Are You Familiar with the Group that Aqualandia Belongs to? Let us Tell You All About the Santa-María Group
By Communications Department
Aqualandia and many more complexes in the real estate, hotel, and leisure sector belong to the same group: the Santa-María Group.
The Group’s founder chose the city of Benidorm more than three decades ago because of the city’s great potential. The Group’s history has been built on a strategy of expansion and investment enriched by rooted family values.
In the 1980s, the Santa-María Group became established in Benidorm and the Costa Blanca, beautiful places for tourism. From that time on, the Group has undergone unstoppable, constant development – both in the sectors where it was already established and in new ones.
In terms of the leisure sector, we can mention three theme parks in Benidorm: Aqualandia, Mundomar, and Terra Mítica.
Aqualandia opened its doors in 1985, making it the first water park of Europe. It has fifteen large water attractions suited for any age and intensity. In addition, visitors can enjoy the highest slide in Europe and the highest capsule slide in the world. Today, Aqualandia is a leader in its sector and receives thousands of visitors each year.
Mundomar was born in 1996 to house exotic and marine animal species. It is a paradise full of short stories whose protagonists are the animals. The park is intended for the amusement of children, young people, and adults – and it is perfect for family visits. The park has different species of mammals, birds, and reptiles for you to enjoy a great visit topped off with different shows and the chance to have special experiences such as swimming with sea lions or having a dolphin encounter.
This is a theme park that touches upon the various ancient civilizations that wrote the history of the Mediterranean Sea. Five great civilizations are represented in the park, from ancient Egypt –the land of pharaohs– to the Greek Olympians, without forgetting Rome, the Journey of Ulysses around the Islands, and the warm shores of traditional Iberia. At this park, visitors can experience strong emotions and get to know the customs and traditions of each civilization. In addition, its large attractions will take you to the limit. Starting in 2016, Iberia Park must be highlighted, designed for family fun with attractions for the little ones and a large pool area. This is a “must” for all those who want to enjoy the most refreshing form of relaxation and fun.
In terms of the real estate and the hotel sector, the Group has different luxury complexes with all the services that you need to enjoy your holidays like never before: Palm Beach Hotel, the Don Jorge Tourist Apartments, and Grand Luxor Hotel.
Palm Beach Hotel
Located in Benidorm, this hotel offers high-quality services in a unique setting where you can find culture, nature, cuisine, fun, and one of the best beaches in Spain.
Don Jorge Tourist Apartments
Located in the Rincón de Loix neighborhood, under Benidorm’s Sierra Helada Mountain Range, the Don Jorge building acts as a balcony to the Mediterranean Sea with views to Levante Beach. The building, with its pure-line, modern architecture, houses more than 160 apartments for all types of guest.
Grand Luxor Hotel
This is an exclusive and spacious resort located on the Costa Blanca. It is a 10-minute walk from the Terra Mítica amusement park, 4 km from Poniente Beach, and 10 km from the Aqualandia water park. It is the perfect hotel to combine relaxation with leisure as is located very close to all the theme parks.
Lastly, the Santa-María Group makes efforts in society to support the collectives most in need. Therefore, it has two foundations: The Aqualandia-Mundomar Foundation, a pioneer in using dolphin-assisted therapy aimed at children with disabilities, and the Terra Mítica Foundation, which works to assist different social groups and national NGOs.
Aqualandia is part of a large business group that chose a region that was born for tourism: the Costa Blanca and, more specifically, Benidorm. Leisure, nature, animals, accommodation… a variety of tourist options in Benidorm to ensure your holidays are like never before. Soon the heat will be here and, with it, people will start to be ready to plan getaways – remember that we have special deals at our hotels and apartments that include tickets to Aqualandia.
Start planning your trip and, we’ll see you in a few months!