Manila Baywalk is a popular leisure centre and favourite sunset location for city dwellers. The 2-km stretch of coastline runs alongside Roxas Boulevard, past Manila Yacht Club and bordered by the US Embassy and Cultural Center of the Philippines.

    This sidewalk is famous for its golden skies, calm bay waters, palm trees and ornamental plants that sway in the bay’s breezes, as well as for the yachts anchored in front of the harbour’s cafés and restaurants.

    Manila Baywalk - one of the highlights of 16 Best Things to Do in Manila (Read all about Manila here)

    Manila Baywalk highlights

    When it comes to relaxation, there’s almost everything on offer at the Manila Baywalk, ranging from outdoor restaurants, open-air bars, dance spots, cafés and live bands. This area is also popular with sports and health aficionados, cyclists, joggers, and walkers.

    Nightly cruises are available from the harbour at the southern end of the Baywalk. These let you experience the colourful night lights of the area from a boat's top deck. You’ll also find a good choice of fancy restaurants around the harbour, and the whole area is a hotspot for a wide variety of cuisines, including Thai, Korean, Middle Eastern and western dishes, as well as fast food, local and street food.

    photo by Lawrence Ruiz (CC BY-SA 4.0) modified

    One of the largest malls in Asia (SM Mall of Asia) is just a stone’s throw away from Manila Baywalk, and you might want to check out other tourist destinations nearby, such as Malate Church, Remedios Circle, Nakpil street bars and Manila Ocean Park.

    photo by Stephnakagawa (CC BY-SA 4.0) modified

    Manila Baywalk

    Location: Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveller

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