Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Manila

The Philippine capital is Asia’s best-kept secret. The capital of the Orient’s only catholic country seems somehow out of place, vibrant with Latin American or Caribbean undertones. Music and dancing are everywhere, and the smiles and laughter rival Bangkok’s in their warmth and enthusiasm. Manila’s intense historical influences – Spanish religion and American consumerism – have led to the saying that the capital has spent “400 years in a convent and 50 in Hollywood.” The result is a city of extremes ready to delight the unsuspecting traveller.

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Roxas Boulevard

The 10 km long Roxas Boulevard is a popular waterfront promenade on Manila Bay and famous for its beautiful sunsets and its well-lined stretch of coconut trees. The area is not only a good place to take walk, but also where to find restaurants, parks, and government buildings including a huge shopping mall.
Adresse: Roxas Boulevard, Manila

Fort Santiago

This Spanish fortress, with cannons trained on the sea to deter pirates and invaders, is more than striking medieval architecture. It is also the “Shrine of Freedom,” to Filipinos tortured and killed here during the Spanish and Japanese eras. It is now a park with a resident theatre company for traditional and modern plays.
Adresse: Gen Luna Street, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 527 1572

Club Intramuros Golf Course

Club Intramuros Golf Course is an amazing, but somewhat short, 18-hole course in the heart of the city and surrounding Fort Santiago. You can completed the course in less than two hours. Enjoy a good game while admiring the excellent scenery and if the hunger kicks in, there is a restaurant in the area.
Adresse: Bonifacio Drive, Intramuros, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 527 6613
Åpningstider: Daily 06:00-14:30

Rizal Park

Located along the famous Roxas Boulevard, this oasis of green features the 19th-century national hero, Jose Rizal. Rizal Park is a great place to relax and here you will find beautiful gardens, historical markers, an open-air concert hall, playgrounds and restaurants.
Adresse: Roxas Blvd Ermita, Barangay 666 Zone 72, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

Manila Cathedral

The sixth cathedral on Intramuros site since 1571, was completed in the 1950s. Outstanding sculpture and artwork from Europe and Asia including coloured windows. It is a beautiful church and one of the oldest in Manila and it truly has a peaceful atmosphere.
Adresse: Santo Tomas, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
Telefon: +63 2 527 3093

San Agustin Church

The oldest surviving church in the Philippines completed in 1604 was the only building intact in Intramuros after the battles of World War II. San Agustin Church, originally known as "inglesia de San Pablo" is a Roman Catholic Church. Check out the large collection of historic artefacts presented here and don´t forget this is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Adresse: General Luna Street, Manila, Philippines
Telefon: +63 2 527 2746

The Manila Hotel

One of Asia’s greatest hotels and a Philippine landmark built in 1909. The Manila Hotel is a five star hotel and has played a pivotal role in the nation’s history, and was US General MacArthur’s headquarters in World War II. The hotel is located along the Manila Bay.
Adresse: 1 Rizal Park, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 527 0011

National Museum Of The Philippines

Enjoy the Filipino people’s cultural and historical treasures from the 17th century and onwards. The museum consist of two buildings, one housing most of the paintings and one that features Filipino artefacts. You can easily spend a few hours here and it is truly a good place to learn about the country's culture and history. Don´t miss out the "The Story of the Filipino People" movie and the largest painting in the Philippines (4.22 meters x 7.675 meters), called the Spoliarium by Juan Luna.
Adresse: Padre Burgos Drive, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 527 1215
Åpningstider: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Corregidor Island

Corregidor is a small rocky island with a location about 48 kilometres west of Manila. Because of its strategic location, the island was defending the entrance of Manila city. Today it stands as a memorial for those fighting against the invasion of the Japanese during World War II. There are tours to this historical site with Sun Cruises.
Adresse: Corregidor Island, Manila
Telefon: +632 834 6857

Taal Volcano

For a breath-taking view, head over to this beautiful volcano. The volcano is located about 70 kilometers south of Manila on the "volcano island" and surrounded by a lake called Taal Lake, or Lake Taal. Called as the smallest active volcano, but in fact, this is one of the largest volcanoes in the world. This is a very popular tourist attraction and for sure deserves a visit.
Adresse: Tagaytay, Manila

