Marikina Tourism, Philippines

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Marikina (/mərɪˈkɪnə/) (Filipino: Lungsod ng Marikina), located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. Marikina was the capital of the Province of Manila from 1898 to 1899. Located along the eastern border of Metro Manila, it is bordered on the west by Quezon City, to the south by Pasig and Cainta, to the north by San Mateo and to the east by Antipolo, the capital of Rizal province. According to the , it has a population of . Marikina was given the title Shoe Capital of the Philippines because of its notable shoe industry, being the biggest manufacturer of shoes in the Philippines, producing almost 70% of shoes manufactured in the country. The Philippine International Footwear Center is located here where top quality shoes can be found. The Shoe Museum houses part of the famous shoe collection of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos, shoes of some of the world leaders, celebrities and shoes of different countries, making it the world's largest collection of pairs of shoes in a museum. Marikina is the main gateway of Metro Manila to Rizal Province as well as Quezon Province. It is one of the most awarded metropolitan cities in the Philippines, including the prestigious "Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines" awarded by the National Competitiveness Council in 2003 and 2005. Marikina remains in top 10 Philippine rankings, and ranking number one in Metro Manila for many years. A formerly rural settlement, Marikina is primarily residential and industrial, the city rapidly transformed into a highly urbanized and despite that there are no centralized business district established in the city, Marikina considered as one of the wealthiest local government units in the Philippines.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Marikina in Philippines. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Marikina like a local. A gripping city on its own right, Manila also deserves a visit. Add Manila to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Intramuros, Taal Volcano, Ocean Park. Tour packages of Marikina are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Marikina*

  • Pollution Statistics in Marikina

    Know the pollution level of Marikina before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 79.55 (High)
    • Water Pollution 77.38 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 76.19 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.81 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 77.27 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 65.48 (High)
  • Marikina: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Marikina for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marikina.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.77 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 67.86 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 64.8 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.73 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 57.29 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 56.12 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.2 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.39 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.35 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.37 (High)
  • Living in Marikina - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Marikina is 69.15 (Low)

    • Safety Index 41.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.71 (High)
    • Pollution Index 86.42 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55.78 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.86 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.12 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 24.73 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 27.66 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Marikina

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marikina

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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