We were up early doors for the bus picking us up at 9.10am. Everyone was shattered but we were all looking forward to enjoying a day out and being somewhere different. On the way to the water park, we stopped at the sand dunes which were stunning. Husband, with his mind of
It took about 30 minutes to get to the water park and we were able to get into the park straight away. We could see the slides which looked like a lot of fun and we headed over to the baby/toddler area which was in the middle of the park. It wasn't very busy as it was a dull day and I guess at this time of year they are coming to the end of their season. It had cost us 54 Euro to get into the park and we noticed that not only did you have to pay to hire rubber rings, you had to pay to use a sun lounger which I thought was a bit cheeky. Thankfully no one came round to ask for the money for them and we got use of the sun loungers for free. We also managed to find some abandoned rubber rings so we "adopted" them.
The baby/toddler area was good. The water wasn't too deep, probably just under waist level on Miss C and there were a few slides for them to play on. Just along from the children's pool was a diving area and a raised rock area where we could jump in to the deep pool from. Circling the baby/toddler area and diving area was the "lazy river". I went on it with Wee Z and boy was it lazy. They definitely needed a bit of current to help push you around because it took about 15 minutes to swim round in a rubber ring. I was knackered!
There were 3 slides Wee Z was able to go, 2 of which he had to go on unaccompanied. He didn't like them at first and refused to go on them until his Daddy took him down them but he was quite happy to play in the children's pool. Husband and I were able to enjoy the grown up slides and made sure we had a shot on all of them. There were 5 different slides we could go on, some of which needed a rubber ring whilst the others were steep drops and twisty-turvy. As it wasn't busy we didn't have to queue at all so we were able to get on them all within 10 minutes. It was great being able to go on a slide that wasn't a gentle ride into a shallow pool with a toddler on your lap!
We were able to come and go from the park as we wished so we headed out for lunch and into town, which was a 2 minute walk away, and found a lovely little pub called the Prince of Wales. We ordered burgers for ourselves and the kids had sausages and chips with beans. That burger is one of the best burgers I have ever tasted. It was delicious and was the best meal I ate the whole holiday. When Wee Z's sausages weren't quite cooked right through, they replaced them for us, no fuss, and didn't charge us for his meal. We were able to catch up on the world news on Sky News and Husband could enjoy some "real" beer. I'd definitely recommend them if you are travelling in Corralejo. After lunch we browsed the shops and picked up some souvenirs.
We were aiming to be back at the park for 3pm which was when the wave pool would open. We made it back just as the sun started to shine but unfortunately the wave pool wasn't working. We had a few more shots on the slides and then got ready for the bus picking us up at 4.30pm. The kids were shattered and had had a really fun day out. I couldn't wait to get back to our hotel for a little siesta!
The Baku water park was definitely a fun day out however it did seem a bit run down. The pools were beautiful and clean but the areas around them looked in need of some TLC. Apparently the park has a mini golf area but it didn't seem like this was open and the children's park areas were empty and didn't look very safe. There was only the one area for young children and over 4's have to pay 16 Euro to get in, which I wouldn't say was worth it for Wee Z based on what he could actually get on (although we said he was 3 as 0-3 years go free...!) Even at that though, unless your child is over 1.30m they will only be able to use the small slides. We heard from a couple we met on the plane that the Oasis Park was amazing and although we had a good time I think the Oasis Park would have been more up our street.