Places in Manila
The country’s largest municipality, with about three million people, is overlooked by most travellers because it’s far from the airport and the sights in downtown Manila. If you can overlook those flaws, ‘QC’ has a ton to offer – stellar restaurants, a thriving music scene and cool university kids galore.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
10 reasons to visit Manila
Despite being one of Southeast Asia's best capital cities for sightseeing and culture, Manila continues to (unfairly) get a bad rap...
Why Manila is fast becoming one of Asia's coolest cities
The heydays of the 1920s and 1930s saw Manila abuzz with theatres, cabaret, jazz clubs and ritzy boulevards, making it one of the most glamourous cities in the region...
Black Nazarene Procession: a guide to the Philippines' holy festival
'Preview' by denvie balidoy. Creative Commons Attribution This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet's A Year of Festivals...
10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations
Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in bet...