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Pampanga | Paradise Ranch & Zoocobia: Clark Adventures Finale

Paradise Ranch - Clark's Nature and Conservation Park
Paradise Ranch is a nature and conservation park located in Zoocobia Valley in Clark, Pampanga.   It is managed by a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental conservation through reforestation and animal and wildlife preservation.  It promotes responsible charity through "work for food" and "work for school" programs.  It is also the home to Zoocobia Fun Zoo, a zoo that features among others, "bird thrill" and "zooc ride".

Paradise Ranch was our third and final destination in our day adventure here in Clark, Pampanga.  It started with our trip to the hot air balloon festival and then to the Nayong Pilipino.  Here are some of the attractions in the park that we're able to see and explore.

Little Baguio 

This is the section of Paradise Ranch where you can find pine trees and the replica of "mines view structure" (photo above) as well as the replica of the Ifugao house.  In this section, we got the chance to see the surrounding views of the valley and enjoy the fresh air, very relaxing.  We also have a chat with a local watching the mini-store (Paradise Ranch has several mini-stores strategically located in its various sections), who actually came from Ifugao, if I remember it right.

Paradise Ranch - replica of Ifugao houses
Farmville

I'm a Farmville addict way back when the game was just introduced.  It's a simulation game where the players are able to plant and harvest plants and animals virtually.  This Farmville is the same, it's just that it's a real one.  It is the section of the park where the guests can buy animals, fruits and vegetables they chose.  My friends bought several fruits and vegetables here which include papaya, upo and bataw. Me, I enjoyed taking pictures of them, and of flowers and anything in there. I'm done planting and harvesting plants and animals eh. :D

Paradise Ranch - the real Farmville
The Prayer Garden

The Prayer Garden is the highest section of the park.  Here, you can experience some quiet moment, and you can pray and meditate.  There is also a wishing well here where one can drop a coin, ring a bell and make a wish.  Naturally, we made our own wishes there.  And I say a short prayer of thanksgiving, for letting as wander through this place, for letting us experience this wonderful adventure.

Paradise Ranch - Prayer Garden
Other Attractions/Facilities

There are several other attraction/facilities that this park offers.  There is a swimming pool (we didn't take a dip though), a lagoon with bamboo raft where we rode for free (but we're required to buy feeds for the fish), and a butterfly kingdom.  Unfortunately though, this kingdom is a forsaken one, only a few butterflies were there to see. :(

Paradise Ranch - Vista Montana Pool
Paradise Ranch - Bamboo Rafting/Fish Feeding
Paradise Ranch - Butterfly Kingdom, with no butterfly :P
Zoocobia Fun Zoo

Zoocobia Fun Zoo features many attractions that children will enjoy like birds of paradise, garden maze, the barn, giant slide and of course, the famous gravity car.  Our first stop in this zoo was at the birds of paradise where we experienced feeding the birds in the palms of our hands.  My friend's son was at first afraid of going inside but later on enjoyed feeding the birds too.

Zoocobia - Birds of Paradise
There are a lot of wild and exotic animals in this zoo.  And being a zoo, of course there's a snake there available for picture taking.  I'm afraid of snakes and I can't bear the cold and scaly feel of this creature so of course, I didn't attempt to pose with it, not even touch it.  My friend was brave enough though, and she posed with the snake...weeeeee, scary...hehe!

Zoocobia - my friend posing with a snake, she's one brave girl right? ;)
@ Zoocobia Fun Zoo
After watching and feeding some animals, we then proceeded to the zooc ride area. There were only few patrons when we reached the zooc ride section so we're able to ride just after a few minutes of waiting.  Being a newbie who really doesn't go for adventures (I haven't even rode a bump car before this), I wasn't able to enjoy my first ride in the gravity car.  The car stopped (I applied too much pressure on the car's break) just before I reached the first loop of the race track.  On the second loop, I bumped into the side barricade which made the car stopped again. So embarrassing..hehe.

By the way, we had a misunderstanding with the crew manning the zooc ride. Instead of presenting the tickets we bought at the entrance, we again pay for the tickets for the zooc ride, forgetting that we already paid for it (tsk...memory gap? hehe...).  But rather than getting a refund of our tickets, we opted to use it again and have our second chance at the gravity car.  This time, I made it through the first loop without any problem but because I let the gravity pull me through (I didn't apply the breaks this time), I again bumped on the barricade at the second loop, and that was a hard bump.  Whoa, good thing that was not a real car! The ride made me think one thing though, if I couldn't ride and control this gravity car with ease, how would I learn to drive and ride a real one? (tsk, tsk...*sad*)

