La Mesa Nature Reserve (Watershed) | Things to do in Quezon City-Metro Manila
|Open:||Requires reservation (02) 938-2540|
|Address:||Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila|
La Mesa Ecopark is a wild jungle carved into a forested recreation park in 2004. Inside, the park features towering trees, botanical gardens, camping grounds, educational facilities, and several sport activities. La Mesa Ecopark is open for walking, running, biking, birdwatching, and family picnics, with only a P50 entrance fee per day. For those who are willing to shell out more than the entrance fee, there are many activities to choose from, such as horseback riding (P50), fishing (P30), paintball (P350), swimming (P80), biking (P60), butterfly trailing (P60), and tree walking (P500/group). La Mesa Ecopark is owned and managed by Bantay Kalikasan, a project of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. The 33-hectare park is just the tip of the iceberg that makes up the 2,700-hectare La Mesa Nature Reserve, which protects La Mesa Dam, Metro Manila’s chief water reservoir.
Located in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, Vargas Museum is a four-story museum that specializes in Filipino art. The museum is surrounded with sculptures outside, with the Lapu-Lapu sculpture located in front and the Balanghay at the back. Inside, the Main Gallery displays artworks from the 1880s to the 1960s. It covers various mediums such as watercolors, pastels, oil paintings, sculptures, and art installations, from celebrated artists such as Lorenzo Guerrero, Simon Flores, Juan Luna, and Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo. The third floor is dedicated to the archives section, which is home to the Filipiniana library and the Vargas memorabilia. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center is named after Jorge B. Vargas, who donated his collection of art, coins, stamps, library, and personal papers to the University of the Philippines in 1978. The Museum Cafe sits just outside the building, serving caffeinated drinks, sandwiches, and pasta.
An impressive collection of travel artefacts, Book cum Ethnology Museum records Dominador Buhain’s adventures among the 273 countries he’s visited, and counting. The museum has six sections, two of which are the major ones, the Book Museum and the Ethnology Museum. The Ethnology Museum highlights well-preserved artifacts from the Cordillera Region, the same innovative culture that built the Banaue Rice Terraces. Meanwhile, the Book Museum showcases Buhain’s collection of books, magazines, diaries, and other quirky books, such as the smallest book in the world—it’s the size of a thumbnail (3.3 x 3.3 mm). The four other sections of the museum include the Embossed Mural, the Totem Poles, the James Jean Diner, and the Ladies' Dorm. Founded in 2013, the Book cum Ethnology Museum is owned and managed by Dominador Buhain, a restless traveler and an avid collector of memories and memorabilia.
Things to do nearby
- See and understand Paoay and the Ilocos region through the eyes of BJ Esposo Guerrero, the published writer, culture and history buff, story-teller par excellence, and well-travelled Ilocano behind “Theberntraveler” in social media, and his associates.
- His carefully designed tours are unique, giving visitors of Ilocos a genuine and almost-expert look at everything to be learned in the north, from architecture, local history, cultural heritage and the arts, and even food!
- Don’t miss his tons of interesting trivia and sharp witted commentaries – he has appeared on TV as well! All you get from his tours are real, un-sugarcoated, fun(ny), and straight-from-a-local experiences and insights you can surely boast of!
Learn the basics of archery and get to grips with unlimited arrows. DMZ Archery Range opened it's doors to the public on October 29, 2016 with a record breaking price of P199/hr, which was the cheapest rate for any archery range in the country. It was initially designed to cater friends and fellow archers who has the same passion as the owners.
- Lunch or dine on buffet local delicacies at the famous Guevarra's Filipino Restaurant
- Learn about Filipino Food and the best of Filipino traditions
- Have a quick tour of the old Filipino house and learn about its history
- Meet and greet the famous Chef Laudico Guevarra
- Get to the location quickly and easily with a convenient hotel transfer
Where to stay
Nestled peacefully outside the metropolis, Ciudad Christhia Resort 9 Waves invites you to enter a paradise filled with natural scenic landscapes and fun-filled recreational facilities for an ideal resort escape. Our excellent offerings include our famous 9 waves pool, double loop water slide, picnic huts, comfortable and relaxing air- conditioned rooms, wall climbing and teambuilding facilities, and a whole lot more.
Whether you are out to enjoy a revitalizing retreat, company teambuilding, corporate seminar, or a relaxing vacation with family, friends and colleagues, Ciudad Christhia Resort 9 Waves is your absolute holiday destination.
True to its name, The Leaf is refreshing sight to behold with its nature-inspired green wall architecture that blends with the lush environs.Low-density development • Eight 3-storey buildings with only 4 units per floor • Spacious common parking areaLandscaped gardens • reflecting pool • TSNC amenities & features (sports, dining, function rooms, etc.)
Microtel by Wyndham – UP Technohub has 120 guestrooms housed in a 6-storey block in the UP-Ayala Land Technohub’s commercial development along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, Philippines
The reasonably priced accommodations overlook a triangular, expansive garden that provide an ideal setting for relaxation. To further complement your stay, we have laid out facilities and services that are at par with international standards, including chiropractor-approved mattresses, cable TV, and wireless internet access. The hotel also features a restaurant with an al fresco patio, a function hall with a capacity of up to 300 persons, and 3 function rooms that can accommodate 15-24 persons.
This urban retreat lies within a tree-filled university campus, near the heart of the country’s government centers and business establishments. It enjoys an enviable address that brings you close to an array of key landmarks in the area, such as restaurants, churches, and malls. Embraced by vibrant scenes and warm people, Microtel by Wyndham – UP Technohub hotel in Quezon City, Manila truly serves as your affordable home in the city.
Getting there and around
Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro ManilaGet directions