Travel to Spain’s world-famous Port Aventura theme park, set along the sun-drenched Costa Dorada, with this admission pass to the park and transport from Barcelona. This sprawling amusement park offers a wealth of activities covering everything from thrill rides to kid-friendly play areas sure to please the whole family.
Begin your trip to the park from Calle Balmes in central Barcelona, choosing a departure time at either 8:30am, 9:30am or 2:30pm. Please note that not all departure options are offered on all days or during all times of the year, so please check at the Important Info tab for details. From there, continue by air-conditioned coach on a 1.5-hour journey south from the city to the theme park.
Once you arrive, head inside this massive adventure park (Europe’s second-largest) as you explore the park’s five distinct zones, each of which represents a different park of the world, plus a kid-friendly section for young children. There’s the Mediterrània area, modeled after a typical seaside village in Catalonia, as well as the cowboy-themed Far West section, the Asian-themed China zone (complete with Great Wall), the tropical-tinged Polynesia district. Families will also have access to the children’s SésamoAventura area, which celebrates the famous Sesame Street television show.
Spread among the park’s numerous zones are a variety of rides, offering everything from jaw-dropping thrills to more mellow amusements. Zoom down the Shambhala, the highest rollercoaster in Europe, which drops from a 256-foot (78m) peak, or strap in for a trip on board the Furius Baco, an acceleration ride that tops out at 84 miles (135km) per hour. Among the other attractions on offer are water flumes, boat rides, white-water rafting experiences and several experience simulators.
When you need to take a break, stop by one the park’s fun-filled shows. Performances change daily but include a variety of acrobatic and dance-filled delights. There’s also the Sesame Street parade featuring much-loved characters including Big Bird and Cookie Monster. For those feeling hungry, enjoy one of the park’s many eateries covering a range of cuisines such as Mexican tacos, a Chinese buffet or good old American-style hot dogs.
Finish your day by meeting back up with your coach at a pre-arranged time for the trip back to your original departure point in Barcelona.