A Fun Day at Aqualand, the Costa del Sol’s Largest Water Park

Aqualand Torremolinos

Some of the most popular attractions for tourists visiting the Costa del Sol during the hot summer months are the Water Parks. There are two located within easy driving distance from Sunset Beach Club; however, today we’re going to feature the Coast’s biggest water park: Aqualand!

Located in Torremolinos, Aqualand provides a truly amazing day out for all the family. Our Community Manager recently visited the park with his family and some friends and the following is his review of a day at Aqualand. Over to you Justin…

I can’t believe I’ve lived on the Costa del Sol all my life and have never actually been to Aqualand (Shame on me!). From the minute I set foot in the park, I realised that I – and especially my kids – had been missing out, big time!

My first impression was a feeling of openness and cleanliness. The place is spotless and the use of green areas and the natural landscape make for a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. With such a popular attraction, one my biggest worries was that it was going to be overcrowded and – dare I say – claustrophobic! Nothing could be further from the truth. All the rides are well spread out with vast areas of garden in between; these areas come equipped with sun umbrellas and are perfect for setting up camp for the day. If you prefer a little more comfort, there are plenty of sun beds located around the main Wave pool and a special picnic area; they can be rented for €4 per day.

We visited on a Saturday in the month of July, in other words, high season and I was worried that it would be overcrowded; however, with the exception of the customary queues on a few of the more popular rides, it was remarkably civilised and, more importantly, highly enjoyable!

Concerned about security and safety? Don’t be. There are lifeguards everywhere and all the ones we dealt with were extremely friendly and helpful.

You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks into the park, as long as there are no items made of glass. This is what we did, and by the looks of things, so did most of the families; however, next time I might be tempted to eat at one of the impressive restaurants within the water park. If you’re looking for snack food, burger, pizzas etc then you won’t be disappointed as there are various outlets spread throughout the park.

Photo of the main restaurant at Aqualand in Torremolinos

If you prefer something a little more elaborate, the impressive main restaurant located under a massive thatched roof (see photo above) offers both an a la carte option and a buffet style option with pastas, grilled meat and fish, pizzas and lots of wonderful desserts. The place was spotless and I even managed a peek into the kitchens which were equally impressive with all staff immaculately dressed in their stylish uniforms.

A Few Tips

  • Get there early to avoid queues to get into the park
  • Rent a safety deposit box to keep your valuables safe. There are security guards patrolling around the park but use of these safety boxes will just give you peace of mind. It’s €5 for the day plus a refundable €5 deposit.
  • This year Aqualand has introduced a new ‘Fast Pass’ system which allows users to save time by not having to queue up for inflattable rings (donuts) and special mats for some of the more popular rides. Having a Fast Pass also allows you to join special queues which are given preference on many of the rides. It costs €12 per person for the day and although it makes the day a little more expensive, I found it to be worth the money for the time saved. If you don’t want to spend the extra money on a Fast Pass, you can still enjoy all the rides, just know that you’ll be spending quite a bit more time in queues.
  • Make sure your kids have plenty of suntan cream as it’s easy for them to get burned.
  • If you’re looking to save a few euros, be sure to take a picnic for your lunch, just make sure you’re not carrying any glass bottles or items (the guards will check at the entrance).

Now let’s get to the good stuff. I’m not going to bore you with lots of text. Instead I’ve included photos of all the main rides available at Aqualand with a brief description about each one and my personal impressions; this will hopefully give you a good idea of what to expect and help make up your mind if visiting the Coast’s largest water park is worth your while 🙂

Speed Racer (New This Year)

The Speed Racer is the newest ride at Aqualand (Opened in July 2016) and, as the name suggests, is an exhilarating and adrenaline pumping experience! The start of the slide involves twists and turns in the dark before shooting out onto the final slalom lanes. You’ll be lying on special mats for this ride, equipped with special handles which you’ll be grateful for! I have to say it was probably my favourite ride and the fact it has 8 lanes means the queues are pretty quick too!

Speed Racer at Aqualand Torremolinos

The new Speed Racer ride at Aqualand



A fun ride for younger children (although I did see a few adults on it), this ride has two slides with a few twists and turns. My daughters loved it as they were able to go down on their own 🙂

Anaconda ride at Aqualand



This is a new attraction with 8 lanes which you shoot down using a carpet-like float. Really good fun and another of the rides which young kids (have to be taller than 1.20m) can use on their own. Another great advantage is that the queue went very fast so no long wait times.

Multipistas slide at Aqualand, Torremolinos



This is one of the most popular rides amongst the adult contingent; fast with lots of speedy turns!

Twister slide at Aqualand in Torremolinos



This is officially the highest water slide in Europe (22 metres) and definitely one for adrenalin junkies… Steep drop and really fast fall!

Photo of the dreaded Kamikaze slide at Aqualand in Torremolinos



The name says it all… You’re pushed over a steep drop whilst sitting in a rubber ring only to head straight back up the other side of this U-shaped ride. Quite a popular ride with average queues and wait times (quicker if you rent your own rubber rings).

Photo of the Boomerand water slide at Aqualand in Torremolinos


Super Slalom 

3 long slides in zig-zag… which one are you going to choose?

Fun on the Super Slalom at Aqualand in Torremolinos

Super Slalom

Crazy Race

This slide doesn’t look like much at first site; however, when you are on it you literally fly down! Great fun 🙂 Also a good option for younger kids.

