Spending the holidays at the Manila Ocean Park, Philippines

The Manila Ocean Park is the newest attraction in here in Manila, Philippines for Filipinos to enjoy. We don’t have to go to Hongkong’s Ocean Park, or to Singapore’s Sentosa, or to Malaysia’s Ocean Park attractions anymore. The Philippines is teeming with colorful sea life and this is a great way to showcase the treasures of our oceans. Manila Ocean Park’s entrance fee is Php 400 for adults; Php 350 for kids 4.5 ft. and below; children 2 ft. and below are free of admission fee. They also offer discounts for senior citizens, just present the Senior Citizen ID upon payment of the entrance fee.

Manila Ocean Park’s facade

There are 7 sections in Manila Ocean Park for you to explore: Agos (Flow), Bahura (Reef), Laot (Fishing Ground), Buhay na Karagatan (Living Ocean), Ang Kalaliman (The Deep), Pagi (Overhang Tank), and Pating (Shark). In Agos (Flow), there is a Touch Pool where you can touch and feel a real Starfish. Like Singapore’s and Hongkong’s Oceanarium, our own Manila Ocean Park has an underwater tunnel, a breathtaking 25-meter walk is surely an enjoyable experience for kids and adults like. Prepare your video/digital cameras and catch a glimpse of the huge Pagi or the colorful sea of fish passing by. Don’t miss the last section, Pating (Shark), we were able to watch a diver cleaning the huge aquarium of the sharks. Very entertaining.

my 2-year old nephew enjoying the fishes

At the second floor, there’s an activity area and a snack area where kids can draw and create their own art. Manila Ocean Park is the first to offer a Fish Spa, tiny fishes will start to eat dead skin cells from your feet. Price for the Fish Spa is Php 100. Another activity is the Glass Bottom Boat Ride, for Php 150, you will get to ride and see the creatures from the Buhay na Karagatan (Living Ocean).

activity area at the second floor

Glass Bottom Boat Ride for Php 150

The development of Manila Ocean Park is still in progress, later on, it will have a mall and a hotel. Right now, you can find the Ozeano Restaurant, eating there gives you a backdrop of the Manila Bay. Just past the restaurant is the Souvenir Shop, souvenir T-shirts are at a reasonable price of Php 300-Php 360.

Ozeano Restaurant

souvenir t-shirts for Php 300-Php 360

Additional information:

Manila Ocean Park Website: http://www.manilaoceanpark.com/
Manila Ocean Park is located behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines. The Manila Hotel is just nearby.
Operating Hours:
Mon – Friday 10AM to 9PM
Sat – Sun 9AM to 9PM

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