Weekend Getaways Near Manila

The Philippines is considered one of the most welcoming and friendliest countries in the world. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, rich and historical landmarks and great tasting food. Filipinos are warm and always smiling. 

Las Casas Filipina de Acuzar
Las Casas Filipina de Acuzar

 If you have already explored the capital of Philippines and want to get away from those crowd’s and skyscrapers, well, do not fret, as there are plenty of getaways near Manila where you can find a relaxing spot. Take one of those Clark flights and head towards your favorite destination.

Now you can escape the corporate jungle and make your weekends even more likely and adventurous. The fun doesn’t begin or end with Manila as there is a lot more going on around the capital of a country.  Make the most of your time here and explore those favorite tourist spots near Manila.  As there are many online pal promo deals going on, take advantage of those to make your bookings.

Recommended Places to Visit Outside Manila

Metro Manila is the shortened form of Metropolitan Manila and is one of the three metropolitan areas of the Philippines. The global power city is the hub of economy, education, and culture and impacts the technology, education, and entertainment of the country. You can visit interesting spots like Dambana ng Kagitingan, a stronghold of the Filipino and American soldiers. If you love looking at antique houses, you can take a tour of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar and walk on the cobblestone streets lined with heritage houses.

About 16 kilometers east of Manila, the mountainous province of Rizal is loaded with nature and a wide array of offerings. You can spend the day visiting major attractions like Antipolo Cathedral and Pinto Art Museum. Head for Mystical Cave which boasts of stalactite and stalagmite formations. Enjoy some great views of Laguna de Bay and explore PACEM Eco Park that features wildlife sanctuary, butterfly garden, organic farm, and aviary.

Luljettas Garden Antipolo
Luljetta's Garden Antipolo

Located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon, about 100 kilometers from Manila is Batangas. It is one of the favorite destinations amongst local and foreign travelers. They come here to enjoy those unspoiled beaches with crystal-clear waters. Masasa Beach is one of the most popular and preferred because of its soft white sands. Anilao is the best diving spots in the country, and one can enjoy Scuba diving and snorkeling activities on the island. Do not leave Batangas without tasting bulalo, lomi, tapa, and kapeng barako.

La Vida Laguna Beach, 35 kilometers away from Manila offers a mix of everything coastal, and here one can enjoy hiking, biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and surfing. The dramatic coastline boasts of rugged wilderness and carries an unsurpassed beauty. It is the best lakes destination near Manila, and there is plenty to do and see here. There are various cold and hot spring resorts available. Enjoy river rafting, tubing, and cliff diving in Magdalena or rent out private pools.

Mariveles, Bataan
Mariveles, Bataan
The first class municipality of Zambales, Subic boasts fun nature activities, and it is one of the few spots in the Philippines where you can enjoy both water sports and jungle safaris. You can look forward to exhilarating parasailing or go for Zoobic Safari. Get ready for a jungle safari-like experience as you prepare for lion and tiger encounters. Make a visit to for Magaul Bird Park to sight an array of beautiful birds there. If you have time, you would definitely want to catch on what the survival experts tell you about Survival Training and get tips on how to start a fire or how to make dishes out of bamboo or how to drink fresh water out of a vine.

Las Casas Bataan
Las Casas Bataan

Make your travel plans a reality. Whether in the city, at the beach or in the mountains, there's so much you can do just a few hours away from Manila.


  1. Pinto Art Museum pala , we were there before pero close pala pag Monday ata yun, and biglaan lang din kasi. Thanks for reminding. Siguro bahay muna para makapgrelax


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