Published on January 31st, 2012 | by Legazpi City66
Embarcadero de Legazpi is a world-class waterfront lifestyle hub at the Legazpi City harbor, the first of its kind in Southern Luzon.
As Bicol’s premier urban mall, Embarcadero redeems the glory days of the Legazpi City port district, which was once the region’s melting pot of economic activity as Spanish trading galleons used to dock in it. Today, as a Special Economic Zone accredited by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), it is opening doors for new investments—bringing in stores and brands that never found its way to this coastal city before.
As a pioneering investment in the country, it is projected to produce 3,400 jobs to generate a P408 million job wage per annum. Being the only mall that is open even until past midnight, Embarcadero de Legazpi has revitalized the city’s night life. With a beaming search light on top of its shimmering lighthouse and colorful lights reflecting on seawaters, nocturnal partygoers are drawn to this newfound haven where serene nature meets stylish urban living.
More than a venue for shopping, dining, and entertainment, Embarcadero is also home to one-of-a-kind adventure sport, the 350-meter zipline from a lighthouse over the Albay Gulf.
At the heart of this waterfront mall is the Celebration Plaza, a 105 sq. m. event center that can accommodate conventions, social gatherings, beauty pageants, fashion shows, competitions, and other events.
Embarcadero also has a 90-feet high skywalk to give a million peso view of the historical Albay Gulf, the cityscape, and the world-famous Mayon Volcano. It also has a 59 ft. Climbing Wall and a Bungee Trampoline.
Embarcadero also has an affordable classy hotel Ellis Ecotel, themed indoor amusement center “Funtasea Island”, a host of branded specialty boutiques, a Puregold Supermarket, a dental clinic, and an exclusive transportation service for the mall-goers for free. Embarcadero also offers electronic tricycles for rent for a remarkable tour in Legazpi City.
Soon to open at this waterfront mall is a Sutherland BPO, opening its door for employment of approximately 1,000 Bicolanos.
|Gross Floor Area||2.65 hectares|
|Development||12,000 sq. m. Commercial Center|
|Operation Hours||Hours of operation may vary per tenant to accommodate shopping and dining requirements throughout all hours of the day.|
|Transportation||Electronic jeepneys (e-jeeps), the exclusive service for Embarcadero mall goers with a special drop-off point within the complex for public transportation included in the city Jeepneys’ route.|
|Parking||100 parking slots|
|Services||Guest, services desk, first aid and security, handicap access|
Embarcadero de Legazpi Shops
- Mercury Drug
- Plains & Prints
- Mye Couture
- Lonely Planet
- Sandugo Adventure
- Aqua Suisse Perfume Bar & Souvenir Shop (Nuyles Enterprise)
- Bicol Shirts City
- Mye Bazaar
- Solo Moda
- Myrna Filcraft Industries
- Bert Initial Arts & Design Center
- Geiyha South Inc.
- Don Juan Puto
- Menelas Handicraft (Melissa Mendoza)
- Cas Pili Candies
- Melinda r. Aspa
- Noveno’s Pilinut
- Marbellas Native Collection
- Mr. John Mangampo (JJAM Food)
- Leo Sweets (Eden Llamera)
- JM Native Products
- Janmhayves Handicraft (Pascualita Bigornia)
- JND Handicraft & Souvenir Shop (Joel N. Ducante)
- Mesa Handicraft
- 9-A Enterprises & General Merchandise
- Bikol Sikat Handicraft
- Bikol Sweetgrass Handicraft
- Ysabel Hands & Crafts
- Demovoice Marketing
- JCM Concept Network Mgt.
