Manila is among top ten destinations for celebrating New Years Eve 2017 in South East Asia.
Glimpse into Manila
Manila stands as the capital, second most populous as well as second largest city of Philippines. The city is located on eastern shore of Manila bay and is surrounded on north by Navotas and Caloocan, on northeast by Quazon City and San Juan, on east by Mandaluyong, on southeast by Makati and on south by Pasay. The city of manila is most densely populated city in the world. Manila is known to be one of the original global cities of world along with Madrid and Mexico.
The city of Manila is approximately 80 miles away from mainland Asia. Manila is bisected by Pasig River. Manila experiences a tropical savanna climate. As with the rest of Philippines, Manila is located entirely within the tropics. All around the year, Manila has high humidity levels. Comparatively dry season are observed from late winters to spring. Chances of typhoons and floods are also very common. Mainly the residents of Manila are Christians. Many cultural events and festivals are celebrated in the city.
Manila is an island city which attracts a wide variety of tourists from around the globe. some of the most visited places in Manila include San Agustin Church, Rizal park, Fort Santiago, Malacanang Palace, Quiapo Church, Rizal Shrine, Manila Ocean Park, Museum of Filipino People, Manila Zoological and Botanical gardens, Star City, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Rizal Monument, Manila City Hall, San Sebastian Church, Manila Cathedral, Coconut Palace, Binondo Church, Black Nazarene, Manila North Cemetery, Malate Church, La Loma Cemetery, Plaza de Armas, El Hogar Filipino Building and Masjid Al-Dahab.
Manila will host many New Year’s Eve parties and countdown celebrations hosted by the private sector with the help of the local government. These parties, which include balls hosted by hotels, usually display their own fireworks and are often very well-attended. There are hundreds of places to celebrate, dance, drink and make merry on a budget.
The Isla Ballroom located in Edsa Shangri La hotel offers lavish celebrations with the fantastic music provided by popular bands. Discovery Suites typically holds their own special New Year Eve festivities including music and dancing which has varied from contemporary music played by talented DJ’s to retro dance music.
Dusit Thani Manila, one of the best hotels in Manila always celebrates New Year in a big way, including a delicious dinner and a spectacular countdown party that usually starts at 10:00pm. Popular bands will take part the celebration playing a combination of the latest tunes and popular old school R&B, Pop rock and more. People come to Manila to party and this is even more so on New Years Eve.
Most popular bars and nightclubs in Manila:
- Haze and Imperial Ice Hyve
- Republiq Club
- Prive Luxury Club
Hotels for NYE
Top ten most booked hotels in Manila are listed below:
- InterContinental Manila
- Diamond Hotel Philippines
- Makati Shangri-la Manila
- Amelie Hotel Manila
- Pangulasian Island Resort
- Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
- Ramada Manila Central
- Edsa Shangri-La Manila
- White Knight Hotel Intramuros
- The Peninsula Manila
If you are arranging to spend your Christmas and New Year in Manila, early booking is strongly suggested.