TravelerVoice's featured quality articles
Things to do in Manila
Located in the captivating surrounds of the Philippines, Manila is one of the most underrated travel destinations in the world. Offering so much variety to families, couples, groups and solo travellers, you’ll never be short of things to see and do in Manila. If you’re planning your next getaway to this unforgettable destination, be sure to check out these not to be missed attractions!
- If you’re looking for insight into the colourful history of Manila, take a step back in time with a trip to Fort Santiago. What is now a museum and park, along with one of the most popular attractions in Manila, was once a magnificent fortress.
- This Spanish inspired fort is one of the most well-known landmarks in Manila. Standing tall for more than four centuries, the historical architecture of this structure is truly inspiring.
Visit Chino Roces Avenue
- Home to the most innovative art designs in the country, Chino Roces Avenue is home to captivating displays of various artworks and contemporary designs.
- Casa Manila is a breathtaking replica of what a 19th century style house once looked like in Manila. During the Spanish era, many houses were recognised for their intricate architecture, making this an ever popular day trip for many visitors.
- When travelling with children it can sometimes be difficult to find something to do that the whole family will enjoy. A visit to the 60 hectare Rizal Park is sure to have e everyone enjoying their time in Manila, with an abundance of playgrounds, restaurants, cafés and beautiful wildlife on offer.
Spend time at a Spa
- Like many Asian holiday destinations, Manila is home to some of the most luxurious spas in the world. Let your massage therapist work their magic, as you spend a day of bliss in the city.
- One of the most infamous attractions in the Philippines, the Taal Volcano is a dormant volcano, with no major reported eruptions since 1965. A short boat ride from the mainland, tourists are able to experience the natural wonders of Manila.
Marikina Shoe Museum
- If you’re searching for something to do that’s just a little bit different, head to the Marikina Shoe Museum, where you can check out the entire shoe collection of the countries controversial first lady Imelda Marcos.
San Agustin Church
- One of the oldest churches in the country, a visit to the stone building and surrounding courtyards of the San Agustin Church is a must for all visitors.
Watch a Sunset
- When all is said and done, there is nothing more magical than a Manila sunset. Relax on the balcony of your resort or enjoy a twilight meal, as you gaze upon the sun setting beyond the ocean.
If you’re already excited about your trip to the Philippines, it’s time to start booking! To save your hard earned cash for the shopping that awaits you, consider planning with a holiday package that combines your accommodation and tours, often saving you hundreds of dollars. Start planning your tour of the Intramuros today and let the daydreaming begin!