Because of Lanzarote’s year-round warm temperatures, cooling off in one of its many breathtaking beaches is the top activity on the island. That said, sometimes holidaymakers want to add some thrill to their day in the water. A great place for that is Aqualava Waterpark in Playa Blanca. It offers an action-packed experience for the entire family anddaredevils of all ages.

Brief Background

Aqualava Waterpark opened in 2012. It was created to work with its natural environment, with a design that harmoniously blends with Lanzarote’s spectacular volcanic landscape. In addition, the popular tourist attraction uses geothermal pool heating, making it a modern yet environmentally friendly option. The sustainable tourist destination is also open all year round, thanks to the island’s consistently pleasant climate.

Why Visit Aqualava Waterpark

This fun-filled aquatic theme park is perfect for all members of the family and suitable for different types of vacationers. There are adrenaline-pumping chutes, pools, and water slides for children and adults. When you want to relax after hours of flirting with danger or you simply prefer to take it easy, work on your tan on the sun loungers or while floating on the lazy river. The complex is also accessible for holidaymakers with limited mobility. Getting around is easy, there’s a friendly staff ready to assist, and an amphibious wheelchair available for use. Even nicer, a free WiFi connection is available, so you can share your insta-envy holiday snaps with your followers.

Here’s a list of the exciting amenities where guests can swim, splash, and play:

Aqualava Beach. The only seawater wave pool in Lanzarote, this feature brings the Atlantic Ocean on land. This thrilling attraction sends reasonably large (and salty) artificial waves crashing over swimmers. Kids can also paddle, float, or bob up and down in shallow parts.

Corsair Bay. This is where the little ones have fun the most, spending hours getting drenched by the naughty giant octopus with an enormous bucket of water. Under our mischievous eight-legged friend are ramps and five water slides that all lead into a shallow, child-friendly pool. On the side are two other kiddie slides, AquaRamp and TimiSlide.

Timan Fire. Built only for the brave and daring with a minimum height of 1.20 meters, this attraction has five slides–Aqua Tube, Aqua Slide, Aqua Owl, Aqua Hole, and Aqua River–that will give you the wildest ride of your life. Each one comes with its own exciting twists and turns, sending riders into an instantaneous fall that ends with a powerful splash into a large lagoon below.

Magma River. Not everything in Aqualava will have you speeding on a raft. The Magma River, also called El Rio Lento, is a shallow pool that flows like a winding yet tranquil river. Its gentle current sends guests on single or double floaters cruising along scenic, Lanzarote-inspired paths. This relaxing tour is the perfect ending to an adrenaline-filled day and a great alternative to the other pools that don’t go anywhere.

Entrance Fees and Opening Hours

Aqualava Waterpark is open daily, from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, the entire year. Adult tourists can get their adrenalin fix for 22€ (one-time entrance), 70€ (one-week pass), or 90€ (two-week pass). On the other hand, kids can have fun all day in the aquapark for only 15€ (one-time entrance), 55€ (one-week pass), or 75€ (two-week pass).

Dining Options

Good food is accessible within the Aqualava complex but can only be sourced from the waterpark fast-food bar or the adjoining Relaxia Lanzasur Club’s in-house restaurant. Fortunately, Playa Blanca is a treasure trove of fantastic restaurants, and a few of the bests are nearby the waterpark. Here are the three dining options you must not miss while and after having fun in Aqualava.

Note: Guests can bring water inside the waterpark, but not food for sanitary reasons.

Timi Kitchen and Timi Shop

When you need to refuel between attractions, guests have two options–Timi Kitchen and Timi Shop. The Timi kitchen restaurant has a buffet, offering burgers, chicken, chips, salad, pizza, and fruits. On the other hand, the Timi shop is where you can get delicious gluten-free ice creams, fruit juices, and souvenirs.

Curry House

The Indian dishes coming out of Chef Panwar’s kitchen are loud, proud, and with a myriad of spices. A fine way to begin the symphony of flavors in Curry House is with a mixed starter — chicken pakoras, samosa, papadums, and onion bhaji. For mains, their butter chicken, chicken Bhuna, chicken Dopiaza,  chicken balti, and lamb tikka masala served with pilau rice and/or a Peshwari Naan are simply heavenly. The mixed tandoori grill platter is also spot on. If you like having a good kick of spice in your dishes, the ones that say “vindaloo” will have you gulping more than the usual cold Kobra beers.

Treat Cafe Bar

The perfect stop on your lovely coastal walk, Treat is a seriously exciting all-day cafe that serves all different sorts of mouthwatering food. Whether breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner, this somewhat hidden gem is one of the finest gastronomic discoveries you’ll find in Playa Blanca.

Treat Cafe Bar is a casual place with a warm and welcoming vibe. They offer a fantastic range of food and drinks. The ultimate crowd-pleasers are the millionaire’s shortbread, eggs Benedict with bacon, chicken-bacon panini, goat cheese salad, vegan burger, cappuccino, and barraquito. On some afternoons and evenings, Caz, the owner, does some beautiful live music as well.

How to Reach Aqualava Waterpark

Vacationers from different parts of Lanzarote can reach Aqualava via LZ-2, one of the main roads on the island. At the roundabout entering Playa Blanca, take the second exit leading to Av. Faro Pechiguera and continue on to Calle Av. Archipiélago, then C. Gran Canaria. There is free parking just around the waterpark.

Aqualava is also easily accessible by public transport. Here are the bus lines that service Playa Blanca:

From Puerto del Carmen — Lines 161 and 61
From the airport — Lines 161 and 261
From Teguise Market — Line 13
From Arrecife— Line 60
From Costa Teguise— Line 01 & 03 to Arrecife, then line 60
From Corralejo, Fuerteventura— ferry ride to Playa Blanca

Once already in Playa Blanca, tourists can ride bus line 30 to Las Margaritas, which is just a few hundred meters away from the entrance of Aqualava.

For updated information about the bus lines and timetables, please visit the IntercityBus Lanzarote website.

Family Fun at Aqualava Waterpark

Aqualava has chutes, pools, and water slides for children and adults, promising an entire day of adrenaline-pumping fun for all family members. On the other hand, those who prefer relaxing over flirting with danger can work on their tan on the sun loungers or while floating on the lazy river. If you want quality amusement time in a safe yet exhilarating environment, this waterpark is one of your best options when in Lanzarote.