Summer has just arrived and we have the best solution for you to fight the summer heat in Korea: water parks! Here we have a list with some of the best water parks that you can find all over the country.
Lotte Water Park, located in Busan, claims to be the biggest water park in Korea with facilities the size of 17 soccer fields. With a Polynesian theme, Lotte Water Park has more than 40 pools and some great rides such as a tornado slide and indoor swing slide to enjoy with your family and friends. Visit the Tiki Island Spa where they offer hot-spring baths, wet saunas, jjimjilbang and much more. And if you are feeling hungry or you want to have a refreshing drink, you can visit one of the 15 restaurants and cafes on-premises. If you feel tired from all the exciting water activities, you can go shopping at Lotte Premium Outlet which is just a 3-minute walk from the water park.
Sealala is not only a water park but also a relaxing Korean spa which you can visit all year round. This water park is perfect for couples and also for parents who just want to relax while their kids are having fun. Decked out with a Greek theme, Sealala will make you feel like you’re enjoying a vacation in the Mediterranean. You can also find a food court, a gym and even stores for you to shop. Sealala is definitely a water park for those who like taking care of themselves, enjoying the different spa facilities such as a Chinese charcoal herbal medicine room, an ice room or a red clay sauna.
Caribbean Bay is the water park located at Everland Theme Park, which is considered the biggest amusement park in Korea. Everland Theme Park and Caribbean Bay indoor/outdoor water parks are located in Yongin-si, on the outskirts of Seoul. Periodically, concerts are held at the Wave Pool Stage where artists such as Mamamoo, Kim Haon, Park Narae, VMC and Dindin have performed. You can also find a village inspired in the Caribbean (the theme of the park), but you will need to be careful because you may find some pirates on the way! With a wide variety of pools, rides, and activities designed for everyone, you will definitely not get bored at Caribbean Bay. With a wide variety of pools, rides, and activities, Caribbean Bay will not leave you bored.
The first thing that may come to mind when you hear Vivaldi Park may be the ski slopes in winter, but at the same location, summer fun can be found at Ocean World. At just an hour outside of Seoul, Ocean World (an eco-environmental water park) can be found at the Vivaldi resort complex. Make a weekend trip out of Ocean World and book a room at Vivaldi Park, a Four Seasons Resort leisure complex.
Indoor and outdoor slides, flowing pool, aqua play, and even a wave pool are some of the facilities you can find at Onemount Water Park. Add to that list a shopping mall, “Snow Park”, golf, fitness center, and spa as well. Onemount Water Park can provide snow in the summer and heat in the winter, what else could you ask for?
California Beach, based off of Santa Monica, California, can be described as stimulating, amusing and fun. California Beach is also a great place for performances on the weekends (check the website for more information). Rent a bungalow for the day and get that Cali vacay feeling, without the hefty price of a plane ticket.
Located on Jeju Island, Shinhwa Water Park is part of the Jeju Shinhwa World, a premium resort filled with popular characters and stories. They have a wide variety of slides and pools, including the first 230-meter long slide in Asia. Across from the entrance, you can find a different variety of restaurants to try Jeju’s famous “black pork”, a delicious bowl of Japanese ramen or even a European-style brunch at a café designed by the well-known artist, G-Dragon. After baking in the sun at the water park, enjoy a great meal then head to the saunas to relax your muscles and recharge your energy.
Blue Canyon is a Mediterranean-style water park in Pyeongchang that not only has great rides but also Grade 1, natural mineral water from underground which is as effective as a hot spring and also good for kids and for those who have sensitive skin. Blue Canyon also boasts Korea’s longest extreme river that spans 201 m and Korea’s first 140 m tall up & hill slide.
The Ocean Water Park differentiates itself from the rest of these water parks by the astonishing views of Dadohaehaesang National Marine Park. Imagine going through one of the slides while appreciating the sight of the sea and the mountains right in front of you. For those traveling to Yeosu, it is a great option as you can stay at the Ocean Resort, a hotel equipped with 128 rooms, located right next to the water park and situated frontline of the shore.
Seorak Waterpia is a natural hot spring park which you can visit all year long. Located within Seorak Hanwha Resort, it is considered one of Korea’s largest theme parks. With many different facilities, the one that stands out the most is the outdoor sauna that has great views of Seoraksan Mountain. The park only uses mineral water, so you will not only have a blast but your skin will thank you for the mineral water benefits.