Is Manila Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Manila, the bustling metropolis nestled on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, is the vibrant capital of the Philippines renowned for its melting pot of cultures. Exciting and energetic, Manila boasts a unique combination of Spanish colonial architectures and sprawling modern shopping malls. Famed landmarks such as the 16th-century Spanish colonial structure, Fort Santiago, and the World Heritage-listed Baroque churches of San Agustin, exhibit the city's rich history. The city is also known for ornate Chinatown, teeming with traditional shops and markets, and the cosmopolitan district of Makati, brimming with high-end boutiques and upscale restaurants. With its extraordinary blend of the old and new world charm, Manila holds an irresistible allure for travelers seeking an immersive cultural experience.

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Livia

Livia

Czech Republic

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Generally, I felt safe in Manila. The only thing that made me slightly uncomfortable was that I felt I was getting a little of attention as there are not that many western travelers. It is exhausting, because literally everyone will try to talk to you. I stayed in tge Lub D Makati hostel and I can really recommend it. It’s good value for money, good location, nice restaurant at the rooftop and you can meet expats and other travelers there. From the sights I only did the Intramuros and the Rizal park. You do both in 0.5-1 day, depending how much you want to go into detail and how quickly you walk or alternatively you can take a riksha. Always ask full clarity on prices - ask for final price that you will be paying. You can save yourself some trouble with the tricks some might try on you.

Posted: February 13, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Skyrene

Skyrene

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Hi I am Sky, I am currently working as a Global Application Analyst where we implement Microsoft Dynamics across the globe. The company send me to different countries to conduct training so I get the chance to do side trips after work. I do solo travel especially during weekends to see places, culture, history, food to name a few. I would also like to host female travelers when you visit Manila, Philippines.

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Gayle

Gayle

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Hello everyone! I’m Gayle, 23. I am graduating from uni in June (yay) so I plan to just travel for a while after that. I’ve already been doing some traveling since January and have been to Thailand, Japan and just got back from Bali last week. I’m already set to backpack across SEA on October starting in Vietnam and just see where the journey leads me! Hoping to meet some friends along the way :)

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Skyrene

Skyrene

Manila

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Hi I am Sky, I am currently working as a Global Application Analyst where we implement Microsoft Dynamics across the globe. The company send me to different countries to conduct training so I get the chance to do side trips after work. I do solo travel especially during weekends to see places, culture, history, food to name a few. I would also like to host female travelers when you visit Manila, Philippines.

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Chi

Manila

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Hey!, My name is Chi and I'm interested in food & cuisine, art, books, culture and business

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