Read on and check them out for your travel adventures near Metro Manila!
Image: Sky Ranch (L); SandBox at Alviera (R) Facebook pages
As we grow up, it becomes clearer that one of the best relationships we will ever have is with our friends. They are a second family who has always been there for us during difficult times. One way to cultivate your relationship with your friends is by spending time with them. For a one-of-a-kind experience, you can explore amusement parks near Metro Manila and even adventure destinations! It does not matter if it is an extravagant group adventure or a simple coffee date on a Friday night—the time spent with them is essential.
Location:Alviera Subdivision, Sapang Uwak Rd, Bayan ng Porac, Pampanga
Travel Time:2 hours
Get physical in a fun way with your squad at Sandbox.
Images: SandBox at Alviera Facebook page
Tired of the usual chill beach trips? Make your subsequent bonding an adventurous one at Sandbox in Pampanga. This outdoor group travel adventure near Metro Manila features various thrilling attractions which might not be suitable for the faint of heart. Some of the exciting activities you and your squad can try in this theme park near Metro Manila include Avatar One, the country’s first roller coaster zipline; Giant Swing, the Philippines’ tallest swing; and Adventure Tower, a 15-meter-high wall-climbing attraction, this amusement park near Metro Manila is perfect for your group travel adventure.
Last 2020, Sandbox added new attractions, including City Kart Racing, a four-hectare karting complex, and Splash Tub, an inflatable water park filled with fun obstacle courses.
Price range from PhP450 to PhP750, depending on the attractions you want. Operating hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Got friends who are animal lovers? Visit Paradizoo on your next bonding activity.
Images: @mainegorospe (LZoomanity Group Facebook page (R)
Another unique amusement park near Metro Manila that will surely pique the interest of your group travel adventure buddies is Paradizoo, the country’s first-ever farm-themed park near Metro Manila that features various gardens and farm animals that will make you feel like you’re one with nature.
Be lost in a maze of greenery inside Paradizoo and visit some attractions, including a Flower Garden, a Vegetable Garden, and a Butterfly Garden. For your travel adventure near Metro Manila with your friends or family, you can also stop by their Meditation Garden and enjoy some silent downtime with your friends or interact with cute ponies and llamas at the Farm Frenzy.
The price range is from PhP199 (adults) to PhP149 (children 3 ft. to 4 ft.), while children below 3 ft. are free of charge. The park is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Enchanted Kingdom never gets old and is always worth another visit.
Images: @knnthmc (L); @akosijclazaro (R)
You and your group have probably been here a couple of times, but who says another visit to the Enchanted Kingdom is a bad idea? This oldie but goody still has our favorite theme park near Metro Manila, including Rio Grande Rapids, Flying Fiesta, and the spine-tingling Space Shuttle ride. But there are also new attractions like the Agila the EKsperience, the country’s first and only flying theater.
Aside from the shows and rides, this amusement park near Metro Manila is also known for the magical characters roaming around its grounds and the themed streets and areas that make for a fun photo opportunity with your group travel adventure buddies.
The price range is PhP488 to PhP1,800, depending on the attractions you’ll want to avail of. It operates daily from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Location:Ocean Adventure Approach Rd., Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Travel Time:2 hours
Meet these animals face to face and help them when you visit Ocean Adventure.
Image: Ocean Adventure Subic Bay
Another group travel adventure near Metro Manila for animal lovers is Ocean Adventure. The open-water marine amusement park near Metro Manila became famous for its sea lion and dolphin shows and the chance it offers visitors to swim with these animals! A close encounter with these marine animals is a little bit pricey, but the money collected will go to the medication and maintenance of the animals at Ocean Adventure.
Aside from animal interactions, you and your friends can also try their fish spa, where schools of doctor fishes nibble away your feet’s dead skin. Food is strictly prohibited inside the premises, but restaurants and concessionaires are inside the park if your stomachs rumble.
The admission fee is PhP850 (adults) and PhP850 (children 13 years old and above). The price includes the Sea Lion show, Wild World, and Dolphin Friends attractions. The park is open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Go on a unique adventure with your barkada at Fantasy World.
The amusement park is meant to be entertaining and fun, but the Fantasy World amusement park near Metro Manila is slightly different from the rest. This Medieval-themed park near Metro Manila was meant to be the country’s version of Disneyland; however, construction was stopped when the owner fell ill.
Now Fantasy World is abandoned and unfinished, this group travel adventure near Metro Manila holds an eerie beauty that makes for an exciting photo shoot with your friends. You can roam around and explore the unfinished castles and attractions of the park or even rent a costume to make your visit all the more exciting. Food stalls are also available inside the area if your gang gets hungry.
The entrance fee is PhP100 per person. It operates daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Savor the cold breeze while enjoying the attractions of Tagaytay.
Image: Sky Ranch Facebook Page
If your squad is always game for group travel adventures near Metro Manila, go on an outing trip to Tagaytay and visit Sky Ranch. This five-hectare amusement park near Metro Manila has kid-friendly and thrilling attractions, including the Super Viking, Top Dancer, and the famous Sky Eye. Unlike most amusement parks near Metro Manila, you can try horseback riding with your friends or ride a zipline to see a beautiful view of Taal Lake and Volcano from a different perspective.
Sky Ranch is also surrounded by restaurants where you can enjoy famous Batangas delicacies like bulalo (beef shank in clear soup) once you’re done enjoying the rides.
This theme park near Metro Manila’s admission fee to the central park and the Royal Canin Paw Park is PhP100. It is open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Saturday to Sunday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Amusement parks are not only for kids but for your barkada too! Let us know which amusement parks near Metro Manila will be part of your next group travel adventures.
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This article was initially published in Yoorekka on September 27, 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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