Where modern attractions blend with religious landmarks, tropical Paranaque City is located less than one hour south of Manila. The sun-kissed metropolis is famous for its shopping centres, entertainment scene and lively events, such as the boat-centric Caracol Festival.
Things to do
Known for its luxurious casinos, Paranaque City is home to Solaire, a popular resort and casino. Situated on Manila Bay, the casino offers aesthetic water-front views, top-notch food, a pool and enough activity to keep you entertained into the late hours.
If you want to shop Paranaque like a local, visit Baclaran Market. The neighbourhood offers a long stretch of food vendors sprawling the streets beneath colourful umbrellas. Pick out fresh tropical produce, browse for souvenir t-shirts or just wander around, soaking in the lively ambience.
The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is one of the largest Marian churches in the Philippines. Admire the Romanesque Revival architecture or attend a service and join pilgrims gathering from all walks of life.
When you’re ready for some retail therapy, retreat to SM City BF Paranaque, where you can enjoy a variety of stores selling anything from clothing and electronics to accessories. There is also a food court and movie cinema, offering hours of entertainment.
Paranaque is home to Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, making for easy access. The urban area is well-connected to the rest of Manila by expressways and roads. The easiest way to get around is by jeepney or tricycle, which serve the city's main thoroughfares and surrounding residential areas.