Did you know there is a brand new attraction on the island of Gran Canaria? With it’s roots in Budapest and franchises all over the world, Parapark Gran Canaria in Playa del Ingles is a real life escape the room game where you have just 60 minutes to escape with your team of 2 – 5 players by solving a series of puzzles and finding clues.
This is the perfect team building activity for work mates or friends and family, especially if you want to have an hour away from your mobile phone.
I was so excited to be invited to play and I really didn’t know what to expect. Our team of 3 were briefed before we entered the room by the lovely Vivien, she told us to be curious and examine everything as there are clues and puzzles everywhere.
The time went by quickly once the door automatically locked behind us and each of us spread out looking for hints. We escaped with 15 minutes to spare and the adrenaline rush was amazing. Once in the room, I personally didn’t think of anything else except the puzzles and how to get out. I’m being vague on purpose as I don’t want to spoil anything about the actual mystery.
I think the important thing to know is that this is all to do with logic and don’t be afraid, it’s not bloody or scary, there are no people waiting to jump out at you. It’s also nothing like the Crystal Maze, which is what I thought it would be like. It’s unique in itself and you should try it out, especially if you are looking for a new and fun activity.
They did mention they are working on another room mystery, so if you have been once and enjoyed it, the next time you visit there will be more new and challenging puzzles. I can’t wait to revisit! After we escaped the room, I had a great sense of completion and had what I can only describe as a runner’s high.
Book Parapark Gran Canaria here: Parapark Gran Canaria
Apartamentos Doncel 35100 Playa del Ingles Avenida de los Menceyes 9. Local 1.