Visitors to the Algarve will soon be able to enjoy the pleasures of a state-of-the-art indoor water park. Due to be inaugurated towards the end of this month, the park will complement the existing outdoor facility (opening in June) at the Aquashow leisure and hotel complex in Quarteira.
The plan is for the new indoor park to remain open throughout the year and provide visitors with heated pools where they can enjoy “summer year-round”.
Announcing the pending inauguration of the complex, Aquashow said it would “recreate an environment that favours relaxation, sensory stimulation and tranquillity for visitors, who can leave aside the routine of daily life and enjoy an innovative experience in the countryside”.
Described as the first indoor water park on the Iberian peninsula, Aquashow Indoor comprises a diverse range of experiences for the whole family, including a mega-playground and suspended adventure circuit for youngsters, special spaces for babies, and amusement attractions and exclusive relaxation areas for adults – as well as swimming pools that are accessible for people with reduced mobility.
Expected to be one of the most popular attractions at the park, the large Tornado slide runs all around the outside of the building, starting in the highest part, with a 26-metre high tower, a buoy with capacity for up to four people and, at the end of the ride, a giant 16-metre diameter cone that provides the feeling of free-falling. And all the while listening to music and visualising light effects related to the theme each person chooses at the start of their trip.
Beginning from the same tower are four additional slides at different levels, including two descent slides with a mat, one with an individual or single-buoy descent, and a normal descent slide.
Hydrotherapy Pool and Spa
Located in an independent enclosure, and an “exotic environment”, is a spa for adults, comprising a swimming pool equipped with air whirlpool, water whirlpool, bubble zone, water jets, waterfalls, bubble bed, side jets, swimming against current and fast river circuit. The pool area also has a Hamman, Turkish bath, sauna, cold pool, treatment showers, essence pool, contrast walk and massage rooms.
Swimming Pool and Adventure Circuit
Designed for a younger audience, from 12 years of age, this part of the park is divided into three different areas: one with horizontal climbing, another with passages inside and across the pool, and a third with three water cannons and two slides.
Aquashow Park Hotel
Just a few metres away from the park, Aquashow also offers visitors a 148-room hotel, open all year, with a gym, two outdoor pools and one indoor pool, a jacuzzi, a restaurant, a games room, an indoor playground and a conference room.
Located in the heart of the Algarve, Quarteira is the ideal base to explore and enjoy other areas and attractions in the popular southern Portuguese region.