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Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
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Roxas Boulevard is a popular waterfront promenade in Manila in the...

Roxas Boulevard is a popular waterfront promenade in Manila in the Philippines. The boulevard, which runs along the shores of Manila Bay, is well-known for its sunsets and stretch of coconut trees. The divided roadway has become a trademark of Philippine tourism, famed for its yacht club, hotels, restaurants, commercial buildings and parks. Originally called Cavite Boulevard, it was renamed Dewey Boulevard in honor of the American Admiral George Dewey, who under his command defeated the Spanish navy in the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. The boulevard was again renamed to Heiwa Boulevard in late 1941 during Japanese Home Rule and Roxas Boulevard in the 1960s to honor President Manuel Roxas, the fifth president of the Republic of Philippines.

The arcing road runs in a north-south direction from Rizal Park in Manila and ends in Parañaque at the intersection of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Road. However, the most popular points along the Boulevard can be found along a 3-kilometer stretch, whose endpoints are bounded by Rizal Park and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In between those two points can be found the Manila Yacht Club, Manila Ocean Park and the US Embassy.

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Waterfront Promenade of Manila

Roxas Boulevard is a waterfront promenade in Manila running parallel to Manila Bay. This is a well recognised landmark in the Philippines with vendors located along the promenade... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Roxas Boulevard is a waterfront promenade in Manila running parallel to Manila Bay. This is a well recognised landmark in the Philippines with vendors located along the promenade, lined with coconut trees and a great place to watch sunsets over Manila Bay. You will see many having afternoon walks along this strip. Unfortunately along this 8 lane highway the traffic... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All along here you will fine good quality resturants and bars on the waterfront . Manilas answer to Clarke quay in Singapore Great for a meal in the evening looking out over the water

1 Thank Dan K
Bellingham, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The drivers here in Manila lack all common courtesy and break every standard traffic and driving rule you can think of or even imagine. Roxas has bumper to bumper carbon monoxide filled noisy speeding traffic all day, add in pedestrians, horse and cart vendors, beggars, peddlers, bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, street kids, and poorly timed or no timed lights and you... More 

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a long strip road that leads to everywhere. If you do not know where you're going you might find yourself in a different place and will have a hard time to find a u-turn slot. In all fairness to the coastline of the boulevard, it's clean and looks clear of vendors and suspicious persons hanging out there. Food... More 

1 Thank MhaPha23
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

On the way to and from the airport chances are you will pass by Roxas Boulevard. Star City, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Folk Arts Theatre, are among the landmarks you will see along the way. There are also scores of hotels, restaurants, night clubs, bars, and casinos in this area; Mall of Asia (MOA), one of the biggest shopping... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

traffic, traffic, traffic ........... it seems that government is now renovating part of roxas boulevard. some parts look already nice and clean. some parts are still dirty and ............. traffic is terrible. this is only for people who like to sit in the car for a long time.

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Daly City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice place to eat and walk day and night. Near the famous SM Mall of Asia, restaurants, bars, churches, malls and public transportation.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This road if not because of traffic it could be the best road to travel and show case Manila but every time i go back and visit it seems to get worst its true that there are New 5 stars hotels and Casino built and open and there magnificent but if only they can do more of planning on how... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

When I recently passed by Roxas Boulevard I've noticed that the landscaping are being improved. From the US Embassy towards the intersection at Airport Road. The center divider is being painted while the plants and trees are being changed. But why are the lights Green and Dark? Seems like the old lights are brighter than the new LED lights. I... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great walk along the bay especially during the evening. Lots of baskers and hawkers. Do watch out for pick pockets and touts.

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