Fun Under the Sun at Alviera’s Sandbox

Alviera Sandbox

Porac, Pampanga used to be known as a huge wasteland after it was covered by lahar in the 1990 Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Today, however, Porac has become a popular destination for adventure seekers due to its naturally difficult terrain, which adds a challenge to a trek, climb or drive.

For adventurous souls who are just beginners in this kind of terrain, there is a more controlled facility just off Porac Exit where they can practice before heading off to the wild. SandBox at Alviera is an adventure camp built by Ayala Land. It has an Adventure Tower with 15 meters of wall to climb, the Avatar One Roller Coaster Zipline (yep- it’s a rollercoaster zipline!), the Aerial Walk where people can practice their balancing skills, a giant swing, an off-road bike track, and ATV/UTV trails.

Sandbox Alviera
Adventure Tower
Sandbox Alviera
Aerial Walk

If you’re wondering, all these equipment were carefully installed to ensure safety under the supervision of Kerry Asuncion, who founded Extreme Adventures, Inc. While the facility is generally safe, guests should still practice extra caution and good judgment. For instance, although The Princess was allowed to ride the UTV with Arjay, my husband and I both agreed not to let her ride since we feel that it may not be very safe for her.

Alviera Sandbox
Giant Swing

Aside from these fun and thrilling rides, families with little ones can also enjoy the playground with a huge sandbox. The bunkers, slides and kiddie pools with water guns are a huge hit for the kids!

Guests can also give kite flying a try. Just take note that these are not the usual kites you’ll be flying!

Alviera Sandbox
Can you fly this kite?

SandBox is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5pm. Park Entrance costs PHP75. You will have to pay an additional cost if you want to try the activities:

Giant Swing, PHP100
Aerial Walk, PHP150
Free Fall, PHP100
Rappel Wall, PHP50
Wall Climbing, PHP50
Avatar One, PHP150
Mini Golf, PHP150
ATV, PHP2500/hr
UTV, PHP3500/hr

If you want to try more than one activity, Alviera’s Sandbox also offers affordable packages:

Package A – PHP600
Entrance, Giant Swing, Aerial Walk, Free Fall, Rappel Wall, Wall Climb, Avatar One, Mini Golf, Pump Track

Package B – PHP520
Entrance, Giant Swing, Aerial Walk, Free Fall, Rappel Wall, Wall Climb, Avatar One, Pump Track

Package C – PHP480
Entrance, Giant Swing, Aerial Walk, Free Fall, Avatar One, Pump Track

Package D – PHP370
Entrance, Giant Swing, Free Fall, Avatar One, Pump Track

Package E – PHP340
Entrance, Two activities of your choice, Pump Track

Expect to be exposed to the heat of the sun when you go to Alviera’s Sandbox. I suggest that you wear a long-sleeved top, pants that will let you move freely, rubber shoes, a cap and lots of sunblock. Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes as well because you will need it!

If you’re looking for a hotel near Sandbox, Holiday Inn Clark is just 15 minutes away. This is where my family and I stayed the night before the media preview. Read about our overnight stay here.

HOW TO GET TO ALVIERA’S SANDBOX (via private car)

  1. From the North Luzon Expressway, take the SCTEX Exit (it’s the last one and is right after Dau Exit).
  2. From SCTEX, drive a little further until you find Porac Exit.
  3. Alviera’s Sandbox is located just after you take Porac Exit. You will see it on your right.

19 thoughts on “Fun Under the Sun at Alviera’s Sandbox”

  1. Another blogger friend was offering to give us tickets to check this place out, but grabe I am so not outdoorsy. Plus, it’s been so hot lately, so I dunno if I would last. But it looks really nice and fun! If only there was a place I could park my butt and just watch the boys as they go and explore hehe.

  2. It is good that people found a way to make the place productive and attractive. But I think it would have been a whole lot better if there are trees around. Even how attractive the place is if it so hot, I certainly would not bring my kids there.

    • I don’t fare well in heat so I was at the verge of passing out na come 11 am. Haha! Hopefully they will build an airconditioned area where people can cool down.

  3. yep, that definitely isn’t the usual kite!
    having 3 boys, i know that i’ll have to get fit and get into these kinds of things really really soon so I can encourage them to be…well, boys. thanks for sharing. you know, i’ve gotten into the habit of showing my hubby a lot of your blogs on these activities, events and venues you post about. 🙂

    • I can relate! With a husband who is used to an active lifestyle, I’ve learned to like (like pa lang, hindi pa love haha!) these kinds of activities. I’m sure you and your husband will also enjoy the places we go to and activities we try with our kids. 🙂

  4. Thanks for a very detailed information about the place (the budget as well as “how to get there”. This will surely be of great help for Mom’s on the budget who is looking for a summer getaway and activities for the whole family.

    Bloghopping from our FB Group: Mommy Bloggers Philippines

    Just keep on inspiring and informing others thru your blog post

    its me

    Cielo of Brown Pinay

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