Places of Interest
The capital city of the Philippines speaks out to tourists with its colonial Spanish buildings, colorful urban nightlife. Separated into sixteen districts, a few of which are Binondo, Santa Cruz, and Quiapo, guests find that, depending on where they are staying, their choice of hotels in Manila range from upscale and luxurious to downtown lodges, most of which are only 30 minutes away from the airport. One good Manila hotel is Pan Pacific Manila at Malate, which has exceptional service, dining, and accommodation, all under one roof.
Manila Quick Picks & Tips
A unique part of Manila's history can be seen at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, which is home to the burial sites of thousands of Americans who died there during World War II.
Wildlife and Nature Activities
Manila has two main tourist locations for wildlife and nature: the Manila Zoo and Manila Ocean Park. The former is accessible through the Quirino LRT station, while the latter requires a cab.
Arts & Museums
The National Museum of the Philippines, situated at P. Burgos Avenue, was created way back in the 1900s, and has artifacts from zoological, art, and archaeological backgrounds. Other museums available include the Museum of Philippine Political History and Museo Pambata.
Guests can go for local Filipino cuisine, or go for the array of international cuisine available. Buffet options are available at Cafe Ilang-Ilang, which has a good spread of Japanese, Italian, Indian, and Korean dishes on its menu list.
There are an inexhaustible number of clubs available, such as the Republiq club and Opus at Newport Mall.