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Pasay

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 featuring a statue or sculpture, heritage architecture and religious aspects

Malate

3.5/5Good!(29 area reviews)

Travelers 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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Manila
Hilton Manila
4.5 out of 5
The price is P4,500 per night

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (347 reviews)

"We were here for our Covid quarantine. Even though we were not allowed to leave our room the staff was able to help us with any inquiries and needs."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Hilton Manila
Copacabana Apartment Hotel
Copacabana Apartment Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is P2,683 per night

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! (997 reviews)

"The best and the most comportable stay we had. Big place very clean"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Copacabana Apartment Hotel
Hotel 101 Manila
Hotel 101 Manila
3 out of 5

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! (999 reviews)

"Great location near many restaurants and shopping"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Hotel 101 Manila

Popular places to visit in Pasay

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(1 review)

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

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

P996
Per adult
Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)
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Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)

P2,276
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Private Minivan: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
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Private Minivan: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

P1,673
Per adult
Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

P7,932
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch
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Hidden Valley Springs Excursion with Lunch

P10,191
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Villa Escudero Tour with Lunch From Manila
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Villa Escudero Tour with Lunch From Manila

P3,640
Per adult
Quiapo Church which includes a church or cathedral, a city and religious elements

Manila

Makati featuring modern architecture and street scenes

Makati

Bonifacio Globe City Fort showing outdoor art

Dasmarinas Village