One of Southeast Asia’s Biggest Water Parks Is Now in Pampanga.

( With more transportation options and the completion of more highways from Manila to Clark, it’s only a matter of time before the former air base becomes the next big recreation hub. At the forefront of this development is a 10-hectare water park called Aqua Planet that opened on February 24. Prior to this, 100 kids from different orphanages in Pampanga got a sneak peek of the facility on November 23.

Clark’s newest attraction can accommodate up to 3,500 guests daily to enjoy its38 state-of-the-art water facilities. Among the thrilling rides are the Spiral Slide which has four different slide routes; the Super Bowl, which has a four-person raft ride that starts from a large bowl-like enclosure before ending in a big splash; and the Octopus Racer, where sliders can speed down loops and tunnels. For the thrill-seekers, there’s the Aqua Loop which starts with a 100-meter free fall and a 360-degree loop that lets you slide down in a standing position. Surfers and board-sport lovers can test their skills on the Flow Rider, a world-class attraction that simulates a surf experience. There’s also a 375-meter Lazy River where you can just relax on a floater, the large dual-wave pool called the Boogie Bay, and a separate wave pool for kids.

Aqua Planet is a day-only facility with introductory rates at P750 for kids and P950 for adults. The admission fee entitles guests to an all-day pass with unlimited access to rides and attractions. Tickets are available at the gates. Rental of cabanas range from P3,000 (for 15 pax) to P5,000 (for 25 pax). Tables and chairs with umbrellas are available free of charge. Locker rental is at P200.

To get there via public transport, you can ride a bus going to Dau Mabalacat Bus Terminal, then ride a Dau-SM-Main Gate jeepney to Bayanihan Terminal, and get on the Blue Jeep that brings you straight to Aqua Planet. Another option is to ride a bus to Angeles/Marquee Bus Terminal, then get on a jeep to SM Clark-Main Gate, and finally ride the Blue Jeep with an Aqua Planet logo.Genesis Transportalso offers a P2P route from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Clark International Airport.

Aqua Planet is at J.P. Rizal Avenue, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, follow Aqua Planet on Facebook.