Manila Bay

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The Port of Manila is located on the scenic Manila Bay in the Philippines. Manila Bay, which lies close to the Philippines' capital, served as a vital trading and transportation hub long before the Spanish colonial period. 

People generally say that Manila Bay is among the best natural bays in the entire world. Because of its protected location, the bay's entire 770 square miles (2,000 square kilometers) remain relatively shallow and are unaffected by the tides. 

Due to its location so close to the Southeast Asian peninsula, Manila Bay has always been a strategic harbor. Think of the Spanish ships that landed here in 1571 and the battleships that fought in Manila Bay in 1898 as you enter Manila Harbor. 

How to explore Manila Bay? 

- To see Manila's neon glow skyline, you can either walk or take a boat tour of the city. This is an ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

- Float around a calm bay and take in a beautiful sunset while you are in Manila. 

- Take a sailboat for a spin around this stunning harbor and enjoy the serene atmosphere. 

- The Manila Harbor is the departure point for dinner cruises. Treat your taste buds to some authentic Filipino fare while taking in the sights of the city's glittering skyscrapers. As the scenery passes you by, take in a performance by a local band. 

- Take a cruise at night to observe the city illuminated by its many bright lights. 

- Visit the pedestrian-friendly Manila Baywalk in Malate and Ermita. Take a stroll along the route, pausing at outdoor eateries and keeping an ear out for live music at nearby bandstands on Friday and Saturday evenings. 

- Some of the best bay-facing sights in Manila City can be found in and around Harbor Square, from whence many boat tours depart. 

- Visit the nearby Star City amusement park for rides such as the roller coasters, log flumes, and swinging ships. These are sure to have your heart racing. The Cultural Center of the Philippines is an impressive modernist structure overlooking the bay where you can dance happily in symphonic and jazz events.

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    4 hours

Address of Manila Bay

Roxas Blvd, Manila, Luzon, Philippines

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