Hotels in Manila

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1726 Adriatico Street corner Alonzo Street, Barangay 698, Manila, Metro Manila (Show Map)
For tourists going to Manila, it is recommended to visit the popular tourist spots like Rizal Park, National Museum, Intramuros, and many more. However, like many adventurous travelers tend to do, it would also be nice to explore the city deeper by c... (Show More)
3.8
43 reviews
3.0
44 reviews
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Earn as much as 36 points.
PHP 2,100
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1771 M. Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila (Show Map)
Situated along Adriatico Street in Malate is a comfortable boutique hotel named Malate Pensionne. This hotel gives first-class accommodation suitable for all types of local and international travelers seeking quality lodging in the heart of Manila. T... (Show More)
3.6
65 reviews
3.0
207 reviews
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Earn as much as 20 points.
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PHP 1,000
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7835 Makati Avenue Corner Eduque Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila (Show Map)
The glitzy Makati is a city in the Philippines that never sleeps. At daytime, it is lively with so many people, mostly employees, who go there for another day at the office. At night, it is vibrant when many restaurants, bars, and shops attract visit... (Show More)
3.7
117 reviews
3.5
860 reviews
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Earn as much as 44 points.
PHP 3,187
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1630 L.M. Guerrero Street, Malate, Barangay 697, Manila, Metro Manila (Show Map)
Whether your stay in Manila is for business or a holiday, Tropicana Suites provides you with all the comforts of a warm and cozy home.

Tropicana Suites is located along L.M. Guerrero Street in the district of Malate, about a 30-minute drive from t...
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4.0
98 reviews
4.0
230 reviews
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Earn as much as 80 points.
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PHP 3,300
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101 Dela Rosa Street, Barangay San Lorenzo, Makati, Metro Manila (Show Map)
Prince Plaza II Condotel is strategically located at the corner of Legaspi and Dela Rosa Streets in Makati City, right within the heart of the country's premiere business district, and right across from one of the country's premiere shopping malls, G... (Show More)
3.7
26 reviews
3.0
364 reviews
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Earn as much as 50 points.
PHP 4,334
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1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati (Show Map)
With a prestigious address and a five-star rating, Fairmont Makati is the hotel of choice for those who are looking for a particular kind of luxurious comfort as well as exquisite and world-class services.

Fairmont Makati proudly stands right in the...
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4.6
3 reviews
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Earn as much as 186 points.
PHP 9,314
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2863 E. Zobel Street, Poblacion, Makati City (Show Map)
The daily grind of the metro eventually takes a toll on you and when the time comes that you need to take a break from it all, going on a staycation may just be the best help you replenish your energy. For a relaxing stay in the city, you need a hote... (Show More)
4.1
34 reviews
4.0
342 reviews
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Earn as much as 47 points.
PHP 3,951
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2150 Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila (Show Map)
Located along Roxas Boulevard, corner Quirino Avenue, Malate, Manila City, Aloha Hotel provides excellent accommodations in a convenient location.

Aloha Hotel is just a 30-minute drive away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Roxas Bo...
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3.2
7 reviews
3.0
61 reviews
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Earn as much as 41 points.
PHP 2,634
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Arnaiz Avenue, Ayala Centre, Makati (Show Map)
Armed with exquisite world-class facilities and distinct Thai hospitality, Dusit Thani Manila will gift you with an amazing stay that you can only expect from a five-star hotel. Perfect for fancy staycations or business trips, the stylish hotel refle... (Show More)
4.3
6 reviews
4.0
2273 reviews
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Earn as much as 721 points.
PHP 6,478
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Dr. A. Santos Avenue corner Victor Medina, Barangay San Dionisio, Paranaque, Metro Manila (Show Map)
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Oyster Plaza Hotel Paranaque, is a budget friendly hotel, ideal for travelers who are seeking accessibility to Manila. This modest hotel has clean facilities, modern amenities, and accommodating services. The hotel has an on-site coffee bar and resta... (Show More)
3.7
5 reviews
3.0
72 reviews
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Earn as much as 24 points.
PHP 1,990
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1026 A. Arnaiz Avenue San Lorenzo Village, Makati City (Show Map)
Nestled along Arnaiz Avenue in San Lorenzo Village, Crown Regency Hotel Makati is an excellent choice for business travelers seeking accessibility in the country's business hub, friends and families seeking rest and recuperation just within the metro... (Show More)
3.6
3 reviews
3.5
382 reviews
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Earn as much as 48 points.
PHP 3,410
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8429 Kalayaan Avenue, Corner Makati Avenue, Makati (Show Map)
Lourdes Suites is an affordable and comfortable accommodation near the business district of Makati, making it a suitable place for business and leisure travelers alike.

