AQUACOLOURS WATER PARK – POREČ
Want to visit Croatia’s largest waterpark?
During our travels in Poreč, we visited the waterpark for a fun filled day out. Located just 4km out of town, you have a choice of driving (5 minutes), taxi (5 minutes) or walking (40 minutes).
Now I’m not usually one to go on holiday and visiting such touristy places like this, however, for some fun, sun & slides – you can’t deny, it is worth a visit. With over 13 different slides, a lazy river, a wave pool and several different lounging areas – there is a great choice of things to do.
You have the choice of different hours spent at the waterpark, 3.5 hours, 6 hours or a full day ticket. We chose a 6 hour ticket and it worked out perfectly fine for us, we were able to go on everything at the park. 3.5 hours just does not seem enough time to get on all the slides & to see the park. Just make sure if you do pick one with a time limit, you head out of the park at that time or you will be charged (I’ll explain how later).
Pricing (as of 2018):
Peak season for a 6 hour ticket – more info on the website.
Children (up to 15) – 150HRK
Adults – 195HRK
Students (up to 21) – 150HRK
Locker – 5HRK
Please note – on the website it states Euros. They do not accept euros but do accept card.
After you have purchased your entry, you are given an electronic wristband. This is your key to getting in and making any purchases in the park (including food, photos and lockers). There is no cash in the park, as you leave, you scan your wristband and pay. The ticket includes a sunbed and a beach umbrella for free.
With a choice of 13 slides, you can have a gentle slide or experience adrenaline on one of the exciting choices.
Arriving at the waterpark, it’s clear where the main big slides are. Most use rings, 1, 2, 3 or 4 person – there will be a sign on each slide for what type of ring you need to use to go on to it. If I was you, grab one when you can, they were a little hard to come by when we wanted them.
Have a race with your friends down Windigo, ride as a four into the giant funnel of the Magicone, explore new galaxies on the Black Hole, fly into the heavens on Turbolance, feel the pull of gravity on the Looping Rockets, or have a gentle run on the Body Slide. There are plenty of options spread throughout the park.
There’s also plenty of smaller slides in the children’s pool for the younger ones to enjoy.
We were surprised by the mix of slides on offer at the waterpark & loved everyone on of them.
Just be aware – the queues can get quite long. There isn’t much shade when you’re waiting to get on the slide, on one we probably waited 30 minutes to get on. It’s safe to say, we got quite sunburnt this day!!
There are several places to relax if you don’t want to go on the slides the whole time.
You can float along in the lazy river, most likely will have to get a ring for this. It can get quite busy, so just grab one, sit back and relax as it takes you along the route. You can stop halfway if you want to get out and go on some more slides, swim around or just stay in the exit pool.
Grab a spot at the pebble beach & wave pool. Go for a swim or wait for the hourly mark when the waves come on. They get quite high which is great fun!
Not wanting to go in the water for a bit? Play a game of volleyball or let your kids climb on the rope pyramid.
Although the website states you cannot take food inside, there were people turning up with almost trailers worth of supplies. We took our own lunch in as well in order to avoid paying the parks prices for food.
We didn’t purchase any food but you had the following options:
-Pizza & Sandwhiches
-Burgers & Grill
-Fresh & Salads
Is it worth the visit? Yes. It definitely is, if you want a fun day out, experience adrenaline & to lounge around, this is the place for you. One thing I did notice, was how clean the park was. It was almost immaculate, no rubbish, no dirt, you can tell it is looked after & very modern. As a group of 23 year olds, we all had a great day & those of any age will find something to do here.
Just some tips:
-Wear flip flops around the place, don’t put them in the locker. The ground gets very hot in between the areas they have designated for walking
-Get there when it opens, it gives you more of a chance to get on the slides
-Leave when you’ve paid to leave, don’t want to get caught out & charged because you stayed an extra 10 minutes.
Check out the website here for more information.