The Bulgarian Black Sea coast is an increasingly popular holiday destination for tourists from all over Europe. The coast is known for its great beaches and areas like the Sunny beach for the great summer parties. After some days on the beach you might need a bit of extra fun, which you will find in one of the great water parks along the Black Sea coast. In total, there are about 15 aqua parks in Bulgaria of various sizes and here are some of our favorites.
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Acropolis Golden Sands:
The water park Acropolis is probably the most beautiful aqua parks in Bulgaria. The park was built by Spanish experts using their experience in constructing numerous water parks in Spain. Acropolis has space for 3.000 people on its 40.000 m2, it has rides and pools for all ages. The adrenalin part includes a 60 km/h Kamikaze slide, two black holes as well as a wild river and a Niagara slide where people ride on rubber rings. The park has pools divided into 3 zones: adult, children and extreme. The adult part has a beautiful lazy river running through a water “temple” with a waterfall. Of course you will also find plenty of relax areas, restaurants and off water fun for both adults and kids.
Getting to Acropolis
As mentioned above, Acropolis is located in Golden Sands only a few hundred metres from the seaside. If you are staying in Golden Sands, you will be able to walk there; from Saints Constantin and Helena there is about 7 km to the water park and from Varna centre about 15 km. From both cities there are buses to Golden Sands. If you are with a car you have around 100 parking lots by Acropolis.
Action aqua park Sunny beach
The action aqua park was one of the first water parks to open in Bulgaria. The park that covers an area of 36.000 m2 has around 30 water attractions, mainly for both adults and kids. If you like adrenaline rides there is the “Extreme” – a 70 km/h slide with an 18 meter drop or the Free Fall which is almost equally fast. Other slides to try out are Kamikaze, Turbulence, Hydrohute, Multislide, Black hole, Twister or the unique Uphil Navigator. If you like it more quite, the lazy river or the wave pool is probably the right thing for you. For the kids there is a kids zone with adventure pool and water castle; additionally there is a mini zoo and animation program, so plenty of stuff for the kids to do, while parents can relax around the beautiful adult pool. If you should get hungry during your visit, the park has several restaurants serving traditional fast food, pizza and pasta dishes.
Getting to Action Aqua Park
If you are on holiday in Sunny beach or in the neighbouring cities, getting to Action Aqua Park is very easy since the park has several free shuttle bus routes to collect guest. You can see the shuttle bus schedule here. If you arrive by car, there are 150 free parking lots by the park entrance.
Aquapark “Aqualand” Plovdiv
The water park Aqualand in Plovdid is for sure also worthwhile a visit. The park which is located in Plovdid, is part of a large sports centre. At Aqualand all slides are white with blue splashes, which is a bit untraditional. The park has about 10 adrenaline rides including a Kamiza slide, a centrifuge with a 20 meter fall followed by a rotation and a drop in the black hole. Among kids, the Elephant and the Octopus is the highlight in terms of slides. The park of course also has several pools and areas where you as visitors can relax on deckchairs.
Getting to Aqualand Plovdiv
The water park is located in the south-eastern part of the town; nearby there is a Metro cash and carry, a Kaufland supermarket and a Decatron sport shop.
Aqua Paradise Nessebar
The water park Aqua Paradise is one you for sure should visit if you are on holiday somewhere at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. At Aqua Paradise, slides are fitted into a knight / pirate world with castles and pirate ships. The top adrenaline slides are the Kamikaze and Space Jam which both start from the top of the castle tower. For those who prefer slides with less speed there are rides like the spiral and phantom or maybe the rafting slide, which is the longest slide in Bulgaria. For the smaller once there is a low water pool with a water castle as well as a children’s swimming pool. For relaxing there is a lazy river, a wave pool and the paradise island with hydrotherapy, Jacuzzi and massage. If you should get hungry while visiting the water park, do not worry; inside the park there are several bars and fast food places.
Getting to Aqua Paradise in Nessebar
Aqua Paradise is located about 2 km from the centre of Nesebar and 2 km from Ravda. The water park is just next to the E87 road and the easiest way of getting there is by car. In front of the park you have parking for about 300 cars, so even if you arrive a bit late, you should be able to find a spot. If you do not have a car, you can get to the park with the free shuttle bus which runs from Elenite, Saint Vlas and Sunny beach. A detailed map of the stops you can see here
On the map below you can see further water parks you can visit in Bulgaria. In total there are more than 15 to choose between, most of them of course close to the Black Sea. If you should know about any aqua park is missing on our map, you are more than welcome to leave a comment with the information below.