Family Waterparks in Istria That Are a MUST

If you asked your kids what would be their ideal summer destination, they’d surely say: one in the vicinity of a water park. Spending a day in the water and having loads of fun is a dream come true for every child.

Water parks are places where kids live their fantasies, and grown-ups become children again. Winding slides, swimming pools made for joy and fun, rapids and wave pools are just some of the attractions meant for the thrill seekers of all ages. Istria takes pride in several water parks – magical places where fun never ends.


Istralandia stretches across 81,000 m² in the wooded hinterland of Novigrad. This amazing water park is only 5 km away from the coast, at the very exit from the ‘Istrian Y’ motorway (Novigrad – Nova Vas), just off the road connecting Novigrad and Brtonigla. Visitors can enjoy a water area of 6,000 m², over 3 km of waterslides and more than 20 attractions.

With the biggest wave pool in Europe, a relaxing jetted pool, a children’s corner featuring a pool, a water castle, slides and a pirate ship, Istralandia promises never-ending excitement for both kids and adults.

And its slides are a real treat! Mini Surf with its four wide, mildly-sloped slide tracks offers a ride down to the children’s pool and is just made for fun. Pirate Castle is a combination of a pirate ship and an octopus-shaped slide, and your kids will be screaming with joy every time they get splashed from a water cannon or a giant dump bucket. Sea Hole is a true spectacle for both kids and adults: an exciting ride down the tube slide with enchanting audio and visual effects reminiscent of the sea depths.

Great entertainment and sports programmes will add to your memorable family day! And there are numerous catering facilities where you can take a break and enjoy a wide selection of delicacies and refreshments.

No wonder Istralandia was voted Europe’s third best water park by TripAdvisor users in July 2020.

Aquacolors Poreč

Aquacolors Poreč is Croatia’s biggest water park. Located in the immediate vicinity of the Zelena laguna (Green Lagoon) resort in Poreč and covering a surface area of 100,000 m², it offers a unique experience on 12 gigantic, over 1 km long slides.

With its six parallel racing tracks, Windigo’s tube and open slides are simply addictive. And you won’t find a slide like Magicone anywhere else in Europe: its enormous funnel will ‘swallow’ you and give you the most memorable ride ever. The Space Boat slide offers adrenaline-pumping rides that will show you how fun gravity can be. Be sure to try Family Rafting Slide, Turbolance, Black Hole, Looping Rockets, Multisurf and other slides – water lovers will be absolutely thrilled!

Have fun in the wave pool covering amazing 2.700 m² and riding down the longest Lazy River in Europe (500 m), and don’t miss out on a rodeo bull ride, an inflatable boxing ring and many other attractions.

There is also a wellness pool with 140 massage jets and the largest swim-up bar in this part of Europe. Shaped like a crocodile’s head and nestled inside a dark cave, the bar is an ideal getaway from the summer heat.

The park also boats five catering facilities for visitors to stop by for a refreshment. Parking is free of charge for all Aquacolors guests.

Crocodile Bay is a true paradise for hedonists, so no wonder it was voted Europe’s best commercial swimming pool complex in 2019!

Visiting a water park is a memorable experience for both kids and adults. Istria offers the real world of adventures that beats even the most exciting book, film or videogame. Imagination knows no boundaries in Istralandia and Aquacolors!

Bloggers, journalists, tourist guides, artists, entertainers and all kinds of hospitality experts and enthusiasts have gathered under the ValamArtists handle to lovingly bring you the best out of the Croatian holiday experience. Enjoy the ride!
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