Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Quick Visit to Great Falls Resort in Maysan, Valenzuela City

Flashback to November 2004: One Valenzuela plunges into the cool pool of Great Falls Resort early in the morning. She was trying her best to swim up to the other end of the pool but only managed to reach just one fourth of her goal. Yay!

On her last semester in college, instead of just settling down with her grueling thesis writing days, she still enrolled in a swimming class because of two reasons: (1) the P.E. class was free (required number of P.E. classes was just 4, she was already on her 6th; thank you College of Human Kinetics!), and (2) she does not know how to swim. (-_-)

“Swim-ins” (sit-in) in the next swimming classes were not enough for One Valenzuela to pass the final examination of 5 minute threading, laps of breast stroke, free style, and backstroke. That is when the nearby pool along Maysan came to help as her secondary pool practicing area.

Great Falls Resort is located at #205 Maysan Road, Valenzuela City
Great Falls Resort: A Quick Visit on a Ber-month morning

Praktis ka?” (Translation: Are you going to practice [swimming]?) a familiar voice said. It is that kuya way back in 2004! Though One Valenzuela cannot really remember his name (apologies), he is still as helpful and hospitable as before.

"Hindi, Kuya. Kukuha lang po ako ng pictures para sa blog." (Translation: No. I'll just take photos for the blog.) But how One Valenzuela wish that she could take a dip in the pool again! Haist, need to go back to the office right after this 7 a.m. visit. 

Front of Great Falls Resort
"Sige, libot ka lang." (Go ahead and look around.) he said. After quite a number of years, so much has changed! Swimming here is still affordable though, especially for those groups working on a budget.

Swimming rates and Cottage Price List
Great Falls Resort Swimming Rates and Cottage Price List (as of October 2013):


Day time swimming (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Php80.00 (adults) and Php50.00 (kids)
Night swimming: 7:00 p.m. to 12 m.n. - Php100.00 (adults) and Php80.00 (kids), min. of 15 adults
                         7:00 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Php150.00 (adults) and Php100.00 (kids), min. of 20 adults

Cottages range from Php500.00 to Php300.00.

Reminders for swimmers
One of the cottages
Children's pool

Main pool where One Valenzuela learned to swim laps

One of the pools inside the private area
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The children's pool is a new addition to the place as well as several big cottages which can accommodate big groups. One Valenzuela believes that the place will be offering Valenzuelanos more in the years to come. Going back here reminds One Valenzuela of her swimming bloopers and, of course, good old memories with her family and friends. 

Thank you Great Falls Resort!  

(What was One Valenzuela's grade for her swimming class? Aced it! Hihihi.)
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How to reach Great Falls Resort:

Great Falls Resort can be easily seen along Maysan Road. It is just one jeepney ride away from the city hall (Jeepney signages: Novaliches Bayan, Tollgate, Bagbaguin) at Php8.00. In about 15 minutes, you will reach Maysan Bridge and see Great Falls Resort.
Telephone Number: (02)383-2752

Right after Maysan Bridge
Like Great Falls Resort on Facebook to know more about the place and their latest promos.
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UPDATE: Check out One Valenzuela's most recent Great Falls Resort experience here: 

UBE at Great Falls Resort, Brgy. Maysan, Valenzuela City

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Thank you for dropping by this post! 
Kung nakapag-swimming ka na sa Great Falls Resort, may makulit ka bang kwento? Pa-share naman, ka-Valenzuelano!
Please feel free to leave your message below, especially if you would like to suggest a place to visit here in our city. 

35 comments:

  1. Hi! Tanong lang po, when you praticed swimming sa great falls, did you rent a cottage for your valuables or may locker sila na pwedeng ipa-rent? Thank you. :)

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    1. During 2004-2005, I went there for practice swimming. Since mag-isa lang naman ako, okay na sa kanila na hindi ako magcottage. I simply put my bag of clothes and towel on a chair near the pool o kung may tao sa tindahan, nakikisuyo ako na makitabi. I'm not quite sure now if they have lockers already.

      Just a rule of thumb though, in public places I always bring less cash and just a simple phone para hindi agaw pansin.

      Thank you for visiting this blog post! :)

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  2. Meron po bang required uniform or pwedeng mag short and shirt na lang?

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    1. Wala namang required swimming attire. I suggest if you'll be wearing a shirt, better if is just white at hindi dark colored. Kukupas yun. :)

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  3. may review po ba about good deal resort?

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    1. Hi! As of the moment, wala pa. For the mean time, you can visit its Facebook page.

