Metro Manila

Metro Manila

With 16 bustling cities and 11 million occupants, Metro Manila is a megalopolis unlike any other. Known as one of the most populous megacities in the world, this vibrant and chaotic maze has long been a space where Philippine history and modernity come alive.

Its borders encompass urban centers and residential developments within the cities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela, and Pateros.

When trying to make the most out of your Metro Manila experience, a visit to the Philippine capital of Manila is a good way to start. A silent witness to major events in Philippine history, its elusive streets and timeless architecture, which carry stories of times long past, are just waiting to be discovered.

Get to know more about local history and tradition by visiting cultural landmarks like Rizal Park, Intramuros, and the National Museum of the Philippines. You also don’t want to miss Metro Manila’s vibrant contemporary arts scene, which you can experience in cultural hubs like the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Cubao Expo, The Collective in Makati, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines,

One thing you might notice upon arriving is the Filipino people’s penchant for malls, and in a place like Metro Manila, you’re sure to get your fill of the Philippine shopping experience. Immerse yourself in the very spaces where families and friends love to bond, check out the latest upscale finds in malls like Rockwell Center and Shangri-La Plaza, or haggle your way through the bazaars, or “tiangge,” of Greenhills and Divisoria.

Coupled with the locals’ shopping addiction is their immense love for food. Luckily, a wide variety of traditional and modern cuisine awaits every Metro Manila traveler. One can sample local staples like the famous “isaw” and “balut” at almost any street or go wining and dining across the countless restaurants in foodie havens like Salcedo, Maginhawa, BF Homes, and Kapitolyo.

Metro Manila also has a thriving nightlife scene, with popular after-hours joints scattered across many of its cities. Night owls and partyphiles can dance the night away in the hip bars and clubs of Taguig, Makati, Tomas Morato, and the recently-opened City of Dreams Manila.

Don’t forget to drop by the Manila Bay area to experience the golden sunset just as the locals love to do.

No visit to Metro Manila would be complete without it.

Top Rated Restaurants in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. Antonio's
    5.0 Stars
    International
    126 Reviews View
  2. Puzzle Gourmet Store & Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    59 Reviews View
  3. Mendokoro Ramenba
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    255 Reviews View
  4. Spiral
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    332 Reviews View
  5. Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    312 Reviews View
  6. Estrel's Caramel Cakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cake Shop
    227 Reviews View
  7. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    67 Reviews View
  8. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    571 Reviews View
  9. My Kitchen by Chef Chris
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    136 Reviews View
  10. Calea Pastries and Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Café
    102 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    53 Reviews View
  2. Two Seasons Boracay
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    53 Reviews View
  3. Makati Shangri-La Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    83 Reviews View
  4. Marriott Hotel Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    60 Reviews View
  5. EDSA Shangri-La Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    83 Reviews View
  6. Nurture Wellness Village
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    37 Reviews View
  7. Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    50 Reviews View
  8. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    141 Reviews View
  9. The Peninsula Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    105 Reviews View
  10. Fairmont Hotel
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    40 Reviews View

Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. University of Santo Tomas
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    62 Reviews View
  2. Oslob Whale Shark Watching
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    49 Reviews View
  3. Intramuros
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    48 Reviews View
  4. The Ruins
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    49 Reviews View
  5. Chocolate Hills
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    56 Reviews View
  6. Kamay ni Hesus
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    24 Reviews View
  7. Cultural Center of the Philippines
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    47 Reviews View
  8. Fort Santiago
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    24 Reviews View
  9. Small Lagoon
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    18 Reviews View
  10. Venice Grand Canal
    4.5 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    34 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Metro Manila Browse All

  1. Antonio's
    5.0 Stars
    International
    126 Reviews View
  2. Calaguas Islands
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    57 Reviews View
  3. University of Santo Tomas
    5.0 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    62 Reviews View
  4. Puzzle Gourmet Store & Cafe
    5.0 Stars
    Café
    59 Reviews View
  5. Mendokoro Ramenba
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    255 Reviews View
  6. Pinto Art Museum
    4.5 Stars
    Art Gallery
    139 Reviews View
  7. Spiral
    4.5 Stars
    Buffet
    332 Reviews View
  8. Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen
    4.5 Stars
    Italian
    312 Reviews View
  9. Estrel's Caramel Cakes
    4.5 Stars
    Cake Shop
    227 Reviews View
  10. Inagiku
    5.0 Stars
    Japanese
    67 Reviews View

Popular Areas in Metro Manila

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  5. Taguig

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  9. Muntinlupa

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  11. Marikina

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  12. Las Piñas

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  13. Caloocan

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  14. Valenzuela

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  15. Malabon

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  16. Pateros

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  17. Navotas

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