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You're Going to Love Pasay

The popular city of Pasay is part of the greater Manila metro district, and it's a wonderful base from which to discover Luzon. The largest island in the Philippines, Luzon is the country's financial and business hub as well as the heart of its tourism industry.

There are 7,107 islands in the Philippines, and Pasay's central location makes it the ideal choice for adventurous types who want to explore the surrounding districts. You'll find lots of fabulous beaches and resorts less than an hour from central Pasay on the San Narciso coast as well as unspoiled islands for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Everything is less expensive in Pasay, so your money will go much further. Make the most of low prices by upgrading your hotel or planning outings and trips to the mountains or some of the nearby beaches and smaller islands.

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Pasay. Discover its quirky buildings, spend the day at an unusual museum, or take the kids to an amusement park. And, the city is even more lively after dark when its glamorous casinos, nightclubs, and rooftop bars attract both local and international party lovers.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Pasay

What to do in Pasay

When to Visit Pasay

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The most popular times to visit Pasay include from December until February, when the air is cooler and less humid, and from April to May for the Holy Week celebrations. It's always hot in Pasay, with average temperatures of 78 to 89° F throughout the year. Pack light clothing made from natural fibers like cotton and stock up on sunblock.

How to Get to Pasay

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Where to Stay in Pasay

If you'd like to be close to those designer stores, book a stay at the Hyatt City of Dreams Manila or Nobu Hotel Manila. Or, opt for luxury and oceanfront glamour at Solaire Resort & Casino. If you're looking for something a little less ostentatious, the Hotel Jen Manila or Midas Hotel & Casino are pleasant and well located. Travelers who are on a fixed budget can choose from lots of economy hotels including Rodello's Bed and Breakfast and Atrium Hotel. The best areas to stay include Bay City for the SM Mall of Asia and chic luxury hotels or Malibay for good mid-range accommodation.

Where to stay in popular areas of Pasay

Most booked hotels in Pasay

How to Get Around Pasay

Public Transportation: Buses, taxis, and trains are readily available. The main MRT and LRT light rail systems link the city to Manila via the Pasay Interchange, while local Victory Liner buses will take you to any part of Pasay and beyond. A short local journey costs from PHP10.

The Cost of Living in Pasay


SM Mall of Asia is an essential stop. It's the country's second biggest mall after SM City North EDSA and the fourth biggest in the world. You'll find everything from the latest designer clothing and electronics to books and home accessories. Pasay is known for the quality of its local arts and crafts. Pick up leather goods, art, and jewelry from street and flea markets in Tiendesitas.

Supermarkets and Food Stores

Shop for everyday items at the supermarkets that dot the city. Popular options include Metro Supermarket and Savemore Market, and you should pay approximately PHP90 for 2 lbs of potatoes or PHP96 for 12 large eggs.

Where to Eat in Pasay

It's easy to dine in style for less in Pasay, and you can sample Filipino, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Malay, American, and European food in a host of great locations. The "all you can eat" buffet is incredibly popular. Fill your plate as many times as you like from a massive array of seafood, sushi, salads, rice, noodles, meat, fish, and vegetables at Vikings Luxury Buffet or the Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot in the SM Mall of Asia. Visit Crisostomo for the best in Filipino cooking or opt for Chinese at family-friendly favorite China Blue. A basic lunch in the center costs around PHP270 while a European-style meal for two with wine is about PHP2,570.

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