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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


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.


Top hotels in Pasay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Savoy Hotel Manila
Savoy Hotel Manila
4 out of 5
Andrews Avenue, Newport City, Pasay
The price is SG$131 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Fort Bonifacio, City of Dreams Manila and Venice Grand Canal Mall. SM Makati is 3.1 mi (5 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (849 reviews)

"Everything was good property clean me and my wife had a great time will stay again in the future"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar,2020

Savoy Hotel Manila
Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
3 out of 5
1 Jasmine Drive, Pasay, Manila
The price is SG$114 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Baclaran Church, City of Dreams Manila and SM Makati. Glorietta Mall is 3 mi (4.9 km) away. ...

3.7/5Good! (2,950 reviews)

"Close to airport."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar,2020

Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
Kabayan Hotel
Kabayan Hotel
2.5 out of 5
347 EDSA, Pasay
The price is SG$65 per night

Located in the heart of Pasay, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Department of Foreign Affairs, SMX Convention Center and SM Mall of Asia. World Trade Center ...

3.7/5Good! (971 reviews)

"I like the property because is close to everything like shopping center, lrt station, bus station, restaurant and reasonable price. Professional staff. The thing that I didn’t like is the lack of face towel. I travel all over the US and the philippines in all hotel have face towel. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar,2020

Kabayan Hotel

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)

76% of travellers recommend
Per adult
Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services
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Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services

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

Per adult
Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

94% of travellers recommend
Per adult
Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour
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Tagaytay Ridge & Manila City Tour

88% of travellers recommend
Per adult
Full-Day City & Museum Tour
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Full-Day City & Museum Tour

84% of travellers recommend
Per adult

Reviews of Pasay


Guest rating

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 21.73913043478261%
4 - Good
4 - Good 39.130434782608695%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 26.08695652173913%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 4.3478260869565215%
1 - Terrible
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


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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