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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

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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 Century City 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!(206 area reviews)

While you're in San Lorenzo, take in top sights like Greenbelt Shopping Mall or Ayala Center, 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 Greenbelt Shopping Mall or Ayala Center.

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
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Santa Ana

The churches and monuments are just a few features travelers like about Santa Ana. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, SM City Sta. Mesa and A. Venue Mall are a few top places to visit.

Santa Ana

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
¥11,805
per night
May 9 - May 10

This family-friendly Makati hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Glorietta Mall, Ayala Center, and Ayala Museum. Greenbelt Shopping ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,068 reviews)

"Very well located hotel in Makati, only a few minutes walk to the SM Mall & the Glorietta & Greenbelt Malls, where there is a wide selection of eateries & bars. Free room upgrade given; spacious & comfortable room; very good access to free WiFi; very helpful, thoughtful & friendly staff (especially ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Dusit Thani Manila
Makati Diamond Residences
Makati Diamond Residences
5 out of 5
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Manila
¥12,036
per night
May 1 - May 2

Located in Legazpi Village, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Greenbelt Shopping Mall, Legazpi Active Park, and Ayala Center. Fort Bonifacio ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,128 reviews)

"I love this property, mostly the staff. The team always make me feel welcome, I always stay here when I visit the Philippines and they remember me and make me feel so welcome. It's clean, room is spacious, breakfast option is great. The lounge is amazing. I can't say any bad things about this place. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Makati Diamond Residences
Fairmont Makati, Manila
Fairmont Makati, Manila
5 out of 5
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, Manila
¥21,893
per night
May 1 - May 2

This family-friendly Makati hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Ayala Center, Greenbelt Shopping Mall, and Glorietta Mall. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,267 reviews)

"We stayed for 3 nights, family of 4 - 2 adults, 2 kids. It was over the time the lockdown had just been introduced due to COVID-19. We started off with a full buffet breakfast downstairs with other guests, to having room service for breakfast on our last morning for social distancing purposes. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Fairmont Makati, Manila

Popular things to do in Makati

Fort Bonifacio
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Fort Bonifacio

4.5/5(406 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Taguig when you make a stop at a well-known site like Fort Bonifacio. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Ayala Triangle Gardens
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Ayala Triangle Gardens

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Ayala Triangle Gardens during your stay in Makati Central Business District. Visit the shops and churches in this culturally-rich 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 culturally-rich area.

SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

4.5/5(1,611 reviews)

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

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(812 reviews)

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

Top activities in Makati

Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion
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Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion

84% of travellers recommend
¥15,271
Per adult
Old & New City Half-Day Tour
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Old & New City Half-Day Tour

¥5,335
Per adult
Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls
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Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls

82% of travellers recommend
¥21,451
Per adult
Subic Bay & Zoobic Safari Adventure
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Subic Bay & Zoobic Safari Adventure

86% of travellers recommend
¥15,338
Per adult
Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour
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Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour

88% of travellers recommend
¥19,784
Per adult
Filipino Cultural Dance Show & Dinner
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Filipino Cultural Dance Show & Dinner

88% of travellers recommend
¥9,447
Per adult

Reviews of Makati

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
524
5 - Excellent 49.201877934272304%
4 - Good
421
4 - Good 39.53051643192488%
3 - Okay
99
3 - Okay 9.295774647887324%
2 - Disappointing
9
2 - Disappointing 0.8450704225352113%
1 - Terrible
12
1 - Terrible 1.1267605633802817%

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!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

Traffic is so bad

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