Historic and bustling Manila is the primary flight hub in the Philippines
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Manila.
Metro Manila SkylineMetro Manila Skyline, facing Makati Ortigas & Fort Bonifacio Global City, in the Philippines
Fort Santiagao, IntramurosFort Santiagao gate in Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Spanish-colonial Bahay Na Bato-style buildingSpanish-colonial Bahay Na Bato-style building, in Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila CathedralManila Cathedral, in Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
San Augstin ChurchFacade of San Augstin Church, in Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
San Agustin Church interiorsInteriors of San Augstin Church, in Intramuros, Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Intramuros Walled CityFortress walls of Intramuros, in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Intramuros Rooftop Bar & RestaurantOverlooking the National Museum of the Philippines, from the rooftop bar & restaurant of Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel, in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Rizal Monument & ParkRizal Monument & Park in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Makati Central Business DistrictAyala Avenue, the main street of Makati Central Business District, in Metro Manila, Philippines
Greenbelt Mall MakatiGreenbelt 5 Mall, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Makati Skyline at DuskDusk view of Makati's skyline, from Top of the Citi by Chef jessie (rooftop bar), in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Bonifacio High StreetHigh Street (shopping & dining street) at Fort Bonifacio Global City, in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Metro Manila Skyline SilhouetteSilhouette of Metro Manila's skyline viewed from the Manila-Corregidor Ferry, in the Philippines
Metro Manila SunsetSunset cruise at Manila Bay, in Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila Bay promedandeManila Bay promedande, in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Dinagyang Festival warriorsIloilo Dinagyang Festival warriors parade through the streets of Manila during the Aliwan Fiesta, in the Philippines
Cultural Center of the PhilippinesCultural Center of the Philippines building, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila American CemeteryManila American Cemetery, in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tiendesitas ManilaTiendesitas shops, in Pasig City Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila ChinatownManila Chinatown gate and Santa Cruz Church, in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Paco Park & CemeteryPaco Park & Cemetery, in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila City Hall & Bonifacio MonumentManila City Hall & Bonifacio Monument, in Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila Metropolitan TheaterManila Metropolitan Theater in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Binondo ChurchBinondo Church in Manila City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Pancit MalabonPancit Malabon in Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Star City Amusement ParkStar City Amusement Park in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
La Mesa WatershedLa Mesa Watershed in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Quezon Memorial CircleQuezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Mall of AsiaMall of Asia in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Mall of Asia Fireworks ShowPyromusical Fireworks Show at Mall of Asia, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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How to go to Manila?
Manila-NAIA International Airport serves direct flights from major cities in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Middle East, Australia & North America West Coast as well as limited connections from Europe.
And, an extensive domestic flight network that spans the whole country.
The airport’s busiest international destinations are Hong Kong (2 hours), Singapore (3.5 hours), Seoul (4 hours), Tokyo (4.5 hours) and Taipei (2 hours), Shanghai (3 hours), Macau (2 hours), and Kuala Lumpur (4 hours).
These routes are operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific or AirAsia (except Tokyo).
How to find cheap flights to Manila?
The easy way is to search on airfare comparison sites that can show you the lowest fares on many airlines in one go.
Start your search on Momondo, Wego or Dohop.
What are the best hotels/hostels in Manila?
Choose a place to stay within your budget from these top-rated hotels and hostels.
Cheap yet decent hostels & guesthouses for backpackers on a shoestring budget:
The Fort Budget Hotel – Bonifacio Global City (Kalayaan Avenue, Makati; Beds from PHP500+)
Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar (Malate, Manila, Manila City; Beds from PHP600+)
Cheap yet decent bang-for-buck hotel for budget-conscious travelers:
Kabayan Hotel Pasay (EDSA Avenue, Pasay; Beds from P700; Rooms from PHP2,100+)
Eurotel Pedro Gil Hotel (Ermita, Manila; Rooms from PHP1,300+)
Best Western Oxford Suites Makati (Burgos Street cor. Durban, Makati; Rooms from PHP2,500+)
Comfort and convenience at a bargain:
Hotel H2O (Luneta, Manila Bay, Manila; Rooms from PHP3,600+)
The Henry Hotel Manila (Harrison Street, Pasay; Rooms from PHP4,900+)
Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel (Intramuros, Manila City; Rooms from PHP4,000+)
Belmont Hotel Manila (Newport City, Pasay; Rooms from PHP4,100+) — Located across the street from Manila-NAIA Airport Terminal 3.
Splurge & enjoy the best:
Raffles Makati Hotel (Makati Avenue, Makati; Rooms from PHP15,000+)
City of Dreams – Nobu Hotel Manila (Aseana Avenue, Manila Bay, Parañaque; Rooms from PHP5,300+)
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