The Manila Ocean Park Arch
Manila Ocean Park is a world-class marine theme park found near Rizal Park in Luneta. Its main attraction is the Oceanarium which houses 14,000 sea creatures from about 277 species local to Southeast Asia. The oceanarium has a curved walkway tunnel where guests can see various marine life overhead. There is also an educational activity area and function rooms as well as shark and stingray viewing area.
Trails of Antarctica, the country’s first penguin facility, is also found in Manila Ocean Park. Other attractions of the theme park are named Birds of Prey Kingdom (featuring Brahminy Kites), World of Creepy Crawlies (features frogs, insects, spiders, and worms), Mermaid Swim Experience, Underwater Diving, and Fish Spa. Performances inside the park include All Star Bird Show, Sea Lion Show, and Penguin Talk Show as well as The Symphony which involves fountain and multimedia effects.
Those who want to stay the night can book a room at Hotel H2O, a hotel inside the park with fitness center, outdoor jet pool, meeting rooms, and function halls that can accommodate up to 500 people.
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How to Get to Manila Ocean Park?
By LRT 1
- At any station, ride the LRT-1 and get off at U.N. Avenue Station.
- Take the exit facing Times Plaza Mall and walk along Kalaw Avenue going to Quirino Grandstand. The distance is less than 2 kilometers. The Manila Ocean Park is just behind the grandstand.
By LRT 2
- Ride the LRT 2 at Cubao Araneta Train Station bound for Recto.
- Get off at Recto Station and take the footbridge to Doroteo Station on LRT 1.
- Take the LRT 1 bound for Baclaran and get off at U.N Avenue Station.
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Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning, usually before 10:00 AM.
This attraction is always open.
Fees can be made in cash or credit card.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks from outside the attraction are not allowed at this attraction.
Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.
Pets are not allowed at this attraction.
Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.
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READ MORE: Metro Manila Visitors Guide