— The old downtown area (poblacion) of Makati is one of the major business districts in Metro Manila and serves and the city’s center of government, culture, history, and entertainment. The commercial area bounded by the streets of Polaris, P. Burgos, and Makati Avenue is a major entertainment and dining hub catering mostly to foreign tourists and expats.
- Hip hostels and boutique accommodations such as Z Hostel, Lokal Hostel, Junction Hostel, and MNL Boutique Hostel.
- Artsy hangouts, galleries, and museums like B-Side Collective.
- Vibrant streetside hangouts such as El Chupacabra and Tambai.
- Near major malls and venues where special events and concerts are held.
How to go
— From EDSA, ride the MRT and get down at Buendia station. Ride a jeep going to JP Rizal/Poblacion.