Crazy Race water slide at Aqualand in Torremolinos

Crazy Race


This is a fun ride for all the family. It’s like going rafting down a river… not scary at all. Again, if you’ve rented a rubber ring, you won’t have to wait as long in the queue.

Rafting down the rapids at Aqualand in Torremolinos


Black Hole

More than 100m of twists and turns… in the dark! Highly recommended but expect quite a long wait in line.

Shootng down the Black hole slide at Aqualand in Torremolinos

Black Hole

Crazy Cones

The newest slide in the park and probably the most popular. Shoot down the slide aboard a rubber ring and you’ll be sucked into the crazy cones… you might come out of the cone going backwards! This was probably our favourite ride but could do with being a little longer. 🙂

The crazy cones ride at Aqualand in Torremolinos

Crazy Cones

Kids Fun

There are 3 areas dedicated to younger children: Tropical Lagoon, The Water Mushroom and Children’s paradise. All have a great selection of kid friendly slides which will keep the little ones happy for hours.

Photo of the kiddies pool areas at Aqualand in Torremolinos

Kids Pools

Surf Beach

A 1440 square metre wave pool. You can also join in the aqua gym classes which take place throughout the day 🙂

Photo of the Surf Beach pool at Aqualand in Torremolinos

Aqua gym – Surf Beach

So what do you think? Looks like fun doesn’t it?



Aqualand Torremolinos Ticket Prices

Opening Times

May, June, September & October: 11.00am to 6.00pm

July & August: 10.00am to 7.00pm

We hope you enjoyed the review of  Aqualand in Torremolinos; we definitely recommend it for a fun family day out. Don’t forget that you can buy tickets to Aqualand from our leisure desk on the 6th floor of  the hotel.

Looking for a hotel to stay nearby? Check out our website at www.sunsetbeachclub.com … we’ve got fantastic apartment style accommodation, great facilities and a fun entertainment programme for a great family holiday.


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30 Responses to A Fun Day at Aqualand, the Costa del Sol’s Largest Water Park

  1. Elaine April 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    Hi I am going out there for a two week holiday the first two weeks in June.I was wondering if you do a family pass as it is myself ,husband & two year old daughter. Thanks

  2. Justin April 27, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    Hi Elaine, we’re not sure if they have a family pass but they are constantly doing offers. If you are staying with us, best thing to do is ask at our leisure desk when you arrive.

  3. Dave May 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm #

    Do u pay for the rides or is the rides included in the price

  4. Justin May 18, 2015 at 10:10 am #

    Hi Dave, the rides are all included in the entrance price

  5. Gemma October 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    when in October does the park close for winter?

  6. Gemma October 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm #


  7. Justin October 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    Yes, we sell tickets to Aqualand from our Leisure Desk 🙂

  8. GEMMA October 18, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    When does the Aqua Park Close?

  9. GEMMA October 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm #


  10. Justin October 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi Gemma, I’m afraid Aqualand closed last Sunday for the season as it’s getting a little chillier here. Sorry.

  11. Justin October 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    I’m afraid we don’t offer day passes to our hotel Gemma. The bars and restaurants are open to outside guests but I’m afraid the pools are only for guests who are staying in the hotel.

  12. Catherine October 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    hello. Will aqualand be open Oct 29th and 30th this year 2016?

  13. Justin October 20, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    Hi Catherine, I’m afraid Aqualand closed for the season las weekend and wont be open til April/May next year. Sorry.

  14. catherine October 21, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

    Thank you. What can my 17 yr old and 14 yr old do for the week (from 28th Oct)? Any tips? Tk u!

  15. Caitriona January 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi I am going out there for a week in July with two kids. Are all the rides included in the door price

  16. Justin February 6, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    Hi Caitriona,

    Yes, the entrance prize allows you to go on all the rides. If you don’t want to wait in long queues, you have the option of buying a fast pass which is an extra charge.

  17. Aija April 16, 2017 at 6:50 am #

    Hi. Can U send me the address please. Don’t understand, its in Sunset hotel ir no?

  18. Justin April 17, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Hi Aija, no, it’s not at Sunset Beach Club. It’s approximately 10 minutes by car in Torremolinos.

  19. Dominica June 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    Will you be open from 23rd to 29th October this year?

  20. Justin June 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    Aqualand should be open from 11am to 6pm during the month of october 🙂

  21. ashleigh September 4, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    hiya will the water park be open the 1st week in October and what times 🙂 thanks

  22. Justin September 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

    Yes, the water park is open in October from 11am to 6pm 🙂

  23. Ann marie Miskell February 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

    What dates does the water park open in May????? Thanks in advance

  24. Justin February 8, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    We’ve checked on their website and it seems it’s open all of May but best to check with them directly.

  25. Andrew February 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Any chance of the park opening during the Easter break from the 8th of April? Thanks

  26. Justin February 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

    I don’t think it’s open in April Andrew… Best to check directly with the waterpark but I think the weather is too unreliable at that time of year.

  27. Sarah August 10, 2018 at 11:56 am #


    If I buy a ‘Friends Pass’ to Aqualand is it just for entry on one day or can I go a few times over my holiday?

  28. Justin August 24, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    Not too sure what you mean by ‘Friends Pass’ Sarah. As far as we are aware they only sell daily passes. Best to check on their website to make sure.

  29. Lucy Brown February 17, 2019 at 11:47 pm #

    Are you open in April

  30. Justin February 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm #

    Hi Lucy, I’m afraid Aqualand doesn’t open until the end of May. Sorry.

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