15 Jan 2011

Driving Directions to Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall

  • 15 Jan 2011
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  • Many Filipinos who arrive from a trip abroad, even some balikbayans and returning OFWs has a habit of doing their duty free shopping days after their arrival date. I don't see any wrong with that. It's more relaxing and stress-free when you've already rested your body before you do the shopping, most especially that you're buying imported goods. We just need to remember that there are deadlines for duty free shopping. 48 hours for arriving passengers and foreign tourists, 15 days for balikbayans and OFWs and 1 year for senior citizens and handicapped persons. To help you manage your time, here are driving directions from different parts of Metro Manila to the Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall located in Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Paranaque City. You can also view photos of Duty Free Philippines and it's location map below.

    How To Get To Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall By Car

    Route #1

    From north of Metro Manila including Bulacan, Novaliches, Caloocan City, Balintawak, Bagong Baryo, Pampanga, Subic, Zambalez and other areas in Norther Luzon - you can take the route via Quiapo and Roxas Boulevard if you want to avoid the perennial traffic along EDSA.

    Take A. Bonifacio Avenue from NLEX. A. Bonifacio is the road that continues NLEX after passing through EDSA Cloverleaf Interchange in Balintawak. Stay on A. Bonifacio Avenue up to its other end which is in Blumentritt. Turn right onto Blumentritt. In Blumentritt, you get to pass by Dimasalang, a T-intersection to the left, and the Chinese General Hospital complex, and then, you must change your lane to the leftmost in preparation for a left turn in Aurora Boulevard.

    Here's a very important reminder. Aurora Boulevard intersection is a junction of more than two roads. Another street called Isagani runs diagonal to the left from where Blumentritt and Aurora Boulevard intersect. Avoid getting onto Isagani. You can do that by making a very sharp left turn, around 42 degree, to Aurora Boulevard. Most of the vehicles including passenger jeeps go left on Aurora Boulevard, so you can just follow them. I need to remind you about this because, it's very confusing when you already there. Aurora is wide and so is Isagani. So, just remember, sharp left to the wide road that intersects Blumentritt, that's Aurora Boulevard.

    In Aurora Boulevard, immediately go to to the rightmost lane and then turn right onto Dimasalang Street. Next intersection is Lacson Avenue. Cross Lacson Avenue and take Laon Laan Street. Dimasalang ends up in Lacson Avenue. Next main intersection in Laon Laan is Alfonso Mendoza in which Laong Laan ends. Alfonso Mendoza becomes Quezon Boulevard. Turn left on Alfonso Mendoza aka Quezon Boulevard.

    Stay to the middle of Quezon Boulevard and drive all the way, passing through Quezon Underpass. Cross Pasig River via Quezon Bridge until you get to Lawton where the big Post Office Building is situated to your right.

    Road name changes to Padre Burgos after passing Lawton area, and the road also bends to the left. Stay to the right of P. Burgos Street to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. Again let me reiterate, after crossing the intersection of the street next to Lawton that borders Manila City Hall, avoid passing through the Lagusnilad underpass by staying to the right of Padre Burgos. After passing that junction, stay to the middle of Padre Burgos, to your left now is the National Museum. Cross intersections of Finance Road, General Luna Street which is the way going to Intramuros, and Palacio Street. After crossing Palacio Street, stay to the left of Padre Burgos Street and then turn left on Roxas Blvd. Drive on Roxas Blvd all the way, stay to the middle, cross all intersections and pass through two flyovers - Gil Puyat flyover and EDSA flyover. By this time you're in the vicinity of Baclaran. After crossing the intersection of Airport Road, change lane to left of Roxas Boulevard in preparation for left turn. Turn left on NAIA Road. By the way, for added information, at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and NAIA Road to the other side is the location of Uniwide Coastal Mall. So if you're going there sometime, this is the route to take but you must stay to the right to get to Uniwide Coastal Mall.

    Back to topic. Now, you're on NAIA Road. Stay to the middle and cross intersections of Quirino Avenue and Domestic Road, respectively. After crossing Domestic Road, stay to the right. Next intersection with traffic lights is Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Turn right onto Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Avoid getting onto the ramp going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 also known as NAIA-1 which is located to the left of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. After passing the ramp to NAIA-1, stay to the middle of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Immediately next to the ramp of NAIA is PAGCOR, a huge landmark to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. While traversing PAGCOR complex, you will conspicuously notice Gate-3, followed by Gate-4. These are the gates of PAGCOR along Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Next to Gate-4, still to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also noticeable is the arch of Barangay Sto. Nino. After passing Barangay Sto. Nino arch, change your lane to the leftmost lane in preparation for the left turn to Duty Free Philippines.

    Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall is very visible to your left, located before you get to Puregold Paranaque, which is located to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also very visible from the distance.

    So, once you see the Puregold Paranaque from the distance, make sure you're driving to the leftmost lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Once you see the signs of Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall, flash your left signal and slowly turn left on the slot at the tip of the island and stop for a while so that the security officers on the gate or entrance to the complex of Duty Free Philippines notice you. They'll assist you by stopping all the incoming vehicles passing on the opposite lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Stop by the gate, open your window and wait for the security officers to give you parking card. The parking area is to the left of the Fiesta Mall building. From the gate pass through the small rotonda or roundabout counter-clockwise and head towards the parking area. Parking is free. Please make sure you have your passport before you get off the car and proceed to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall which is located opposite the parking area. Once you get to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines building, security officers will greet you and conduct some security procedure. You can ask them for assistance on what to do next. Enjoy your shopping.

    Added information: This is also the route and direction to Puregold Paranaque. To get to Puregold Paranaque, just stay to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Route #2

    Via EDSA. This route is good only during weekend and off-peak hours. But you can calculate your travel depending on your location along EDSA. This route is from Monumento, Project 8, Project 7, Project 2-3, Philcoa, Fairview, U.P. Diliman, Cubao and other areas on these vicinities. Take EDSA all the way to Pasay, pass through all the flyovers, tunnels and underpasses. Once you passed Magallanes flyover, stay to the left of EDSA and take the flyover that turns left onto Tramo, also known as Aurora Boulevard. It's the only flyover from EDSA turning left in Pasay area. Stay to the middle of Aurora Boulevard. Upon approach of the intersection where Aurora Boulevard ends, change your lane to the right and turn right onto Airport Road. Now before I continue this route to Duty Free Philippines, if you turn left the name of the road is Andrews Avenue from Aurora Boulevard, turning right the road is Airport Road from the corner of Aurora Boulevard. If you turn left on Andrew Avenue, you'll be going to Resort World Manila and NAIA Terminal 3. That's the route to Resort World Manila and NAIA-3 from EDSA and all the locations I've mention at beginning of the route. Just stay on Andrews Avenue to get to Resort World and NAIA-3. You'll pass through a roundabout or rotonda before you get back again onto Andrews Avenue where the NAIA-3 is to the right and the Resort World Manila is to the left. To get to the Resort World, you need to make a U-Turn at the end of Andrews Avenue. Now back to this route. Stay to the middle of Andrews Avenue. When you turn right from Aurora Boulevard or Tramo onto Andrews Avenue, you're on you're way to Domestic Airport and Terminal 2 and 3 of NAIA. Upon approach of the next main intersection which is Domestic Road, change lane to the left and turn left onto Domestic Road. Stay to the middle of Domestic Road all the way, pass Zest Air, Manila Domestic Air Terminal and Ninoy Aqunino Domestic Airport to your left. Domestic Road ends in NAIA Road, so upon approach change lane to the left. At the the right corner of Domestic Road and NAIA Road is the Park and Fly building where some passengers leave cars before boarding planes for a fee. Turn left on NAIA Road. Once in NAIA Road, immediately stay to the right and turn right onto the next main road which is Ninoy Aquino Avenue. If you go straight on NAIA Road, you'll be on your way to NAIA-2 or Terminal 2.

    Turn right onto Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Avoid getting onto the ramp going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 also known as NAIA-1 which is located to the left of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. After passing the ramp to NAIA-1, stay to the middle of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Next to the ramp of NAIA is PAGCOR, a huge landmark to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. While traversing PAGCOR complex, you will conspicuously notice Gate-3, followed by Gate-4. These are the gates of PAGCOR along Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Next to Gate-4, still to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also prominently noticeable is the arch of Barangay Sto. Nino. After passing Barangay Sto. Nino arch, change your lane to the leftmost lane in preparation for the left turn to Duty Free Philippines.

    Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall is very visible to your left, located before you get to Puregold Paranaque, which is located to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also very visible from the distance.

    So, once you see the Puregold Paranaque from the distance, make sure you're driving to the leftmost lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Once you see the signs of Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall, flash your left signal and slowly turn left on the slot at the tip of the island and stop a while so that the security officers on the gate or entrance to the complex of Duty Free Philippines notice you. They'll assist you by stopping all the incoming vehicles passing on the opposite lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Stop by the gate, open your window and wait for the security officers to give you parking card. The parking area is to the left of the Fiesta Mall building. From the gate pass through the small rotonda or roundabout counter-clockwise and head towards the parking area. Parking is free. Please make sure you have your passport before you get off your car and proceed to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall which is located opposite the parking area. Once you get to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines building, security officers will greet you and conduct some security procedure. You can ask them for assistance on what to do next. Enjoy your shopping.

