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MakatiPhilippines

This lively district in Manila is the place to come for upscale shopping, eclectic dining and entertainment complexes. 

Enjoy some serious retail therapy in the upscale malls of Makati City or visit some of Manila’s finest museums. Although the area is one of the most densely populated in the world, it still offers stunning green spaces to escape to as well as an 18-hole golf course. You’ll find food from across the world in the many food courts and restaurant quarters and in the evenings, join the cosmopolitan mix of expatriates and locals in the lively bars.

Shoppers flock here from across the Philippines and beyond to indulge in the luxury boutiques found in Ayala Center. Even if you don’t plan to splurge, it is worth going for a look at the sheer decadence on display in the shop windows. The displays by some of the most well known brands in the world are works of art in their own right. Explore three of the most popular malls, Glorietta, Greenbelt and Power Plant.

Find out about the rich history of the Philippines when you visit the Ayala Museum. This traces the country’s roots from pre-colonial times to the present day and also contains a vast range of Filipino art. Head to the Yuchengco Museum, which showcases the diverse art collection of Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco.

If the hustle and bustle of the metropolis leaves you in need of some space, head to Greenbelt Park. It also contains a peaceful chapel, popular with local worshippers. To enjoy more of the outdoors, head to the Circuit Makati and San Lazaro racecourses for a day at the races or watch a match at the Manila Polo Center.

Most of the malls and other sights in Makati city are easily reached on foot or by bus. The metro is the quickest way to get from here to other areas in Manila. When night comes, head to the entertainment districts to enjoy international cuisine with the locals and expatriates who call this unique city home.

Where to stay in Makati

Went Mexican this time

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(449 area reviews)

Downtown is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to A. Venue Mall and Makati Museum while you're in town.

Downtown
Manila which includes a cemetery

Bel-Air

4.5/5Wonderful!(195 area reviews)

While visiting Bel-Air, you might make a stop by sights like RCBC Plaza and Century City.

Bel-Air
Creole grilled chicken

San Lorenzo

4.5/5Wonderful!(207 area reviews)

While you're in San Lorenzo, take in top sights like Glorietta Mall or Greenbelt Shopping Mall, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Ayala Station or Ayala Center Station.

San Lorenzo
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Salcedo Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(52 area reviews)

The shopping, restaurants, and churches are just a few things travelers enjoy about Salcedo Village. If you want to experience more of the area, check out Glorietta Mall or RCBC Plaza.

Salcedo Village
My all time fave, okonomiyaki! 😊

Legazpi Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(148 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Legazpi Village, Legazpi Active Park and GT International Towers are top sights worth seeing.

Legazpi Village
Solemn

San Antonio

3.5/5Good!(17 area reviews)

While visiting San Antonio, you might make a stop by sights like RCBC Plaza and Makati Central Post Office.

San Antonio

Top Hotels in Makati

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,470 per night

This family-friendly Makati hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of SM Makati and Glorietta Mall. Ayala Center and Ayala Museum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,299 reviews)

"Nice hotel, good amenities and friendly staff. Good location close to mall, bars and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dusit Thani Manila
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
3 out of 5
The Gramercy Residences, Makati Avenue, Makati
The price is ¥7,860 per night

Located in Downtown, this condo building is steps from Century City and A. Venue Mall. RCBC Plaza and Ayala Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Guadalupe Station ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"まずホテルにチェックインする方法を自分でホテルに問い合わせてとの事だったので問い合わせたところ フィリピンのローカルナンバーやwhatapp(lineのような会話アプリ)を取って連絡してこいだの言われ、パスポートのID写真がないと予約が取れた事にならないからと言われemailで送ったもののチェックイン方法を教えてくれず、 エクスペディアのお問い合わせに電話して対応してもらったにもかかわらず 当日ホテルについたらemailして、そしたら鍵を渡すと言われたので 空港に着いた後すぐとホテルに着いてからすぐ連絡をしたが応答がなく、ずっとホテルのロビーで待たされました。 英語が少しわかったために対応できたと思うが、英語が全く出来なかったらどうするんだと思いました。 ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
City Garden GRAND Hotel
City Garden GRAND Hotel
5 out of 5
8008 Makati Avenue corner, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Manila
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥8,991 per night

Located in Downtown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Century City and A. Venue Mall. Glorietta Mall and Ayala Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,477 reviews)

"very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

City Garden GRAND Hotel

Popular places to visit in Makati

Ayala Triangle Gardens
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Ayala Triangle Gardens

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Ayala Triangle Gardens, a well-known attraction in Makati Central Business District. Visit the shops and churches in this vibrant area.

Century City
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Century City

4.5/5(2 reviews)

During your visit to Makati Central Business District, you can enjoy retail therapy at Century City. Attend a sporting event or visit the stunning cathedral in this vibrant area.

SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

4.5/5(1,612 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit SM Mall of Asia, a popular shopping spot in Pasay. Check out the churches and top-notch restaurants in this culturally rich area.

Manila Ocean Park
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Manila Ocean Park

4/5(672 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea creatures you'll find at Manila Ocean Park and learn why this is a favorite attraction in Manila. Visit the shops and stunning cathedral in this vibrant area.

SM North EDSA
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SM North EDSA

4/5(413 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit SM North EDSA, a favorite shopping spot in Quezon City. Discover the great live music and churches in this culturally rich area.

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(813 reviews)

Drift around the tranquil waters of a sheltered bay and watch a colorful sunset from the shores of Manila city.

Top things to do in Makati

Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls
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Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls

¥20,619
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

¥16,880
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion
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Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion

¥15,491
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure
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Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure

¥19,230
Per adult
Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch
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Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch

¥21,688
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
The Escape Hunt Experience Manila
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The Escape Hunt Experience Manila

¥2,192
Per adult

Reviews of Makati

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
525
5 - Excellent 49.24953095684803%
4 - Good
421
4 - Good 39.49343339587242%
3 - Okay
99
3 - Okay 9.287054409005629%
2 - Disappointing
9
2 - Disappointing 0.8442776735459663%
1 - Terrible
12
1 - Terrible 1.125703564727955%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 13, 2020

I’m a foodie, so selection of food was great.

5/5 - Excellent

Abby

Mar 17, 2020

You can never go wrong with all the malls in Makati. They have everything and anything you need in there. It’s clean, spacious, and not overly crowded during our visit in early March. It’s very easy to get to by Grabcars and by foot.

3/5 - Okay

Antonio

Mar 15, 2020

Terrible TRAFFIC

3/5 - Okay

Albany

Mar 9, 2020

Great shopping area...close to the airport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 8, 2020

I love Makati it was my first time and I well come back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 5, 2020

The traffic is formidable, and avoid it whenever possible!

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