Get to know Thermas dos Laranjais Brazilian water park
With more than 50 attractions and thermal waters, the park received more than 2 million visitors in 2017
Located in the municipality of Estância Turística de Olímpia, 272 miles from the State capital of São Paulo, Brazil, Thermas dos Laranjais is the most visited water park in Latin America, with over 2 million visitors in 2017. The park offers more than 50 different attractions, many of which are both exclusive and patented, from Water Slides to the Water roller-coaster, which passes 180º through the surf pool and along beaches and the slow flowing river.
Opened in 1987 by entrepreneur Benito Benatti, the park occupies an area of 75 acres and is fed by the thermal Waters of the Guarani Aquifer – the main subterranean reserve of fresh water in South America, with temperatures ranging from 26ºC to 38ºC. With a staff of more than 500, Thermas dos Laranjais is the biggest employer of the city of little more than 50,000 inhabitants and the main one responsible both for tourism and the general economy of the region. And to underline this, the park opens 365 days a year and has the capacity of receiving up to 20,000 people a day – a number it easily achieves on national holidays and in the high season.
With at least one new launch per year, the attractions are, in general, developed inside the park by Jorge Noronha, architect and vice-president. To do this, every year, research is carried out with visitors, alongside visits to parks around the world.
The security protocol strictly adhere to the rules and specifications of manufacturers, international rules and regulations for water parks and the rules and regulations of ABNT – the Brazilian Association for Technical Regulations, with maintenance carried out on a daily basis.
In mid-October 2018, the newest attraction will be inaugurated: the largest complex of water slides in the Americas. Named “Lendário”, it will feature the Enchanted Lake, the Giant Hydrobalance and a new Aquatic Roller-Coaster. The complex will be decorated with a folklore theme in homage to the city where the park is located and known as the capital of Brazilian folklore.
- 2 wave pools
- 12 differents Water Slide combinations. Featuring: Hang-glider, Crazy Teacup and the “Kamikaze”, with a height of almost 100 feet.
- 180º Master Surf Track
- Kid’s Water Park.
- Roller-Coaster – the largest in the world, almost 400 yards in length.
- “Resurgence” bubbling buoyancy pool– the only one in Brazil.
- Giant Bubble
- Sea of Israel – salt water pool
- Zip line
- Japanese Hot tub
- Mini farm
- Mini Zoo
- Wild River
- Slow River
- 32 bars and luncheonettes
- Sport’s Court Complex
- Party Room
- Olympic-size pool
Address: Avenida do Folclore, 1543, Jardim Santa Ifigênia, Olímpia, São Paulo.
Telephone: (17) 3279-3500 | Site: www.termas.com.br
Opening Hours: Mondays, from 9a.m. to 8p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays: from 8a.m. to 8p.m.
How to get there
The park is located just 30 minutes from São José do Rio Preto airport, close to the main upstate highways, and with a daily transfer to the city of Olympia. It is also possible to reach the park direct by bus. Leaving from the Tietê Bus Terminal in São Paulo, The Danubio Azul transport company offers a unique direct passage to Olympia every day of the week. Website: www.danubioazul.com.br. Contacts: + 55 11 39595000 or + 55 17 32811842.
About Thermas dos Laranjais
Located in Olímpia, in up-state São Paulo, Thermas dos Laranjais is the fourth most visited water park in the world and the first in terms of visitation in Latin America, receiving more than 2 million people annually. With more than 75 acres, the park encompasses more than 50 attractions, such as aquatic roller coasters, water slide complexes, surfing pool, two artificial beaches, lazy and resurgence “buoyancy” pools, a flowing river and kid’s park, and all supplied with natural warm thermal water. Its structure also offers restaurant services, snack bars, and shops. The biggest tourism employer in the city, it employs more than 500 people directly. Discover the park at www.termas.com.br.
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