    Added information: This is also the route and direction to Puregold Paranaque. To get to Puregold Paranaque, just stay to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Route #3

    From Tondo, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Binondo, Divisoria and other areas on these vicinities. Note: This route is the alternative route from Monumento. Route #2 is also an alternative route from Caloocan, Malabon and Valenzuela (Camanava). Advice from DirectionsOnWeb. Don't take Route #2 or the via EDSA route during peak hours as well as Fridays as this thouroughfare is congested during these days. Always check traffic situation along EDSA before you decide to take that route. I think, this route #3 is the good route compare to EDSA, except Wednesdays, of course, when all devotees of Our Mother of Perpetual Help flock to Redemptorist Church. The beauty of this route is the fact that many vehicles that used to passing through Roxas Boulevard now take the parallel highway which is President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Especially those going to the south of Metro Manila as well as the province of Cavite. A large volume of motorists is cut from Roxas Boulevard making it conducive for driving smoothly. You know, people, I myself can't express the feeling I feel everytime I cruise this historic boulevard, especially along the former Bay Walk area. The road widened, the coconut trees trimmed down so that it proportionally aligned the whole stretch of promenade along this grand boulevard, capped by a picturesque backdrop of Manila Bay below the great looking sky. I don't exactly look, otherwise I will collide with other vehicles. It just feels great cruising Roxas Boulevard. Where are we? I was carried away. I was enjoying it vicariously hehe. Okay back to topic.

    From your area, get to Jose Abad Santos Avenue. Those from Caloocan, Navotas, Malabon and Valenzueal take Rizal Avenue or any street parallel to it to get to Jose Abad Santos Avenue. Stay to the middle of Jose Abad Santos Avenue up to its end. Jose Abad Santos Avenue ends up in Recto. Cross Recto Avenue and Reina Regente begins. Drive on Reina Regente up to Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz. Turn right to go with the flow of one way traffic around Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz turning left on Juan Luna Street. Stay on Juan Luna crossing Dasmarinas Street. Follow where public jeepneys turn. Turn left on the next street after Dasmarinas. Turn right onto Jones bridge to cross Pasig River. You are now in Lawton taking Padre Burgos Street. Stay on Padre Burgos Street. Upon approach to the next intersection you must change your lane to the right of P. Burgos Street to avoid getting onto the Lagusnilad underpass and Taft Avenue. But not totally to the rightmost lane as you're not turning right. Just enough to avoid the Lagusnilad underpass. Again let me reiterate, after crossing the intersection of the street next to Lawton that borders Manila City Hall, avoid passing through the Lagusnilad underpass by staying to the right of Padre Burgos. After passing that junction, stay to the middle of Padre Burgos, to your left now is the National Museum. Cross intersections of Finance Road, General Luna Street which is the way going to Intramuros, and Palacio Street. After crossing Palacio Street, stay to the left of Padre Burgos Street and then turn left on Roxas Blvd. Drive on Roxas Blvd all the way, stay to the middle, cross all intersections and pass through two flyovers of Gil Puyat and EDSA. By this time you're in the vicinity of Baclaran. After crossing the intersection of Airport Road, stay to left of Roxas Boulevard in preparation for left turn. Turn left on NAIA Road. By the way, for added information, at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and NAIA Road to the other side is the location of Uniwide Coastal Mall. So if you're going there sometime, this is the route to take but you must stay to the right to get to Uniwide Coastal Mall.

    Back to topic. Now, you're on NAIA Road. Stay to the middle and cross intersections of Quirino Avenue and Domestic Road. After crossing Domestic Road, stay to the right. Next intersection with traffic lights is Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Turn right onto Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Avoid getting onto the ramp going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 also known as NAIA-1 which is located to the left of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. After passing the ramp to NAIA-1, stay to the middle of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Next to the ramp of NAIA is PAGCOR, a huge landmark to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. While traversing PAGCOR complex, you will conspicuously notice Gate-3, followed by Gate-4. These are the gates of PAGCOR along Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Next to Gate-4, still to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also prominently noticeable is the arch of Barangay Sto. Nino. After passing Barangay Sto. Nino arch, change your lane to the leftmost lane in preparation for the left turn to Duty Free Philippines.

    Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall is very visible to your left, located before you get to Puregold Paranaque, which is located to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also very visible from the distance.

