New water park in Budapest
This newly developed water park promises to be one of the biggest and best in Europe. It has mock Angkor architecture built inside a huge semi-circular aqua arena - big enough to house a few double decker buses. The park only opened in December, so the 17 pools, slides up to 17 metres, saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis and other facilities are new. It has been so well thought out, that it even includes a beach.
Book into one of the hotels in Budapest now because this is the 2009 attraction that everyone is going to be talking about.
This theme park only opened on December 5th, 2008 and promises to take aqua-fans to the next level in swim sports. There are 17 pools to choose from, 15 of them open all year round, with a surf pool, wave machine, ice house and much more. There are slides of up to 17 metres, which can be reached via glass stairs or a transparent lift. Pampering facilities are available for mums and dads who can let children go wild in this new water wonderland.
Visitors will not fail to spot Acquaworld's five-storey high dome, which is big enough to host a whole family of blue whales, the biggest animals on earth. A replica of the Angkor temple made famous in Angelina Jolie's Tombraider movies makes up the theme of this park. If you are visiting Hungary, book into one of the hotels in Budapest because this attraction is a must-see.
The Ramada Plaza is attached to what is set to be one of Budapest's biggest attractions of 2009. The four-star superior complex offers 261 rooms and 48 apartments. Its conference centre can host up to 1,000 people and 550 can fit into the boardroom.
Pampering is in the hands of qualified physicians who offer treatment in the spa and wellness centre, which includes pool, squash and tennis courts and cardio machines. The Ramada is renowned for its thermal pool, which is a great way to kick back and relax after a busy day round the sights of Budapest.
The Budapest Card gets visitors into attractions free or with a discount, reduces the cost of transport to zero and provides offers for several of the city’s top sights. Best of all, the cost of the Budapest card is scheduled to get cheaper in 2009. The price of the 48-hour card will be 6300 forint 21) opposed to 6500 forint and the 72-hour card will be 7500 forint instead of 8000 forint.
Budapest's transport system consists of buses, trolleybuses, trams and overground (HEV) and underground (Metro) trains. They run fairly frequently between Buda and Pest. However, for those that cannot wait, taxis are available and charging is in three tiers – there is a basic charge, which amounts to 300 forint during the day and 420 forint at night, the cost per kilometre, which is 240 forint during the day and 336 forint at night and the waiting charge.