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Popular amenities for Manila vacation rentals

Stay near Manila's top sights

Rizal Park372 locals recommend
Glorietta226 locals recommend
Ayala Triangle Gardens272 locals recommend
Fisher Mall38 locals recommend
Star City141 locals recommend
Intramuros488 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Manila

  • Total rentals

    6.7K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.6K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    4K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    630 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    630 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    105K reviews

Your guide to Manila

All About Manila

Located on the island of Luzon, along the shores of Manila Bay, the capital of the Philippines is home to nearly 14 million people and numerous significant cultural and historical sights. The ancient walled area of Intramuros, originally built by the Spanish in the 16th century, is the oldest part of the city, located at the mouth of the Pasig River. Centuries of Filipino history come to life as you walk along its cobblestone streets, where you’ll find historic buildings like the San Agustin Church, whose vaulted ceilings and frescoes withstood bombardment during WWII. The nearby National Museum of Anthropology showcases archeological and ethnological finds like the skullcap of an ancient ancestor, Tabon Man, who is believed to have lived in this area between 22,000-24,000 years ago. Manila considers itself home to the world’s oldest Chinatown, also established in the 16th century, which today has a vibrant culinary, shopping, and nightlife scene.

Makati, one of the newer parts of the city, features numerous skyscrapers, upscale shopping malls, and a diverse population representing different cultures and nationalities.

While there’s plenty to explore in Manila, you can easily plan day trips from the city to scenic and significant places like the World War II barracks on Corregidor Island, the beautiful gardens in nearby Tagaytay, or the thermal pools at Hidden Valley Springs.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Manila

Manila has warm temperatures throughout the year and like many other places in Southeast Asia, the rainy season and the dry season offer the most significant weather change. The rainy season usually lasts from June until October and can create non-stop rain every day or a short, heavy rainfall that is over in a half hour. Although this can make planning a little challenging at times, it is still an excellent time to visit as you may be able to get some pretty good deals on vacation houses near Manila. The dry season offers some of the best weather and makes it easy to visit all of the city’s main sights. However, if you are hoping to travel onward in the Philippines, keep in mind that the demand for vacation rentals and condos for rent may rise in popularity during this time of year.

Top things to do in Manila


Intramuros — the Spanish walled city of Manila — is the oldest district in the capital. This charmingly chaotic neighborhood is where many of the city’s historic sights are located, including San Agustin Church, Fort Santiago, Casa Manila, and the 16th-century Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. However, the district isn’t just a museum — it is a living, breathing city home to more than 6,000 people, and many of the families have lived in the area for generations.


Created in 1584 as a settlement for immigrants from China, most agree that Binondo is the world’s oldest Chinatown and one of the best spots in the city to get great Chinese food and Chinese products. The neighborhood is the site of many historical buildings. If you are interested in learning more about the influence of Chinese culture and immigration in the Philippines, be sure to visit the Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life.

Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex

The Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex (CCP) houses art galleries, performance theaters, and a cinema, and all are used to showcase Filipino arts. Located on Manila Bay, it is a beautiful place to watch the sunset before or after seeing a show.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Manila?

    Manila has a tropical climate with high humidity and temperatures typically ranging from 70°F (21°C) to 95°F (35°C) throughout the year. The dry season is from November to April and the wet season, marked by monsoon rains, is from May to October.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Manila?

    Visitors frequently enjoy exploring the historic walls of Intramuros, shopping in the mega malls of Makati, or experiencing the bustling street life in Binondo, Manila's Chinatown. The sunset views along Manila Baywalk are also often recommended.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Manila?

    The most frequented time to visit Manila is from November to February when the weather is cooler and drier. This period also coincides with the vibrant Sinulog Festival in January and the colorful Panagbenga or Flower Festival in February.

  • What are the best places to stay in Manila?

    Visitors to Manila often choose to stay in areas like Makati, known for its skyscrapers and shopping malls, Intramuros, a historic district, or Malate and Ermita, famous for their vibrant nightlife and cultural attractions.

  • What are the best places to visit in Manila?

    Rizal Park, a historic urban park, Fort Santiago, a 16th-century citadel, and the National Museum of the Philippines are popular tourist attractions in Manila. Binondo, the world's oldest Chinatown, is also frequently visited.

  • What are some hiking trails in Manila?

    While Manila itself doesn't have hiking trails, the nearby Mount Pinatubo and Mount Batulao, both within 160km, offer popular and scenic hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • What are some family activities to do in Manila?

    Families in Manila often spend time at the Manila Ocean Park, an oceanarium with a walk-through tunnel, or at Star City, an amusement park. A visit to the interactive exhibits at The Mind Museum is also a fun family activity.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Manila?

    Tagaytay, known for its cool climate and views of Taal Volcano, is a popular day trip from Manila, as is Corregidor Island, which played a significant role during World War II. The historic town of Intramuros can also be explored in a day.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Manila?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Manila. Choose from more than 630 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Manila?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,620 vacation rentals in Manila featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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