Gone are the days of cold breeze and sweater weather, and summer is right around the corner. If you ask me, the best way to beat the heat is to take a swim–whether it’s on the beach, a pool, or a world-class water park-like Aqua Planet.
Aqua Planet is one of the biggest water parks in the Philippines located at the Clark Freeport Zone in the province of Pampanga. It’s got a 10-hectare property that is filled with 38 attractions, deluxe facilities, and shops and stalls. After closing its doors to the public because of the pandemic, it is finally re-welcoming its guests this April 2022!
Make sure to read through this guide to make your next visit to Aqua Planet your most adventurous one yet!
Aqua Planet Pampanga Water Park Rides
Aqua Planet is settled on a large land area, which is able to hold various large water attractions that the whole family will surely enjoy! Some of these rides are made only for adults, some pools are made just for kids. Read through to find the ones that you’ll want to try out first!
Combining a heart-racing 100-meter free fall and a 360° degree loop is the Aqua Loop, one of the water park’s most extreme water slides. The minimum height requirement is 5 ft. Sorry, kids, you’ll have to tap out on this one.
Boogie Bay gives you the beach experience without the harsh sun and irritating sand beneath your feet. Boogie Bay goes as deep as 9-feet and is best experienced with wave boards for adults and floaters for kids.
Grab three of your most daring friends and head to the Sky Shuttle! Just imagine the pirate adventure rides infamous theme parks, but combine it with raging waters. If you’re up for a challenge, then this ride should be on your itinerary.
Get ready to be dizzy with Hurricane’s four slides! Each slide features twists and turns that can be either a slow ride or a fast one! This attraction is best enjoyed with a double raft.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to surf the waves of Aqua Planet? If you’ve got the skills and guts, then Flow Rider is something you should definitely try! A body or flow board is required to enjoy this attraction.
Kids will surely enjoy splashing around this themed pool because of its colorful sprinklers, slides, and life-sized statues! This zone is made up of three areas: a fantasy-themed pool, a water playground, and even a small wave pool made for the kiddos!
Feeling competitive? Race with other friends in Octopus Racers’ six side-by-side slides.
Get ready to scream your lungs out as you slide through the Tornado! It’s got a large slide at the beginning of the ride which brings you to a funnel that will slide you back and forth until it drops you into the nearby pool.
Ready to take on a new adventure? Super bowl slides you and three friends around the ride until you’re sent to slide down an enclosed tube. Don’t underestimate this ride, though! We’ve heard a lot of screams from this attraction recently.
If you feel the need to relax and float, then cruising at Aqua Planet’s Wave River is the way to go! This river pool is 412-meters long and can be enjoyed with either a buoy or a life vest.
Wave Pool takes you to the beach without leaving the waterpark. This pool goes up to 6 ft. deep and features a LED TV to make your wave experience even more enjoyable!
Adding to Aqua Planet’s collection of 38 attractions are the looped slides of the ride! It’s best enjoyed with a friend, so make sure to grab your best pal!
Where to Buy Tickets
Buy your tickets on Klook to get exciting discounts. Each ticket cost Php 1050.00 and inclusive of: 1 -day admission to Aqua Planet and unlimited access to all attractions.
How to Get to Aqua Planet Clark
A. Via Bus
If you’re planning to commute from Manila, the most efficient way is to ride a bus bound for Dagupan and alight at the Dau-Mabalacat bus terminal in Pampanga. From there, you can take a tricycle to the Bayanihan terminal where you can ride a Blue Jeep that will take you straight to Aqua Planet.
Alternatively, you can take a Grab to Aqua Planet straight from the Dau-Mabalacat bus terminal as there are instances where the Blue Jeep won’t be able to accompany guests to the waterpark.
B. Via Private Vehicle
If you’re heading to Aqua Planet through a private vehicle, it is best to download a GPS application that will guide you to the waterpark.
Where to Eat near Aqua Planet
A weekend getaway with the family is not complete without good food and sweet drinks! Unfortunately, guests are prohibited to bring food inside the waterpark. There are, however, various food concessionaires and restaurants inside that will satisfy each and everyone’s cravings.
