How to go to Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park is located just beside the Quirino Grandstand, at the place between the grandstand and the Manila Bay. For those who have their own vehicle, Manila Ocean Park is very accessible and has ample parking spaces. However, the reverse is true for commuters that do not want to take a taxi cab.
Manila Ocean Park can be reached by riding any jeepney or bus that passes through Taft Avenue. Just tell the driver that you are going to Rizal Park. Alternatively, you could also ride the LRT line 1 and go down the U.N. Avenue Station. Then, you must walk through Rizal Park and cross the Quirino Highway to reach Manila Ocean Park. The reason for this is that buses and jeepneys pass through Taft Avenue, which is on the other side of Rizal Park.
Manila Ocean Park offers different kinds of package. Each package contains different combination of places that you can visit. The packages that the park promo offers are: Moonlight Adventure (500 pesos), Marine Life Encounter (500 pesos), Sun Up Saver (600 pesos) and Ultimate Experience (800 pesos).
For the price of each showcase, please go to the Manila Ocean Park website.
For our visit, we availed of their Marine Life Encounter promo. Just for 500 pesos per person, we can go to the Oceanarium, Jellyfish Tanks, and the Marine Life Show. I just wished that they also included some free snacks.
What to See Inside Manila Ocean Park
The major attractions inside the Manila Ocean Parks are the Oceanarium, Jelly Fish Tanks, Marine Life Shows, Marine Life Show. I will talk about these attractions in the succeeding posts. During the night, Manila Ocean Park is visited because of its Musical Fountain Shows, which the park brags as best as the musical fountain shows in other countries.
There is also a swimming pool, food booths where you could buy some snacks, and a fine-dining restaurant managed by Tamayo’s Catering.
Other activities includes underwater diving (wearing an aquanaut's suit), glass boat ride, and fish spa, which uses small fishes that will eat the dead skin and dirt off your feet.
All in all, me and my beloved enjoyed visiting the Manila Ocean Park. However, I felt “bitin” because Manila Ocean Park is not as grand as it was shown in TV and posters.
I will talk more about the Manila Ocean Park in the next posts, so please stay tuned.