The Rancho Aurora waterpark is a local little gem that delights children of all ages. It’s located along Highway 200 between Jaluco and Barra de Navidad. It’s just 25 minutes from Manzanillo and 10 minutes from Melaque. With an entrance fee of only 30 Pesos for adults and 20 Pesos for children, the price is low enough for locals as well. Our children enjoy practicing Spanish with local children while splashing in the water.
The park is open daily, except on Tuesday from 10am -6pm. The park is older and could use a paint job, but honestly that’s part of the charm. The slides are very high and would never pass the U.S. codes for safety, but hey, this is Mexico! We enjoy the thrill of being able to play on the wild side. 🙂 There are outstanding play areas for the little ones, and some decent-sized pools for the big kids and adults.
Rancho Aurora is family owned. You will not find friendlier people anywhere. The owner’s grandchildren are always around the park playing at their grandmother’s “Disneyland water park.” There’s a down home feel to the place that we love.
You can bring along a picnic lunch or order something hot and delicious from the on-site, open-air restaurant. We can vouch for the beef and bean tacos. Yum! There are also small grills available for free if you want to fire one up and enjoy a barbeque.
During the week, we often have the entire park to ourselves. On the weekends this little park is hopping. For children, there’s not much else in this rural area that is as enticing as this colorful water park. What’s not to love about a mushroom shower aboard a pirate ship?