Intramuros

The atmospheric old Spanish city, with cobbled streets, the elegant San Agustin Church and poignant Rizal Shrine inside Fort Santiago.

The National Museums

Two neighbouring museums housing the paintings of Filipino masters, relics from sunken ships and fascinating anthropology displays.

Pasig River Ferry

Beat the traffic by cruising down the Pasig River between Intramuros and Makati.

Manila Hotel

The grand old dame of Philippine hotels. Even if you’re not staying here, come to enjoy a drink in the sparkling lobby.

Ayala Museum

One of the best museums in the Philippines, an enlightening and innovative introduction to the history of the islands.

Barbecue chicken at Aristocrat

Manila’s most famous restaurant still knocks out the best barbecue, along with a full roster of Filipino favourites.

Night out in Makati

From megaclubs to pubs, there’s a good night out to suit everyone in Makati.

Manila markets

Whether you’re looking for native crafts or pearl jewellery, Manila’s vibrant and chaotic street markets offer the best bargains.

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Philippines features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

The stunning Philippines in pictures

The stunning Philippines in pictures

Rough Guides writer Kiki Deere shares some of her best photographs of the Philippines from her latest trip to Southeast Asia.  Comprising 7107 islands, the …

18 Dec 2015 • Kiki Deere insert_drive_file Article
Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

The Philippines is beautiful from the ground, but from above it's even better. This video soars hundreds of metres into the air to give you a bird's-eye view …

29 Jul 2015 • Lottie Gross videocam Video
Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines' remotest islands

Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines' remotest islands

Kiki Deere, co-author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines, heads off the tourist trail to Batanes. This cluster of islands, located almost 150km off the north…

25 May 2015 • Kiki Deere insert_drive_file Article
View more featureschevron_right

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month