Situated along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati, Lourdes Suites is a 10-minute drive a...
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5.0
1 review
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Earn as much as 28 points.
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PHP 2,400
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2914 Finlandia corner Einstein Street, Makati (Show Map)
Herald Suites Solana, at 2914 Finland corner Einstein Street, Makati City, is ideal for the business and leisure traveler who seeks the convenience of nearby shopping, as well as nearby places to meet up with associates.

The hotel's facilities and...
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4.3
4 reviews
4.0
112 reviews
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Earn as much as 61 points.
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PHP 6,100
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2015 F1 Hotel Manila 32nd St. Bonifacio Global City, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (Show Map)
The first premiere hotel to rise in Taguig's premier Bonifacio Global City (BGC) area, F1 Hotel Manila is a lifestyle hotel that offers the highest standards of services, facilities, and amenities. Standing just within walking distance from corporate... (Show More)
4.2
9 reviews
4.0
1276 reviews
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Earn as much as 102 points.
PHP 6,049
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#35 Mother Ignacia Ave. Diliman Quezon City, Quezon City (Show Map)
New Camelot Hotel offers luxurious temporary living spaces fit for kings and queens.

This medieval-themed hotel, inspired by the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, is situated along Mother Ignacia Street, in Quezon City. The hot...
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4.4
1 review
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Earn as much as 16 points.
PHP 1,662
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7461 Santillan Street, Pio del Pilar, Makati City (Show Map)
Situated just a couple of blocks away from the country's premiere financial center, Saint Illian's Inn has become a favorite choice for families and business travellers alike who are looking for cozy, convenient, and practical living spaces in the me... (Show More)
3.9
4 reviews
4.0
55 reviews
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Earn as much as 33 points.
PHP 2,950
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4F St. Francis Square Building Dona Julia Vargas corner Bank Drive Ortigas Center, Barangay Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila (Show Map)
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There’s a clear picture of a gorgeous beach in a secluded place that comes in your head whenever you think of a vacation. But because of the tough demands of the city life, you often settle for an uninterrupted sleep all day within your already clutt... (Show More)
4.1
297 reviews
3.5
359 reviews
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Earn as much as 53 points.
PHP 2,600
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317 Katipunan Avenue, Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila (Show Map)
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The Oracle Hotel and Residences, at 317 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, showcases chic interiors with carefully selected furnishing. It's a hotel that hopes to offer relaxation and fun at the same time.

The hotel and residences have f...
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4.0
3 reviews
4.0
74 reviews
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Earn as much as 67 points.
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PHP 3,808
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2321, Aurora formerly Tramo Road, cor. Andrews, Aurora Blvd, Pasay (Show Map)
The reception can offer helpful tips for getting around the area.

SM Mall of Asia Arena is 2.4 km from Asiatel Hotel, while SMX Convention Center is 2.6 km away. The nearest airport is Manila International Airport, 3 km from the accommodation.
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Earn as much as 44 points.
PHP 3,744
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35 President Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque (Show Map)
Nestled in a quiet residential area just minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, The Purple Tree Bed & Breakfast provides a cozy respite for business or leisure travelers. This charming bed & breakfast is also perfect for city dwell... (Show More)
4.2
6 reviews
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Earn as much as 23 points.
PHP 2,380
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531 Antonio Flores St. , Ermita (Show Map)
The comforts of home and impeccable services of a hotel find a great balance in Paragon Tower Hotel, providing you with comfortable accommodations right in the heart of the metro.

