Why you should take a flight to Manila
Crave some Asian history combined with a little Spanish influence? Then hop on one of our cheap flights to Manila, a capital city with a rich and varied history, and an even richer and more varied present. After disembarking from your flight to Manila, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a city that offers something for everyone, from architectural ruins dating back to prehistoric and early Spanish colonization in the city’s oldest section to fast-paced nightlife and high-end shopping. Begin your tour along Manila Bay with a look at the Intramuros, the remains of Manila’s early Spanish settlement with its museums, cathedrals and ruins. Be sure to see the priceless collection of religious art at the San Agustin Church and the Bahay-Tsinoy museum, dedicated to the Filipino-Chinese. Afterward, stroll the expansive gardens of the Malacanan Palace, home to the country’s president. Manila flights may not feature coconut-inspired treats, but Manila does: the Coconut Palace, official home of the country’s vice president, features both coconut lumber and shells in its construction. This opulent palace was constructed by former First Lady Imelda Marcos to host Pope John Paul II, who declined the offer.
Take all those Philippine pesos you saved on your cheap flight to Manila and treat yourself to the specialty foods offered in the city’s Chinatown district, or do some shopping and people-watching at a “tiangge,” or outdoor market, where vendors drive bargains for everything from local foods to antiques and curios.
Open air not your thing? Grab a cab and head over to SM Mall of Asia, the fourth-largest mall in the world – it even has an ice-skating rink. So what are you waiting for? Climb aboard one of our cheap flights to Manila and find your own Thrilla in Manila!