Upon entering the gates of Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort, you know you’re in for some fun. For its grand opening and holiday festival, Vivre got to witness first-hand on what the first themed waterpark in Mindanao has to offer. Created to take fun and leisure to a whole new level, a myriad of high-rising and adrenaline-induced waterslides are everywhere in sight, thus the shrill sound of enthusiasm from the guests. 

Taking in the form of an island with pirate ships, Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort was made to look like a film coming out to life; think Pirates of The Carribean? Its atmosphere, are cohesively and delicately planned out, that even its merchandise store called The Pirates' Market and café called Captain Oliver's Cafe gave off the same kind of feeling you get when you walk around from one location to the next. Really, it was an entirely new world in there!






Several activities welcomed guests to finally commence its opening to the public. A giant stage by the wave pool housed performances by DJ Kyle and DJ Kitty, the singing mermaids, and a show-stopping production number by the Seven Seas Pirates in one of the waterpark’s ships. Other than those, a fireworks show entertained everyone by evening and a tree-lighting ceremony was held near the fountain. Guests were then ushered into the clubhouse for a lavish dinner. Some of the VIP guests were Hon. Yevgeny Emano, governor of the 2nd District of Misamis Oriental; Hon. Maxie Rodriguez, vice-governor of the 2nd District of Misamis Oriental; Mayor Jennie Uy of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental; Mayor Maximo Seno of Opol, Misamis Oriental; Mr. Mario Mamon, founder, and CEO of Enchanted Kingdom; and Ms. Marie Unchuan, Department of Tourism Region X Director.  

Behind all these was Engr. Elpidio Paras’ vision, who spoke to the crowd of the waterpark’s humble beginnings. “Like any other project, Seven Seas began as a simple dream.” With his modest and unassuming demeanor, he simply reminisced of the time when his wife hoped for a place where their grandkids could play and eat around by a nipa hut in a fishpond. “True enough about 6 years ago the opportunity came and we were able to acquire this property [and] we’re very happy that we found the right connections.” Where Seven Seas presently stands was previously a vast fishpond they once desired to attain.











He also shared that it was vital to create a backstory of Seven Seas rooted from the rich history of the Philippines, back to a time when the Dutch wanted to take the country into its wing from the Spaniards in the early 1600s.  Aside from that, Seven Seas represents his seven children whom he dearly loves and takes pride in, as well as the symbolic number seven. Definitely, the entire Paras family was as invested as he was in this dream project.

The waterpark not only personified a new face of fun but boosted Mindanao’s tourism step by step and generated jobs for the people of Barra, Opol  an opportunity greater than the adventure and thrill that it gives. Over 200 staff are currently working in the park and most of them are residents of Opol.

The next time you're thinking of going on a brand new adventure, put  Seven Seas Waterpark & Resort on your list. Grab your family and friends, pack your board shorts and rashguards, and head to Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental! 




For the complete list of ticket fees, cabana rates, and park rules, visit their Facebook page. We hope to SEA you there soon!

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  2. Aside from that, Seven Seas represents his seven children whom he dearly loves and takes pride in, as well as the symbolic number seven. Definitely, the entire Paras family was as invested as he was in this dream project. חבילות נופש לקוס

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