Manila is the Philippines’ Capital City – and before you go to Palawan or Boracay for Scuba Diving, you can stop here for a day or two and see what our city can also offer you!
Disclaimer: This blog talks all part of greater Manila or Metro Manila. If you’re a foreigner, it’s better to use GrabTaxi (download a GrabApp) to avoid the drama of bargaining with a taxi driver and roam around the suggested places in Metro Manila. Best time to go to Manila January – May for a cotton-candy like sunsets and warm weather (37-39’C).
1. The A Venue Parking Area, Makati City
When my partner first visited me in the Philippines last 2015, I brought him here – and guess what? It became our yearly tradition to go in this place and now together with our foreign friends along with their friends! It’s an area filled with bbq, beers and fresh coconuts – with a live band every day from 6-11PM – and heads up for the ladies, there is a thing called “tiangge” or kiosks that sell clothes, shoes, and bikinis for a cheap price!
2. Art Island in Quezon City
Who doesn’t love art? Well, in art island, you will be amazed by the illusion of each painting brings!
3. Carnival Food Park, Marikina City
Filipinos looooooove to eat! Try this Food Theme Park! Opens at 4pm til midnight!
4. Fort Santiago and/in Intramuros, Old Manila
See and read the history of our National Hero Dr Jose Rizal, who led the Philippine Freedom 120 years ago!
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5. Luneta Park, Old Manila
With an aerial view of the Philippine Map, capture the moment together with the dancing lights at sunset! It’s one of the most important places in Manila for this is where our Dr JP Rizal was gunned down by the Spaniards.
6. Mall of Asia Bay, Pasay City
One of the biggest mall in the Philippines. Walk beside the bay and family park behind this huge ark mall! Enjoy the live bands and coffee, people and boat rides.
7. China Town, Old Manila
The ever first China Town in the world (1594) where you can buy cheap fruits, eat authentic Chinese noodles and some fry bugs!
8. Venice McKinley, Taguig City
Our mini romantic place inspired by Venice, Italy! See it at night and eat a romantic dinner in the elegant restos around!
9. BGC, Taguig City
Looking for that branded shoes? Shop all your might here at Bonifacio Global City! Or roam around and be surprised by so many activities hanging around like wall climbing (Market Market)!
10. 71 Gramercy at Makati City
Well, this lifestyle is the hang out of the rich and famous. Why not try it for a night and feel like a celebrity? You will have a beautiful skyline of this modern city of ours while zipping your cocktail!
Are there some places in Metro Manila you want to recommend? Comments below! Cheers!