Bahay Tsinoy

Bahay Tsinoy display wide selections of pictures and artefacts that explain the history and cultural heritage of Filipino and the Chinese society in the Philippines. This museum will give you a better understanding about Filipino-Chinese community from the first migrants, to the colonial period and to the present time.
Adresse: Cabildo Streets, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 527 6083
Åpningstider: Tuesday to Sunday: 13:00-17:00

Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park is the ultimate attraction for individuals, couples, groups and families who are seeking for marina life adventure. Here you can visit the penguin park, admire 5,000 marine creatures or get closer to the sharks in the safety of a metal cage. Other attractions you should not miss are the jellyfish exhibit or why not discover the underwater world as you navigate in a glass bottom boat. This park is a very popular tourist attraction and it is located right in the city centre.
Adresse: Manila Ocean Park, Manilla
Telefon: +63 2 567 7777
Åpningstider: Open all year round

City Tour With A Segway

Take a fun and an exciting tour around the city on the electric chariot (Chinese copy of a segway). The tour starts with an introduction on how to ride the chariot. This is a great way to explore Manila and to learn about its history.
Adresse: 1232 United Nations Ave. Manila
Telefon: +632 523 1856

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

If you like art, you have come to the right place. Metropolitan Museum of Art is full of cultural treasures, artifacts and pre-colonial, modern and contemporary Philippine art. When the hunger kicks in, there is a café inside where you can have a drink or eat some food.
Adresse: Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 708 7828
Åpningstider: Monday to Saturday: 10:00-17:30

Manila Luxury Spa

Pamper yourself with a spa treatment at this beautiful spa. It offers a tranquil retreat where you can relax and escape from the daily stress. This modern spa provides treatments such as sea salt body scrub, warm stone massage, golden caviar facial and much more.
Adresse: 1226 Makati, City Metro, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 887 2888
Åpningstider: Daily 07:00-22:00

Via Mare

Via Mare has great views and even better fresh seafood, including an oyster bar. This is a must for oyster lovers! There are several locations across the city, the first outlet opened in 1982, and over the years, Via Mare has become one of Manila’s most celebrated seafood restaurants.
Adresse: Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati, Metro Manila
Telefon: +63 2 8815 1918
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–9:30pm


Enjoy sumptuous modern Italian / European cuisine and excellent wine list at Sala. This intimate restaurant with a modern and sophisticated ambiance serves some of the finest European food dishes in the city and the essence lies on the quality and freshness of every ingredients.
Adresse: 6752 Ayala Avenue, Manila
Telefon: +632 750 1555 / +632 893 0242
Åpningstider: Monday to Friday: 11:00-14:00 (Lunch) Monday to Sunday: 18:00-23:00 (Dinner)

Le Petit Soufflé

Being one of the popular French restaurant in Manila, it dedicates well known French Japanese cuisines in a relax and cosy ambiance. People are here to try their classic desserts as well as enjoying their nice services.
Adresse: Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion Makati, Manila
Telefon: +63 917 841 8032
Åpningstider: Monday to Thursday : 11:00-21:00. Friday to Saturday: 10:00-22:00. Sunday: 10:00-21:00

Casa Armas Tapas Bar Y Restaurante

Looking for some Spanish cuisines in Manila? Order your reservations online and try the fascinating Spain's regional dishes here. With a large variety of choices in their menu, you will definitely find something that will suit your taste, or why not try their signature dish : Paella Valenciana.?
Adresse: Location G/F Greenbelt 2, Esperanza Street, Ayala Center, Makati City, Manila
Åpningstider: Monday to Thursday, Sunday: 11:00-21:00 Friday to Saturday: 11:00-22:00


Best service when it comes to authentic Filipino cuisine for affordable prices. Food that is prepared according to a family recipe that has been passed down through several generations. With its high popularity among locals, Trellis provides local signature cuisines, like "sisig" and "burong hipon" for you to enjoy in a joyful and casual environment.
Adresse: 40 Matalino St, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Telefon: +63 2 924 1057

Harbor View Restaurant

This restaurant has been in the business for more than 18 years and due to its location on Manila Bay, it offers an amazing harbour view. The menu has a very wide variety of Filipino favourites. House specialties are seafood cooked in chili and deep fried shrimps.
Adresse: South Dr, Ermita, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 710 0060

