Paranaque Travel Guide

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Paranaque Things to Do

  • Dampa Market and Paluto

    this open air market and rows of restaurants started the Paluto Trend of which you buy fresh produce at the marker, usually the fresh seafoods and meat and then choose along the rows of restaurants lining outside the market area wherein your produce will be cooked whatever style you want (like stir fried, grilled, soup based, steamed, etc) and they...

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  • Solaire Resort and Casino

    I had to include this as a Paranaque Things to do tip as the Casino Complex is located In Paranaque City, not in Manila.The Sprawling 120 hectare Enttertainment City in the Manila Bay Area near the huge SM Mall of Asia Complex is the Philippine's answer to the Casino Complexes of Las Vegas, Macau and and the Resorts World Sentosa & Marina Bay Sands...

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  • Bio Research Hypermart's Lost Eden

    This is a fun and educational place for adults and kids... Fax: (+632)-8255120Email: biosucat@bioresearch.com.phContact: Nancy AngThe place is not yet fully constructed, but it is a great place to visit to learn about stuff. They have very nice tour guides and there are already a lot of things to see. It would have been nice if they have food...

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  • Santana Groove

    Santana Groove is a new shopping and dining destination in the paranaque area for middle income families and the burgeoning call center industry employees and is anchored by a big shopwise supercenter and several dining and bars in it's vicinity.

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  • Don't Miss Baclaran Church

    Commonly known as Baclaran Church, the Redemptorist Church is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It is said to be the most attended church in Asia, with seating capacity of 3,000 and standing room space for 9,000 more devotees. Every Wednesday, 10,000 - 12,000 people from all walks of life go there to attend the novena. Mass starts...

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  • Visit St. Andrews Cathedral

    St. Andrews Cathedral in Barangay La Huerta is the oldest church in Paranaque, and one of the oldest in the Philippines. It was established in the year 1580 by Augustinian Friars who spread the Spanish religion of Roman Catholicism throughout the Philippines. The Augustinians chose La Huerta as the site of their mission house. St. Andrews Cathedral...

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Paranaque Restaurants

  • More than just the famous chicken

    Bon Chon is a fastfood chain that specializes on crispy chicken, but they also cater to the seafood loving crowd.The taste of their food and sauces are uniquely their own and almost everyone, if not everyone has a smile on his or her face before leaving.The food is also very, very affordable.The place is very clean and the servers are very...

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  • A Wonderful little taverna at The...

    Yes! Finally, since last Valentine's Day, Sophia's Mediterranean Cuisine is now at the Pergola Mall (Elsie Gatches side, near the Barangay BF Homes Hall, facing Zagu). In our opinion, the dining area is just similar in size compared to their former location at Phase 3 and now, more people would be able to try their wonderful menu selections.Besides...

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  • For a soft Opening, they are doing great

    THE URBAN FARMPresident's Avenue corner 4 Adelfa, Tahanan Village, Barangay BF Homes, Paranaque City(02)8238495ZOMATOFACEBOOKThe Urban Farm by Mrs. MommaholicCash Basis onlyOperating Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM (Mon-Thu), 11 AM to 11 PM (Fri-Sun)THE SIDE STORYJanuary 25, 2014My Big Sis, Carol and I were not intending to dine here the first time we did....

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Paranaque Nightlife

  • Clean Fun, Good Food Every SATURDAY

    There is a wide selection of food and drink(non-alcoholic) that varies from street food, to pizza, pasta, dimsum, local delicacies and the like.The concessionaires and their staff are very friendly.The crowd is good.I don't think I have to say anything more, but they can:3. The Original Banchetto is wholesome. We NEVER SERVED nor SELL any alcoholic...

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  • Grill House, Live Band and More

    BKD Grill House (Bahay Ko Din) is a filipino Nipa Hut House inspired Grill House and Live Band spot in the center of Paranaque City. It is located just beside the Paranaque City Hall and is the number one nite spot in the area. the place is like a big filipino bahay kubo (nipa hut) and with open air ambiance and there is a small stage inside where...

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  • Hookah Lounge in BF Homes

    Hookah; also known as Shisha is water pipe smoking that originated in the middle east in the middle ages and since then gained in popularity around the world and there is now a Hookah lounge in suburban BF homes Village in Paranaque City, along Aguirre Avenue that offers Hookah smoking and it comes in many flavors like bubble gum, lemon, straberry,...

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Paranaque Transportation

  • The Philippine Jeepney

    Minimum fare: 8.00 Pesos (less 20% for senior citizens, handicapped & students[Monday to Friday only] with ids)

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  • The tricycle

    If you have a strong back and if you can stand the smoke emissions, go ahead and ride this dandy vehicle. This tiny vehicle is usually the only public utility vehicle accepted in subdivisions. The minimum REGULAR fare (meaning, you'll share it with four other people) is 8.00Pesos. If you plan to ride it by yourself (SPECIAL), the fare will depend...

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  • Tricycle

    Tricycle is a common mode of transportation around Paranaque town proper. They can be found outside churches on Sundays, on town market all day of the week. Minimum fare is PHP 7.50 from market in La Huerta to our baranggay in Don Galo.Nowadays, tricycle can also be found at Tambo (Quirino Ave., corner MIA road). They pick up passengers going to La...

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Paranaque Shopping

  • Main Shopping Area in BF Homes...

    The BF Ruins is actually a misnomer as the commercial area is now almost fully renovated and has a large number of commercial establishments and way biggetr than before! The BF Ruins is the main commercial area of the sprawling BF Homes Subdivision that straddles the Paranaque and Las Pinas Cities and was popular in the 1970's and the early 80's...

