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Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Phone Number: 023137898

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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main road in manila next to sea

many people enjoying the sea view in the afternoon. this is the main road of manila where many government buildings located and usa embassy as well. you can stroll or take horse... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best road in the Metro Manila. Wide walk ways on both sides & can see Manila bay on the other side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been travelling almost weekly and i always choose to take this road leading to MoA. Quite fast however, on rush hours... well what can we expect. anyway, there are lots of alternative going to places. its just dont take this road on sundays and holiday mornings due to most of joggers and events are taking this road. and they will... More 

Thank RG Grin Monster D
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I was at Robinsons Mall and the Metropolitan Museum was a 2km / half hour walk down Roxas Blvd, so instead of a taxi I thought I'd walk it along the waterside. There was nothing remarkable around the walk at all. To the left was a busy polluted highway. The water line to the right wasn't much to see either.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Would be nice, with a nice view and palms, suitable for promenade at sunset, but is full of homeless, and strong smell of urine and greasiness. The streets around were pretty dubious..

Thank Razvan S
Atkins, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I always feel surrounded by the Philippines on arrival at the airport and traveling down Roxas Blvd. I'M HERE!, after 24 hours of flying. The adventure begins again. Been doing this frequently for last 20 years and always feel "home" on this ride. Is a great place to walk at night along the harbor and take in all the activities--watch.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I love passing this Blvd every morning... The sea breeze, the sight of clouds in Manila Bay give a respite of a busy day ahead..Tall buildings across the Bay signifies grandeur and prestige!

Thank Maureen P
Legazpi, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I was surprised to see amusement rides everywhere especially at the end near Mall of Asia, relaxing and despite the occasional vagrants it is relatively safe place to be

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

many people enjoying the sea view in the afternoon. this is the main road of manila where many government buildings located and usa embassy as well. you can stroll or take horse ridden cart along the paveway next to sea, but make sure you negotiate the fare in piso, not dollar.

Thank BenGtho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Roxas Boulevard is the main road by the promenade in Bay of Manila Took great pictures of the sunset from here, and to the north side is the Mall of Asia. There's also many good restaurants in the area. So take a walk, see the sunset, and have a good dinner. Traffic can be heavy in peak times, so if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I spent a lot of time on Roxas Blvd. Mostly stuck in traffic. I notice that even at 3 am the road is jammed full of trucks heading to the port. It was probably a fine thoroughfare in its day...now its like a parking lot

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