Refreshing and stylish, Ayala Malls’ Greenbelt, surrounded by a variety of malls, restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, condos, museums, and parks, is one of the more popular destinations for Manila residents and tourists to shop, dine, chill out, and party.
To give you a sneak peek at Greenbelt, here’s a quick rundown of places you might want to visit when you’re in the neighborhood.
Places for Meditation
When you walk through Greenbelt, you will see sprawling parks and significant green spaces such as the Greenbelt Park, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Legazpi Active Park, and Washington Sycip Park. These parks are all nice places, especially if you want to jog and exercise; take in some fresh air; and have some quiet time alone. These are also good places for meditation or poetry writing, which allows your creative juices to flow.
If you’re a yoga enthusiast, Legazpi Active Park offers free yoga classes every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Over in Washington Sycip Park, if you have a wish in mind, you might want to write it down on a wishing stone then throw that stone into an inkwell full of water.
Additionally, the Greenbelt Chapel, inspired by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, is a small church situated just outside the shopping center, where office workers pray before and after work or after a busy shopping day.
Places for Youngsters
There are lots of places in Greenbelt where you can bring young children not just for fun and games, but also for learning.
The Ayala Museum, for instance, holds a collection of gold and jewelry, which dates back to the pre-colonial period; it also has dioramas showcasing the culture and history of the Philippines.
Places to Shop, Dine, and Party
Greenbelt offers many restaurants inside and outside its malls. At night, you can hang out with your friends and party at various bars and drink while listening to live bands.
If you’re a workaholic but wants to relax without leaving your tasks behind, you may opt to bring your work in a coffee shop. There are Wi-Fi-ready coffee shops or “coffices” in the neighborhood that will allow you to work in peace while sipping your favorite latte.
Places to Stay or Reside
If you’re on vacation and you need a place to stay for the night, there are lots of hotels to choose from in Greenbelt, which include luxury hotels Prince Plaza Condotel II and Greenbelt Hotel.
And in case you fall in love with the neighborhood’s vibrant lifestyle and would want to stay there for good, there are also many condos to choose from in Greenbelt.
With all those skyscraper, malls, and entertainment centers, you will surely have a nice time living in this refreshingly stylish neighborhood.