Mesmerizing Manila: Hub of the Philippines
A beautiful metropolis with a vibrant culture.
Food, Hotels, and Relaxation
After all the sightseeing, enjoy a fine dining experience at the quaint Café Illustrado. I could go on and on about all the food there, but to make a long menu short, you’ll most definitely want to taste the homemade Sampaguita Ice Cream! This frozen delight, made from the Philippines’ national jasmine flower, is only available at this restaurant! If you’re not feeling flowers, though, head over to Binondo, site of the best Chinese food in Metro Manila. Or just grab a cup of coffee or tea at one of the numerous cafés sprinkled throughout the city. Try the native coffee, Kapeng Barako, if you need a caffeine kick.
Planning on winding down after a tiring day of sightseeing and food finding? There are plenty of hotels along Roxas Boulevard, each with a stunning view of the famous Manila Bay sunset. They’ll be more than happy to accommodate you for as many nights as you can stay. Check in at the most inexpensive hotel in the city and you’ll still get a taste of the hospitality Filipinos are known for.