What to do in Manila
If you are only able to stay in Manila for a day or two, the best way to see the city is on a tour. You can join a World War II sightseeing tour of Corregidor Island, or head out to see one of the Philippines’ most active volcanos, the Taal Volcano.
Intramuros is the heart of Spanish culture in Manila, distinguishing the city’s culture from that of its neighbours. The walled city of Intramuros was destroyed during World War II and has been traditionally restored. This is the ideal location to escape the often-chaotic atmosphere of Manila. Fort Santiago inside Intramuros is a citadel, with arched gateways and barracks originally used by the Spanish and American soldiers, now offset by gardens, fountains and plazas.
If you like to go out and party like a local when you’re on holiday, join the nightclub scene in Makati. Here you’ll also find delicious and authentic restaurants such as El Chupacabra. Makati also hosts dwarf wrestling, which is full of entertainment even if you’re not normally a wrestling fan.