"Buzzin' 7 days a week" Top 5 Page for this destination Makati by KookieDough

Makati Travel Guide: 547 reviews and 2,181 photos

I visit Makati about 3 to 5 times a week, whether to meet with clients or with friends.

For a lot of Filipinos and even foreign nationals, Makati City is the place to be. Headquarters of most of the major companies in the Philippines are located here. In this city also lies two of the most modern commercial malls in the country - the Ayala Center (Glorietta and Greenbelt) and Power Plant. Aside from this, Five-star hotels like Shangri-La Hotel Manila, New World Renaissance, The Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental and Hotel Intercontinental are all situated around Ayala Center.

From Monday to Friday, it is busy in all the streets of Makati. But on weekends, the buzz is concentrated in the mall areas.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A self-sufficient community. You can find almost everything here. Never a dull moment!
  • Cons:Heavy traffic!
  • Last visit to Makati: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2006
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  • Feb 26, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    i loved the food, but not the dessert though :) jotan23.blogspot.com/2010/02...

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    Oct 19, 2007 at 8:48 PM

    mukang masarap yang Homemade lemon square a, what you usually order there...

  • Jun 28, 2007 at 12:16 AM

    Have been in Makati three weeks seeen three movies and the movie theater you described is as good as any where I have been in the US...Atlanta, NYC, Chicago, LA...Great value and the popcorn is good too.

  • yellowcab's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 8:00 AM

    Hi! I really like your page. esp the picture of the traffic in makati! a fitting one to describe this place. got nice tips too. i will go back on your site on my future dates.

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2007 at 10:27 PM

    Raquel, Salamat Po for your comprehensive, erudite, discerning & fun tour of Makati. Very nostalgic for me as we used to live there when rate 7 pesos for a dollar; long ago. Hoping to return in Spring, so fine dining tips most appreciated. Doug

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    Jan 10, 2007 at 8:03 AM

    thanks for the tips

  • imeley's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2007 at 4:10 AM

    Next time I'm in Makati, I'll try The Spa and Cans. Happy New Year from Norway!

  • Dyesebel's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 1:09 PM

    Hi!Ur restaurant tips are really gud!Sounds to me,u have a good taste!Tanong ko lang sana how much ba per person buffet style sa Seafood Club sa Greenbelt?

  • perseushermes's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2006 at 9:24 AM

    Great recommendations for a trip to Manila. Your Makati recommendations are helpful

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2006 at 12:41 AM

    Some great tips on how to unwind...and where to eat! Blu

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