It has been recognized as the shoe capital of the Philippines; acknowledged as the Most Competitive City, cleanest, and greenest city in the country; and awarded as one of Asia Pacific’s healthiest and most livable towns.
If you think Marikina is just the home of the world’s largest pair of shoes, then you have to come here yourself to discover the other attractions the city has to offer.
For Sports Enthusiasts
Marikina Sports Center, one of the premier sports facilities in the country, provides lots of sports activities and equipment for sports enthusiasts, whether it’s jogging, running, biking, or skating.
The center also has camping sites and picnic grounds, where families can have a bountiful meal while watching different sports. You can learn tae bo moves, too, while your mother and father attend zumba classes and play badminton, respectively.
The center is also a popular venue for regional, national, and international sports competitions.
For Nature Lovers
If you’re a nature lover or a butterfly lover, in particular, you can “spread your wings” and “fly” to the World of Butterflies, which is one of the most popular attractions in the city, especially among the residents and their children. Kids will surely enjoy this place as the colorful butterflies are very pleasing to the eyes.
The World of Butterflies also hosts birthday parties and wedding receptions. If you want your wedding celebration to be more romantic and memorable, consider this venue. Let the swarms of butterflies surround you with love, joy, and amazement.
For Science Wizards
Whether or not you love science, you will surely be amused as you discover lots of fun science exhibits and projects at the Philippine Science Centrum, which is the first science museum in the Philippines.
It is located inside the Riverbanks Mall.
Quality shoes are not the only good finds in Marikina City.
Visit SM City Marikina, a five-story building with a department store, hypermarket, entertainment halls, boutiques, and eight cinemas. Outside is a multi-level parking lot.
Visit the Blue Wave Mall as well; it has plenty of family restaurants, cafes, fine dining restaurants, and four state-of-the-art cinemas.
For Night Owls
The Marikina River Park is one of the most popular night spots, where the locals hang out and party. It has strings of music bars, restaurants, sports bars, drinking joints, and night clubs.
The scenic night view of the Marikina River is perfect for a refreshing drinking session with friends.
For Home Seekers
With all the attractions and interesting spots within the Marikina area, living in this neighborhood is worth considering.
With all its high-rise condos all over the city, you won’t find it hard to choose the one that will suit your taste and lifestyle.
Consider buying a proper here; enjoy living in a clean, fun, and peaceful community.