3 Top Accessible Tourist Attractions in the Philippines

For those of us with limited mobility, accessible holidays and attractions are something we long for. The world is starting to change for the better, but no matter how many electric wheelchairs or accessible vehicles we have, sometimes there just isn’t anything we can do to get to some of the world’s most amazing attractions.

But as we said before, the world is changing, and we’ve decided to take a look at the Philippines this time around – is this destination accessible? What are some of the most accessible tourist attractions here? You’ll have to read on to find out.

Rizal Park

Rizal Park is still widely known as ‘Luneta’ despite its name being changed back in the 1950’s, and despite the name change, it is still one of the most iconic and beautiful parks in all of Manila. This central park is filled with open lawns, ornamental gardens, ponds, woodland and paved walkways – and the great part is, it’s accessible!

This park is a historically significant location, with plenty of monuments in place for Filipino heroes, or you could even go to the Rizal monument – a grand symbol of nationhood only metres away from the spot where Jose Rizal was executed by Spanish colonial authorities. His remains are contained here, too.
In the middle of the park sits the central lagoon, lined with all kinds of busts of Filipino martyrs, and there’s even a musical fountain to marvel at that lights up in the evenings.

3 Top Accessible Tourist Attractions in the Philippines

In short, there is no limit to what you can see and do at this park, so it’s well worth a trip. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Manila Ocean Park

If you’re looking for the aquarium of all aquariums, this is it. The Manila Ocean Park is so much more than an aquarium – it’s a marine theme park! From the Oceanarium, the ‘trails of Antarctica’ attraction, the barnyard, the fish spa and so much more, you won’t be short of things to do. There’s food, drink and shopping everywhere too, and it’s accessible so you can enjoy everything that Manila Ocean Park has to offer without having to worry about how you’re going to get around.

There’s even the Hotel H2O if you’re looking for somewhere to stay. With all kinds of food, a spa, numerous events and access to the Ocean Park, staying at this hotel is perfect for families or even just lovers of all things marine.

Metropolitan Museum Of Manila

The Metropolital Museum of Manila is just one of many accessible museums in the Philippines, and one of the most visually stunning. Originally built as a venue for art exhibitions from international artists, it has now become a source of local pride for all things artistic and Filipino. From Pre-Historic gold and Pottery, through to modern and contemporary pieces, and even colonial Hispanic art, there’s something for every art lover, or even those who may not have a great love for art in general.

There’s such a diverse range of exhibitions and artworks, and there’s even a vigorous community outreach programme which includes education, so you can be rest assured that this is a welcoming and educational visit, willing to assist you with limited movement ability. If you have any interest in art at all, this museum really is a must-see!

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