Manila Tourism and Travel Guide

About Manila

We took a Cathay Pacific flight from Mumbai to Manila via Hong Kong as the timings were perfect. Total flight journey was 8hrs with a 2 hrs layover. This flight was priced around Rs. 35k for a single return journey. After entering the Philippines airspace one can see some amazing landscape like the one in pic #1.Post landing we bought a local sim card at the airport for 700 pesos that included voice and data. The prepaid cab (our online booking had been cancelled last minute) charged us 1.2k pesos for a ride to Makati.Day 1 was more of a stopover in Philippines' capital city of Manila. We stayed in Seven Doors Aparthotels in Gramercy Makati (rate per night 3.5k pesos) because it is situated in one of the most happening areas of Manila and the views from our room were spectacular..check out pic#2 and #3 to see for yourself. There was no clear agenda on day 1 but to celebrate the beginning of the trip at night. The flight left us pooped so we ended up sleeping till evening and then began to plan for the night.Many of the local sites recommend visiting bonifacio high street so we got ready and headed there. Do note that the taxis here do not seem to use the meter. Bonifacio high street was probably the most swanky looking area of Manila with high rises, posh surroundings and was full of restaurants, bars and cafes. After walking up and down the street we chose a chic Italian joint called Italianni's for dinner. The pizzas were pretty good and we sat outside as the weather was great. It was time to party and we headed to club Xylo at Palace which was just a 5-10 mins walk from the restaurant. Entry charges were 1k pesos each that included 2 complimentary drinks. The place, regarded as one of the top night clubs in Philippines, was massive and it was absolutely rocking on Saturday night. We partied till late and left for our apartment all happy.

Best Time To Visit Manila

Best time to visit Manila is from December to April

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