Frequently Asked Questions about Ortigas Business District in Manila
1. When is the best time to book a flight to Manila?
For Business: any time is a good time to book a flight.
For Leisure: To celebrate the world’s longest Christmas, November – January is a wonderful time to be in the city.
2. Where is Ortigas Center in Manila?
Ortigas is a financial and central business district located at the boundaries of Pasig, Mandaluyong, and Quezon City in the Philippines. It is 13 km away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Manila Domestic Airport and 6.6 km away from Makati Central Business District.
3. Do I need a passport to travel to Manila?
A passport is required to enter The Philippines, valid for six (6) months from your date of arrival. For reference, see World Travel Guide’s notes (hyperlink https://www.worldtravelguide.net/philippines/passport-visa) and The Department of Foreign Affairs (hyperlink https://www.dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements) to guide you.
4. What to do in Ortigas, Manila?
Ortigas is the second largest business district in Manila. It is also a prime location for shopping, dining, and recreational activities. Click for more information
5. What are the best places to visit in Ortigas?
SM Megamall is the largest shopping mall in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia, and the 3rd largest mall in the world with its 1,200 shops and 270 dining establishments. Discovery Suites is one of the Ortigas hotels near SM Megamall
The Podium is an upscale shopping mall that houses a myriad of boutique shops, beauty and wellness options, and restaurants for exquisite dining experiences.
Capitol Commons features a spacious green park, swanky restaurants, and the Estancia Mall. Just within walking distance is the laidback neighborhood of Kapitolyo, which offers a selection of homegrown restaurants and coffee shops.
6. Is Ortigas, Manila a good travel destination?
For food lovers and people who want to relax, Ortigas is a great place to visit because of numerous restaurants, spas, hotels, and bars around the area. It is also accessible to everyone especially to foreign visitors who are staying in hotels.
7. What are the best times to travel to Ortigas, Manila?
Ortigas is filled will gleaming lights from November to mid-January to celebrate the Christmas cheer.
8. How to travel alone in Ortigas, Manila?
Travelling alone in the city is fairly easy. It’s best to walk between short distances when possible, and use taxi services like Uber or Grab when travelling between areas.
9. What to pack for a Manila trip?
Choose lightweight clothing and fabrics to stay cool in the heat. Breathable fabrics and lighter color clothes are suitable for Philippines’ weather
10. What airport is near Ortigas, Manila?
Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Manila Domestic Airport
11. How do I get to the airport?
For convenience it is recommended to take a cab or book Grab Car or Uber. The hotel may also arrange airport transfers for you.
12. Where to dine in Ortigas, Manila?
The top 5 restaurants according to TripAdvisor are:
- Café Juanita for Filipino-Asian fusion
- Locavore for Filipino food with a twist
- Silantro to satisfy your Filipino-Mexican food cravings
- Dad’s Saisaki & Kamayan Restaurant for international buffet
- Lung Hin for Chinese food
The multi-awarded 22 Prime is Discovery Suites’ flagship restaurant, widely recognized as the country’s foremost name in US Prime Angus Steaks. Located on the 22nd floor with a stunning view of the Ortigas skyline, this meat-lover’s mecca offers an excellent selection of choice cuts, as well as an array of accompaniments and alternative seafood options in an impressive showcase of Executive Chef Gerwin Bailon’s culinary skills. Learn more at /bars-restaurants/22-prime/
14. How to go to Discovery Suites?
Discovery Suites is located at 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila.