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Visit Makati

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!(412 area reviews)

Travelers come to Downtown for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like A. Venue Mall and Century City while you're in town.

Downtown
Manila which includes a cemetery

Bel-Air

4.5/5Wonderful!(182 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Bel-Air, RCBC Plaza and Century City are top sights worth seeing.

Bel-Air
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Salcedo Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(46 area reviews)

Shopping, restaurants, and churches are some highlights of Salcedo Village. You might stop by Ayala Center or Greenbelt Shopping Mall while you're in the area.

Salcedo Village
Creole grilled chicken

San Lorenzo

4.5/5Wonderful!(155 area reviews)

If you're spending time in San Lorenzo, check out sights like Ayala Center 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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Santa Ana

Santa Ana is well-liked for its churches and monuments. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, SM City Sta. Mesa and A. Venue Mall are some interesting sights nearby to check out.

Santa Ana
My all time fave, okonomiyaki! 😊

Legazpi Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(117 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

Top Hotels in Makati

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
5 out of 5
Ayala Street and Makati Avenue, Makati, Manila
¥12,286
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,107 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel... disappointed that the Expedia description did NOT mention the pool closure"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila
Fairmont Makati, Manila
Fairmont Makati, Manila
5 out of 5
1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, Manila
¥11,932
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

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! (1,148 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. The staff was great and the location was wonderful. The hotel is a bit dated."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Fairmont Makati, Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
¥10,081
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,021 reviews)

"Staff friendly, accommodating and helpful. Food at restaurant (The Pantry) excellent as well as in room dining."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

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Popular things to do in Makati

Fort Bonifacio
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Fort Bonifacio

4.5/5(369 reviews)

Find out about the history of Fort Bonifacio, a well-known monument in Taguig. 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 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 search for that perfect souvenir at Century City. Discover the top-notch restaurants and lively festivals in this culturally-rich area.

SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

4.5/5(1,542 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit SM Mall of Asia, a favorite shopping spot in Pasay. Attend a sporting event or visit the stunning cathedral in this culturally-rich area.

Rizal Park
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Rizal Park

4/5(543 reviews)

Relax in one of the largest urban parks in Asia, home to gardens, orchids, tropical plant species and a monument to a Filipino hero.

Baywalk
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Baywalk

4/5(296 reviews)

This is a lively seaside promenade where you can wine, dine, watch live music and join the locals for a daily fitness class.

Top activities in Makati

Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

¥17,079

Hike up one of the Philippines' second-most-active volcano on this full-day tour. Take a scenic boat ride on Taal Lake, ride on a horseback across spectacular black lava flows and look down on the stunning vista from the summit of Taal Volcano.

Old & New City Half-Day Tour
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Old & New City Half-Day Tour

¥5,189

Take a journey through Manila and explore its rich history, fascinating architecture and ancient buildings. Discover the Philippines' financial capital in bustling Makati City, the historic American Cemetery & Memorial, and the ancient walled-city of Intramuros—a remnant of Manila's colonial past.

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

¥15,674

Escape to a historic World War II island fortress on this full-day tour to Corregidor Island. Explore major battle sites & barrack ruins, visit the Pacific War Memorial, discover Malinta Tunnel, and enjoy scenic views of Manila Bay from the island's historic lighthouse.

Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour
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Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour

¥12,755

Begin the day with a drive to the picturesque city of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,250 feet (686 m) above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. After lunch, return to Metro Manila, visit bustling Makati, and see San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Full-Day City & Museum Tour
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Full-Day City & Museum Tour

¥11,674

Discover Manila's rich history, cultural heritage and architectural grandeur on this full-day tour. Stroll through the ancient walled city of Intramuros, explore the Philippines' financial capital in Makati City, and visit ancient churches and historic museums.

The Escape Hunt Experience Manila
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The Escape Hunt Experience Manila

¥2,162

Adapted from computer games such as ‘Myst’ and ‘Crimson Room,’ live escape games first appeared in Japan around 2007 and quickly spread throughout the world. At Escape Hunt Experience Manila, players are locked together in a simple room with objects and must solve puzzles and cryptic messages in order to find the key to unlock the door.

Reviews of Makati

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
478
5 - Excellent 49.3801652892562%
4 - Good
379
4 - Good 39.15289256198347%
3 - Okay
92
3 - Okay 9.50413223140496%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.8264462809917356%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.1363636363636365%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 9, 2020

Cleanliness , shopping and lots of restaurants to choose from.

4/5 - Good

Wingman

Jan 8, 2020

Fantastic, plenty of places to eat, friendly atmosphere and easily walkable.

5/5 - Excellent

Aguirre

Jan 7, 2020

Yes the city it’s very safe for everybody, It’s a great place to live or retirement

5/5 - Excellent

Bob

Jan 6, 2020

The AtoZ area is just a walk away, tons of shopping stores..restaurants, greenbelt park is awesome.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Well, so far, we didn’t go that far except to MOA but overall in Makati, we both had fun and thank God we didn’t encounter any untoward incident or misfortunes..

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2020

Is a very nice place

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