Europe's Best Water Parks

Published: 29th January 2010
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On holiday Water parks are fun for just about anyone, young and old. Some of the best-rated water parks in Europe are located in popular vacation locations as well. Five of these are:

1. Fasouri Watermania Water Park, Cyprus: When it comes to family fun in Cyprus, Fasouri Watermania Water Park is a popular spot. The rides and attractions are all created to fall into age-appropriate categories. Some of the more popular rides are the Cross Over Pools, The Black Hole and Extreme Black Hole Slides and the Kamikazi Slide. In 2007, Fasouri Watermania captured the World Travel Awards for being the best water park.

2. Ayia Napa's Water World, Cyprus: Waterworld Waterpark opened its doors to the public in 1996. It is a total family experience where fun is ensured. The attractions are based on ancient Greek mythology. One of the attractions, the Aeolos Whirlwind, will take you to the mystical land of Calypso. Visitors will enjoy testing their skills against the Minotaur in the Minotaur's Labyrinth. This is one of the few water parks in Europe that can boast over 20 awards and certifications.

3. Paphos Aphrodite Water Park, Cyprus: At Paphos, special areas for young children allow parents to enjoy a soak while knowing that their children are safe and having fun. The Family Rafting experience is one for all members of the family. After an exciting trip in a dingy, riders will find themselves deposited into a pool at the end of the ride. Attractions are separated into groups, namely for thrills, for fun and for kids. The island's sunshine and great all year round weather in Cyprus makes going to the water parks great fun in the sun.

4. Aqualand, Costa Adeje, Tenerife: The Tenerife-located Aqualand is reputed to be the best of all the Aqualand Water Parks to be found in Europe. The park's dolphin shows at the dolphinarium are spectacular and enjoyed by all. The water park features the following attractions: the Tornado, the Twister and the Kamikaze. The Mini Park with its Pirate Galleon and Castle are designed for children.

5. Aquasur, Gran Canaria: For the brave at heart and the not so brave, Aquasur water park is the place. The biggest water park on the island, Aquasur has enough rides and entertainment to hold everyone's interest. The thrilling Anaconda slide will delight with its spiraling route. Like most water parks, there is also the heart-stopping, but fun-filled Kamikaze ride.

Three Popular European Holiday Destinations

Some European destinations are particularly appealing to holidaymakers. Three such locations are Cyprus, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Each island has much more than great climate going for it.

Cyprus is blessed with in excess of 300 days of sunshine yearly. Visitors have beautiful sandy beaches to choose from, including Fig Tree Bay and Ayia Napa. Aside from the beaches, holidaymakers will still find lots to excite them on the island.

A trip to Cyprus is enhanced by visits to the Tomb of the Kings, Kykko Monastery and the Curium Amphitheatre. If possible try to visit to Lefkara, known as the lace village. Here tourists can purchase handmade lace of the finest quality. Golfers are finding Cyprus to be an ideal holiday spot. The island boasts three championship golf courses.

There is no doubting Tenerife's magnetism. An estimated five million tourist go there annually. The unique natural environment and lifeforms add to the island's charm. So special are Tenerife's flora and fauna, almost 50 percent is legally protected.

Gran Canaria also offers much more than sunshine and fantastic beaches. This second largest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is known for its diverse landscape and climate. The interesting mix has led to the island being called a miniature continent. Approximately one-third of Gran Canaria has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

With fantastic water parks and everything else holidaymakers need, the islands are meant for fun. The laid back atmosphere also makes them ideal vacation spots for the retired.
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