Getting There. One of Asia’s premier cities,
Manila is an international gateway city. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport services
over 25 international airlines. Duty-free centers, tourist information counters, hotel and
travel agency representatives, banks, postal services, car rental and chartered flight
services, a medical clinic an a baggage deposit area support airport operations.
In. The islands is known far and wide for its charming brand of
hospitality. Not surprisingly, you can find the best chains of hotels in the metropolis.
Top-rate service and amenities can be found in the city’s numerous hotels from Roxas
Boulevard and Ayala Avenue to Ortigas Center. Budget-conscious travellers can avail of the
metropolis’ numerous inns, apartelles and pension houses. The peso is the medium of
exchange. However, the U.S. dollar and credit cards are also widely accepted.
Around. There are many ways of exploring Manila. Apart from those kaleidoscopic
jeepneys, cabs and buses ply the main routes, particularly the historic Epifanio de los
Santos Avenue or simply EDSA, which cuts through the metropolis from north to Monumento or
south to Baclaran.
inner city roads, one can always take a tricycle (motorcycle with side cars) or a pedicab
(bicycle with side cars). Some areas, like Binondo and Intramuros, still have those quaint
little kalesas or horse-drawn carriages. Or, you can always rent from any car rental