Malate is an interesting but gritty and dirty area in Manila.

Get in

By taxi

The best way to get to Malate with luggage, regardless of what part of the city you come from, is by taxi. You can choose a registered Airport taxi right in front of the arrival terminal (₱1500) or walk a few hundred meters left till the Circulo De Mundo Rotunda, and negotiate a ride with a white taxi (₱200 to ₱300 depending on traffic, time and your bargaining skills). The meter is optional, but if you insist on having it plugged, make sure that it starts at ₱40. Give the taxi driver not only the name of your hotel, but also the street and the street corner to insure a precise drop-off.

The LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board) has now instituted hotline numbers to report errant drivers, just take note of the cab name and number. Mall operators also closely monitor the operations of taxis that utilise their taxi ranks by ensuring that cab drivers do not choose only those passengers bound for nearby destinations.

By train

Malate is also on the LRT Line 1, with three stations (United Nations, Pedro Gil and Vito Cruz) all being about 1km from most places in Malate. The fare from the airport is ₱15.





There are loads of bars and clubs in Malate, catering to many different tastes. Some can be a bit sleazy, but many are not.


Budget Under 2000




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