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Sports and Recreation

Sports and recreational facilities. To date, Naga offers a variety of sports, recreational facilities and cultural centers.

The completion of the 10,000-seater Metro Naga Coliseum, an upcoming showcase that will soon break the City skyline, will provide the City and the whole Metro Naga a venue for big sports, entertainment and recreation spectacles and gatherings of national magnitude. An Araneta Center version, the mammoth structure also dubbed as the “Big Dome of Southern Luzon” is located right at the heart of the new CBD II in Triangulo.

Joining the Metro Naga Coliseum as the city’s premier sports and recreational facilities are:

The Metro Naga Sports Complex. Located in barangay Pacol, this 10-hectare structure is equipped with an Olympic sized pool, a 400-meter rubberized track oval, a 15,000-seater grandstand complete with an underground locker room and comfort rooms, a basketball court, volleyball court and an air-conditioned conference room. Constructed in 1997, this facility is the venue of the 1997, 2004 and 2007 Palarong Pambansa and the 1999 Palarong Bikol.

The Naga City Youth Center. Located in Taal Street, this 1.7-hectare facility has a playground, a gymnasium, a tennis court, swimming pool, skating rink, slides, see-saws, chinning bar, horizontal ladder and mini-park. It also has a convention area where different sectors can conduct their symposiums and seminars.

Resorts. Casa Ofelia, Peñafrancia, Kayumanggi, Agua Caliente, Spring Valley, and Jimenez Resorts are frequent venues for excursions especially during the summer season. These are complete with cottages and canteens where visitors can find comfort and convenience.

Multi-Purpose Courts. There are a total of 21 multi-purpose courts located all over the various barangays in Naga City where residents can conduct their sportsfests and baraylehan.

Playgrounds. There are 3 government-owned and 10 privately-owned (school) playgrounds located in various barangays in Naga City.

Public Parks and Plazas. Plaza de Nueva Caceres, Plaza Barlin, Plaza Rizal, Plaza Quezon and Plaza Quince Martirez are public parks where Nagueños and visitors can hold their picnics and leisurely while away their time.

The Caceres Sports Arena. Located in barangay San Felipe, this 2,000-seater cockfighting area is frequently crowded by cockfighting enthusiasts who take their chance in betting for their favorite cocks.

Gymnasia. Located in various schools and universities are gymnasia suitable for sportsfests and cultural presentations. The University of Nueva Caceres Sports Palace is the usual venue for concerts and the annual Miss Bicolandia pageant.

Auditoria and Social Pavilions. Schools such as the Universidad de Sta. Isabel, the University of Nueva Caceres and the Camarines Sur National High School have their own pavilions and auditoriums where audiences can conveniently watch their favorite plays and theatre performances by local and national artists.

Movie Houses. To date, there are a total of 4 cinemas all located in SM City, these movie houses are located within the Central Business District II where movie lovers can watch the latest Hollywood and local flicks.

Health Fitness Gyms. Body Fix, He-Man’s Fitness Gym, Villa Caceres Gym, Naga College Gym, Carezza Gym, Olympia Gym, Health Fitness Gym, and Iron Fitness Gym are only few of the health fitness gyms for men and women who are conscious of their health and fitness. Some of these gyms are complete with aerobics and ballroom classes.

Ballroom Dancing Studios. Ballroom dancing enthusiasts can improve their dancing with Naga City’s fast-growing number of ballroom studios: Clubm8, Bistro Antonio, among many others .

Videoke Bars. Amateur singers can belt out their favorite songs in videoke bars like Matchbox, San Diego, Bistro Roberto, and many more, all within Naga City’s Central Business District.

Malls. Nagueños and visitors flock the SM City Naga, Robertson ALDP and LCC Malls especially on weekends to indulge themselves in a myriad of recreational activities. Located in these malls are bingo games, kiddy rides, video arcades, videokes and foodcourts, aside from the usual shopping hubbub.

Ecological Park. The Naga City Ecology park is a joint effort of the city government and the Isarog Garden Society Foundation with the help of the Department of Tourism regional office. The 7-hectare park will have indigenous plants, garden, topiary garden, exotic palm garden, orchidarium, rose arbor and garden, bonsai area, water garden, Philippine fruit orchard, grotto and rosary garden, Chinese pagoda shrine, Japanese garden, cactus patch, butterfly farm, aviary, mini-forest of Philippine hardwood, picnic area, a network of walkways, lights, gazebo and pavilions and shops.

Mt. Isarog National Park. This protective enclave of flora and fauna is more than 600 hectares of lush vegetation. A favorite climbing site of local mountaineering groups, this National Park offers hidden mountain hollows, crystal spring and cascading waterfalls waiting the adventurous to come over and leave no left-overs.