You can find many fun things to do in Metro Manila, and one of them is to visit Marikina. Marikina is also known as the shoe capital of the Philippines due to its famous shoe industry - it’s responsible for about 70% of shoes produced in the country. It’s also home to a Shoe Museum which holds a shoe collection from Imelda Marcos, the former first lady. Besides being known as a shoe capital, the city’s food is also something not to be missed. On Lilac Street, one can find a well-known strip of restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world. A food festival has also been launched to promote the street. There’s also no lack of shopping and entertainment when you are in Marikina. SM City Marikina is the largest shopping mall that houses a cinema, and its variety of shops and restaurants will give you plenty of options to choose from. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, make a trip to Marikina River Park. Awarded for having the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines, this scenic park is perfect for strolls, bicycle trips and bringing the children out for some fun.
With many things to do in Marikina, you’ll undoubtedly want to visit. If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Marikina, Philippines.
This inexpensive one-bedroom condominium is ideal for couples or solo travelers. It consists of a double bed, a small kitchen, a TV, and air-conditioning. Feel free to use the swimming pool and gym located in the building! Sweat it out in the morning and take a refreshing shower before starting the day’s activity. Closely located to Marquinton Mall, bring your loved one for a movie night before heading back to rest in the apartment. Blue Wave Mall is also nearby. Grab your favorite coffee at Starbucks and choose from a variety of dining options including KFC, Jollibee and Max restaurant.
Top guest reviewsair conditioned bed room but living room uses electric fangreat view on the swimming poolthe condo unit has a swimming pool you can enjoythe place is very nice clean and convenienthis place was cleanthe place is nice and cleanplace is clean and basic perfect for business travellingsir johny was very accomodating and the unit was clean when we arrived
Host:sir johnny is a wonderful host - kind and fun to chat withthe host was very accommodating and very easy to reachand the host mr johnny’s and his son jonathan is responsive and accomodatingjohnny wad a wonderful host and communication was easyjohnny was so communicative and accommodating it was an absolute pleasure working with himRead more reviewsthe location is quiet & securedall in all a great little place in an excellent location
This one-bedroom unit will provide you with a pleasant stay. It can accommodate you and two other friends comfortably. There’s air-conditioning, a cable TV, a bathroom with water heater. In the kitchen, you’ll find a microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and other utensils to make breakfast or a simple meal. Guests are also welcomed to use the swimming pool, gym and playground till 9 pm.
Situated nearby, is Blue Wave Mall where you will find the cinema, cafes, restaurants and massage parlors. You can catch a movie or sip on a cup of coffee from Starbucks. Truck Food Park, found just around the corner, provides entertainment from live bands on Friday and Saturdays. For music lovers, don’t forget to drop by this place for a visit!
Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines
Top guest reviewsgreat location great communication great amenities great wifi great cable great placebut the good thing is there is fan availablepretty fast wifi too and lots of fast food chains around the areawifi is a bonus building security is friendly and competentgreat location super tidy room with complete amenitiesthe place was clean and comfythe room is clean and cozyplace is clean and well keptbudget friendly clean and very cozyplaces are both clean
Host:the host is very helpfulhost and caretakers responsivehosts were wonderful and helpfulwill recommend the host for surethe hosts are accommodating and very niceRead more reviewsgood location and it’s worth itclean place near to restaurants convenience stores public transportationit's easy to locate and close to many shops and restaurantsthe place is very nice and central and the building is very secure place to stayand the condo is near to a lot of places like restaurants mall and grocery
Located in Tropicana Garden City, this apartment is complete with all the necessities for a comfortable stay. It comes with a kitchen, TV, bathroom essentials and a double bed. There’s something special though - you can get a view of the mountains from your window! The picturesque view is something refreshing to look at every morning. Nearby, you can find a hospital, supermarket, food parks, banks and malls. The famous Lilac Street food strip is just 10 minutes away. Munch all you want and burn those calories later!
