Fun in Budapest Aquaworld
When in early September I spent 4 days in Budapest, being a water animal I just had to spend some time in water a little bit too. After visiting relaxing Szechenyi thermal baths, I was up for some fun as well the following afternoon. And where is a better place in Budapest for that than Aquaworld?
Budapest AQUAWORLD is one of the Europe’s largest indoor aqua theme parks, located in the Northern part of Budapest in the Pest side of Megyeri Bridge. If you wish to stay longer in Aquaworld, just next to it there is Ramada Resort. In this 4-star conference and wellness hotel with Oriental Spa and Fitness you can book a room and straight from there enter the adventurous Aquaworld whenever you want.
If you don’t have a car while in Budapest, there is a public bus number 230 leaving from behind the train station Keleti to Megyeri, Aquaworld being its last stop and then back – one bus every hour 50 minutes (more or less) there and 40 minutes back. And also a free bus from Hősök Tere (Heroes’ Square) to Aquaworld and back.
I spent the whole afternoon in 17 pools, 11 slides, wave surfing, wave pool, mountain river, outdoor pools and sauna until the last bus back to Budapest centre. Swimming, slides, sauna, swimming, slides, sauna … and admiring the Angkor Wat slide building 🙂
I tried all the saunas that were open at that time: dry sauna (Finnish and Russian), steam sauna, ice chamber, outdoors wooden sauna, bio sauna, infra sauna, tepidarium, salt sauna, plunging pool, treading Kneipp pool and a resting area (with crystal sauna open at a different time of the day). My favorite one ever is infra sauna and it is the best one for your body. I could never stay long in ice chamber but at least my sinusis were getting better in salt sauna.
It was the first time ever I have been to a salt sauna. It is not hot inside, but salt is good for your skin and breathing, and great to lie down in there to relax in between other saunas. Or on warm beds of tepidarium.
For even a better pleasure Budapest Aquaworld offers sauna séances of 12 – 15 minutes, such as salty body massage, chocolate or honey skin packing, fruity vitamin treat, birch – rod fragrance or icy chillliness.
As you know me, I need to eat pretty often so after 2 hours in Aquaworld, I was ready for dinner 😀 Thankfully, there is Restaurant and bar Fast & Fine which is probably one of the best restaurants I have ever visited in aquaparks. They offer daily menus for affordable prices. I really enjoyed the meal there, very fresh and delicious chicken and mashed potatoes.
Aquaworld is a perfect place for families. Apart from having pools for children, there is a birthday room next to the restaurant where you can book your birthday party. What a great way to celebrate your birthday – in aquapark! For sure your child will love that party!
And if it is not your kid’s birthday, you can still play with them in Bongo Kids Club. Climbing wall, mini house, ball-pool, obstacle track, etc. and especially professional child care … children love adventure! (Am I still a child??)
Apart from all the above, another thing I loved in Aquaworld were the training events. Yes, you hear right! There are lessons of baby swimming, swimming, diving and synchronized training for girls!
Unfortunately for my bad, this time I could not attend Splash Night Slide Party as I was not there on the day when it happens. I missed a show with a DJ, dancers and especially night party from 10 pm to 3 am! I have never been to a party in aquapark so far, how cool it has to be!!!
And my next time I will make sure I am in Budapest the last Saturday of the month as it is the day of Moonlight Wellness and Sauna Evening in Aquaworld with music, aqua cinema and night sauna séances. Oh my, how I wish I was there now!
The prices differ for adults, children, students and senior citizens, together with the 2 hour ticket, a daily ticket, evening ticket, sauna or swimming ticket. Remember to use your Budapest card to get 30% off your price. For more information please check Aquaworld website or Aquaworld facebook.
This trip was a press trip organized by both Visit Hungary tourism board and Aquaworld. Many thanks to Iveta Godarova and Anna Kövesdi for all the help. As always, all the thoughts in this article are my own.