Looking for a summer destination closer to Metro Manila? Here’s a beautiful waterpark that will surely spice up your summer escape experience.
Amana Waterpark is touted to be one of the most exciting waterparks in Southeast Asia. It offers some of the most magnificent amenities of a swimming pool resort. It has seven themed pools in varied shapes and designs, two of which are indoor, life-sized figures of TV and movie-inspired characters such as the pack of Avengers, Justice League, Dragon balls, Disney, and Marvel figures which offer visitors with something to amuse for photo snapping.
This leisure resort also boasts a 3,500 square meter wave pool that produces a tsunami-like wave, so far the biggest in the Philippines. The thrill of splashing into these artificially-produced waves will really make you squeal in excitement, bringing back the child in you!
Located in Pandi, Bulacan, Amana Waterpark won’t stress you out in traveling due to its proximity in Metro Manila, making it an ideal destination to visit this summer to feel cool!
Some of the basic amenities you are looking for in a pool resort are provided by Amana Waterrpark. It has a Japanese-inspired convention hall, a restaurant, a souvenir shop, themed pavilions, and cottages which spread across different stations of themed pools, refreshment stations, and spacious pathways. There’s a sprawling ground devoted only to the Jurassic water world theme complete with Dinosaur figures with roaring sounds, a swimming pool, and pavilions. Cottages are uniquely designed also based on themes inspired by popular Philippine summer destinations like Palawan, Tagaytay, Baguio, Baler, Boracay, Calatagan, and Laoag. For people who will come in a small group and don’t want to rent any of the themed cottages, there are modern umbrellas to choose from. Each unit is good for two to four persons.
Amana Waterpark truly lives up to the hype of having some of the best attractions that a swimming pool resort can offer. The fun of moving around at its different themed pools and the excitement of posing for photo souvenirs with the movie-inspired figures will be a memorable one and pump up thrill to your summer getaway. Showers are provided for each pool area and the designs are quite interesting too because it follows a specific theme, mostly marine life elements like octopus and dolphins.
When I visited Amana Waterpark with my travel buddy and best friend, Rowena Tagaan, I was so instantly attracted to its cool swimming pool themes and other fascinating amenities. So many things to do in a day! We leaped in so much excitement, hopping from one swimming pool to another. And the most wonderful moment was at the Castle indoor pool. Because of the comfort it provides, we were able to relax while avoiding the blistering heat of the summer sun. It was indeed a swimming pool experience with a twist!
For the summer season, Amana waterpark has a special treat to visitors on weekends. Every 1:30 to 3:00 in the afternoon, there’s a special presentation from hip hop dancers and professional acrobats that’s both funny and jaw-dropping. The death defying stunts, acrobatic routines, and heart-pounding exhibitions and hip hop dance presentations add zest to this magical summer experience at Amana. This show will run until May 24, 2015. This is free and no added cost to the entrance fee.
Other amenities inside the resort include food and refreshment stations, and for other recreation and adventure, zip line and horseback riding are also offered. The only downside of this resort is the shower/comfort room area. Units are limited and visitors will have to squeeze in the long queue towards the afternoon to wash and change clothes. But if you are quite adventurous, you can get rid of this problem by just taking shower in the pool area.
Visitors can bring food and water, but soft drinks and alcoholic drinks have a corresponding corkage fee. For safety purposes, the management discourages visitors from using breakable containers for their food and water. Grill stand is available for rent at Php100.00. There are also available videoke units for rent at Php1,000.00.
For swimming attire: bathing suit, garterized and cycling shorts, and white shirts are preferred. Visitors are not encouraged with wearing colored shirts when dipping into the pool.
To prevent injuries and fatal accident, diving is not allowed. Back diving on the edge of the pool is strictly prohibited. The resort has two slides at the twin pool area located not far from the Avatar swimming pool.
How to get there:
For commuters: From Metro Manila, you may catch a bus ride outside Farmer’s Market in Cubao, Quezon City, Trinoma, or Baclaran terminal, bound for Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Fare is Php45.00. Tell the driver of conductor to drop you off at Waltermart in Sta. Maria. From there, you can hire a tricycle going to Amana Waterpark. Fare is Php120.00, the tricycle can carry 3 passengers in a single ride.
For those who have a private car: Take Bocaue exit to Sta. Maria, Bulacan, from there, follow the route going to Pandi. Travel time is around 25 minutes from Sta. Maria.
Entrance Fees and Rates for Recreational Activities:
Day Swimming (8:00am-5:00pm)
Adult: Php250.00 Children and Senior Citizens: Php200.00
Night Swimming (6:00pm-12midnight)
Adult: Php210.00 Children and Senior Citizens: Php150.00
Zip line (one way): Php150.00 (two ways):Php250.00
Max Rider (Virtual reality ride): Php120.00
Rent for the modern umbrella (good for 4 persons): Php500.00. Layback chair with umbrella: Php300.00 For inquiries and more details on accommodation, entrance fees and cottages, you may visit the official website of Amana Waterpark.
With less than two hours from Metro Manila, Amana Waterpark is very accessible to commuters. The travel is not very stressful. Truly a fascinating summer fun destination that one should not miss out!
Santisima Street, Bagong Barrio, Pandi, Bulacan, Philippines
Tel# (044) 769-06-33
Cell# Sun: 09228708428 / Globe:09178866220 / Smart: 09399233089