Manila, fitting with its moniker, the 'Pearl of the Orient,' its uninviting shell showcases its jewel only to those determined enough to pry. Despite all the hardship this city has endured, be it natural disasters or coming from humans themselves, this chaos of a metropolis still thrives as an authentic Asian megacity.
Manila has a tropical savanna climate which borders closely on a tropical monsoon climate. The temperatures are hot throughout the year with high humidity level. The best time to visit Manila is from January to April as these are the drier months. Hence, it will be convenient to roam around Manila. The wet season ranges from June to November or sometimes it’ll drag until December. During these times, the weather tends to be hot and humid with frequent showers which will restrict tourists’ movements, making it the off-season for tourism in Manila. There are also times when strong typhoons and cyclones hit the country which could ruin your vacation. Therefore, visitors are advised to check the weather reports or guides before planning your trip.
Naga Airport ‒ Naga Airport or locally known as Paliparan ng Naga, is a public airport that serves Naga city and its metropolitan area. This airport is located in the provincial capital, Pili. The distance between this airport and the city of Naga is 9 kilometers. Both domestic and international airlines operate from this airport including Philippine Airline, South East Asian Airlines and Cebu Pacific. Naga Airport has a 1,402-meter long, concrete runway. Facilities provided at the airport that are beneficial to travelers include tourist information and assistance center, hotel and travel agency representatives and taxicabs.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport ‒ The Ninoy Aquino International Airport, more commonly known as Manila International Airport, serves Manila and its neighboring metropolitan area. It is located along the border between two cities, Pasay and Parañaque, and the distance between the airport and the center of Manila is 7 kilometers. Since it is the main international airport of Philippines, there are many airlines operating in the airport including AirAsia Philippines, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and Philippine Airlines. The airport has four terminals, all operating almost as independent airports and two runways. There is also inter-terminal transportation to connect the four different terminals. Facilities in the airport include shops and restaurants, first-class lounges and sleep rooms.
On average, both Naga and Manila have high temperatures throughout the year. Usually, it will be dry and sunny throughout the years with little rains except during typhoon season which heavy rains and thunderstorms are to be expected. The average maximum temperature in Naga is around 28 and 32 degree Celsius, while the average minimum is approximately 22 and 24 degree Celsius. As compared to Naga, Manila notes an average maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celcius while having the same average minimum temperature as Naga. However, the weather in both regions could be unpredictable due to the typhoon occurrences. Hence, visitors are advised to check the weather reports as flights might be affected by the typhoons.
The capital city of the Philippines has its own charm. Some of the attractions in Manila include Intramuros, Fort Santiago and Manila Ocean Park.