Top guest reviewswifi connection is fast and having netflix added made our stay more enjoyablethe place is spotless and it smelled very goodoverall the place is clean and goodclean nice and comfortable to stayrachel’s place is clean and tidyconvenient location very clean and well kept
Host:the hosts are very considerateshe is a super host she responds to my inquiries immediatelyit’s perfect for couples and their staffs are very accommodatingthank you so much for being so kind and accommodating msthe hosts' responsiveness is very much appreciatedRead more reviewsthe place is fairly small yet great
This sleek, modern condo in Sofia Bellevue along Capitol Hills Drive is an ideal destination for a staycation in Marikina. It comes with a queen-size bed, a well-equipped kitchen, and WiFi. The stylish living room consists of a Samsung TV connected to a surround sound system to replicate a movie experience. Make sure you watch some great movies on the cable channels before going to bed!
The condo is centrally located to many shops and food options. The nearest mall, Up Town Center, is 1.3km (0.8miles) away. The convenience store and restaurants such as Pancake House, Pho Hoa and Jacks Loft are all within a walking distance. Salons and spas are also nearby if you wish to have a relaxing massage!
Top guest reviewssuper big tv nice amenities great kitchen and comfy bedthe best so far with the free parking 65-inch smart tv small balconythe huge tv was my favoritewe had a comfortable and enjoyable staywe had an enjoyable stay perfect for staycation and movie marathon gosh the tv is nicethe place is very clean and cozythe place was really clean and very accommodatingthe place is really stylish and cleanit was really clean equipped with impressive appliances and with minimal interior designthe place is stylish and so clean
Host:john was a great hostawesome host and placethank for being the best host he was so responsive to all my queries and requeststhank you so much for being a great host until next timejohn is a superb hostRead more reviewsstaying in john’s place is really value plus for my business travelit is central within quezon city and at the same time it felt safe inside the areathis place truly gives definition to a perfect staycationalways a lovely stay at john’s placecommunication was a breeze and the location is very quiet and safe
This condominium located along Marcos Highway has three beds that can sleep five comfortably. Inside the apartment, there’s everything you need including a TV, a well-equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, and toiletries. Have a relaxing swim in the pool which is open every day till 9 pm except for Monday. Laundry service is also available if you require.
Public transport is easily accessible - Santolan station is just a short walk away. Shopping areas like the Robinsons Metroeast, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and SM Marikina can also be reached within a walking distance. For small groups looking to stay in a centralized location, Ania’s apartment will suit your needs!
Top guest reviewsthe place is clean and cozyania’s place was simply the best definitely recommendable clean unit with beddings and toiletries
Host:ania is very nice hospitable hostwith free parking and friendly hostania is very responsive great hostthank you ania until next time:)i am really glad i found a “true host” in herRead more reviewsand location is also quite goodgood location as it is near the santolan lrt and the mallsit's a nice place near the train station and ania was easy to communicate withgreat location perfect for balikbayan :)near to the mall both rooms has big spaceania's place is truly a home away from home
This bright and airy apartment is suitable for groups of five or smaller. With three beds available, don’t worry about having to sleep on the floor. The living room contains a sofa and a small dining area with stackable chairs if you need more space. A small kitchen with a fridge and microwave has all the cookware you need to make simple meals. Other amenities include a clean bathroom and TV. You can also enjoy recreational facilities like the gym, pool and playground. This house is very near SM Marikina and the new Ayala Mall. Santolan LRT is only a few minutes away. If you wish to travel to Quezon City and Marikina, public transport will take you there conveniently.
Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
This friendly apartment offers a room that is suitable for couples and solo travelers. Situated away from the city, the peaceful environment and clean air will make you feel refreshed every day. It comes complete with WiFi, air-conditioning, a TV and free parking. You’ll also have access to the shared bathroom, kitchen as well as the balcony. If you love to workout. the surrounding pathways are perfect for morning jogs and evening strolls. The shopping mall, restaurants, and a golf course are also nearby. You won’t run out of food options!
