10 Fun Water Parks Around the Philippines
Slide down with a splash!
(SPOT.ph) Beaches, especially those in the Philippines, are a whole lot of fun. After all, who can resist surfing the glassy waves, riding a glass-bottom boat from one reef to another, or going in circles with a jetski? But, sometimes, all you want to do is drop down a nice water slide and into a pool with a big splash.
We round up 10 water parks in our country—from a simple three-storey slide to an exciting water bowl. Happy splashing!
Palawan Water Park by Astoria
Astoria Palawan, Kilometer 62, North National Highway, San Rafael, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Contact: 687-1111 local 8302
Day tour rates start at P600++
The latest addition to the eco-friendly Astoria Palawan is a one-hectare water park that can provide endless fun for adults and children. It has a Surf's Up Pool which produces waves in six varying settings, the St. Paul River Ride which goes around the entire water park, three types of slides at the Velocity Aqua Slides, and Vortex Slides where you can experience a different kind of rush while being swirled and splashed in corkscrew-like slides. The little ones can experience the same thing in a smaller (and safer) version at the Tumbling Buckets Kidzone.
Aquaria Water Park
Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas
Day tour rates start at P600++
If you don’t want to go far from Manila but are still itching for a water-filled adventure, then Aquaria, only three hours away from the Metro, should suit you. It is a tropical wonderland with 525 meters of fine white sand, cove pools, a sunken pool bar, and its highlight: a three-storey high pool slide. Inflatables are by twos, which makes the giant slide a perfect activity for thrill-seeking couples.
CML Beach Resort and Water Park
Nonong Casto, Lemery, Batangas
Day tour rates start at P250++
CML Beach Resort and Water Park was opened in 2014 by Batangueño Casiana Mayuga Lätti, who has always dreamt of settling down on an island and setting up a kubo by the beach. A full-service resort isn't exactly the same thing, but it now provides a beachside respite whenever her family comes home from Dubai. CML also features an infinity pool fronting the sea and a big pool connected to a three-storey water slide. Both pools are just less than four feet, making them safe for kids.
Bluejaz Beach Resort and Water Park
Purok 2, Caliclic, Babak District, Igacos, Samal, Davao
Day tour rates start at P200++
Samal Island (a.k.a. Island Garden City of Samal)—with its vanishing islets, marine sanctuaries, and pristine beaches—is a paradise on its own. What better way to enjoy this tropical island than with a breathtaking stunt down the Sea Slide that goes straight to the sea. You also have the option to enter a water tube and let it take you through its circles and curves until you plunge into a big pool.
Coolwaves Ranch and Water Park Resort
777 Libo Street, San Nicolas, Bulakan, Bulacan
Day tour rates start at P180++
Opened in 2007, Coolwaves Ranch and Water Park Resort features two wave pools, one of which is a 150-meter Raging River where guests can just wind down and relax while riding an inflatable around the property. You can also enjoy a fish spa for 15 minutes while waiting on the sidelines for your turn at the giant slides.
Oceania Swim and Splash Park
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite
Day tour rates start at P350++
Island Cove, once known as Covelendia in the 1970s, is one of the pioneers in the hotels and resorts industry especially in Cavite. Crossing the bridge that separates it from the busy national road might just feel like you're passing through a warpzone that ends up in a 36-hectare Mediterranean-inspired island. It has its own fishing grounds with a restaurant, an eight-lane bowling alley, a wellness center, cabanas and hotel rooms, and even a number of open-air and air-conditioned function rooms. But the star of it all is the two-layered lagoon-shaped swimming pool with four giant slides. Oceania also features a rubber-matted splash park and giant inflatable slides where kids can just goof around.
Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks and Casino
C.M. Recto Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Day tour rates start at P375++
Fontana is another oldie in the leisure park industry, but that doesn't mean that it can't keep up with the latest water park attractions. It has a Wave Pool that can produce waves up to three feet in height, the 500-meter long Lazy River, the Pirate Ship Pool with six kiddie slides, the Water Cottage Slide Pool and a network of big and small slides as well as water guns and water buckets, and the Big Horn Slide Pool where the brave-at-heart twists and turns in a circular motion before dropping into an inner tube. At the center of it all are the three Giant Aqua Thrill Slides where you can either do a body slide or slide with a floatie.
JPark Island Resort and Waterpark
M.L. Quezon Highway, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Contact: (032) 494-5000
Day tour rates start at P2,500++
JPark Island Resort and Water Park doesn't have a five-star ranking for nothing. It has private tubs, hot tubs, and even whirlpools inside and around its hotel rooms; eight restaurants and bars to choose from; and a wide array of fun activities like mini-golf, jetskiing, and parasailing. The water park features five swimming pools, three water slides, and a private beach for endless enjoyment under the sun. Day tour fee is inclusive of a lunch buffet at The Abalone Restaurant.
Whiterock Beach Hotel and Water Park
Matain, Subic, Zambales
Day tour rates start at P800++
Flyboarding and hoverboarding are not the only cool things you can try at Whiterock. The beach resort also has a long list of water park facilities, such as two wave pools, the Big Bowl Water Slide where you'd be swirled before being flushed out, the Rampage Water Slide where bodysliding is a must, the Seesaw Water Slide which makes heads turn—literally, the Raging River where you can ride an inflatable with a partner, and Aqua Slides by the beach. For some wholesome fun, there's a grand swimming pool with water basketball and volleyball, a plunge pool, and two infinity pools.
Sky Waterpark Cebu
6/F (Roof Deck), J Centre Mall, 165 A.S. Fortuna Street, Bakilid, Mandaue City, Cebu
Contact: (032) 350-9111
Exclusive club membership is at P5,000
Skywaterpark Cebu is the country's first and only waterpark facility built above ground—at least as soon as it's completed. Opening date is not yet definite but their social media accounts have already released sneak peek photos showing what to expect from the astounding water park. The rooftop resort features a four-foot infinity pool with a hot tub, resting decks, and a dining and entertainment area. The Children's Play Area features a seesaw, a water curtain, climbing nets, tipping buckets, and a one-foot swimming pool.