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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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5 Best Outdoor Spots in Makati – There's No Need to Get Cooped up Indoors in Makati

Makati is one of the many cities that make up the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. Read on to find out some of the best activities to do outdoors while you're on holiday there.


Rev it Up at Circuit Makati

Compete with your travel buddies as you go-kart around the tracks at Circuit Makati. Located at the Makati Hippodromo, Circuit Makati features open-air tracks which are rather professionally done. They provide exciting twists and turns for drivers. What are you waiting for? It's time to quench your need for speed!


Greenbelt Park

Become one with the universe at Greenbelt Park. The park is known for its lush landscapes, calming lagoon and peaceful atmosphere. Fountains and mini waterfalls pepper the area. Find one of the various 'zen' zones here and relax in peace, in isolation from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Makati.


Legazpi Active Park

Worried that you're going to succumb to the dreaded holiday pounds as they firmly deposit themselves around your middle? Never fear. Makati has a wonderful outdoor exercising spot that will help you keep the pesky pounds far, far away. Throw on some running shoes and hightail it to Legazpi Park. You'll be motivated by the hordes of fitness maniacs that surround you on the jogging trail, and you can enjoy some great scenery while you're at it.


Jaime C Velasquez Park

Who doesn't love a beautiful park in the heart of the city? What makes Jamie C Velasquez Park stand out is the weekly open-air food market that temporarily sets up shop here. The Salcedo Saturday Market is no ordinary outdoor food fair. It sells high-end artisan and gourmet treats from around the world, in addition to iconic local favourites. You will find items like Teriyaki Chicken here, as well as loads of exotic seafood. The market has been known to sell some excellently baked mussels that hail from New Zealand. If you're in Makati on a Saturday, make sure to make a trip to Jaime C Velasquez Park. It is located around 5 to 7 minute walk away from accommodation options like Citadines Salcedo Makati; one of the several Makati serviced apartments in the area.


P Burgos Street

P Burgos Street is a rather unconventional pick when it comes to the best outdoor venues. This is because it's actually a red-light district. That being said, it's a great place for a fairly tame night of revelry under the stars too. Many bars and restaurants line the street, and come sundown, locals and tourists alike can be found partying by the side of the road. Sit at one of the many cafes' outdoor seating areas, and watch as the fun spills out onto the pavements. Just keep an eye out for pickpockets; be especially alert if someone brushes past or knocks into you.