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Paoay Lake Water Park - The Newest and First-ever Floating Playground in Ilocos Norte

Paoay Lake Water Park - The Newest and First-ever Floating Playground in Ilocos Norte
Finally! PAOAY LAKE WATER PARK IS OPEN!


Who's up to take the ULTIMATE INFLATABLE CHALLENGE?


Grab your sunscreens, the NEWEST & HOTTEST Destination in Ilocos Norte is now floating at the Paoay Lake. And get this, it is strategically located behind the majestic Malacaรฑang of the North!


happy tourists at the lake in beanbag chairs and blue umbrellas


Welcome, water Babies! Still hungover from a stressful week? Spend the day here at the Paoay Lake Water Park OPENS 30 January 2022! Book your play pass at www.theinflatableisland.com  


Travel Update as of 1 March 2022

Ilocos Norte travel requirements update

Fully-vaccinated travelers may now explore the beauty of Ilocos Norte hassle-free. 


No more long queues, no more testing required, and staying at private residences is now allowed. Coming IN is easy, just present your valid vaccination card upon entry.


Start planning that much-deserved vacation. INtayon!



Paoay Lake Water Park is now open! 


Aerial view of Paoay Lake Water Park
Photo Credit: PGIN Communications & Media Office

Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc and President Kay Lacap of BeachBosses officially launched the first floating playground in Ilocos Norte - January 30. This is an effort by the Provincial Government to boost outdoor activities while also maximizing the potential of its tourist sites. 


Ribbon cutting Ceremony for the opening of Paoay Lake Water Park Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc and President Kay Lacap of BeachBosses officially launched the first floating playground in Ilocos Norte
From left to right: Provincial Board Member Atty. Saul Lazo, Provincial Board Member Dr. Medel Gaoat, BeachBosses President Kay Lacap, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, Paoay Mayor Romulo Acdal, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Victor Dabalos
Photo Credit: PGIN Communications & Media Office 


Play now under the sun and enjoy exciting water sports and activities available in the province.  



ILOCOS NORTE OPENS FIRST FLOATING PLAYGROUND IN NORTHERN LUZON


beanbag lounge chairs blue umbrellas and blue sky at the lake tourism site Ilocos


The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte will open the first floating playground in Northern Luzon at the Paoay Lake, near the Malacaรฑang ti Amianan, in Barangay Suba, Paoay, on January 30.


Paoay Lake Water Park - The Newest and First-ever Floating Playground in Ilocos


Dubbed "Paoay Lake Water Park," the 4200-square meter inflatable boasts gigantic slides, swings, launchers, and an inflatable pool. The Bali-inspired "I’m IN Lounge" by the lake shore also features at least 120 pairs of vibrant umbrellas and bean bags.


The opening of the floating playground will be strictly regulated and subject to government-mandated health and safety protocol.


For the attraction’s initial promo, Ilocos Norte residents will be offered discounts. However, only fully vaccinated guests will be accepted to ensure the safety of all guests and staff.


The "Paoay Lake Water Park" is projected to exponentially boost domestic tourism and ensure stable employment and livelihood opportunities for many industry workers and local business owners.


"This calamity made us further appreciate our wealth of natural sites and allowed us to highlight our natural, outdoor tourist attractions.


We are more than ready for the full revival of our tourism industry and we look forward to welcoming our kababayans to Ilocos Norte," remarked Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc in anticipation of the opening of the floating playground.


Activities you can do in Paoay Lake Water Park


It's always summer at the Paoay Lake Water Park!


Activities you can do in Paoay Lake Water Park


Here are some outdoor activities you can enjoy on-site. The lake road is open for biking and skating, just have your gears and equipment ready.


You may also bring your own beach games, board games and other activities to add to the fun.


tourists playing volleyball at the lake


Other activities in the park include playing beach volleyball, kayaking, and paddle boarding.


