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