Are you looking for summer getaways close to Metro Manila to relax and have some fun for a few days with friends and family? I have the place for you. The Province of Nueva Ecija!
ABOUT NUEVA ECIJA
Nueva Ecija is a place known by most Filipinos as a province that belongs to the rice barn of central Luzon and a gateway to famous places like Sagada in the mountain province and Baler in Aurora. There are a lot of hidden treasures to boast here, like the rivers, canyons, farms, resorts, and museums. These are just some of the attractions found here and you should make time to check them out this summer.
To escape the summer heat we need water and lots of it. I heard about a certain resort in the province which is known as the first wave pool resort in Nueva Ecija – Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort.
CRYSTAL WAVES HOTEL AND RESORT
Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort is a modern resort with swimming pools, wave pool, waterslides and other water-based amusements that is located in the beautiful town of Talavera in Nueva Ecija.
Crystal Waves are owned by a family which features Mickey-Mouse-inspired Olympic size pool, affordable rooms, wall climbing, rappelling, and zip line. It is an ideal spot to unwind. It’s a one-stop destination that will surely provide complete relaxation.
The amazing thing about Crystal Waves is that they have many rooms to accommodate their guests.
Their rooms are simple yet relaxing; you can even have a nice photoshoot on your bed. I can testify to it that the whole place is very spacious, so having enough rooms to cover it all is very commendable. This is also one of the reasons why the resort is perfect for team buildings, retreats, or even just a barkada outing and for its serenity.
They have four rooms, the Opal Room, Diamond Room, Emerald Room, and Aquamarine. Our double sharing air-conditioned Diamond room was located near the garden. It has a TV, queen-size bed, with cable channels, chairs, tables, and complimentary bottled waters. It also has a clean restroom that comes with fresh towels and free toiletries like soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. The room rate also includes a complimentary breakfast.
CRYSTAL WAVES ADVENTURE
This trip is not complete without a breathtaking adventure. Crystal Waves prides itself on being adventurous but relaxed, very professional and genuine at the same time.
Crystal Waves offered us amazing outdoor activities that gave excitement on our stay. Do you want to feel like a superhero? You can climb the wall like Spiderman with their Climbing Wall activity and also experience climbing down the wall like Batman with their Rappelling rope.
Their main attraction is the Giant Water Slide. It stands 50 feet high and is 200 meters long. It’s a long slide down that you can ride as long as you want.
We saw the entire resort as we fly like Professor-X. The activities are perfect for companies that want to have their own Team Building.
One thing I can say about these activities is that they are not easy for a first-timer, but your safety is guaranteed as they have enough staff to assist you and help you put on the necessary gears.
CRYSTAL WAVES EVENTS
They also have an event center. It is absolutely gorgeous from its architectural design to the minimalist interior.
Crystal Waves can offer two event spaces, one inside the resort and another huge building just outside the resort that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Crystal Waves events were officially inaugurated last July 1st, so this brand new and beautiful venue is ready to host your next party.
It is the ideal venue where anyone can celebrate their life’s events like anniversaries, baptisms, birthdays, debuts, weddings and private banquets. It is also perfect for corporate events like awards nights, Christmas parties, product launches, company anniversaries, school events (graduation, dinners, and gala), conventions, expositions, and seminars. It is likewise a prime venue in Nueva Ecija for concerts, fashion shows, theatrical plays, musical shows, training/business seminars, and conferences.
We had a very comfortable stay throughout the whole trip. Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort provides great service and is truly a premier resort in Nueva Ecija. The staffs are very nice, friendly and accommodating. The room is affordable and worth every penny. Anyone who visits this amazing hotel and resort will experience the beauty and serenity of this place as we did.
Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort is for everyone and I highly recommend this place. Overall, it’s an amazing resort with the best service!
*MONDAY TO FRIDAY (weekdays EXCEPT TUESDAYS)
Kids: P200, Adults P249
*SATURDAY and SUNDAY (weekend rates)
Kids: P250, Adults P299
PROMO RUNS from APRIL 1, 2019 to JUNE 2, 2019.
HOW TO GET THERE?
- From Baliwag Transit Cubao Terminal, ride a bus bound to San Jose via SCTEX. Fare is around 230 PHP. Travel time is 3-4 hours.
- Tell the conductor to drop you off at Crystal Waves.
* It is just along the highway of Dinarayat, Talavera. The landmark is Caltex Station.
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