I love boat rides. The sole reason for going to Buen Retiro Park was to paddle a wooden boat. I got a little lost inside the gigantic park grounds, but finally found the lake around 3pm after half an hour of walking. Upon queuing to pay for a wooden boat hire, I noticed that they also had a 15 minute motor boat that departs at 16:00, so I was lucky to enjoy both forms of boat rides back to back. The wooden paddle boat cost EUR 6 for a 40 minute hire and the motor boat ride cost EUR 2. I ended the afternoon with an overpriced ice-cream at the park premises.