Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some wet and wild fun. I even think that some rain and drizzle is actually nice. So if you want to enjoy some water fun, Splash Island at Southwoods Ecocentrum in Biñan, Laguna might be an excellent choice since it’s only around 30 minutes south of Manila.
To go to Splash Island, just take the Southwoods southbound exit of the South Luzon Expressway and follow the directions. Admission price during the weekends and holidays is 325 pesos for adults and 250 for children, and they are open from 9 am till 5 in the afternoon. (Sorry, no night swimming allowed.) Visit their official website to learn more.
Unlike 8 Waves Waterpark, Island Cove, and other similar resorts, Splash Island has no hotel and is not really an ideal place for conferences and team-building activities; it’s simply a place to have pure water fun. This is evidenced by the resort having one of the country’s largest wave pools, and having the what I think the the country’s largest collection of water slides.
Interestingly, if you look at Splash Island in Google Maps, you might notice that the waterpark straddles two sets of satellite imagery and this is obvious from the misaligned image of adjacent South Luzon Expressway. This goes to show that you should never rely on Google Maps to get the exact coordinates for a given place. At best, you can only get approximate coordinates.
Update. Due to a recent update of satellite imagery in Google Earth (June 2) and Google Maps (June 9), the above-mentioned misalignment can no longer be seen.