We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Navigable yet a bit smelly

The Pasig river has already been used as a mode of transportation. It can bring you faster than... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Unattractive river flowing throungh Manilia

This is an unattractive river .and passes by nearby attractions, Fort Santiago, China town and... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Stephen S
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Read all 73 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent4%
  • Very good9%
  • Average16%
  • Poor47%
  • Terrible24%
Travellers talk about
“bit smelly” (2 reviews)
“passage” (2 reviews)
“fishing” (2 reviews)
Manila, Luzon, Philippines

Similar Things to Do in Manila

Write a ReviewReviews (73)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Pasig river has already been used as a mode of transportation. It can bring you faster than using the road. Still it has to be attended to and maintain a water lily free water passage. This can add clogging and free flowing of the...More

1  Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is an unattractive river .and passes by nearby attractions, Fort Santiago, China town and Presidential palace. There are road on some sections where you could walk along. But it is not that pleasant. Even when looking from Fort Santiago to the bridge does afford...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I think this river runs all the way to the road leading to china town and if this is the same river infront of Intromuros then it's a total mess and stinks too. At intromuros it is not as bad as lower down the street...More

3  Thank Coryy20
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This review is quite late. I grew up in the City of Manila were the Pasig River is part of our day to day life. From Pandacan we cross the Pasig River to Punta in Sta. Ana aboard a small boat. It is a dying...More

3  Thank pinoytraveller2
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Really not healthy water the river is like uncleaned for oh so many years the water is really dirty i couldnt imagine fishing or anything

Thank DanCabicha
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you want to see a slightly different side of Manila, slightly smellier, slightly more dysfunctional (yes it is possible) I highly recommend, catching the Pasig River Ferry run by the MMDA - tickets from Plaza de Mexico, Intramuros -> Guadeluope, Makati, cost 40 pesos,...More

2  Thank Matt D
Reviewed 21 April 2016

In March 2016, we took the pasig river ferry from Lawton to Hulo then walk a distance to Makati district and back. It was alternative way to view metro Manila skycrapers i.e from the river. We passed city landmarks such as Intramuros, Golden mosque in...More

1  Thank abu a
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Our family (three kids) took the local transportation agencys MRT regular ferry from Intramuros to Guadalupe (north from Makati). The river itself is thilthy and stinks, but you get to see the sad side of a megapolis. People living by the river in true poverty...More

1  Thank j19712016
Reviewed 31 December 2015

As old people says that the Pasig River is one of the ,most busiest river by the businessman/ people who took the river transportation instead of land.But now,the water is not totally running and obviously dirty in some ways.Its feels sad to know that this...More

Thank enjoyfunlovetravels
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The Pasig river was once a focal point for the city, but is now not much more than a drain. As such it is lined by run-down factories and slums. However as it heads toward Manila Bay, there are still some sites like the Mallacanyang...More

1  Thank Raymond W
Nearby HotelsSee all 864 hotels in Luzon
BP International Hotel
18 reviews
.51 km away
Hotel 99 Quiapo
5 reviews
.74 km away
Citystate Hotel Palanca
3 reviews
.86 km away
The Bayleaf Intramuros
1,562 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
493 reviews
.90 km away
Raffaele Woodfired Pizza
50 reviews
.87 km away
Casa Roces
82 reviews
.70 km away
Razon's SM Manila
7 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Museum
464 reviews
.78 km away
Casa Manila
325 reviews
1.25 km away
Quiapo Church
368 reviews
.82 km away
Paco Park
205 reviews
1.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pasig River staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines