The Philippines is a very tropical and laid-back country. With over 7,000 islands, you can find a quaint little spot for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
You don’t have to go far to find a little piece of paradise in the Philippines. Just a few hours away from Metro Manila, you can find the most amazing forests, beaches, and other wonders that you would surely love.
Sail Through the Waves
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
There is nothing like getting away from the hustle and bustle of the metro. Just a few hours’ drive, you can go to the Subic Bay Yacht Club to hop on a cool new ride. There are amazing deals and options online for yacht cruises with meals, so you don’t have to worry about anything.
While there, you can go on different side trips like the aquarium, zoo, beach and even shopping.
Travel in RV & Try Glamping
Let’s go on a roadtrip!
Though there are many beaches in the Philippines, it’s always a great adventure to soak in the journey while you are traveling in an RV. The view is amazing riding around Zambales and your travel will be worthwhile. You can also drop by Crystal Beach Resort and spend some time with nature through glamping (a portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping").
Watch Megan Young and Mikael Daez’ Tiny House Tour (with furbaby Soba!) and learn what to do on your much-awaited roadtrip!
Relax in a Cliffside Jacuzzi
Dapitan, Zamboanga Del Norte
Take it from Beauty Queen Gazini Ganados as she shows us the majestic cliffside jacuzzi in Villa Angelina, located right at her hometown.
Take all the stress away as you relax with an amazing view at these luxury villas. The resort is not just about jacuzzi with a view; it also has an infinity pool, rain shower bathroom and delicious food - all that you need for that weekend getaway. After a relaxing day in the water, sprawl onto the grand king side bed and get that much needed sleep. And don’t miss that gorgeous sunset view!
Go on a Chopper Ride
Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte
Need a little adventure? You can get a chopper ride to Aliguay Island. You can go onboard the Robinson R-44 helicopter to see everything in a different perspective.
The new heights will take you on an adventure to see the scenic mountains of the countryside. Aside from the view from above, Aliguay Island has amazing coral reefs for scuba diving and snorkeling. You should also keep an eye for dolphins and whales that frequent the island.
Do Yoga By The Beach
Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte
After a road trip, your muscles must be in knots so a yoga session can help you.
Imagine yourself breathing in some fresh air with the sun on your skin and with the wind touching your face. Close your eyes while on shavasana and all will be well. Head to Dakak Park and Beach Resort and rejuvenate your mind along their majestic beaches, just like Gazini!
Have a Food Trip with Family and Friends By the Beach
San Juan, La Union
There is nothing more relaxing and fulfilling than eating to your heart's desires. As you travel to La Union, you can get a taste of delicious food from Kabsat, Kermit, Amare La Cucina, The Coffee Library, Mad Monkeys and Charlie's Hangar. Invite your family and friends for a gastronomic adventure and make the most out of your ‘elyu’ bonding like the PBA Moto Club!
When you’re traveling to La Union and craving amazing Filipino cuisine, Kabsat is where to go. Don’t forget to try their blue marlin, tinola and sisig. If you are in the San Juan Surf area, you shouldn’t miss the famous Kermit Pizza.
Your next trip is right around the corner! And surely, don’t we all deserve a relaxing vacation? Share your thoughts with us by tagging @wheninmanila and @axnasia!
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Article first published on WhenInManila.com