Conveniently located along A. Flores Street, Ermita in the City of Ma...
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3.8
2 reviews
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Earn as much as 40 points.
PHP 4,027
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4687 Santiago Street corner B. Valdez and Singian Streets, Makati (Show Map)
Amidst the busy streets of Makati, The Y2 Residence Hotel is an exceptionally good choice for business and leisure travelers. The hotel promotes the concept of yin and yang as it offers a dose of harmony despite being in the heart of Makati. The Y2 R... (Show More)
4.0
11 reviews
4.0
418 reviews
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Earn as much as 85 points.
PHP 6,751
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Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street Ortigas Centre, Pasig (Show Map)
Found in the heart of the dynamic commercial district of Ortigas is the 5 star Marco Polo Hotel, offering world class services and luxurious suites. Marco Polo Ortigas has four restaurants (Cucina, Lung Hin, Café Pronto, and VU's - Skybar) which are ... (Show More)
4.5
10 reviews
4.5
2628 reviews
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Earn as much as 85 points.
PHP 8,572
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5010 P. Burgos Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City (Show Map)
Right at the heart of Makati, where the city never sleeps and the street lights blink incessantly with the stars at night is the Royal Bellagio, a place of refuge, recreation and rejuvenation. A total of 110 rooms that stands regal yet quaint like th... (Show More)
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Earn as much as 42 points.
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PHP 3,500
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1406 Vito Cruz Ext. Pablo Ocampo Street, Brgy. La Paz, Makati City (Show Map)
There are times when budget is important when looking for a hotel, especially in one of the biggest and busiest cities in Metro Manila, like Makati. 24H Apartment Hotel takes care of that. This hotel provides all the basic comforts for business and l... (Show More)
3.7
77 reviews
3.0
197 reviews
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Earn as much as 20 points.
PHP 1,283
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1 Jasmine Drive, Pasay (Show Map)
Prepare yourself for a comfortable and memorable experience on your Pasay staycation when you stay at Remington Hotel. The glitz and glamour of the entertainment district of Pasay is seen and felt in the modern design, the lush ambiance, and the exce... (Show More)
4.8
7 reviews
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Earn as much as 51 points.
PHP 5,121
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25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig (Show Map)
Located along ADB Avenue in Pasig City, Discovery Suites offers luxury and comfort for families seeking rest and recuperation just within the metro, business travelers looking for accommodation in one of the country's fast growing business hub, and i... (Show More)
5.0
1 review
4.5
889 review
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Earn as much as 97 points.
PHP 7,817
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2168 Don Chino Roces Avenue, (Formerly Pasong Tamo Street), Makati (Show Map)
Herald Suites offers polished and personalized service that is sure to make each guest feel right at home. Located along Don Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City, the hotel is accessible via taxi cabs, and about 5km away from the Ninoy Aquino Internatio... (Show More)
3.5
70 reviews
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Earn as much as 61 points.
PHP 6,100
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23 Makisig Street, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City (Show Map)
Haeinsa Condotel is a budget-friendly condo-type accommodation located in the country's biggest city, Quezon City.

Situated along Makisig Street in Diliman, Haeinsa Condotel gets you easy access to the leading entertainment and shopping centers in t...
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4.5
3 reviews
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Earn as much as 27 points.
PHP 1,630
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156 Kamuning Road Corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila, Quezon City (Show Map)
Quezon City is filled with life and laughter and fun. There are a lot of things to do, with all the businesses and the other activities that are in the area. But amidst all the hustle and bustle, there are places where one can get away to and just re... (Show More)
3.2
9 reviews
1.0
3 reviews
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Earn as much as 17 points.
PHP 1,399
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Metro Manila is home to the most vibrant cities in the country. Sprawling with the biggest commercial centers, business districts, and residential areas, the megacity is also the Philippine's center of culture, economy, government, and education. It has a population of more than 12 million people that swells with employees and students at daytime as well as the tourists who arrive every day. Being the location of major airports, Metro Manila is also the gateway of the country to the rest of the world.

Manila is the nation's capital and where some of the country's significant landmarks can be found. The Malacañang Palace is the residence of the President of the Philippines. The walls of Intramuros are the ruins of the oldest district of Manila—constructed during the 16th century, the fortress has withstood countless attacks throughout its history. Located within its walls is the Manila Cathedral, the episcopal see of the Archbishop of Manila. It was founded in 1571 and has been visited by three popes since it was established.

Shopping opportunities are endless in Metro Manila. Some of the biggest malls in the Philippines are SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia, located in Quezon City and Pasay respectively. Bonifacio Global City in Taguig is a financial and commercial district with shopping areas teeming with high-end boutiques, designer outlets as well as fine dining restaurants and cafes.

