The Green Hideouts Of Manila

Philippines

Akin to many capitals around the world, Manila’s landscape is painted by giant towers, traffic jams, and people from different avenues rushing to work. You can easily get lost with nowhere to relax in the progressive chaos of Manila. But lush fields hide in the depths of Manila's urban jungle surrounded by shady trees on a humid afternoon. We know you’ve been working hard to meet countless deadlines, so here are serene spots where you can enjoy a well-deserved breath of fresh air.

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Track 30th

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Don your nicest gym outfit and take your gym mat too when you visit Track 30th. Nestled in the bustling streets of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), this open space is fit for individuals looking to de-stress with some workouts. Head to the jogging track for your morning cardio or yoga in the exercise lawn. Burning calories is always more exciting with friends, so make sure to invite a few for fun outdoor fitness.

  • 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Paco Park and Cemetery

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Formerly known as Manila's municipal cemetery, Paco Park and Cemetery is now a go-to destination for couples or people seeking their me-time. Overlooking the whole park is the quaint St. Pancratius Chapel where masses and weddings are held. Visitors can also spot here Dr. José Rizal's bust.

  • General Luna Street, Paco, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Mehan Garden Manila

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

One of Manila's early open spaces, Mehan Garden is a spot you can visit for a quiet afternoon walk before heading home. The botanical garden is well-preserved, surrounded by trees and shrubs. The relaxing garden also lets you see the Martial Law Memorial Wall and a monument of Alexander Pushkin, one of Russia’s influential poets.

  • Taft Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine

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San Juan, Philippines • Recommendation • 

This national park doesn't only offer a spot for relaxation but also serves as a reminder of the historic Battle of Pinaglabanan led by Andres Bonifacio. Admire the skies in full view because there aren't too many buildings around Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine. Near the shrine is Museo ng Katipunan (Museum of the Katipunan) that houses artifacts, photographs, and old documents taken from the Philippine Revolution.

  • Pinaglabanan, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Navotas Centennial Park

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Tanza, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Navotas Centennial Park used to be a former garbage transfer site before it was transformed into a beautiful and pristine recreational space. You can do so many things here like ride a bike, do some roller skating, jogging, or sports. After working up a good sweat, cool down by the seawall as you watch the golden sunset of Manila Bay.

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Jaime C. Velasquez Park (Salcedo Park)

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Another of Makati's green spaces, Jaime C. Velasquez Park or Salcedo Park provides a quick escape from the city without traveling too far. Feel free to wander the mood-boosting, tree-shaded park. Kids are also welcome to have a fun time in the playground. Every Saturday, Salcedo Community Market nearby opens its gate for locals who want to buy fresh produce, bread, refreshing beverages, and grilled food!

  • Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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La Mesa Ecopark

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San Mateo, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Set an early alarm and experience a quick nature boost in La Mesa Ecopark.. The 33-hectare public park is brimming with trees and flowers like a forest in the city. Various amenities can be enjoyed here like the butterfly sanctuary, fishing lagoon, camping area, and swimming pool complex. There are several food stalls in the park, but you also have the option to bring your own snacks.

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Kasalikasan Garden

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

The trees of Kasalikasan Garden live harmoniously with Taguig's skyscrapers. Many city hustlers visit the park's small amphitheater to take a breather before confronting the day. Even though many buildings have risen around the park, it remains well-maintained by authorities. Kasalikasan Garden boasts a large space and has served as a wedding reception for newlyweds, too!

  • Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Arroceros Forest Park

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Arroceros Forest Park, also known as “Manila's last lung”, has withstood the continuous urban progress of Manila. It's home to thousands of trees, ornamental plants, and various bird species that you may spot flying from tree to tree. Stroll around and enjoy the quiet of this nature park while you’re left with your thoughts. It's quite muddy, so make sure to bring the right shoes.

  • +63 917 848 1004
  • 659 A Antonio Villegas St, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Greenbelt Park

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Anyone who's been to Makati knows that walking long distances is a common thing. If you still have energy to spare, drop by Greenbelt Park to put your feet up for a minute before heading to your next business meeting. A beautiful sight of plants, sculptures, and a small fish pond that echoes the park's tranquility will help relieve your exhaustion.

  • Makati Ave, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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