Manila Bay

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Manila Bay, Manila Overview

Sprawling over an area of 769 sq. metres, Manila Bay is one of the busiest and the top commercial spots in the capital city of the Philippines. Extending into the southwestern Luzon Island, the bay is completely landlocked and is known for a host of activities from shipping to aquaculture, industrial and tourism. It is one of the hot leisure spots in the city which is also known for its fabulous sunsets.

Running along Roxas Boulevard, past Manila Yacht Club and closely followed by the US Embassy and Cultural Center of the Philippines, the promenade boasts of serene skies, calm waters, fringed palm trees and ornamental plants that help add to the gorgeous ambiance. In addition to that, the yachts parked in the water face the beautiful well lit cafes and restaurants on the promenade. At all points of the day, the baywalk is thronged by locals and tourists alike who visit here to spend some quality time midst pleasant environment.

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Activities near the Manila Bay

  1. You can sit, relax and dine at the at any of the many open air cafes, restaurants and bars present at the sidewalk. 
  2. Witness the live band performances, jugglers and acrobats display their craft.
  3. Their are also Night Cruises available at the southern end of the Manila Bay. You can watch the gorgeous sunset from the top deck of the cruise.
  4. Besides, you can choose from the fancy cuisines available here to satiate your hunger pangs. From Thai to Chinese, Indian and Korean, everything is available here.
  5. You can also shop and check out one of the largest malls in the Philippines - SM Mall of Asia, which is a stone’s throw away from the Baywalk.

Biodiversity at the Manila Bay

Manila Bay has a very rich biodiversity consisting of marine and coastal habitats which include upland forests, mudflats, sandy beaches, mangroves, seagrass and coral reefs etc. Other than that, there is a wide diversity of bird species belonging from over 330 families and around 99 species. Many migratory birds and extinct species of avifauna can also be found here. In addition to this, the area is also known for its rich mangrove ecosystem. Wetlands also cover around 4600 hectares of area. And not to forget, the presence of coral reefs serves as a sanctuary for fish and encourages fish breeding.

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