La Mesa Eco Park, Forest in the City; Philippines
La Mesa Eco Park, forest in the city, locates in East Fairview/Quezon City, Manila, Philippines.It’s a place where you and stroll and unwind, do many activities such as swimming, biking, hiking, wall climbing, boating, rowing etc. and feel like in a forest.
I will mention how to get there and the costs, what to do in La Mesa Eco Park, and many great photos of its.Plus, I will share some first time on the internet photos at the end of the article.This is probabily amogst the largest La Mesa Eco Park photo files on the internet now.At least I haven’t seen larger…
How to get La Mesa Eco Park and Costs…
From many central districts of Manila (NCR, National Capital Region) such as Makati, you can take a bus or a taxi directly to La Mesa Eco Park (or shortly Eco Park).Actually if you take bus, you will need a few more minutes by tricycle.
From many central districts of Manila, you could take the bus which goes to (East) Fairview to go to Eco Park.If you take an “air-con” and “video onboard” bus, you can enjoy this little trip more.You will get off the bus at the East Fairview Subdivision and need a tricycle into the park.For the bus you will pay mostly about 2 dollars per person and plus the tricycle for about (or less than) 1 dollar for all.
(One of The Victory Liner buses, Philippines)
If you wanna go by taxi, just tell the driver to turn on the taximeter or they might try to negotiate not to turn on the meter because it’s a bit far from central districts such as Makati.I’d suggest you not to accept more than 10 dollars or ask them to turn on the taximeter.(Taxi drivers are mostly similar about this matter everywhere .I will mention this taxi driver matter and some tips within another article).
(-Left Lane- Way back from La Mesa Park, Commonwealth Avenue, Iglesia Ni Cristo Cruch back on left)
You’ll pay 2-3 dollars something per person upon entrance too.
What to do in La Mesa Eco Park…
Actually the park is full of natural beauties and is a great opportunity for many things which you can’t really do in city center.
(La Mesa Eco Park Entrance, Quezon City)
There’s a nice swimming pool a few minutes away on foot after the entrance.You could have fun in it by feeling away from city center because only things you can see are trees, plants , greens all around.
But actually you’d better see around before getting into the pool, you can do later too.There’re gorgeous things to see/do around.You can go for boating and have a romantic boat trip on the sweet lagoon or you can also go for fisihing in another small sweet lagoon.Both activities are quite popular in the Park.There’s another pool in which there’s neptune pond (statue) which is worth to see.
(Neptune Pond in The Pool in La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
The park is an attraction center for many photographers too.You could encounter some photographers around with some male and/or female models trying to find a nice place to take photos.If you like photographing too, that’s your place.Take your best camera with you.I am sure you will get many gorgeous captures.
There are many banks and sizzling facilities to have a nice picnic.You’ll find also some fountains and trash cans around to make it easier for you.You can actually take some cover to put on the ground and sit or take a nap on it rather than the banks.It’s pretty refreshing.You’ll like taking some clear breath away from city noise and pollution.
(Boating in La Mesa Eco Park, East Fairview/Quezon City)
There are many gorgeous kind of flowers, giant trees, little fish, different kind of plant, scienic views around.Places for sports such as wall climbing, pull up, rope climbing are available around La Mesa Eco Park.You can also go deep in the forest with your bikes or just on foot.
Adjacent to the park is La Mesa Dam which supplies most of the water of Manila.You could go to see the dam to but not for swimming, boating etc.(See the photos at at the end of the article)
There’re little shopping places where you can buy ice-creams, drinks, foods and/or souvenirs.There will also be some men walkign around and selling some traditional sweets, drinks or foods.That’s surely a good experience to taste them.I tried one which is made of soya beans and some sweet caramel.It’s called “Tahu” .It’s given in a plastic cup, it’s tasty.You could try it.
(Wall Climbing in La Mesa Eco Park, East Faireview/Quezon City)
Now, more photos of La Mesa Eco Park, see what you could do inside… (These photos are first time on the internet)
(On Top of Steps at La Mesa Eco Park, A Bird’s Eye View to The Park, Quezon City)
(View of right side on top of steps, La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
(View of left side on top of steps, La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
(General view on top of steps, that’s the lagoon for fishing down, La Mesa Eco Park )
(Way Deep Into The Forest in La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
(A deep view to far away in La Mesa Eco Park, East Faiview/Quezon City)
(Colorful flowers in La Mesa Eco Park, East Faivre/Quezon City, Philippines)
(It doesn’t really look like a place in city center, does it?, That’s why calling it A Forest in City Center)
(Some fish in roadside pool, La Mesa Eco Park, East Fairview/Quezon City)
(A far view of Amphitheater & Coliseum in La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
(A closer view of Amphitheater & Coliseum in La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
(Water source of Manila -NCR- La Mesa Dam, Adjacent to the Park, Quezon City)
(A Giant Tree in La Mesa Eco Park, East Fairview/Quezon city)
(Flower called “Bird of Paradise” in La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
(A Lagoon & Fishing Place in La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City)
It’s absolutely amongst must see places in Manila -NCR-!!
Stay in touch with your Trip Advisor ChaOs…
Thanks a lot! Yes, I have been to La Mesa Eco Park. So, yes, I know what I am talking about, haha. I am happy I can get it through.
It’s difficult to find knowledgeable people on this topic,
however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!
I’ve been here once! Loved it really…
Yep, it’s in Quezon City! And that’s where I live 🙂
That’s like a forest inside the city! Wonderful place, La mesa eco dam park. Love it
There’s no place just like the Philippines!
You have such a good taste of views to portray with your camera, wonderful pictures that showcase nature at its best. This creates a good impression of the Philippines in general, the fact that La Mesa Eco-Park is at the heart of the city what more on the countryside with its more than 7,000 islands of nature trails like Palawan, Bohol or just outside Metro Manila like Laguna with its lush green Mountains of Mt. Makiling and Mt. Banahaw clusters.
Btw I work outside the country, while my place is in the Quezon City just outside the La Mesa Eco-park. On my vacation I enjoyed so much doing my early morning jogging there and we have an outlet of Kamby’s Meat Shop Atbp. just outside the gate along Commonwealth Ave. We have a loyal clientele from Eco-Park who spend their hanging out with some drinks and karaoke music after their work in Eco-Park. Kudos to them since the atmosphere inside the park is like you’ve been in the forest with no beer and loud music.
However, this place is for those who want to escape the hassle of the city or simply change for while the feel of the crowd.
Thanks @Chaos for featuring La Mesa Eco-Park with less than $2 entrance fee to enjoy those shared pictures for real.
Thank you very much for your comment Rhean, I’m so glad to see that… And I agree with you, it’s really a wonderful country !! There will be more posts and photos about Philippines very soon…
Wow! a great choice of photos, nearly perfectly captured, thanks for sharing with us. You’re right Philippines is the Island of paradise a nice country to have pleasure with family; friends and Lover’s. They have multiple choices of places to visit, to relax or sight seeing, beaches, parks, with its nature beauty, and huge malls to where you can find everything you need. I would advice to every one who loves to travel, that Philippines is one among those country you could dreamed of to live or a second home…
Thanks Chaos , for guiding us and for those who haven’t been in Philippines yet, Chaos will guide you through the web site… keep up the good work, were hearing more from you about where to visit for our next destination…GOD Blessed…….