Zoocobia - enjoying the zooc ride
Zoocobia - enjoying the giant slide
~oo00oo~

That was it, that's the end of our one day adventure in Clark, Pampanga.  We're all tired, hungry too, but we had fun, so much fun.  We enjoyed the rides, we enjoyed feeding animals, we enjoyed the view, we felt like a child once again,  Thanks Aimee & Mien for the wonderful day full of fun. And thanks to my ever dearest friend who gave us a free ride and let us enjoy this adventure. Thank you guys! :)

~oo00oo~

Date of Visit: February 11, 2012
Entrance: PhP200.00 (Paradise Ranch); PhP250.00 (Zoocobia), PhP425.00 (both)
Zooc Ride: PhP75.00/ride; PhP100.00 (1 zooc ride + 2x use of the giant slide)
Feeds: PhP20.00/pack (birds, fish, other animals)
Parking Fee: Free
Paradise Ranch/Zoocobia
Clark's Nature and Conservation Park
Tel. No.: (045) 890-0223
Cell No.: (0922)  860-0317; (0917) 510-8266
email: info@paradiseranchofclark.com
website: www.paradiseranchofclark.com
(got these contact info from their leaflets, can't contact them though)

45 comments:

  1. Seems u guys had a very wonderful time, i hope someday soon, will be able to go there and experience the fun too.
    My son will defintely love the zoo, he's an animal lover kc.
    Beautiful pictures, u presented the place perfectly:))

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    1. Hi Sherene! Yes, we had fun. It's a tiring day but with all the views and activities we're able to enjoy, its all worth it. :)

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  2. as always para na rin akong naka punta dyan... salamat po! Kaya lang bakit walang butterflies yong butterfly kingdom? Parang nong nagpunta kami somewhere in Batangas, di ko matandaan pangalan ng resort, may butterfly farm don, ang kaso, puro patay na butterflies ang inabutan namin. Nagkalat sa paligid. Parang massacre place yong lugar. Kalunos lunos na tanawin...

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    1. Meron naman mangilan-ngilan, puro black & white pa, hindi yun colorful na butterfly, tas dahil medyo malaki yun lugar, andun sila sa taas, ala ako nakunan ng pics, hays. meron din dun patay na butterflies, naka-display pa nga eh. di naman siguro sila pinabayaan, short lang ata talaga lifespan ng butterflies. :)

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  3. Sige nga try din naming pumunta dyan kung sakaling manood uli kami ng hot air balloon next year. Ang dami namang babayaran para ma enjoy yung buong place!! waaaaaaaaa!

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    1. Hi Anney! Maganda rin naman gala nyo after hot air balloon fest eh, busog na ang tyan, pati mata busog din sa dami ng makikita. About the expenses sa PR/Z, isipin mo na lang na meron ka naman matutulungan na scholars, dun daw kase nila ginagamit ang portion ng income ng park eh. Saka para din daw sa conservation and preservation ng nature, keri na yun, minsan-minsan lang naman eh..hehe!

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  4. been in pampanga for quite a while, pero di ko pa naririnig tong lugar na to. must-see.

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    1. Hi Olvr! Yup, visit the place, mag-enjoy ka dun if you're a nature lover, maganda rin sya for kids kase I'm sure they'd enjoy feeding the animals plus the zooc ride. Punta na... :)

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  5. Andami palang pwedeng puntahan sa Clark, sino kaya pwedeng guide?

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    1. Hi Gracie! Haha, para sa 'kin ba yun question? haha..., pwede naman po kita samahan, commute nga lang tayo kase ala akong car, hehe! At ang dami pa talagang pwede puntahan dun, I heard magaganda din mga resorts dun, may kamahalan nga lang...hehe!

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  6. This is the first time I've read about this! Gravity car looks FUN!

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    1. Hi Gay! I believe Paradise Ranch was opened a few years back (heard it from friends) and it's operational since then. It's a usual destination for field trips and educational tours though some of its supposed attractions are still under construction.

      And the zooc ride (gravity car) is indeed fun, I heard it's the first here in the Phils. Singapore has it too, I think they call it luge car.

      Hope you can visit Paradise Ranch too, you'll enjoy the place if you're a nature lover, plus you'll be able to help their cause. Anyway, thanks for visiting here. I'm also visiting your site from time to time, and I've read some of your travel adventures with your cutie daughter Luna. :)

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    2. wow! that was fun! ang kulet ng farmville! hehehehe...
      sana makapunta kami diyan this year. i wanna try the zooc ride! ^_^

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  7. Hi wRey! Hahaha, oo nga pangkulit lang. Super enjoy sa zooc ride, tried it twice, sablay pero masaya pa rin. When you go there, try the overnight package, 3500, for 2, it's on their website (www.paradiseranch.com). Enjoy!! :)

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    1. sorry, their website is www.paradiseranchphilippines.com

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  8. mapuntahan nga din to one time.. :)

