Alabang may be more laid-back compared to other places in the metro, but a day spent here is definitely far from boring.
Check out our top 10 suggestions on what to do to if you want a taste of the chill life down South:
1. Wine and dine
Whether you’re looking for buffet or a la carte dining, coffee dates or wine tasting, you’ll never run out of options in Alabang. Just explore the restaurants, wine stores, and coffee shops at The Port Alabang Food Park, the Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang Town Center, Westgate Center, Northgate Cyberzone, Commercenter, Festival Supermall (the main mall and along River Park), newly-opened The Village Square Alabang, Madison Galleries, and other establishments along Alabang-Zapote Road (the spot nearest to Tierra Nueva Subdivision entrance), Madrigal Business Park and Filinvest City.
You may also take your pick among the superb fine dining restaurants housed in the luxury residences, condotels, and five-star hotels in the area. Highly recommended are Acacia Hotel's lunch and dinner buffet, Parque España’s breakfast buffet (its restaurant is right next to the pool area, so you can take a quick dip and work up an appetite before your morning meal) and Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila’s brunch, lunch, and dinner buffet (don’t leave without sampling their delicious desserts!).
2. Indulge in retail therapy
Venture outside of the commercial areas to find the best bargains in village bazaars and warehouse sales, and end up scoring anything from the cutest trinkets to a snazzy new outfit for a steal! Check out the one inside Food Yard Alabang, across from Wilcon Depot Alabang-Zapote Road, which sells authentic pieces by XOXO and other popular brands.
Need to go grocery shopping? A wealth of choices await you at Makati Supermart Alabang, Metro Supermarket, Shopwise, Savemore, South Supermarket, and Puregold Molito.
3. Get fit
Go biking, jogging, or brisk walking along Madrigal Business Park or Filinvest City. Weekends tend to be less busy, providing a more relaxing and enjoyable workout experience.
There are also various sports and fitness centers and studios along Alabang-Zapote Road (near Goodyear Servitek), Madrigal Business Park, Westgate, and inside shopping malls and hotels. Some workout classes and activities offered within the vicinity are yoga, circuit training, Pilates, Crossfit, Zumba, Muay Thai, boxing, golf, basketball, and hip-hop dance. That means there is absolutely no excuse not to squeeze an hour or two of exercise into your schedule!
4. Book a staycation
Madrigal Business Park and Filinvest City are home to the best hotels and luxury residences south of Manila. Accommodation packages at Madrigal Business Park and Filinvest City. Accommodation packages at Acacia Hotel Manila (take advantage of its awesome breakfast buffet), Azumi Boutique Hotel(the pool with a view is a unique, romantic treat) and Parque España (Spanish-inspired vintage vibe at its finest) are the most popular choices, and well worth your money.
5. Make time for self-care
Self-care should be a holistic experience. Prioritize your health with medical and dental checkup sessions at The Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Healthway Medical, Tokyo Healthlink, and Alabang Medical Clinic. Your body (and your future self) will thank you for it.
Another option is Karada's famous Atlas and Pelvic Balance and Body Treatment, a deep tissue massage that uses pressure at specific points on the body to effectively relax the muscles. Avail it at Karada's West Gate Hub!
6. Treat your ears to good music
Watch live gigs as you drink or dine in hotels and restobars, own the stage like a rock star during Rockeoke Fridays at Red Kitchen + Bar (River Park at Festival Supermall), or attend outdoor music events at the Filinvest City open grounds, the official venue of Wanderland Festival. Malls also organize regular shows featuring top local and even international music acts—some of which you can watch for free if you’re lucky!
7. Sit back and watch a movie
Grab a bucket of popcorn and your favorite movie buddy and catch that much-anticipated blockbuster or thought-provoking local or foreign film at state-of-the-art cinemas in Alabang Town Center, Commercenter, and Festival Supermall.
8. Work hard and smart
Alabang is home to various corporations and BPO companies, specifically within Madrigal Business Park and Filinvest City, including Northgate Cyberzone. For freelancers, there are even coworking spaces available for rent like Launchpad and Socialspace, where you can get things done in a productive environment while interacting with like-minded people.
9. Pamper yourself
Choose from various spas, salons, and beauty clinics , whether you’re in need of an expert facial treatment, a relaxing mani-pedi, or a brand new hairstyle. Book an appointment a Acqua Salon, Skin & Body by MEDICard or Nailaholics Nail Salon & Spa and step out looking and feeling your absolute best.
10. Throw a party
Whether you’re hosting a kiddie party or a more formal gathering, there are several event venues in Alabang (either stand-alone or inside malls, condominiums, and hotels) that would fit your budget and personality. Acacia Hotel, with their banquet package that can accommodate up to 30 people, is a great option for a celebration everyone will remember.
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