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Tigre Amusement Park - Parque de la Costa

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Parque de la Costa - Tigre Amusement Park

Parque de la Costa - Tigre Amusement Park

Photo courtesy of Dario Alpern.

The Park:

Parque de la Costa in Tigre is great for those family vacationers looking for something kids can enjoy close to the often adult oriented city of Buenos Aires. The park was inaugurated in 1997 and has had around 1.7 million visitors annually since. The roller coaster park has had its, um, ups and downs in terms of finances. However, this may be of benefit to visitors, as the prices are very reasonable. The park has upwards of 30 rides, with varying thrill levels, as well as an amphitheater, circus performances, and food courts.

Notable Coasters:

If you're after some heart pumping and blood rushing thrills, these are the rides you'll want to look for:
  • Boomerang: Reaches a height of 37.5 m (123 ft), and speeds of 75 km/h (47 mph).
  • El Desafío: "The Challenge" in English, this coaster reaches speeds of 80 km/h (50 mph). It's 600-meter-long with inversions.
  • Vertigo Xtreme: A "human bungee" ride in which visitors are dropped on a 65-meter-high free fall. *Additional charge for this ride.
  • Desorbitados: (Exorbitant) a big spinning gondola.

Other Rides:

Parque de la Costa has over 30 attractions spread across the 35 acre park. Some of the little ones may not be tall enough for the big boy rides, but there are still some fun things for them to do. Here are a few:
  • El Vigia: a family ride set in an artificial lake.
  • Chiquitren: a miniature railway.
  • Baile de las Tazas:a spinning teacup ride.
  • Laser-Shots:laser tag arena
  • Comarca de los Sueños: games for smaller children
  • Bumper cars: Bumper cars that hold two people

Park Information & Tips:

Getting There

It's easy to get to Tigre from Buenos Aires and easier still to get to the Parque de la Costa. You can take the train from Retiro station toward Tigre, which is at the end of the line. Once in Tigre, there will be signs pointing you toward the park. It's an easy 10 to 15 minute walk depending on your group.

Prices

The pricing structure can be confusing (see table), as there are different price structures for "passports" which allow access to different sets of rides and, even still, some of the rides in the park are an additional fee no matter the passport you've purchased.
If you are with a group of adults, it's best just to get the premium Passport Plus or Passport ORO. However, if you have little ones that may not meet the height requirements, check out the height guide (I believe it is a smiling elephant cut-out) to see which passport best fits.

Hours

Parque de la Costa is open from 11am to 8pm on all weekends and holidays.

Hints & Tips

  • The park is only open on weekends and holidays.
  • One common complaint about this park (as with most) is the waiting time in lines for the popular coasters. You might want to bring something to entertain yourself, or your kids, for the wait.
  • Don't forget sunscreen!

Website: http://www.parquedelacosta.com.ar/
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