Located in the heart of Metro Manila, Pasay City is a go-to place for entertainment lovers. It offers a variety of activities as it houses resorts, malls, theaters, museums, casinos, and amusement parks. A perfect weekend staycation awaits in this little city which promises nothing but fun and adventure.
Fly to Manila and be welcomed in Pasay as both the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Manila Domestic Airport are located in this city.
There are no ports in Pasay but you can ride a ferry to Batangas and take the bus to Pasay or a boat to Manila and ride a jeepney to Pasay.
The easiest route is through EDSA, but if you’re coming from Manila, you can drive along Roxas Boulevard. When commuting, the fastest way is to take the MRT (along EDSA) or LRT 1 (along Taft Avenue) and alight at Taft station.
Depending on your itinerary, you could either ride a jeepney or take the shuttle. If you’re a fitness junkie, you can ride a bicycle, walk, or jog along the boulevards of Pasay.
Pasay City offers a lot of attractions that would feed whatever travel hunger you have. Check out these top attractions to see in Pasay:
A must-visit for arts and culture enthusiasts, this is where you will find the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and other noteworthy entertainment venues such as the Folk Arts Theater, and the Aliw Theater. Go on a food trip at Harbour Square, or watch the picturesque sunset at Manila Bay.
This architectural marvel pays homage to the coconut as the “Tree of Life.” It is made from the coconut’s root, barks, fruit, trunk and shell. Previously used as the official residence and workplace of the Vice President of the Philippines, Coconut Palace is also a famous wedding reception venue.
Who would miss the biggest and brightest if not the most famous mall in the city? More than just a shopping mall, it has become a favorite tourist destination of families, friends, lovers, and everyone else looking for superb leisure.
This well-loved theme park is a great place for families, friends, couples and even workmates. It features fun rides for children and more extreme ones for adrenalin-junkies. It opens at 4pm during Mondays to Thursdays, and 2pm on Fridays and weekends.
Hotels abound in this side of the metro. From five-star hotels to budget hostels for backpackers, you are sure to find a great accommodation here. Check out these recommended Pasay hotels for travelers.
Price range: P11,500 up, Good for family vacations
Enjoying a convenient access to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, this luxury hotel offers a superior accommodation complete with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There’s also a casino, an amazing swimming pool area, and a special place for your kids - DreamPlay.
Rating: 8.7, Price range: P6,000 up, Good for business travelers
Aside from its impressive suites and amenities, Belmont Hotel Manila is highly praised for its courteous and friendly staff. This stylish hotel in Newport City is a five-minute walk to NAIA 3 via the Runway Manila footbridge. Enjoy free breakfast and WiFi during your stay.
Rating: 8.7, Price range: P4,000 up, Good for family vacations
Your home away from home. Hotel 101 Manila is a great option for travelers who want to be near modern conveniences. One nifty feature of the room is a microwave. In case you’re buying food from outside, you can easily enjoy a hot meal when you get back.
Rating: 8.8, Price range: P2,000 up, Good for family vacations
This apartment-style hotel offers a good value for money if you want to be near the airport, food options, and entertainment. They have various type of suites including a three-bedroom perfect for families. It even has its kitchen complete with a cookware, stove, and diningware.
Rating: 8.5 , Price range: P2,000 up, Good for budget-travelers
Budget-friendly and comfortable. These two words best describe Kabayan Hotel Pasay. It features a distinct Filipino design that will make you feel at home. If you’re an early riser, you can enjoy the hotel’s scrumptious meal at Pinoy Star Cafe as early as 4am.
Considered one of the best places for entertainment, you’ll never run out of things to do in Pasay. You can choose to chill along the boulevard, grab a bite, or try your luck at cards. Check out these must-try activities:
Experience Manila Bay’s famous sunset in MOA sea side. If you have money to spare, catch a ride in the MOA Eye to give you a more panoramic view.
Various food establishments have popped out in Pasay City from hipster to fine dining to casual. The presence of the casinos means food is also diverse. SM MOA has a myriad of restaurants offering Western, Asian, Mediterranean cuisines and more.
Want to hit the tables and try to win? Touted to become the “Las Vegas of the Philippines,” choose from any of the “Entertainment City’s” many casinos including the recently opened Okada Manila.
Whether you’re looking for a Western cuisine or want to try a local dish, there are many restaurants in Pasay to satisfy your cravings. Here are some top recommendations for you:
Are you a seafood lover? Head over to Seafood Dampa for more affordable options that can definitely satisfy your seafood cravings. This spacious seafood place is located along Diosdado Macapagal and near many hotels, SM MOA, and the airport.
Have a hearty meal in one of the most popular buffet restaurants in Metro Manila. It’s found along Seaside Boulevard where you can also have a view of Manila Bay and its famous sunset.
It’s proximity in the Cultural Center of the Philippines makes it easier for those going in the area to grab a bite. If you have budget to spare, see for yourself why there’s so much praise about the Spiral buffet at Sofitel Philippine Plaza.