When to go
December to February brings cooler temperatures to the scorching cityscape, while March and April are hot and crowded with visitors. Expect showers from May to November – the wet season is less crowded than warmer months, and often the best time to visit.
PlanesThe country’s air hub, Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (www.manila-airport.net), a half-hour drive south of the city, operates direct flights from London, Tokyo and other major international cities.
TrainsIn the south of Manila, LRT Edsa Station has connections throughout the city, from Pasay to Quezon City.
AutomobilesManila has infamously congested roads, with traffic that can flummox unsuspecting drivers. We’d recommend taking advantage of hotel-driver services (most hotels will offer them), and local taxis are easy to come by.