The jury is still out on whether or not the Coqui Water Park was named after the species of small frogs endemic to Puerto Rico but one thing is certain: this is the only water park in the Caribbean that can be considered state-of-the-art. If you have kids, or you are simply a kid at heart, a visit to the Coqui Water Park will turn out to be an adventure in fun. It is as much a family recreational center as it is a couple’s unique retreat.
There may not be waves at Coqui Water Park but you can try the breath-taking water slides with awesome vertical drops, lounge in an oversized pool featuring an infinity edge, slide down high speed fumes, shoot the rapids, go for a lazy river ride, relax under waterfalls, and skip on a rope bridge, hire a cabana or hammock to soak up some sun, and chow down American classic cuisine at the Oasis Bar & Grill.
Coqui Water Park’s rides are definitely not for the faint of heart. Iconic Torre de Yocahu, all 60 feet if it, has three slides of high speed rate while El Gigante Dormído has a 40 foot drop, both of which can boost adrenaline. If you want challenges, slide down the most intense curves with extreme velocity of the unbeatable Huracán or you can do all the twisting and turning you want on the Marohu.
It seems that it’s always summer in this part of Puerto Rico. El Conquistador Resort, operator of the 2.4-acre Coqui Water Park, offers packages that start at an affordable $249 per night/per room inclusive of four tickets to the park, an airport transfer for four people, and a breakfast buffet daily. There is an entrance fee for both adults and children at $20 and $15, respectively.
You receive an El Conquistador Resort credit of $50/per night and a Carribean breakfast buffet for four every morning if you book a “Family Escape” Package. Kids who are 12 years old and under get to eat free at selected restaurants. The park is open daily between 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM on a full day and between 1:30 PM and 6:00 PM on a half day. Contact the park concierge desk for other inquiries.
Other amenities of the park besides those already mentioned include a full-force body slide, new dining space, a pool deck for the use of sunbathers, lower walkway, a retail outlet for shopping, kiddie slide and kiddie pool, and a multi-purpose area for events. For a small fee, guests at the Coqui Water Park will have access to lounging chairs, pool towels, and inner tubes.