Metro Manila is also a haven for high-rollers. It has some of the world-class and luxurious casinos in the country like Resorts World Manila, Solaire Resort and Casino, and City of Dreams Manila.  



By Air
Whether you are coming to Metro Manila from abroad or any city or town in the 7,107 islands of the country, air travel is the most convenient and practical way of reaching the megacity of the “Pearl of the Orient of Asia.”

Manila International Airport, more commonly known as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), is your primary gateway to Metro Manila. Located in between the cities of Pasay and Parañaque in the southern section of Metro Manila, the NAIA complex has four terminals that serve both local and international flights from over 30 airlines like Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways,  Emirates Airlines, and Philippine Airlines—the flag carrier of the country.

 
By Sea
Metro Manila is also home to the premier shipping gateway of the country, the Port of Manila, located at the northern section of Metro Manila. Housing the North and the South Harbor, the Port of Manila serves mostly domestic sea travels. International sea travel services via the port are scarce, though international cruise ships from China and Japan dock occasionally at the South Harbor.


By Land
Bus services to Manila from almost any point in the country are also available and not hard to find. Whether you are going up north or down south of the Philippines, there are over a hundred bus companies that offer safe and efficient trips to your preferred destinations. Most of the bus terminals in Metro Manila are found in Cubao in Quezon City, Sampaloc in Manila, and in Pasay City.

 
How to Get Around
By Jeep
Metro Manila offers a variety of transportation modes that will get you from one place to the other. The most iconic of the lot would be the Public Utility Jeepneys, or simply called "jeeps." As of January 2016, a jeep ride costs PHP 7.00 for the first 4 kilometers.

By Bus and Train
City buses are also available and are the preferred option for longer intercity commutes. Trains such as the Philippine National Railway (PNR), the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2, and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) bring you to various points from the northern, eastern, western, and southern sections of the metro.

By Taxi
The more convenient option to take would be the taxi with the flag down rate starting at PHP 30.00.

Others
Ride-sharing services such as Grab and Uber are also available in the metro, giving taxi services a run for their money.

What to See
Metro Manila is a hodgepodge of everything that represents the Filipino culture and a bustling megacity where the old meets the new.

Landmarks
In the heart of Metro Manila is the city of Manila, the nation’s capital and home to numerous historic landmarks that will take you back in time to the colonial period. Intramuros, a walled fortress that occupies 67 hectares of land in the city, was built in 1571 and was once the seat of government of the Philippines during the Spanish period. Today, Manila’s oldest and historic district houses various institutions of higher learning such as the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Mapua Institute of Technology, and the publicly funded Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila to name a few.

The San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features impressive Spanish Baroque architecture that will leave you breathless with its old-world splendor. The church also doubles as a museum, showcasing valuable artifacts that speak of the almost 500-year history of the church. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the first Spanish Governor General of the Philippines, is also interred in the church.

A couple of steps further from the San Agustin Church is the seat of power of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila—the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Manila Cathedral. Built in the 19th century, the Manila Cathedral’s hallowed halls have been the site of many important milestones of Catholicism in the country.

Still in Intramuros, Fort Santiago is another must-see destination when in Manila. It served as the military headquarters of the Spanish government. It also served as the detention cell for Dr. Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, prior to his execution in 1896. Another distinct feature of Fort Santiago is the series of bronze footsteps that mark the last steps that Dr. Rizal took towards his execution in Bagumbayan, now known as Rizal Park.

Man-Made Attractions
More of the Philippines’ cultural heritage is preserved and showcased in the National Museum of the Philippines, also in Manila. The Spoliarium, the haunting masterpiece of the renowned painter Juan Luna, is perhaps the museum’s most notable attraction and a must-see for just about any traveler.

