I was craving for vitamin sea mid-December last year, so when I was invited to explore Aquaria Water Park in Calatagan, Batangas for a Day Tour I just had to jump right in. It was the right time for a quick get-away after a stressful quarter at work. Plus I heard that Aquaria is managed by Fuego Hotels and Properties.
It was a three-hour road trip from Makati to Aquaria Water Park.
How to Get There:
By Car: Travel through SLEX and take either the Southwoods Exit or the Sta. Rosa Exit. Head straight going Tagaytay Rotonda and drive along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. At Palico intersection, turn left to Balayan-Calatagan passing by Lago De Oro and the Calatagan Municipal Hall, turn left to M. Apacible
By Bus: Go to the Bus Terminal near McDonald’s Taft in front of Metropolitan Mall, MRT Taft station. Look for the BSC Bus with the sign board Tagaytay – Lian. Bus Fare is 152 Pesos. Ask the conductor or driver to drop you off in front of 7-Eleven Lian. Then ride an ordinary bus going to Calatagan Public Market. Travel time is 30-45 minutes. Bus Fare is only 30 Pesos. Lastly, ride a trike going to the resort. It should only take 15-20 minutes. Trike Fare is between 150 to 200 Pesos.
There was a warm welcome waiting for us in the lobby as the hospitable staff guided us and toured us around the place.
Entrance Fees (and other charges):
Day Tour for Adults (Peak Season) – 800 Pesos (weekends), 600 (weekdays)
Day Tour for Adults (Lean Season) – 600 Pesos (weekends), 400 Pesos (weekdays)
Kids (height 4ft and below) – 50% off adult rates
Lockers – 150 Pesos (whole day)
Food corkage fee – 100 Pesos/person
As soon we were inside the resort, a huge and scenic water playground greeted us. There’s a three-storey giant slide, children’s pool and cove pools.
Further down is the entrance to the beach. I can’t help but breath in the view, it was beautiful! Clean sands…
… and clear waters.
They offer various water and beach activities such as jet skiing, banana boat, kayaking, pedal boating as well as beach volleyball and soccer. I got to try the banana boat ride, which was absolutely fun!
My favorite was our boat trip to the beautiful sandbar. We had to ride a boat going there. The trip took about 20 minutes. And it was all worth it. Just take a look at the pictures.
You can also request for a relaxing massage for only 500 Pesos! Best if you rent an open-air cabana and enjoy the massage there, like what I did! It was totally relaxing!
- Cove Pool Cabanas (8-10pax) – 1, 700 Pesos
- Resort Pool Cabanas (12-15 pax) – 2, 000 Pesos
- Beach Front Cabanas (6-8 pax) – 1, 200 Pesos
Rental fee is inclusive of tables and chairs. Arrive early, cabana rental is on a first come first serve basis.
We also got to dine at The Sand Restaurant. The meal they served were so delicious and scrumptious! I super love the grilled shrimp skewers. The ala-carte meals are reasonably priced and affordable.
I spent most of my time in the beach while enjoying the scenic view in front of me.
And later that day I was already enjoying the majestic view of the sunset.
A day at the Aquaria Water Park was not enough for me, there were so many things to do there! And at the end of the day we were all craving for more!
Aquaria Water Park is open DAILY (except Tuesdays and during lean season) from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
I truly enjoyed our adventures and the relaxation at Aquaria Water Park. I do not know what I love more, the beach or the activities or the food! If you want a quick tropical fun, do visit and check out the place, I swear you’ll have a great time with your family and friends!
Inquiries and Reservations: (02) 553-8888 or email [email protected]