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PasayPhilippines

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)

Travellers choose Malate for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Quirino Avenue LRT Station or Vito Cruz LRT Station and check out top sights like Manila Bay.

Malate

Top hotels in Pasay

Hilton Manila
Hilton Manila
4.5 out of 5
The price is SG$141 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Resorts World Manila, Fort Bonifacio and City of Dreams Manila. Venice Grand Canal Mall ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (361 reviews)

"Our check in was smooth and fast, we arrived there at 9pm. We had a good night rest before our international travel the next day . However, we didn't got the chance to roam around the hotel coz we arrived late and checked out early."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct,2020

Hilton Manila
Copacabana Apartment Hotel
Copacabana Apartment Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is SG$68 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Located in Barangay 76, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Baclaran Church, SM Mall of Asia and City of Dreams Manila. Cuneta Astrodome and Mall of Asia Arena ...

3.8/5Good! (999 reviews)

"Its nice and clean perfect for all kind of travellers."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun,2020

Copacabana Apartment Hotel
Hotel 101 Manila
Hotel 101 Manila
3 out of 5
The price is SG$77 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Located in Barangay 76, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mall of Asia Arena, SM Mall of Asia and SMX Convention Center. Manila Bay and City of Dreams ...

4/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"Very clean, nice hotel front desk bringing food on time"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug,2020

Hotel 101 Manila
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Pasay

Jieann's Transient Home
Jieann's Transient Home
2.5 out of 5

Situated in Pasay, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Resorts World Manila, Fort Bonifacio and City of Dreams Manila. SM Mall of Asia and Mall of Asia Arena ...

3.5/5Good! (13 reviews)
Nice apartment but not a hotel or guesthouse

"The apartment is lovely & very very close to NAIA Terminal 3 for an early or late Cebu Pacific flight. The disappointment for me was that it's not a hotel or even a guest house, nobody was expecting me and I had to find correct apartment block & then ask around thinking I'd been ripped off for about ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul,2019

Jieann's Transient Home
La Vista Luxury Shell Residences
La Vista Luxury Shell Residences
3 out of 5

Located in Barangay 76, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mall of Asia Arena, SM Mall of Asia and SMX Convention Center. Manila Bay and City of Dreams ...

3.9/5Good! (42 reviews)

"i like the place and very near where ever u want to go"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020

La Vista Luxury Shell Residences
HnM Management - One Palm Tree Villas
HnM Management - One Palm Tree Villas
3 out of 5
The price is SG$63 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Situated in Pasay, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Resorts World Manila, Fort Bonifacio and City of Dreams Manila. SM Mall of Asia and Mall of Asia Arena ...

3.7/5Good! (39 reviews)
A short walk from terminal 3

"We enjoyed staying at this apartment. The owners have provided little extras (shampoo, soap, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent) that make it well suited to overnight travellers like ourselves. It is conveniently located within a very short walk to Terminal 3 (NAIA)."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar,2020

HnM Management - One Palm Tree Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Pasay

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(51 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Pasay

Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)
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Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)

SG$62
Per adult
Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services
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Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services

SG$27
Per adult
Old & New City Half-Day Tour
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Old & New City Half-Day Tour

SG$65
Per adult
Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch
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Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch

SG$276
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls
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Villa Escudero with Lunch at the Waterfalls

SG$262
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Corregidor Tour
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Corregidor Tour

SG$105
Per adult

Reviews of Pasay

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
15
5 - Excellent 21.73913043478261%
4 - Good
27
4 - Good 39.130434782608695%
3 - Okay
18
3 - Okay 26.08695652173913%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 4.3478260869565215%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 8.695652173913043%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Dec 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

3 Dec 2019

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Oct 2019

horrible traffic in manila as a whole

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

13 Oct 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

26 Jul 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

Alex

18 Jun 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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