G Point Smörgåsbord & Bar

At this restaurant, you can enjoy a large 'all you can eat' buffet (called smörgåsbord in Swedish) with various Swedish, European and Filipino food. You should come here with an empty stomach and be ready to dig into the yummy food. Also serving pizza, steaks and vegetarian food.
Adresse: 510 Padre Faura, Manilla
Telefon: +63 2 302 2174
Åpningstider: Monday to Saturday: 11:00-15:00. Sunday: 13:00-03:00

Casa Roces

At this hidden gem, you can eat Filipino and Spanish cuisine in a sophisticated but yet a casual ambience. Casa Roces is a stylish restaurant and best described as 'classic-meets-contemporary´. On the menu, you will find fish, pasta and meat dishes, which are well presented.
Adresse: 1153 Jose P. Laurel Street, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 488 1929
Åpningstider: Monday to Friday: 08:00-22:00, Saturday to Sunday: 10:00-22:00.

Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf is a multi-awarded international restaurant chain serving delights of modern Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian cuisine. At this restaurant, they present the food on a banana leaf, hence its name. The highly skilled master chefs ensure that every dish is made with perfection and high quality.
Adresse: Greenbelt 3, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St., Ayala Center, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila
Telefon: +63 2 729 3333
Åpningstider: Daily 10:30am–9pm

Nobu Manila

Nobu is a well-known restaurant chain with location across the world and one is at the Nobu Hotel Manila. From the menu, you can pick innovative Japanese cuisine cooked to perfection by the expert chefs. It attracts a hip crowd and celebrities. Signature dishes includes black cod miso and lobster with wasabi pepper sauce as well as sushi.
Adresse: Aseana Boulevard, Manila
Telefon: +632 691 2882
Åpningstider: Monday to Friday: Breakfast 06:00-10:00. Saturday to Sunday: Breakfast 06:00-11:00. Monday to Thursday: Dinner: 18:00-22:00, Bar 17:00-22:00. Friday to Sunday: Dinner 18:00-23:00, Bar: 17:00-23:00

The Aristocrat

Another chain of restaurants, Aristocrat is famous for its chicken barbecue with Java rice among other Filipino comfort food like kare-kare (Filipino stew) and crispy pata (crispy deep-fried pork leg). This Filipino-owned family corporation has a reputation as “The Philippines’ Most Popular Restaurant” and has become a landmark that inspired the development of the restaurant industry within the country.
Adresse: 423 San Andres Street Malate, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 524 7671

Bistro Remedios

Experience great country cooking in a chic bistro setting at Bistro Remedios. It is the best dining experience foreign guests should try if they are looking for local home cooking. The restaurant also has a trio who serenades clients with Tagalog and regional songs. For those who prefer private dining, Bistro Remedios has function rooms that can accommodate 12 to 50 persons. Bistro Remedios is located at the Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila.
Adresse: 1911 M. Adriatico Street, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 523 9153

Hizon's Cakes & Pastries

This place is a Philipino classic and it will provide you with all the little pastries and sweets your heart may desire. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a cup of coffee, all served by the friendly staff. Try out the Ensaymadas, a sweet and tasty bread that is just to die for!
Adresse: 1197 Jorge Bocobo, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 536 3993

Cupcakes By Sonja

This is the perfect place if you have a sweet tooth or want a light dessert. Here you can eat lovely cupcakes for a good price. Try the yummy red velvet and chocolate cupcake when here! Cupcakes By Sonja have three locations in Manila: G/F Serendra Piazza, Ayala Center and G/F Mega Fashion Hall.
Adresse: 11th Avenue, Taguig City, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 8856 0308
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–10pm

Mary Grace

With several branches across Manila, Mary Grace is another coffee shop with a successful story. A place where family and friends gather over hearty meals or just relax with a cup of coffee, or Mary Grace Hot chocolate (with Belgian chocolate) paired with their signature Ensaymada and Cheese Rolls.
Adresse: Level 2 Midtown Wing Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil corner Adriatico Sts., Ermita, Manila
Telefon: +63 917 515 7527
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–8pm

Pancake House

Pancake House has been around since the 1970s, and they currently have many stores across the country and even overseas. And as the name reveals, they specialise in pancakes. From the complete menu, pick your favourites in the morning, noon, and evening to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Adresse: Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 708 6485
Åpningstider: Monday to Friday: 07:00-22:00. Saturday: 07:00-14:00. Sunday: 07:00-17:00.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

