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Manila FAQ

How easy is it to get around Manila?

Manila is a very easy city to get around. The public transportation system is excellent and there are plenty of taxis, jeepneys, and tricycles to take you wherever you need to go. If you’re staying in one of the city’s many hotels, you’ll likely have no trouble getting around on foot.

Where to stay in Manila?

Manila has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from luxurious 5-star hotels to more modest guesthouses and backpacker hostels. If you’re looking for somewhere central, the areas around Roxas Boulevard and Ermita are good choices. For a more local experience, try staying in one of the city’s many hotels.

What is there to do in Manila?

Manila is a bustling metropolis with plenty to see and do. If you’re interested in history, art, or culture, make sure to visit Intramuros, the Walled City, which is full of colonial-era buildings and monuments. For a taste of the city’s nightlife, head to Malate or Makati, where you’ll find a plethora of bars, clubs, and restaurants. If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, take a stroll through Rizal Park or visit the Manila Zoo.

What’s eating and drinking like in Manila?

Manila is home to a diverse range of cuisines, from Filipino to Chinese, Japanese, and beyond. You’ll find plenty of street food vendors selling snacks like kwek-kwek (fried quail eggs) and fish balls, as well as more substantial meals like lechon (roasted pig). For something sweet, try halo-halo, a refreshing shaved ice dessert topped with fruits and beans.

How to get to Manila?

Manila is served by Ninoy Aquino International Airport, located about 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of the city center. To get into town, you can take a taxi, ride the airport bus, or hop on the light rail.