Las Piñas, although being generally dominated by residential establishments a visit in this place doesn’t fail to give the thrill and excitement. In case you are looking for a fun night life or if you just want to experience an exciting walk at the city by day, you might want to put a tick on Las Piñas on your “Where to go?” list.
Situated at the southern part of the Metro Manila, Las Piñas has a total of 41.54km2 area. It is also one in the early times that has fishing settlements on the shores of Manila Bay. Up to this date, it is still a wonder when was the city’s proclamation date. Historians debate whether it was proclaimed either on 1762 or 1797.
This small city in Metro Manila is a home of many important trademarks of Philippines. Famous with its very historic and internationally acknowledged, Bamboo Organs. Through the years, Las Piñas continues to show progress and to urbanize. Commercial and industrial establishments is emerging throughout the city.
If you are coming from the northern part of Metro Manila, there are numerous, convenient way to get to Las Piñas via land transportation. You can get on bus with the sign board going to “Baclaran” or “NIA/MIA.” Then get down to Baclaran Church. Take FX or Jeepneys that goes to Las Piñas.
Or you may take the MRT, and get down to the last station, Taft Station. From there you may take a bus or Jeepneys. If you want a more challenging trip, you may take the PNR. Being linked with a lot of cities in Metro it is sure one of the most favorite ride of our fellow commuters. So if you are looking for a comfortable ride, you might not consider this one. Get off the Alabang Station and take jeepney or bus from there.
If you have your car, take the C-5 road or take on Manila Skyway to Alabang-Zapote Road.
It’s pretty much very easy to get around Las Piñas. Taxi are just around the corner, so you may just hail one if you wish to have a comfortable ride. However, public rides are also available. There are jeepneys and buses going at different routes. There are also tricycles if you’re just hopping in short distances.
Despite being a residential and commercial location, there are numerous places you can hop on to enjoy the city and to learn where the known trademark of the Philippines originated.
One and the most famous attraction in Las Piñas, is the Bamboo Organ. It is located inside the St. Joseph Church of the Parish of Las Piñas and was built in 1824 by Catholic priest, Fr. Diego Cera. Be mesmerized by the beautiful, melodious and rare sound produced by the organ which is mostly made from bamboo, wood and metal.
Get to know more about the transportation commonly called as the “King of the Road” in Sarao Jeepney Factory. Even though you may see it every day as your common way of commuting, you’ll simply won’t help but to get amazed to see how each one of the jeepneys are crafted and modified to be not your ordinary jeepney on the road.
The Nature’s Church. The name of this attraction speaks for itself. It is a church located in Moonwalk Village, Las Piñas City. The church stands in a mango orchard, under a canopy of mango boughs, its altar is covered with palm trees and other plants for the privacy you need while praying and if you think it can’t get more nature feel enough, this church is also situated beside a flowing creek. Feel the solemnity of the place in the middle of the city.
If you are a health-conscious type of person or you’re trying to get fit, you may enjoy doing an early run on PhilAm Village Park. There’s also a skate park located at Pelota, Las Piñas. The place is artfully vandalized with spray paints on the wall. Some of skateboard and BMX event are also being held in the park, if you’re lucky and happen to be there you may witness some stunts of the skaters and BMX riders, flying and jumping on the ramps of the park.
If you want to go out of the house but feel like being a couch potato, there are hotels in Las Piñas where you could do a staycation. Perhaps you could stay at Azumi Botique Hotel, located at Madrigal Business Park. The artsy hotel also has an outdoor pool on the rooftop overlooking the whole city, a very ideal place to spend an evening with your special someone.
If you are craving for an Italian cuisine, you might want to try Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen. Serving the authentic flavors of Italy’s famous cuisines from pasta, pizza and other main courses or you may try their best seller, Truffle Mac and Cheese. Feel like you’re in an Italian tour in BF International, Las Piñas.
If you happen to be out at midnight and looking for some place to chill and eat, Mystic Brew is a good choice to hop on to. This café is located at Capitoline Hills Street, BF Resort Village, Talon, Las Piñas City and serves American and Mexican food. The place has a friendly ambience, a good place to hang out with your friends.
You may also try Kapeng Mainit if you want to try some Filipino foods. Kapeng Mainit or hot coffee in English term is located at Tropical Avenue, BF International, Las Piñas City. This café is also famous with its Matcha Beignet, a stuff doughnut like that has a filling. A great place for a snack with family or friends.
Enjoy Las Piñas at night by having a good time at The Quarry Beer Garden, located at L. Hernandez Avenue corner Alabang -Zapote Road, Almanza, Las Piñas City. Doors opens at 6 in the evening and closes at 4 in the morning. The bar serves spirits and finger foods and has a live band playing to keep you entertained at night.
There are several hotels in Las Piñas you can choose from. If you are just in for a night stay or if you just a quick place to sleep in, there are hotel in Las Piñas like Eurotel and Victoria Court. For the business professionals and planning to stay longer, Orange Suites Serviced Apartments is a perfect choice for you. The convenient location of this apartment is only a walking distance from the business district. There are also affordable apartelle around if you’re looking for a budget friendly rooms.
Always research about the place prior to your visit.
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