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PasayPhilippines

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 showing a statue or sculpture, religious aspects and a church or cathedral

Malate

2.5/5(3 area reviews)

Travellers 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
Barangay 76, Pasay, National Capital Region, Philippines

Barangay 76

4/5Very Good!(21 area reviews)

While visiting Barangay 76, you might make a stop by sights like SM Mall of Asia and Manila Bay.

Barangay 76
Brgy. 719, National Capital Region, Philippines

Brgy. 719

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

While you're in Brgy. 719, take in top sights like Central Bank of the Philippines and jump on the metro at Vito Cruz LRT Station to see more of the city.

Brgy. 719

Top hotels in Pasay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Conrad Manila
Conrad Manila
5 out of 5
Seaside Boulevard, Corner of Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Manila
The price is ฿4,205 per night

Located in Barangay 76, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Arena and SM Mall of Asia. World Trade Center Manila ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Staff are friendly and professional. The hotel design is extra ordinary."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Conrad Manila
Hilton Manila
Hilton Manila
4.5 out of 5
1 Newport Blvd, Newport City, Pasay, Metro Manila
The price is ฿3,452 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! (341 reviews)

"We stayed during the lockdown the night before our flight back to Australia. They took care of us as if we were their family. Courtesy private transport to the airport, extended checkout time to 5pm as they understood our dilemma with having to wait with 2 small kids at the airport for 7 hours, and ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Hilton Manila
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
5 out of 5
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay, Manila
The price is ฿3,489 per night

This family-friendly Pasay hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Manila Bay and Philippine International Convention Center. SM Mall of ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,801 reviews)

"Loved the Spiral buffet. The view from the back of the hotel with the sunset was amazing"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Popular places to visit in Pasay

SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia

4.5/5(72 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit SM Mall of Asia, a popular shopping spot in Pasay. Visit the stunning cathedral and top-notch restaurants in this culturally rich area.

Philippine International Convention Center
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Philippine International Convention Center

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Find out what's happening in Philippine International Convention Center during your trip – a top convention centre in Pasay. Discover the lively festivals and churches in this culturally rich area.

Shrine of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
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Shrine of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

Find out about the history of Pasay with a stop at Shrine of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. Discover the beautiful sunsets and churches in this vibrant area.

Manila Ocean Park
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Manila Ocean Park

4/5(31 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea creatures you'll find at Manila Ocean Park, and learn why this is a favourite attraction in Manila. Visit the shops and stunning cathedral in this vibrant area.

SM North EDSA
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SM North EDSA

4/5(20 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to SM North EDSA, a favourite shopping spot in Quezon City. Discover the great live music and churches in this culturally rich area.

Manila Bay
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Manila Bay

4/5(51 reviews)

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

Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)
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Private Minivan: Manila Airport (MNL)

฿1,427
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services
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Manila Airport Same Day Luggage Services

฿620
Per adult
Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure
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Taal Volcano Full-Day Trekking Adventure

฿4,895
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure
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Mount Pinatubo Full-Day Adventure

฿5,602
Per adult
Old & New City Half-Day Tour
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Old & New City Half-Day Tour

฿1,487
Per adult
Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion
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Corregidor Island Full-Day Excursion

฿4,492
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Pasay

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
15
5 - Excellent 21.73913043478261%
4 - Good
27
4 - Good 39.130434782608695%
3 - Okay
18
3 - Okay 26.08695652173913%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 4.3478260869565215%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 8.695652173913043%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Dec 2019

Manila is a busy place, no matter which part. Expect to see each end of the scale from one building to the next and the same with the people. That said Filipinos are friendly, respectful people but keep your jewellery out of sight.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Dec 2019

Pasay is so much cleaner way back before I visited the country.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Oct 2019

horrible traffic in manila as a whole

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

13 Oct 2019

The first thing I noticed was the loud music, if you like music and bars, you will like it there.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

26 Jul 2019

The traffic, noise, smells so bad, homeless people in every where.

5/5 - Excellent

Alex

18 Jun 2019

All so close to get to, easy to get taxi's and jeepneys for transport. Near many fast food places, near a lot of malls Excellent

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