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  9. Hi gurl! regarding sa question mo about domain (.com)
    dun ako bumili sa web.com.ph.. pero pag may cc ka dun ka nalang bumili sa godaddy.com

    pag may question ka pa email me: thedonnieray@gmail.com

    sana nakatulong! ^_^

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  10. Ang fun fun naman ng lugar na 'to! Daming pwedeng gawin, feeling ko kulang ang isang araw para ma-enjoy mo 'to ng bongga at masulit mo ang pasyal mo. Good to know may mga overnight packages sila. Open ba yung pool for midnight swimming? Sarap magbabad dun sa gabi after a long day exploring the park, zoo and other amenities ;)

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    1. Actually, tama ka, whole day is not enough kaya nga di namin talaga na-explore yun buong lugar. Di ako nakapagtanong kung open yun pool pero siguro naman kase nga may overnight package sila. Me website sila (www.paradiseranchphilippines.com), they have their contact numbers/email there, mas ok kung ma-contact mo sila directly for inquiries. :)

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  11. Yun first photo mo ang galing. Sa una kong tingin e Mine View, pero sabi ko super ganda nman. Sa Clark pala. Very nice :)

    Directions on Web

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    1. Thanks Lagalag, maganda kase yun place kaya maganda rin yun pic, hehe!

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  12. binabasa ko na sana eto eh nakita ko pa yung snake (nginiiiig), bye. balik na lang ako sa ibang post sa ibang araw. lol.

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    1. Hahaha, picture lang yan, nakakatakot kung totoo. Try mo PR/Z with your family, masaya dun. :)

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  13. Thanks Pinay Wanderer for the useful info! Keep it up ;-)

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  14. Paradise Ranch indeed is great! except for the giant slide.. i hope they can put some improvements on the safety of the visitors.. as experienced kasi my husband and kid try the slide and get bruises on his elbows.. d maganda ung babagsakang mga balls kasi rough parin ung sa ilalim kaya nakakasugat.. but everything were ok u won't get bored here.. thanks and more power!

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  15. hi! We're also planning to visit the place pero we don't know how to get there. I heard we can ride a bus going to Dau then from there, I don't know na where to go. We'll be coming from Manila kasi and we're unfamiliar of this place. Pa help naman.

    Thanks much!

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    1. Hi Yona, thanks for visiting here. We went there using a private vehicle and relied on my CP's map for direction, I don't know how to get there via public transpo. But here is their website: http://www.paradiseranchphilippines.com/; and their contact numbers: cel: 0922-860-0317, fax: 6302-857-2092, alt: (045) 890-0223; email: info@paradiseranchinclark.com. You may want to contract them through these numbers or email, I'm sure they'll be happy to help you. I'll also try to contact them for directions, will get back to you once they respond. :)

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    2. I'm sorry for the info above, apparently they have two websites with different email address. I saw again the flyers that they gave me and found out that the other website is www.paradiseranchofclark.com; email at info@paradiseranchofclark.com; no mention of fax number so please disregard the fax no. I posted above; same cel & tel no. though. I tried sending them email but no reply from them yet. Thanks... :)

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  17. Hi, I would just like to ask how can we get to Paradise Ranch from Clark Main gate using public transportation? and how much is the rate?It's just me,my mom and my daughter.Thanks

    Regards

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    1. Hi Anonymous! I tried to contact PR/Z several times for directions but they're not responding. And as I said through my previous replies, I don't know how to go there using public transport, you may try to contact them personally by calling the #s posted above or by visiting their website. Thank you.

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  18. pano po ppntang paradise ranch?:) commute lng po anong sskyan na jeep?

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  19. Hi Madam PinayWanderer,

    Thank you for all the beautiful comments and even recommendations about Paradise Ranch. We are so honored to have somebody like you promoting our mission towards our environment and jobs for the community. We hope that you can continue to write about us to help us promote our humble place.
    We will also be honored for you to come back and meet you in person.
    DACAL PUNG SALAMAT!

    Mark Eril Dimla
    Marketing Rep / Paradise Ranch
    0949-483-5908

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    1. Hi, may I ask how can we get Paradise Ranch from Manila via commute? We're planning to go there in a few weeks. Thanks so much! :)

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  20. Hi! After Sandbox in Porac,Pampanga, we're planning to go to Paradise Ranch. I'm wondering if you know how to commute from Sandbox to Paradise Ranch? I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you very much!

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    1. Check out sparrow and jaguar's comment above, he might be able to help you but am not saying he/she is legit, exercise precautions still. btw, don't know how to get there by commute and can't seem to contact anyone from there, you may try contacting them directly. thanks and happy travels! :)

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  21. pupunta kami dito tomorrow. weee. :)) im suddenly excited! hope we get to try the gravity car tomorrow

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    1. Hi Athena! this a bit late but I hope you enjoyed your adventure in zoocobia. Happy travels, next time. :)

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  22. worth it nmn po b ung accomodation rate nila?

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