One of the largest privately-owned, family-run coffee and tea companies in the world, The Coffee Bean truly knows the model for a successful coffee house. This American coffee chain has seven locations in Manila and one is on Adriatico Street - a favourite hang out for coffee lovers!
Adresse: 1771 M. Adriatico Street, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 8353 6386
Åpningstider: Daily 7am–3am

J. CO Donuts & Coffee

If donuts are your thing, then for sure you should pay a visit to J. CO Donuts & Coffee. Everything you ever wish in donuts you will find it here, unique flavours that will slowly melt in your mouth. Alcapone, a donut covered with Belgian white chocolate and Californian almonds is one of the top favourites or try the heavenly good tiramisu donut.
Adresse: Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 354 6040
Åpningstider: Daily 10:00-22:00

Habitual Coffee

For aeropress-brewed coffee and great espresso, Habitual Coffee is the place to head for. The coffee is served by young and passionate baristas who really knows what they are doing. This sleek coffee shop also serves limited but very delightful light meals including pastries.
Adresse: 2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 833 9556
Åpningstider: Monday to Saturday: 08:00-21:00. Sunday: 08:00-19:00.

The Washery Laundromat & Café

At this quirky and modern venue, you can do your laundry while having a cup of coffee and a small bite on the side. They have two branches where they offer various laundry services, and each houses a cosy cafe area where to hang out. If craving for something sweet, they serve cookies, cakes, and pastries too.
Adresse: 93 E Capitol Dr, Manila, Metro Manila
Telefon: +63 975 188 0061
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–5pm

Sage Bar

The Sage Bar has introduced a new line of original cocktail drinks with unique flavours and the freshest ingredients. Every night the bar host live band and DJs and on Saturday, you will need your dancing shoes when the DJ plays electronic dance music. The dress code is smart casual.
Adresse: Makati Avenue, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 814 2580
Åpningstider: Sunday to Thursday: 17:00-02:00. Friday to Saturday: 17:00-03:00.

Star Of Manila

You will find this bar in the heart of Ermita entertainment district in Manila. This is a great sports bar with five full HD TV screens showing all the latest sport. You can also listen to live band here every night and play table pool if you are up for a game.
Adresse: 1331-1332 MH Del Pilar Sreet, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 254 3269

Casino - Resorts World Manila

This is Philippines' first and largest integrated resort and casino. Resorts World Manila is an entertainment complex and has the country's largest casino. Here you can enjoy events, shows and tournaments. There is also two bars housed here where to get your favourite drink.
Adresse: Resorts World Manila, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 908 8888

The Tap Room

At this old English inspired pub with dark timber ceiling and plush armchairs, you can have a relaxing time in a unique soulful and friendly ambiance. From the extensive drink menu, you can pick alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to complement some delights from the sumptuous bar menu.
Adresse: One Rizal Park, Manila
Telefon: +632 527 0011
Åpningstider: Daily 10:00-02:00

Bar Rouge

Sit down and relax with a refreshing cocktail while listing to cool music played in the background at the intimate Bar Rouge. Cigars and single malts are on focus and the experienced bartender truly knows how to cater the most demanding tastes with stylish, fresh and innovated creations of drinks.
Adresse: Esperanza Street, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 811 6888
Åpningstider: Daily 17:00-01:00


Dance the night away at this underground club in Manila where the focus lies on quality electronic, house and techno music. The club present some of the best local and international house and techno DJs, so be ready to put on your dancing shoes and have a fun night out!
Adresse: 20a-20b La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roches Ave., Manila
Telefon: +63 917 634 8764
Åpningstider: Wednesday to Saturday: 22:00-05:00


Revel is a luxurious nightclub and lounge, attracting the most beautiful and trendy people in Manila, including the most discerning international travellers. With an upscale and intimate ambiance, quality drinks and the most requested DJs, Revel, is the place to party with class and style.
Adresse: 11th avenue, Manila
Telefon: +63 917 550 8888
Åpningstider: Monday to Saturday: 22:00-05:00

The Palace Pool Club

World class clubbing day or night, The Palace Pool Club host some of the biggest artists and DJs from around the world. This is also the country’s first pool club, featuring two swimming pools, several bars with a wide selection of drinks, a Satellite DJ booth, a stage, twelve lavish cabanas and a steam room. Part of The Palace, Manila’s biggest destination, The Palace Pool Club for sure offers a great experience.
Adresse: 9th Avenue, Manila
Telefon: +63 917 689 8888
Åpningstider: Tuesday & Sunday: 19:00-02:00. Wednesday to Thursday: 19:00-04:00. Friday to Saturday: 19:00-05:00.

