The city of Manila in the Philippines is yet another fun spot in the Southeast Asia region. Not only does it have one of the best nightlife in all of Philippines, it is also reasonably inexpensive, especially when you consider the fact that it is a major capital city.
In this brief intro I wanted to give you guys a introduction on Manila, and why it can be an excellent place for your exploration. The truth is that there are some pros and cons about this place, and I will give you a better understanding of what to expect, and my personal thoughts about the place.
Pros and Cons of Manila
A lot can be said about this place, some guys even have a “love and hate” relationship with this city. And the reasons are quite obvious, there is both good and bad things about Manila. Check it out.
- Has arguably the most attractive women
- The best bars (including girly bars) and nightclubs in all of Philippines
- Amazing nightlife, with lots of things to do
- A great online dating scene (including freelancers)
- Large quantity of hotels, at reasonable prices
- Many things to do during the day
- Can get expensive, especially at the go go bars in Makati city (Burgos Street)
- Traffic is really bad
- Does not always feel safe, especially in certain areas at night
My Personal Thoughts on Manila in 2019
Although there are some frustrations with Manila, I still do recommend the place, especially for a few days. The city has many Filipinas girls, and most of them are very attractive. There are also many normal girls who are not in the P4P scene who you can meet and date.
Safety is a concern, but only in certain areas. In most tourist areas or financial districts like Makati it is quite safe, especially in the last few years with the president of Philippines doing a great job with getting rid of criminals and drug pushers. Manila is as safest as I have ever seen.
Being close to Angeles City is also convenient. You can easily spend 2 or 3 days in Manila before heading on to explore Angeles or other cities. Just keep in mind that Manila is very hectic, and it may take you a couple days to get used to. If you like the laid back “vacation” vibes, then you may not enjoy this city very much. But for those of you that like the “city life”, you might even fall in love with Manila.
The traffic is horrible, and is one of the worst in all of Asia. Expect major delays during rush hours.
That being said, the city is still one of my favorites in Southeast Asia. The great nightlife, bars, and attractive girls makes the visit worthwhile, even if it is just for a few days.