Suman sa Lihiya (Rice Cake) | Things to do in Calapan City-Oriental Mindoro
|Open:||Daily, 7:30am - 8pm|
|Address:||146 Ubas St., Brgy. Lalud, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro|
Calapan City Plaza serves as a rotunda, in the middle of which lies a cemented gazebo. The gazebo is wrapped with a spiral staircase, leading to its rooftop. At the rooftop you'll find statues of a Mangyan next to a tamaraw, a dwarf buffalo endemic to Mindoro. The Mangyans are the indigenous people of Mindoro Island. Also found in this plaza are a relief sculpture of Mindoro and a monument of Dr. Jose Rizal, the National Hero. At the outskirts of the plaza, vendors sell refreshments and snacks. The plaza is located across Calapan's old City Hall, and next to the oldest Catholic educational institution in Mindoro, the Holy Infant Academy.
Four o'clock in the afternoon signals the start of Calapan Night Market. Food stalls, collapsible tables, beach parasols, and plastic chairs are set up on Sales Street, just next to the New Calapan Public Market. More than 40 food stalls make up the Night Market. The vendors offer lugaw (rice porridge), home-cooked meals, siomai, drinks, barbecue, liempo, isaw (grilled chicken intestines), balut (boiled duck eggs), and fruits. The place soon turns into a busy snack and dinner area that is open until 12 midnight.
Calapan Recreational and Zoological Park is a three-hectare outdoor park resting on the hills of Calapan City. The park is cool and well-shaded with enormous trees, and is roughly divided into two areas. Upon entering the park, you'll see the recreational area. Cemented tables, chairs, and statues of animals are scattered in this section. This area can also serve as an outdoor venue for children's parties, picnics, and other events. Connected through a bridge, the second area is the spacious zoological park, where you will find caged animals such as parrots, eagles, pythons, ostriches, civet cats, and tigers. Other activities include wall climbing (P100/head), zipline (P150/head), horseback riding (P100/head), and rowing (P100/head). Without doing the paid activities, however, visitors are free to roam around the park. The trees found in the park include rain trees, gmelina, tibig, and narra.
Where to stay
Filipiniana Hotel - Calapan has a 50-room hotel located
in the capital city of Calapan in the Northeastern part of the
island of Mindoro in Southern Luzon, Philippines.
Our hotel was categorized as a Four Star Hotel with the following amenities: conference hall that can accommodate to as much as 500 pax, jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, basketball court and Halcon's Bar and Resto.
The hotel offers 30 deluxe rooms and 20 suite rooms, each room is equipped with hot tub, cable TV and chiropractic beds.
We also specialize in Mindoro Tour Packages that will surely satisfy your trip.
We invite you to Calapan, Oriental Mindoro for your nature get-away that will give more in-depth meaning to your next out-of-town group meetings, workshop, conference, educational tour or team buildings. Filipiniana Hotel - Calapan is now ready to serve your needs in the Province of Oriental Mindoro, best known for tropical beaches, reefs, cliffs, lush mountains, interior forest, cascades, and surrounding sea.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Calapan. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Calapan City. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Getting there and around
146 Ubas St., Brgy. Lalud, Calapan City, Oriental MindoroGet directions