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Presented below is the latest press releases published by PortAventura. The information is provided directly from PortAventura, with the most reliable information for the publication of news about the latest developments and events that PortAventura has organised or are organising.


Family fun and adventure at Christmastime at PortAventura

PortAventura, November 13, 2015.- The PortAventura Holiday Season begins November 21. Once again, PortAventura transforms into a dreamlike setting brimming with fir trees, lights, and garlands, making the park the best place to celebrate this special season with the family.


Luis Enrique scores with a family fun day out for Barcelona F.C.

PortAventura, 6th November 2015 – The footballers at Barcelona F.C. and their families were surprised today with an unconventional day out devised by manager Luis Enrique. The scarlet-and-blue boys were treated to a fun family outing courtesy of the coaching staff. The team believes that days like this are a vital team training strategy. The team had fun with loved ones at PortAventura, the largest themed resort in Spain and a major European leisure destination.


Shambhala recognised as the ‘Best European Roller Coaster and PortAventura the ‘Best Theme Park in Europe’

PortAventura, 07 October 2015. - PortAventura remains at the forefront of the leisure industry in Europe. Recognition has been granted by the various awards recently received, reaffirming its position as a sector leader and demonstrating once again the commitment of the Resort to always meet the highest quality standards.


PortAventura celebrates 15 years of Halloween horror fun

PortAventura, 1st October 2015. - PortAventura Resort has been transformed for yet another year of monstrously good fun. The start of the new Halloween season builds on the park’s existing 15-year legacy of eerie entertainment and promises to be the best yet.


Amaluna says goodbye to PortAventura

PortAventura, 14 August 2015.- Next Sunday 23 August will see the last performance of Cirque du Soleil’s new show Amaluna at PortAventura before it continues its tour to Brussels in Belgium over the coming weeks.


Cirque du Soleil glides into PortAventura ready for their show Amaluna

PortAventura, 11 June 2015. - Cirque du Soleil arrives at PortAventura this summer to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Last year was the first time the iconic Canadian circus company had ever set up base in a European holiday resort.


Hotel Gold River’s Callaghan Building Swings Doors Open for First Time

PortAventura Resort, 8 June 2015 - PortAventura Resort has just launched Hotel Gold River’s new themed Callaghan building. The Callaghan Building features 78 new 4* Deluxe rooms, two of which are fully equipped for disabled access. With this new addition Hotel Gold River has now become the largest of the five hotels in the Resort with a total of 549 rooms.


Ferrari Land, PortAventura Resort’s take on the spirit and passion of Ferrari

PortAventura Resort, 7 May 2015. – The first stone of the Ferrari Land project has been laid today. This new theme park dedicated to the Prancing Horse (Cavallino Rampante) will add to the offering at PortAventura Resort, making it the destination with the highest number of theme parks (3) in Europe.


PortAventura kicks off 2015 season with 20th Anniversary celebrations

PortAventura, 18 March 2015. - On 21 March, the gates to PortAventura will open with even more magic than ever before. The 2015 season begins with an important milestone: PortAventura’s 20th Anniversary. It promises a year filled with celebrations and new attractions to commemorate 20 years of success and thrills.


PortAventura Resort Launches New Five-Star Hotel: Mansión de Lucy

London, 23 January 2015. To mark its 20 th  Anniversary, PortAventura has moved into the luxury market by launching Mansión de Lucy – the resort's first five-star hotel. Hotel Gold River, of which Mansión de Lucy used to be a part, has also been expanded into the largest in the resort through the addition of a new section – the Callaghan Building containing 78 deluxe rooms.


PortAventura Resort and Cirque du Soleil sign an agreement to collaborate over the next 5 years

PortAventura Resort, December 2th 2014. – PortAventura Resort and Cirque du Soleil have signed a 5 year agreement to establish a summer touring base for the world famous Canadian entertainment company in the resort. The deal envisages that Cirque du Soleil's big top will stage a number of different touring productions, the first of which will be “Amaluna”, which arrives in Europe for the first time next year.


Christmas at PortAventura is packed with surprises for families

PortAventura, November 18th 2014 – PortAventura will kick off its special Christmas schedule on November 22nd with a wide range of leisure activities for the whole family. The Christmas theming of the park, together with shows created especially for the season, will delight young and old at this magical time of year.


