at first look at the coconut trees you might have thought this is in Boracay but I am referring to Manila's baywalk. i'll personally call it coco bay. maybe no one else calls this place as coco bay because it is more known as Manila's baywalk.
years back, this place was transformed into a stretch of bars, restaurants and other park features like big dinosaur statues. at night hundreds and even thousands of people visit and walk along this boulevard on weekends. live bands here and there, crowds walking on every side and cars parked on one side. after a new mayor was elected in Manila last year, baywalk was revived into its original scenic view of coconuts lined up along its stretch. i spent three hours along this boulevard talking to people. Manila's baywalk extends from the Manila Yacht club until the U.S. embassy that leads to Rizal park.on the other side is Roxas boulevard, a wide road that connects Pasay City and Manila City. here you can take a calesa for a romantic view of this part of Manila. but by merely sitting on one of the coconut tree's shade, you'll have a nice afternoon. i was even tempted to lie down on one of the benches. it was relaxing for me.
thanks to the new mayor for reviving Manila's baywalk into a park of coconut trees and cleaner shores.