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Experience Philippine’s capital: 5 Things To Do in Manila in 2024

Experience Philippine’s capital: 5 Things To Do in Manila in 2024

Manila hotspots

Rest, eat, relax or party. Whether you are on a layover to or from your Philippine travel destination, or during a short stay, here’s our guide on things to do in Manila in 2024.

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History lessons in Intramuros, Manila

Amidst your holiday, unveil Manila’s history in the walled city at the heart of Manila. Step through its towering walls and find yourself transported to a bygone era as you explore the well-preserved Fort Santiago and its nostalgic charm. Continue your journey to San Agustin Church, a world-class Old World architecture that stood the test of time. Intramuros offers a unique blend of history and culture, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds.

Distance NAIA Pasay airport to Intramuros, Manila: 11.6km, approximately 40 minutes by taxi.

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Nightlife in Poblacion, Makati

In the heart of Makati, Poblacion ignites with an infectious energy throughout the year. This hip neighborhood invites you to explore its eclectic array of bars. Sample diverse culinary delights from trendy restaurants that infuse traditional Filipino flavors with a contemporary twist. Poblacion’s vibrant nightlife scene is the best place to be to make your stay fun and memorable. From live music, dj’s and karaoke, Poblacion’s party culture is found nowhere else in the city.

It is not only a hub for gastronomy and nightlife; it’s also a vibrant center for art and culture. Take leisure walks through the neighborhood’s streets, adorned with street art and colorful murals, showcasing the creativity of local artists. Visit art galleries and cultural spaces that feature exhibitions, performances, and workshops.

Distance NAIA Pasay airport to Poblacion, Makati: 11.2km, approximately 12 minutes by taxi.

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Pampering at The Spa at The Peninsula Manila

For spa lovers and those yearning for a blissful holiday pampering, there is no better address than The Spa at the Peninsula in Makati city. Allow your stresses to completely melt at the hands of massage therapists and spa experts. Try their wide choices of rejuvenating treatments, beauty and facial treatments, classic or traditional Filipino massages or aromatherapy. There is the perfect start or end to your holiday in the Philippines.

Distance NAIA Pasay airport to Peninsula Manila: 9km, approximately 27 minutes by taxi. Info: en/manila/wellness/luxury- hotel-spa-makati

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Food trip at Sofitel’s Spiral buffet

In Metro Manila, there’s a place for every wish. If you love food and feast, you’re in the right address at Spiral at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. An all- inclusive breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner buffet promises a gastronomic experience to remember. This renowned buffet restaurant offers an extensive array of international dishes, showcasing diverse flavors of the world.

Book your reservation in advance, as Spiral is a popular destination among Filipino holiday-goers. And if you think you ate too much, walk it off. Sofitel is located near the Cultural Center of the Philippine Complex, where you can take a long, leisurely walk all the way to Roxas Boulevard, where you can enjoy the world-famous Manila Bay sunset.

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Distance NAIA Pasay airport to Sofitel Manila: 9km, approximately 25 minutes by taxi. More info

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Shopping, art, and dining at BGC

What used to be an empty grassland, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), has become a bustling district in the heart of Taguig. Stroll through the lively streets of one of the country’s top financial districts with its posh and trendy shops, bars, restaurants, malls, and family-friendly parks.

Keep an eye on the event calendars and social media pages of BGC establishments to stay updated on the latest happenings.

Distance NAIA Pasay airport to BGC: 11km, approximately 40 minutes by taxi. More info at Bonifacio Global City.

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