With the picturesque Taal Volcano as backdrop, the Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park is currently the largest inflatable adrenaline-pumping playground in Asia floating at the coast of Taal Lake.[/intro]
The Aqua Park is an adventure trail in playground that challenges you to do things, more of like the “American Ninja Warrior” only this one is set all in water. Each section of the Aqua Park has its own level of challenges starting-off by trying to balance yourself as you walk through a maze of inflatables.
The obstacles will definitely challenge you physically as the Aqua Park will make you crawl at times, slip your way through, embrace the inflatables, climb up slippery tracks, just to stay on the course — because if not, then you’re sure to tumble or take a dip at the lake just to get across the next section of the Aqua Park.
As for the excitement level, each obstacle has its own way of getting the fun out of you.
As for me, of course the tallest slide at the center of the Aqua Park is what I eyed for. I went for the slide twice (should have been more if not for the time limit, hahahaha) and I have to say that it was fun.
Access to Aqua Park is on an hourly basis. If you’re there just for an hour, then be sure to make the most out of it. I guess, you can do most of the obstacles in an hour, if you are not stopping so much for photos or videos. But, if you are like me who wanted to capture the moments, then, two hours would be ideal.
As a reminder, be sure to take note of the following tips:
- Bring a dry bag for your gadgets and accessories (batteries, selfie stick, camera, smartphone)
- Bring a head strap for your GoPro or have somebody else to take videos or photos of you
- Bring a selfie-stick (like QuikPod in my case) and extra floater for your action cam just to be sure that your camera will float even if you loose hold of it
- Sunblock to protect your skin
Aqua Park Rules
- Aqua Park is open from 9am to 6pm for guests strictly 13 years old and above
- Wear proper swimming attire. Safety vest is a must. Vest is provided by Club Balai Isabel
- Jewelries, accessories and other pointed objects are not allowed at the Aqua Park to prevent puncturing.
- Any belongings can be left at the package counter. Be sure just to keep the number provided by Club Balai Isabel personnel. Lost of the number means payment of Php 250.
- Any damage or lost of gadgets like smart phones, cameras, selfie sticks, brought into the Aqua Park are responsibility of the owner and not of Club Balai Isabel. It is best to bring a floater along with your action camera or camera, and proper waterproofing casing for your smartphone and camera.
Club Balai Isabel Day Tour Packages
Php 1,850 per head- Inclusive of lunch, snacks, use of facilities like pool, basketball, billiards and 1 hour Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park ticket.
Php 990 per head- Inclusive of use of facilities like pool, basketball, billiards and 1 hour Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park ticket.
For Checked-in Guests
Php 1,250 – 4 Pieces of 1 hour Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park ticket
Php 450 – 1 hour Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park ticket.
How to get to Club Balai Isabel
Option 1 : From South Super Highway (via Tagaytay)
- Take the Sta. Rosa Exit and turn right.
- Follow the main road leading to Tagaytay. When you reach Tagaytay, you will come to an intersection.
- Turn left at the intersection.
- Go straight until you see a public elementary school on your left and a road named Ligaya Drive on your right.
- Turn right at Ligaya Drive. Follow the road down to Talisay. Please exercise caution: this is a steep road.
- When you reach the bottom of the road you will come to an intersection. Turn left at this intersection.
- You will pass a bridge. Club Balai Isabel is 200 meters from this bridge on the right side. If you see a second bridge, then you have gone past the resort.
Option 2: From South Super Highway
- On South Luzon Expressway, simply go straight past the end of the highway and straight to the STAR Tollway.
- Go up the ramp at the Tanauan City exit and turn right. You are now on the National Highway
- Follow the road going to Talisay.
- When you reach the town proper of Talisay, go straight ahead.
- Club Balai Isabel is 500 meters from the town proper on your left side. If you see the second bridge, then you have gone past the resort.
Option 3: Public Transportation
- Go to the bus terminal in Buendia-Taft, across Atrium hotel. Bus liners Tritran and Jam offers the trip going to Lipa,Tanauan, Batangas City.
- Take the bus with the sign board Lipa, Tanauan, Batangas City. It will cost you around P70-P80 pesos per person.
- Get off at Tanauan town proper bus terminal. Once you get off, you will see the tricycles beside the bus terminal.
- Take the tricycle and ask the driver to bring you to the Talisay jeepney terminal besides Mc Donalds Tanauan. It will cost you P8 per person.
- When you have reached the jeepney terminal, take the ride with the signboard TALISAY. It will cost you P 20 per person.
- You will reach the town proper of Talisay, the jeep will stop near the church of Talisay.
- Take the tricycle at the terminal near the church where you get off. Ask the driver to bring you to Cub Balai Isabel. It will cost you P8.00 per person, if you wish to take the trip alone and not wait for other passengers, be prepared to pay P 24.00.
- The tricycle will bring you to Club Balai Isabel.
The two-hour trip from Manila to Talisay is sure worth it with the level of fun that I was able to experience at the Club Balai Isabel Aqua Park. And though Club Balai Isabel has a day tour package inclusive of the Aqua Park, it is best to be there overnight to appreciate the other amenities of the resort and also relax for a night. The hours of excitement at the Aqua Park might be cut short if you go back and drive your way against traffic to Manila. Hahaha.
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