Vacation rentals in Manila

Vacation rentals in Manila

Vacation rentals in Manila

A vacation to the “Pearl of the Orient”

Manila is a coastal metropolitan city on the western edge of Luzon Island in the Philippines. The capital city has an impressive number of offerings for tourists. The best time to visit is between the months of December and February, when temperatures are mild and tourists crowds are minimal. Come explore this buzzing metropolis where you’ll find countless museums, malls, shopping centers, incredible restaurants, historic attractions, and more.

Finding your perfect vacation rental in Manila

Enjoy a cultural, urban experience in the Philippines’ liveliest city. Manila is home to a wide range of vacation rentals, with something for every type of traveler. Families and large groups can opt for oversized rentals, with a fully equipped kitchen and washing machine. Couples and solo travelers can opt for a smaller rental, set in a sky-rise building with panoramic views of the city. Some rentals include a private balcony with water and city views. Choose a rental with a private pool to splash around in during the warmer months. With so many rentals to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a rental perfectly suited to your travel preferences.

Vacations in Manila

The area and getting around

Arriving in Manila

Manila is served by the massive Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which was formerly called Manila International Airport. This airport offers domestic and international flights and serves the entire metropolitan area in and surrounding the city of Manila.

Getting around Manila

Manila is enormous and is considered one of the most densely populated cities in the world. For this reason, it is highly unadvisable for travelers to rent a car when visiting Manila because the traffic and streets can be chaotic to navigate for people who aren’t used to driving around this city. You can rely on your own two feet to get around, which is what many locals do. However, not everything will be within walking distance since the city encompasses such a large area. Taxis don’t have the safest reputation in Manila, but if you want to use them, just be sure to use an official taxi. It is recommended to download and use the Grab app to get around Manila because it is considered the safest and most convenient way to get around. You can easily purchase a SIM card so that you’ll have internet to use the app while you’re exploring the city.

Travelers and activities

Manila for history lovers

Manila is home to a rich and fascinating history, with a countless number of historic attractions that offer a glimpse into the past. Head to Fort Santiago, which is one of the most important historic sites in the city. The spectacular fortress was constructed in the late 1500s by the Spanish government during the colonization period of the city. The site is a part of Intramuros, which is an old-world district filled with a variety of Spanish-era landmarks, such the Manila Cathedral, the San Agustin Church Museum, and Casa Manila Museum.

Manila for families

Manila offers a culturally immersive opportunity for families to discover together. Head to the Dessert Museum in the Mall of Asia where children and adults can explore the various dessert-themed rooms, which are each inspired by a different dessert. You can even do a guided tour which includes real desserts that you can eat! Also, be sure to stop by the Mind Museum where kids can learn all about science through a variety of fun, interactive exhibits.

Did you know that Manila is home to the oldest Chinatown in the world? It was established in the late 1500s!

Top 5 travel tips in Manila

1. Stroll around Rizal Park

This historic 143-acre park is one of the largest parks in Asia. The clean, well-kept space is a wonderful place to stroll around with its various monuments, fountains, and gardens. While there aren’t any food stalls inside the park, you’ll find numerous food options just outside the park.

2. Explore the National Museum

Learn all about the rich history of the Philippines and garner a more in-depth understanding of the culture at the National Museum of the Philippines. You can browse a vast number of Filipino artifacts, materials, and artworks as you deepen your ethnographic and anthropological understanding of the country. There are exhibits for children to enjoy and learn as well.

3. Shop at Robinsons Place Mall

If you want to squeeze some shopping into your trip, head to Robinsons Place Mall. The organized, clean, air-conditioned shopping center is home to a vast number of stores, shops, restaurants, and cafés. You can spend quite a few hours here shopping around, exploring, sipping on coffee, and dining.

4. Enjoy the peaceful Ayala Triangle Gardens

In the Makati district you’ll find a spectacular 65,000-square foot garden space filled with flowers, trees, and park benches. The peaceful green space offers a nice slice of nature right in the middle of the city. Walk around to find the regularly changing art installations.

5. Relax with a massage

Manila is known for its abundance of spas, which offer very cheap massages, especially for tourists converting their USD into Philippine pesos. For an excellent massage, head to Royal Orient Wellness or M-Bay Health Spa for a relaxing and professional experience.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Manila

What was the average price for a vacation rental in Manila last year?

According to data from the previous year Manila is the most budget-friendly city in the Philippines, with an average annual price of $61 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Manila?

According to last year, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Manila are June, May and July, with average prices of $56, $58, and $58, respectively.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Manila go up the most?

When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Manila, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of January (with an average of $68 per night), followed by February ($66), and then March ($64).

Is Manila a good location for a last-minute getaway?

When visiting Manila, you don't have to plan well in advance as the annual occupation is 42%.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Manila are February (the average amount of properties that are free reached 72% of the total last year), September (68%), and October (68%).

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Manila?

In Manila we offer you a comprehensive catalog of approximately 1,400 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 5 local and international providers.

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