School is out and summer has officially begun! Can you feel it yet? Daytime is now longer and staying outdoors even for a short while can be quite unpleasant because of the scorching heat. Nevertheless, summer is a wonderful time for vacation and fun for young and old alike! And one of the best ways to enjoy this season is to dip in cool water and go for a swim, isn’t it?
If you live in Quezon City and do not have the time or the desire to shell out a great deal of money to go out-of-town, you can check out the following swimming pool resorts. Each one is affordable and has their own sets of amenities and attractions suitable for you and your family.
La Mesa Eco Park Swimming Pool
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The La Mesa Eco Park
swimming pool is one of the many attractions of the 33-hectare public park located outside the boundaries of the La Mesa Watershed. The park has one standard or adult pool and a kiddie pool where your children can freely swim and enjoy the water with other kids. La Mesa Eco Park is located at the southernmost part of one of the largest remaining rainforests in Metro Manila. If you want your family to enjoy a good dip amidst rich and relaxing green surroundings, then La Mesa Eco Park Swimming Pool would be an ideal place for you. You can even teach the young ones about the importance of caring for the environment while you are there.
Location: La Mesa Dam Compound Greater Lagro, Quezon City
Contact No. +632 430 4051/ 430 5207
Rates: PhP80 (persons above 3 feet) | PhP40 (QC Residents with valid proof of residence) | PhP20 (QC Students with valid ID) | PhP40 (Senior Citizens not residing in QC) | Free entrance (Persons below 3 ft and Senior Citizens residing in Quezon City with valid ID)
Dionicia’s Garden Breeze Resort
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If you are looking for a place that is a bit more private, you don’t have to drive hours just to find a tropical hideaway in Manila. You can swim to your heart’s content at Dionicia’s Garden Breeze Resort
which has 1 kiddie, 2 adult, and 2 private pools. You and your family can bring packed meals without having to pay corkage fee. If you want to grill food, the place has a huge barbecue area that you can utilize. The resort is surrounded by trees and plants that will make you forget that you are still in the middle of Manila.
Location: 185 Banlat Road Corner Alcantara Street, Quezon City
Contact No. (+632) 454 9061
Rates: PhP 170 (children below 3 feet) | PhP 200 (day tour) | PhP 250 (overnight)
California Gardens Resort
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California Gardens Resort
is situated in a vast 1.5 hectare land with of over 200 grown trees and lush vegetation. It has three swimming pools to accommodate young and old guests. The children can also have fun in the spacious landscaped playground while the adults can relax and enjoy the breeze in nipa hut-like cottages around the vicinity.
Location: 245 Katipunan Ave., California Village, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City
Contact No. (+632) 418 7626/ 418 7627
Rates: PhP 160 (children and adults for day swimming) | PhP 225 (overnight swimming)
Golden Pyramid Pavilion and Resort
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If you like Arabian-inspired art and architecture then your family will enjoy swimming in Golden Pyramid Pavilion and Resort
. This 2,000-square meter resort is equipped with modern facilities and comfortable amenities at half the price. Your family can swim in their modern-style swimming pools and even use their sports facilities.
Location: Sikatuna Country Homes Dona Faustina Village, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City
Contact No. (+632) 418 3261
Day swimming: PhP 150 (child below 3 feet) | PhP 200 (adult)
Night swimming: PhP 250 (child below 3 feet) | PhP 150 (adult)
Photo courtesy of Aquaboy Resort
boasts of a semi-Olympic Size adult pool and 3 feet-deep kiddie pool. The area has a grand lawn and white sand where guests can play and relax. Their rates are affordable, but your family can also save more by bringing your own packed food; the resort does not charge corkage fee. You can also make use of their grillers for free. For teens and social-media fanatics, immediate uploading of all your awesome pictures is easy because the resort also has free WIFI connection. The resort is a sight to behold at night because of its lights and fountain installations.
Location: 10 Oriole, Novaliches, Quezon City
Contact No. (+632) 799 6971
Day swimming: PhP 75 (child below 3 feet) | PhP 150 (adult)
Night swimming: PhP 90 (child below 3 feet) | PhP 180 (adult)
The resorts above offer fun, exciting, and relaxing time for your family without requiring you to drive far or have a huge budget. Keep in mind that a good vacation should relieve stress and replenish lost energy; not wear you down. Consider the resorts in this list and start having an amazing summer!