Explore the city via colorful jeepneys, buses, taxicabs, the Metro Railway Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT), which ply the main routes, while tricycles (motorcycles with sidecars) and pedicabs (bicycles with sidecars) ply the inner streets.
From the hotel, the main avenue of EDSA is just a few minutes walk away along FB Harrison Street. From there, buses and jeepneys can take you to major city streets. The nearest LRT and MRT stations are on Taft Avenue, and the trains can bring you to various points in Metro Manila.
Most famous for its church, the Redemptorist Church, Baclaran is host to thousands of people every Wednesday, when novenas to Our Lady of Perpetual Help are held. It is also known for its huge flea market selling every sort of merchandise at bargain prices.
The Roxas Boulevard strip is home to hotels, restaurants, embassies (United States and Japan, among others) and offices, making it alive and bustling during both daytime and nighttime. The CCP complex, which houses the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Folk Arts Theatre, the Philippine International Convention Center, is also found on Roxas Boulevard.
Enjoy an hour-long sunset harbor cruise in the Manila Bay, while taking in the beautiful sunset. Breathe in the fresh sea air and see Roxas Boulevard from another perspective.
Originally called Luneta Park, Rizal Park has been re-named after the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. One of the most visited places in Metro Manila, the park is host to health buffs during the early mornings and to hundreds of promenaders throughout the day. At the center of the park is the Rizal monument, marking the spot where Rizal was executed and buried by Spanish authorities for insurrection.
The Walled City transports visitors to 16th century Manila. It is probably the oldest part of the city, with cobblestones still lining some streets, and old buildings and church plazas reminding guests of the country’s Spanish colonial past.
Within Intramuros lies Fort Santiago, formerly a prison during the Spanish period, now a park and museum; the Manila Cathedral and the San Agustin Church. Newer attractions include Club Intramuros, an 18-hole golf course; as well as curio shops, art galleries and restaurants.
When in Manila, Malate is the place to be. Over the years, Malate has continuously reinvented itself preserving its distinct art and culture amidst trendy bars and specialty restaurants. Art enthusiasts, restauranteurs and friends alike have put their hands together to transform this area from a post-war elite residential enclave to a charming Bohemian-style village.