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Friday, April 07, 2017

Aquaria Water Park in Calatagan, Batangas - all season adventure with the pool, slide, beach, and sand bar!

Aquaria beach resort in Calatagan, Batangas photos by Azrael Coladilla of azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com

Aquaria Water Park in Calatagan, Batangas is changing every year and I'm surprised that they still have new things to offer and not just the slide, the pool and the beach. I also heard that there's a newly discovered sand bar few minutes away from the beach of Aquaria Water Park.

I'm sure old and new visitors of the beach resort will have more options how they can enjoy their beach vacation and adventure this summer season.

Aquaria Water Park is developed by Landco Pacific and operated by Anya Hospitality Inc.
The resort is open for day trip only from 8am-6pm daily.

Aquaria beach resort in Calatagan, Batangas photos by Azrael Coladilla of azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com

Its my 4th time here in Aquaria Water Park, its great to see that the facilities and swimming pool are well maintained and clean. The only thing that changed are the plans for development , Last time, the plan was to have a condo residential building near the resort and now the new plan is to turn that condo into a hotel operated by popular luxury hotel management ( I can't tell yet which one)

Im so excited for that new plan and I hope they can finish the hotel building for the next summer of 2018.

If the hotel is up, we can now have an overnight stay here at Aquaria Water Park.  Because as of now, they don't have any hotel accommodation and the only way you can spend an overnight here is to place your tent by the beach and have an overnight stay til 6am only.

Aquaria Water Park
FB - https://www.facebook.com/aquariawaterpark/
Website - http://aquaria.com.ph

For booking, call: 553-8888 local 32
or email reservations.aquaria@fuegohotels.com

Office Hours: 8:00am to 6pm , Mondays to Fridays (Except Holidays)

Take note--- contact them for booking/reservation first before you visit the resort. So that you are informed before hand if the pool is operational


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Here are the rates of Aquaria Water Park
off peak season
HP 800 - weekends
PHP 600 - weekdays

peak season
PHP 600 - weekends
PHP 400 - weekdays

kids 50% off - 4 ft and below

Locker rooms - PHP 150 whole day

Corkage fee - PHP 100 per head

Cove pool cabanas - PHP 1700 good for 8-10pax
Resort pool cabanas - PHP 2000 good for 12-15pax
Beach front cabanas - PHP 1200 good for  6-8pax

island hop/sand bar tour - PHP 3000 boat good for 15 pax

Watersports rental
Canoe kayak - PHP400/hour
Jet ski - PHP 3500/ hour
pedal boat - PHP 1000/hour

massage by the beach - PHP 500 full body


Aquaria beach resort in Calatagan, Batangas photos by Azrael Coladilla of azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com

Directions going to Aquaria Water Park in Calatagan, Batangas

how to get there via car
1. Coming from Metro Manila, travel through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and take either the Southwoods Exit or the Sta. Rosa Exit.

2. Head straight going Tagaytay Rotunda and drive along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway.

3. At Palico intersection, turn left to Balayan-Calatagan passing by Lago De Oro and the Calatagan Municipal Hall.

4. A little after the Municipal Hall, turn left to M. Apacible.

how to get there via Bus
1. There's a bus terminal near Mcdonald's taft front of Metropolitan Mall and MRT Taft station

2. Ride the BSC Bus bound to Tagaytay-Lian, Batangas

3. Bus fare PHP 152

4. Tell the bus driver to drop you off in 7-Eleven Lian, Batangas

5. Ride bus going to Calatagan public market. Bus fare is PHP 30 only and travel time is 30-45 minutes

6. Ride the tricycle from Calatagan public market going to Aquaria Water Park,  tricycle rate is PHP150, the ride is around 15-20 minutes

7. Tip: Rent the tricycle for your round trip from Aquaria-Calatagan public market. Instruct the trike driver to pick you up at the resort at around 6pm. You pay for the extra charge PHP150 for the trike pick up and additional PHP 150 for the transport to the public market . Take note that you should get the mobile phone number of your trike driver to inform them to pick you up at the resort.


Here's what Aquaria Water Park can offer:
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3 storey slide with beach entry pool

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Long pool infront of cabanas

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Kiddie pools

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Bath house for men and women
and also locker room

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Inside the bath house - a spacious shower room and clean toilets


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Beach cabanas

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When we went there, I spotted a large group of people for a day tour company building. If you spotted a large group of people at the resort, I advised that you take a shower early before the end of the day, so that you wont encounter a long line to use the bath house.


