5 Water Parks and Amusement Parks to Enjoy as a Family in Brazil

With the holiday season approaching and activities likely to resume, especially in national destinations, many families are planning to get back on the road again. And after a long time without leaving home, especially for those with children, the idea of ​​having fun in a water park or amusement park seems tempting.

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After months of being closed due to the pandemic, these spaces have reopened with all precautions to offer a safe and fun-filled experience for all ages. paying off!

1. Beach Park (Aquiraz / CE)

With 35 years of history, Beach Park is one of the prime holiday destinations in Brazil. It is located on Aquiraz Beach, 17 km from Fortaleza, and has a water park, three resorts and a hotel, as well as a Beach Restaurant and Vila Azul do Mar – a space for coexistence and services – both open to the public.

The complex occupies more than 160,000 square meters, offers 18 major attractions and was awarded as one of the best water parks in the world and best water park in Latin America (2020) by TripAdvisor.

Play Adrenaline Addicts

In a pleasant environment, right by the sea, the drastic waterslides attract the attention of those who descend into the park. Ramubrinká and Arrepius are also great options to get your adrenaline pumping.

However, there are also options for those who just want to relax, such as Correnteza Encantada, one of the most popular and traditional attractions in the park.

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drastic attraction

Another feature is Vaikuntudo which, in addition to being one of the park’s most extreme attractions, is the largest waterslide in the Tornado class, 25 meters high, where the floats can reach speeds of 43 km/h.

Fun for kids

For children, Acqua Circo, the world’s largest water playground, is the safest and most fun option, with a non-slip rubber floor and several interconnecting play toys that together make up a large water circus arena.

It’s time to get hungry

Beach Restaurant is an option for those who prefer the sea, sun and landscape to fill their eyes. Located in the outer area of ​​the water park, it has an outstanding structure and service.

2. Zoo and Safari Zoo (São Paulo/SP)

Since 1958, Brazil’s largest zoo has been fascinating visitors of all ages. more than one Void In its spare time, the São Paulo Zoo serves as an important center for environmental research, education and conservation, whose focus is on generating knowledge, developing research, and establishing procedures and practices that promote the conservation of wild animals.

The park is an international reference in conservation procedures

The zoo is located on an area of ​​825,000 square meters and is included in the largest part of the forest of the Atlantic Forest in an urban area in the metropolitan area of ​​São Paulo, with a rich biodiversity.

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There are species like Lear’s Macaw in the zoo

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The revenue generated at the box office is used to maintain the space, which is home to about 2,000 animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, including rare and endangered species, such as the white Bengal tiger, Lear’s parrot and lions. Lion Tamarin, as an international reference in conservation procedures.

Zoo Safari lets you see animals up close

The zoo is associated with the Infrastructure and Environment Secretariat of the State of São Paulo, and the zoo receives approximately 1.3 million people annually. Visitors can also enjoy other spaces within the zoo, such as the Zoo Safari.

Taken on board, this tour allows you to see animals like giraffes, hippos, ostriches, lions, and more up close. A unique passion in the city of São Paulo. There’s also Dinosaur World, an interactive and technological exhibit.

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3. Alpen Park (Canela / RS)

Vila Alpina attraction, inspired by Alpine architecture and culture, features five stores in one Environment Welcoming, combining experiences with trade and living space for clients and park visitors.

“Vila Alpina is the culmination of a project that has been designed for Alpen Park since its first year. After all, southern Germany, the German and Austrian Alps were the inspiration to bring an unprecedented piece of equipment to Brazil, in 2003, when we introduced the special Alpine sleigh us,” comments Renato Finstersevier, Director of Alpen Park.

custom lock

As a symbol of the park’s origins, there is also a flying tree in Villa Alpina, where visitors can leave a custom padlock, purchased from the Alpen Park gift shop. The person’s name is recorded on the padlock using special pens and they can place on the net around the tree, keeping the padlock key for a keepsake.


Vila Alpina has 700 square meters of living areas and premises, including five shops: Souvenirs Alpen Park, Donna Villa (clothes and handicrafts), Vila Alpina (cheese, wine, sparkling wine and gaucho crafts), and Florestal Sweets (sweets, sweets, lollipops) and Chocolat Planalto (with a coffee shop on the second floor). The space also has a fountain and a structure all designed to exude Alpine style in the details, décor and architecture.

4. Hot Park (Caldas Novas/Joe)

Hot Park opened in 1997, in Caldas Novas, and was once considered one of the best water parks in South America. One Environment Tranquil and relaxing to enjoy with family and friends, the park is the place to experience high adventures and extreme programmes, such as the 110-meter toboggan.

Warm water and slides make the garden even more special

Warm water park with lots of slides, diving and Cerrado Beach. This could be a brief description of Hot Park. But it is practically impossible to describe the amount of fun that the park offers in a few words.

More than 23 family attractions

Covering an area of ​​52 thousand square meters, the park includes 23 attractions that include kayaking, fishing, windsurfing, abseiling, half-tubing and much more. Among the highlights: Giant Slide, Acqua Race, Acqua River, Half Pipe, Xpirado, Praia do Cerrado, and more.

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Animals roam freely in the park

In addition to having a wonderful water structure, imagine living the experience of feeding birds and birds living in a 2,000 square meter bird cage, with around 200 species including macaws, toucans, macaws, owls, hawks, macaws, flamingos and pheasants living. Free and meek.

With an average temperature ranging from 23°C to 32°C, the area is hot all year round. The sun is there about 2,600 hours a year. In other words, there is never a bad time to have fun!

5 – Thermas dos Laranjais (Olímpia / SP)

One of Olímpia’s great attractions, Thermas dos Laranjais welcomed more than 1.8 million people in 2019, and was ranked the most visited in Latin America and the fifth most visited in the world, according to a report by Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

Thermas dos Laranjais has more than 55 attractions

In an area of ​​300,000 square metres, there are more than 55 attractions, with a good variety of root and most relaxing games, mostly with circular hot water. In other words, the whole family can have fun.

The largest complex of severe avalanches in Brazil

Even with so many options, the park is constantly expanding and strives to launch at least one major attraction each year. Many games for those who want more excitement are exclusive to Brazil. Among them are the Surf Master (Half Moon Surf Trail) and the Water Roller Coaster (a 370-meter waterslide filled with curves, tunnels, ascents, and waterfalls). There is also Lendário, the largest complex of severe avalanches in Brazil.

Wave pools with artificial beaches, hot tubs, emission pools (in which no one drowns), lazy river with rapids, water games for children and many other attractions complete the park.

Thermas has more than 30 outsourcing foodAnd Among restaurants, snack bars, pubs and candy kiosks. There are also changing rooms and lockers for rent.

* Written by Claudio Lacerda Oliva, Ilyria Busso and Patricia Chimen

The text was originally published in Qual Viagem (Version 89).

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