The last stop I made on my 4.5 month Latin American backpacking adventure was Lima Peru. While I was there one of the coolest things I did was pay a night visit to Parque de la Reserva, also referred to as Lima Water Park or Magic Water Circuit. Boasting the title of “World’s largest fountain complex in a public park” by the Guinness Book Of World Records.
The water park is located a short 15-20 minute bus ride from the backpacking hub in Lima Miraflores and is open all day and closes at about 11:30pm. For more information on location and opening times, including the schedule for Magical water Circuit check out the official website over at http://www.parquedelareserva.com.pe.
The best time to go visit the water park is at night when they have “The Magic Water Circuit” .Where 13 fountains come to life with interactive, lights,audio and choreographed water displays. It’s like a photographers wet dream. I spent hours being a snap happy tourist, all while being captivated by the amazing display.
The highlight of the show is at The Fantasy Fountain (Fuente de la Fantasía) 120m long 20m high it captivates its audience with hydraulic water display matched with music and colour. During the show projections of Peruvian dancers along with impressive laser sequences are projected onto the rising jets of water.
One of my favorite water fountains would have to be “The Dream Maze” a 23 meter diameter interactive fountain that is made up of four concentric circles. Jets of water come up from the ground around visitors.
There is also one called “The tunnel of surprises” where you get to walk through a 35 metre tunnel of beautifully lit arcing water.
It certainly was a truly unique experience, and like nothing I had ever seen before. I would definitely recommend you pay the water park a visit if your ever in Lima Peru.