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If you dont like swimming at the sea, then you can just have a cool dip here at Aquaria's swimming pool.  You can explore the entire pool by swimming through the long river-like pool going to the 6 feet deep pool with water slide.

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Aquaria Water Park's is popular because of its slide with beach entry pool

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The beach entry pool doesn't have any simulation of real waves, but they have a water falls that you can cool down while enjoying the sun. Here's how I relax myself at the beach pool entry area.


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For more fun, try the 3 storey water slide -- take note, they require two people to ride the slide inflatable.

And also: PROPER Swimming Attire!

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It's around 10 seconds slide from the top going to the bottom. Just follow the slide operator and guide instruction to prevent you from falling from the inflatable ride.

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The fun is here that -- you can use the slide many times until you get tired haha.
The only tiring part here is that you have to carry the inflatable up to the top of the 3 storey slide.

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We have one pool cabana that day, so I invited my friends to swim in the 5 feet cabana pool. Here we did some under water selfies with my GoPro camera.

I was laughing really hard when we did some crazy under water selfie attempt.  The cabana pools are yours to use, its like a mini private pool for people who rent the pool cabanas.


Don't forget the beach at Aquaria Water Park
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Aquaria Water Park is located at the beach coast of Calatagan, Batangas.  You can enjoy the swimming pool, slide and also the beach.

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The beach sand glows like it was a white sand, thanks to the sun for glowing it up, you might even thought that you are in Boracay haha.

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The sea from the beach is from knee to chest deep water. There are times that low tide season are so early and the low tide occurs after mid day. So water sports activity like - banana boat, jet ski and etc are limited due to the rapid occurrence of low tide.

If you plan to do some water sports activity, then do it while the water is not yet on low tide.

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If its high tide..then its an awesome season to do snorkeling and also water sports activity.

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Reia, Athena and Julia riding the Banana Boat.

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Julia kayaking along the beach


SANDBAR TOUR!
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Its my 1st time to see a sand bar!  and Im surprised that we have one near Manila! and you can find it here in Calatagan, Batangas.

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If you have an extra budget, then ask for a sand bar tour.  You can rent one boat good for 10 people and the boat man can transport you to the sand bar area.

Boat ride is around 20 minutes from Aquaria Water Park beach.

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The sand bar was discovered last 2016.

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The sand bar appears on low tide season.


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You can stay here if you want til mid day. You can do a fun photo shoot and also get a close encounter with lots of sea urchins.

Be careful when walking in knee deep water, there are lots of sea urchins and its advise to walk here wearing your aqua shoes or sandals.

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Fun shoot aftermath...
I sat down the water and cool myself down. There are no trees or shade at the sand bar. Its so hot..and I need to cool down.


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Sea urchins...beside me during my cool down

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Also there are so many star fish
take note: dont touch them or remove them from the water


THE FOOD 
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After a tiring pool slide and sand bar adventure, we went to their Sand restaurant to eat our lunch and also merienda.

The Sand restaurant is open from 8am-6pm, you can order an ala cart meal for your breakfast, lunch, snacks and early dinner.

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Try also their refreshing special Iced Tea


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Our meal is a buffet set up. This is offered if you will book for a large group day trip here in Aquaria.


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Lunch and snack time!!


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For your body relaxing needs, you can also ask for a back or full body massage near the beach. Its best if you have a beach cabana so that you can ask for full body dry massage. But if you need just a quick back massage, you can sit at a picnic table set and let the therapist do the work while you have a quick nap.

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Calatagan, Batangas is also famous for its golden sunset. Viewing the golden sunset at the beach is very glorious! Dont ever miss this if you are here in Aquaria Water Park


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A great view to end our stay here in Aquaria Water Park.


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Thanks for reading my blog post!!
I hope this post helped you for your research about the beach resort.

For summer season - its so damn hot!!! hahahaha sobra as in
But you can also visit the off peak season like end of the year and early start of the year. The sun is not too hot and you can maximize your stay under the sun and do more lots of water sports activity.

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I hope to go back here again.
For my next visit, I will surely bring my family with me. Im sure they'll love the slide and also the beach here in Aquaria.


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Goodbye Aquaria!!
See you soon this -Ber months!

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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