Sports / Recreational Places Category

Deca Wakeboard Park Davao

May 15, 2014

The first cable waterpark I’ve featured here on Vista Pinas is the famous Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur. But if you want your fix of watersports but don’t have the means to go to Bicol, there are actually several other cable waterparks elsewhere in the country. One of them... (read more)

Cloud 9 Tower

November 9, 2013

As you may all know, Siargao Island is considered as the surfing capital of the Philippines, with plenty of surfing events and competitions being held on the east coast such as the prestigious Siargao International Surfing Cup. (Indonesian Putra Hermawan recently won the 2013 Men’s Open Division at the said... (read more)

Batangas Racing Circuit

August 26, 2013

I have previously featured a couple of motorsport racing circuits in the country and these are the Carmona Racing Circuit in Carmona, Cavite, and the Subic International Raceway in Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The track of the former is about 1 kilometer long, while the latter’s is 3 kilometers. Well,... (read more)

Camsur Watersports Complex

July 20, 2013

Unlike southern neighbor Albay, Camarines Sur was not well known as a tourist destination. Aside from being the seat of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Bicol’s patron saint, Camarines Sur and its main city of Naga was just a rest stop of vacationers going to Legazpi to see Mount Mayon, Donsol... (read more)

Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. Sports Complex

July 2, 2010

Located quite a bit to the north of downtown Puerto Princesa City in Palawan is the Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. Sports Complex. This sports complex was named after the city’s preeminent son Ramon Mitra, Jr. who became the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992. He died... (read more)

Subic International Raceway

May 27, 2009

Eleven months ago, I featured here in Vista Pinas the Carmona Circuit. That racing circuit is primarily for karting and motorbike races and can’t support Formula Three type races. Well, the Subic International Raceway (Wikipedia) is one that does and in fact, it was one of the courses regularly visited... (read more)

Ponderosa Golf Club

August 3, 2008

I haven’t been to Ponderosa Golf Club but I wish I did during one of the few times I’ve been to Puerto Galera. No, I don’t want to go here to play golf but rather to see the majestic view. You see, Ponderosa is located about 600 meters above sea... (read more)

Panaad Park and Stadium

July 21, 2008

The Panaad Park and Stadium is one of the most modern sports complex in the Philippines and it is found in Bacolod City. This 25-hectare sports complex has been the site of the Mens’ Football Event of the 2005 SEA Games as well as the location of the qualifying tournament... (read more)

Carmona Racing Circuit

June 16, 2008

Here’s something for all you racing enthusiasts out there! Just outside Metro Manila in Carmona, Cavite is the Carmona Racing Circuit. I believe this is the second-best multi-purpose racing circuit in the country after the Batangas Racing Circuit (which sadly doesn’t have any hi-res satellite photos in Google Maps yet).... (read more)

Ynares Center

December 30, 2007

If you know something about Filipino politics, then you know that there are certain families in every locality that seem to have made politics a family business. The province of Rizal and the City of Antipolo is no exception, being the fiefdom of the Ynares Family (pronounce the ‘y’ like... (read more)

Don Ramon Durano Sr. Memorial Sports Complex

October 15, 2007

The Don Ramon Durano Sr. Memorial Sports Complex in Danao City, Cebu is pretty much like every other sports facility in the country. But its claim to fame is that it is one of the venues for the 2005 SEA Games, specifically the mountain biking event. Fortunately, the Philippines won... (read more)

PICOP Causeway

October 8, 2007

While “traveling” around Google Maps looking for interesting and intriguing places to feature here in Vista Pinas, I stumbled upon this long 700-meter or so jetty in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. It turns out that this is the PICOP Causeway. located in the PICOP Compound in Brgy. Tabon. This... (read more)

Smart Araneta Coliseum

August 17, 2007

The last time I went inside Araneta Coliseum was when I got to watch Jars of Clay’s concert back in March 2005. And I can’t remember the first time I got inside The Big Dome; I was likely a kid back then. Anyway, did you know that the Araneta Coliseum is... (read more)

San Lazaro Racetrack

June 11, 2007

Years ago, when I heard that SM was to put up SM City San Lazaro where the San Lazaro Hippodrome was, I wondered what happened to the racetrack. I guess it shows my ignorance that I only learned recently that the Manila Jockey Club, which manages the Manila property, had... (read more)

Burnham Park

June 25, 2006

No first-time visit to Baguio City will be complete without going to Burnham Park at the very center of the city. To the northwest is the City Hall and off to the northeast is the famous Session Road. Standing imposingly on a hill to the east is SM City Baguio. Named... (read more)