The words "water" and "park" tend to conjure up images of screaming children, long lines and bad food. But Mexican tourism developer Grupo Vidanta has turned this idea on its head by launching a boutique water park that offers spa treatments and lavish cabanas along with state-of-the-art rides.

Based at the Vidanta Riviera Maya resort in Mexico, Jungala Aqua Experience is about as exclusive as family travel attractions get.

Set inside a world of sky-high tree formations, caves and waterfalls, the water park, which officially opened earlier this month, aims to provide guests with an immersive experience like no other.

Highlights include the Aqua Play Rain Fortress, the largest interactive play structure in the world, as well as one of only a few wave pools in the world with natural beach sand.

Jungala also boasts a one-kilometer-long lazy river, the longest in Latin America, as well as top bar and dining options such as the On the Waves Snack Hall, Mojito Bendito Bar, Sand-gria Bar and the Cocoyol Pool Bar.

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