Golf is a popular sport among the higher middle class and the upper class in Manila, among Filipinos and expats alike. In fact, some of the few green spots you see on the city map are not parks but vast golf courses, accessible only to members or paying guests.
Love the outdoors? You can bike, swim, get on a boat, camp, go horseback riding, go fishing, or play paintball at La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City.
Mountain Dew Skate Park is the major hangout place for skaters of all ages.
Bonifacio Global City still has the luxury of space and green areas. The parks Track 30th and Terra 28th is the place to go to in BGC if you would like to jog or go to the playground with the kids.
SM Aura Premier in Fort Bonifacio is the first SM Mall in Taguig City, the 13th in Metro Manila and the 47th in the Philippines. The architecture of this mall is a major highlight.
Eastwood Mall marks the very center of Eastwood City and is dubbed as the heart of this work-live-play enclave in southern Quezon City. With its four floors it has just the right size: big enough to fit in some restaurants, shops and boutiques, and small enough for you to pleasantly find your way around without getting lost.
Do you like living in a very international community? Then you should try out Magallanes Village. Some 40 to 50 percent of this gated community's residents are expatriates.
Located in the hills of Antipolo above the Megacity, Pinto Art Museum is probably the most beautiful venue for art in Greater Manila. Apart from galleries with hundreds of exciting artworks, it has several restos and cafés and a large, lush park area full of sculptures and places to relax.
The National Mental Hospital can be a perfect running place in the morning or late afternoon thanks to its surviving greenery, one of the few in Mandaluyong City. Just make sure to wear a proper running gear if you want to hit the pavements there.
Greenfield District is fast rising as one of the most vibrant mixed-use developments in Metro Manila. The name of the district is derived from the open park located in the area.
The country’s very first flying adventure will be in town soon. Opening its doors to the public in a few weeks, the Trampoline Park in Mandaluyong offers gravity-defying activities that Megacitizens will love.
Thanks to its cool climes and beautiful natural landscapes, the city of Baguio is one of the favorite weekend getaways among Manileños. Tourism in the area is usually at its peak during the summer months and the holidays.
This beautifully designed park, bordered by Makati Avenue, Paseo de Roxas and Ayala Avenue, is a green refuge for office workers and businessmen frequenting Makati. It hosts a string of upscale restaurants right smack in the middle of the Philippines’ major business district. The park is also a favorite spot for joggers, dog owners, and young families.
Manila is a concrete jungle with all the environmental problems many Megacities have to face: congested streets, insufficient waste management and sewage systems, smoggy air, – the list goes on. And yet, there is hope. In this section we keep you updated about environmental events, new eco-friendly policies and infrastructure projects, and we present parks and other green spots within Metro Manila.
The park in the middle of the busy streets of Salcedo Village appears to be the green lung of the business district. At any given time, you will be able to spot Megacitizens roaming around this place, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
A popular open park located right smack in the middle of the Philippine capital, Rizal Park is also known to both locals and tourists as Luneta – a Spanish term that translates to lunette or crescent.
Offering lots of space, greenery, and leisure facilities, Quezon Circle is a popular destination for weekend trips with the family.
Pasig Rainforest Park rebranded as Rainforest Adventure Experience (RAVE) has something for Megacitizens who love extreme sports and those who just want a respite from the busy streets of the metro.
Balara Filters Park is one of the oldest of Quezon City’s parks. It has swimming pools, a picnic grove, a windmill park, and art deco buildings.
On Manila Day, Manila City celebrates its foundation on June 24, 1571. Schools, government bureaus, and private offices are closed on this special non-working holiday, and Manileños enjoy the free time in parks and malls.
Opening its doors to the public in the 1970s, this Quezon City park is a nice place to go to for Megacitizens who would like to escape the busy streets of the metro. You can enter the park for 8 pesos.
Washington Sycip Park near Greenbelt mall is a quiet patch of green in Legaspi Village, Makati.
A forest in the Megacity? Arroceros, a park dubbed as Manila’s last lung, is an important patch of green in the concrete jungle.
Paco Park was once Manila’s municipal cemetery for an exclusive circle of people. Decades later, the former burial ground was converted into a park.
Dive into the deep blue sea without getting wet! Manila Ocean Park awaits you with an amazing experience of the biodiversity of Earth's oceans and shorelines. The combination of entertainment and education appeals to the whole family and makes this world class marine theme park one of the city's most popular attractions among locals and tourists alike.