National Capital Region

(South/Central Metro Manila Region Luzon)

Provinces: Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Batangas.

Cities: Manila, Quezon City, Pateros, Caloocan, Las Pinas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela, etc.


The Mega City! The National Capital Region (NCR) is by far the most densely populated region. This makes it great for those seeking either the night life, or shopping.

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Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include:  Manila, Makati, Las Pinas, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, Taguig, Marikina, San Juan, and Pasay. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.


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Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:

Makati City
Quezon City

A Day In Metro Manila

We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in the National Capital Region. When we thought about what was the most popular tourist destination for the region, we had a hard time due to all the wonderful cities that are all crammed into such a small region. Since it is absolutely feasible to visit Manila, Makati City, Quezon City, and Pasay City simultaneously on the same day, we have considered all three cities in our sample itinerary. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.


at Raffles Makati at 1 Raffles Dr and be prepared to be pampered at this 5 star hotel. Rooms are top notch, breakfast is awesome, facilities are amazing, and the central location is ideal. 


your day with a full belly, your going to need it with all the running around the city you will be doing. What better place then at the best buffet in Manila, Spiral at the CCP Complex Atang Dela Rama, Sofitel Plaza in Pasay City. This restaurant is a little on the pricey side, but also as classy as it is consistent in delivering a high variety of quality tasting foods.


the ancient ruins of Intramuros "walled city," on Bonifacio Dr. & Padre Burgos St. in Manila. In an attempt to avoid the ever popular malls, and saddening famous cemeteries, we've decided on promoting this unique destination. You can even ride a Kalesa into the historic ruins! Due to there being so much here, it might be worth it to look into a guided tour of Metro Manila and go see a little of everything!


Did you try the sample itinerary and enjoy your trip? Where else did you go while you were there? Do you have any tips for members visiting the National Capital Region? Let us know by signing the guest book!