South of Intramuros and Luneta in Manila is Baywalk—a stretch of paved promenade along Roxas Boulevard that overlooks the Manila Bay. The stretch begins from the Embassy of the United States of America, spanning almost two kilometers and passing through the Manila Yacht Club and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Baywalk is the perfect setting to catch the golden sunset of Manila and a good venue to enjoy a leisurely stroll or to jog, especially in the morning. Other attractions in Manila include the Manila Ocean Park and the Museo Pambata which kids will love and will surely bring out the kid in you.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is a 62-hour enclave in Pasay City that preserves, promotes, and cultivates arts and culture in the country. Various stage plays, concerts, festivals, and exhibits are held in its grand facilities which include the Tanghalang Pambansa, the Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas, and the Philippine International Convention Center. The Coconut Palace, also situated in the CCP complex, used to be the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines. Star City, the pioneer in amusement parks in the Philippines, is another major attraction in the area that is perfect for thrill-seekers and kids.

Also in Pasay City is the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena and the SMX Convention Center. The MOA Arena is one of the country’s premier venues for live entertainment such as concerts and sporting events. Meanwhile, the SMX is the country’s largest private venue for trade events, conventions, and various corporate functions that has a seating capacity of 12,000.

Only minutes away from the SM MOA Complex is the Entertainment City, dubbed as the “Las Vegas” of Asia. It is home to various luxurious hotels and world-class casinos including the City of Dreams Manila, Solaire Resort & Casino, the up-and-coming Resorts World Bayshore, Westside City, and the Manila Bay Resorts.

Rounding up the list of attractions in the Pasay City area is Resorts World Manila (RWM)—the country’s first integrated tourist destination that houses a casino, hotels, shopping mall, cinema, and a performing arts theater. Conveniently, RWM is also right across NAIA Terminal 3, which makes it easily accessible to all tourists, both foreign and local.

For more art appreciation, a visit to the Ayala Museum in Makati City is also highly recommended as it is where contemporary Philippine art is displayed alongside other important and valuable artworks.
 

Where to Shop
Markets
A jeep ride north of Intramuros and Rizal Park in Manila will lead you to Binondo, Manila’s own Chinatown and the oldest in the world. Binondo is home to a multitude of shops and stalls that offer affordable goods like clothes, trinkets, jewelry, charms, and food products. The marketplace of Divisoria, a name synonymous with cheap finds and bargain shopping, is also located in the Binondo district. The 168 Shopping Mall is one of Divisoria’s popular attractions that houses hundreds of stalls that offer value-for-money products from food, clothes, to bags and accessories, even household appliances.

Malls
Pasay City is home to SM Mall of Asia, which currently holds the title of being the fourth largest shopping mall in the Philippines and 11th in the whole world, housing over 600 shops, including over 200 dining establishments. Other malls you should not miss when in Metro Manila are found in Makati City: Greenbelt Malls, Glorietta, Ayala Malls Circuit in Circuit Makati, and the Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center.

ATMs and Money Changers
There are countless banks, ATMs, and money changers are available all over Metro Manila so withdrawing or exchanging won’t be a problem.
 

Where to Eat
When it comes to dining options, Metro Manila never runs of choices to offer you. Whether you crave for something Filipino, Asian, European, or American, there is bound to be a fast food joint, restaurant, or a hole-in-the-wall waiting to be discovered.

Fast Food Chains and Restaurants
Jollibee is the country’s iconic fast food chain and is present in just about every corner of the metropolis. Foreign fast food chains like McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, and Wendy’s are also dime a dozen. Little Tokyo in Makati serves quality Japanese food, though restaurants like Yabu and Saboten don’t fall far behind in terms of taste.

Hole-in-the-Walls
The strip of restaurants and hole-in-the-walls in Maginhawa in Quezon City offers a variety of options that will surely tickle your palate and won’t burn a hole in your pockets—same goes for the food finds in Kapitolyo in Pasig and in Aguirre Avenue in Parañaque City.

Coffee Shops
Caffeine addicts will delight in the fact that Starbucks has over 164 branches throughout the Philippines, most of which are all over Metro Manila. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf and Seattle’s Best Coffee also have a number of branches in Metro Manila. Third wave coffee is also taking Manila by storm, with Yardstick Coffee, Toby’s Estate, Restock Coffee, and Magnum Opus serving delightful cups to perk you up for the duration of your stay in the city.

Bars and Clubs
Metro Manila is home to perhaps the most vibrant nightlife in the Philippines. Bars and clubs are plenty in Timog Avenue in Quezon City, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Malate in Manila, and some commercial areas in Makati.

