Location: Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao, Republic of the Philippines.
We were too excited to include Maxima Aquafun in our Samal Island itinerary as it gives that thrilling feel by just looking at these pictures we saw online.
However, it’s just the two of us when we went there and it could have been more fun and exciting if we were with a group of family and/or friends. It’s a good place for team buildings. The more people, the merrier! And maybe that’s going to be a very good excuse for me to let others slide first. Because I think that the more people there are in the queue on their giant slide, the longer time you’ll have for yourself to gain that courage to ride on, too.
Guilty as I am?
Oh, yes! I won’t deny it. It took me a long time to be brave enough to slide my ass off. Alvin is too manly of course to take the lead and go first. He left me with no choice but to give it a shot or else I will regret it for the rest of my life. We both know I really wanted to try it, too. EnjoyingLifeToItsFullest wouldn’t be as literal as it is anyhow if I would just be such a wet blanket. And so there I splashed!!! 🙂 At least for once, I did it! I remember how I was troublesomely persistent in asking Alvin to make sure that my giant slide attempt was documented. We might come back for more next time, but then again, only if there are lots of friends to come along. 😀
Best time to go.
It is recommended to go there early in the morning (best during summer days) so that you can fully enjoy a range of activities they offer like canopy walk, island hopping, diving for beginners and professional divers, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing.
Their entrance fee of PHP 250.00 is inclusive of unlimited use of their giant tarpaulin slide and diving board, free use of life vest, tables and chairs.
Planning your trip to Maxima Aquafun?
To get there, you can ride an Island City Express bus from SASA WHARF to Peñaplata for only PHP 30. Then take a motorcycle (locals call it habal-habal) from Peñaplata Public Market to Maxima Aquafun for only Php 25.00.
Alternatively, you may reach Maxima Aquafun through riding a boat. Catch their MV Maxima IV Shuttle from STA. ANA WHARF and it leads directly to Maxima Aquafun Resort. Their shuttle is available on Fridays to Sundays and also during Mondays.
- Departs Sta. Ana Wharf to Maxima Aquafun Resort at 9:00 AM
- Departs Maxima Aquafun Resort to Sta. Ana Wharf at 4:00 PM