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Slide into summer with these water park hotels in Lanzarote

By , 27 July 2018

Lanzarote’s consistently warm, dry, climate makes it the perfect winter or summer destination and if you are looking for some fun in the sun then why not head to a Lanzarote water park!

When the temperature starts to soar, cool down with a visit to the island’s exhilarating water parks. From Costa Teguise’s AQUAPARK to Aqualava Water Park in Playa Blanca, your family can take their pick from adrenaline-pumping slides, serene river floats and splash pools to delight even the youngest visitors.

Stay in a resort near some of Lanzarote’s best water parks, and you’ll be able to visit as often as you like during your holiday.


A fortress-style resort near Aqualava Water Park Lanzarote

Positioned just outside the bustling resort town of Playa Blanca, this stately hotel puts you within easy reach of Aqualava Water Park with its water slides, wave pool and lazy river. Drawing design inspiration from the imposing Castillo de San José in nearby Arrecife, it has a fortress theme running throughout. Children can spend their days in ‘Castleland’ with its pirate ship and interactive games area. A lifeguard-supervised aquatic play zone sits at its heart, including shallow saltwater pools, toadstool fountains and a network of slides descending from a magical green dragon.

With the kids happily occupied, indulge in a visit to the Vitanova Spa with its assortment of thalassotherapy water treatments. Aromatherapy showers awaken the senses while a combination of Jacuzzis, water jets, saunas and ice baths stimulate circulation for skin that feels revitalised. Facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and massages round out the spa services. Make it a family experience in the Petit Spa room, where children between the ages of four and 12 are treated to pampering manicures and massages.

From morning yoga sessions to evening musical performances and late-night discos, there’s a full programme of entertainment. The hotel’s 5D cinema offers an immersive experience, while live cooking stations blend fine dining with entertainment.

Take in expansive ocean views from your private balcony or terrace. Airy, Mediterranean-style accommodation features neutral tones and separate sitting areas. Merlin rooms, finished off with colourful Camelot-themed wall art, are well-suited to families with younger children.

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Chic resort accommodation near a water park in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

At this hotel, little ones get their own splash pools to enjoy courtesy of the resort’s 10,000-square metre Kikoland complex. Play areas provide activities ranging from toddler-appropriate handicrafts to teen-friendly modern dance workshops. All-ages recreation includes tennis, beach volleyball and a seasonal climbing wall to test your mettle. Rooms are decorated in a contemporary Canary Island style, all sleek neutrals and timber accents.

With the thrills of Aqualava Water Park a 5 minute drive away, you’re never far from an exhilarating zip down its network of twisting slides. At Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, you’ll find three outdoor pools edged with palm trees, sun loungers and oversized parasols. Order saffron-scented paella and a fresh fruit juice from the poolside café, or perfect your floating technique in the balmy saltwater pool.

Indoors, the resort’s Thalassotherapy centre includes a ‘1001 Nights’ pool with a luminous star-studded ceiling and soothing underwater music to set the serene mood. An aromatherapy steam room rounds out the wellness centre’s options.

Unwind to the sound of tinkling ivories in the spacious lobby bar. Evenings are enriched by live music several times a week, complemented by internationally influenced cuisine including Italian, Mexican and buffet options. Helmed by Chef Carlos Pérez, the award-winning Isla de Lobos restaurant showcases locally sourced ingredients. Dine on its sheltered terrace to relish the sea views with your plate of lacquered tuna belly and fried suckling pig.

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A beachfront hotel within walking distance of a water park in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Las Costas Hotel | Puerto del Carmen

You’re a mere 15 minute stroll from one of Lanzarote’s premier water parks when you stay at the Las Costas Hotel. Rancho Texas is just over a kilometre away, giving swift access to its splash zone framed by lava rocks and swaying palms.

The hotel’s prime position, steps from the golden sands of Los Pocillos Beach, means that the fun continues away from the water park. Adults and children are both catered for with separate heated swimming pools, complete with parasol-shaded loungers to give young skin a break from the Puerto del Carmen sunshine. Feel your cares melt away with a visit to the indoor sauna and revive your muscles in the bubbling Jacuzzi.

Most rooms come equipped with airy terraces or balconies, many of which have panoramic sea views. Sofas convert into extra beds, transforming seating zones into sleeping areas for children. Family rooms and junior suites offer additional space to maximise comfort. The hotel’s entertainment team keeps younger guests engaged, whether they’re swinging in the play park or dancing in the mini disco. Reunite the family at the end of the day in the international buffet restaurant, stylishly appointed with white linens and enticing cooking stations.

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A luxury hotel moments away from a Lanzarote water park in Puerto del Carmen

 Seaside Los Jameos Playa | Puerto del Carmen

There’s a sense of old-world grandeur surrounding the elegant Los Jameos Hotel, with its traditional hacienda-style accommodation and intricate woodwork. Inspired by the designs of Lanzarote architect César Manrique, the whitewashed exteriors and neutral interiors are offset with natural shades of ocean blue. Although it’s only a 5 minute drive from the water slides and marine wildlife of Rancho Texas Park, the hotel also offers aquatic appeal of its own with multiple swimming pools to choose from. Join in the games and fitness classes in the outdoor activity pool, letting children frolic in the shallow kids’ pool and baby splash area.

