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Information about Manila Bay

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Natural Feature
Distance From City Center
15.0 km
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2000 sq km
48 km
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Manila Bay

Manila Bay at duskManila Bay is a harbor that also serves as the Port of Manila as it's location along the western coast of Manila City allows it to easily export and import goods to and from neighboring countries. Its coastline goes on of 190 KM while its baywalk is about 2 KM long. The baywalk runs along Roxas Boulevard and best known as a sunset watching area since you get a clear view of the sun setting behind the horizon from the baywalk. Aside from watching the sunset and taking a stroll here, people can also try dine at various restaurants, cafes, and bars here while enjoying the scenic view of the bay. 

Along with serving as a major trading port throughout history, Manila Bay also became the venue for historic battles. Specifically, the Battle of Manila Bay, a war between Spain and America that continued for over 200 years before the American troops finally defeated the Spanish army in 1898. It also become the site for the liberation of Manila from the Japanese forces by the end of World War II. 


Best time to visit

Since Manila Bay is best known for its stunning view of the sunset it is best to get here a few minutes before dusk, which usually starts around 5 to 6 PM. While the baywalk is open all year round it is recommended to visit during the dry season, which generally starts in December until the last weeks of May, as there are fewer chances of tropical storms during these months.