There is more to Pampanga than just being the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. After the food tour, explore the other must-see attractions in the province.
Must-see tourist attractions in Pampanga
SandBox in Alviera, particularly in Porac, Pampanga, is one of the first adventure parks in the Philippines. For one, it features the rollercoaster zipline and the giant swing. Other attractions are the ropes course and the climbing walls.
Nonetheless, the newest one is WCamp, a campground inside the estate. From here, you may ride a 4×4 or ATV to Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake. Or simply enjoy the surroundings as you camp out with family and friends.
2) Mt. Arayat National Park
Mt. Arayat is Pampanga’s only mountain and is the main feature of Mt. Arayat National Park. The park, the oldest national park in the Philippines, is a sight to behold.
You may still enjoy exploring the trails even if you are not a climber. There are natural pools at the foothills of the mountain.
3) Sky Ranch
Another amusement park on the list, Sky Ranch can make any adult feel like a child again. Sky Ranch has some of the most famous rides, and this destination does not disappoint with its 23 rides. This park does not have an entrance fee, but you need to pay for the rides you want to experience.
Sky Ranch Pampanga is located behind SM City San Fernando.
4) Aqua Planet
When it is summer and you are in Pampanga, a visit to Aqua Planet will cool you down. There are more than 30 water slides and attractions that you should try. You need not worry about food because the waterpark has its own restaurants. There are also live entertainment shows and shops to buy pasalubong from.
Aqua Planet is located in Clark Freeport Zone.
5) Nayong Pilipino
Another must-see attraction inside Clark Freeport Zone is Nayong Pilipino, the favorite educational tour destination. If you want to glimpse famous attractions in various parts of the Philippines, you will find them here. Inside are replicas of historical sites, ancestral homes, native villages, and tourist sites. Of course, there are museums to explore, too, like the Textile Museum and Money Museum.
There are live shows at the park, including traditional dances, tinikling and singkil.
6) Zoocobia Fun Zoo
Zoocobia Fun Zoo is a theme park featuring a garden maze, Birds of Paradise enclosure, and a petting section. Kids may bottle-feed pigs and goats, and other friendly animals. In addition, there is a taxidermy museum and endemic species showcase; some animals can be touched or held if you want to.
The park also offers other activities, such as riding an ATV, camel going up the hill, zipline, or gravity car when going downhill.
7) Museo Ning Angeles
An afternoon exploration at Museo Ning Angeles is a time well spent. Built in 1999, the museum provides guests with a capsule history of Angeles City. There is a relatively broad collection of memorabilia on display. Additionally, the museum serves as a venue for art classes and exhibits, and cultural performances of local artisans.
A visit to Museo Ning Angeles is included in a cultural and heritage day tour.
8) Hot Air Balloon Festival
The hot air balloon festival is the Philippines’ biggest aviation gathering. It is an annual event that is always well-attended by locals and foreigners. One would witness hundreds of the most colorful and fun hot air balloons.
While hot air balloon flying is the main attraction, there are other flying activities to watch out for. Some are kite flying, skydiving, gliding and powered paragliding, aircraft exercises and exhibitions, and more. And these are spread across the three-day festivity.