The Philippine capital has a wide offer for tourism, which makes it very attractive to visitors. It is packed with museums, parks, shopping malls, entertainment centers and, of course, charming landscapes.
The climate in Manila is tropical savanna as it's right at the limit with tropical monsoon climate. That is, it is humid and warm throughout the year. Its proximity to the equator makes thermal temperature stable all year. Manila’s temperature ranges between 20 and 37 °C. However, moisture reigns in the area with an average of 75%. Broadly speaking, the wet monsoon season extends from the months of May to December, about the time when typhoons occur. The dry season runs from January to April.
Philippine Peso (PHP). It is recommended to take some money to cover small expenses and exchange it later. But beware, there are many tourists in Manila and they may fool you by keeping your money without you noticing. A place that has a good reputation is Edzen, they are honest and fees are not very high. Sheeha 2 is also a good place and offers the same exchange rate than Edzen.
When to go
From January to April, it is the driest season in Manila, there is less humidity and temperatures are not as high. The worst time to go to the capital of the Philippines is between June and September, when rains and typhoons occur. Still, typhoons do not prevent temperature to be comfortable. The most protected area in case of heavy rains is in Visayas, in the central part of the country.