Our second day was spent at the Manila Ocean Park. I have never been there. So I thought it would be fun to show the park to my nephews as well. 🙂
After the buffet breakfast at the hotel, we proceeded to check out. And headed to Manila Ocean Park. From Makati , where Prince Plaza II is located, we travelled about 15-20 minutes only. The GPS of the new car proved to be a very good help! If not for it, I’m sure we would have been lost. lol
I made the bookings online. So we did not fall in line anymore. I found that so convenient because the Ocean Park had a full crowd. I just went directly to the counter and had the vouchers replaced with the tickets for the following: oceanarium, trails to Antarctica, jellies exhibit, sea lion show, birds of prey, fish spa and our lunch tickets at Liquid Buffet.
Mama and Papa at the parking space of Manila Ocean Park.
Marco looked so excited. haha
Don’t you just love these nemos? 🙂
Sea horses. They look so cute. 🙂
Inside the oceanarium.
John, being his funny self. Again. ha ha
I had to pose too, right?! lol
SEA LION SHOW:
I loved this part of our Manila Ocean Park adventure. My nephews loved this too! 🙂
TRAILS TO ANTARCTICA:
The main attraction with Trails to Antarctica is their Snow Village. Since we have no snow in the Philippines, everyone was so excited to experience how it is. ha ha. The family loved it. But they all couldn’t wait to get out because it was like freezer cold. lol
I told them I felt the same way the first time I saw snow in America.
John and I experienced our first fish spa in Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2011. That was fun! 🙂
I was glad that my nephews are so adventurous, they tried it as well. I couldn’t help but laugh when Wemce, the youngest one, kept on giggling. haha…
You know, I’ve seen jelly fishes in their natural habitat. Remember our Bucas Grande Islands adventure in 2012? The stingless jelly fish sanctuary there is so beautiful and peaceful.
This exhibit is nice but I would prefer to see the ones in Bucas Grande again, given the chance.
It is called as such because of this swimming pool beside the restaurant. Yes, you can swim. 🙂
I couldn’t remember much about the food. We just wanted to get out of there because their sound system was so loud it gave me and John a headache. 😦 I really don’t understand that. I mean isn’t it nice to just eat in peace? It’s supposed to be a relaxing experience…..
And of all places, I saw my high school classmate there. 🙂 So nice to see you again Joy!
BIRDS OF PREY:
They have several eagles in a very large cage. It wasn’t that exciting for us anymore because we have the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao. And it’s a lot nicer than this one.
John tried to pet one. 🙂
Our Manila Ocean Park adventure was a fun experience, all in all. What made me happiest was the fact that my parents and nephews enjoyed it as much as John and I did. So if you have kids, nephews or nieces, I highly recommend this place. It is educational and at the same time, really fun.
For more details of the Manila Ocean Park, please visit their website:
Thank you all for reading my blog. And come back again for the next installment of our Manila-Davao Roadtrip. 🙂
Ciao for now!
Lea C. Walker