Santa Rosa Travel Guide

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Santa Rosa Things to Do

  • NUVALI: New Eating Destination in Santa...

    this is one of the many subdivisions cum suburban area being developed in the Santa Rosa Area since the suburbs of the Metro Manila Area are now congested. The Nuvali Complex is a Sprawling Complex of Gated Subdivisions, A Big Man Made Lake, Assorted Restaurants and Bars, Small Shops and Buildings for Business Process Outsourcing ( Call Centers)....

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  • Boulderville only @ EK

    Boulderville is a zone in Enchanted Kingdom that’ll be a sure treat for the kids. This zone has a prehistoric theme with dinosaurs as main characters. Children of any age will be delighted with Enchanted Kingdom’s play facilities like Petreefied House and Rock Quarry. Puppet shows and dinosaur mascots will entertain you in this zone.

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  • Portabello only @ EK

    Portabello is a replica of Portabello, a place in Panama in the Caribbean Sea where the riches of the Incas were shipped by the Spaniards. It features treasures hidden by the Spanish sailors. Portabello hosts the Rio Grande — Enchanted Kingdom’s largest attraction — a wet and wild adventure for the family. Other attractions in Enchanted Kingdom’s...

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  • EKstreme Tower Ride

    Enchanted Kingdom officially opens their newest ride that will challenge all the thrill seekers and those people wanted to face their fear of heights - as the ride reaches over 150 feet it then rushes down recklessly. LOL.EK’s newest ride adheres to the highest safety standards and is the first thrilling ride of its kind in the...

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  • Spaceport only @ EK

    The Spaceport is inspired by sci-fi films and the NASA space program of the 1960s. These features 11-story-high Space Shuttle will let you experience an upside down turn six times- 3 times forward and 3 times backward.

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  • Jungle Outpost only @ EK

    The Jungle Outpost offers a jungle adventure. It was designed after the Amazon jungle. A tranquil Swan Lake, Safari Shootout, the exciting Jungle Log Jam, and Amazon Hoop Shot are among the adventures that you’ll enjoy there.

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  • Brooklyn Place

    Brooklyn Place is a theater and shopping zone designed after 1940s Brooklyn, New York where slapstick comedies and silent movies are reminisced.

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  • Wheel of Fate at Midway Boarwalk

    Experience the cool breeze of air as you ride the Wheel of Fate only at Enchanted Kingdom.A part of the Midway Boardwalk, this giant Ferris Wheel will give you a nice view of the Park's surroundings.

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  • Midway Boardwalk only @ EK

    The Midway Boardwalk is colorful and carefree zone inspired by in Coney Island, known as "America's Playground" in the 1930s. Other attractions that you are sure to enjoy are the performances of mime artists, jugglers, and clowns.

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  • Victoria Park only @ EK

    The Victoria Park is inspired by the era of Queen Victoria's rule and displays it in elegance. Entertainers leisurely stroll around the park dressed in costumes inspired by Queen Victoria’s era. The Enchanted Kingdom’s mascot Wizard will be among the ones welcoming you.

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  • Ride the rides at EK

    Children and child at heart alike will surely enjoy the day tour at the Enchanted Kingdom.Park Schedules available on their website.

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  • Ride The Nuvali Taxi Boat

    For only P30/pax, you can ride the taxi boat for a sail around the Nuvali Lake. It's only a short ride from the dock but it is fun going under the bridge, then sailing past the fountains, watching the kois in the lake and the new tall buildings around.Minimum number of passengers before the taxi boat sails is 6 pax. If you are less than 6 but don't...

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  • Enjoy Feeding The Koi

    Do you know that the koi helps keep the Nuvali lake water clean? Don't be surprised when you see hundreds of koi in the Nuvali lake. I have never seen so many koi in just one lake as in Nuvali. The koi is a beautiful fish called by some as Japanese carp. It is an intelligent omnivorous fish that recognizes the person(s) feeding it, and remembers...

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  • Chilax at Nuvali

    Nuvali is an evolving new metropolis conceived by Ayala Land and the Yulo family. Just less than an hour drive from Makati (via Sta. Rosa Exit of the South Luzon Expressway), Nuvali covers a total land area of 1,600 hectares with 3 new residential communities (Abrio, Treveia, and Avida Settings). As part of the eco-friendly master plan for Nuvali,...

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  • Have Fun At Enchanted Kingdom

    Enchanted Kingdom is boasted to be Laguna's a major leisure destination. Designed to "create magical experiences for guests of all ages", EK has lived up to its image as " the very first and only world-class theme park in the Philippines" loved by Filipino families. The 12-hectare kingdom has 7 theme zones, each offering its own load of excitement....

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Santa Rosa Restaurants

  • Local Tex-Mex Chain

    this is their branch at the big suburb of Solenad 2 in Nuvali, Santa Rosa CityOne of the Popular Locally Owned Tex Mex Fast Food Chain is the Army Navy- Burgers + Burrito which is a relative newbie in the mexican and tex-mex fast food scene at it was founded only in 2009 but now has more than 35 branches around the Metro Manila Area and around the...

