PortAventura World is a theme and leisure park located in Salou, near Barcelona.
As we were spending some days in Costa Dorada, we took the opportunity to visit it, and you know what? We loved the experience, and we tell you everything in this article!
PortAventura World Park in Spain
PortAventura has six main parts, each one with a specific theme.
Thus, there are areas dedicated to China, Mexico, Far West, PolyThus, you can find areas dedicated to China, Mexico, Far West, Polynesia, the Mediterranean, and Sesame Street.
In each area, there are several attractions, shops, restaurants, games, and shows.
The most extreme attractions are the roller coasters, namely the Shambhala and Dragon Khan (both in China), Hurakan Condor (Mexico), Stampida (Far West), and Furius Baco (Mediterranean).
For those who don’t like strong emotions, we suggest a quiet boat trip between the Port of Drassana in the Mediterranean and Port Waitan in China (or the opposite direction).
Alternatively, you can choose a ride on a steam train that connects the North Station in the Mediterranean, SésamoAventura, and the Penitentiary Station in the Far West.
The final grand parade at PortAventura World
The day always ends the same way at PortAventura! A final grand parade with characters from the park and actors of the show with lots of music.
How to get to PortAventura from Salou
We stayed in La Pineda and took a bus in front of Hotel Palas Pineda.
To find out how public transport works in this region of Catalonia, we recommend that you read our Salou Travel Guide.
Hotels in PortAventura World Spain
If you prefer to stay at PortAventura Park, there are six hotels on site: GoldRiver, The Callaghan’s, Mansión de Lucy, El Paso, PortAventura Caribe Hotel and PortAventura Hotel.
Travel tips for PortAventura World theme and leisure park
They search backpacks and bags at the entrance to parks;
They say that food is not allowed, but we saw several people with homemade sandwiches;
You can purchase two different fast tracks inside the park.
PortAventura Express allows faster access to multiple attractions but can only be used once per attraction;
On the other hand, PortAventura Express Premium gives you unlimited access to the included attractions.
To find out which attractions each fast pass includes, as well as current prices, we suggest that you consult the information at the ticket office.
Some attractions have a minimum height, which is particularly important if you are traveling with young children.
Pregnant women are also denied access to some attractions, such as the Dino Escape, for example.
The shows have specific times, so we suggest you confirm which one you are interested in seeing as soon as you enter the park.
Lockers are available for storing belongings (at an extra cost).
Although we’re not particularly fans of this type of amusement park, the truth is, we had a lot of fun!
For this reason, we recommend that you put (possible) prejudices aside and visit PortAventura Park.
Finally, are you thinking of visiting Catalonia or Costa Dorada? So, in that case, we take the liberty of suggesting that you read the following articles:
- What to do in Barcelona | complete travel guide (coming soon)
- Barcelona El Prat, Barcelona Airport (BCN) (coming soon)
- Places to visit in Tarragona, Catalonia (coming soon)
- What to do in Salou | Complete Travel Guide! (coming soon)
- Hotel in Salou: Palas Pineda (coming soon)
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