In Budapest, there is one of the largest themed water parks in Europe called Aquaworld. It is a part of Aquaworld Resort which is consisted of the water park, hotel, complex of apartments and park. One of the frequently asked questions online is: “Can you visit the water park even without staying the night in their hotel?” and the answer is: “You definitely should!”

The water park is open all 365 days a year. The fun is guaranteed with 19 pools and 11 slides of a total length of almost 1 kilometre. One thing that makes this water park so special is its 72 metres wide and approximately 15 metres high dome.

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“The spherical-cap-shaped dome is constructed with a very special architectural technique developed originally in space research. It is fully transparent, protected by a multi-layer foil system, and it relies on glued wooden support structures. Hot air is circulated in two cells and the dome provides protection from ultraviolet radiation.” From their official website.

 

Swimming Pools

You can enjoy your time there and relax in the inner and the outdoor swimming pool, the wave pool, the Olympic pool, the jump pool, the surf pool and the Jacuzzi. There are two swimming pools for children as well, an inner and an outdoor one.

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The Wave pool in Aquaworld.

 

Water Slides

Mountain River, Onion slide, Family slide, UFO, Rainbow, Black Hole and Kamikaze are just some of the best water slides you can find is the Aquaworld. I was very amazed by the Flying Carpet slide since it was the first time in my life I have slid down on a carpet!

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The Mountain River water slide and the Jump pool in the back.

 

Animation Programme

Water aerobics, pool games, mini disco and party time in the wave pool are just some of the events happening every weekend. Check out the timetable here.

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The Wave pool animation programme.

 

Water Surfing

One of the most »cool« things you can do in the Aquaworld is trying to surf! Their kind assistant would help you to catch the wave but after that, you are on your own so good luck with standing up! (I have failed miserably.)

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You have to put on a helmet and a safety jacket to try to surf.
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All of the staff is extremely kind to the visitors and they can communicate with you in English very well.

 

Sauna World – Physical and Spiritual Relaxation Place as They Call It

In Sauna World you can choose between Finnish and Russian dry saunas, an outdoor Tree Trunk sauna, steam cabins, Bio sauna, Infra sauna, Aroma sauna, Crystal sauna, one salt and two ice chambers, Kneipp pool, diving pool with very cold water and a peaceful and quiet tepidarium to relax. You can find prices for the Sauna World tickets here.

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One of the saunas in the Sauna World.
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The inside of the Crystal sauna.
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The Kneipp pool in the Sauna World.

 

This and Much More

The complex offers a lot of free-time entertainment and outdoor sports activities for both children and adults. So when you have enough of swimming, you can test your golf skills or play a match of giant chess with your new soon-to-be enemy. Your children can enjoy in Bongo Kids Club playhouse or in the outdoor playground. But do not worry about being hungry because when that happens, you can easily find something you like to eat in their restaurant at reasonable prices.

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The mini golf.
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The outdoor giant chess.
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The children’s playground.
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The children’s playground and an outdoor fitness. You can see the hotel in the back.

 

Opening Hours

The water park is open every day in a year from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. although the pool area and the Sauna World close 30 minutes earlier and the water slides are closed until 10 a.m. every morning.

 

Getting There

If you are coming by car, the water park is very near the Dunakeszi-Dél Káposztásmegyer exit from the highway. After taking that exit just follow the street signs for the Aquapark. The parking is free of charge.

Although it is situated on the outskirts of Budapest, there is a free shuttle bus which connects the Hero Square in the centre and the Aquaworld for everybody who is staying somewhere in the Budapest. You can find the shuttle’s timetable here.

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I have spent a wonderful day at the Aquaworld in Budapest.

 

Tickets & Prices

You definitely want to buy the tickets online before your visit so you skip standing in a line and extend your time of staying there.

An all-day ticket costs approximately 20 € per adults and of course, they offer some family, students and children discounts. You can also buy a ticket just for 3 hours long visit or an evening ticket for an after-work visit on the weekdays from 18 p.m. You can find prices and more information on their official website. They do not accept Euro, although you can pay with your card without a problem.

 

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Check out the photos from my trip on my Instagram page @daisydadee.