Aquapark Acqua Palace (El Kantaoui, Tunisia)
Aqua Park Acqua Palace in the resort of El Kantaoui in Tunisia - this is a good way to have fun half a day. Why only half? There are not many hills here, and the park itself is small.
Acqua Palace boasts several attractions, exclusive or record for Tunisia, which adds to its attractiveness. Let's talk about everything in order.
Where to find and how to get there
If you have a rest in the hotels of the resorts of El Kantaoui or Sousse , it's easier to get there by taxi, the prices for the services of Tunisian taxi drivers are quite affordable. From the farthest hotel to the aqua park Acqua Palace to go no more than 8 kilometers, which will cost 5 Tunisian dinars . From some hotels it is easier to walk, orient on the maps.
From the resort towns of Monastir and Mahdia, the easiest way to get there is by a local Tunisian train , these cities are connected to Suss by a railway line, along which the train runs every 20-30 minutes. From the railway station in Sousse to the water park, take a taxi - 9 kilometers and 6 dinars to a taxi driver.
From the resorts of Hammamet , Yasmine Hammamet and Nabeul can be reached by train, but it's easier, cheaper and faster to go to the local Flipper water park in Hammamet .
If you have a rest in South Tunisia - on the island of Djerba or the resort of Zarzis , then forget about aquaparks in general, since they have not yet been built in South Tunisia, and to go to the Sousse water parks more than 5 hours.
For an adult (height above 1.4 meters) the ticket costs 30 Tunisian dinars.
For a child (an increase of 0.8 to 1.4 meters) the ticket costs 25 dinars.
Children up to 0.8 meters are free.
In June, an action is announced - a discount to schoolchildren and students. Prices in this case: 22 and 19 dinars. To get this discount you need to show an international student card.
Working time and season
Opening hours: from 9-30 to 17-30.
The Acqua Palace Park opens on May 21 and closes on October 31. Each year, these dates change according to the decision of the administration, the weather in Tunisia in these months can present surprises.
How to schedule time
We do not recommend coming here on a day off, very much local, there are too many people in the park. It is better to come on weekdays, on vacation for the tourist there is not much difference.
To ride on all slides, enough for half a day. We recommend arriving early in the morning, or immediately after lunch. Carrying drinks and food to the territory of Acqua Palace is forbidden, and the prices in the cafe here are quite high, the range of snacks is meager. It is better to have dinner at your hotel after visiting the water park or go here, being already full.
On the left, see the scheme of the park, we translated it into Russian. Click on the map to enlarge.
Many readers have already paid attention to the word "Acqua" in the title. The word "water" is written in English "aqua", and here we see the "acqua" with the additional letter "c". It is difficult to say, is this done for marketing purposes or is it the word "water", but in Italian?
This is important to consider when you look for information about the aquapark on the Internet, although we hope that this page has all the necessary information.
The total area is 2 hectares. At first glance it seems that a lot. In fact, this is a rectangle measuring 200 by 100 meters. The official site says: "The largest water park in Tunisia," in fact it has fewer Flipper or AquaSplash parks. Less and the number of slides, and the area.
Acqua Palace VS AquaSplash
Aquapark Acqua Palace is located next to another aqua park AquaSplash , they are separated only 4 kilometers. Tourists at the resorts of Sousse and El Kantaoui choose which one to go to. The Acqua Palace has its advantages and disadvantages, which we will discuss in detail, at the same time we compare the two parks.
The main drawback - this frankly weak set of slides, they are in the Acqua Palace only within a dozen. If we consider only large slides for adults, then there are only 6. In AquaSplash, 2 times more.
The second - in the aqua park Acqua Palace it is forbidden to bring food and drinks. Have to eat at local cafes. Water costs 2 dinars, a piece of pizza or a sandwich 5-8 dinars. In addition, the taste of this meal is few of the tourists praises, children are given risky.
The third drawback is that many slides work not permanently, but on schedule. Especially disappointing is the pool with waves (pictured right), which is so actively advertised. Waves include 4 times a day and only 10 minutes. It is logical that in these minutes almost all visitors to the water park gather in this pool - "feel like a sprat in the bank."
Fourth - frankly boring and small children's area.
The main advantage is a relatively low price. The entrance to the Acqua Palace costs 30 dinars against 45 dinars in AquaSplash.
On the other hand, if the hills are two times smaller, then the price should be half as much. In the light of this logical reasoning, this advantage is weak.
Second - in the Acqua Palace is relatively clean, the situation with the cleaning of showers, toilets and a common area here is better than in AquaSplash.
Third - in Acqua Palace there are two slides 17 meters high - this is a record for Tunisia.
Fourth - there is a large pool with waves. As we already mentioned above, it is included only 4 times a day, but it is, and this is already an advantage.
Fifth - there is a "lazy river", which is not in AquaSplash.
Sixth - in the Acqua Palace is not so acute the problem of overcrowding of the park people, it is free on weekdays.
Although we listed many advantages, they are all not so significant. Make an unambiguous conclusion about which of the two water parks is better, we can not. We will not advise one of them.
Hills and entertainments
Space Boat (Space Boat)
Such an attraction Russian tourists named the word "toilet bowl". Start from a height of 12 meters, then a long closed hill, inside which there are luminous rings. In the end, you get into the "saucer", in the center of which there is a hole through which you fall down.
The main "chip" of this roller coaster is the luminous rings, it looks futuristic.
This is a long closed hill. The record for Tunisia is 17 meters high, the record length for Tunisia is 150 meters. Inside, it is not dark, there is a backlighting with luminous rings.
Rolling kamikaze (Toboggan Kamikaze)
A hill with a high angle of inclination, height - 10 meters. Slides of the "kamikaze" type are found in most water parks. Here it is not much different, only longer and called originally. Persons up to 1.4 meters tall are not allowed to use this attraction.
This is a wide and slow slide, in which the gutters alternate with the pools. There is nothing crazy here. Height - 8 meters, length - 80 meters.
Sliding drop (Toboggan Drop)
A wide hill is 80 meters long, in the photo on the left. On it roll down without tubing. It is possible to skate with a group - up to 4 people in a row.
Fantastic FOAM (Le Fantastique FOAM)
There is no foam on this attraction. This is a normal multi-slide for 4 people.
It is an artificial river with a length of 200 meters. It is customary to simply sail on a circle and relax. Even diving under the water is forbidden by the rules of the water park.
Pool with waves (Wave Pool)
It is included 4 times a day - at 10, 11, 15 and 16 hours. 10 minutes before the start of his work, a special siren sounds, alerting visitors. The waves last only 10 minutes. In the pool at this moment a lot of people.
The area of this pool is 2000 square meters, which is another record for Tunisia. Diving under water during waves is prohibited for safety reasons.
In the photo on the right. This is part of the Acqua Palace water park frankly "weak." Such a small and boring children's zone is nowhere else. There are only two slides - one winding, the second straight for two children. There is also a swimming pool with a mini waterfall.
The administration is trying to somehow embellish this zone, for example, by publishing on the official website such a photo . Of course, a good photo will please any man's eye, but the children's zone does not get any better from this.
Over this part of the park administration still work and work.
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