Splash Island: Slides Attraction and What to See

On my first post – Splash Island: Waterpark Resort near Metro | Guidelines and Attractions, I have discussed details on How to get there and Budget Breakdown for Splash Island. Here are the water slides that we have tried there.


First Stop, Balsa River

Schedule time: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Balsa River, also known as Lazy River is one of Splash Island’s water attraction. The pool’s depth is 3.5 feet and flows similarly like a river. Expect slow current from this ride enough for you to just sit back in the inflatable tubes and relax while enjoying the scenic of the larger slides.

Expect that this place might get crowded especially if there are groups enjoying the lane. But as a courtesy, avoid blocking other guests who are passing through the lane.

If you don’t want to fall in line to other attractions, you can just drop by here anytime. There are a lot of entrance and exit points designated for this pool.


Second Stop, Twisted Palms

Schedule: 10:30AM-12:00NN; 2:30PM-3:30PM

Second Stop is the Twisted Palms. Of all the palm trees available in the country, this one is with a twist. Fall in line and wait for the inflatable tube from those who have just finished the ride then after that make your way to the second floor to start the fun.

The inflatable tube shapes like a number 8. Recommended passenger is atleast 2 but if you want to go solo, it is suggested that you seat on the back end of tube. For the riding position, just seat  normally and  put your hands on the handrails.

Third stop, Water Wahoo

Schedule: 9:00AM-12:00NN; 2:00PM-5:00PM

After lunch, we decided to resume with the rides. Sadly, most of the attraction closes at 12:00 noon. The only attraction available is the Balsa and Water Wahoo. I am not sure why there’s a posted schedule on this attraction since I don’t see any rides or inflatable needed for this.

Water Wahoo is kiddie playground in a pool. The pool’s depth is just 2ft so your little kids and even kids at heart will surely enjoy. The playground has a mini slide and mini falls installed.

Fourth stop, Agos Grande

Schedule: 9:00AM-10:30AM; 1:30PM-2:30PM; 4:30PM-5:00PM

Most of the slides attractions resumes operation at 2:00PM but Agos Grande reopens as early as 1:30PM. This is your chance to try their famous wave pool.

Wave pools are designed to artificially generate waves which imitates the waves from the ocean. The entrance part is just shallow but the tail end near the wave generator might get deep.


Fifth stop, Big Bamboo

Schedule: 10:30AM-12:00NN; 2:30PM-3:30PM

Big Bamboo was derived from the Bamboo plant which has a tall and straight tube features. This slide unlike other slides is covered so its like you passing through the insides of the real bamboo!

The inflatable tube is same with the Twisted Palms so two passengers can ride at the same time. Same procedure, wait for the available inflatable tube and make your way to the second floor area. Guests 3.5ft below are not allowed to ride.


Sixth stop, Magellans Drop

Schedule: 12:00NN-1:30PM; 3:30PM-4:30PM

At 2:45PM, we are already in queue for Magellans Drop. Even if it’s already early, a lot of people are already in the queue with mats on hand. They only open the gates at 3:45PM, so it is really annoying knowing that the ride will only lasts for a few seconds.

Magellans Drop is a high speed mat slides. Only guests 4ft tall is only allowed to ride this attraction. The riding position for this one is bit scary, you need to lie down on your stomach with the mat on the surface of the slide for your protection.

Final stop, Rio Montanosa

Schedule: 12:00NN-1:30PM; 3:30PM-4:30PM

And for our final slide, Rio Montanosa. The ride was derived from word Rio which means river and Montanosa which is the former name of the Cordilleras in the Mountain Province. With this combined, the ride resulted to a mountain-high river raft, perfect for the finale.

Rio Montanosa is a family raft ride. Maximum suggested guest per raft is 3 but we are 4 pax but they still allow us. Unlike other slide attractions, you don’t need to carry the floats before falling in line. A machine lifts this automatically for you since the raft is bigger and the start location is at the 4th floor which is the highest among all slides.


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