Things to do in Manila

Manila – A Global City

Manila is the politic heart of the Philippines, as well as the most densely populated city in the world. Manila is called a global city, which means what happens here affects other countries globally, such as its economics, etc. It also has many sports venues, as well as several scientific and educational institutions.


Things to do in Manila

Nearly a million tourists go on holiday in Manila every year to enjoy the ocean, the night life and the most famous Manila Bay. You won’t have a problem finding things to do in Manila during your visit, especially not if you are a culture buff.



The interesting city has got some equally interesting museums to offer like the National Museum of the Philippines, the Museo Pambata, which is for children, or the Museum of Philippine Political History for fans of politics.


Manila Zoo

Try the Manila Zoo for sights of some of the native animals. It’s the oldest zoo in Asia.






Manila Nightlife

The nightlife in Manila is famous for bongo players, live music bars, restaurants, rock clubs and reggae.



Shoppers can find everything from little local shops to several large shopping malls in the Manila area.


Walled City of Intramuros

Another popular spot to see is the Walled City of Intramuros, the oldest of all the districts and the site of its historic center. It was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century for protection against invaders. It was damaged in several wars, and reconstruction work was done in 1951 after it was named as a national monument.


When to go to Manila

Manila is a city with the tropical savannah climate, which means that the range of the temperature is quite small and it rarely goes below 20 ºC (59 ºF) or above 31 ºC (88 ºF). The humidity level is fairly high and late December until May is the dry season, while the rest of the year is the wet season. There is the possibility of typhoons between June and September.


Things to do in Manila

Manila Facts

Population11 449 000
LanguageFilipino, English
CurrencyPhilippine Peso
AirportNinoy Aquino Intl, Philippines (MNL)

Manila average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Manila- Baroque Churches of the Philippines

These four baroque churches located in different areas of the Philippine archipelago were built during the Spanish period there. They are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to their design, which is an adaptation of the original Baroque style to the new conditions, techniques and motifs of the location. For instance, their thick, strong appearance is due to the precaution against pirates or marauders.

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Golf in Manila

There are a couple of great courses near Manila and even more if you travel alongside Laguna de Bay. The most centrally located course in relation to Manila is Intramuros Golf Club. It is a rather short 18 hole golf course but every hole is memorable with water hazards and other challenging terrain. Another popular course, located in the southern outskirts is the Manila Golf & Country Club, featuring a stunning 18 hole course. Close by you will also find Wack-Wack Golf Club with a 27 hole golf course. If you are in Manila, there will be many options for golf!

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Theme Parks in Manila - Igloos and Dinos at Star City

Star City in Manila offers you a wide range of fun. You can visit the ice cold Snow World and try carved ice slides, check out ice castles, statues and igloos. There is also a Winter Funland available. If you feel like doing something a little less cold, you can swing by their Dino Island, Star Theater or meet some excitement in their roller coasters. End the day with some great views over the city by going up the really tall Ferris Wheel.

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