No one can deny it, one of the country’s best assets is its innumerable beaches – with their clear blue waters, white sands, and diverse marine life – and its more than 7,000 islands. But, aside from the naturally breathtaking bodies of water that made the Philippines a tourist destination, there’s a must-try attraction that tourists and locals alike should not pass up: inflatable water parks.
Although water parks have been here for a while, inflatable ones have been growing in popularity only recently. These playgrounds are designed with a kids at heart in mind. If sliding, jumping, and braving obstacles while in the water sound appealing to you, featured here are 3 inflatable water parks – in locations that are just a few hours drive away from the metro – to visit this summer.
Set in the open waters of Subic Bay, Inflatable Island, biggest floating playground in Asia, is the first-ever floating water park in the Philippines. It can be credited for starting the inflatable trend in the country. Each year, it attracts thousands of visitors – both here and abroad – looking to try out its giant trampolines, monkey bars, slides, human launcher and many other inflated obstacles.
As if that is not enough, Inflatable Island recently introduced its latest addition: the Giant Unicorn Island. The new playground also features floating obstacles such as a rainbow arc, a mini human launcher, and a climbing wall – only they are in the bright hues of the rainbow with a touch of bubble gum pink.
To complement the look, the Bali-inspired lounge is transformed into a pink oasis, replacing the old, colorful bean bags and parasols with alternating purple and pink ones. If you are planning to head to Inflatable Island, you can book your tickets on their website.
Address: Half Moon Beach, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales
Rates: P499 – one-hour pass | P549 – two-hour pass | P749 – half day pass | P849 – whole day pass
A two-hour drive from the metro, Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park is an inflatable water playground strategically located on the waters of Taal Lake. It offers a breathtaking sight of the glorious Taal Volcano that you might have only viewed from the heights of Tagaytay.
The central point of attraction in the park is its towering slide that is recognized as the tallest inflatable waterslide in the country. There are also many other obstacles to challenge yourself with including trampolines, climbing walls, and human cannonball launchers.
Since the park is situated within the beautiful Club Balai Isabel, these features also can include food and a place to stay – adding to the reasons for you to visit the place.
Address: Club Balai Isabel in Talisay, Batangas
Day-Tour Rates: P1,850 – inclusive of lunch, snacks, use of facilities and 1 hour use of aqua park| P950– inclusive of use of facilities and 1 hour use of aqua park
Checked-In Guests: P1,250 - 4 hours use of aqua park | P450 - 1 hour use of aqua park
3. Canyon Cove
Set on a secluded beach, Canyon Cove offers a breathtaking beachfront location complemented with top-notch amenities and aqua sports facilities. A two-hour drive from the metro, its quiescence and serenity invites visitors to languidly linger away from the steadfast pace of the city.
To make your vacation even better, the resort covers your water sports activities from kayaking, snorkeling, and paddle boarding to extremes such as cliff jumping, skim boarding, and more. All these are in addition to its very own inflatable water park that the entire family can enjoy.
If you’re looking for an equal combination of relaxation and recreation, Canyon Cove is definitely the place to be.
Address: Piloto, Nasugbu - Ternate Highway, Nasugbu, Batangas
Accommodation Rates: P5,800 – P9,500
Get your summer essentials and head straight to these fun and exciting inflatable water parks ASAP!
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