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Makati Mini Guide
Who Travels to Makati?
It’s mainly business people but the surge in facilities to make their stay more comfortable has also seen an influx of tourists, keen to stay in the top quality hotels and enjoy the great restaurants, bars, clubs and cinemas that dot the city. It’s a very lively place and by day, you can spend your dollars in the numerous shopping malls the city is renowned for.
How do I get to Makati?
Manila International Airport is only six miles from the city and is the main international gateway to the Philippines. That said, there’s only one flight from Europe and that’s with KLM from Amsterdam
travellers will have to make a connection there before flying on to Manila. BA used to fly the route but ceded it to KLM some years ago.
What is There to See and Do in Makati?
Makati isn’t really a tourist destination but still attracts thousands each year for the few sights it has. The biggest draws though are the fine hotels, great entertainment and even better shopping. Being a prime business location and home to many of the country’s top companies, the city is modern and refined. That said, you’ll still find some pockets of history such as the Nuestra Señora de Gracia Church, a UNESCO protected site with beautiful European baroque architecture. There’s also the monument to the Philippine hero, Ninoy Aquino who fought against the corrupt regime of the Marcos family.