Roxas Boulevard Tours
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One of Manila’s best-known streets, Roxas Boulevard hugs the waterfront for most of its length and includes Rizal Park, the historic Manila Hotel, and the popular promenade Manila Baywalk. It’s backed by the lively Malate district, with its open-air bars and restaurants, while Manila Bay sunset views make it a popular early evening stop.
You don’t need a tour to visit Roxas Boulevard. If the traffic fumes aren’t too much, it’s easy enough to head here for a sunset stroll along the Baywalk. A number of Manila city tours drive along Roxas Boulevard, enabling you to soak up the marine sights without the traffic fumes. The street is at its most attractive when seen from Manila Bay, and many visitors opt to view it on a sunset cruise.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Sunset lovers will want to swing by Roxas Boulevard for sunset or admire the street from the bay.
- Save time by joining a Manila city tour that travels along Roxas Boulevard.
- A jeepney, whether a humble shared city jeepney or on a private jeepney tour, is a classically Filipino way to cruise Roxas Boulevard.
How to Get There
Roxas Boulevard runs along the Manila waterfront from Rizal Park until Paranaque, when it becomes the Manila-Cavite Expressway or Coastal Road. As such, many tours will simply pass along the boulevard. There are numerous bus stops along the boulevard itself, while its starting point is an easy walk from Intramuros.
When to Get There
Weekends are the best time to visit Roxas Boulevard, when the yacht clubs and restaurants that line it are liveliest and the traffic on the road itself is lighter. Visit around sunset to soak up enviable views of Manila Bay, to embark on a Manila Bay sunset cruise, or to join the locals on a sunset stroll along Manila Baywalk.
Roxas Boulevard: What’s in a Name?
First planned out over 100 years ago, Roxas Boulevard was originally called Cavite Boulevard, then became Dewey Boulevard and Heiwa Boulevard before acquiring its current name during the 1960s. Manuel Roxas was the fifth president of the Philippines, but the first president after the islands achieved independence from the US.
Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Roxas Boulevard
Get a comprehensive tour of Manila in just a day on this bus excursion. You'll travel with a small group of just 12 people or fewer, which lets you enjoy an intimate atmosphere and plenty of chances to ask questions. Listen to commentary on the history of Manila over the last 400 years, tracing its history from Malay to Spanish to Japanese to Filipino.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Discover the top sights of Manila on a 4-hour sightseeing tour by coach with an expert guide. Take in the City of Makati and Old Manila, including landmarks such as Nielson Tower, American Cemetery and Memorial and the old walled city of Intramuros. Walk through Intramuros to see UNESCO World Heritage sites including San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago, and learn about the nation's history and heroes like Dr Jose Rizal. You'll gain insight into the Philippine's history, the Spanish colonial era and vibrant modern-day Manila.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Roxas Boulevard?