As mentioned in one of my earlier posts [Manila Bay’s Sunset: The View from the White Moon Bar], I never fail to spend a day inside Manila Ocean Park with my family and friends whenever I am on vacation in the Philippines. Really? What is not to love? It is a magical place for people of all ages! If you have been there, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t yet, you are missing out on something great!
Anyhoo, it is a shame that I have only stumbled upon the Manila Ocean Park’s Facebook Fan Page minutes ago - yup, the official one which then lead me to their website. The website makes me want to fly there at once!
The colorful and well animated Manila Ocean Park website is complete with a list of attractions, hotel and spa information, entertainment page, promos to grab and a tab for packages to check.
My first visit was in July of 2009 then again, in February 2010. I have gone through the Oceanarium, experienced the Glass Bottom Boatride and offered my feet and legs for the doctorfish at the Fish Spa. I do some souvenir shopping and have enjoyed a few minutes inside the arcade station. My oh my … a day filled with pure adventure for sure!
Back to the website --- now I know that by the time I return to the Philippines, there are more things to do for me in Manila Ocean Park. Exciting!
Added Attractions [since the last time I was there in February 2010]:
Marine Life Show
Jellies - dancing sea fairies
Swimming and Fun
Musical Fountain Show
Trails to Antarctica
The White Moon Bar
The H2O Hotel
Liquid Pool Lounge
Hmmm… I think I will be needing at least two days to enjoy all these. I am thinking of getting a one night stay in Hotel H2O. The Park View room for Php9,700 is the cheapest [ouch!] but it is going to be worth the experience, I hope. I am in the lookout for some of their upcoming promos. Fingers crossed, I’ll be grabbing a brilliant deal for our [Bebe and I] 2013 vacation.
That is simply irresistible!
Photo credit: hotelh2o.com
How about you? Have you recently visited Manila Ocean Park? Which attractions did you see? Did you purchase package deals? How was the experience?