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Holidays in Manila

Ready to indulge in your next holiday? An invitation to Manila should never be turned down!

Holidays in Manila

This city is populated by about 1,600,000 locals.

SM Mall of Asia, a globally renowned attraction, is what lures a lot of visitors to Manila. Without a doubt, you'll regret it if you miss out on experiencing it for yourself.

An outing to Star City or Enchanted Kingdom is a wonderful opportunity for some quality family time. Are the little ones still full of energy? Keep the excitement going with a trip to Manila Ocean Park and the Children's Museum.

Experience the many different sights, sounds and smells of the remarkable animal kingdom with an excursion to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Centre and the Manila Zoo. With a strong focus on fun as well as education, it's guaranteed to be an enjoyable day out for everyone!

The Resorts World Manila and the Casino Filipino are ideal places to start off an exciting night out. If you don't mind having a bet or two, test your luck taking on the dealer. Alternatively, grab a cocktail and simply soak up the lively atmosphere. If you want even more thrills, head to the Pagcor Casino.

Ditch your shoes and enjoy the grass beneath your feet at an oasis of greenery like the Baywalk or Rizal Park. Rajah Sulayman Park and Paco Park are also popular meeting points for visitors and locals alike.

There's something unique about the sensation of the air when you tread earth near the base of a swirling cascade like Hinulugang Taktak or Bantakay Falls.

Enjoy some downtime and enjoy watching the birdlife around you at Pasig River, a well-known local waterway.

Put on some comfy walking shoes and get ready for an adventure. There are a number of nature reserves in this area that are just waiting to be explored. The fresh, clean air and natural surroundings at La Mesa Nature Reserve and La Mesa Eco Park are as rejuvenating as they come. For some more downtime, visit Marikina River Park and Malaguinoan Island.

The Alliance Francaise and the Ayala Museum are tranquil places to collect your thoughts. Study the engaging displays and ask the friendly staff about tours and other one-off events! The National Museum of the Philippines and the Bahay Tsinoy are also worthwhile institutions.

Our big blue planet is home to an enormous variety of plants and animals. Get a good look at some of the earth's more bizarre individuals with a visit to the National Museum of the Filipino People.

In a destination that's filled to the brim with excellent art exhibitions, the GSIS Museum of Art and the Makati Museum manage to shine brighter than the rest. More colourful paintings and stunning sculptures await you at the Metropolitan Museum and the Hiraya Gallery.

If you want to understand the now, look to the past! To learn about the defining moments and events that have made this area what it is today, make your way to the Casa Manila Museum.

Get a glimpse into times gone by when you visit the Far Eastern University and the Ateneo de Manila University. If that's not enough to satisfy the history geek in you, extend your sightseeing to Supreme Court of the Philippines and Manila City Hall.

You should clear some time in your schedule to explore Quezon Bridge. This timeless crossing has stood proudly above the water for what seems like forever, adding a little classical ambience to Manila.

Fascinated by military history? Take a trip to Baluarte de San Diego and Baluarte de San Andres and learn about their roles as regional strongholds as well as the fate of those who defended them. Fort Santiago and Reducto De San Pedro have also withstood many clashes throughout their time.

As you'll see from their striking designs, money was of no concern when they built Malacanang Palace and the Coconut Palace. Of course, don't forget about Presidential Museum and Library either.

Want to add a spiritual side to your stay? Visit San Agustin Church and San Sebastian Church. Manila Cathedral and Santa Cruz Church will also appeal to anyone searching for some prayer and self-reflection.

They're unlikely to be on the front cover of the inflight magazine, but World Health Organization and Department of Foreign Affairs are still well worth a peek. Or you could also check out the Manila Yacht Club and the National Library of the Philippines.

More Manila Hotels

Belmont Hotel Manila

Belmont Hotel Manila

Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay
    4.0 out of 5.0
    4.7 out of 5 (7 reviews)

    Belmont Hotel Manila's quiet location gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Resorts World Manila. Free WiFi in ...

    Maybe I shouldn't give this a positive review as it will alert too many people to the joys of it being adjacent to the "Manila Runway!" This is an excellent air conditioned footbridge into and from terminal 3 and a great alternative to suffering the crowds at main entrance or jostling for taxis. ...
    4 Jun 2019

    Belmont Hotel Manila€117

    Belmont Hotel Manila€117
    Fairmont Makati, Manila

    Fairmont Makati, Manila

    1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, Manila
      5.0 out of 5.0
      5.0 out of 5 (5 reviews)

      Our customers tell us that they enjoy the clean rooms at Fairmont Makati, Manila. During your stay, you'll be connected to a shopping centre and just a quick ...

      Stayed at the Gold Lounge and its well worth the money just for the additional service, food and drinks. Staff provided excellent service whether on the Gold floor or in the rest of the hotel – they know you by name by the second / third day! Room and throughout the hotel is spotlessly clean. Pool ...
      18 May 2019

      Fairmont Makati, Manila€114

      Fairmont Makati, Manila€114

      ^Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

      *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.