Each year in February, thousands of visitors arrive in Clark for a weekend of festivities surrounding the hot air balloons that gather up in the same location inside Air Force City near the Clark International Airport called DMIA. The large volume of arrivals strains the infrastructure of Clark past its limits. As the Hot Air Balloon festival approaches its climax on Sunday, support facilities and services start to buckle under pressure and complaints from participants mount.
One of the most frequently heard complaints about the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark Philippines was about food and beverage. Many were disappointed with the quality of food in the stalls in the Hot Air Balloon site. The dining facilities near those food stalls were also a source of many complaints. It didn’t help that the nearby establishments did not offer meal services to the visitors to Clark.
Addressing this problem for the 17th Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark in 2012, the Clark Wine Center offers a delightful Hot Air Balloon buffet in the alfresco grass field surrounding this famous wine shop of Pampanga. Situated conveniently near to the Hot Air Balloon site, visitors can now purchase tickets to take a lunch break and enjoy a fine meal before rejoining the hot air balloon festivities nearby.
Tickets to this special Hot Air Balloon Fiesta lunch at Clark Wine Center must be purchased in advance. Ticket price is php550 for adults and php250 for children. Only a small number of seats are available and once tickets are sold out, no more will be made available. Payments can be made through bank deposits or Paypal.
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For more information about 2012 Philippines Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark Pampanga, lot on to this web site: http://www.ClarkPhilippines.com
For hotel reservations, questions on good restaurants and places to visit and see in Clark, please contact:
Yats International Leisure Philippines
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
Smart tourists would probably choose to avoid the weekend and check in on Wednesday or Thursday instead. Although the programs for those two days may not sound as exciting as that on the grand finale Sunday or the penultimate Saturday lead-up, many can probably approach the balloons and the crew with less obstacles on Thursday and Friday. Rooms may still be available but many tourists and local residents travelling north from Manila are booking them fast.
Clearwater Resort and Country Club
Creekside Road near Centennial Expo, Clark Freeport, Pampanga Philippines 2023
(045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-
Clark Wine Center, Philippines’
Clark Wine Center
MA Roxas Ave corner A Bonifacio Ave, Clark Freeport, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
(045) 841-4006 0922-870-5173 0916-542-
Most of the complaints heard from previous Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Clark Philippines had something to do with bad quality of food and unacceptable facilities to consume the meals. This year, visitors might consider taking time off to enjoy a good meal at these fine restaurants, pubs and cafes in Clark, Pampanga:
Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar
Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn, Mimosa, Clark Freeport, Pampanga
(045) 599-5600 0922-870-5178 0917-520-4401 Errol or Lito
Mimosa Drive past Yats Restaurant, Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark, Pampanga
(045) 499-1177 0922-870-
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