Destination guide

Culturally rich Manila will entice you

Take a vacation to Manila and enjoy the area's cathedral, monuments and culture. This city's shopping, restaurants and live music draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like San Agustin Church and Rizal Park. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Manila

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Manila a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Manila Ocean Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Intramuros Golf Course (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Manila Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Star City (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Malabon Zoo (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Wack Wack Golf and Country Club (5 mi / 8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Manila

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Manila is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rizal Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Baywalk (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Paco Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Rajah Sulayman Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Legazpi Active Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Track 30th (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)

Transportation options to and around Manila

Fly into Manila (MNL-Ninoy Aquino Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Manila Tutuban Station, Manila Espana Station and Manila Laong Laan Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Manila by catching a ride on the metro at Carriedo LRT Station, Central LRT Station or Recto LRT Station.

Where to stay around Manila?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,576 holiday lettings near Manila. From 1,362 Condos/Apartments to 53 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Manila is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Manila?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Manila:

  • Malate: 85 holiday homes
  • Paco: 58 holiday homes
  • Tondo: 33 holiday homes
  • Sampaloc: 22 holiday homes
  • Santa Cruz: 15 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Manila?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Manila. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Golden Mosque: 1,721 holiday lettings
  • Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz: 1,726 holiday lettings
  • San Agustin Church: 1,723 holiday lettings
  • Rizal Stadium: 1,724 holiday lettings
  • Baywalk: 1,716 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Manila listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Manila?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,362 Condos/Apartments in Manila. Our other popular types of Manila holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 53 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 908 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 16 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Manila?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,091 holiday homes with pool available in Manila. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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