Fare: PHP 7.00++
A jeep ride costs PHP 7.00 for the first 4 kilometers. Fares for air conditioned buses, on the other hand, costs PHP 12.00 for the first 4 kilometers. The flat down rate for taxis is PHP 30.00.

Food: PHP 50.00 to PHP 500.00
Most fast food chains offer value meals starting at PHP 50.00, which already include a main course and a regular drink. Street-side food joints or carinderia as they are popularly called, also offer full meals for as low as PHP 50.00. A typical meal at an inexpensive restaurant costs an average of PHP 200.00, while fine dining may cost more than PHP 500.00 per dish.
 
Shopping: PHP 300.00 to PHP 2,000.00
Divisoria is a haven for budget shoppers, so your PHP 300.00 will already go a long way. On the other hand, upscale malls like the ones in Makati have designer brands, around PHP 2,000.00 or more per item.
 
Accommodation: PHP 700.00 to PHP 2,500.00
Some of the popular hotels all over Metro Manila offer rooms for as low as PHP 700 per night. Boutique hotels are around PHP 2,500.00 a night inclusive of breakfast and access to facilities. When booking, be sure to inquire about existing promos where you can score discounts and additional perks.
 
Activities: PHP 100.00++
Fees to most attractions in the city are very much affordable. Entrance fees in amusement parks are around PHP 100.00, while museum passes range from PHP 150.00 to PHP 350.00. Be on the lookout for promos and discounts so you can make your stay as economical and budget-friendly as possible.


There are various tour packages available that can take you to the different places in Metro Manila, but you can also DIY your itinerary. Here’s a sample guide to help you make the most out of your stay in the bustling metropolis. Considering the traffic situation in the metro, it is highly advisable to always start your tour of the city as early as 8:00 AM if possible.
 
Day 1
08:00 AM Arrive at Intramuros and start the day’s adventure with a tour of the San Agustin Church and its Museum.
09:30 AM Walk a couple of steps further to the majestic Manila Cathedral.
10:00 AM Head to Fort Santiago, at the north of Manila Cathedral, where you’ll find the remains of what once was the Spanish Government’s military headquarters in the Philippines. A small Rizal Shrine is also located here.
11:30 AM Have early lunch in one of the fast food chains like Jollibee, McDonald’s, or Chowking found inside the walled city. If you’re craving for something more than just fast food, Barbara’s, Ilustrado, and Marso Café & Restaurant are highly recommended.
01:00 PM Head over to Binondo to explore the world’s oldest Chinatown. You can choose to alight at the Arch of Goodwill, the entrance to the town, and start your tour of Binondo from there.
The street is lined with many stores offering various goods that come at pocket-friendly prices. A stop by Eng Bee Tin, a popular Chinese delicacy store, is a must where you can load up on delicious hopia, tikoy, and other snacks and tidbits that you can take home as pasalubong.

Visit the Temple of Kung Kong, the Chinese God of War, which continuously attracts a number of tourists every year. Equally popular is the Binondo Church, which is right in the heart of this ancient district.

Continue your bargain shopping in Divisoria where a hodgepodge of items is displayed. Name it, Divisoria probably has it. And if the streets of Divisoria overwhelm you a bit, the 168 Shopping Mall or the nearby Lucky Chinatown Mall has air conditioned shopping spaces.
05:00 PM End the day with a hearty Chinese meal. There are lots of food places to try in Chinatown, but some of the highly recommended ones are Sincerity Café & Restaurant, Masuki, and the Po Heng Lumpia House.
 

Day 2
08:00 AM Visit Rizal Park and marvel at the Rizal Monument, the historic structure dedicated to Dr. Jose Rizal. Learn more about the last moments of the country’s National Hero by visiting the Diorama of Rizal’s Martyrdom, which stands just a few meters away from the monument.

The park is also home to other attractions including the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Independence Flagpole (the highest flagpole in all of the Philippines), the Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion, and the Relief Map of the Philippines to name a few.
10:00 AM Visit the National Museum of the Philippines, which is near Rizal Park.
12:00 AM Hop on a quick ride to Robinson’s Place Manila to cool down and have lunch, or you can head to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City—it has numerous restaurants where you can dine. Afterwards, you can check out their stores and boutiques.

