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.

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Where to stay in Pasay

Malate
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Malate

university, sport, baseball

Explore one of the tourist centers of Manila in an oceanfront district lined with markets, museums and family-friendly attractions.

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Top hotels in Pasay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
5 out of 5
P5,729/night
9 Sep - 10 Sep
4.2/5Very Good! (1,487 reviews)

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! (1,487 reviews)

"The room and hotel were world class . It was a great stay ."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
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Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila
4 out of 5
Oceanaire Bldg, Sunrise Drive, CBP D Macapagal, Pasay, Manila
P3,158/night
24 Sep - 25 Sep
4/5Very Good! (1,726 reviews)

Located in Barangay 76, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mall of Asia Arena and SMX Convention Center. SM Mall of Asia and Manila Bay are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (1,726 reviews)

"Great location in Pasay. The hallways are a bit confusing as the elevators do not go to the ground floor. You have to take an escalator to the 2nd floor, then walk down the hallways to find elevators on the other side of the building, and then go up to your floor. And as the second floor has hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila
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Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City
3 out of 5
P3,040/night
2 Sep - 3 Sep
3.5/5Good! (2,988 reviews)

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 ...

3.5/5Good! (2,988 reviews)

"It was perfectly located near the airport, the mall, eateries and coffee shops. The room was beautiful and clean. The staff were very friendly.,"…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City

Popular things to do in Pasay

Rizal Park
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Rizal Park

Discover the uplifting story of the Philippines’ national hero in this lovely park renamed in his honour.

Baywalk
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Baywalk

Work out, chill out and dine out at Manila’s popular panoramic playground.

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

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

P1,041

Get your baggage transported from airport to your accommodations (and vice versa) on the same day. Move around with more convenience without having to worry about carrying your heavy luggage around! LuggAgent provides “Same Day Luggage Delivery & Storage” between Airport/Hotel in over 200 cities worldwide.

Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

P8,221

Hike up one of the Philippines' second-most-active volcano on this full-day tour. Take a scenic boat ride on Taal Lake, ride on a horseback across spectacular black lava flows and look down on the stunning vista from the summit of Taal Volcano.

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

P2,503

Take a journey through Manila and explore its rich history, fascinating architecture and ancient buildings. Discover the Philippines' financial capital in bustling Makati City, the historic American Cemetery & Memorial, and the ancient walled-city of Intramuros—a remnant of Manila's colonial past.

Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion
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Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion

P7,545

Escape to a historic World War II island fortress on this full-day tour to Corregidor Island. Explore major battle sites & barrack ruins, visit the Pacific War Memorial, discover Malinta Tunnel, and enjoy scenic views of Manila Bay from the island's historic lighthouse.

Private Guided Tour of Old Manila
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Private Guided Tour of Old Manila

P2,885

Explore the historic center of Manila on a private tour, discovering important public spaces and the stone Fort Santiago. Then, venture into the narrow street of Ongpin, known as Manila's Chinatown, before covering some of the city's pre-World War II history with your friendly guide.

Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure
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Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure

P9,386

Explore the stunning Mount Pinatubo and witness panoramic views from the summit on this full-day tour. Combine your trekking adventure with a guided hike and tour on a 4x4 vehicle through the striking volcanic landscape and marvel at the scenic natural surroundings.

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Beaches of the Philippines
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Beaches of the Philippines

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