Weekend Destinations Near Metro Manila

Planning a short getaway outside Metro Manila is possible. Destinations such as Batangas, Rizal, Bataan, La Union, and Zambales are just a few hours road trip from Manila. We can go for a two-three days trip for the long weekend and come back the night before reporting to work. These places offer activities that suit different interests, all reachable in just a matter of hours.

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar
Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar


Just a two-hour drive away from Manila, Batangas is one of the go-to destinations for people wanting to escape the city, thanks to its numerous beaches. Apart from its stunning coast, Batangas is also known as the home of the popular Taal Volcano, one of the popular active volcanoes in the Philippines. For non-beachgoers, Batangas offers a good amount of hiking spots perfect for thrill seekers looking for their next adventure.

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Named after the National Hero, the province of Rizal is the nearest travel destination outside of Manila and one of the best options for nature lovers. Accommodating the largest portion of the
Sierra Madre mountain range, Rizal offers tourists unparalleled nature spots like Hinulugang Taktak and Masungi Georeserve. There’s also a wealth of art galleries and historical
destinations for the culturally inclined!

Luljettas Hanging Garden Antipolo
Luljettas Hanging Garden Antipolo

La Union

The province of La Union has been getting a lot of attention in recent years thanks to its popularity among surfers and the budding local community eager to cement Elyu as the next best destination in the North. Aside from its signature waves, La Union is also known for its monuments, religious sites, and even grape farms that attracts a number of tourists visiting the province.

Vases in La Union
Vases in La Union


A three-hour drive away from Manila, Zambales is home to a number of jaw-dropping beaches that serve as great diving spots in west Luzon. The province of Zambales is also home to a few historical sites in the country, including the Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House. There’s also the great Mount Pinatubo, which erupted in 1991 and changed the landscape forever.


Situated between West Philippine Sea and Manila Bay, Bataan is a province rich in culture and history. One of the most famous landmarks in the province is the 90-foot tall Dambana ng Kagitingan Memorial Cross, which was erected to commemorate fallen Filipino and American
soldiers who fought during World War II.

Get more out of every trip, plan your upcoming long weekend ahead and book your next getaway destination accommodation this 10/10 during ShopFest, ShopBack’s biggest online shopping event that will let you get cashback for every peso you spend booking trips, tours, and accommodations.

For ShopFest, ShopBack and its partner merchants are giving out some of the year’s biggest cashbacks when you use ShopBack before you book your next getaway destination. Travel deals
are up for grabs this 10/10, including:

  • 18% cashback from RedDoorz
  • PHP 400 cashback from Travelbook
  • 10% cashback from Agoda
  • 10% cashback from Expedia
  • 9% cashback from Trip.com
  • 8% cashback from Metrodeal
  • 20% cashback from Zen Rooms

These non-travel deals are also available only on 10/10:

  • 14% cashback from ZALORA
  • 20% cashback from Sole Academy

Make your travels more rewarding this 10/10 and visit ShopBack’s website (shopback.ph)
before you make your booking. So where to next?


  1. thank you for this mini getaway review miss marj and now ko lang nalaman na maganda ang shopback gamitin pang book ng hotels my mga cashback pa.

  2. Pag mahilig ka talaga sa shopping,orders, travels okay na okay talaga gamitin ang cashback


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