- Larry Mular (Magic 65)
- Claire a. Suan (Bisakol)
- Sheryl Sodsod
- Precious Charm’s Collection
- Mr. Joel Compas
- Ms. Melissa Mendoza
- Analyn Medes
- Jelynne Olano
- Lyn’s Footwear
- Pinkle Anne Sodsod Ground Floor
- Pinkle Anne Sodsod 2nd Floor
- Mary Jean Escarcha
- Lady Mishil Butik
- Nathaniel Embroidery
- Ethniko de Tribo
- Bigg’s Diner
- Gerry’s Grill
- Mang Inasal
- Gilian’s Sea Wharf Chef
- CISYD BarRestoPaluto
- Kapuntukan Restobar & Grille
- La Mia Tazza
- Pacific Blue Dive & Café Center
- Potato Corner
- Dunkin Donut
- Chazz Fruits & Nuts
- Snowpy Ice Cream
- Wyne’s Popcorn
- Buko Ni Fruitas/Fruitas
- Banjos Chicken Inato
- Lot’s A Pizza
- Leylam Shawarma
- Salon Mye
- Ellis Ecotel
- Aristo’s Enterprises (Massage Center)
- Kompyuter Tayo
- E-games/ Embarcadero Bingo Boutique
- Clubhouse at Embarcadero
- Strike 8 Bowling Center
- Family Entertainment Center/ Funtasea Island (Arcade, Party Area and Reservations, Kiddie Rides)
- Indoor Amusement (Dart, Billiards, Table Tennis)
- Outdoor Recreational Activities (Edge Walk, Zipline, Wall Climbing, Bungee Trampoline)
- Sunwestville Realty and Development Corporation
- Pristine Memorial Gardens Sales & Marketing Office
- Misibis Land, Inc.
- MRC Business Ventures
- Metrosphere Corporation
- SLT BPO Incubation
- YKL Color, Inc. (FujiFilm)
- Creative Hands Advertising
- BPI ATM
- Chinabank ATM
- On-Line Lotto
Dining and Shopping
This commercial hub being likened to the Fisherman’s Wharf of San Francisco, California offers a wide range of food choices–from fast food to fine dining. Fast food joints and Cafes include Kitaro Sushi, La Mia Tazza, Mang Inasal, Bigg’s Diner, Gerry’s Grill, Pacific Blue Dive Center and Cafe, Gillian’s Sea Wharf and more! It has recently opened Cisyd Bar Resto Paluto, the first “dampa” style restaurant in the city, located at the mall’s seaside promenade.
True to its concept as a “lifestyle mall” more than a mere “shopping mall”, several shops have opened at Embarcadero including Sandugo, Cinderella, Bratpack, F2M, and ResToeRun. There’s even a premium brands store that offers genuine posh signature bags like Chanel, Gucci, and Hermes that one could only find either in Manila or abroad. The Embarcadero also hosts the city’s first Puregold Supermarket.
Adventures and activities
For adventure-seekers, the mall now offers several activities such as 350-meter zipline from a lighthouse, kart race, and segway. Segways are two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles. The segways at Embarcadero are the first in the country. Other exciting activities include parasailing, Jet Ski, paddle boat, and water jeep. Soon, helicopter rides will be offered for those who want to capture a panoramic view of Mt. Mayon and the Albay Gulf. A modern bowling lane is also guaranteed to provide loads of fun for families and groups of friends.
As a veritable one-stop shop, Embarcadero also offers a marine-themed hotel called Ellis Ecotel. The luxurious yet affordable hotel offers guests the illusion of seafaring while taking in the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the looming Mayon Volcano.
Health and Relaxation
Embarcadero is also the home of the Suncore Diagnostic Clinic and the Excelsior Spa.
Events and festivities
The mall’s spacious round Celebration Plaza, which is at the heart of the commercial building, is a favorite venue for events. The 1,050-square-meter venue hosted the city’s first international concert featuring balladeer David Pomeranz. In 2010, it hosted the Amazing Race Asia Season 4 Viewing Party celebrating episode 5 which featured Albay as a pit stop of the popular reality TV show.
Embarcadero also hosts nightly events at the Celebration Plaza like band competitions, pageants, dance contents, and boxing tournaments, making it the city’s official entertainment rendezvous for all classes.
Address: Legazpi Port, Victory Village, Legazpi
Telephone: (052) 820-2360 | (052) 480-3357 | (0915) 760-6244
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Photos courtesy of Embarcadero de Legazpi, Dax Cabredo, Dacel Andes, Jojie Alcantara and more. Dios Mabalos po.