Makati

Makati

The Philippines is known for its pristine beaches and mountains, but that doesn’t mean you should just bypass the country’s National Capital Region (NCR), more commonly known as Metro Manila. With sixteen cities making up NCR, there’s more to see and do than just charge your phone at the airport.

One of the sixteen cities to explore is Makati City. Located right in the middle of Metro Manila, it has become the country’s financial and business center and is called home by many expats. High-rise buildings, world-class hotels, and classy shopping centers dot the Makati skyline, making this city the epitome of cosmopolitan living.

Makati City is the home of luxury hotels, like the Peninsula, Shangri-La, and Raffles, but it won’t be difficult for budget travelers to find places to stay as well. Condominiums and service apartments give visitors other options when it comes to lodging.

Once finding a place to stay is checked off your to-do list, the next thing to do is explore the city. With many shopping malls like Greenbelt, The Landmark, and Power Plant Mall, Makati is full of great places that are sure to entertain. Makati’s also got a wide variety of gastronomical experiences in store like French multi-course dining, hole-in-the-wall eats, or third wave cafes.

While the good eats tickle the taste buds, the museums and galleries around Makati are sure to tickle the brain. Children and adults alike will enjoy learning about Philippine history and artifacts in the Ayala Museum, or the art in design at the Yuchengco Museum. Museo ng Makati is a refreshing sight if you’re tired of looking at tall buildings, as it is located in a classic 19th century Manila house.

Despite being highly urbanized, Makati still has a lot of greenery and open spaces. Places like Circuit Makati integrated its entertainment space with the outdoors, making it perfect for concerts, family picnics, and night food markets. Other markets like the Salcedo Community Market offer a chance to go outdoor shopping and carry a wide selection of food products that can’t be found anywhere else.

For night owls and party animals, Makati is known to be the Philippine version of “the city that never sleeps.” There are many restaurants, bars, and clubs that keep the city bright well into the night, like 12 Monkeys, a popular venue for local artists, or Filling Station, a diner that’s open 24 hours.

Top Rated Restaurants in Makati Browse All

  1. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    65 Reviews View
  2. Mendokoro Ramenba
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    225 Reviews View
  3. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    570 Reviews View
  4. My Kitchen by Chef Chris
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    135 Reviews View
  5. La Nuova Pasteleria
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    64 Reviews View
  6. Pinkberry
    4.5 Stars
    Frozen Yogurt
    68 Reviews View
  7. Purple Oven
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    184 Reviews View
  8. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    140 Reviews View
  9. Mamou
    4.5 Stars
    American
    144 Reviews View
  10. Mamou Too!
    4.5 Stars
    Steak
    159 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Makati Browse All

  1. Makati Shangri-La Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    82 Reviews View
  2. EDSA Shangri-La Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    80 Reviews View
  3. The Peninsula Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    105 Reviews View
  4. Fairmont Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    39 Reviews View
  5. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    48 Reviews View
  6. Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    33 Reviews View
  7. Dusit Thani Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    44 Reviews View
  8. Holiday Inn Makati
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    34 Reviews View
  9. The Bayleaf
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    31 Reviews View
  10. Diamond Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    43 Reviews View

Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Makati Browse All

  1. University of Santo Tomas
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    62 Reviews View
  2. Cultural Center of the Philippines
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    43 Reviews View
  3. Venice Grand Canal
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    34 Reviews View
  4. Rizal Monument
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    19 Reviews View
  5. SM Ice Skating
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    16 Reviews View
  6. Ayala Triangle Park
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    16 Reviews View
  7. Rizal Park
    4.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    22 Reviews View
  8. Paco Park
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    8 Reviews View
  9. Camp Sandugo Wall Climbing
    4.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    4 Reviews View
  10. Plaza Rajah Sulayman
    3.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    7 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Makati Browse All

  1. University of Santo Tomas
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    62 Reviews View
  2. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    65 Reviews View
  3. Mendokoro Ramenba
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    225 Reviews View
  4. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    570 Reviews View
  5. My Kitchen by Chef Chris
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    135 Reviews View
  6. La Nuova Pasteleria
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    64 Reviews View
  7. Pinkberry
    4.5 Stars
    Frozen Yogurt
    68 Reviews View
  8. Purple Oven
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    184 Reviews View
  9. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    140 Reviews View
  10. Mamou
    4.5 Stars
    American
    144 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Makati

  1. Ayala Center

    Ayala Center

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  2. Legazpi Village

    Legazpi Village

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  3. Salcedo Village

    Salcedo Village

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  4. Poblacion

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  5. Rockwell Center

    Rockwell Center

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  6. Chino Roces

    Chino Roces

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  7. Bel-Air

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  8. Jupiter

    Jupiter

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  9. San Antonio Village

    San Antonio Village

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  10. Palanan

    Palanan

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  11. San Lorenzo Village

    San Lorenzo Village

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  12. Carmona

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  13. Paseo de Magallanes

    Paseo de Magallanes

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  14. Alphaland Southgate Mall

    Alphaland Southgate Mall

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  15. Forbes Park

    Forbes Park

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  16. Guadalupe

    Guadalupe

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  17. Little Tokyo

    Little Tokyo

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  18. Dasmariñas Village

    Dasmariñas Village

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  19. Bangkal

    Bangkal

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  20. Ayala Triangle Gardens

    Ayala Triangle Gardens

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  21. Magallanes Village

    Magallanes Village

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  22. Pio del Pilar

    Pio del Pilar

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  23. The Collective

    The Collective

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  24. Urdaneta Village

    Urdaneta Village

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  25. Pinagkaisahan

    Pinagkaisahan

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