World-Class Waterfun at Seven Seas

Thursday, April 26, 2018

seven seas waterpark cagayan de oro

Storytime is a series of  stories about my most memorable travel experiences. Read more here.

I was wearing a bikini top the whole time but my companions only took notice when I pulled my pants down.

"I thought that was a crop-top," Marky admitted.

Couldn't really blame them. Most of my normal clothes look like a bikini top. In the words of my friend Isa: the world shall know my pusod.

I digress.

On our way to Ozamiz City, we made a sidetrip to the city of Opal in Misamis Oriental. We were to visit Seven Seas Waterpark.

Our itinerary only actually said "quick tour", but the night before, we made our intentions of swimming clear as day. We'd been allowed to do so under the condition that we'd do it under an hour.

Fine.

With that in mind, upon arriving to the waterpark, I managed to take a few admittedly crappy photos. Fearing we'd run out of time, I declared those would have to suffice. I then urged my friends Marky and Edgar to drop what they were doing and proceed to swimming. We went straight to an umbrella-d table, dumped our bags, and got into our swimwear. In my case, I just took my pants off.


seven seas waterpark cagayan


We left our things in the care of Bojo, who didn't bring any swimwear bless his heart. When we were all settled, off we went to make the most of Seven Seas.

To say that I was thrilled is an understatement. I'd recently discovered, during my 3-day stay at Resorts World Sentosa, that I'm a huge fan of waterparks. I enjoy the exhilarating rush of hurtinge towards a pool of chlorinated water – makes me feel like a kid again.

Seven Seas looked really great. I'm glad to find a waterpark this size and this quality in this side of the country. Owned by Mr. Elipidio "Elpie" Paras – the same man behind Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon – the waterpark is the first one in Northern Mindanao.
misamis oriental waterpark

In any event, the three of us decided to go try the slides. There were lots of them! Buccaneer Bay, Cutlass and Cannon Ball Run Rides, Riptide Reef, and Pacific Racer are some of the milder ones. Pira-chute, a long, open slide with a double rotation, is one of the more intense.

The most intense is perhaps the Plank Drop Slide where you enter a tube, wait for a countdown for the platform below you to drop, and then you fall down the waterslide. We didn't try this. We almost did, but when I saw that I could get stuck somewhere in the middle (because of lack of momentum), I backed out and decided to go on the Cyclone instead. My companions were more than happy to oblige.
waterpark in misamis oriental

The Cyclone was my favorite. This was the largest slide in the park. It looks like a huge funnel and you ride it on an inflatable raft with three others. You then go swinging side to side, hoping you don't go all the way around (although that sounds fun to be honest).
seven seas waterpark slides
Photo courtesy of Potpot of Travel Trilogy

If you're not into slides, you could just go up the Jolly Roger Tower where you can get a 360-degree vantage of the entire waterpark. You could also grab a lifebuoy and laze across the 500-meter long Mighty Maui River. Of course, there are also the swimming pools.

We were having such a great time that when we were told it was time to leave, I made like a brat and yelled, "Five more minutes!" Although we did go straight to the shower rooms right after.

As I changed into dry clothes, I made a mental note to check for the cheapest flights to this city. I must come back to Seven Seas and make the most of it.
celine murillo
Photo courtesy of Edgar of Eazy Traveler

RATES
Unlimited Rides - Weekdays (Mondays to Thursdays)
Adult - Php799
Kids (3 ft up to 4 ft) - Php499
Kids (Below 3 ft) - FREE
Senior Citizens / PWDs - Php639

Unlimited Rides - Weekends (Fridays to Sundays)
Adult - Php999
Kids (3 ft to 4 ft) - Php599
Kids (Below 3 ft) - FREE
Senior Citizens / PWDs - Php799

Cabana Rates
Beach Gazebo - Php900, good for 12 pax
Privateer - Php700, good for 10 pax
Islander Hut - Php600, good for 6-8 pax

GETTING THERE
Seven Seas is about 30 to 45 minutes travel from Laguindingan Airport. You may get on a bus bound for Iligan at the Bulua West Bound Terminal and get off at the Bulua crossing (landmark is Rose Pharmacy). From here, you can hire a habal-habal to take you to Seven Seas.

Alternatively, from Cagayan de Oro city center, ride a jeepney to Gaisano Mall. Here, get on a jeepney bound for Opol. Ask the driver to drop you somewhere you can a ride to "Iponan-Bulua-Patag". It's usually multicabs that ply this route. Once you get a ride, alight at the Bulua crossing and hire a habal-habal to take you to Seven Seas.

Flights to Cagayan de Oro are some of the cheapest flights and are widely available in many carriers. Furthermore, you may also get in touch with Earth Explorers Travel and Tours for a hassle-free tour across Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and the rest of Northern Mindanao.

TIPS AND REMINDERS
- Follow the dress code.
seven seas cagayan dress code

- Action cams are not allowed when going on the slides.
- Outside food is not allowed. There is a restaurant inside the resort serving food like burgers and fries.
- Pets are not allowed.
- Lockers are available for rent for your valuables.
-You may send your group bookings on email or on Facebook.
- As of now, there are no overnight accommodations inside the park, but construction is on-going. In the meantime, you may check out Mallberry Suites Business Hotel in CDO.

Seven Seas Waterpark
Zone 1 Road, Opol, Misamis Oriental
+63 998 822 1956
Open daily from 9AM to 5PM
sevenseaswaterparkreservations@gmail.com

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