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If you’re a beach lover, chances are you’ve seen this new beach trend happening in the country. Don’t worry it’s not a toxic oil spill or something scary, in fact, they just made our beach trips more fun and colorful. These new trendy attractions are called inflatable water parks.
Where:Subic Bay Waters, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales
Rate:PhP499 – one hour pass; PhP549 – two-hour pass; PhP749 – half day pass; PhP849 – whole day pass
Make your unicorn dreams come true at Inflatable Island.
Image: Inflatable Island Ph
Inflatable Island is a 4,100-square meter inflatable playground found in Subic that became known as the biggest inflatable water park in the country. Their ridiculous inflatable obstacle course includes jungle bars, trampolines, and a number of slides that you and your friends will surely enjoy. As if that wasn’t enough, they added a unicorn-themed inflatable water park called Unicorn Island, shimmering with pastel colors earlier this year. Their Unicorn Island became so popular it got featured in a number of international publications!
In case you need to take a rest, their Pink Bali Lounge is a great place to chill and take hundreds of photos.
Where:Talisay, Batangas, Philippines Batangas City
Rates:Walk-in guests: PhP990 – one hour use of Aqua Park and use of Club Balai Isabel facilities; PhP1,850 one hour use of Aqua Park and use of Club Balai Isabel facilities, plus lunch and snacks; Checked-in guests: PhP450 – one hour use of Aqua Park; PhP1,250 – four hours use of Aqua Park.
Regardless if you’re staying overnight, Club Balai Isabel’s Aqua Park is open for walk-in guests.
Image: Club Balai Isabel
Another inflatable water park closer to Manila is the Aqua Park at Club Balai Isabel. It became part of Club Balai Isabel in 2017, and has been drawing crowds since then. Aqua Park is known for its gray and white colors that has interconnecting paths that you can run and slide around. The best part of this gigantic obstacle course is the Giant Slide in the middle that soars up to 40 feet high.
In case you get hungry or want to extend your quick trip to an overnight vacation, Club Balai Isabel has its own in-house restaurant and rooms to accommodate you. But if you’re only after the Aqua Park, you don’t have to worry as checking in the resort is not required.
3. Waterpark Adventure at Canyon Cove
Where:Far East Road, Piloto Wawa, Nasugbu-Ternate Highway, Nasugbu, Batangas
Liven up your next office team building and head to Canyon Cove.
Image: Canyon Cove
Canyon Cove in Nasugbu has long been known for being a popular location for team building and family outings thanks to its wide range of accommodation and family-friendly amenities and activities. Earlier this year, Canyon Cove decided to up their game by adding their own inflatable water park called the Waterpark Adventure.
The huge inflatable obstacle course has two versions: the Kids Inflatable for youngsters and the Main Attraction for thrill seekers. A hamster wheel, a huge slide, and a human launcher are just some of its exciting features.
Rate:Starts at PhP600 for the Splash Tub plus access to other facilities at Sandbox
Sandbox is the new thrill-seeker’s paradise thanks to the Splash Tub.
Images: Sandbox’s Splash Tub
If challenge is what your group’s really up to, then the Splash Tub at Sandbox is the place you should visit. Sandbox is a popular outdoor adventure park in Pampanga that became known for its thrilling activities like the rollercoaster zipline, the giant swing, and their 15-meter wall climbing facility.
Sandbox also joined the bandwagon early this year when they add the Splash Tub. It’s their own inflatable attraction made with 11 obstacle courses spanning over 1,200 square meters. It has challenging parts like the Wrecker and the Ball Traverse, but it also has kid-friendly areas for the young ones.
5. Buri Inflatable Water Park
Where:Buri Island, Barangay Estaka, Catbalogan, Samar
Rate:PhP199 for two hours
Samar has its own inflatable paradise thanks to Buri Inflatable Water Park.
Image: Buri Inflatable Water Park
Inflatable water parks do abound in the island of Luzon, but if you happen to be in Samar, they also have their own in the form of Buri Inflatable Water Park. Here you can enjoy the clean waters of Buri Island while also challenging your friends in their inflatable obstacle course. After jumping up and down its huge trampolines and slides, there are also adorable floaters around the beach that you can use. Make sure to snag a photo of their donut and unicorn floaters before other guests get a hold of them!
Where:Binunsalian Bay, Brgy. Luzviminda Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Rates:Starts at PhP788 for one-hour pass; starts at PhP1,488 for unlimited pass
Don’t skip Puerto Princesa just yet and head to Kamia Bay Island Adventure.
Image: Kamaia Bay Resort
With the sudden popularity of El Nido and Coron, Puerto Princesa, nowadays, is often overlooked. But the capital of Palawan has a new gem that can be found in Kamia Bay Island Adventure. The newly opened resort has an inflatable water park called Aquapark that is believed to be one of the biggest in the country covering over 3,800 square meters of play area.
Aquapark has the favorite human launcher and trampolines, but its features that will make your jaw drop are their tall slides. They have a 30-foot slide that you literally have to rappel just to reach the top. The other slide is a 40-foot giant that is considered one of the biggest in Asia.
7. Floating Island Adventure
Where:Sitio Cabu, Brgy. Tambler General Santos City
Rate:PhP299 per hour
In case you find yourself in General Santos, there’s an inflatable waterpark in here, too!
Image: Floating Island Adventure
For our Mindanaoan brothers and sisters, there’s also an inflatable water park that can be found in General Santos City called Floating Island Adventure. It’s the newest attraction in Dolores Tropicana Resort that spans over 4,000 square meters, the biggest in Mindanao.
The colorful obstacle course has all your favorite features like slides, trampolines, and human launchers. Despite its size, there’s a guide in every corner and smaller version of the obstacle courses for the kids.
Where:Papa Kits Marina and Fishing Lagoon, Silot Bay, Liloan Cebu
Rate:PhP400 – one hour; PhP700 – two hours; PhP1,300 – four hours; PhP2,000 – 8 hours
Cebuanos are not one to get left behind because they also have their own inflatable attraction to boot.
Image: Aqua Quattro
Cebu is known for their gorgeous beaches, that’s why it’s no surprise an inflatable water park can be found in here as well. Aqua Quattro recently added a new gem in their premises called the Aqua Quattro Sports Water Park. The sparkling green attraction also has a couple of impressive features to boot including a huge water slide, trampolines, and monkey bars. Don’t hesitate to slip and slide as the beautiful blue waters of the resort will be there to catch you.
Whether you find yourself in Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao, there’s an inflatable water park waiting for you. Let us know in the comments section which of these inflatable obstacle courses you want to visit soon.
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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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