Less than an hour from Buenos Aires, Aquafan is one of the largest water parks in Argentina. With more than 17 different rides and activities, the park has something to keep the whole family entertained, from daring water slides to palm-fringed swimming pools.
Admission tickets to Aquafan offer full-day access to all of the park’s attractions. If you’re a thrill-seeker, get your adrenaline pumping on the 105-foot (32-meter) Abyss slide, make a splash in the wave pool, or take a ride on the zipline. There are also numerous different pools, Jacuzzis, a huge water playground, and mini slides for younger kids.
Things to Know Before You Go
On-site facilities include lockers, free sunbeds and parasols, a gift shop, and a selection of food kiosks and cafés.
Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult, while children under three can enter the park for free.
There are swimming areas and activities suitable for all ages, but some slides and activities have height restrictions.
The park and pools are wheelchair accessible, but not all of the activities are suitable for those with limited mobility.
How to Get There
Aquafan is located on the waterfront in Tigre, about 20 miles (50 kilometers) north of Buenos Aires. Regular trains run from Buenos Aires’ central station to Tigre and take 45 minutes. Alternatively, arrive by boat from the Puerto Madero docks, which are open over summer. From Tigre train station, it’s a 10-minute walk to the park.
When to Get There
The water park is open from December through March, Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-7:30pm. The park can get extremely busy on sunny weekends, when it’s advisable to arrive early if you want to secure a sunbed.
Family Fun in Tigre
Tigre makes a popular getaway from Buenos Aires, especially during the summer months. As well as cooling off at the Aquafan water park, families can enjoy a fun-filled day out at the Parque de la Costa amusement park, take a scenic cruise around the Tigre Delta, browse stalls at the daily crafts market, or enjoy kayaking and other water sports on the river.
- Parque de la Costa
- National Naval Museum (Museo Naval de la Nacion)
- Tigre Art Museum (Museo de Arte Tigre)
- San Isidro Cathedral
- Monumental Stadium (Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti)
- River Plate Museum (Museo River Plate)
- Buenos Aires Chinatown (Barrio Chino)
- Floralis Generica
- Temaiken Biopark
- Palermo Hippodrome (Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo)
- Galileo Galilei Planetarium (Planetario Galileo Galilei)
- El Viejo Almacen de Buenos Aires
- Plaza Italia