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As the capital of the Philippines, Manila is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, but it’s more than just a concrete jungle. The city is a busy modern metropolis home to skyscrapers and megamalls, but also historical landmarks and 16th century buildings. Go shopping at SM Megamall, the fourth largest mall in the world with more than 800 stores, or visit San Agustin Church, oldest stone church in the country. There’s also a beautiful urban greenspaces to relax in, packed markets to explore, and a street food scene perfect for adventurous appetites.
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The best time to visit Manila
Manila is hot and humid year-round with just a few degrees separating the warmest and coldest months. There is a wet season, from May to November, and a dry season, from December to April. There’s a risk of typhoons from June to September. Manila is a big place for festivals and events, specially during Catholic holidays. It also hosts huge celebrations for both New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year. Expect a lot of noise and a lot of people during those times. Most tourist visit January to May. For cheap airfares to Manila, consider November or December.
Departing from Darwin
Travellers from Darwin to Manila will depart from Darwin International Airport and arrive at the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Flight time from DRW to MNL is just under 16 hours with service on Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas Airlines.
Getting to Darwin Airport
The Darwin Airport is 13 kilometres from the CBD. Taxi fares typically start at $25 AUD. The Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service offers pick-up and drop-off from city hotels for $18 AUD. The airport is accessible by public bus but there’s a 20-minute walk required to reach the airport from the bus stop. Routes 5 and 22 run from downtown Darwin to the airport and the cost of a single ride is $3 AUD.
Parking at Darwin Airport
The Darwin Airport has three parking lots for travellers to choose from.
Where to Park at Darwin Airport
- Short Stay: This lot is located right in front of the terminal. Despite its name, it can be booked for longer days. Seven days costs $185 AUD.
- Long Stay Plus: This lot is located 200 metres from the terminal. The cost for seven days is $138 AUD.
Long Stay Saver: This lot offers the best value with seven days costing just $99 AUD. It’s a six-minute covered walk to the terminal and a free shuttle is also available.
Arriving in Manila
Flights out of Darwin International Airport (DRW) land at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).
How to Get from Manila Airport to Your Manila Hotel or Accommodation
Travellers landing at the Manila Airport can catch the public transportation from Terminal 3 and board the Route 2 bus, which stops at popular downtown destinations. A one-way ticket is PHP 100.00 ($2.61 AUD). Manila has a Light Rail Transit System (LRT) with a station near the airport that connects to downtown Manila. Take a taxi or bus to Baclaran Station and travel on LRT Line 1 to reach the downtown. Fares depend on distance and start at PHP 15.00 ($0.39 AUD). Taxis can also take travellers right to the downtown core. It’s only four kilometres away but Manila’s frequent traffic jams can make it a long journey. Taxi coupons can be purchased at the airport and fares to downtown typically start at PHO 380.00 ($9.92 AUD).
Things to do in Manila
At one point in history, Manila was occupied by the Spanish, whose influence is most notable today in Intramuros, an old walled-in district full of colonial era architecture. It is home to Fort Santiago, a former military base, and the Manilla Cathedral, both build in 1571. Next to Intramuros is Rizal Park, one of the largest urban parks in Asia. It’s also the final resting place of Jose Rizal, a national hero who died in 1896 fighting for Philippine independence. Other popular Manila destinations include of the largest Chinatown districts in the world and Baywalk, a waterfront promenade on Manila Bay lined with palm trees, street food vendors, and buskers.