Ilocos Norte was the first province in the Philippines to be awarded with the World Travel and Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp for our adoption of globally recognized health and safety protocols. Moreover, its active tourism workers are 100% fully vaccinated.-Edison Justin B. Deus, PGIN-CMO


Tag Your Squad Now! #PaoayLakeWaterpark #IlocosNorteIMIN 


Paoay Lake Water Park Promo rates

Source: Inflatable Island Ph


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✅Valid on Weekdays, Weekends, and Holidays for the WHOLE MONTH of February

✅Applicable for WALK-INS

✅Must present an ID with residence upon arrival


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For everyone’s safety, we are accepting FULLY VACCINATED GUESTS ONLY!


Book your play pass now at www.theinflatableisland.com

‼️WALK-INS ARE ALLOWED‼️


FOOD PARK at Paoay Lake Water Park! 


tourists eating at FOOD PARK at Paoay Lake Water Park


If you are looking for a place to dine with your squad or family, this food park is the place to be! 

  • Aside from the Inflatables and the feed-worthy I’M IN lounge, check out the Food Park for a wide variety of comfort food! You are sure to find what you’re craving for!
  • Open until 7:30PM
  • Kids and Adults are allowed to dine.

Food stalls at FOOD PARK at Paoay Lake Water Park


Exact Location:

Paoay Lake Water Park

Malacaรฑang of the North, Baranggay Suba, Ilocos Norte 


ISLAND MAP

THE BIGGEST FLOATING PLAYGROUND IN ASIA... JUST LANDED IN  ILOCOS!


Paoay Lake Water Park Island Map
Source: https://www.theinflatableisland.com/ilocos


Get ready for Sunny Slides, HUMAN LAUNCHERS, TARZAN SWINGS, and AN INFLATABLE POOL suitable for all ages! Not to mention, you can chill at the Bali-inspired lounge area that they have prepared for you and the squad!


Paoay Lake Water Park Lounge with blue umbrellas and beanbag chair
Paoay Lake Water Park - I'M IN LOUNGE


Ready your OOTD! Unwind & rest in style at the I'M IN LOUNGE! Aside from our insane inflatables, they are LOADING the lakefront with bean bags and Bali umbrellas for your IG-worthy pictures!


woman smiling at the lake with blue umbrellas and blue sky


Did you know that Paoay Lake Waterpark has a WHOPPING size of 4200sqm or as big as 10 BASKETBALL COURTS?


With the guidance of the government, the Ilocos Norte government made a unique design specifically for Paoay Lake Water Park. One of those is the first-ever floating pool over a lake. 


They actually recreated one of the most famous games in Squid Game called the "Glass Bridge". It's going to be really challenging and fun for guests. 


The newest ULTIMATE DESTINATION for your BARKADA and FAMILY GETAWAY!


Paoay Lake Water Park Operating Hours


GET WIPED OUT IN THIS FLOATING PLAYGROUND everyone’s talking about! Open Daily from 8am to 7:30pm! 


Paoay Lake Water Park Operating Hours


The park is open from 8 AM to 7:30 pm. The Inflatable Water Park is open until 6 pm while the Lounge remains open until 7:30 PM.


female tourist in red dress sitting at beanbag lounge chair at the lake


According to Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, this has been a long time coming. Before COVID they already conducted an ocular in the province and the entire tourism office has been spearheading the project in partnership with inflatable islands. The idea started way back in 2017. 


We will be connecting the Chinese garden to this water park complex. So it will really be Poay Lake Complex, not only per project or a separate attractions, it's really one, joint plant to not only protect, but also to develop and promote and tap the wonderful resource that we have in Paoay Lake. - Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc


During the press briefing held last Jan. 30, Gov. Manotoc also addressed the concerns of some environmentalists or what he called "cultural purists", who don't like the look of the inflatable project. He said he respects and values their opinion and he looks forward to conversing with them to hear, what their thoughts are. The Governor also emphasized that he is willing to listen to anyone if they have constructive and productive criticism.


It's our responsibility also to consider everyone's viewpoint. It's our way of appreciating and maximizing responsibly the lake - while still being responsible. We'll continue to work with the local communities and different stakeholders - Gov. Manotoc


In the coming months, the Province of Ilocos Norte aims to operate the park and the whole Malacanang complex. The goal is that the whole complex is to be all integrated as per the tourism master plan of the province.