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  • Largest Duty Free Mall in the...

    the Fiesta Mall in Paranaque City is the Largest Duty Free Shopping Mall in the philippines and is owned by the government. It has a wide selection of foreign and local stuffs (unfortunately, it doesn't measure up to other duty free shops in the region)Caveat: You Have to Be A foreign tourist w/ passport, or local who returned abroad from a trip,...

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  • Fresh Fish & Seafoods

    At the Paranaque Fresh Foods Market, fish and seafood are always fresh. You can either buy your household's stock and have your purchase cleaned (gutted & descaled) by the vendor before bringing them home; or, you can bring your purchase to nearby restaurants and have them grilled or cooked whichever way you want. Aside from live fish and...

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Paranaque Local Customs

  • "Bulungan sa La Huerta "

    "Bulungan" is a local word referring to "whispering talk". La Huerta is a Barangay in Paranaque where the "Bulungan" occurs. During the early mornings and the afternoons, the fishermen's fresh catch are brought to port. Market retailers coming from the south of Manila whisper to the fishermen or their agents to haggle for wholesale purchases....

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  • Sta. Cruzan

    Almost similar to "sunduan", this native Philippine tradition is being done in all parts of the country during the month of May which is commemorated as the month of mother Mary.Boys and girls paraded the streets in local costumes (barong tagalog for boy and traditional gown for girls). This year, my two kids joined the procession in our baranggay...

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  • Good Friday Procession

    Every Good Friday, the townfolks of Paranaque particularly the parish of St. Andrew hold the lenten procession. Statues of saints who were part of the life of Jesus during his passion and death are included in the procession. They are arranged based on the story of the passion. First on the procession is Jesus celebrating the Last Supper. Last on...

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Paranaque Warnings and Dangers

  • Not Everyone Who Helps Really Help!

    Because there are so many people in Baclaran during Novena Day (Wednesdays), I sometimes find it difficult to breathe. One time when I heard mass with my mother, I fainted. People rushed to help my mother attend to me. Some were kind enough to fan my face, some offered water, others helped hold my mother's hands as she knelt to examine me.After I...

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  • Pickpockets!

    Churchgoers in Baclaran are not 100% devotees of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Some have other hidden agenda, to take advantage of devotees who pray with their eyes closed, or leave their bags unattended.My sister-in-law experienced catching an old woman's hand probing into her pants' pocket. When caught, the old woman pleaded not to be reported to...

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  • When in public places and public...

    Hey, Paranaque is generally a peaceful place, but once in a while those bozos, you know, those gangs, syndicates and whoever else that has a twisted brain out there, have these techniques:1)In the market, mall or wherever else...They'd drop their wallet and money will spill all over. You'll bend to help them, then while doing so, the accomplice...

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Paranaque Tourist Traps

  • Retail VS. Wholesale Price

    The merchants at the Baclaran Dry Goods Market are used to selling wholesale to people who resell the merchandise, but they also sell to retail shoppers . When you go there to buy anything, you would assume the price of the item is the one posted on the price tag, only to find out later that you will be charged a higher price because the price tag...

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  • Watch The Vendors' Hands!

    IF YOU PLAN TO SHOP ALONE at the Baclaran flea market, read this:Some vendors put big price tags on their merchandise, be it t-shirts, socks, flipflops, hankies, underwear, or fruits & vegetables. When you've finally decided to buy and hand in your money to the vendor, you would be told that your payment wasn't enough. If you insisted that you're...

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Paranaque Off The Beaten Path

  • Sampaguita Lounge, Naia

    Caveat: you should be a departing pasenger for international travel to go there. the fee is 400 pesos( $ 9.30) and you can have unlimited free internet, a small buffett of finger foods and lots of comfortable chairs and lounges and even sleep!. you can even read newspapers and magazines or for an extra charge, have a body massage or unlimited open...

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  • Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

    Every Wednesday, thousands of devotees visit the church the pay respect to the shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The church has a capacity for 2,000 persons seated, and for another 9,000 standing. On a Wednesday, there are 7 sessions of the Novena with Benedictions, 3 sessions of Novena-Masses; and 2 sung Masses. There are about 120,000...

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Paranaque Sports & Outdoors

  • Aim for a Strike at Pearl Bowling Center

    Pearl Bowling Center is located at the top floor of Pearl Plaza. Venues of various international events such as1) Bowling event of the 2005 South East Asia Games2) Asian Bowling Federation - Philippine Leg]3) Asian Intercity Bowling Championship

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  • Cockfighting

    There are two known cockpit arena in Paranaque and they are as follows:1) Roligon Mega Cockpit - capacity 15,000 persons (approx)2) Elorde Cockpit Arena - capacity 3,000 persons (approx)Derby are regularly held all year round at Roligon.

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Paranaque Favorites

  • Free Candles

    -Unlike all other Churches visited, Baclaran Church gives candles for those who'll pray - all for FREE

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  • Global Roaming Privileges at Smart...

    Global roaming rates are very expensive and since GSM (global system for Mobile Communications) phones are more popular than CDMA (Code Divisivion Multiple Acess), there are more countries with roaming areas for GSM and the latest hybrid of 3G (WCDMA-Wireless Code Division Multiple Access). 3G is also catching up in North America.It is better to...

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  • Private Resort: Alcatrocks

    Been here for a surprise party of our friend. It is a nice and clean private resort. Though not kid-friendly pool. I recommend this place for private gatherings.81 Don Bosco St. Better Living Subd., ParanaqueInquires: 8239731Good place for Swimming and Private Gatherings.Facilities:Swimming pool (4-5 1/2 ft)VideokeBilliardetc

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