PortAventura World 2024 theme and leisure park in Salou Spain

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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

Polynesia in PortAventura.

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.

Sesamo Street in PortAventura World
Sésamo Street in PortAventura World is an ideal destination for a family getaway.

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).

Rollercoaster in Barcelona.
Rollercoaster in Barcelona.

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

Final parade in PortAventura World.
Final parade in 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

Entrance to China PortAventura World Theme and Leisure Park.
Entrance to China PortAventura World.

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.

4D experience Dino Escape in PortAentura.

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).

Final considerations

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.

Iconic Theme Park in Barcelona.
Fun for the whole family just one hour from Barcelona.

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