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These Water Parks Near Metro Manila Will Make Your Best Summer Yet

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By: Patricia Marie Prado | April 01, 2022
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Have endless enjoyment under the sun at these water parks!

Images: Inflatable Island Ph (L); Aquaria Water Park (R) Facebook pages

One of the best things our country has been known for is its pristine beaches. Tourists and locals from far and wide flock to our powdery-white beaches and magnificent shores to spend their vacation. But if the beaches are full or your budget won’t let you travel too far or spend too much on island resorts, then perhaps you can get your much-wanted water adventure elsewhere.

Read on and see the best water parks near Metro Manila for your much-awaited summer vacation! Ditch the beach and visit these water parks instead! You can still swim and slide and splash around without getting sand everywhere or suffering from sunburns.

1. Inflatable Island

Where: Samba Bluewater Resort, Olongapo, Zambales
Travel Time: 2 hr 22 min (157.2 km)
Operating Hours: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

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All of your childhood unicorn dreams will come true at Inflatable Island.

Image: Inflatable Island Ph

Another inflatable water park that will make you forget about standard, boring water slides is Inflatable Island. It’s the biggest one in the country, spanning over 4,100 square meters and consisting of 15 massive inflatable obstacle courses that big groups and families can play and bounce around in. They opened last April 2017, and they have already added another attraction this year called the “Unicorn Island.” Unicorn Island has its colorful obstacle course that includes a mini human launcher, a climbing wall, and a giant inflatable unicorn in the middle.

After conquering the water park, you can also relax at their famous Pink Bali Lounge and take lots of Instagram-worthy pictures with the gorgeous park as your ideal background.

2. Klir Waterpark Resort

Where: Kabilang Bakood, Guiguinto, Bulacan
Travel Time: 48 min (37.6 km)
Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, and Holiday – 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Now, there’s a need to go to the beach to experience the wild waves!

Image: Klir Waterpark Resort and Hotel

If Subic, Zambales, and Cavite are still quite far from you, Klir Waterpark Resort in Bulacan is a resort near Metro Manila; you won’t have any excuse not to visit it. Klir Waterpark Resort offers a fun experience and overnight accommodations, so thinking about enjoying everything in just one day won’t be a problem.

The four-hectare water park has four large pools and the biggest wave pool in Bulacan. The eco-friendly resort prides itself as one of the most advanced water parks in the country. It is widely considered the perfect venue for reunions, parties, and team-building activities.

3. Aquaria Water Park

Where: Brgy. Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas
Travel Time: 48 min (37.6 km)
Operating Hours: Open daily except Tuesdays, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Aquaria Water Park’s three-story slide is not for the faint of heart.

Image: Aquaria Water Park

For those itching for a water adventure or beach getaway but still want to enjoy the amenities of a water park, Aquaria Water Park, fortunately, has both. You can enjoy the beauty of Calatagan’s beach in the morning and enjoy thrilling activities like boat riding, jet ski riding, and kayaking the rest of the day. Once you’re done, you can relax at Aquaria’s facilities inside Playa Calatagan Residences and spend your afternoon just lounging around in one of their seven interconnecting pools.

One of the highlights at Aquaria is their three-story high slide. Although you need to carry a flotation device for protection before you can ride the slide, the thrill of gliding down makes an effort worthwhile.

4. Amana Waterpark

Where: Santisima St, Plaridel, Bulacan
Travel Time: 1 hr 8 min (36.9 km)
Operating Hours:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Day Swimming)
6:00 PM to 12:00 AM (Night Swimming)
6:00 PM to 6:00 AM (Overnight Swimming)

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Swim and have fun with your favorite characters at Amana Waterpark.

Image: Amana Waterpark

If you’re planning a summer outing with your kids, Amana Waterpark would be the perfect place for your getaway. The waterpark became famous for its larger-than-life characters placed around their grounds. Prepare to see giant dinosaurs and characters from the show Dragon Ball and even superheroes from Justice League.

