Waterparks Near Manila
for Your Next Summer Escapades
By Kyzia Maramara
It’s (sadly) time to say goodbye to the barely-there chilly weather and start to pull out our supply of cotton dresses and sandos to welcome summer. The temperature is noticeably becoming warmer and as we’re all familiar, it’s around this time of the year that plans with your barkada are drawn on the virtual canvas that is Facebook messenger.
But where better to spend the warm sultry summer days than lounging lazily or splashing wildly, in a pool or at the beach? Check out these 8 waterparks a few hours’ drive from Manila! Who knows, you might get to color that drawing one of these weekends to come.
1. Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park
Club Balai Isabel #aquapark is finally open!
Beat the heat with the Philippines’ best inflatable park, just an hour from Manila!
#cbiaquapark #talisay #taal #taallake
Posted by Club Balai Isabel on Friday, April 28, 2017
Rates. Day Tour: P1,850/P990 | Checked-in guests: P1,250 /P450
Accommodation. Visit Club Balai Isabel’s website for information on hotel rooms
Hotel Club Balai Isabel introduced their own aquapark only last year, an inflatable white-and-gray waterpark off the coast of Taal Lake. The tall inflatable slide was inspired by Taal itself and only the bravest and most daring of souls could try the almost 90 degree drop. But if you’re too scared, there’s also a human launcher, trampoline, a hamster wheel, and lots of walls to scale and inflatable obstacles to run through.
Other activities aside from the inflatable water park include billiards and basketball.
2. Aquaria Water Park
For a day of an exciting tropical getaway and fantastic water fun, there’s no better place to be than at the AQUARIA WATER PARK!
Posted by Aquaria Water Park on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Rates. Day Tour Weekdays Adult/Child: P600/P300, Day Tour Weekends Adult/Child: P800/P400
Accommodation. Cabanas are at P1,200 – P2,000
Experience the best of both pool and beach with Aquaria Water Park in Batangas. Whether you brave the thrilling 3-storey giant poolside or lounge by the cove pools, if you’re a kid at heart, you’ll surely love the place. You can also walk barefoot across the 525-meter stretch beachside and help yourself to a little vitamin sea.
To fill your appetite throughout the day, Aquaria’s restaurant, The Sands, offer fresh seafood and other local specialties. Aquaria’s beach activities include kayaking, beach volleyball and soccer, banana boat ride, and jet ski ride.
Visit their website for more information.
3. Splash Island
Now open Dailyfrom Nov. 13 to 19! Then all weekends of November and December…Visit us on FB for promo’s and discounts! Now accepting early boiking for Dec and Summer 2018!
video by: Splash PhotoSnaps
Posted by SPLASH ISLAND on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Rates. Day Pass Adult/Child: P500/P400*
Accommodation. Nipa huts and rooms range from P500 to P5,000 a day
Perhaps the most famous water park in the country is Splash Island in Laguna. It’s one of the biggest and oldest water parks near Manila boasting of numerous breathtaking slides and tons of other activities.
Try Magellan’s Drop slide, one of the park’s highest, where you’ll have to lie on your stomach and ride a rubber carpet, the Big Bam Boo where you can ride with a partner down the covered slide, or Rio Montanosa a group activity which fits 4 people into a raft.
If you’ve had your fill of water activities, you can have a go at their zip line, rock climbing, kayaking, or mini golf.
Splash Island give promos frequently so don’t forget to visit their Facebook page for updates.
*For the whole of March 2018, they are offering 50% off on weekdays and 30% off on weekends.
4. Inflatable Island
What would you do if you got stranded on an island – with #RidiculouslyGood inflatable playground – for a whole day?
Special thanks to TaskUs PH for capturing this experience! <3
Posted by Inflatable Island Ph on Friday, June 30, 2017
Rates. Online booking: P699/P999/P1,399 | Walk in: P799/P1,099/P1,499
Accommodation. For day tours, Bali Lounge is free for all passes, for overnights click here.
Inflatable Island prides itself on being the biggest floating playground in Asia. Its 3,400sqm inflatable goodness is packed with activities perfect for the barkada or the family. Some of the inflatables include a human launcher, rock climbing, slides of varying heights, a high balance, and much more! This month they’re set to launch Kid Cove, a section that’s focused on being kid-friendly.
All play passes get to have access to the entire Samba beach, Bali Lounge and its many bean bags and umbrellas, and the Floating Zoo where you can chill after the activities.