Almost completely surrounded by land, Manila Bay sprawls between Mount Mariveles and the capital of the Philippines. It has long been considered one of the world’s great harbours and facilitated trade between the Philippines and its neighbours, even prior the Spanish colonial period.
For sweeping views across Manila Bay, enjoy a stroll along the Baywalk, which stretches for two kilometres from Rizal Park to the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is lined with alfresco cafes and restaurants where you can watch the sunset over the bay and provides a stage for local buskers and street performers.
At the entrance of Manila Bay is Corregidor Island, which was fortified by the Spanish in the 18th century. During World War II, it was heavily bombarded during the liberation of the Philippines from the Imperial Japanese Army. Today, it is designated as a national shrine commemorating the soldiers who fought here.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the main aviation gateway to Manila and has flights to destinations across the globe. Ferries connect from other islands in the Philippines to the Manila South Harbor while both buses and jeepneys travel to destinations around Manila Bay. Daily cruises access Corregidor Island.