XYLO at The Palace

Another venue located at The Palace, XYLO, claimed to be Manila´s biggest nightclub with space for over 2,000 people and currently one of the hottest clubs in the city that is always packed. Many famous DJs have performed here to get the place pumping and many more are to follow.
Adresse: 9th Avenue, Manila
Telefon: +63 917 680 8888
Åpningstider: Wednesday to Saturday: 22:00-04:00

Sky Deck View Bar

Relax with a fresh cocktail while admiring the 360 degree views of the entire city including the beautiful sunset at Sky Deck View Bar at The Bayleaf hotel. The menu offers an extensive wine list, local beers and cocktails but also provides a food menu. On weekends, Sky Deck host live entertainment.
Adresse: Muralla streets, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 328 3170

12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub

12 Monkeys, one of the best live entertainment venues in Manila where to listen different music genres. Not only serving good cocktails but also authentic Filipino cuisine including pizzas. The atmosphere is vibrant but yet with a relaxed attitude. Check out the gig guide on the website before stopping by.
Adresse: El Pueblo, Ortigas Pasig City 1606, Manila
Telefon: +63 917 570 3222

SM Mall of Asia

SM Mall of Asia is one of Asia´s biggest malls with more than a hundred stores and several restaurants under one gigantic roof. Local brands sit alongside international ones such as Mango and Zara, which have appeared in Manila for the first time thanks to the scale of the mall. In all, a great setting with amazing architecture and commanding views of Manila Bay.
Adresse: Seaside Boulevard, Manila
Telefon: +632 876 1111

Greenhills Shopping Centre

Greenhills is often referred to as a permanent flea market minus the dust. There are plenty of bargains, especially with pearls and other jewellery. Prices are negotiable so start haggling. This is for sure a place where you will not break your wallet and when the hunger kicks in, head over to one of the restaurants or cafes housed here.
Adresse: Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 721 0572

Divisoria Market

This famous wholesale market, Divisoria, is a unique shopping experience featuring ready-to-wear clothing, jewellery and house wares for a very good price. Although it is crowded with people, it is worth a visit. Divisoria Market has not only stalls along the street but there is also an air-conditioned building where to find even more bargains.
Adresse: Claro M. Recto Avenue, Manila

Ayala Center

Everything from high fashion to bargain basement shops in central Makati is to be found at Ayala Center. It caters the needs to all people. Besides shopping, you can also grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants located here or why not watch a movie on the on-site cinema?
Adresse: Ayala Avenue, Manila
Telefon: +63 32 516 3025

Shangri-La Plaza

Shangri-La Plaza is one of Manila’s most upmarket malls with a striking eight-storey atrium and high-end stores with international brands such as Calvin Klein and Polo. Not only does the mall provide vibrant and pleasurable shopping but also host events and performances, which creates a dynamic environment.
Adresse: Shaw Boulevard, Manila
Telefon: +63 632 370 2500
Åpningstider: Monday to Thursday : 11:00-21:00. Friday: 11:00-22:00. Saturday: 10:00-22:00. Sunday: 10:00-21:00.

San Andres Market

When asking the locals where to buy the best fruit, everyone points to San Andres Market. With plenty of exotic fruits both local and imported fruit, this famous market is truly full of colourful displays and it is very eye-catching. You will find this market on San Andres Street, a block away from Quirino Avenue.
Adresse: San Andres Street, Manila

Seaside Dampa / Seaside Market

Seaside Market is famous for seafood and located near the Baclaran church in Pasay. This is quite a small market with only 40 vendors, but the selection is nice and fresh. This place is truly a great experience; first, you pick your choice of seafood and then go to one of the restaurants nearby who will cook your food for a reasonable price.
Adresse: Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Manila

Silahis Arts & Artifacts

Handicrafts are on sale at Silahis and here you will find the finest of handmade Philippine products. The shop stocks paintings, furniture, an array of hand-woven baskets, jars made from red clay, colourful table napkins and much more.
Adresse: 744 General Luna St, Manila
Telefon: +63 527 3841 42

