Metro Manila welcomes about half a million visitors every month. It is home to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country’s main international gateway for travelers. The congestion in the National Capital Region (NCR), however, is posing serious threat to tourism and investments. John Forbes, senior advisor of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, warns that NCR needs to cope with the fast-growing auto industry otherwise the traffic woes would aggravate in the years ahead. A global evaluation by the navigation app Waze rated the capital as having the “worst traffic on Earth.”

The problem with road congestion is a complicated issue that may take years, even decades, to be addressed. In the meantime, there are options for balikbayans and foreigners visiting NCR. Renting a condo in Pasay City or in any other nearby cities can help you save money and time wasted in traffic. If you need a condo for rent, DMCI Homes has a long list of choices near NAIA. Here are seven top-rate accommodations for your short-term stay in the country.

La Verti Residences, Pasay City

La Verti Residences

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Avoid Metro Manila’s gruelling traffic by going for short-term lease near the airport. The condo units for rent at La Verti Residences are located at the converging point of three cities: Makati, Manila and Pasay. Save money and time traveling to the gym, recreation areas and out-of-town resorts. Everything you need are inside your condo community. Stay fit in the fully-equipped fitness center and outdoor lap pool. Hold your family reunion in the posh function hall or in the exquisite sky lounge. Your children can enjoy various amenities especially designed for them—the kiddie pool and the children’s playground. For a prime condo living experience, choose La Verti for rent.

Royal Palm Residences, Taguig City

Royal palm residences

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Do you know that you can save a lot of money by choosing condos for rent over hotel accommodation while visiting the Philippines? At more than half the cost, you get access to resort-type amenities. Live like a monarchy in a Thai-inspired condo community in Taguig City. Royal Palm Residences, which sprawls across DMCI Homes’ Acacia Estates, is accessible via EDSA, the city’s main highway. Owners and tenants are free to use the sauna, leisure pool, tai-chi grounds and lap pool. Instead of splurging on a hotel get-together, why not have a barbecue party at home? Share important moments in Royal Palm’s leisure amenities.

Verawood Residences, Taguig City

verawood residences

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If you’re looking for condos near NAIA, you may consider a Hawaiian-Polynesian-themed residential community in Taguig City. Verawood Residences is perfect for balikbayans or foreigners visiting the country for a few weeks or a couple of months. Savor condo living in the Philippines via fully-furnished two- or three-bedroom units in Verawoods. Tenants are free to use a long list of lifestyle amenities including a jogging / biking path, a playground with integrated multilevel play system and an entertainment room. Invite your family and friends over for a lunch gathering at the open lawn or the clubhouse. With resort-type amenities available at your disposal, who needs to leave the city?

Cedar Crest, Taguig City

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Recent studies show that zen meditation has a positive impact on our mental and physical health. This art of “keeping one’s mind from wandering” boosts brain functions and reduces the risk of anxiety and depression. DMCI Homes incorporated zen and tranquillity in designing the four-hectare Cedar Crest community. Relax in minimalist-styled amenities such as the gazebo / cabana, the pocket gardens and the coffee shop. Every unit has a balcony overlooking a Neo-Asian façade, enabling you to breathe in the real beauty of the capital.

Arista Place, Paranaque City

Arista Place

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Renting near NAIA will ensure that you spend your precious time in Metro Manila wisely. Skip the travel time and make the most of your vacation with your loved ones. Arista Place, strategically located in Sto. Nino, Paranaque City, has everything you need for a memorable stay in the capital. This Asian-themed residential community is equipped with indoor and outdoor amenities that appeal to people of different ages. Children can have fun in the children’s playground and kiddie pool, while older kids can have quality time in the leisure pool and basketball court. If you’re visiting for business, you can hold important meetings in the lounge area or function hall. Stay near the airport, choose an accommodation at Arista Place.

Brio Tower, Makati City

Brio Tower

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One consideration is choosing a place to stay in Metro Manila is accessibility to business districts and commercial establishments. It’s also important that you can easily reach the airport for local and international trips. DMCI Homes offers a green community at the heart of Makati City. Brio Tower has all the condo benefits you’d ever need. All buildings have 24-hour security, fire alarm and automatic sprinkler systems and provision for CCTV. There is a convenience store inside the community as well as a water station and laundry station. Relax under Manila’s beautiful skies in the condo’s landscaped atriums and gardens, and linear park.

Maricielo Villas, Las Piñas City

Maricielo Villas

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Get a DMCI condo for rent the next time you’re coming to NCR. Maricielo Villas in Las Piñas City is a quick drive from the international airport. This Spanish-Mission-inspired residential community is reminiscent of the pristine coasts in Spain. Consider a studio or a three-bedroom unit and enjoy the many amenities freely available to tenants. Unwind at the stylish pool deck, the posh lounge area or the serene cabana. Call in your friends to join you in the gaming room or the entertainment room.

Metro Manila’s traffic may be the worst you’d ever experience but it’s not without recourse. A condominium for lease is one of the easy ways to get around this problem. DMCI Homes, a leader in the Philippine real estate, understands the need for a stress-free abode in fast-paced urban areas. It perfectly incorporates the tropics, green technologies and high-end facilities in modern condo communities. Avoid traffic congestion and spend your precious vacation time on important things and with people who matter. Rent a condo near the airport and highways that lead to the rest of the capital.