This huge complex packs in a triple helping of pools, plus an impressive waterpark. It’s only a short walk from Arenal’s centre and sandy beach, too.
The waterpark is this place’s crowning glory, with pools, ring rides and slides to keep speed demons grinning like Cheshire cats. Watery fun aside, there’s also loads of sports and activities going on.
The hotel’s set in 12 acres of greenery, and is really close to Arenal Beach – you can walk it in less than 10 minutes. The town centre’s really close, too.
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Buffet meals. Tea and cake 16.00-17.00.
Selected beer, wine, local spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 11.00-23.00.
All are included except where indicated.
The waterpark is right next to the Marina Parc Hotel. There's a great range of speedy slides, a bowl and even a lazy river. Kids get a section all of their own with slides and fountains. Even better, your All Inclusive can be used here, too. And just so you know, both the dinghy slides here have a height restriction of 140cm.
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
There are 3 large pools in the hotel, one at each block of apartments. Each pool has a poolside bar which is open from 11am to 5pm.
I will start by saying excellent hotel, we enjoyed our stay immensely. Brilliant for the whole family. We had a rough start to our journey with the kids suitcase being left in Manchester but the First Choice rep was brilliant in helping us out to get it as soon as possible and giving us some Euros to buy essentials for them. The hotel is set over a vast area and is like its own little village and there was free entry to the waterpark on site. Location was perfect for us, 5 to 10 min walk to the shop and a further 10 to a wonderful beach with easy access with a buggy! Our apartment was ground floor, one bed and was pleasant. A little tired looking but very clean and comfortable. No chance of going hungry on all inclusive,pretty much food around the clock with a buffet for meal times and snack bar open other times. The food was fine but the children's selection a bit disappointing. It was mainly chicken nuggets every night and chips. I would have liked to have seen more pasta dishes like mac cheese or lasagne or something like chilli just to give more variety. The adult selection was excellent. The pool was fab though by the end of our holiday it was starting to get very busy and not many free sunbeds, also had to get up early to get a towel on one if you wanted to be by the pool all day. I would totally recommend this hotel to families as its only 2 to 3 hours on the plane from the uk so easy with little ones, there is plenty to do and the waterpark is great for older kids.More
Rebecca L, Inverurie, United Kingdom
This was my first holiday abroad, and well what can i say it was fantastic, a choice of bars, food was fantastic and there was a great variety from day to day, we booked an all inclusive, so drinks were good, beer was lovely and fresh. just all in all great. as well as being 5 min walk from beach which was lovely and clear, little activities to do and a water park.More
Loved it here have booked again this year. Hope to get by the lovely reception area pool again. Had to rebook as I loved it my mrs loved it and our 5 year old (6 now) loved it. Hopefully same staff there this year as last year they were fantastic. Counting the hours. We fly June 17th. More
When we arrived me and my fiancÃ© just dropped our heads... Don't judge book by its cover! Too forever to check in but drink on arrival was nice :-) it was like little hoses dotted all over which was nice like a village .. 2 pools and water park unlimited access which big kid I am loved... Room.. Old fashioned. But huge TV ! Was lovely and clean. Perfect. Food... Mmm was variety didn't enjoy at first but in end was nice. Water blah we took 3-5 main walk to shop to get bottled had fridge in room. Beer was OK I stuck to spirit.. rubbish nightlife was aimed for kids. Bar was tiny no mother entertainment for adults which was shame.. Everyday we spent at water park was ace ! Drinks was good.. If you like burgers and hot dogs you was good! Ha! I read reviews before we left and I was dreading it ! But in end we had best time ever! Got great tan got drunk and went down water slides what more do you want :-)More
Travelled here on 26th sept 2014 to 10 oct. We loved this holiday. Its one for the kids they loved it the reps where amazing everynight they had fab shows on the water parc was great, the pools where clean and always cleaned daily and tidied our rooms where cleaned every other day with fresh bedding and towls too rooms where nice staff very polite. Not alot for adults to do outside the complex deffo a family holiday wouldnt recommend it for couples! More
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