You're a Manileño who is well-traveled or at least have traveled to different places in Visayas, Mindanao, some places in Luzon, and maybe even to other countries. Unfortunately (and shamefully), you have never tried visiting the tourist spots in and near the Philippines’ capital. This summer, make sure you make the time to tc check out the must-visit places of this bustling city and be charmed by the history and culture of Manila! Of course, foreign tourists can use the short list below as a guide, too!
1. Fort Santiago. It is one of the historical sites in Manila. During the Spanish colonization, it became the fort for trade between the Americans and Europeans. It was renovated after the earthquake in Luzon in 1880.
Admission: Adult – P65.00
Children – P50.00
2. Manila Ocean Park. It is an oceanarium integrated with an urban resort and marine life attractions.
Admission: Ranging from P550.00 to P900.00. Click here for details.
3. Villa Escudero. Care to enjoy a dance performance and a hearty buffet lunch while you dip your feet in the flowing water of Labasin Falls? Head on over at Villa Escudero. It is located in San Pablo, Laguna which is two hours away from Manila. Villa Escudero used to be a coconut plantation but tourist attractions have now been added to the place.
Admission: P 1,400.00
4. Tagaytay. For only one hour and 15 minutes away from Manila, you can marvel at the scenic view of Taal Lake and enjot the cool breeze in Tagaytay, Cavite. There are roster of restaurants in Tagaytay but Antonio’s Tagaytay and Sonya’s Garden are on places you wouldn't want to miss. The Bee farm of Ilog Maria should be on your list of must-visit places, too!
Admission: Depends to the place you would love to hang out
5. La Mesa Eco Park. Located in Quezon City, the La Mesa Eco Park is where you can find the La Mesa Dam where most of the water supply in Manila comes from. They have added picnic areas and other fun activities to entertain visitors.
Admission: Free to P 50.00.