This is great for kids (and adults) who seem to think nuggets, fries, and hotdog sandwiches are top-tier foods! (Not that we can blame them, though!)
It is a themed restaurant that specializes in burgers, fried chicken, and other American favorites.
This is for those who are in need of a heavy meal before seizing the waters. Apart from the classic fries and sandwiches, they also serve classic Filipino breakfast meals.
If you’re looking for international flavors, the Big Bang is your place! They’ve got Western and Asian cuisine that will leave you wanting for more!
If you pay attention to this stall’s name, you’ll definitely pick up on the reference to their delicious pasta dishes and how each pasta noodle loops into your fork and into your mouth.
Galactic Dough Pizza House.
If you’re not in the mood for rice or pasta dishes, perhaps pizza would be a good match for your grumbling stomach!
SubZero Ice Cream House
And when you’re finally done with savory dishes, it’s time to satisfy your sweet tooth with a cup (or two!) of ice cream from SubZero Ice Cream House.
Every major theme or waterpark has its own set of rules and regulations to ensure that every guest will have a remarkable time during their stay! Read through some of these rules so you won’t have to worry about anything when you finally get to Aqua Planet!
Guests are expected to wear proper swimwear.
This means board shorts, bathing suits, rash guards, and the likes. This also means that guests are discouraged from wearing colored shirts and articles of clothing not made from spandex and polyester material.
Aqua Planet is a cashless facility. This means that guests will be given a wristband that will act as their wallets during their stay. All transactions, including those made in food outlets and shops, will be charged to the e-wallet and shall be paid upon exit. It is also important to note that re-entry is not allowed in Aqua Planet.
Bringing of floaters.
Families with kids are discouraged to bring any floating devices as these will not be allowed inside the water park. Don’t worry about your child’s safety, though! These floatation devices are provided by Aqua Planet.
What should you bring?
Now that you’ve read about Aqua Planet’s attractions and have finally decided to go to the park once it has reopened its doors, the next thing you need to do is to make sure that you have your swimming essentials packed!
No one likes unflattering tan lines and painful sunburns. Protect your skin from such fate by bringing a bottle of sunblock. Double-check the brand if it’s in SPF 30 or above.
The chemicals and other nasty stuff found in the water can irritate your eyes when you try to open them underwater. Protect your eyes by using goggles whenever you plan to dive or swim in deep pools.
If you’ve got extra money on your hands, you might want to invest in protective footwear made specifically for water adventures. This footwear saves you from the hassle of walking barefoot or leaving your flip-flops unattended when you take a dip in the pool.
Bringing a waterproof camera to your aqua adventures will take your Instagram photos to the next level! If you’re a little tight on your budget, you can buy a watertight case for your phone, but if you’re willing to splurge, you can get yourself an action camera. These devices, however, are not allowed on rides.
No one wants to be left out of a good group photo. This mobile photography accessory is essential whether you’re on your own or with a group of friends.
Tips and Tricks Before You Visit:
Be an early bird.
Aqua Planet is only open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and let’s be honest, that’s not enough time to enjoy all of their attractions! The only way to enjoy most of their amenities is when you get to the waterpark early.
Go during the weekdays.
Lucky for us, Aqua Planet is one of the few water parks that are open for the whole week. This way, you won’t encounter long queues and big crowds.
Book your tickets early.
Aqua Planet is one of the newest and biggest water parks in the Philippines, and since we’re nearing the hot season, ticket sales in resorts are expected to spike and eventually, become more expensive. It’s best to book your tickets as early as now.
Go in groups.
Water adventures are more fun when you’re with your friends or family! Not only do groups make the experience more memorable, you also get a nice discount when you book your tickets in bulk!
If you’re looking for a fun way to beat the heat, Aqua Planet is the only way to go! So, hurry and book tickets for you and your family for their reopening this coming April 1!
Kat is a writer, traveler, and a foodie. If she’s not cramming her finals, you can find her reading the latest contemporary romance novels, binge-watching some doctor show on Netflix, or planning her itinerary for her next hypothetical trip with her friends.