El Paso Hotel

At the Hotel El Paso, you get a creative pool scene, free entry to PortAventura and a huge number of activities to enjoy. Fitting in with the park area’s Mexican feel, Hotel El Paso is on the edge of PortAventura. In the middle of the green, leafy grounds are two big swimming pools. One has its own sunken pirate ship! Adults will enjoy the poolside bar, too. As well as free transfers and entry to PortAventura, you’ll get a day ticket every week to the Ferrari Land theme park. When you’ve finished at the park, you can enjoy one of the resort’s restaurants. Choose from an international buffet or an American-Mexican diner. If you’re all-inclusive and visiting the park, you can order your lunch or dinner at the park’s food outlet at no extra cost.

Overview of Costa Dorada

Holidays to Costa Dorada tend to revolve around one place: the phenomenal theme park of PortAventura. Staying at the Hotel El Paso puts you in the centre of the action and gives you easy access to the park. PortAventura is much more than just a theme park. It’s a whole world dedicated to fun, laughter and entertainment. You’ll find two theme parks, a water park, and lots of food stalls and restaurants. There’s even a dedicated train station that takes you directly to Barcelona and Salou. Top attractions include Shambhala’s 76-metre drop, the fast cars of Ferrari Land and Europe’s fastest roller-coaster, Red Force. The main park is split into five areas: the Med, Wild West, Mexico, China and Polynesia. The food places are also themed, as is the dance and music entertainment.

Things to do in Costa Dorada

When you’re not enjoying the rides and activities at PortAventura, there’s plenty to do in Costa Dorada. Nearby Costa Caribe Aquatic Park should be top of your list, especially as you’ll get free entry. With swaying hammocks and reggae music, this water park has a distinct Caribbean vibe. There are 16 rides to choose from, as well as waterfalls, wave pools, lagoons and splash pools for little ones. The train station at PortAventura will take you to Salou and its lively nightlife, or to Barcelona with its incredible architecture and cultural attractions. For a day out closer to Hotel El Paso, take the 20-minute drive to Cambrils and relax on its nine-kilometre stretch of sand. It’s made up of nine Blue Flag beaches, so you’ll be spoilt for choice and space. PortAventura has something for every member of the family, whether you’re a fan of adrenaline-fuelled roller-coasters or relaxing lagoon pools. With plenty of restaurants to choose from and fun evening entertainment, it’s a great choice to keep everyone happy.

Resort Summary

The biggest attraction – literally – is Shambhala: Expedicion al Himalaya, known simply as Shambhala by the locals. This is the tallest and fastest hyper coaster in all of Europe and it can be seen for miles. There’s also the Dragon Khan rollercoaster with its eight exhilarating inversions and the massive Costa Caribe water park right at the heart of the theme park. During July and August you can enjoy the Fiesta Aventura. The park celebrates with nightly shows of fireworks, floats, parades and fountains, all in time to music.

The theme park is divided into five distinct areas themed around the civilisations of the world, each with its own distinct rides, shows, shops and eateries. Read on to learn more about each one.