benidorm, just a 20-30 minutes drive from Alicante city.
These are the best parks to visit in Alicante:
It is our favourite from the Alicante attractions, Terra Mitica is a giant theme park located just outside Benidorm. There are five different areas at the park, all of which are themed on the Mediterranean Sea: Egypt, Iberia, Greece, Rome and The Islands. There are many spectacular attractions such as “The Rescue of Ulysses”. A million square meters where fun, excitement, mystery and entertainment come to life. More than 25 rides, numerous shows, excellent shops and fabulous restaurants… for Full-On Family Fun… YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
GETTING TO TERRA MITICA
Airport: Alicante Airport “El Altet” is located 34 miles from the park.
By train: Terra Mitica park has its own train station on the Alicante-Denia F.G.V. line, and is just a stop away from Benidorm. The closest Renfe station, the Spanish State railway, is located in Alicante.
By Car: Take either N-330, N-332, N- 340 or the A7 motorway (exit 65A).
Aqualandia Water Park
Europe’s largest water park, is located behind the northern end of Playa Levante right next to Mundomar in the centre of Benidorm. It offers all kinds of water activities for every member of the family including the huge Atlantic wave pool, the springboards of Laguna, the beach and caves of Niagara and Adventureland which has been developed especially for young children.
You will find some of the best Alicante attractions, there are plenty of high adrenaline rides with the Kamikaze, Black Hole and Big Bang which is Europe’s highest chute ride.
The Kamikaze and Big Bang prove a real crowd pleaser. For after what seems like a lifetime climbing stairs and the views starting to look a bit too distant, the only way is down, straight down and in a heartbeat it is all over before scrambling to reclaim lost swimwear and get out of that water as quickly as you can!
For something a bit more sublime that won’t make you lose your stomach there is the Zigzag, a twisting array of tubes where five people can race against each other, or try the Pistas Blandas, reminiscent of childhood days of pouring water and washing liquid down a large sheet of plastic and racing down hills.
There are areas for the more dedicated swimmer who prefers calm water rather than the slides. You will find shaded areas, hammocks or chairs and several cafes or restaurants.
All of the different pools have a qualified lifeguard in attendance and there is a first aid station for any emergency. You can rent lockers for the day to keep your valuables safe and you can also rent large rubber rings to take on the slides.
Mundomar Park is located near the Mediterranean Avenue in Benidorm, close to other Alicante attractions such as Aqualandia water Park. It offers you the opportunity to get a close up view of the most popular marine animals like dolphins, sea lions, turtles and penguins or tropical forest fauna including funny talkative parrots and flamingos in their natural environment.
From the interior of the grounded galleon, you can see below the surface of the water, and watch the dolphins in their natural habitat. Through giant reinforced windows, you can study the underwater life of these beautiful mammals.
Suitable for old and young alike, adults as well as kids will gaze in awe as they begin their journey by the unique lagoon, crossing bridges and exploring its paths surrounded by dense vegetation, being greeted by flamingos and another colourful array of aquatic and tropical birds. A member of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals, Mundomar is much more than a venue for a day’s outing; it is a place where young and old can learn about marine life and learn to be responsible citizens.
Terra Natura Park
The Terra Natura park is located about 5 km outside of Benidorm. It is another huge theme park where animals roam in their natural habitat. 1,500 animals of around two hundred different species are homed at Terra Natura.
The park will take you on an amazing journey through 3 of the 5 continents: America, Asia and Europe representing the elements of nature: air, earth, and water and Pangea which stands for an amazing volcano. All the vegetation is native to the continent it is represents and even the staff in the restaurants, gift shops and shows are from their respective places, which all adds to Terra Natura’s aim of being an educational experience as well as a fun day combining history, culture, nature and leisure.
If you are visiting the park during summer days, make sure you bring your bathing stuff with you, as the park also hosts a water park area (lots of water rides and a large pool area).