PortAventura Foundation raises €71,250 at its 4th Charity Dinner

The annual charity dinner organized by the Portaventura Foundation (Fundación PortAventura) has yet again exceeded all expectations. The event, held on October 2nd, was attended by 1,050 guests including politicians, business owners, journalists and representatives of charities and social organizations.


PortAventura prepares for big scares with a monstrous Halloween of horror

PortAventura will lift the lid on a cauldron of terror on September 27th with the beginning of its new Halloween season. Fear fans of all ages will have great fun enjoying the park's attractions and shows in an especially eerie atmosphere.


Motorsport star Marc Gené visit caps week of Ferrari experiences at PortAventura

Motorsports star Marc Gené spent a few days with his family at PortAventura destination resort and personally tried out some of the newest attractions, including the new Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom.


PortAventura throws 'Flower Power' party to close summer season

The 'Summer of Love' will live again at PortAventura on September 6th at the final 'White Night' theme party of 2014. The destination resort will stay open until 4am to host a hippy spectacular at this special event where guests can see out the season in late-Sixties style.


PortAventura Resort consolidates itself as the biggest Mediterranean tourist destination with 2014 ride “Angkor: adventure in the lost kingdom”

Continuing its strategy of introducing great new products every year, PortAventura will surprise this season’s visitors with a spectacular new attraction: Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom. This novelty is framed in the context of the resort’s development strategy to become the best holiday destination for European families: a concept that can be defined as European Destination Resort.


PortAventura Resort strengthens its status as the Mediterranean’s top tourist destination by presenting Cirque du Soleil’s ‘KOOZA’

Over recent years, PortAventura has undertaken a strategy of continued expansion with the aim of making it a major holiday destination renowned throughout Europe. To achieve this, it has opted for a strategy of internationalisation and has taken on new projects every year, investing around €125 million since 2010.


PortAventura opens its doors to summer at Costa Caribe Aquatic Park

PortAventura, 23 May 2014. - The arrival of warmer, summer weather means it's the perfect time to take a refreshing dip. Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, PortAventura’s water park, will open its gates again next Saturday with more than 50,000 m2 of thrilling slides, pools and great entertainment for the whole family.


Zoover rates PortAventura as Europe's Best Theme Park

PortAventura, May 7th 2014 – PortAventura has been ranked for the second year running as the Best Amusement Park in Europe after scoring a total of over 90% in positive reviews by users of Zoover, the largest Benelux platform for travel reviews. PortAventura has consolidated its position as a class-leading holiday destination in Spain and Europe, with both the theme park and its hotels playing key roles in the visitor experience.


PortAventura Resort solidifies its status as the Mediterranean’s best tourist destination with a new feature for 2014 – Angkor: Adventure in the Lost

PortAventura, April 11th 2014. – In recent years, PortAventura has pursued a strategy of continuous expansion with the goal of making the resort a class-leading holiday destination in Europe. To achieve this, it has adopted an internationalization strategy and incorporated new projects every year, investing over €125 million since 2010.



PortAventura, 13 de marzo de 2014. – PortAventura Entertainment S.A.U. (“PortAventura”) has reached a licensing agreement with Ferrari S.p.A. (“Ferrari”) to establish “Ferrari Land”, a new theme park dedicated to the global brand of Ferrari within the PortAventura destination resort near Barcelona, Spain.


PortAventura's 2014 star attraction nears completion

PortAventura, March 3rd 2014. – With just over six weeks to go before the start of what will be PortAventura's 19th season, the theme resort has invited media to check out the construction progress on the new star attraction, Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom.


PortAventura Resort consolidates itself as the biggest Mediterranean tourist destination with 2014 ride “Angkor: adventure in the lost kingdom”

PortAventura, January 22nd 2014. – Continuing its strategy of introducing great new products every year, PortAventura will surprise this season’s visitors with a spectacular new attraction: Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom.


El Paso Hotel awarded as the most trusted accommodation by Jet2holidays

December 16th, 2013. – PortAventura’s 4-star Hotel El Paso has recently been awarded with a Quality Award 2012 by Jet2holidays customers in recognition of its excellence for the past season. These awards are based on the evaluations and surveys on the accommodation quality, facilities and services carried out by their clients.


