ABOUT MAKATI

Makati is one of Metro Manila's busiest urban centers with some of the tallest buildings & malls. Don't be fooled with it's serious exterior; there is a lot of food and culture that must not be missed.

 

PRO TIPS:

  • Chino Roces houses most galleries
  • Go around through Ayala Underpass
  • Try Rada jolly-jeep sisig!

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SEE & DO


 CITY KART RACING   Photo by @  na_cham1220

CITY KART RACING

Photo by @na_cham1220

Notes:
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Reservation needed
- Karting classes offered
- Safety briefing is done before you start

Duration: 30 minutes
Budget: P810 for 12 minutes, includes suit & helmet
Location: Circuit Makati, Brgy. Carmona

 BALL PIT MANILA   Photo by @  jaminafrias

BALL PIT MANILA

Photo by @jaminafrias

Notes:
- Must bring socks
- Minimum age requirement: 16 years old
- Open for events, pre-nuptials & team buildings

Duration: 1 hour
Budget: P299/hour if booked online, P325 for walk-ins
Location: Urban Avenue (beside Red Planet)

 ALLIANCE FRANCAISE   Photo by @  alexcadavillo

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

Photo by @alexcadavillo

Notes:
- Host free French film screenings every Wednesday night at 8:30pm
- With French restaurant, Le Coude Rouge
- Offers French classes

Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Budget: FREE
Location: Nicanor Garcia St., Bel-Air II

 SALCEDO MARKET   Photo by @  maryadem

SALCEDO MARKET

Photo by @maryadem

Notes:
- Open only on Saturdays, from 7am to 2pm
- Can find organic produce, baked goods, plants & handcrafted products
- Go early & on an empty stomach

Duration: 30 to 90 minutes
Budget: P350
Location: Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo

 AYALA MUSEUM   Photo by @  innaaacruz

AYALA MUSEUM

Photo by @innaaacruz

Notes:
- Closed on Mondays
- Famous for its dioramas on Philippines history, maritime vessels and gold exhibits
- Guided tours may be arranged, 3 days prior

Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Budget: P225 for adult residents, P125 for student residents
Location: Makati Ave. cor. De La Rosa St.

 MOUNTIAN DEW SKATE PARK  Photo by @ amommabroad

MOUNTIAN DEW SKATE PARK

Photo by @amommabroad

Notes:
- Rentals and private lessons are available
- Best to go in the morning or late afternoon
- Must register and sign waiver

Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Budget: P100 entrance for 3 hours
Location: Circuit Makati, Brgy. Carmona

 WASHINGTON SYCIP PARK  Photo by @ danluchangco

WASHINGTON SYCIP PARK

Photo by @danluchangco

Notes:
- Good for quiet walks alone or a family picnic
- Has a playground for kids
- Smoking & bringing of pets are not allowed
- Background music is constantly playing

Duration: 30 to 60 mins
Budget: FREE
Location: Legaspi St., Legaspi

 KODANDA ARCHERY RANGE  Photo by @ kenn_samala

KODANDA ARCHERY RANGE

Photo by @kenn_samala

Notes:
- Wear comfortable clothes
- Offers lessons, even for kids as low as 7 years old
- Has branches in BF Homes & Mall of Asia

Duration: 1 hour
Budget: P550/hour with gear & instructor, P30 for target paper
Location: Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Ave.


EAT


 YARDSTICK COFFEE   Photo by @  yardstickcoffee

YARDSTICK COFFEE

Photo by @yardstickcoffee

Notes:
- Opens at 7am
- Good ambiance for working or curling up with a book

Budget: P140 for coffee
Location: LMS Building, Esteban St., Legazpi

 TACOS CHINGONES   Photo by @  mara_andres

TACOS CHINGONES

Photo by @mara_andres

Notes:
- Street tacos served in a food cart on the street
- Best known for Chicharones taco

Budget: P170 for 3 tacos
Location: Burgos St., Poblacion

 LITTLE TOKYO   Photo by @  jam_blueberry

LITTLE TOKYO

Photo by @jam_blueberry

Notes:
- Small compound with numerous Japanese restos
- Izakaya Kikufuji and Seryna for sashimi & sushi
- Urameshiya for yakiniku

Budget: varies
Location: Chino Roces Ave. cor. Amorsolo St., Legazpi

 YOUR LOCAL   Photo by @ drearomualdez

YOUR LOCAL

Photo by @drearomualdez

Notes:
- Asian dishes with a twist
- Famous for their Torched Salmon Donburi
- Can get full; reserve ahead of time.

Budget: P800
Location: LMS Building, Esteban St., Legazpi Village

 BENI'S FALAFEL  Photo by @ mikicheeky

BENI'S FALAFEL

Photo by @mikicheeky

Notes:
- Open 24 hours
- Famous for: Beni's Falafel, Hummus & Shakshouka
- 2nd branch in Mall of Asia

Budget: P185
Location: G/F A Venue Mall, Makati Ave., Poblacion

 RAMBLA   Photo by @  ramblaph

RAMBLA

Photo by @ramblaph

Notes:
- Spanish restaurant known for tapas & Paella Negra
- Opens at 11:30am for lunch & 6pm for dinner

Budget: P900
Location: G/F Joya Tower, Joya Drive, Rockwell

 CARTEL DELI  Photo by @ angelbagel

CARTEL DELI

Photo by @angelbagel

Notes:
- Serves coffee, cheese and cold cuts
- Grab & go: Cheese & cold cuts come pre-packed

Budget: P140 for coffee, P250 for food
Location: LP Leviste St., Salcedo

 PEPI CUBANO   Photo by @  bayanibrew

PEPI CUBANO

Photo by @bayanibrew

Notes:
- Cuban sandwich shop
- If taken as a snack, 1 order can be good for two.
- Best taken with local craft beer

Budget: P250
Location: Tropical Palms Condo, Gallardo St., Legazpi


STAY


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