17 destinations to explore in Metro Manila
The region is the center of culture, economy, education, and government of the Philippines.
Caloocan as a toponym comes from the Tagalog root "kalook-lookan" means "innermost area". The city's name is colloquially spelled as Kalookan.
Las Pinas is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Metropolitan Manila located along the side of Manila Bay. Half of its land area is residential and the remaining half is used for commercial, industrial and institutional purposes.
Makati is the financial center of the Philippines. It has the highest concentration of multinational and local corporations in the country.
The city is considered as the local Venice, due to year-long floods and gradual sinking. The City of Malabon is a place famous for its Pancit Malabon and its predominantly Atlantic ambience.
Mandaluyong, officially the City of Mandaluyong, is a 1st class highly urbanized city in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. It has a population of 386,276 people.
The city is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay. The Pasig River flows through the middle of the city, dividing it into the north and south sections. It is home to many historic sites, some of which were built during the 16th century.
Marikina is known as the "Shoe Capital of the Philippines" for its famous shoe industry. It is the biggest manufacturer of shoes in the Philippines, producing almost 70% of shoes made in the country.
The city of Muntinlupa is the southernmost city in the Philippine National Capital Region. It is nicknamed as "Emerald City of the Philippines". Muntinlupa is home to some of the best commercial establishments in the metropolis.
It is known as the Commercial Fishing Hub of the Philippines where the city has the third-largest fish port in Asia and the largest in Southeast Asia.
Parañaque is a blossoming city. Due to its strategic location, it is an important center for trade and business in Metro Manila. Parañaque features many tourist spots such as Bird Sanctuary, Tambo Mangroves Avian Reserve, Redemptorist Church, etc.
The City is known for its entertainment - business-restaurants, coffee shops, and clubs. A large part of Metro Manila's "tourist belt" is located in the City.
Pasig is one of the oldest towns in the Philippines. Pasig City lays approximately 12 kilometere east of Manila sprawled along the banks of Marikina and Pasig Rivers.
Pateros is the only municipality and the smallest, both in population and inland area, in Metro Manila. This municipality is famous for its duck-raising industry, red salty eggs, and "inutak", a local rice cake.
Quezon City also known as is a highly urbanized city and the most populous city in the Philippines. It was founded by and named after Manuel L. Quezon, the 2nd President of the Philippines.
San Juan, officially the City of San Juan is a 1st class highly urbanized city located in the heart of Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. The city is known historically for the site of the first battle of the Katipunan.
The city is known for the Bonifacio Global City, one of the leading financial and lifestyle districts of the country. Taguig is also home to major shopping centers, government agencies, and notable memorial parks Manila American Cemetery.
Map of destinations in Metro Manila