ARE YOU LOOKING FOR a thrilling experience combining the very best of speed, skill, and family-friendly fun this year? The excitement of racing around a track in go-karts is hard to beat, and go-karting might be the perfect activity for you!
Go-karting is fast gaining traction as a favourite with visiting holidaymakers. Go-karts can go much quicker than most people realise, and when you're sitting just inches from the ground, it feels even faster.
The acceleration is instant, and the kart's top speed is reached in just a matter of seconds. The sensation of speed is incredibly exhilarating, and it's one of the main reasons why go-karting attracts wannabe racing drivers of all ages.
The adrenaline-pumping miniature motorsport is exceptionally popular in Spain. The South Costa Blanca has some of the finest go-karting circuits and go-kart racing tracks. Here are our recommendations for local venues to take a look at this year.
Go-Karts Ciudad Quesada | Ciudad Quesada
One of the latest additions to the Costa Blanca go-karting motorsport venues, Go-Karts Ciudad Quesada opened in 2021 and boasts an impressive 1.300-metre track – one of the longest go-kart racing circuits in the Costa Blanca area.
The purpose-built motorsports venue offers a play park for younger children, a casual cafe serving light snacks and refreshments, and “Arroceria El Sarmiento” – an upscale restaurant specialising in traditional Spanish food, authentic wood-fired paellas, and rice dishes.
Adult prices start from 23€ per person or 30€ for the high-performance Honda 400cc racing karts. Junior go-kart prices (10 to 15 years) start at 17€, and go-karting sessions on the separate kid's track (5 to 10 years) cost 10€ per person.
Go-Karts Orihuela Costa | Playa Flamenca
Go Karts Orihuela Costa offers a multitude of activities, a bespoke championship racing track with a digital scoreboard, and racing karts and quad-bikes in various riding styles and levels of performance.
The venue offers a Go-Fly vertical wind tunnel, a children's play zone with bouncy castles, quad-bike excursions (adults only, valid driving licence required), and a cafeteria serving family-friendly food with a full bar.
Adult prices (16 years or over) start from 22€ per person or 29€ for the high-performance Honda 400cc racing karts. Junior go-kart prices (10 to 15 years) begin at 16€, and go-karting sessions on the separate kid's track (5 to 10 years) cost 9€.
Go-Karts San Fulgencio | Guardamar del Segura
Located 27 km south of Alicante airport at the Gilesias Karting Racing Center, Go-karts San Fulgencio sports a twisting 500m asphalt track, a refreshments bar with a covered chill-out zone, and a fleet of go-karts including the fastest, most powerful go-karts in our part of Spain.
The venue is directly adjacent to the N-332 main coast road, just 20 minutes north of Orihuela Costa. The circuit is one of the most established in the South Costa Blanca region, originally opening in 1989.
Adult prices start from 22€ per person or 29€ for the high-performance karts (minimum 18 years old). Ultra-performance 2-stroke 25 hp racing karts are available from 39€, and junior go-kart prices (minimum 13 years old) start from 18€.
Go-Karts Mar Menor | San Javier
Just 20 minutes south of Orihuela Costa, Go-Karts Mar Menor offers a 1.100m championship track, a giant video scoreboard, and a restaurant and bar with a covered terrace that overlooks the racing circuit.
The family-friendly outdoor go-kart track permits the use of the circuit by all ages, with children as young as 6 years allowed to use the same championship track in sessions separated from adult drivers. Double go-karts are available for a parent and child to race together.
Adult prices start from 19€ per person or 30€ for the high-performance Subaru 400cc 17 hp competition racing karts. Junior go-kart prices (minimum age 12) start from 14€, and low-powered children's go-karts (minimum age 6 years) cost 10€ per child.
All go-karting venues offer complete safety equipment, including mandatory helmets for all competitors regardless of age or competency. Each track is open seven days a week throughout the summer season.
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