Cirque du Soleil and PortAventura present Kooza

PortAventura, December 5, 2013. – Thanks to PortAventura, next summer, Cirque du Soleil will present KOOZA at PortAventura, one of the most spectacular productions of the Canadian company to date. Thanks to the agreement signed between both companies, the show, with a daily spectator capacity of over 2,400, will run at the resort during the summer months in 2014.



December 4th 2013 – Investindustrial, through its subsidiary World Park Holdings B.V. (“Investindustrial”), has announced that it has entered into an agreement with KKR. Under the agreement, KKR will acquire a 49.9% shareholding in PortAventura (www.portaventura.es), the leading entertainment park and destination resort in Southern Europe. The closing is expected in January 2014 and is only subject to customary regulatory approvals.


Discover your dream Christmas this year at PortAventura

PortAventura, 19 November 2013.Christmas is coming to PortAventura. From November 23rd the resort will transform into a fantastic winter dreamscape where young and old alike can enjoy a truly magical Christmas.


PortAventura hosts the 1stMeeting of Theme Park Fans

PortAventura, September, 18th 2013.The 1st Meeting of Theme Park Fans was held last Saturday, September 14th, in PortAventura. More than 130 theme park enthusiasts took part in the first edition which was hailed as a success in terms of both organization and attendance.


PortAventura rewards the most brilliant mums travel bloggers

Barcelona, June 27th, 2013.Last Friday took place in London the BiB 2013 Awards (Brilliance in Blogging): the prizes that reward the work done during the year by the most influent mum bloggers in the United Kingdom. The travel category, sponsored by PortAventura, chose A Family Adventure Project as the winner because of its passion for adventure and family travel.


PortAventura presents its new water park and King Khajuna, the highest free fall slide in Europe

PortAventura, summer 2013. - PortAventura presents once again for this year a project that will be a European benchmark: the expansion of Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. This new attraction is part of the resort’s development strategy, in which it aims to become the best European family holiday destination: a concept defined as European Destination Resort. This project also reflects a commitment to investment within the region which has led to PortAventura earmarking more than 70 million Euros for new initiatives within the last 3 years.


Shambhala is the main highlight at the opening of the PortAventura Resort 2013 season

PortAventura, 9th April 2013.- The PortAventura tourist resort opened its doors to the public on 22nd March, with new additions and improvements to its parks and hotels.


European Destination Resort - The new trademark of PortAventura

PortAventura, March 12th, 2013.- PortAventura raises an international big bet this year: positioning as the best holiday and familiar resort in Europe. From now it is going to present as PortAventura: European Destination Resort.


PortAventura goes to Birmingham

PortAventura, March, 2013.- Bert and Ernie visit Birmingham this Saturday to say hi to some of the 10.000 people from the West Midland’s city who visited PortAventura last year.


PortAventura goes to Glasgow

PortAventura, March, 2013.-Bert and Ernie visit Glasgowthis Saturday to say hi to some of the 45.000 people from the Scottish’s city who visited PortAventura last year. UK visitors’ profile is mostly families who want to enjoy real relaxing holidays (All Inclusive).


PortAventura goes to Liverpool

PortAventura, March, 2013.-Bert and Ernie visit Liverpool this Saturday to say hi to some of the 18.000 people from the North West’s city who visited PortAventura last year. UK visitors’ profile is mostly families who want to enjoy real relaxing holidays (All Inclusive).


Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, PortAventura’s new aquatic park

PortAventura, January 23st, 2012. - PortAventura confirms this season one of its most expected projects: the complete renovation and extension of the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, the second park of the resort, right next to PortAventura.


The EAS recognizes the success of the PortAventura’s model in Europe

The prestigious magazine specialized in theme parks has given today the Best European Attraction 2012 to PortAventura because of Shambhala.


Shambhala, the highest roller coaster in Europe, opens in PortAventura

Shambhala, the highest roller coaster in Europe, opens in PortAventura


Shambhala, the highest roller coaster in Europe, opens in PortAventura

Shambhala, the highest roller coaster in Europe, opens in PortAventura


PortAventura finishes the construction of Shambhala

PortAventura finishes the construction of Shambhala


PortAventura prepares new shows for its Halloween season

From 25 September, fear will take over at PortAventura with great novelty shows.



PortAventura celebrates this year its 15th Anniversary

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