Summertime is here one again, and it’s the time of the year that short vacation and excursion and reunion are rampant. With this kind of occasion, it is more exciting if we could do it out of town but not to the extent that we should spend a bundle of money and time just to do it. Going to Batangas has always been our favorite destination. There’s this new leisure resort in Calatagan known as Aquaria, it’s a 1.2 hectare world-class leisure property design by Landco for families and friends to enjoy exciting holiday.
Aquaria resort is our alternative lifestyle resort for Boracay and other far away beach destinations since it’s only a three hour maximum drive from Metro Manila.
It was fun to be one of the guests of Landco and be able to experience the Aquaria resort during its special launch event. As much as I’d like to try and water park and white beach upon arrival, I still need to refuel my energy with the morning snacks and the special lunch that await us. A perfect summer meal consist of lobsters, prawn, squid, chicken legs, beef kebab and pork belly which was being grilled deliciously awaits us to partake, not to mention the Aquaria’s signature lemon grass tea. All thirst quenchers such as liquor and freshly squeezed fruit juices are ready at their bar which is right beside the Sands restaurant near the beach front.
After getting rested and fed, guests gamely participated in the different activities for the day: games of soccer, volleyball and Frisbee, as well as water sports like kayaking and wind surfing. Some went boating and jet skiing, while others took a tutorial on stand- up paddle (SUP) boards.
We truly enjoyed Aquaria’s amenities and features, of which the highlight is the three-storey giant pool slide—Aquaria’s central and distinctive feature at the water park. Other amenities include a welcome center, a kiddie pool, cove pools, cabanas, a sunken pool bar, a food and beverage area, and separate shower and locker facilities for men and women. There are sun loungers equipped with huge umbrellas, as well as hammocks, for those who wish to enjoy the sea breezes and beach views.
Aquaria is part of Landco’s 12-hectare Playa Calatagan Leisure Tourism Estate, which houses its various innovative resort lifestyle concepts. All of these are meant to cater to local and foreign tourists, families, and corporate guests.
Aquaria is part of a series of projects meant to fulfill Landco’s goal of turning Playa Calatagan and the rest of Calatagan into a premier tourism and lifestyle destination in the Philippines. Soon, Landco will be putting up a world-class seaside condominium near Aquaria, just a few steps away from the beach.
Aquaria welcomes guests at P400 per head for adults and P200 per head for children, which is already an all-day access. Those who want to avail of cabanas can do so at rates of P1, 000 for the smaller ones, and P1,500 for the bigger ones (good for ten people) for the whole day.
For reservations and more information about Aquaria, call Landco Pacific Corp. at 836-5000. Landco is the developer behind other leisure resort destinations include Peninsula de Punta Fuego, Leisure Farms, Hacienda Escudero and the Playa Series—Playa Calatagan, Play Laiya in Batangas and Playa Azalea in Samal Island, Davao.
Landco Pacific Corporation is the developer of high-end leisure communities, resort-inspired condominiums and luxury home communities. For more than 20 years, the company has made its mark in Philippine real estate, and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading leisure developers.