South America has been a growing market for waterparks for the last several years. Recently, two new waterpark projects announced grand openings. Here's a closer look.

  • Kalambu Hot Springs Water Park, Costa Rica This unique waterpark mixes natural and man-made excitement featuring both waterslides, a children's area and a pool fed by natural hot springs. In a review for Tico Times, Robert Isenberg said:

The park stands just a few kilometers outside of La Fortuna, on the road to Lake Arenal. Like many of the high-end resorts that cluster along the edge of the volcano, Kalambu harnesses its metamorphic energy in order to heat its thermal pools. In theory, Kalambu isn’t just fun in the sun: It’s also a place to soak in naturally warmed waters, like a spa ... Kalambu celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 13. Read More

  • Aquafan at Parque de la Costa, Argentina  Set to open by the end of the year, Aquafan will feature several favorites including a wave pool, several sunbathing areas, and a children's area. Operators have told media that it will also have one of the highest water slide towers in South America. Read More