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Looking for a place to spend your weekend getaway? This homey apartment is just what you need. The cozy interiors come furnished with WiFi, air-conditioning, hot water, a kitchen, and TV. Located in the center or Marikina, you’ll find yourself close to everything. Food parks and restaurants that offer various kinds of dining options are nearby. There’s also a shopping mall and supermarket where you can buy some snacks to munch on. The host’s father takes care of the house and he will make sure you have a smooth check-in process.
Top guest reviewsno drinking water but good wifi and very cool acnanette's place is comfortable and complete with amenities for a short staythe place was complete and we had a very comfortable stayclean and well maintained- towels smell fresh and cleanvery clean too when we arrivedgood thing the room is clean and i love the smell of the airfreshenerit's a good clean place
Host:the host is very consideratevery helpful host and great apartmentnanette is an awesome hostgreat place to stay host are kind and easy to communicate withappreciate that the host accepted my request to book without noticeRead more reviewsin a good location is that condominium in marikina near the market locates in marquintongood:- the place is near to a mall and plenty of restaurants to choose fromthe place is ideal to have a good restnanette’s place is close to supermarkets convenience stores and some fastfood chains will definitely come backaccessible location and communication was easy
Do you want to stay in an Airbnb rental with a pool in Marikina? Then check out this studio.
Wake up to fantastic views of the city in this studio located on the top floors of Blue Residences. It comes with a Salem mattress, mirrored wardrobe and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The kitchen has everything including a refrigerator, microwave and induction stove. The bathroom is equipped with a water heater and clean toiletries. Guests can also jump into the pool for a small fee that can be paid at the admin office. With a convenient location close to schools, malls and public transport, you won’t have to worry about getting food or traveling. This rental is an affordable studio that’s suitable for couples, business travelers or solo wanderers!
Top guest reviewsit is nice comfortable and has all the basic amenitiesthe place was great i love the view from the room come night timeclean quiet and comfortable with fast wifi connection :-)but freshness of the place (bed and bathroom) can still be improvedit is equipped for a comfortable stayclean and minimalist unitso clean and cozythe place was clean and very fast communicationclean well appointed apartmentit was very clean and tidy
Host:host is approachable and friendlymonique was a great hostthe host was really nice and accommodatingshe was very accommodating and helpfulmonique was a wonderful host she quickly replied to all my questions and requests prior and during my stayRead more reviewslocation was also perfect since its basically near everythingthe location was nice and booking was easyconvenient location and an overall great spacethe location was amazing with quick access to all the basic necessities during my staygreat place if you want a quick easy and comfortable getaway from the hustle and bustle of the metro
This simple and spacious condominium is an ideal accommodation for small groups. The bedroom consists of a double bed which can sleep two comfortably and extra sofa beds are available in the living room. It also comes with air-conditioning, pocket WiFi, a washer and a small kitchen. Recreation facilities include an outdoor pool and two gyms with sauna facilities. If you do not wish to burn a hole in your pocket, then this clean and well-maintained condo is a great apartment to live in.
Cainta, rizal, Philippines
Top guest reviewsit would be perfect if there's an aircon in the living room too and a small televisionrestroom should give attention and the sink but over all its a good room to staythere were clean bed sheets and towelsthe place is clean and spaciousthe unit is clean quiet and spaciousher place is so clean and comfyit is spacious clean and quiet
Host:the staff in the hotel also provided great service :)thank you to the host for being so hospitableriyah is a great hostriyah is definitely a great host as she provides timely responses to our queriesaffordable and easy to communicate with the hostRead more reviewsexcellent location and efficient and great hostthe place was great with a convenient parking space and a very accessible locationthe place is near everything which i liked the mosteasy to talk too place is nice quiet there's a robinson supermarket near the placethe place is very accessible and has gas station and supermarket nearby so perfect for staycations
11. Take a break from the city
It’s always good to have a short getaway once in a while to recharge yourself. While you’re here, don’t forget to explore Marikina’s shoe industry and learn about its rich history. Find yourself a new pair of shoes before you set off for your next adventure!
If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out this rental. Here, you can find a variety of options. So, whether you’re looking for a short-term rental in Marikina or a long-term one, you’ll undoubtedly find one that you’ll like.
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