Spain’s PortAventura World has opened its doors to PortAventura Dreams, an innovative recreation and recovery area for children suffering from serious illness.

The new and unique recovery village is designed to have a positive impact on children fighting disease and illness, as well as enabling families to spend some quality time together.

The village spans an area of 8,850 sq. mt., which features six houses, gardens, play areas, a restaurant and football pitch.

Volunteers can help plan activities and workshops for visitors to the village in a multi-purpose room.

Families attending the village are chosen by a committee of social workers, doctors and other healthcare professionals and experts.

Guests can stay at the site for up to six days, free of charge.

Arturo Mas-Sarda, president of PortAventura World, commented: “At PortAventura World, we want to bring real value to society and our environment.

“Our actions as a social lever act as tools to bring together all of the company’s needs for change and sustainability.

“Today, the PortAventura Dreams project is launched as a reflection of our values.”

The new village welcomed its first visitors on October 22.  The park expects to play host to around 200 families to PortoAventura Dreams each year.



Alarge solar energy plant is being installed at PortAventura World in Spain. The 100,000 sq.mt. project, which will supply energy to the whole of the theme park, will open in spring 2020.

The plant will comprise of 22,000 modules and will be Europe’s largest self-consumption photovoltaic plant. The project will cost $6 million and will have an installed capacity of 8.5 MWp.

As well as supplying the energy required for the theme park, the solar energy plant will power PortAventura World’s waterpark and leisure complex.

Occupying a site the size of 14 football pitches, the plant will prevent around 4,000 tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere every year.

Fernando Alcecoa, managing director at PortAventura World, said: “The solar park is a project that acts as a lever to promote change towards a more sustainable and responsible world.

“This vision allows us to remain at the forefront and continue to be leaders in sustainability amongst international tourist destinations.”

Earlier this year, the popular theme park in Salou opened its first carbon-neutral hotel. The 150 room Colorado Creek is part of the resort’s efforts to minimise its carbon footprint.



PortAventura World, the popular family entertainment resort in Salou, Spain, is looking forward to a successful summer, with new additions, special nights and opening hours extended until the early hours.

The new attractions for summer 2019 include the amusement park’s first dark ride and the only one in Europe to be inspired by Sesame Street – Street Mission. This interactive attraction is designed for all ages, who are tasked with helping Detective Grover complete a secret mission.

Abby Star Studio will also be opening its doors at PortAventura this summer, allowing younger guests to be transformed into a fairy and have their photo taken with a magical Sesame Street character.

Also opening at the amusement park resort this summer is the Hotel Colorado Creek, a premium hotel that’s themed around the gold rush from the Far West.

A series of unique shows are also scheduled for the high summer at PortAventura, including the dance, acrobatics, and musical show ‘We Dance on Movies’, and the ‘Noches de Fuego en Tahiti’, a Polynesian dance show mixed with fire.

The theme park’s opening hours are to be extended with the highly awaited White Nights events, which will see PortAventura stay open until 2am. During these extended opening hours guests will be able to experience unique shows and special performances.

With reservations for the resort already 10% higher than the same period last year, the prospects for PortAventura’s summer 2019 season look highly promising.