Tourism in Manila

Manila offers an easy-going setting of metropolitan views and a friendly atmosphere combined with a little touch of antiquity displayed on its buildings and landmarks as well as a taste of hectic festivities from its cultural events and shopping centers making it perfect for both modern and historical exploration.

A gesture of antiquity emitted by Intramuros in the middle of Manila would most likely be the first spot tourists visit after arriving at the city as the historic fortified complex provides numerous historic attraction and is also close to other popular tourists locations such as Manila Cathedral which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rizal Park providing a calming view with historic sensation and Manila Ocean Park facilitating watery attractions. A little adventure to Binondo district will bring tourists to the oldest Chinatown in the world providing historic Filipino-Chinese heritages and tradition. The city is also home to various fine museums such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology and the Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

Enough with the visit of history and antiquity, tourist can always count on the availability of Manila shopping hubs, as one of the major shopping destination in the Asia-Pacific region, such as the Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas Center, and Ayala Center as well as series of metropolitan entertainments in the districts of Ermita and Malate. The city also hosts various semi-cultural events including Feast of the Black Nazarene, Chinese New Year celebration, Aliwan Fiesta and some film festivals such as Cinemanila International Film Festival and Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

Why Invest in Short Term Rental in Manila

Manila is ranked eleventh as the ‘Best Shopping Destinations’ in Asia and tenth in MasterCard’s global top 20 fastest growing cities for international visitors from 2009-2013.The city has been welcoming a stable flow of over 1 million tourists each year. A simple short-term property rental service like AirBnb in such a city is considered to be a never-lose business in which there is so little risk and much to gain.

Transforming your property into an accommodation service could be a convenient way to earn extra money or even a stable income especially if your property is located near any major attraction of the city. Furthermore, it could be an alternative to maintain your property’s wellness in the case that you don’t occupy it yourself.

As the main gateway to the Philippines’ many destinations, Manila is visited by the majority of international tourists to the country registering a total of 3,139,756 arrivals in 2012. The record certainly hints at a big opportunity in the tourism sector especially accommodation service since tourists will always need a place to stay while exploring the city. If you want to join the business but are not familiar with AirBnb service yet, Bnb Way can help you find the best AirBnb management company for your property as well as connect you to all the components you need in the sector.

Popular Sightseeing | Sights to Visit in Manila

Rizal Park — A peaceful and manicured outdoor garden located in the heart of the city equipped with statues and monuments paying tribute to Manila’s history.

Quiapo Church — One of the oldest and most admired Catholic Churches in Manila, also known as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. 

Intramuros — The oldest section of the city, characterized by its walled fortress dated back to the 16th century.

Manila Ocean Park — One major watery attraction of the city, providing interactive marine life displays and various aquatic facilities.

FACTS about Manila

Manila tops the list of the most densely populated cities in the world with around 1.6 million people jam packed in an area of 16.56 sqm.

With a predominantly Catholic population, Manila has several centuries-old churches replete with antique religious iconography.

The oldest Chinatown in the world is located in Manila’s Binondo district. Founded in the 16th century as a community for Chinese Catholics, the area continues to attract restaurants, retailers, and other businesses.

Created from the World War II US army jeep, the iconic Philippine jeepney continues to dominate the city’s road. These units dazzle Manila’s streets with their colorful decor depicting Philippine religious and pop culture imagery.

The University of Santo Tomas in Sampaloc, Manila was founded in 1611, making it the oldest university in Asia. It is also the largest Catholic University in the world in terms of student population.