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Looking for a Near Summer Getaway? Try 9 Waves of Ciudad Christia.

Our company recently held this year’s summer outing which was held at the newly redeveloped resort in San Mateo which I used to frequent when I was young, the Ciudad Christia Resort now known as 9 Waves.

Revisiting this place brings back memories of my childhood but I must say, almost everything changed. The old Ciudad Christia was quite small with only two swimming pools available and a small-sized slide and diving board. The new 9 Waves has expanded wonderfully seating big swimming pools with waves and tall slides.

Let us tour the whole resort shall we? Photos courtesy of Ramil Nafarrete, a nice young man from MISCC.

The entrance to the resort.

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Unlike in the past, the management is now really strict. I remember we used to bring everything to Ciudad, from cooked to raw food to water and alcoholic beverages. See their rules to be guided:

  • Cooked foods, fruits in plastic containers, grilling of meat/ fish (in a foil), water and juice are allowed. (This rule remained and which made 9 Waves a popular choice versus Club Manila East, a resort with waves too, where guests are not allowed to bring any kind of food inside the resort.)
  • Beverages with alcohol content, liquors, beers and softdrinks are not allowed inside the resort. Light beer and softdrinks are exclusively sold at the resort. (They used to allow paying corkage for these kind of beverages.)
  • Electronic appliances brought in shall be subject to a corkage fee of P100.00 per unit. (Quite expensive right? The fee applies to chargers of cellular phones, MP3 players, and PSP players as well.)

    View from the top. There are three swimming pools for patrons: an adult pool, a kiddie pool and the wave pool. Picnic huts are available for rental for groups who simply wanted to lounge in the pool areas while air-conditioned-rooms and cottages are available for guests who wanted privacy and comfortable accommodation.

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    The double loop water slide, very feisty. Do not allow your children to try it without adult supervision.

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    Here are the basic information you may want to know about Ciudad Christia 9 Waves:

    • Swimming Rates
    Child (DT) 250.00
    Child (NT) 275.00
    Child (DAY & NIGHT) 450.00
    Adult (DT) 275.00
    Adult (NT) 300.00
    Adult (DAY & NIGHT) 500.00

    • Picnic Hut Rates
    Table (DT) 450.00
    Table (NT) 500.00
    Table (24 HOURS) 800.00
    Umbrella (DT) 500.00
    Umbrella (NT) 550.00
    Umbrella (24 HOURS) 900.00
    Kiosk (Small) (DT) 950.00
    Kiosk (Small) (NT) 1,050.00
    Kiosk (Small) (24 HOURS) 1,750.00
    Kiosk (Big) (DT) 1,500.00

    Contact information:
    Ciudad Christhia Resort, Carrieland Country Homes II
    Ampid San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines 1850
    Phone Numbers: (63 2) 997-9999, 997-5945, 997-6009
    Fax Numbers: (63 2) 997-5946
    Office Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00pm Monday to Saturday

    For detailed information, visit www.9wavesphilippines.com.

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20 Responses to Looking for a Near Summer Getaway? Try 9 Waves of Ciudad Christia.

  1. psyche says:

    Wow i love it. No doubt the entrance fees have increased.
    Share ko lang, Marikina Sports Center’s swimming pool is open up to 9:30 PM this summer season. I have no idea how much the entrance fee is but I’m sure na it’s lower than most resorts since it only has one pool with no slides. They also have strict rules on swimwear. I’m kind of in the heavy side so I really can’t wear very little clothing.
    I also heard about La Mesa EcoPark in QC which has a swimming pool and picnic grounds and man-made lake.
    Hope you feature more resorts and camping sites specially the ones here in Marikina and nearby places such as Pasig, Cainta, Antipolo, Boso Boso, Paenaan, Taytay, Tanay, Angono, Binangonan, San Mateo and Montalban.
    Thanks and more power!

  2. mhel says:

    psyche, welcome to the club 😀 we have the same sentiments with swimwear kaya before, i don’t want to go club manila east because they really require you to wear swimwear but now, their rules are relaxed so it’s currently my fave resort. let me see if i can feature more more resorts and camping sites. thanks!

  3. ramil says:

    ramil? parang yun yung nakita ko sa marikina valley forum. siya po ba yung naakusahang nagnakaw ng picture sa internet?

  4. ramil1 says:

    ah oo sya yung inaakusahan dun na nagagalit yung kapwa nya marikenyo na ginamit ng gobyerno yung picture nya? weird no! marikenyo, ginamit ng marikina pic nya na andun naman yung watermark nya, nagalit?

  5. Kcen says:

    Hi, i’ve been calling the contact details posted above as i need to inquire for our coming cluster meeting to be attended by 36 pax but the numbers re ll wrong numbers. Please advise. Thanks

  6. mhel says:

    Kcen, i personally tried the numbers provided just now and they are all working. i even talked to ciudad christia phone operator.

  7. loie says:

    have you tried their air-conditioned rooms? how was it?

  8. mhel says:

    yeah, medjo malamok don sa airconditioned rooms na kubo. hindi ko siya gusto.

  9. kakay says:

    punta kmi dyan sa paradise na nasa paradise lalaki ng mga pools and the slide is long i am very excited na nga eh! : )

  10. Anonymous says:

    when i was a kid, i really enjoyed going up and down on water slides, it is a very enjoyable experience *“

  11. chris says:

    Please stay away from the hotel of this resort. The 5000php we paid for the room was not worth it. The faucets are faulty, the room is not above standard, no hot water, food is served cold, and service is very poor. No privacy as in they would open your room to show to other guests and there is no line to the reception. You’ll have to walk out of your room to go to them and they would give you a lot of excuses why they cant serve you today. The resort is good but stay away fromt he hotel of this resort.

  12. mhel says:

    thanks for the info. will note that.

  13. edward cruza says:

    stay away from the hotel. we have paid 10k php for the hote but its not worth. we are expecting good services and amenities but we are disappointed when we see the hotel and worst when we visited the room. about to make refund but not possible. they require early payment when you book for hotel. not recommendable for hotel stay

  14. edward cruza says:

    the picture did not say true immage of the hotel. better stay away from the hotel.

  15. chaTO says:


  16. The family trooped to 9 Waves Resort (formerly known as Ciudad Christhia) last year to beat the scorching summer heat. Expectedly it was full, but we had a great time.

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