Seashells and Shell Craft | Things to do in Parañaque City-Metro Manila

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Having the fourth longest coastline in the world, the Philippines is surrounded entirely by the sea, and of course, seashells. Visiting Tribesmen Products means exploring how seashells are collected and how shell crafts are made. Tribesmen Products Enterprises is the largest shell craft factory in the Philippines. Travelers are toured around to see how workers create bulk orders such as seashell-based clocks or gift boxes. At the back of the production floor is the warehouse, were tons of seashells are placed in large sacks and put on top of each other. The last stop is a large shell craft store, where travelers can buy souvenir items, decorative items, jewelry, women's accessories, lamps, clocks, and kitchen utensils. Founded in 1972, Tribesmen Products Enterprises get 99 percent of its seashells from various islands in the Philippines, such as Iloilo, Masbate, Negros, and Bataan.
Open: Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm; Saturday, 8am - 4pm
Address: 32 Sao Paolo Street, Better Living Subdivision, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

La Huerta Chapel
2.71 km away

La Huerta Chapel was erected in 1776 in honor of its patron saint, St. Nicolas de Tolentino. Also known as San Nicolas Chapel, La Huerta Chapel is one of Augustinian sub-parishes that sprung up in Parañaque. The structure is composed of adobe bricks with white paint accent outlining its exterior. It houses an antiquated brass bell that was once hung at its belfry, resounding throughout the community of La Huerta. In the past, La Huerta Chapel was turned into a barracks and ammunition storage by the Spanish army. Since then, the brick structure has survived two major reconstructions, one in the late 1950s and another in 1993. Today, besides being a center for afternoon prayers, the chapel hosts colorful community festivals such as Caracoles, Panisetos, and Sunduan.

St. Andrew's Cathedral
2.90 km away

Also called St. Andrew's Cathedral, Parañaque Cathedral is the first Spanish church built outside the walled city of Intramuros. The cathedral serves as a satellite to San Agustin Church in Intramuros, the oldest church in the Philippines. While it is named after its patron saint St. Andrew the Apostle, the cathedral is more popular as a pilgrimage site to the devotees of Our Lady of Good Events. The church was originally built of bamboo in 1580. The church's stone version was torn down in 1662, following an order for the demolition of all stone churches outside Intramuros. The church was rebuilt some 20 years later. Today, the cathedral looks contemporary after a major renovation in 2009. The Diocesan Shrine was raised to the status of a cathedral in 2003, following the creation of the Diocese of Parañaque in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.

San Dionisio Chapel
2.93 km away

San Dionisio Chapel is an old Spanish chapel famous for housing an image of its headless patron saint, St. Denis or Tata Dune. Surrounding the edifice are a belfry tower, a concrete platform for comedy performances, an aged tree providing shading afternoon congregations, and a mortuary. The entire compound depicts a distinctive sense of the San Dionisio community. While it is a spiritual sanctuary for the elders, San Dionisio Chapel extends its support to different communal activities, hosting cultural events including the annual Moro-Moro, and the biennial Sunduan. It has a long history of promoting civic campaigns and cooperative-sponsored programs, all in dedication to the residents' well-being and economic security.

Things to do nearby

Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Musical)
Shows and performances
3.70 km away

Ang Huling El Bimbo is a story of friendship told through the songs of the most iconic Pinoy rock band from the 90’s. It is an original story that should resonate with people who understand how the powerful bond between friends shapes our lives. It will also be a nostalgic journey, driven by songs that have become part of the collective Pinoy psyche.

Read more about Ang Huling El Bimbo - A musical told through the songs of the most iconic 90s Pinoy band here

4G WiFi (MANILA Airport Pick Up/Delivery)

  • Get super fast web access wherever you are in Manila and across the Philippines with a 4G WiFi device
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Rent a Siklesa for your Manila Tour
Outdoor adventure
6.02 km away

Feel the breeze and have a 360-degree view of your journey in Manila with the FAME award-winning Siklesa! Conceptualized by entrepreneur Lorenzo Vega and architect Jaime Recto, Siklesa is a kalesa-inspired carriage that marries contemporary technology and classic Filipino design. Its handwoven banig cover is represented in each subculture in the Philippines, making it a symbol that unifies the archipelago. Get a feel of this one-of-a-kind joy ride in Manila and see travel destinations of your choice in the city! You can also try Siklesa for a two-hour ride for the journey itself already is an unforgettable experience. The tour includes free pick up (private tour packages) and drop off from one point in the metro.

Where to stay

Belmont Hotel Manila
Hotels and homes
3.71 km away

Belmont Hotel Manila is only a 5-minute walk away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 via the Runway Manila footbridge. Enjoy the scenic view of the the Manila skyline as you walk across to the hotel.

Our hotel in Manila, Philippines puts you at the center of places like shopping malls, spas, and entertainment centers. Exploring the nearby areas is also recommended. Check out the establishments within your reach and enjoy a vacation experience that’s truly your own. You’ll surely be impressed with what Belmont Hotel Manila and its surroundings have to offer you

Savoy Hotel Manila
Hotels and homes
4.05 km away

Our 684 suites range from 21 to 50 square meters. This gives you room to prepare for your next business meeting and to relax at the end of the day. We’re also close to the best hotspots in the city, with places like Resorts World Manila and Newport Mall within walking distance. Savoy Hotel Manila is just a kilometer away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, putting you closer than ever to your next flight.

New Winston Hotel
Hotels and homes
5.59 km away

Winston Hotel is a popular choice amongst travelers in Manila, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service are just some of the facilities on offer. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and some offering convenient amenities like internet access - wireless, internet access - wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, telephone, television. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Convenience and comfort makes Winston Hotel the perfect choice for your stay in Manila.

Getting there and around

32 Sao Paolo Street, Better Living Subdivision, Parañaque City, Metro Manila

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