Splashing Guide to the Algarve Water Parks

We like to think that everyone loves a water park. They’re fun, exhilarating, and ideal for burning off the kid’s energy. If you want to make a splash, you’re in for a real treat because the Algarve is home to some of the most impressive water parks that Portugal has to offer.

With so many wondrous parks surrounding beach towns and cities, we have a fantastic selection of luxurious villas within a short journey to a fabulous waterpark so you can relax in ultimate comfort after a day of nautical fun.


Slide & Splash

Located in stunning Estômbar, this water park has 10 hectares of aqua-filled fun! Are you a thrill seeker? Try tackling the Black Hole (if you dare). Or perhaps you’re looking to relax and soak up the sun’s rays? Unwind and make use of the collection of loungers dotted around the park. And, if you have small children, don’t worry; there’s a shallow aquatic adventure park where you can keep an eye on the little ones.

Slide & Splash is a perfect choice if you’re heading to the Algarve. The site even offers various massages and a fish spa, so whether you want a day of super slides or tempting treatments, there’s something to keep everyone happy.


Aquashow Park Hotel

This is not your average water park. Aquashow water park serves its guests with a little extra oomph when it comes to slides and rides – a Watercoaster! Rising to 23.5 metres, this epic coaster combines water slides with theme park rides, plunging into the pool and splashing watching guests.

The park also has one of the largest jacuzzis you’ve ever seen, so let your cares bubble away, or head to the tranquil tropical pool for a calm swim away from the waves.

Fond of exotic animals? Well, the Aquashow hosts many shows for families to see and learn about all kinds of wildlife, including parrots, birds of prey, and reptiles. It really is an unforgettable experience and is just over a 10-minute drive from the centre of Vilamoura, making it the ideal location for exploring.



Ever dreamt of swimming with dolphins? Well, now you can. Zoomarine has slides galore, partnered with animal enclosures for its guests to explore the many aquatic animals around the world. Its unique dolphin experience means you can book a private session with these gracious creatures for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

The park provides life-changing experiences for animal lovers and is a must-visit attraction in the Algarve.



Another competitor in the Algarve waterpark scene is Aqualand. Bask in the sun as you take a trip around the lazy river, or stay on land and unwind while sipping a cool beverage.

Aqualand is perfect if you’re away on a stay close to Albufeira, with it being just a short drive away!


Algarve water parks

We hope these fantastic water parks inspire your visit to the Portuguese south coast. With a mix of animal adventures and thrilling rides, you can make your time in the Algarve one to remember.

Don’t forget; we have a range of exquisite stays available throughout the Algarve, to make your stay even more memorable.


Book your Algarve stay today

Now that you know about some of the best Algarve water parks, why not browse what we offer in the area? Our stunning villa selection is sure to maximise the comfort of your stay.

When you book with The Real Algarve, we can also offer our exceptional concierge service, where you can take advantage of our bespoke services; this comes with an additional charge, so please get in touch to discuss your unique requirements.

Remember, we’re on hand to help, whether it’s bar recommendations, amenities in the local area or advice on water parks near your Algarve stay. Please get in touch with one of our experts today.

A family at a waterpark