Located within the Metro Manila area, Pasig City is a fast-growing commercial hub that’s home to the Ortigas Center financial and central business district. With a plethora of high-quality hotels, restaurants and bars, Pasig City is an ideal base from which to explore the Philippines.
Things to do
Pasig City showcases both the traditional and modern faces of the Philippines. Most widely known as a rapidly developing business centre, one of the best things to do in Pasig is to enjoy the perks that come along with the city’s new found status. That means arching your neck to marvel at glossy skyscrapers, tucking into top-notch restaurants and dancing the night away at exclusive bars and clubs.
If that’s not really your thing and you’d rather soak up a bit of local culture, head over to central Pasig and the bustling Plaza Rizal area. Home to Pasig Cathedral, an 18th-century architectural marvel as well as a museum showcasing city’s rich cultural tradition, Plaza Rizal is also the best place to come for authentic local cuisine.
Keen to try Filipino food? It doesn’t get much better than Pasig City institution Ado’s Panciteria. This restaurant serves up traditional Filipino cuisine to swathes of customers day-in and day-out, and is a must visit for any foodie visiting Pasig. From traditional noodles to steaming soups and everything in between, Ado’s has been doing it better than anybody for generations.
Certainly, the most comfortable way of getting around in Pasig City is via taxi. Air conditioned and comfortable, they’re preferable to a crowded jeepney any day of the week. That said, if you’re looking to see how the locals live, you should experience the unique thrill of a jeepney ride at least once during your stay in the Philippines.