Recreational activities are extensive and varied – spend the morning planning a round of mini golf with the family and the afternoon perfecting your game on a tennis court. Teenagers can join in with Aquafit and volleyball sessions, while the kids’ club caters for younger guests with a bustling playpark. Experience full relaxation in the hotel’s Spa and Wellness Centre, offering body wraps, massages, Thalasso therapies, manicures, pedicures, cosmetic treatments and a cold-water plunge pool. Cleanse and purify the body by visiting the various saunas, from traditional Finnish designs to bio-sauna rooms enhanced with lights and aromatherapy oils.

Buffet dining offers plenty of mouthwatering choices, from grilled calamari to roast lamb. Save room for the dessert counter – the hotel’s patisserie excels in preparing fresh crêpes and exquisite cakes. After dinner, watch the sunset together from your spacious terrace, with family rooms and junior suites inspiring you to spread out in their laid-back lounging areas.

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Sophisticated suites five minutes from a water park in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

 Aequora Lanzarote Suites | Puerto del Carmen

Sports and recreation fill the entertainment schedule at this hotel from dawn until dusk, whether you prefer a leisurely game of boules or a high-energy Zumba session. Children can partake in a carefully curated programme of arts, crafts and sporting activities including water polo and football. Bring the rambunctious spirit of the kids’ club back into your hotel suite when you book the ACUI family room, fully stocked with children’s movies and colouring materials.

Minimalist whitewashed architecture lends a contemporary feel to this sleek, recently constructed hotel. Between visits to nearby Rancho Texas water park, spend your time lounging on the powdery sands of the adjacent Pocillos Beach and cooling off the hotel’s five freshwater pools. Unwind in the adults-only heated pool with hydromassage jets, or join the family in the all-ages section. Children have their own watery action zone complete with pirate ship and fountains.

Cool down with an ice cream in the Coral snack bar or indulge in a tempting daily spread spiced up with Asian, Spanish, Mexican and Italian themed evenings. There are two buffet dining rooms to try, including the all-ages Poseidon Restaurant and elegant Neptuno for guests 13 years and older.

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An action-packed resort near a Lanzarote water park in Costa Teguise

 Occidental Lanzarote Mar | Costa Teguise

A stay at this beachfront resort puts you a 5 minute drive to AQUAPARK Costa Teguise, with its rainbow of multicoloured water slides, lakes and indoor paintball facilities. After a day out exploring all the attractions, the fun needn’t stop. There are three outdoor swimming pools to choose from including an Olympic-sized pool alongside water slides and a splash zone for children. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters just 400 metres from reception at the Playa del Ancia. This placid cove is well protected from ocean currents.

Alternately, test your limits at the professional cycling centre and rock climbing wall or simply relax poolside in a shaded hammock. Reward yourself with a visit to the Wellness Centre, offering manicures, pedicures, facials, anti-wrinkle treatments, body wraps and hair removal. For a truly decadent experience try a wine or chocolate facial mask.

Sample the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean in the hotel’s á la carte and buffet restaurants. You’ll dine on freshly caught seafood and fusion cuisine in a lofty space accented with wooden furnishings and pops of greenery. The Timanfaya Bar hosts all-ages evening entertainment, with performances from local musicians and animated shows.

Rooms feature modern furnishings accented with soothing landscape art to suit the relaxing ambience at Occidental Lanzarote Mar. Family rooms come well equipped with a separate bedroom, sofa bed and cot as well as complimentary baby kits with all the essentials needed for Lanzarote’s youngest visitors.

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An urban spa hotel with a view near Lanzarote water parks

Arrecife Gran Hotel, is housed in Lanzarote’s only skyscraper, soaring into the atmosphere with an air of urban sophistication. Outside, you’ll find the golden sands of El Reducto Beach, while the hotel’s interior melds polished marble with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the prime location. Panoramic visions of the beach below are a true perk of the hotel’s accommodation, making an upgrade to a sea view room well worth considering. Outfitted with a neutral décor, most come with a sofa bed suitable for children. Larger families can opt for an imperial suite, with two bedrooms to spread out in.

Lanzarote’s biggest waterpark is under 15 minutes away by car from this glamorous spa hotel in Arrecife. This makes it a top choice if you want to combine visits to the AQUAPARK in Costa Teguise with seafront accommodation.

With kids happily tired out from a visit to AQUAPARK, treat yourself to a journey through the spa’s hydrothermal circuit. The invigorating combination of a water jet pool, foot soak, sauna and Turkish bath will leave you feeling supremely relaxed. Facial treatments use marine collagen to renew skin, while targeted massages use mood-boosting aromatherapy techniques or heated volcanic stones to provide a deep sense of well-being. Rituals round out the spa’s menu using sea salt body scrubs and luscious essential oils to exfoliate and renew skin.

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