Tucked away in the city of Pasig is a park that promises fun and adventure to everyone. Aptly named RAVE (Rainforest Adventure Experience), it offers nature, leisure, and adventure trails that guests are bound to enjoy and rave about.
I, for one, did just that! 🙂
One Friday morning, we found ourselves getting lost on the way there. We followed a wrong sign that led us further from the park. Oops! The group that we joined had already started by the time we got there. No worries though. We managed to catch up with them and just went back to the parts that we missed.
This dinosaur was among the two that greeted park guests as they entered.
There was a mini zoo inside that featured birds, crocodiles, ducks, snakes, carabaos, turtles, monkeys, and ostriches. While they may not have the bigger, more exotic animals, just seeing any animal was enough to make the kids go “wow!”
I wasn’t able to take nice photos of the butterflies inside though. 🙁
There was also a flower park inside that featured flowers like the Vietnam Rose on the photo. We’re not really into flowers so we just breezed through this part, not before first making a wish on the wishing well inside though. “I wish for chicken!” Guess who made that wish? LOL!
This is the area for the adventurous, with activities like wall climbing, ziplining, rappelling, BMXing, skateboarding, and running obstacle courses inside. We were not able to go in though as it does not seem suited for the kids. Maybe next time though, when it’s just the adventurous adults making the trip. 🙂
Now, this is the one for the kids! Unfortunately though, it was undergoing repairs and maintenance and so this section was closed. Huhuhuhu!
The park features three modern train coaches that you can ride to take a tour around the entire park. It can accommodate a max of 30 persons only though so best to get there early if you’re not the type to wait.
You know those mazes where you’re in the middle of well-trimmed bushes and you’re supposed to find your way out? This one is it. There’s also a tower that you can go up to to take a bird’s eye view if you need some help getting out.
This is how it looked like from the tower.
There were also other amenities like the Ampitheater where parties can be held, Chess Pavilion that features giant chess pieces (the pieces were due to be replaced with fiberglass soon, the tour guide said), and Boating Lagoon where park guests can take a leisurely boat ride.
This section is one of the nicest parts of the park. Who wouldn’t be enticed with the clear blue waters and bright coloured slides?
It features 2 kiddie pools, a giant, a lap, and a splash pool!
There is also a 200-meter 3-feet deep artifically-made running stream (Rapid Pool) where guests can float on using a floater. It also has fountains and waterfalls to add excitement to the 6-minute ride.
Care to take a dip?
A lot of the park’s visitors were students from different schools taking their educational/field trips. The tour guide added that they’ve experienced accommodating as many as 60 groups in a day! Whew! What a lot of walking and talking for them!
My Raves about RAVE
- I find that it really is a nice place for both kids and adults alike. There’s a place for everyone – from the youngest of kids to the oldest of adults.
- The place is really big that even with many groups in the park, you won’t feel that it’s too crowded.
- The place is also well-staffed and well-maintained.
- Garbage cans were accessible, staffs were visible.
- They give due attention to their facilities, closing off sections for proper maintenance.
- It’s well within the Metro so it’s very easy to go to.
Here are their published rates, with discounts for Pasiguenos.
Pasig City RAVE
F. Legaspi Avenue, Maybunga, Pasig City
Rainforest Admin: 642-5280
Rainforest Waterpark: 628-4291