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February 10, 2008

First Water Park Along Caribbean Sea Overlooking Atlantic Ocean Opens

Las Croabas -- Puerto Rico's El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa announced the opening of the Conqui Water Park, the first water park ever to sit along the Caribbean Sea and overlook the Atlantic Ocean. This new state-of-the-art water park is part of a $120 million property renovation at the resort.

Conqui Water Park offers 362,080 gallons of water fun for all ages with a tube slide, body slide, lazy river and activity pools. The 2.4 acre water park was inspired by the resort's neighboring El Yunque Rainforest, home to Puerto Rico's beloved Coqui tree frog.

The park sports an adventurous jungle experience, including waterfalls, rapids, a jungle rope bridge and more. Blending natural rainforest design elements with state-of-the-art technology, Conqui Water Park has action-packed water rides, an 8,000 square-foot lazy river, 253-foot double inner tube slide, high-speed 40-foot vertical drop body slide and a 26-foot serpentine flume body slide.

The six-story tall main slide tower is named after El Yunque's God of Good, the iconic Torre de Yocahu. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the tower offers park-goers a choice of three-high speed water slides, including El Gigante Dormido, Huracan and Marohu.

El Gigante Dormido, which means sleeping giant, is a high speed bopdy slide that descends a vertical 40-foot drop. Huracan insprired by the water, wind and speed of hurricanes is a serpentine body slide. Marohu in honor of the legendary Taino God of Clear Weather is a tube slide that delivers a 26-foot descent in one or two person inner tubes.

All three slides on the main tower have a 48-inch height requirement.

The Conqui kids slide offers junior thrill seekers their own waterlogged, pint-size fun with a 38-inch height restriction.

Park guests also have access to an expansive 25,554 square-foot sunbathing deck, 9,000 square-foot infinity edge pool, interactive kids' pool area with slide and dining and function areas for events.

Surrounding the main tower, Torre de Yocahu, is the park's lazy river. The river uses a sophisticated wave technology to propel the inner tube riders through the exotic, jungle landscape. The complex La Mina Lazy River, named after the mines of El Yunque, is 800 feet long and contains more than 180,000 gallons of water.

Conqui Water Park tickets are available for purchase exclusively to guests of El Conquistador Resort, prices range from $14.95 for children to $19.95 for adults. Tubes, pool chairs and towels are included in the cost of the tickets.

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