      I'm planning to go around a few more resorts in the city this coming summer. Hopefully, mapuntahan ko paunti-unti kada bakasyon lahat. :)

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  4. how much po swimming lesson? ano po schedule?

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    1. Hi! I'm not sure of the fees and schedule of the swimming classes at the resort. A friend of mine have enrolled in the swimming class before and I believe she had her classes during Saturdays. You may call 432-8287 and the mobile phone numbers above for inquiries.

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  5. why is it required na magkaroon ng quota pag overnight swimming hnd ba pwding kahit ilan? mag babayan nmn diba?

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  6. we want to have a night swimming sa resort nio but it says na may limit pa up to 20 adult ang minimun and we just 10 on my barkadas!! so is it ok???

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  7. meron po ba cottage for 2 person lang how much? thanks

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  8. thank you for the info....just want to confirm...saan ang pinakamaganda...affordable ...and with good service sa lahat ng swimming pool na napuntahan mo sa Valenzuela area...

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    1. As of this writing, my lil one would like to do a repeat at Paraiso ni Baste to practice swimming. She really liked the slide. Another bet would be Carino Resort. Affordability wise (less than 100 pesos ang fee/head) at kung gusto ninyong medyo covered kayo from the sun, I would go to Great Falls Resort.

      Each visit I make is different from my previous one. But definitely enjoy naman ako kahit saang venue. :)



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  9. Pleasant day ma'am. Just want to ask if you could recommend a resort in your opinion here in our city na maganda or convenient mag practice ng lap swimming? Thank you.

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    1. -answered via email and fb message-

      If you are on a budget, the adult pool of Great Falls will do. Paraiso ni Baste also has a lap pool. You might want to check out the list of resorts here: http://onevalenzuela.blogspot.com/2014/03/list-of-resorts-in-valenzuela-city.html

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  10. Hi, im planning to have party and decided to go for an ovrrnight swimming. What place is the cheapest yet a good pool? Fir this one, if i'm going to private this one. Do i need to rent a cottage? Thank you!

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    1. I suggest po you call the resorts you find interesting in the list (see link above). Great falls has an area which can be closed for private occasions(do give them a call for the price). Lumibot kami sa ilang private pools like Villa Blessie and Casa Antigo Resort this summer. May 1 pool, a bit small but then you can have the whole place to yourselves. Around 7k, daytime, the last time we visited.

      Btw, usually kasama na sa binayaran mo ang cottages kapag ipa-private.

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  11. may room ba sa great falls how much?thanks

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    1. Ang alam ko may room. I'm not aware of the current price though.

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  12. Eto po ba yung resort na malapit sa Maysan elem. school?

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  13. private resort po ba to?

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  14. Pano po pumunta jan pag galing mcu?

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  15. Pano po pmunta jan pag galing mcu?

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    1. Mula po sa MCU, sakay po kayo ng dyip/bus na pa-Malinta o Malanday. Baba ng South Supermarket, lakad ng kaunti pa-Mang Inasal (tapat ng People's Park). Liko kayo sa Mang Inasal. Sakay sa terminal ng jeep. Alam na po ng drivers ang Great Falls resort.

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  16. HELLO , tatanong lang po kung pano pumunta ng great falls resort mula sa puregold malinta, saka ano po ang updated rates, ska proper attire na ina allowed nila at ilan na rin po ang swimming pool nila hintayin kopo reply nio asap.SALMAT PO :)

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    1. Puregold Jr po ba sa Malinta o Malinta Exit? Mainam po na tawagan ninyo po sa phone number sa itaas for updated fees. But I believe di naman po masyadong malayo kung sakali sa rates na nasa taas.

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  17. Hi po paano po pumunta jan sa great falls resort kung manggagaling po ako ng SMNORTH

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  18. hello ask ko lng po kng manggagaling ng malinta from tatawid ano po sasakyan papunta great fall resort
    tnx..

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  19. ano po sasakyan galing tatawid to malinta from malinta to great fall resort

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  20. tanong lang po. yan bang great falls ay for swim learner lng po ba yan o pwd ring mag bonding with friends. kac po mey celebrations po sana kami... thanks po,. reply asap.. salamat

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  21. question lng po.. pwd po bang maligo sa great falls with friends ? "bonding" lng po sana. kac nkalagay kac sa add is swim lessons lng po ehh.. thnks po.. tsaka fix price na po ba yan entrance fee at cottage??

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  22. Pag galing talipapa novaliches paano pumunta jn pag sa C5 dadaan..?

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