About Taguig City

You wouldn’t be blamed if you thought the Philippines boasted only white sand beaches and tropical weather. With just over 7,000 islands, you’re probably wondering why Taguig City should be your choice of destination?

Well, because it’s the perfect getaway for a relaxing trip – whether business or pleasure. In fact, it has so many historical landmarks you’d be foolish not to visit. Plus, FlipKey has the perfect Taguig City vacation rental for you to stay in so you can get exploring!

About Taguig City

Once a thriving fishing community, Taguig has deep historical roots connected to the Spanish and Americans colonial times.

Originally named “Taga-giik”, Tagalog for “rice thresher”, the Spanish friars who came in 1571 had difficulty pronouncing this word and so it was shortened to Taguig. In 1902, land was acquired by the Americans to be used as shelter for their soldiers and military equipment.

However, it wasn’t until 2004 that Taguig received cityhood and was given a new lease of life, shedding its links to war and violence. Now a hub of commercial, residential and industrial centers, Taguig today is significantly different to the Taguig previously.

Divided into 28 different barangays – the native Filipino term for village – there are many things to do in the city that will give you a chance to explore the uniqueness of Taguig.

What to do

For a little history, be sure to visit Parola in Napindan, which was used as a meeting point for the revolutionary movement!

The Mind Museum is an interactive science museum, which is great for keeping the kids entertained.

When the kids are sleeping and the adults want to play, head on over to Burgos Circle in Bonifacio Global City. Take your pick from the vast array of restaurants, bars and clubs.

Sometimes an escape from the city is needed and the Department of Science and Technology in Bicutan is a great spot for camping and other outdoor activities!

There is also plenty to eat in Taguig, especially around Serendra. You’ll be able to sample classics such as kare-kare, a Philippine stew with a savory peanut sauce, and pinakbet, a dish of mixed vegetable steamed in fish or shrimp sauce.

Top Taguig travel tips

Taguig is only 6.6km from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Once you’ve landed, it would be best to find a bank and grab some P20 and P50 notes, as these are useful for tips and taxis.

Jeepneys are the main form of transportation around the city, and perhaps the most exciting! It’s best to have small coins if you plan to ride these multi-colored vehicles.

The best time to visit is around May and November as there are fewer crowds and cheaper flights. If you’re looking for a more chilled out trip, be sure to visit between December and February, as these are the cooler months. Wet season tends to be in May and October, with temperatures soaring sky high in March and April.

Whether you decide to immerse yourself in the city’s history or spend the day relaxing at Bonifacio Global City, FlipKey has a Taguig vacation rental for you.