On my various adventures around Manila, I have found myself at Manila Ocean Park a handful of times. On every visit, I still enjoy my stay. It is packed full of so many different things to see, so there was always something new for me to experience.
They have a wide range of exhibits which are entertaining while also having some educational and historical aspects to them. The main attraction guests gravitate towards is the oceanarium. It s full of a wide variety of species which you can look at up close through the walkway tunnel beneath the aquarium.
My other personal favourite is the evening shows. I have seen the sea lion show in which the sea lions display their skills as well as talks on the conservation efforts made by the park. There is also the evening symphony show, which at first I wasn’t to excited about going. But the show exceeded my expectations; it contained fire, water and lighting sychronised to the music; it was surprisingly entertaining.
How much is the Manila Ocean Park entrance fee?
The entrance fee can be expensive due to what is actually on offer. It roughly P500-1000 per person depending on which package you choose. If you are looking for up to date fees it is best to check the Manila Ocean Park website.
On my visits I have bought the basic ticket with one of the evening shows. These tickets kept me occupied for most of the day, and the evening shows were always really good quality. So you can get away with buying the cheap tickets and still having a good time there.
Other amenities at the complex
Despite the name, Manila Ocean Park is not purely a home for marine wildlife. The complex also houses a wide range of other amenities to keep guests comfortable and entertained. There are a wide range of speacialty stories through out the premises as well as a range of restaurants catering to guests look for a snack to guests wanting a fine dining experience.
The complex also houses a fully functioning hotel, Hotel H2O. The hotel in itself offers a range of dining and spa experiences for its guests. For pricing and availability book direct through the Hotel H2O website, or take advantage of the various promos available through Agoda.com.
How to get to Manila Ocean Park
The first major attraction you want to head towards is Rizal Park. As everybody knows where this is, this should be your first goal; once you arrive at Rizal Park the rest of the journey is quite easy. From Rizal Park you should walk toward Roxas Boulevard in the direction of Manila Bay. Once you cross Roxas Boulevard you should then be walking towards Quirino Grandstand, which is not far from Roxas Boulevard. Once you pass Quirino Grandstand you should see the large building and signs for Manila Ocean Park.
The Manila Ocean Park hours are between 10am – 8pm, check the official website for any updates or changes.
Feel free to ask any other questions in the comments box, I have spent quite a bit of time here so I should be able to help you with any questions.