FAQs about Makati City

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Thursday June 9th, 2016 •

For most first time travelers to Makati City, navigating the concrete jungle may prove to be a bit of a challenge. Located in the heart of Metro Manila, Makati City is a sophisticated adventure waiting to happen. We’re here to help you know more about the destination, and all that it has to hold.


When is the best time to book a flight to Makati City?
For Business: any time is a good time to book a flight.
For Leisure: To celebrate the world’s longest Christmas, November – January is a wonderful time to be in the city.

Where is Makati City?
Makati City is 6-8kms away from NAIA Airport

Do I need a passport to travel to Makati?
A passport is required to enter The Philippines, valid for six (6) months from your date of arrival.
For reference, see World Travel Guide’s notes (hyperlink https://www.worldtravelguide.net/philippines/passport-visa),
and The Department of Foreign Affairs (hyperlink https://www.dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements) to guide you.

What to do in Makati City?
Makati is one of the prime locations for shopping in the country, particularly in the Ayala Malls.
The dining options in the city are extensive with great foodie finds, from hole in the wall to fine dining options.

What are the best places to visit in Makati City?
Ayala Museum, where Filipino history comes alive. This features many historical collections, from an extensive textile assortment, and an unmatched gold display.
Greenbelt Mall, for the most luxurious shopping options in the country, with designer brands like LV, BVLGARI, and Hermes.
Rockwell Mall, for a good balance of relevant luxuries, good food options, and great cinematic experience.
Salcedo Weekend Market, for a farmer’s market feel in the middle of the city. Experience some of the most extensive local produce, and gourmand food items in the city every Saturday.
Discovery Primea, a luxury hotel in Makati, is located in Manila’s top business district. Gastronomic options abound at Discovery Primea, ranging from Mediterranean, to Filipino, to modern European at its food outlets.

Is Makati a good travel destination?
Makati is an excellent travel destination for those looking to shop, to eat, and to do business. The city is acclaimed as the Business Capital of The Philippines, with good reason.

Where should I go after Makati?
Makati is a good starting point for travel to the beaches in Luzon (via plane, or bus), or Visayas & Mindanao (via plane).
We suggest heading to Tagaytay for a day trip in the mountains, La Union for the short stay beach adventure (with surfing, steady vibes, and a vibrant community), and Boracay or Palawan for an extend beach trip.

What are the best times to travel to Makati City?
Makati has many activities all year long, but it truly becomes a destination from November to December for shopping, and Christmas activities.

How to travel alone in Makati City?
Travelling alone in the city is fairly easy. It’s best to walk between short distances when possible, and use taxi services like Uber or Grab when travelling between areas.

What to pack for Makati?
Makati is a city that necessitates having comfortable walking shoes, loose fitting clothing in the day, and semi-formal wear for a night on the town. If you’re travelling between June and November, we also recommend bringing a folding umbrella, and water resistant footwear, due to the unpredictable rains.

What airport is NAIA?
NAIA is Ninoy Aquino international Airport.

What airport is near Makati? 
NAIA Terminals 1, 2, and 3.

How do I get to the Metro Manila Airport?
To get to NAIA, call an Uber or Grab car, or take one from the hotel.

What’s the best place to eat in Makati?
Makati is a city full of diverse food options, for foodies of all varities. We recommend the following:

El Chupacabra for late night Mexican
Mendokoro Ramenba for Ramen
Hai Shin Lou, or Peking Garden for Cantonese/Chinese Food
Restaurant Tapenade for Mediterranean
Flame Restaurant for European
Blackbird, and Terry’s Bistro for Fine dining options

What’s the best restaurant in Makati?
Restaurant Tapenade, and Flame Restaurant at Discovery Primea

What’s the best spa in Makati?
Terazi Spa, at Discovery Primea.

How to go to Discovery Primea?
Discovery Primea is located at 6749 Ayala Avenue, which can be accessed the following ways:
On foot: if you are walking in Makati, the hotel is accessible via the Ayala-Glorietta underpass system.
Via Car: Access Discovery Primea via Apartment Ridge. Coming from EDSA  turn right into the Ayala Center, and then turn right into Apartment Ridge.

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