Thinking of going on a vacation but you do not know where to go or have enough budget? Worry no more! This post will surely help you with your problem and make you pack your things and go straight to these amazing locations!
1. Laiya, Batangas
Beautiful white sand beaches with such amazing view is a perfect escape from the bustling city and your annoying boss who keeps on loading you so much work. You can enjoy the beaches of Laiya in this budget-friendly resort called One Laiya Resort. Their entrance fee is only for Php100/person and their day tour cottages ranges from Php1,500 to Php2,500 while their overnight rooms are from Php2,500 to Php12,000 (Beachfront) and Php7,000 to Php17,000 (Garden Area) They also offer water activities such as banana boat, flying fish, parasailing, jet ski, boat tours and snorkeling. Visit their facebook page to know more.
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/onelaiya/
2. Bagac, Bataan
Bagac is known to be the location of a popular resort which is the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Rooms in this resort ranges from Php14,000 – Php17,000 per night. Yep! It is so expensive. However, every cent is worth it for it is a great location. It will show you of how the Philippines was, way back in its early days. And everywhere is a perfect backdrop to take your #OOTD pics. For those of you who wish to stay at a more budget-friendly resort in Bataan, try the nearby resort which is Bagac Bay Beach Resort. The entrance fee in this resort is only Php30 for day tour and Php50 for overnight. Day tour cottages ranges from Php500 to Php1,000 and their overnight rooms are from Php1,500 to Php2,500 for non-airconditioned rooms and Php1,500 to Php5,000 for airconditioned rooms.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar: http://www.lascasasfilipinas.com/
Bagac Bay beach resort: http://www.bagacbaybeachresort.com/index.htm
Can’t take the heat anymore? Get on a bus and head straight to the home of Taal Volcano — the smallest active volcano in the Philippines. If you think Baguio is too far (But it isn’t that far anymore. Thanks to TPLEX.) then, Tagaytay can be an alternative. Even though its temperature is not as cold as it is in Baguio, the temperature in Tagaytay is still colder than here in Metro Manila plus it is less crowded than Baguio during summer. You can also enjoy some incredible rides in Sky Ranch and visit the most beautiful physical store structure of McDonald’s and Starbucks in the Philippines. And feel the breeze in Tagaytay Highlands while satisfying your eyes with the great view or taking your instagram-worthy pictures. You can do all of these while enjoying the view of Taal lake and Taal volcano.
4. Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Experience the best of North Luzon in Pagupud! From white sands, big waves and stunning views. There are different resorts in Pagudpud that will not cost you more than your budget. Once you’ve entered Pagudpud, you’ll see many signage from different resorts in the area. You’ll just have to choose which resort you want to go and follow the signs. Pagudpud is also one of the surf spots here in the Philippines.
Check out my post about Ilocos Norte to know more about the place: https://camilleonearth.com/2017/03/15/exploring-ilocos-norte/#more-276
5. Baler, Aurora
Baler is another surf spot in the Philippines. You can hire a trainer to teach you the basics in surfing. Aside from surfing, you can also visit Museo de Baler to know more about the history of the place. And see different rock formations in Diguisit Rock formations near Ermita Hill. Hotels in Baler ranges from Php840 – Php9,000++ via booking.com
Read more about Baler on: https://camilleonearth.com/2017/03/16/summer-in-baler-aurora/#more-377
Hope this post helped you a lot on deciding where to go during this super-mega-extra-hot season. Let me know what you think. Post your comments below. And if you happen to know some resorts, provinces, countries and etc that are perfect for family bonding/vacation and not included here, post it below as well. Thank you!