• City of Makati

Exploring the City of Makati

Learn more about important Manila tourist information for your travel to Makati City in the Philippines. Fairmont Makati provides Manila tourists and hotel guests a selection of important Philippines travel information.


The weather in Makati City, Philippines is typical of that which you’d find in any tropical area – with temperatures that rarely go below 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) or above 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). As an archipelago and with its proximity to the equator, the Makati City weather is relatively stable year round.

Credit cards

Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and most retail stores.


Philippine Peso (PHP)

Dialing Code

(Country Code) + 63 + area code + phone number

Electrical current

220 volts

Taxes and fees

12% VAT, 0.6 City Tax and 10% Service Charge


Filipino and English are both official languages of the Philippines.

Shopping Hours

10am to 9pm or later seven days a week

Time Zone

GMT +8:00 hours


A 10% service charge is added to your food and beverage bill in hotels and restaurants. If there is not service charge reflected on the bill, a tip of 10-15% is appreciated.


Visa is required to enter the Philippines, however, nationals of many countries who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports are valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the period of stay. Please contact the Embassy of the Philippines in your country for details.


Bottled water is readily available.

For additional Makati City tourist information, visit the hotel’s concierge desk.

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