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Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
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+63 2 313 7898
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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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Roxas Boulevard is situated off Manila May, there are many hotels and restaurant and the best time to go there is in the late afternoon till evening. It's a cool place to go, but... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roxas Boulevard has a terrible traffic. In all crossroads there are small kids with out shoes and sometimes even without clothes, begging for some pesos or something to eat. The boardwalk could have been pleasant if it wasn't for the noise and bad smell from all the traffic.

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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Growing up near Roxas Boulevard, I remember walking often to the baywalk to look at the sunset as well as to enjoy the breeze. But with traffic the way it is, I don't think that's such a good idea now. They are trying to maintain the boulevard, especially the pedestrian portion. With a view as magnificent as that of the... More 

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Cordova, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

It's just unbelievable that this traffic can't be resolved on this street. In the morning it tokes us by Taxi, more than 1 1/2 hours from the Airport to SM Manila. In the afternoon approx. at 2pm we had no problem from SM Manila to the domestic Airport.

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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Roxas Boulevard is situated off Manila May, there are many hotels and restaurant and the best time to go there is in the late afternoon till evening. It's a cool place to go, but you can only spend an hour or so. nothing much special but just a few famous restaurants and statues. Sunset view is very awesome from here,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Boulevard where you may reminisce and/or reflect where are you at in your life's perspective. If you are around this area, schools, chapels, park, restaurants, hotels, are just around the corner. Nothing much to do here, really.

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Thank giem k
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Star rated hotels and restaurant Roxas Boulevard is most famous. Even the US Embassy is located i this area. Sunset watching is the best place to visit and do the morning and afternoon jogs wherre the tourists bot local and foreign are enjoying this area.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

nothing really special. great place to watch the famed Manila bay sunset/sunrise. the amount of street people is a turn off though

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Thank JohnG3121
Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This boulevard that runs along Manila Bay takes you to a lot of the best places of Manila. Admittedly I was only there for a short time, about a week in all, but I spent most of it along this road that takes you to the Mall of Asia, the US Embassy, Robinson Mall, World Trade Center. Lots of places... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

People complain about the traffic here, quick solution, get out and walk! Imagine if Sydney had a waterside road from the Quay to Double Bay, that's Roxas Boulevard. It has waterfront parks, museums and views, but, of course, most tourists here don't get out of their buses and hire cars and LOOK. It is one of the best things left... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Roxas Boulevard is a popular waterfront promenade home to the famous and stunning sunsets of Manila and a strip that deserves more attention. The vast bay water and sunsets are beautiful! You certainly cannot enjoy sunsets in every country as you can in Manila along Manila Bay.

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