It's basically the same idea of developing not only Malacanang of the North, but the whole complex and the entire Paoay lake while following prescribed zoning which is clearly established in the master plan where this part of the lake is where projects will be implemented which are mixed-use of multi-purpose activities.


This is one of the Province's biggest projects of last year - with a 26.1 million investment. They improved the clubhouse - the old boathouse, comfort rooms, clubhouse showers, parking, bike lanes, and pedestrian lanes, and open showers towards the Eastern part of the water park plus lounge and the floating equipment.


The idea for this project is not just the inflatable island, it is a holistic and multi-pronged complex with many activities, not just the inflatable island - you can lounge, you can eat, you can bike, you can walk, you can play volleyball, you can play football and other games. It's a broader experience for all.




Water Safety Concerns


Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte

Official Statement on the Opening of Paoay Lake Water Park


"The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) granted the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) and Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC) for the Paoay Lake Water Park but recently, the DENR found water safety issues.


With that said, the DENR has allowed the opening of the Water Park on January 30, 2022, provided safety measures are in place.


PGIN has always actively protected and promoted the Paoay Lake National Park and we will work with our partners to ensure that Paoay Lake Water Park is safe and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you on January 30 to enjoy the many activities we will offer at the Water Park."


On-site inspection of Paoay Lake with DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu, PENRO Officer Victor Dabalos, and other field officials for the launching of the first-ever Waterpark in the North.


On-site inspection of Paoay Lake with DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu
On-site inspection of Paoay Lake with DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu


Sec. Cimatu has ordered the Regional Executive Director Crizaldy Barcelo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 1 to conduct water sampling at the lake before allowing visitors to enjoy the water.


The development of the Paoay Lake Waterpark was an initiative of the Provincial Government 


SUSTAINABILITY CHECK


The Paoay Lake Water Park underwent environmental impact assessments and has been granted consent to operate. With coordination and under the strict guidance of the necessary government authorities, the water park aims to promote sustainable tourism.



Can you swim at the water park?


No extended swimming is allowed at the lake. Visitors can dip in the water but minimize contact with the lake. If you happen to fall into the lake just clean up, wash up rinse, so long as you don't swallow gallons and gallons of Paoay Lake, you should be OK. This is due to some issues with water safety.


However, there is a swimming pool on the inflatable island at the end of the slide. The major slide goes into the freshwater swimming pool within the inflatable end.  


Our goal is to not only be compliant, but to help promote the lake and continue its reputation as the cleanest body of inland body of water in the region. It's a multi-awarded lake. It's a national park. Previously in 2013, it was declared pollution free. And we want to help in actually reducing further the pollution in the Paoay Lake. This project brings more people and more attention to the health of our lake - accordong to Gov. Manotoc


The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte has been actively pursuing all the solutions coming from their partner national agencies, like the DENR, for regular and continuous monitoring and the implementation of the guidelines from DOST for some quick interventions, particularly septic tanks and grazing cows and animals around the lake. 


Also, in partnership with DPWH, the dredging of the lake will continue. The Governor has a reason to believe that it's because of the continuous dredging of this area, especially very recently, the lake becomes more healthy. Gov. Manotoc also believes that the more Paoay Lake is activated, the more also that people will not take it for granted. 



What is the estimated capacity and how to implement crowd control?


The inflatable itself, it can accommodate a regular capacity of 300 at a time, but there is a height limit of 3.5 feet. 150 children only can be accommodated at a time. For the lounge, it could be more. 


For the other activities, some 50% for outdoor activities and only for fully vaccinated.



How safe are the inflatable gadgets?


Paoay Lake Water Park against colorful sunset in Ilocos
Paoay Lake Water Park - Photo Credits: Jesus Silutan 


It's very safe. They actually have certain guidelines posted like the water park rules. People who have previous dislocations are discouraged. Just like the inflatable island in Subic which opened in 2017 - there were no major problems or accidents recorded. 


Guests are highly advised to listen to the lifeguards - there are around 15 lifeguards - who are posted in every corner and wearing lifevest is required.