Balikbayan Handicrafts

Balikbayan Handicrafts has been in business for the past 40 years and you will find two big stores located in Makati City and Pasay City. These stores stocks an amazing variety and assortment of quality Philippine handicrafts such as wood furniture pieces, sculptures, picture frames, jewellery boxes, home decors, cutlery, pearls and much more.
Adresse: 1010 Antonio Arnaiz Avenue, Manila
Telefon: +632 893 0775

Robinsons Place Mall

Robinsons Place Mall is strategically located at the heart of the historic city of Manila. This 240,000 sqm world-class mall is a 7-level shopping complex that offers over a thousand local and international retail shops, dining outlets and entertainment facilities.
Adresse: Adriatico Streets, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 310 3333

168 Shopping Mall

A convenient wholesale and retail shopping mall, 168 Shopping Mall houses various stalls offering all kinds of items such as cloths, bags, shoes, toys, hardware and others for a bargain price. When you are feeling hungry there are some good food stalls where to grab a bite to eat.
Adresse: Sta. Elena Street, Manila

The Manila Collectible Co.

If you are looking for awesome curios and thoughtful stuff, then you should go to this museum and gift shop called The Manila Collectible Co. Here you will find hand-woven textiles, crafts and accessories, all produced in Philippines. They also sell Fairtrade organic coffee, local wines and pure cacao.
Adresse: Chamber 8, Fort Santiago, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 230 9710
Åpningstider: Tuesday to Sunday: 08:00-18:00

Passport / Visa

The Philippines can be visited visa-free for up to 30 days by citizens of Schengen countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. A valid return or onward ticket and a passport that is valid upon entry and for at least six months beyond the period of stay are required to enter the Philippines. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country.

Best Time to Visit

The dry period between November and April is the peak tourist season in the Philippines. Hidden areas and remote islands are fully accessible, and temperatures are very mild, especially from December to February. During the wet season, May to October, you still have the chance to enjoy sunny days, but bear in mind that typhoons can occur. The months of May and November are considered low season, which means fewer crowds and lower prices for flights and accommodation. However, the weather is still pleasant and you can experience the Philippine way of life in its entirety.


Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is 7 km from the centre of Manila, located south of the city, and southwest of Makati City's Central Business District. From Manila airport, you can take the bus to various points in Manila. There are nine bus routes; eight of them go via Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), and one through Circumferential Road 5 (C-5). The bus departures once every 30 minutes. Taxi is for sure the quickest and most efficient way to travel to and from the airport. You can book a taxi at an official desk at the airport or grab a taxi outside the terminal. The journey can take between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the time of day and the traffic. There are two types of taxis: yellow and white. The yellow taxis are the official registered and certified taxis at the airport and one of the best and safest means of transportations. The white taxis (street taxi) are not allowed inside the airport's arrival (only arriving on the departure level) and if you decide to take one of these, be careful, the driver can give you a higher fixed price without using the meter. Another option is to arrange for a hotel transfer to pick you up. This you should arrange in advance but it is one of the most expensive options.
Adresse: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila

Rail System

Manila has a rail system comprising the two lines of the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT) and the single line of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT), also known as the Metrostar Express or Metrostar. The LRT is open 5am-9.30pm, the MRT for one hour later. Pricing is different for each line and you can buy your tickets at the ticket booths. The rail system is the cheapest way to travel in Manila and easiest way to avoid the traffic but be aware during rush hours the trains are usually packed and there will be long queues to the ticket booths.


16-seat Jeepneys will take you on pre-set routes for a fixed fare. The colourful Jeepneys were originally made from converted US war jeeps. Routes are written on the front of the vehicle. Just flag the driver down and let him know when you want to go off.


Taxi in Manila is a very inexpensive way of getting around. You can flagging a taxi in the street or book by phone but make sure to take a registered and metered taxi. If the taxi driver says that the meter is not working then find another. Also make sure to have small peso notes to pay for the taxi fare, otherwise it could end up you paying too much because they tell you that they don´t have the change, even if they do.


Central Post Office Building:
Adresse: Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila


Drug stores abound in Metro Manila, many operated by market leader Mercury Drug.
Adresse: 660 San Andres Street, Malate, Manila
Telefon: +63 2 523 1696
Åpningstider: 24-hour


Country code +63 Area code: 02


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