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!
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!
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.
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! =)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nice, nice, nice! One big happy family. Ü
Thanks thanks, Dan! Unta next time, kita tanan maka-family outing pud no? =)
resort definitely looks interesting. the slides look awesome! 🙂 maybe when we visit south cotabato. 🙂
The slides are in the Kiddie Pool. My nephews had lots of fun there! =)
It looks really nice. Sayang we’re not Davao based.
The resort is actually in Koronadal, which is 4 hours away from Davao. It was a long ride, but the trip was fun. =)
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. 🙂
I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun here in Davao! =)
This is one nice place to visit. That’s a great big bucket.
A place to go for sure. I want to try one huge massage session with that giant bucket drop.
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! =)
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.
Yes, it is a nice place for people of South Cotabato and neighboring provinces to use for company and family gatherings. =)
the place looks more beautiful and more child friendly than Splash Island in Binan, Laguna.
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. =)
The giant bucket drop
I wanna try that! 🙂
the place looks worth it for a day of fun in the sun with the family
The giant bucket drop was a huge hit to many when we were there too! =)
Hi ask ko lng san po itong waterpark na to..salamat 🙂
is the price posted, same price at present september 17,2014?
Just got home from paraiso verde very disappointed wave pool did not work not enuf people! They could start it if I paid P1000.00 for 10 minutes? Out of 16 showers in section C 2 of them had a drizzle of water!! All the exterior showers were out of order plumbing in the toilet left to be desired! And the most disturbing is the kids pool steel hand rails rusted out with sharp edges kids can cut them self or worse!! It’s not safe. All the reviews I see are from 2012 or 2014 the latest try 2016 !! Poor maintenance they need to shutdown the resort and fix it ?? One employees told me they were looking for ways to get more customers?? !! Fix the place it’s a disgrace I wouldn’t bring my kids there again unless I find out its back together and safe .
good day! me and my family is planning to have get together this coming nxt month july, and your resort is one of our shortlisted to go through. could you possibly give us your rate for entrance fee and is it included already with pool pass? we are are almost 15-20 pax and wbt your cottages you can offer to us. you can email me on email@example.com for your detailed reply. thank you