Roxas Boulevard
Roxas Boulevard
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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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MissHK2009
Hong Kong, China3,901 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Last time I visited Manila is already 14 years ago. I still remember the charming Roxas Boulevard with trees waving in the breeze 🌴🌴😍

Two weeks ago, I specially paid a visit again. Oh, it's all gone! It has become a remote place with debris and board obstructing the seaview. The seashore and sea water are fed with trash and debris too. Beautiful Manila has already been buried as memory 😵‍💫
Written 20 August 2023
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Manuel I
Manila, Philippines1,596 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We were happy to see this branch of Starbucks open as early as 7am for breakfast. COVID-19 protocols for safety were all in place including the social distancing requirement for its limited dine-in clients. The coffee menu and the usual breakfast displays were available, and service was indeed as efficient as before.
Written 25 June 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
It is a thoroughfare along the Manila Bay. I like the trees and plants along it Also saw some statues of some famous people here.

There are hotels, restaurants, offices, etc dotting this beautiful Boulevard,
Written 5 March 2020
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VA5
Quezon City, Philippines963 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Passed by my favorite boulevard in the country last night coming from Intramuros. The great idea of the new Manila Mayor Moreno to light up the boulevard with many many incandescent bulbs has made it a more walkable for pedestrians and a pleasant driving experience.
Written 24 January 2020
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ynadqnor
Manila, Philippines1,409 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Just a few months ago the breeze coming from Manila Bay in this part of the city borders to being offensive. But then the government embarked into a no nonsense cleanup drive to clean and eradicate the trash and refuse inhabiting the sea water. Now the air breeze suddenly smells a little better. Maybe not as fresh and pleasant as the clean breeze of the waters of Coron. Nevertheless there are some improvements. Hopefully people will appreciate the changes and instill the discipline needed to live in a clean and respectable environment.
Written 12 May 2019
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,563 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
It is 5 years since we visited Roxas Blvd and took a walk by Manila Bay. Before there were many squatters living bu the promenade and climbing the sea-wall and going to the toilet. Since our last visit a fence, 1 meter from the wall has been erected to prevent the squatters from doing this. Even so the squatters were sleeping below the trees and on the few benches. Great place to catch the sunset but there still remains the stink of squatters urinating .
Written 11 March 2019
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Justine A
Manila, Philippines81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
It's not so special during normal times of the day, but it's a leasurely pleasant walk in the afternoon.

Massages are present, and I see foreigners with their Filipino companions having that at times.

What's special about this place is actually the sunset (it's a known fact before but it seems it's not as popular as it once was nowadays). From 5pm to 6pm, you'll get to witness the sun's waning light until it disappears into the horizon, and I believe that's worth coming here if you love that kind of drama.
Written 11 November 2018
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,383 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Roxas Boulevard is a busy Highway that forms the promenade of Manila Bay along a large proportion of its route as well as running alongside the United States Embassy and Rizal Park. It has had many names but was called Roxas Boulevard in the 1960s to honour President Manuel Roxas, the fifth president of the Republic of Philippines. Like all major thoroughfares in Metro Manila it suffers from heavy pollution and from endless traffic jams, the main difference is that Roxas Boulevard runs through some of Manila’s most prestigious sights.
Written 13 May 2018
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Allan L
191 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
As others have said.....it's dirty, the traffic is absolutely awful, it's badly polluted, full of street kids, and homeless beggers. It's hot and humid and part of any view you could have of Manila bay is blocked by what has to be one of the stupidest places to put an American embassy.

This boulevard is best avoided other than using it to go to nicer areas.
Written 26 April 2018
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Amy A
Ithaca, NY118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
This used to be a nice place to walk, dine and be entertained but has been a place associated with much road traffic, pollution though still with some access to Manila bay near the US embassy. Parts of the area has been re-landscaped but many vendors and homeless still use the place. Others go there to jog and just sit but I cannot stay long.
Written 3 January 2018
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