Sometimes the beach just isn’t enough to satisfy the whole family’s need for wet & wild thrills. That’s what Puerto Vallarta’s two water parks are for, full of high-speed water slides, lazy rivers, splash pools, and interactive dolphin encounters.
Refreshing Fun & Dolphin Encounters at Vallarta-Nayarit Water Parks
Everyone loves the beach, but where are the slides? Change up your wet and wild recreation with a day at one of the family-friendly water parks in Vallarta-Nayarit (conveniently across the street from each other). Best of all, in addition to towering slides, lazy rivers, and sprawling pools, these famed facilities also feature animal shows and encounters with the ocean’s greatest charmers – seals, sea lions, and of course, dolphins!
Highway 200, Km 155
Home to Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta – one of the most renowned dolphin facilities in the Mexican Pacific – this park is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. If you want to swim with the dolphins ($89-$159 USD) or sea lions ($75-$99 USD), your admission to the park is included in the rate. From racing down winding tubes on rafts to careening down steep drops on your back, there are a total of ten slides, along with a lazy river, kid’s area, zip line, obstacle course, and rock wall for climbing.
Open daily, 10-5pm.
Adults: $25 USD
Ages 4-11: $19
Right across the street from Aquaventuras is the slightly smaller Splash Water Park. Here, there are sea lion shows, with occasional appearances by seals and dolphins. They also offer a dolphin swim program ($132 USD) that includes admission, as well as 30 minutes in the water with the majestic creatures. Attractions include six slides – one of which is 65 feet tall – a lazy river, and pirate ship play area. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food for the day (just no alcohol or glass bottles).
Open daily, 10am-7pm.
Admission is based on height, up to $10 USD.