Have you ever been to a place here in the Philippines where the ambiance is so different, it feels like you’re in another country that you have never been to yet?
Well, Thailand vibes are just 2 hours away from Manila! Located in Calauan, Laguna – Isdaan Floating Resto – Fun Park will give you immense Thailand feels. From the entrance to the corners of the park, everywhere is much like Thailand but the food, they stay Filipino!
How to get to Isdaan Floating Resto – Fun Park?
From Buendia Station, ride a bus going to Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Fare is about 85++ pesos each (JAC Liner/JAM/DLTB/etc).
Tell the conductor or driver to drop you off at Isdaan.
and that’s it!
If you’re coming from up north, I’m sure there are a lot of bus terminals going to Sta. Cruz, just ask where and you’ll get there.
We went there with my girlfriend, Jane, just last 17th of September, so yes, it was a date. 🙂 I didn’t tell her where would we be going so it’s a little surprise. Oh and yes, my girlfriend deserves a treat!
I posted photos on Instagram already, follow me @jernyd.
Upon entry, you’ll already be amazed of the structures. With statues looking like those in Thailand, you’ll definitely be having a good time as if you’re not in the Philippines. You will be asked to wait as their staff will look for a place for you.
You will be asked to wait as their staff will look for a place for you. Nipa huts turned into Thailand looking temples from the outside is their edge. If you’ve seen Thailand in photos, you’ll compare most of them in this place.
They also have 3 large Buddha statues. The Red Buddha, the White Buddha, and the Golden Buddha.
The White Buddha resides on the western side of the restaurant, the Golden Buddha on the southern part, and the Red Buddha on the eastern part of the venue. And on the center, a large Gorilla where you climb up and take your photo.
There were also center stage performance, magic show, acrobatic show and dance numbers so you won’t get bored easily on the side, waiting for your food.
Their menu is more Filipino but they have other cuisines as well. Waiting time for the food is most likely more than an hour so you’ll have plenty of time to take photos for your Instagram and Facebook posts. You may also ask for fresh seafood as it’s an “isdaan” turned into a restaurant. A very nice concept!
The Isdaan Floating Resto – Fun Park opens at 8am and closes time nobody knows when. It was already past 10pm when we went home but still, there are a lot of people in the area.