Water Park Fun
The adjoining Aquatica Marina Water Park is the highlight for me on this resort. It may be managed and owned by same people behind El Puerto Marina Beach Resort, but there’s a separate entrance fee for this water park. It’s a wonderland of slides and pools I’m sure would be a fitting playground not just for the young ones but adults as well. There’s a wave pool for the artificial surf, a large bucket splash to get instantly wet in a fun way and a number of slides. Personally I enjoyed the slides more, there are three heights to challenge you and one where a salababida (floating device) is required.
The water park is open for the public and has cottages available for day trippers. Guest from El Puerto Marina Beach Resort has discounted packaged rates. The rates below are for non-guest.
|P 250||4 ft and below|
|P 275||Above 4ft|
|Monday||Closed for maintenance|
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday||11:00am to 7:00pm|
|Friday, Saturday, Sunday||Day Swimming 9:00am to 6:00pm|
|Night Swimming 6:00pm to 12:00mn|
Families and big groups can look into El Puerto Marina Beach Resort as an ideal stay in Lingayen, Pangasinan. It’s remote and private and has enough activities to keep guest occupied. The Aquatica Marina Water Park is the main draw for weekenders looking for a splash of fun. Company outings or team buildings fit in perfectly. The large garden is a good stage for activities. Independent or solo travelers may be put off by its remoteness though.
El Puerto Marina Beach Resort
Don Martin Domingo St. Pangapisan North, Lingayen,
Lingayen, Philippines 2401
The municipality of Lingayen is 222km away from Manila.
- By private car, travel time is 4–5 hours. Exit SCTEX to MacArthur Highway via Luisita. Turn toward Camiling via Romulo Highway at Tarlac Junction. At Bugallon town, follow the northward highway to Dagupan and Lingayen.
- By public bus, travel time is 5–6 hours. Victory Liner and Five Star buses have trips going to Lingayen. Fare is P375. From the bus terminal, there are jeeps and tricycles waiting.
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