03 March 2006

Fontana Leisure Park

(We actually went here late last year for our company business planning. I would love to say I planned to blog this at the start of summer 2006, but the truth of the matter is it got buried in the 2005 yuletide festivities. I was looking for material to write about while in the cab this morning and found these photos!)
Summertime is upon us! The merry month of March has just drawn a close to February, and the chilly winds of Baguio will soon be replaced by mildly cool breeze. Time to hit the great outdoors and take a break! Here's a recommendation: Fontana Leisure Park located in the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga, a couple of hours' drive from Manila.

Rather than staying in the hotel, you can actually stay in cottages that are for rent. There are lots of these in the area, but the weekend vacationers come in droves to this place so better reserve early. The cottages are spacious and with the amenities of home less the pet cat and dog. You may even cook there if you want, and barbecues are actually quite popular with weekenders.

Duplex cottages. A lawn is located at the back for barbecue parties.
Airconditioning, cable TV, huge, comfortable sofas, and high mobile phone signal strength make it difficult to leave the cottage , especially at high noon.

Me so sleepy...Aside from the Casino, the main attraction of Fontana is its water-themed park. Water, water, water everywhere!

This is the wave pool, where artificial waves simulate the feeling of being on an actual ocean shore. Jump in sync with the waves or sit by the "shoreline" and simply enjoy the lapping waters.

Kids can't get enough of ths ship with slides, tunnels, nets, and water all over the place. Now is the time to play with water and not get reprimanded!
Lazily spend the afternoon drifting around this river...
Or you can enjoy getting into the action ...
and hit those water slides!

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:01 pm

    Wow! dear, jo-lo is telling me, he likes to visit that place din daw. Pero sabi ko, magpalaki muna sya ng konti. Next year, pwede na. Yehey!

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  2. mukhang maganda dyan ha.

    ang init dito sa bahay, para tuloy gusto kong mag swimming dahil sa mga pics na nakita ko... paano ba pumunta dyan?

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  3. i like summet in manila. mainit nga lang pero it makes you want to go out more to the country side.

    amg saya!

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  4. yes, maganda nga yung place.. galing kami ryan last vacation...nakigamit kami ng membership card nung friend ko (discount)..enjoy mga kids.

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  5. Wen a dear. Kasama natin si Jo-Lo pag punta natin dyan!

    Cruise, ang nakakatawa dun, kung saan-saan ako napupunta pero di ko alam magbigay ng directions... basta nasa Clark Field Pampanga sya :-)

    Owen! Summer time!

    Hi Ann! Thanks for visiting! Aliw yung Water Park ano?

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  6. Ang saya!!!!!! Pero paano kung dalawa lang kayo? Are there nice places to stay in Fontana also?

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  7. Anonymous7:08 pm

    Fontana Leisure Park
    The worst resort I have ever stayed in. Only catered to Chinese gamblers (junket tours)

    1. 30 minutes check-in with no other persons inline. 1 hour check-out.

    2. Villa had no towels, no minibar, no water, no pillowcases. Called to get this fixed and it took hours for them to fix the problem, but still no minibar. Also, no kettle, stove doesn't work, and most of the light bulbs were dead.

    3. The villa is 15-20 minutes from town---they lack enough vans and cars and thus can't get out of the resort. We requested transport twice and they has no vans available. The place is like a jail, but without water and food.

    4. Villa has not resort info. No room service menu

    5. They only have one restaurant---a Chinese Restauarant and one bar.

    6. No store nearby to buy anything. 20 minutes away and they may not have transport for you.

    7. General Manager refused to meet with me.

    8. The phones in the villa were broken as was TV. They never fixed them.

    9. The villas are far from the pool.

    10. The restaurant (Chinese) is overpriced. The food is good, but the place is not family friendly. No food for children.


    Many other problems. They ruined the vacation. This place is only catered to Chinese gamblers. Stay far away. The only good thing is the water park, which you can visit as nonguest. The waterpark, though, is small, but it is fun for young children. Plan only 3 hours at the water park.

    Please do yourself a favor and stay away.

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  8. Anonymous7:08 pm

    Fontana Leisure Park
    The worst resort I have ever stayed in. Only catered to Chinese gamblers (junket tours)

    1. 30 minutes check-in with no other persons inline. 1 hour check-out.

    2. Villa had no towels, no minibar, no water, no pillowcases. Called to get this fixed and it took hours for them to fix the problem, but still no minibar. Also, no kettle, stove doesn't work, and most of the light bulbs were dead.

    3. The villa is 15-20 minutes from town---they lack enough vans and cars and thus can't get out of the resort. We requested transport twice and they has no vans available. The place is like a jail, but without water and food.

    4. Villa has not resort info. No room service menu

    5. They only have one restaurant---a Chinese Restauarant and one bar.

    6. No store nearby to buy anything. 20 minutes away and they may not have transport for you.

    7. General Manager refused to meet with me.

    8. The phones in the villa were broken as was TV. They never fixed them.

    9. The villas are far from the pool.

    10. The restaurant (Chinese) is overpriced. The food is good, but the place is not family friendly. No food for children.


    Many other problems. They ruined the vacation. This place is only catered to Chinese gamblers. Stay far away. The only good thing is the water park, which you can visit as nonguest. The waterpark, though, is small, but it is fun for young children. Plan only 3 hours at the water park.

    Please do yourself a favor and stay away.

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