Pasay

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Thrills, culture, shopping and relaxation combine in Pasay, a busy city in Metro Manila frequented by locals looking for fun.

Discover the modern city of Pasay during your trip to Metro Manila. Come here for a huge shopping and entertainment complex, superb views of Manila Bay and lots of family fun. Many of Metro Manila’s cultural attractions can also be found here, as well as some of the best places to relax in the region.

From the 12th century Pasay flourished as a trading city and was connected with merchants from around the world before it was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century. Modern Pasay has thrived as a city since independence was established in the Philippines in the 20th century.

Two sites dominate tourist itineraries in Pasay. Head to Manila Harbor to visit the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Take your seat for orchestral, dance and jazz performances in the National Theater, which features several auditoriums. Admire paintings and sculptures by local artists in the Bulwagang Juan Luna.

The second major attraction is the SM Mall of Asia Complex. This vast space incorporates a music hall, bowling rooms, an IMAX cinema and an ice skating rink. Shop in toy stores and clothes outlets and, after picking up some bargains, dine in the food court. Join thousands of fans in gigs at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Take your kids to Star City, a theme park by the harbor with roller coasters, log flumes and more. For something more slow paced, tee off at Villamor Golf Course on the other side of the city. Resorts World offers casinos, restaurants, malls and cinemas to please a whole range of visitors.

Visit Pasay during their elongated Christmas season, from October through to February, when more attractions are open and the streets are lit up. Pasay is the home of Ninoy Aquino Airport, the main airport in Metro Manila. Fly here and make the exciting city of Pasay your first stop in the region.

Where to stay in Pasay

Malate which includes a statue or sculpture, religious aspects and heritage architecture

Malate

2.5/5(3 area reviews)

Malate

Top hotels in Pasay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La
Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La
4 out of 5
3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, Manila
SG$79
per night
Mar 14 - Mar 15

Located in Brgy. 719, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila Yacht Club and Star City. Harrison Plaza and Philippine ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,064 reviews)

"Very helpful staff. Great breakfast and very nice view of the bay! Also enjoyed the cocktails & awesome view on the 19th floor!!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La
Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
3 out of 5
1 Jasmine Drive, Pasay, Manila
SG$111
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Resorts World Manila and Fort Bonifacio. City of Dreams Manila and Venice Grand Canal Mall ...

3.6/5Good! (2,867 reviews)

"close to airport and restaurants. shuttle service to airport"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb,2020

Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
5 out of 5
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, Manila
SG$164
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

This family-friendly Pasay hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Manila Bay and Philippine International Convention Center. SM Mall of ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,691 reviews)

"great location, great outdoor area, rooms spacious and staff are very nice and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb,2020

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Popular things to do in Pasay

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(48 reviews)

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

Top activities in Pasay

Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services
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Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services

SG$28
Per adult
MANILA AIRPORT TRANSFER TO HOTELS in PASIG, LAS PIñAS, MUNTINLUPA (1-3 PEOPLE)
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MANILA AIRPORT TRANSFER TO HOTELS in PASIG, LAS PIñAS, MUNTINLUPA (1-3 PEOPLE)

SG$25
Per adult
Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2020 Day Tour
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Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2020 Day Tour

SG$42
Per adult
Baguio Group Tour From Manila
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Baguio Group Tour From Manila

SG$97
Per adult
Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)
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Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)

SG$61
Per adult
MANILA AIRPORT TRANSFER TO HOTELS in PASAY, MAKATI, BGC, MANILA (1-3 PEOPLE)
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MANILA AIRPORT TRANSFER TO HOTELS in PASAY, MAKATI, BGC, MANILA (1-3 PEOPLE)

SG$16
Per adult

Reviews of Pasay

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
15
5 - Excellent 22.058823529411764%
4 - Good
27
4 - Good 39.705882352941174%
3 - Okay
18
3 - Okay 26.470588235294116%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 2.9411764705882355%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 8.823529411764707%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 7, 2019

Manila is a busy place, no matter which part. Expect to see each end of the scale from one building to the next and the same with the people. That said Filipinos are friendly, respectful people but keep your jewellery out of sight.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 3, 2019

Pasay is so much cleaner way back before I visited the country.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 25, 2019

horrible traffic in manila as a whole

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 13, 2019

The first thing I noticed was the loud music, if you like music and bars, you will like it there.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Jul 26, 2019

The traffic, noise, smells so bad, homeless people in every where.

5/5 - Excellent

Alex

Jun 18, 2019

All so close to get to, easy to get taxi's and jeepneys for transport. Near many fast food places, near a lot of malls Excellent

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