You can also spend the afternoon at the Manila Ocean Park. If you are traveling with your kids, visiting Museo Pambata, a museum for kids, is also advisable.
05:30 PM Find your way to Baywalk where you can sit by the ledge and wait for the stunning sunset of the Manila Bay.

Sunset times may vary depending on the season. The time of the sunset in Manila each day is available online.
06:00 PM If you are in SM Mall of Asia, the mall has a number of dining establishments where you can have dinner.

If you are along Baywalk, you can dine at either Max’s or Aristocrat near the Malate Church. Another restaurant you can try is Café Adriatico near the Remedios Circle.
 

Day 3
08:00 AM Head to Makati City for a hearty breakfast in one of the restaurants at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. If it’s a Saturday, try to catch the Salcedo Community Market for some unique offerings like gourmet pasta, homemade ice cream, and pastries. You can also shop for fresh produce.
09:00 AM Visit the Ayala Museum and to immerse yourself in Filipino art and culture.
11:00 AM Have an early lunch in one the malls at Ayala Center, just a stone’s throw away from Ayala Museum. It has many restaurants that serve all sorts of cuisine like Filipino, Japanese, American, and Korean, even Spanish and Mexican.
01:00 PM There are a couple of fun ways to spend your afternoon:

Try locking yourself in a room and finding a way to break free. Breakout Philippines in Mandaluyong City features three escape game rooms that will surely test your wit and problem solving skills. Mystery Manila and Escape Hunt, on the other hand, are located in Makati.

Another is by enjoying the thrilling rides and attractions available at Star City in Pasay. Be reminded though that Star City opens at 4:00 PM from Mondays to Thursdays and at 2:00 PM from Fridays to Sundays.

To sample more of the best that Metro Manila has to offer with dining, head to Kapitolyo in Pasig City for the ultimate epicurean adventure. This area is famous for unique and artisanal dishes that will make you fall in love even more with the local dining culture. Maginhawa in Quezon City and Aguirre Avenue in Paranaque are other hotspots for hole-in-the-wall eateries, but much farther.
06:00 PM Try your luck at the casinos present in the metro. There’s Solaire Casino and Resort, Resorts World Manila, and City of Dreams Manila.

You can also choose to spend the night pampering yourself with a soothing spa and massage service. Ace Water Spa, The Spa, or the Aramesh Wellness Center are some of the metro’s trusted brands for relaxing treatments.


Local Weather
There are only two kinds of seasons in the Philippines:
dry season which runs from December through May, and wet season from June to September. The temperature in the city averages at 26 degrees Celsius, but be prepared for heat as high as 32 degrees Celsius.

When visiting the cities in Metro Manila, it’s best to pack light and breathable clothes. Throw in a pair of cardigan or a light jacket in your suitcase if you feel cold easily. The best time to visit Metro Manila is 
around December to February when the weather is cool and just about right.
 

Health
Metro Manila has an array of large and private hospitals within its cities so you need not worry if you require medical attention. Manila Doctors Hospital and Medical Center Manila are both along UN Avenue, just minutes away from the Manila City Hall.

If you are staying in the Makati area, the Makati Medical Center is near the Central Business District. St. Luke’s Medical Center is another well-known medical facility located in Quezon City. Another branch is in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig too.

The city also has a number of trusted drug stores. Mercury Drug Store is the biggest pharmacy chain in the country. Some of these drug stores are open 24/7, but just in case, it’s best to pack your own medication, especially if you have certain health conditions.
 

Tipping Practice
There is no set rule as to the amount you can leave as 
tip in service establishments in the city. This is because most restaurants already include a service charge in your bill, which is usually 10% of the amount. But if you do feel like giving tips, anywhere between PHP 20.00 to PHP 50.00 would already be enough.
 

Transportation
Traffic in Metro Manila can be very frustrating, so you’ll need a lot of patience when visiting its cities. If you want to know the traffic situation when heading to a certain place, you can download the Waze app or the MMDA app as both show the conditions on the major roads in the city. Another app called
Sakay.ph can help you commute around the metro by suggesting the best way to get to your destination.

If all else fails, there’s Uber or Grab available. Just be mindful of the surge pricing, which usually happens during rush hours.
 

Safety
Metro Manila is generally a safe place. But of course, crimes do happen every now and then. When traveling to the city, it’s best to be vigilant and be mindful of your surroundings especially in crowded places.