Capitalizing on the province’s vast resource, Bulacan Philippines is set to launch a water park, which caters to a variety of extreme sports, in Angat next month.
The three-hectare environmental water sports complex located in Brgy. Sta Cruz, Angat will be known as “Ganda Ko’y Silayan: Angat Water Park” which will include amenities such as water skiing, jet skiing, boating, kayaking, zipline, wakeboarding, floating restaurants, and fishing and picnic areas.
“We are hoping that the entire facility will be finished next year. Right now, we already have roads constructed going to the area, nipa huts built, and water sports equipment like water bikes, kayaks and jetskis ready,” said Angat Mayor Gilberto Santos.
According to Bulacan Philippines Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado, the water park will be launched next month as the environment and natural resources office and the tourism department develop the Angat River into an environmental water sports facility designed to “provide a range of water sports and activities, and will serve as a wildlife haven.”
Alvarado said Bulacan is blessed to have a river which flows from the Sierra Madre mountain range, traverses 11 towns in the province, and drains into Manila Bay.
“With this project, we are boosting the eco-tourism of Bulacan and providing a new and complete adventure package for enthusiasts who want to enjoy sports and the nature at the same time,” said Alvarado.
“If Camarines Sur has their man-made water sports attraction, come to Bulacan to experience what real nature offers,” he added.
The other division of the water park will be established in Bustos Dam in Bustos town that will also utilize fresh river water from the Sierra Madre.
Bustos Mayor Arnel Mendoza said the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), which supervises and funds tourism projects nationwide, had expressed support for the water park through its head Mark Lapid.
“TIEZA is willing to invest funds to realize this project in Bulacan Philippines. They already prepared the blueprint and layout for this project. If all turns well, with the help of other LGUs, the facility in Bustos Dam will be ready within two years,” said Mendoza. (CLJD/Jose Mari Garcia-PIA3)