Wet and Wild Fun at Las Cascadas Waterpark
6/24/23 is opening day for 2023! If there are no tickets available to buy online, they are probably closed or sold out! They close for bad weather and in “winter months”.
There are few thing more fun on a hot day then spending some time splashing around in a waterpark. We enjoyed a day at Las Cascadas Waterpark in Aguadilla.
Las Cascadas is not a huge park, but it has a little bit of something for all the members of your family to enjoy — pools, slides, lazy rivers, and a kiddie area. As it turned out, we planned the timing of our visit perfectly and we had a great time.
Las Cascadas Waterpark (or Parque Acuatico Las Cascadas in Spanish), is located in the town of Aguadilla, on the west coast of Puerto Rico. This park, along with a few other fun things in the town, are managed by the Municipality of Aguadilla.
I believe that this park’s claim to fame is that it is the largest waterpark in the Caribbean. I don’t know if that is still true, considering all the mega-resorts being built. However, it definately is the largest one in Puerto Rico.
Taking the Plunge
A fun waterpark, which is VERY popular in thw summer months! The park is not huge, but I guess when the ocean is always close by, waterparks don’t have to be that big! When we went (August 2011), there were 4 tube slides where you ride on a mat through the twisty-turny route. Face-first is really fast; sitting up makes it a bit slower. We did these a few times.
There were 2 "speed slides" — the ones where you lay down on your back and slide feet-first really, fast and end up with an atomic wedgie. Fun, but once was enough for me!
There was a lazy river were you slowly float around a large circle in a tube.
There was a crazy river (Rio Loco), which was a faster tube ride. This one was my favorite.
There was the wave pool, that had a small kiddie area (even with a few slides) for the little ones. And another " diversion" pool, that had some obstacle-course activities you could try.
Since they assume that you will be there for a while, there are food and snack stands, some chairs and tables around the park, and of course music playing. They have lockers for rent for the day that were really convenient. And plenty of life guards and workers keeping the place running safely and efficiently.
Surprisingly, we really enjoyed our visit. But, with long lines it could lose some of the appeal. It is a good way to spend time if the ocean is too rough for swimming, or you want some waterslide fun.
There are minimum height restrictions on some of the rides. For example, kids under 48" can’t use the adult slides.
You should buy your tickets online (highly suggested because they do sell out in summer especially weekends!) or at the door (make sure they are open before going). Check their page for current prices. There are discounts for Aguadilla residents, senior citizens, and children. Prices do not include IVU (sales tax). Locker rentals are avilable. There is also a Parking fee. To buy Tickets and other information:The las Cascadas webpage or the Facebook page.
Check their webpage for operating hours and ticket availability on the day you want to go, just to make sure they’re going to be open. Usually 9am-5pm. Open during the summer 5-6 days a week (closed Tuesdays) usually starting end of May until early/mid August, shoulder months they are open weekends only. But they are usally closed in our “winter months” double check before going!
We suggest you wear water shoes — the steps up to some of the slides were slippery and hot.
Allow yourself at least 4 hours at this park, and more time during busy times due to long lines.
You can call Las Cascadas at 787-819-5558 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Driving directions from San Juan — Take Route 22 west until it ends on Route 2. Continue on Route 2 KM 126.5 in Aguadilla. Las Cascadas is on the left side of the highway.
Allow about 2 hours to from San Juan to Aguadilla.
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