Slide & Splash: the complete guide
Slide & Splash is a popular water park in the Algarve. The water park is quite big and offers many fun attractions for the entire family. Next to the water slides you can see live animal shows and in the Aquafeeling area you can enjoy a relaxing massage or fish spa. The family park has a capacity of 4200 people. Since its opening in 1986, Slide & Splash focuses on keeping its visitors happy by continuously innovating and modernizing the slides, adding new colors and effects. Slide & Splash is located in the heart of the Algarve, near Lagoa.
Slide & Splash video
If you can’t wait to see what a day at Slide & Splash looks like, then watch the short video below.
Slides and attractions
There are many great slides and attractions in the water park. Below you can read a short description of our favourite attractions, so you can start planning your day.
The Big Wave
The Big Wave is an awesome big slide where you slide down on a yellow rubber ring, with a maximum of 4 friends in total. In this colourful slide there is one part where you will go up, and then slide down with a lot of speed. It is a super fun ride.
The Black Hole
The Black Hole is a pitch black tunnel slide full of twists and turns! You are in a rubber ring together with a friend, and you have no idea whether the slide goes left or right, because it is absolute darkness. The feeling of not knowing when you are turning is crazy. No wonder why this slide is an absolute favourite for many guests.
The Banzai ride is loved by many visitors. You are laying on a mat and will slide down fast, head first. It goes quite fast.
The Tornado slide is a thrilling slide on a rubber ring, where you start in darkness and then slowly see light. The lightning effect is so that it feels like you are in a tornado. You will then spin around a bowl, after which you will drop in the water. Lot of fun.
The Kamikaze is for the daredevils who like it high and fast. There are three stages in this slide. It starts quite fast and then you will lose some speed. Then starts the second stage, where you gain speed again. You will slow down again and speed up for the last stage. In the end, you slow down again and end up in the water. You have now survived the Kamikaze.
Next to the kamikaze, there is also a big swimming pool. It is called the laguna. In between all the adrenaline pumping rides, you can just enjoy the water and go for a normal swim.
Another family favourite are the Foam Slides. There are five lanes, so you could go together with 4 different friends at the same time if you want to. You slide down fast, while the splashing water gives it a nice touch. It is quite hard to describe, just try it! Right next to it you can find the Children Foam Slides. They are the same, but just smaller.
The Blue Hole is a slide where you only see blue. You are on a rubber ring, and slide down the blue hole. It feels like a science fiction movie.
The Disco River takes you down a fun ride with cool lightning effects and music. It is actually the only water slide in the Algarve with music. This slide is quite an experience. You can easily recognize this water slide by its red and yellow look.
Other slides are the Corkscrew, the Tunnel, Drops, the River Ride and the Big Slides Tower. More than enough to keep you busy for a couple of hours.
Tropical Paradise (kids area)
The Tropical Paradise is a beautiful colourful area for the little ones. This fantastic zone is full of mini slides, showers and fountains where water falls down on the kids. The water is shallow, so your children can have a safe and wonderful day out playing around.
It is not only about sliding and splashing in this water park. Several times a day you can watch an exciting animal show and take pictures with these animals. There are three types of animal shows that you can attend:
- Parrots & macaws. Who doesn’t love parrots and macaws? At Slide & Splash you can watch a super fun show, where colourful parrots and macaws make acrobatic moves. You can see this fun show twice a day at 11.00 in the morning and at 14:30 in the afternoon.
- Reptiles. Are you scared of snakes? Hopefully you won’t be after watching the reptiles show, where you get the opportunity to hold this magnificent creature. The reptile show takes place every day at 12.00 and 16.30 in the afternoon.
- Birds of prey. This spectacular show evolves around of birds of prey. Gaze at the beautiful eagles and hawks that engage in a free flight show. This show is scheduled twice a day at 13.00 and 15:30 in the afternoon.
The family park didn’t forget the adults who might not want an entire day of adrenaline. So while the kids are playing, the parents can go to the Aquafeeling zone for a proper massage. There is also a fish spa, where you put your feet in a tank and the fish eat your dead skin.
There is also a big heated jacuzzi. The water is warm and it is a great place to relax.
Slide & Splash – general information
Upon arrival in the park, the first thing you do is pick a great spot. You will find a large grass area surrounding the slides, where you can place your own towel for free. It is safe to leave your non-valuable belongings here. For storing your valuable belongings, you can use the paid lockers (€ 5 and € 10 deposit). It is also possible to rent sunbeds. This will cost you € 5 for 2 sunbeds and € 15 for 2 sunbeds, a straw umbrella and a small table. You will see many lifeguards, monitoring the visitors and there is a first-aid service with the presence of a permanent nurse. There are changing rooms and shower facilities, both of which are quite large. There are also plenty of toilet facilities available on-site.
In the souvenir shop you can buy nice memorablia such as t-shirts with ‘I survived the Black Hole‘, but you can also buy practical amenities such as sunscreen or goggles if you forgot to bring them.
A great day out involves making the belly happy and in Slide & Splash they have made sure there are plenty of options where you can grab a bite or drink. There are a total of 6 restaurants and one ice cream shop. The meal deals get you a burger, hotdog or chicken wings with chips and a drink (which can be a beer) and it will cost you about € 8. There is a pizzeria where you can get pizza and lasagne. If you prefer to save money, it is allowed to bring your own food to the theme park. No problem.
Slide & Splash is open 7 months of the year. The water park opens on the 1st of April and closes after the 31st of October. During those days, Slide & Splash is open almost every day from 10.00 in the morning until 17.00-18.30 in the afternoon, depending on the month:
- April, May and October: 17.00.
- June and the second half of September: 17.30.
- July and the first half of September: 18.00.
- August: 18.30.
Below you can find the official map of Slide & Splash.
Entrance to the Slide & Splash water park is € 27 for adults and € 20 for children. Young kids up until 4 years old can enter the park for free. The best thing to do is to buy your ticket online, instead of buying it in the park itself. This saves you time, because you can skip the queue. It also guarantees you an entry, which is especially useful in the busy summer months when the park reaches its full capacity.
How to get there
The easiest way to move around in the Algarve is by car. If you don’t have one, make sure to rent a car. Slide & Splash is located in Vale de Deus, Lagoa, near the N125. It is easy to get there by car and parking is free. In addition, Slide & Splash offers transport services from all the large holiday destinations in the Algarve. If you don’t have a car, you can ask your hotel to book the transport service.