5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Alone This Summer: Your Aquaria Adventure


Christa De La Cruz
Christa De La Cruz | Apr 05, 2015

Some beach strips in the Philippines are best enjoyed by your lonesome. Who can resist waking up to a pristine waters, lazing around the white beach, and spending a much-needed alone time until sundown?

Some summer days, however, are best spent with families, friends, officemates, fellow beach lovers, your best travel buddy, or your special someone. This is especially true if your destination of choice is a waterpark like the Aquaria Beach Resort.

Located within the Playa Calatagan Residences at Calatagan, Batangas, Aquaria is a tropical wonderland with 525 meters of fine white sand, cove pools, a sunken pool bar, and its highlight: a three-story high pool slide. Daytrip entrance fee is at PhP 500 (adult) and PhP 250 (child) on weekdays and PhP 700 (adult) and PhP 350 (child) on weekends.

And here are five points why you should not be alone at Aquaria:

1) Having the Pool to Yourself is Just Sad

From kiddie pools to deep ones, Aquaria's various pools are perfect for the kids and kids-at-heart.




2) Always by Twos

Going down the giant slide is always by two through the pool tubes. Hold on tight as you slide down and drop with a splash.

Unless you plan on putting all the weight on your back—or, in this case, your arms—kayaking is an activity for you and your love.

Even this father and son agree as they play on the sand.


3) Cabanas for 10

For groups of 6-8, a wooden cabana (PhP 1000) sits just right in front of the beach. For the pool lovers, options are the Cove Pool Cabanas (8-10 pax, PhP 1000) and Resort Pool Cabanas (12-15 pax, PhP 15000).


4) Group Activities are for.. Well, Groups 

You wouldn't want to ride the banana boat alone, would you?

Once the tide sets in and you can't do much in the water, grab your friends for a round of soccer or volleyball.


5) The Family That Eats Together...You Know The Rest

Guests can dine at the resort's The Sands restaurant for local cuisine and feast on fresh seafood.

Ala carte dishes range from PhP 150 to PhP 200. For groups of five, the Bilao Fiesta (Rellenong Pusit, Fried Tilapia/Daing na Bangus, Liempo/Adobo/Lechon Kawali, and Fried Talong) is available for PhP 595.

You can also bring your homecooked meals and have a picnic at the beach.

In twos, threes, or even your whole barkada, one hot summer day at Aquaria Beach Resort is a lot more memorable when you're not alone. After all, long weekends and vacation leaves don't come often.


How to Get There

Via Private Vehicle


Via Public Transportation

  • Vans to Calatagan can be found near Kabayan Hotel in EDSA-Taft. Ride a tricycle to Playa Calatagan.
  • Buses to Nasugbu can be found at Buendia-Taft. Ride a jeepney to Calatagan and then a tricycle to Playa.

General Information

  • Resort Address: Barangay Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas
  • Resort is open daily (except Tuesdays) from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Overnight swimming is not allowed.
  • Parking lots available. 


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