Pasay

Endless Fun & Entertainment

Pasay City is the first thing you see once you step off the plane, as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is located here. But more than just the airport, Pasay is also a great place to take in some culture and go shopping.

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The sprawling complex of the Cultural Center of the Philippines is ideal for biking, jogging, and taking in international and local theater productions. Pasay City is also home to the SM Mall of Asia, which held the title of largest shopping mall in the Philippines before SM North EDSA usurped it.

 

Fast Facts

  • Public Transportation: Trains, Buses, Jeepneys, Taxis
  • Languages/Dialect: Tagalog, English
  • Payment Options: Cash, Credit/Debit Card
  • Known For: SM Mall of Asia, Star City, Cultural Center of the Philippines

 

What to Know Before Visiting

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  • Do not go swimming in the Manila Bay, even if you see others do. The water isn’t clean.
  • Don’t worry about the language barrier as almost everyone knows English.
  • Local traffic enforcers are stricter than usual, so be mindful of following road rules.

 

Best Time to Visit Pasay

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The Aliwan Fiesta, dubbed as “The Mother of All Fiestas,” is held between April and May at the CCP Complex. Head on over to Pasay around this time to watch the spectacle.

 

How to Go to Pasay

By Air

Fly directly to Pasay City as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is located here. Major airlines like Philippine Airlines and AirAsia have daily flights from different parts of the globe.

By Land

Get to Pasay either by the MRT3 or LRT1. You can go to Pasay by getting on the North Avenune station of the MRT3 and getting off at the Taft station. You can get on the Roosevelt station of the LRT1 and get off at either the Gil Puyat, Libertad, EDSA, or Baclaran stations to get to Pasay.

There are also jeepneys, buses, and vans that head into the city from both the northern and southern parts of Metro Manila.

By Sea

There’s no sea port in Pasay that will allow you to travel directly to the city. You’ll have to either go to Manila or Batangas ports.

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