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Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort: The Home of the First Wave Pool Resort in Nueva Ecija

In the past, if someone is asking me where they can go in Nueva Ecija, I always recommend the Minalungao National Park and its limestone rock formations and floating bamboo rafts. But now, there are some places that you can enjoy in The Food Bowl and Rice Granary of Central Luzon where you can escape from the city's busy life. Yes, we found the Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort.


Located in the beautiful town of Talavera in Nueva Ecija, Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort is a perfect venue to chill and relax. It's a one-stop destination that will surely provide a complete relaxation. This family owned resort features Mickey-Mouse-inspired Olympic size pool, wave pool, affordable rooms, climbing wall, rappeling and zip line.


Upon entering the resort, we're welcomed with a friendly and accommodating staff. He offered to bring my bag but I declined it coz my bag was not that heavy. Our air-conditioned room was located near the newly-set-up garden. It has a queen-size bed, tv with cable channels, tables and chairs. It has  also a clean restroom that comes with fresh towels and FREE toiletries like soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Room rate includes complimentary breakfast. 

Room Rates
  •    Opal Room (Double Sharing ) - Php1,500
  •    Diamond Room  (Double Sharing) - P3,000
  •    Emerald Room (Quadsharing)- Php3,800
  •    Aquamarine (Good for 20pax) - Php12,000



In the afternoon, we tried the wall climbing and rappelling. I think the wall is 50 feet. One thing I can say on these activities, they are not easy for a first-timer like me. Though, it's really fun and it worked out our body. We also tried their zip line. We enjoyed it because we're flying like a Superman while looking the aerial view of the resort.

Here’s the price of the activities:
  • Zip Line Adventure-  Php200.00
  • Wall Climbing – Php200.00
  • Rappelling – Php200.00
  • Giant Water Slide – FREE OF CHARGE




This summer, most of us want to be in the beach and swimming pool. Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort has 3 swimming pools that will surely keep you cool. It's the home of the first wave pool resort in Nueva Ecija. Everyone will definitely enjoy the waves that will be announced every hour. The pool can go up to 7 feet deep so please be careful if you don’t know how to swim. It has also a Mickey-Mouse-inspired olympic size pool that is deep 3 feet to 7 feet. Kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy their colorful Kiddie Pool. The pool is also surrounded with Disney and Avengers characters.




One of the best activities we did in the resort was to slide to their 50 feet Giant Slide. At first, I don't want to do it because a lot of crazy things that comes in my mind. My friend enjoyed his first attempt. He convinced me to try it. Yey! Good thing I tried it because it's absolutely fun. You really need to try it when you visit the resort.



For those who love to take photos, you would definitely love to take a pose on their colorful walls. You can use these walls as your background for your OOTD, selfie and groupie. The resort used spray paint to make the graffiti walls alive and eye-catching.



If you are tired and want to take a rest, you  can avail their spacious cottages. The rate starts from P600 that can accommodate up to 15 pax. The cottages are surrounded with plants and trees that are pleasing to the eyes. You can bring your food and eat here. 

Cottages Rates:
  •   Jade (10-15 pax) -Php600
  •   Topaz (10-15 pax) - Php650
  •   Garnet (15-20 pax) - P700
  •   Amber  (20-25 pax) - P800

The resort has an event center called Crystal Waves Events Center. It is the ideal venue where anyone can celebrate their life’s events like anniversaries, baptisms, birthdays, debuts, weddings and private banquets. It is also perfect for corporate events like awards nights, Christmas parties, product launches, company anniversaries, school events (graduation, dinners and gala), conventions, expositions and seminars. It also be a prime venue in Nueva Ecija for concerts, fashion shows, theatrical plays, musical shows, and training/business seminars and conferences.


According to our friends from Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort, they are planning to build a camping station where you can rent a tent or bring your own tent and pitch it inside the resort. They are also starting to build more rooms for their guests. 

Travel Guide / Tip
  • You can bring your own food. There’s no kitchen for you to cook in, but there’s a grilling station around the area.
  • Proper swimming attire is required. 
  • Colored shorts and shirts, maong shorts with zipper are strictly prohibited
  • Food and drinks are not allowed near the pool area.
  • Bottled drinks are not allowed in the resort.
  • There is available mini store, Mang Inasal and gasoline in front of the resort.
  • Parking is for FREE!
  • Room's check in time is 2PM and check-out time is 12 noon. 
  • Additional Php700 per head for Extra Adults.
  • Day tour is P300

How To Get To Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort
  • Go to Baliwag Cubao Terminal (this is near Five Star Cubao Bus Terminal)
  • Ride Bus to San Jose. Fare is around P170 and travel time is around 2-3 hours. 
  • Tell conductor to drop you off at Crystal Waves. It’s along the highway of Dinarayat, Talavera
  • You’ll be dropped at a Caltex Station. Don’t fret! Crystal Waves is right behind it.
"Great service and comfortable stay during the whole trip. Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort is truly a premier resort in Nueva Ecija. All the good outdoor activities are available. The staff is very nice, friendly and accommodating. The room is affordable and worth the money. Overall, it's a wonderful resort with the best service."

Crystal Waves Hotel and Resort

Phone: (044) 803 5090
Mobile: 09153117739/ 09328675855
Email: reservations@crystalwaves.com.ph
Location: AH26, Dinarayat, Talavera, 3114 Nueva Ecija
Website: www.crystalwaves.com.ph


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