Shoot arrows at Gandiva Archery Range and Cafe

Channel your inner Katniss Everdeen at this archery range in Ortigas Center.

By Rhea J. Bernardino
December 20, 2016

If you're a fan of The Hunger Games movie and book series, then you've probably fantasized about shooting an arrow through a bow a la Katniss Everdeen. Thankfully, there are places in the metro like Gandiva Archery that will turn your fantasy into reality.

Promoting the sport
Archery ranges have already been around in the country for years—it's only recently that archery has been introduced as a hobby or pastime and not just a competition sport. The opening of Gandiva Archery and other archery ranges just made this incredible activity even more accessible to eager visitors.

Gandiva Archery claims to be one of the pioneer archery brands in the country, having been founded in 2007. Its flagship branch is in Ortigas and within easy reach for tired office workers who want to let off some steam after a hard day's work. Gandiva has two other establishments in the Philippines: Gandiva Archery Davao within Gaisano Mall and Arrowland SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Learning to shoot
For only PHP 680.00 on weekdays and PHP 740.00 on weekends, aspiring archers can already enjoy an hour's worth of shooting arrows at Gandiva Archery Ortigas. For those who don't have their own gear, bow rentals are readily available at the range. Novice archers need not worry because Gandiva Archery has an attentive staff that will readily teach the ropes. They'll stay with you until you learn the proper pose, the correct way to hold the bow and release the arrow as well as and other tricks.

Gandiva grub
Shooting arrows all day can drain your energy, which is why Gandiva Archery Range put up Gandiva Café. The restaurant is just next to the archery range if you feel like replenishing your energy after a thrilling session. They have a menu of vegetarian dishes perfect for health buffs. Best of all, the archery range also has an ongoing Dine and Play promo: pay only PHP 700.00 and enjoy a one-hour session inclusive of meals at Gandiva Cafe.

Gandiva Archery Range and Café is located at the 7th Floor of One Corporate Center building in Julia Vargas Street corner Meralco Avenue in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. They are open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM from Monday to Saturday and 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Sundays.

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