    So, once you see the Puregold Paranaque from the distance, make sure you're driving to the leftmost lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Once you see the signs of Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall, flash your left signal and slowly turn left on the slot at the tip of the island and stop a while so that the security officers on the gate or entrance to the complex of Duty Free Philippines notice you. They'll assist you by stopping all the incoming vehicles passing on the opposite lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Stop by the gate, open your window and wait for the security officers to give you parking card. The parking area is to the left of the Fiesta Mall building. From the gate pass through the small rotonda or roundabout counter-clockwise and head towards the parking area. Parking is free. Please make sure you have your passport before you get off your car and proceed to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall which is located opposite the parking area. Once you get to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines building, security officers will greet you and conduct some security procedure. You can ask them for assistance on what to do next. Enjoy your shopping.

    Added information: This is also the route and direction to Puregold Paranaque. To get to Puregold Paranaque, just stay to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Route #4

    From Tagaytay, Cavite, Imus, Bacoor and other areas in these vicinities. It's always best to take the road with lesser traffic congestion. So I recommend, from your area take Emmilio Aguinaldo Highway onto the Manila-Cavite Coastal Road, most commonly known as Coastal Road. Stay to the middle and drive all the way to NAIA Road. Turn right onto NAIA Road. By the way, before you turn right onto NAIA Road, to your left, at the opposite corner of Coastal Road and NAIA Road is the Uniwide Coastal Mall. Okay, now you're along NAIA Road. Stay to the middle and cross intersections of Quirino Avenue and Domestic Road. After crossing Domestic Road, stay to the right.

    Next intersection with traffic light is Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Turn right onto Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Avoid getting onto the ramp going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 also known as NAIA-1 which is located to the left of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. After passing the ramp to NAIA-1, stay to the middle of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Next to the ramp of NAIA is PAGCOR, a huge landmark to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. While traversing PAGCOR complex, you will conspicuously notice Gate-3, followed by Gate-4. These are the gates of PAGCOR along Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Next to Gate-4, still to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also prominently noticeable is the arch of Barangay Sto. Nino. After passing Barangay Sto. Nino arch, change your lane to the leftmost lane in preparation for the left turn to Duty Free Philippines.

    Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall is very visible to your left, located before you get to Puregold Paranaque, which is located to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue and also very visible from the distance.

    So, once you see the Puregold Paranaque from the distance, make sure you're driving to the leftmost lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Once you see the signs of Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall, flash your left signal and slowly turn left on the slot at the tip of the island and stop a while so that the security officers on the gate or entrance to the complex of Duty Free Philippines notice you. They'll assist you by stopping all the incoming vehicles passing on the opposite lane of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Stop by the gate, open your window and wait for the security officers to give you parking card. The parking area is to the left of the Fiesta Mall building. From the gate pass through the small rotonda or roundabout counter-clockwise and head towards the parking area. Parking is free. Please make sure you have your passport before you get off your car and proceed to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall which is located opposite the parking area. Once you get to the main entrance of the Duty Free Philippines building, security officers will greet you and conduct some security procedure. You can ask them for assistance on what to do next. Enjoy your shopping.

    Added information: This is also the route and direction to Puregold Paranaque. To get to Puregold Paranaque, just stay to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue.

    Route #5

    From Alabang, Muntinlupa, Pacita, Metropolis Star Mall, Festival Mall, Sucat, Escalades South Metro, southern Tagalog provinces such as Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, and other areas in this region. The best and easy route is to take SLEX - South Luzon Expressway. Then take the East Service Road in Sucat to turn left on Dr. Santos Avenue also known as Sucat Road. Stay to the middle and drive all the way. You will pass by, to your right, Santana Grove, Paranaque Medical Center, SSS, Elorde Sports Complex, Ramon Pascual Institute, Jaka Plaza, Sucat Virramall and Paranaque Post Office before you pass through Imelda Bridge, from which road name changed to Ninoy Aquino Avenue after you pass through. To your left from SLEX up to Imelda Bridge are these: Mercury Drug, Hyundai, Saint James College, San Miguel Corporation, Delos Santos Polyclinic, Philippine Red Cross, AMA Computer College, Air Force One Digital KTV and Dampa Seafood Market and Restaurants. After Dampa, just drive on until the road bends to the right and then pass through Imelda Bridge. Now, you're on Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Stay to the middle. After a while you will pass by the very noticeable Multinational Avenue to the right of Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Thare's a big sign of Multinational. After you pass by Multinational, it's time to change your lane to the right. Next is the Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall with the sign visible from the road. As soon as you see the gate or entrance, turn right. Security officers will attend to you. By this time, your passport must be ready as they will ask for it before they let you in. The parking area is to the left of the Fiesta Mall building now that your facing the building. From the gate pass through the small rotonda or roundabout counter-clockwise and head toward the parking area. The entrance of the Fiesta Mall building is located opposite the parking area.

    Location Map of Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall


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