Aside from these characters, Amana’s pools are also excellent. Their wave pool measures 3,500 square meters and is one of the biggest of its kind in the country. It also produces 13 different waves so that you can put your surfing skills to the test. Aside from water sports, they also have other activities, including zipline riding, horseback riding. They also have their picnic grove if you want to lay back and enjoy a peaceful snack with friends and family.

5. Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks and Casino

Where: Angeles Korean Catholic Church, Claro M Recto Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga
Travel Time: 1 hr 39 min (100.4 km)
Operating Hours:
Monday – closed except on Holidays
Tuesday to Thursday – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday to Sunday, and Holiday – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Are you brave enough to overcome the wild waters of the Big Horn?

Image: Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks and Casino

Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks and Casino is perfect for those who want a quick retreat from the city. It has a wave pool, a lazy river, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool for kids and kids at heart to splash and swim around in. Fontana has a casino and golf course where you can play a baccarat game or a round of golf for adults.

Other unique features of Fontana include their lagoon pool leading to a swimming pool and jacuzzi, and the Big Horn, where swimmers ride a giant slide tossed left and right in a massive bowl before landing into the water.

January 2022 Update: The water theme park is still closed; only the Olympic-sized pool is accessible.

6. Aqua Planet

Where: Along J.P. Rizal, J.P. Laurel, and Prince Balagtas Avenues, Clark Freeport, Pampanga
Travel Time: 1 hr 39 min (100.7 km)
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Have a close race against your buddies at Aqua Planet.

Image: John Lloyd Bernardo

Aqua Planet opened in February 2018, but it has already gained significant buzz for its enormous size facilities. The huge 10-hectare waterpark can accommodate up to 3,500 guests and has 38 water facilities that you can enjoy for one whole day. Flotation devices and life jackets are also free to use, so you don’t need to bring your own.

Aqua Planet’s slides are wild and outrageous. But if you’re not into doing crazy stunts in their slides, you can swim around in one of their vast pools. One of their must-try attractions is the Aqua Loop, a 100-meter free-fall slide that loops in a full circle, making you slide down in a standing position.

January 2022 Update: Aqua Planet has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/aquaplanetph/, to be the first to know when they resume operations!

7. Club Balai Isabel’s Aqua Park

Where: Club Balai Isabel, Talisay, Batangas
Travel Time: 1 hr 35 min (79.2 km)
Operating Hours: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Face your fears at Aqua Park and slip through a giant inflatable slide in the country.

Image: Claudyn Burgos

If you’re from the south of Metro Manila, there’s a nearby water park that you can also visit: Club Balai Isabel’s Aqua Park. This fantastic water park is located in Taal Lake, so you can marvel at the gorgeous view of Taal Volcano while having a good time in their inflatable obstacle course.

In Aqua Park, you can jump through trampolines, use the human launcher with your friend, or slide down their gigantic slide, which is believed to be the biggest inflatable slide in the country.

January 2022 Update: Club Balai Isabel’s Aqua Park has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/ClubBalaiIsabel/, to be the first to know when they resume operations!

8. Oceania Swim and Splash Park

Where: Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite
Travel Time: 44 min (25.3 km)
Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday – 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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Kids at heart will indeed have an exciting summer at Oceania Swim and Splash Park.

Image: Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

Island Cove has been in the hospitality industry for 20 years but will keep things fresh for its guests. One of their recent upgrades that you can finally enjoy at Island Cove is the Oceania Swim and Splash Park.

Island Cove’s water park has a 3,000-square meter lagoon pool, giant spiraling slides with different lengths and heights, and a whimsical kiddie pool filled with lively colors and unique characters for the youngsters to enjoy. If you’re staying for more than a day, Island Cove also has other facilities, including a playground, basketball court, and tennis court that you can take advantage of during your stay.

January 2022 Update: Oceania Swim and Splash Park has been permanently closed due to the pandemic.

For now, skip your favorite beach and discover a different kind of summer through these water parks. Share with us which of these waterparks you will visit soon!

Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more exciting travel spots in and near the metro!

Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. For now, keep safe!

This article was originally published in Yoorekka on May 16, 2018.

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About Patricia Marie Prado
Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.
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