Destination guide

Culturally rich Manila will entice you

Take a vacation to Manila and enjoy the area's cathedral, monuments and culture. This city's shopping, restaurants and live music draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like San Agustin Church and Rizal Park. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Manila

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Manila a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Manila Ocean Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Intramuros Golf Course (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Manila Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Star City (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Malabon Zoo (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Wack Wack Golf and Country Club (5 mi / 8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Manila

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Manila is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rizal Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Baywalk (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Paco Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Rajah Sulayman Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Legazpi Active Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Track 30th (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Manila

Fly into Manila (MNL-Ninoy Aquino Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Manila Tutuban Station, Manila Espana Station and Manila Laong Laan Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Manila by catching a ride on the metro at Carriedo LRT Station, Central LRT Station or Recto LRT Station.

Where to stay around Manila?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,546 vacation rentals near Manila. From 1,344 Condos/Apartments to 54 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Manila for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Manila?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Manila:

  • Malate: 73 vacation rentals
  • 670 Ermita: 43 vacation rentals
  • Ermita: 54 vacation rentals
  • Brgy. 719: 43 vacation rentals
  • 669 Ermita: 39 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Manila?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Manila. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • U.S. Embassy: 1,670 vacation rentals
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila: 1,670 vacation rentals
  • Manila Yacht Club: 1,671 vacation rentals
  • Manila Ocean Park: 1,670 vacation rentals
  • National Library of the Philippines: 1,670 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Manila listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Manila?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,344 Condos/Apartments in Manila. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Manila include:

  • Houses: 54 rentals available
  • Studios: 899 rentals available
  • Hotels: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Manila?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,066 vacation rentals with pool available in Manila. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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