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  • Big Local Coffee Chain

    BO's COFFEE: Local Coffee House Makes it BIG! Bo's Coffee was started in davao city by Steve Benitez, an expat pinoy from the United States in 1994, when He noticed that most filipinos still drink mostly instant coffee, instead of the various brews available abroad. At that time there were Local Coffee Shops just starting like Bo's, Figaro, Coffee...

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  • Fast Food Japanese Food Restuarant

    Tokyo tokyo is a fast food type of japanese restaurant on a budget, the meals here are more into donburi type of meals like the tonkatsu, Katsudon, teriyaki, gyudon and more hence the prices of the food are cheap by japanese standards. It has numerous branches around the philippines and offers very affordable japanese donburi meals to everyone....

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  • Cakeshop now Famous

    Contis Was formerly a small bakeshop cum cafe in BF Homes Subdivision in Paranaque City and through word of Mouth, became more popular and expanded to other areas and this is their branch in the new Suburb of Santa Rosa City Called Nuvali. they have lots of selections but their best seller cakes are the Mango Bravo and the Mango Cream Pie at 950...

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  • Thai Food in a Gas Station

    authentic and psicy thai food in the restaurant row of the total gas station complex in Santa Rosa City at the South Luzon Expressway a lot

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  • Sizzling Freshies

    The food strip is composed of some turo-turo style eateries. However its primary pull comes from their fresh fishes and meats served in sizzling plates. A plate of a sizzling dish can satisfy two persons. Affordable, the place has become the cafeteria for many people working at nearby Technopark, a mammoth industrial complex. Blue Corner, the...

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Santa Rosa Nightlife

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    by vaughn.voyages Updated Jan 11, 2004

    a breathtaking array of color and delight will dazzle you every 9 PM, on weekends and holidays!!! also a signal that the park is near to its closing time (which is at 10pm)...hehe..

    Dress Code: any decent clothing wiil do..

    fireworx display at EK
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Santa Rosa Transportation

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    by vaughn.voyages Written Jan 10, 2004

    well, we got there using our friends van..and i think it's just a hassle if we will use the shuttle service..besides you won't enjoy the trip back-and-forth..it's fun on our way to EK and back-all we're just tired and restless..we arrive at EK before 10am and left there at almost its closing time so we enjoy alot!!!

    shuttle service to-from EK

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Santa Rosa Shopping

  • Shopping Area of Nuvali

    Solenad 1 is the first strip mall that was opened in the sprawling mixed use complex of Nuvali, which is a subdivision, industrial area, call center area, business center, strip mall all in one. The area is patterned after the typical suburban strip mall in suburban USA.Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday.according to their website:The first retail...

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  • More Shopping Area of Nuvali

    Solenad 2 is the extension of the sprawling Nuvali Subdivision of the Ayala Group of companies in Santa Rosa City. It is a mixed used strip mall patterned after the strip malls of suburban americana. It complements the Solenad 1 mall that sits across it, beside the man made lake. among the retail, dining, coffee, local craft outlets you can find at...

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  • For The Sweet Tooth

    Conti's offers a wide range of delicious pastries that are baked just right: not too sweet, with just the right texture, and more importantly, priced very reasonably. Although I bake pastires myself, I like shopping at Conti's for convenience. I always buy a small box of assorted pastries: brownies w/ chocolate chips, brownies w/ nuts, marbled...

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Santa Rosa Local Customs

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    by cyndymc Updated Jul 5, 2010

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    "Turo-turo" literally means point-point. Before fastfoods became popular, the working class went to "turo-turo" food outlets during their lunch break. Many workers still do; they feel comfortable going to the "turo-turo" where they just look at the food for the day, then point to the waitress the dish(es) that they want to have for lunch, and eat with their hands ("kamayan") if they don't feel like using the spoon and fork.

    Despite the opening of restaurants and modern fastfood outllets in Sta. Rosa, employees of the Sta. Rosa Industrial Park still go to the "turo-turo" carinderias. Food is home-cooked style, served hot, and cheaper than the restaurants and other fastfood outlets. One time that hubby and I explored the row of "turo-turo" carinderias at Paseo de Santa Rosa, I noticed that even supervisors and managers patronize the place, eating their sizzling "sisig" and "bulalo" with gusto. I even espied some Japanese expats enjoying their fish head "sinigang". They have learned about the "turo-turo"meals from their workers.

    If you'd like some cultural immersion, try the "turo-turo" experience.

    TBS, The Most Popular Sizzling Sizzling
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Santa Rosa Sports & Outdoors

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    by vaughn.voyages Updated Jan 10, 2004

    race aficionados will love this latest addition to EK's family entertainment mix -- the 600-meter go-kart track, called "Kart Trak," at the park's "spaceport" zone. built according to international standards by the carmona racing circuit and batangas racing circuit, "Kart Track" has one-seater and two-seater karts, plus "cadet" class karts for kids ages 8 to 12. the track follows specifications by both the Federation Internationale De L'Automobile (FIA) and the Confederation Internationale de Karting (CIK) for performance and safety. each kart has ample horsepower and acceleration to provide riders with speed and thrills...thats cool but haven't tried it when we get there plus there's a separate admission fee to experience it..

    kart racing at EK
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