Family Outing in Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park

June 4, 2012 20 Comments »

A week after the SMB Brewing’s summer outing in Bluejaz, we went on a 4-hour road trip from Davao City to Koronadal City in South Cotabato for a family summer outing / Mother’s Day celebration. Our destination — Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park!

Paraiso Verde Moby Wave Pool

The Moby Wave Pool is the resort’s main attraction. It does not really impress at first glance. Without the waves, it looks just like a normal pool with a gradual slope that resembles a shoreline. But once the waves start coming, swimming in the wave pool becomes so much fun!

Kuya Julius, Joachim, Leah, Juliam and Mamu waiting for the big waves in the Moby Wave Pool

We recommend, though, that even if life guards are around to watch over the swimmers, parents should still keep an eye on their kids. We noticed a small boy gasping for air when the waves started to rise, and we had to help him get on our floater. The pool has a maximum depth of 4 feet, but if you add the height of the waves, the water could go as high as 10 feet, which a small boy may not be able to manage on his own.

The wave pool also features a giant bucket dropping 400 gallons of water to the pool. Positioning yourself below the bucket drop is like having an instant massage after a “battle” against the waves.

Giant bucket drop in Paraiso Verde Moby Wave Pool

Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park also has Freestyle Swim Pool, Adventura River Rapids and Wiggles Kiddie Pool, which we all tried — yes, including the kiddie pool! =)

Paraiso Verde Freestyle Swim Pool

Paraiso Verde Adventura River Rapids

Paraiso Verde Wiggles Kiddie Pool

The skies turned dark in the afternoon of the day we visited Paraiso Verde (as you could see in the photos above). But after 30 minutes of heavy rain, the skies were clear again and we’re back to playing in the water (the dark skies came back later, though, just in time when we’re ready to leave).

We rented an Aircon Cabana, but we opted to make the most of our visit and stayed in the Freestyle Swim Pool during the rain since it was partly covered anyway. An Aircon Cabana can be rented for P1,200 for the entire day. It was great for us who wanted a comfortable and private place to change and to rest. The resort doesn’t offer overnight accommodations.

Our Aircon Cabana in Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park

Entrance Fee to Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park is P200 (general admission). For kids 2 feet to 4 feet tall, entrance fee is P150. For kids below 2 feet, entrance is FREE. If you plan on bringing food, corkage fees apply, depending on the number of people in your group (regardless of the amount of food you bring).

For groups of 1-20 guests: P300
For groups of 21-100 guests: P500
For big groups, every 100 guests: P1,000
For lechon: P500

We did not bring food, so we ate at the resort’s Aqua Cafe, which offers rice toppings for P80, barbeque for P80 to P85, plus merienda, desserts and drinks at reasonable prices.

Summer family outing / Mother's Day celebration in Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park

After a day of fun under the sun (and the dark skies), we left tired but happy. It was truly a fun place for the entire family!

If you would like to have a fun day in the sun with the family, look into some travel deals and get down to Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park.

20 Comments

  1. las artes June 5, 2012 at 6:13 am - Reply

    The centerpiece of the Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park is the MOBY WAVE POOL. It is the only wave pool in Soccsksargen and one of the largest in Mindanao.

  2. Danni June 8, 2012 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Nice, nice, nice! One big happy family. Ü

    • DavaoBase June 9, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Thanks thanks, Dan! Unta next time, kita tanan maka-family outing pud no? =)

  3. Brenna June 18, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    resort definitely looks interesting. the slides look awesome! :) maybe when we visit south cotabato. :)

    • DavaoBase June 19, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

      The slides are in the Kiddie Pool. My nephews had lots of fun there! =)

  4. Kathy Ngo June 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    It looks really nice. Sayang we’re not Davao based.

    • DavaoBase June 19, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

      The resort is actually in Koronadal, which is 4 hours away from Davao. It was a long ride, but the trip was fun. =)

  5. Lakwatserong Unggoy June 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    i’l be in Davao this July 6-8, looking forward to a nice trip. though i didn’t plan any itinerary cause i wanted my trip to be spontaneous. Hope people will help me out with my trip in a couple of weeks from now. :)

    • DavaoBase June 19, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

      I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun here in Davao! =)

  6. Franc Ramon June 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    This is one nice place to visit. That’s a great big bucket.

  7. dimaks | The Urban Walker June 19, 2012 at 12:32 am - Reply

    A place to go for sure. I want to try one huge massage session with that giant bucket drop.

    • DavaoBase June 19, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Franc Ramon and dimaks, I was at first hesitant to stand below the giant bucket (akala ko masakit), but after giving it a try, I realized masarap pala sa likod! =)

  8. Kalabasa K. Kamote June 19, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Based on the photos, Paraiso Verde Resort and Water Park in Davao is a perfect venue for family outings.

    Team-building activities of companies could be held there, too.

    • DavaoBase June 19, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Yes, it is a nice place for people of South Cotabato and neighboring provinces to use for company and family gatherings. =)

  9. Eric the Traveler June 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    the place looks more beautiful and more child friendly than Splash Island in Binan, Laguna.

    • DavaoBase June 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      I have not been to Splash Island in Laguna, so I would not really know. What I can say is that we really had a great time in Paraiso Verde. =)

  10. Francis Balgos | Ang Pala-lagaw June 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    The giant bucket drop
    I wanna try that! :)
    the place looks worth it for a day of fun in the sun with the family

    • DavaoBase June 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

      The giant bucket drop was a huge hit to many when we were there too! =)

  11. mabelle August 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Hi ask ko lng san po itong waterpark na to..salamat :)

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