SAFETY REMINDERS


We know you’re excited to bounce on the inflatables but of course, your safety is our priority! So here’s a gentle reminder to follow our guidelines below!




HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS AND DRESS CODE


HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS AND DRESS CODE Paoay Lake Water Park
Source: https://www.theinflatableisland.com/ilocos


See Also: The Inflatable Island FAQs


COVID Protocols


Vaccination status will be checked upon entry of each guest (unless there is medical or humanitarian consideration for the unvaccinated.)


Venues such as the Paoay Lake Water Park are relatively low risk. For the kids, it's up to their parents whether they will bring their kids to the park. Kids are allowed.


Recent tourism protocols will still apply. In case required, LGU will shoulder the antigen tests of any tourists who were booked for two nights or more. 


Safety protocols will be strictly followed at the water park.


Watch this Video: THE FIRST FLOATING PLAYGROUND IN THE NORTH|PAOAY LAKE WATER PARK



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As some locals air their environment-related concerns over the opening of a floating playground at the Paoay Lake, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc said that "it is a way of appreciating and maximizing the lake responsibly."


Paoay Lake Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc


The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) opened the first floating playground in Northern Luzon at the Paoay Lake, near the Malacaรฑang ti Amianan, in Barangay Suba, Paoay, on January 30. Dubbed "Paoay Lake Water Park," its main attraction is the 4200-square meter inflatable island.  


"I don’t think it detracts from the lake, I think it enhances the lake. We will continue working with the community and stakeholders para kuntento naman lahat. Basta for the good of the community, for the good of the environment, doon naman tayo," Gov. Marcos Manotoc explained.


While PGIN has enforced "no extended swimming" and implemented additional safety measures since the water park’s opening, it has also immediately pursued solutions to address the safety issues in the body of water. Specifically, PGIN has already coordinated with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for regular and continuous safety monitoring and implementation of guidelines, as well as with the Department of Science and Technology for quick intervention on wastewater treatment.


"The more we develop and activate Paoay Lake, the more we won’t take it for granted. We know now that there are obviously some issues, and it's incumbent on us all to do our part, " Gov. Marcos Manotoc remarked.


On the other hand, Provincial Tourism Officer, Aian Raquel, explained, "Our goal is not only to be compliant but also to help promote the lake and continue its reputation as the cleanest inland body of water in the region. We want to help in actually reducing further pollution in Paoay Lake. This project brings more attention to the health of our lake."


PGIN will continue to pursue the "holistic and multi-pronged" development of the lake complex through the improvement of the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Park, the establishment of a lake shore lounge, bike trail, food strip, and sports facilities, among others, which aims not only for the full revival of the local tourism sector but also to ensure stable employment and livelihood opportunities for many industry workers and local business owners.


The "Paoay Lake Water Park" received an Environmental Compliance Certificate from the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau Region I last December 2021.



About Paoay Lake


Paoay Lake is a lake within the municipality of Paoay, in northwestern Luzon, Philippines. It is the largest lake in the province of Ilocos Norte and one of the largest natural lakes in the area.


Paoay Lake, locally known as Dacquel a Danum, is a lake in the municipality of Paoay in northwestern Luzon in the Philippines. It is the largest lake in the province of Ilocos Norte and one of the largest natural lakes in the area. Historically known as Lago de Nanguyudan, the lake supposedly was the site of a prosperous barangay called San Juan de Sahagรบn that sank after an earthquake. The freshwater lake and its 1km surroundings were declared a national park in 1969 by virtue of Republic Act 5631. In 1978, through Presidential Decree 1554, the park was reduced to an area of 340ha concentrated on the lake itself around its highest water level. The lake covers a surface area of 386ha. It is bounded by the barangays of Suba in the north, Nanguyudan in the northeast, Pasil in the east, Sungadan in the south, and Nagbacalan in the west near the border with the city of Laoag and some away from the sea. It was formed as a result of coastal progradation and the subsequent development of a sand dune barrier during the late Quaternary Period. The lake has no tributaries. Most of the lake's inflow consists of groundwater and surface runoff from surrounding hills during the rainy season.



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