Calapan Recreational and Zoological Park | Things to do in Calapan City-Oriental Mindoro

Calapan Recreational and Zoological Park, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Calapan Recreational and Zoological Park, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines | Photo by Jay Ermitaño Calapan Recreational and Zoological Park, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
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.
Open: Everyday, 10am - 5pm. Open on holidays.Takes at least 2hrs to explore.
Address: Brgy. Bulusan, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Fee: P40/adult;P20/child.
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Nearby attractions

Calapan Night Market
Attraction
0.33 km away

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 City Plaza
Attraction
0.38 km away

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.

Suman sa Lihiya (Rice Cake)
Attraction
0.54 km away

Merl's Native Delicacies has its own version of the famous Batangas' suman sa lihiya (rice cake). Like the usual rice cake, it is made from glutinous rice (malagkit), mixed with lye water (lihiya), and wrapped in banana leaf. However, instead of the usual topping of brown sugar and grated coconut meat, Merl's rice cakes are eaten with coco jam. Merl's Native Delicacies has been producing and selling rice cakes since 2002. Merl's also distributes rice cakes to different stores in Calapan. The shelf life of Merl's rice cakes is two to three days at room temperature, up to a week when stored in the fridge, and up to a month when stored in a freezer. Merl's rice cakes are wrapped bite-size with a sachet of coco jam, and are sold in packs of 12 at P110.

Where to stay

Filipiniana Resort
₱2700.00
Hotels and homes
3.86 km away

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.

El Pueblo Rhizort
₱400.00
Hotels and homes
4.07 km away

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. 

Anahaw Island View Resort
₱1200.00
Hotels and homes
4.42 km away

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

Brgy. Bulusan, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro

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