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10 Awesome Things to Do in Alabang

For a lot of people up “North” — Quezon City, Manila, Mandaluyong — Alabang isn’t a top-of-mind destination. It’s too far, too difficult to get to, and would take too much work.

But what most “northeners” don’t realize is that there’s quite a lot to experience and enjoy in Alabang. Here are 10 things to do in Alabang if ever you find yourself there in the future!

 

1.Rent a bike at Filinvest

Sometimes, circumstances prevent you from bringing things with you when you travel. If for some reason you’ve had to leave your bike behind and you’re itching to get on one again, you can easily rent one at Filinvest in Alabang. Just make your way to Parkway Street and walk a little bit past Asean Drive to find a row of bikes for you to rent.

  • Location: Asean Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Fees: Bike rental is P100 per hour
  • Operating Hours: 6 AM to 8 PM
  • Best for: Travelers looking for exercise.
  • Adventure Level: Low

 

2.Eat and play board games at Puzzles

Puzzles Board Game Lounge

If you’ve longed to go back to the board games you played as a kid, Puzzles: Board Game Lounge should be a definite stop in your Alabang itinerary. Puzzles is definitely serious about board games — they have more than 350 of them at the lounge!

Aside from games, Puzzles also has a menu that includes rice bowls, appetizers, and drinks. Especially nice to munch on while playing are their Buffalo Chicken Tenders, Puzzles Nachos, and Oreo Afraid of the Dark?

  • Location: Unit 7, Molito, Madrigal Avenue, Barangay Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Fees: Stay and Play fee of P100 per head on top of food bill.
  • Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday 3 PM to 12 AM, Friday to Saturday, 3 PM to 2 AM.
  • Best for: Geeky travelers
  • Adventure Level: Low
  • Travel Tips: Don’t worry if you don’t know how to play the board games. Puzzles has coaches that will help you learn the basics.
  • Contact details: 0917 831 1780, [email protected]

 

3.Test your bike’s endurance at Filinvest MTB Trail

Biking is a great activity to do, but there aren’t a lot of places in the metro where you can do this without having to contend with pollution or less-than-generous motorists. At the Filinvest MTB Trail, you get to challenge you and your bike’s endurance without having to worry about Metro Manila traffic. There’s a single track, there’s uphill and downhill bike trails, and you’re surrounded by rustling leaves and the rays of the sun.

  • Location: Filinvest Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Fees: There’s no entrance fee to use the MTB Trail
  • Best for: Travelers looking for an adrenaline rush outdoors.
  • Adventure Level: Medium

 

4.Travel back in time at Mr. Roboto

Mr. Roboto Alabang

Filipinos of a certain age clearly remember Mazinger Z, Voltes V, Diamos, and the other giant robots of their childhood. If you’re yearning to revisit those times, have some Japanese food at Mr. Roboto. The interior is Japanese robot-themed and the music is from the 80s. As for the food, not only are the dishes Instagram-friendly, they’re sizable and addictive as well.

  • Location: Ground Floor, ATC Corporate Center (Sykes Bldg), Madrigal Avenue, Alabang (View Map)
  • Fees: Price ranges from P280 to P450.
  • Best for: Foodie travelers looking for nostalgia.
  • Adventure Level: Low
  • Travel Tips: Follow their Instagram page, where they often introduce new dishes that aren’t yet on the menu.
  • Contact details: +63 2 817 5604

 

5.Make your own Poké Bowl at D.I.Y. Poké

If you haven’t heard about them yet, Poké bowls consists of rice or salad topped with deboned fish, fruits, vegetables and sauces. It’s a craze that began in Hawai’i and has made its way here, courtesy of D.I.Y. Poké in Alabang. It’s the first of its kind in the Philippines, and has a selection of sashimis, dressings, and fresh fruits and vegetables for you to choose from.

  • Location: 2/F Madison Galeries, Don Jesus Boulevard, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Fees: P295 for small bowls, P375 for medium bowls, P410 for large bowls
  • Best for: Travelers on a fitness journey
  • Adventure Level: Low
  • Travel Tips: If you’re overwhelmed by the process, just pick one of DIY Poké’s five signature bowls.
  • Contact details: +63 995 473 6224

 

6.Reflect at St. James the Great Church

Are you the kind of traveler who doesn’t miss a Mass if it can be helped? You can keep up with your devotion at Alabang’s St. James the Great Church, located inside Ayala Alabang Village. St. James is particularly known for its great interiors. Its stained glass windows and beautiful retablo are a great visual complement to your prayers and reflection.

  • Location: Ibaan Street, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Fees: There’s no entrance fee to the St. James the Great Church
  • Operating Hours: Sunday 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Friday 6:20 AM to 7:30 PM, Saturday 6:20 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Best for: Travelers looking for a space to reflect
  • Adventure Level: Low

 

7.Get sporty at Decathlon

With its bike rentals and challenging trails, it’s no wonder that a store like Decathlon has its first branch in Alabang. Offering brands like Quechua, Oxelo, Kalenji, Domyos, Nabaiji, Artengo, Kipsta, B’Twin, Inesis, Tribord, and more, Decathlon is where you head if you’re looking for athletic apparel at great prices.  

  • Location: Festival Mall, Corporate Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Fees: There is no entrance fee to get into Decathlon.
  • Operating Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Best for: Sporty travelers
  • Adventure Level: Low
  • Contact details: +63 2 850 3322

 

8.Relive your childhood at the Festival Supermall Carousel

Festival Mall Play Area

The babies of Martial Law are now today’s adults, and a lot of the landmarks of their childhood may not even exist anymore. But the Festival Supermall Carousel is something that has withstood changing times and styles. It’s still one of Festival Supermall’s top attractions, and is a testament to times gone by.  

  • Location: 1780 Corporate Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Operating Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Best for: Young at heart travelers
  • Adventure Level: Low
  • Contact details: (02)850-3514

 

9.Scream your lungs out at Red Kitchen+Bar

Need to get out some aggression but not the athletic type? Head on over to Red Kitchen+Bar and join their open mic Rockeoke Fridays. You can reserve a seat, but walk-ins are definitely welcome. You’re not doing it on your own either, as bands like The Johnnys and Serendipity VIII are also featured.

  • Location: D-3 River Park Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Fees: Price ranges from P180 to P430
  • Operating Hours: Sunday to Tuesday 11 AM to 12 AM, Wednesday to Saturday 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Best for: Travelers looking to rock out
  • Adventure Level: Low
  • Contact details: +63 998 245 4300

 

10.Go organic at Real Food

Realfood Alabang

Everybody’s going the natural route these days, and Real Food in Alabang is a perfect store to get into the lifestyle. Salad kits, fermented vegetables, and crunchy cacao organic nibs are just some of the things they sell, so if you’re looking for something that’s both nutritious and delicious, this is the place to go.

  • Location: Madrigal Ave, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa (View Map)
  • Operating Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Best for: Environmentally-conscious travelers
  • Adventure Level: Low
  • Contact details: +632 772 0131

 

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