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This lively district in Manila is the place to come for upscale shopping, eclectic dining and entertainment complexes. 

Enjoy some serious retail therapy in the upscale malls of Makati City or visit some of Manila’s finest museums. Although the area is one of the most densely populated in the world, it still offers stunning green spaces to escape to as well as an 18-hole golf course. You’ll find food from across the world in the many food courts and restaurant quarters and in the evenings, join the cosmopolitan mix of expatriates and locals in the lively bars.

Shoppers flock here from across the Philippines and beyond to indulge in the luxury boutiques found in Ayala Center. Even if you don’t plan to splurge, it is worth going for a look at the sheer decadence on display in the shop windows. The displays by some of the most well known brands in the world are works of art in their own right. Explore three of the most popular malls, Glorietta, Greenbelt and Power Plant.

Find out about the rich history of the Philippines when you visit the Ayala Museum. This traces the country’s roots from pre-colonial times to the present day and also contains a vast range of Filipino art. Head to the Yuchengco Museum, which showcases the diverse art collection of Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco.

If the hustle and bustle of the metropolis leaves you in need of some space, head to Greenbelt Park. It also contains a peaceful chapel, popular with local worshippers. To enjoy more of the outdoors, head to the Circuit Makati and San Lazaro racecourses for a day at the races or watch a match at the Manila Polo Center.

Most of the malls and other sights in Makati city are easily reached on foot or by bus. The metro is the quickest way to get from here to other areas in Manila. When night comes, head to the entertainment districts to enjoy international cuisine with the locals and expatriates who call this unique city home.

Where to stay in Makati

Manila which includes a cemetery

Bel-Air

4.5/5Wonderful!(195 area reviews)

While visiting Bel-Air, you might make a stop by sights like RCBC Plaza and Century City.

Bel-Air
Creole grilled chicken

San Lorenzo

4.5/5Wonderful!(207 area reviews)

While you're in San Lorenzo, take in top sights like Glorietta Mall or Greenbelt Shopping Mall, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Ayala Station or Ayala Center Station.

San Lorenzo
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Salcedo Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(52 area reviews)

The shopping, restaurants, and churches are just a few things travelers enjoy about Salcedo Village. If you want to experience more of the area, check out Glorietta Mall or RCBC Plaza.

Salcedo Village
My all time fave, okonomiyaki! 😊

Legazpi Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(148 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Legazpi Village, Legazpi Active Park and GT International Towers are top sights worth seeing.

Legazpi Village
Solemn

San Antonio

3.5/5Good!(17 area reviews)

Though San Antonio might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like RCBC Plaza and Glorietta Mall.

San Antonio
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Santa Ana

The churches and monuments are just a few features travelers like about Santa Ana. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, SM City Sta. Mesa and RCBC Plaza are a few top places to visit.

Santa Ana

Top Hotels in Makati

Dusit Thani Manila
Dusit Thani Manila
5 out of 5
Arnaiz Ave, Ayala Center, Makati, Manila
The price is $91 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 8

This family-friendly Makati hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of SM Makati and Glorietta Mall. Ayala Center and Ayala Museum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,263 reviews)

"People are very nice and helpful. Hope to continue the generosity."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Dusit Thani Manila
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
3 out of 5
The Gramercy Residences, Makati Avenue, Makati
The price is $75 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in Downtown, this condo building is steps from Century City and A. Venue Mall. RCBC Plaza and Ayala Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ayala Station ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"まずホテルにチェックインする方法を自分でホテルに問い合わせてとの事だったので問い合わせたところ フィリピンのローカルナンバーやwhatapp(lineのような会話アプリ)を取って連絡してこいだの言われ、パスポートのID写真がないと予約が取れた事にならないからと言われemailで送ったもののチェックイン方法を教えてくれず、 エクスペディアのお問い合わせに電話して対応してもらったにもかかわらず 当日ホテルについたらemailして、そしたら鍵を渡すと言われたので 空港に着いた後すぐとホテルに着いてからすぐ連絡をしたが応答がなく、ずっとホテルのロビーで待たされました。 英語が少しわかったために対応できたと思うが、英語が全く出来なかったらどうするんだと思いました。 ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
City Garden GRAND Hotel
City Garden GRAND Hotel
5 out of 5
8008 Makati Avenue corner, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Manila
The price is $64 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 19

Located in Downtown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Century City and A. Venue Mall. Glorietta Mall and Ayala Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,401 reviews)

"very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

City Garden GRAND Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Makati

Makati Diamond Residences
Makati Diamond Residences
5 out of 5
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Manila
The price is $129 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in San Lorenzo, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greenbelt Shopping Mall and Legazpi Active Park. Ayala Center and Fort Bonifacio ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,152 reviews)

"I love this property, mostly the staff. The team always make me feel welcome, I always stay here when I visit the Philippines and they remember me and make me feel so welcome. It's clean, room is spacious, breakfast option is great. The lounge is amazing. I can't say any bad things about this place. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Makati Diamond Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
3 out of 5
The Gramercy Residences, Makati Avenue, Makati
The price is $75 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Located in Downtown, this condo building is steps from Century City and A. Venue Mall. RCBC Plaza and Ayala Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Ayala Station ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"まずホテルにチェックインする方法を自分でホテルに問い合わせてとの事だったので問い合わせたところ フィリピンのローカルナンバーやwhatapp(lineのような会話アプリ)を取って連絡してこいだの言われ、パスポートのID写真がないと予約が取れた事にならないからと言われemailで送ったもののチェックイン方法を教えてくれず、 エクスペディアのお問い合わせに電話して対応してもらったにもかかわらず 当日ホテルについたらemailして、そしたら鍵を渡すと言われたので 空港に着いた後すぐとホテルに着いてからすぐ連絡をしたが応答がなく、ずっとホテルのロビーで待たされました。 英語が少しわかったために対応できたと思うが、英語が全く出来なかったらどうするんだと思いました。 ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Gotophi at The Gramercy Residences
Ascott Makati
Ascott Makati
5 out of 5
Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati, Manila
The price is $145 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

This family-friendly Makati aparthotel is located in the business district, just steps from Glorietta Mall and SM Makati. Ayala Center and Greenbelt Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (710 reviews)

"I stumbled upon this hotel as I needed a last minute booking for my trip in the Philippines. I hoped for a clean, spacious hotel with easy access to get around places. I really didn’t have a lot of expectations BUT they had amenities I did not even think I would need! I loved our 3 night stay in ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Ascott Makati
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Makati

4.3

Top Destination

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4 - Good 39.49343339587242%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 13, 2020

I’m a foodie, so selection of food was great.

5/5 - Excellent

Abby

Mar 17, 2020

You can never go wrong with all the malls in Makati. They have everything and anything you need in there. It’s clean, spacious, and not overly crowded during our visit in early March. It’s very easy to get to by Grabcars and by foot.

3/5 - Okay

Antonio

Mar 15, 2020

Terrible TRAFFIC

3/5 - Okay

Albany

Mar 9, 2020

Great shopping area...close to the airport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 8, 2020

I love Makati it was my first time and I well come back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 5, 2020

The traffic is formidable, and avoid it whenever possible!

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