10 Things to Do in Makati That You Shouldn't Miss

January 27, 2018 Malia Yoakum

The city of Makati is the financial center of the Philippines and one of the major financial, commercial and economic hubs in Asia. It is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world, and provides an eclectic mix of holiday rentals - from luxurious homes to small holiday villas and rental condos on the outskirts of the city. Makati is well known for its highly cosmopolitan culture, and many expatriates live and work in the city. It is also a major cultural and entertainment hub in Metro Manila.
Restaurants in Makati

1. Greenbelt Park

Greenbelt Park Walkways, Makati, Luzon 1223, Philippines
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Greenbelt Park

Reviewed By tommomelbourne - Melbourne, Australia

This park is beautiful and well maintained and located between Greenbelt 3 and Greenbelt 4 and 5.
Its a beautiful piece of greenery is one of the most populated cities in the world. Love water features compliment this park.
I did notice in the middle of this park there seems to be a smoking area. Not sure if it is official and unofficial but smoking should not be allowed here at all. As a non smoker it stank and I had to hold my breath as I walked past.

2. Greenbelt Chapel

Ayala Center | Legaspi Street, Makati, Luzon 1228, Philippines 7298173
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 698 reviews

Greenbelt Chapel

Reviewed By Ngu W

If you go to Greenbelt Malls, you can visit Chapel easily as it is just in that place. Around Chapel, I feel peace and quiet. Love it so much.

3. Greenbelt Mall

Greenbelt Drive, Makati, Luzon 1223, Philippines (632)757-4853
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Greenbelt Mall

Reviewed By Richard S - Falls Church, Virginia

Very nice mall in great location. Mall has many High end stores as well as regular stores. Outstanding dining choices. Mall is very clean and safe. Has outdoor walking area in park setting. Must see

4. Ayala Museum

Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines +63 2 757 3000
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 760 reviews

Ayala Museum

Reviewed By LydiaLena - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

A small museum, low cost entry fee, clean, uncrowded, and worth the time and money. I greatly appreciated the diorama exhibit on floor 2. It will take some time to wander through the 50+ dioramas. As a first time visitor to the Philippines, I loved the comprehensive history lessons: from caveman to President Marcos: an enjoyable way to understand Philippine evolution. And the gold exhibit? Amazing one of a kind gold objects: you won’t be disappointed. There is a garden, cafe, and the Greenbelt mall at the same location so there is much to do in the area.

5. Salcedo Saturday Market

Tordesillas St | Salcedo Village, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
48%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Salcedo Saturday Market

Reviewed By Nik B - Manila, Philippines

Being walking distance from our condo this is a must visit every Saturday morning. Excellent range of fruit and vegetables. Quality is very good but prices are higher than one would pay in a regular supermarket. Very wide range of different foods from cooked French Cuisine to Thai food.

6. Ayala Center

Ayala Ave, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines (632)757-4853
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 289 reviews

Ayala Center

The Ayala Center is a 50-hectare commercial development operated by Ayala Land located in the Makati Central Business District in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is comprised of the Greenbelt and Glorietta malls, each with its own shopping and restaurant arcades and cinemas; three department stores, a number of hotels; and the Ayala Museum, showcasing exhibits on Philippine history and art. It is bounded by Ayala Avenue on the east, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) on the south, Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay road) on the west, and Legazpi Street and Paseo de Roxas to the north. The Ayala MRT Station of the MRT Line 3 serves the area.

Reviewed By tommomelbourne - Melbourne, Australia

This centre contains Greenbelt, Glorietta, SM and Landmark.
Ayala builds great malls and this is no exception.
This mall is huge, contains greenery, water features and has many bars and restaurant to choose from. Whilst I'm not much of a shopper there are so many stores for retail therapy.
Its a place we base our accomodation choices around.

7. Ayala Triangle Gardens

Ayala Avenue & Paseo De Roxas Street, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
37%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 950 reviews

Ayala Triangle Gardens

A patch of green and inspired public art in the center of the business district. Free wifi throughout the park

Reviewed By CzarEmmanuel - Manila, Philippines

Before the year 2010, this area, which is now called the "Ayala Triangle", the very center of Makati's business district, had remained somewhat undeveloped. But now it has become one of the prettiest areas in the city, with its lush Gardens, posh restaurants, bars and cafes.
The place is rightly called "triangle" since it is practically bordered by three roads -- namely, the Paseo de Roxas, the Makati Avenue and the Ayala Avenue -- that form a triangle. Its lush Gardens is like an oasis in the middle of the country's busy financial district. People come here to jog, do some physical exercises, hang around its bars and restaurants, or simply avail of the free WiFi signal in the area. The tall skyscrapers around the triangle form a stark contrast to the green scenario of the place.
During the Christmas season, the Ayala Triangle puts on display what is perhaps the most spectacular Yuletide show in the metropolis, with trees richly decorated with lights that dance to the tune of Christmas carols along with dancing Fountains and some laser light show. This annual spectacle is for free and goes on hourly for people to enjoy.
Aside from the lush garden, other spots you'll find in the area are monuments dedicated to some local heroes (Garbiela Silang, Sultan Kudarat, and Ninoy Aquino). There is also a heritage library. Thumbs up!

8. Glorietta

Ayala Ave | Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue cor. Pasay Road, Makati Avenue and EDSA, Makati, Luzon, Philippines 632-752-7272
Excellent
28%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 206 reviews

Glorietta

Reviewed By Phi S - Bangkok, Thailand

Glorietta is a very huge shopping area with many different sections. You can find items ranging from very cheap to high end products.
We went to Glorietta 5, which is a new expanded section. Many of the shops are not occupied yet. There are only some clothing and electronics shops open here.

9. Washington SyCip Park

Legazpi Street | btwn Rada & Gamboa St, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
Excellent
41%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Washington SyCip Park

Reviewed By CroftSheridan - Davao City, Philippines

Good place to walk, jog, and exercise in the morning. Great to have a little green space in the middle of the city.

10. Century City Mall

8471 Kalayaan Avenue | Corner Salamanca Street, Makati, Luzon 1210, Philippines +63 2 705 6200
Excellent
26%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 148 reviews

Century City Mall

Welcome to Century City Mall – the mall of modern Makati. Located along Kalayaan Ave., Century City, Makati, Century City Mall is a remarkable, world-class shopping and entertainment complex with a vibrant range of shops, services, and restaurants. Century City Mall is a dynamic lifestyle focal point with plenty of natural light and ventilation for optimal comfort. From its generous outdoor spaces that are landscaped and terraced to let you better socialize, seamless free WiFi, to its customer-centric concierge and shuttle service to keep you happy and connected, Century City Mall provides a holistic, elevated, and distinguished customer experience.

Reviewed By caduceus13 - Lindstrom, Minnesota

I went to this mall a few times. it is a fairly new mall with most of the things people look for. It has the usual clothing stores, restaurants, coffee shops, a barber shop, a supermarket and a theatre. It also has a chapel though I did not go there. It has ATM's as well. I liked the place and would go there again I were in the area.

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