Traveling to a more secluded location can be very challenging and the allure of a quick getaway to a relaxing and refreshing place is still something that keeps people searching for alternatives. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway or a simple weekend stay-cation away from the chaotic city crowds, here are three best places for a weekend getaway near Manila.
Batangas has always been the favorite weekend getaway for individuals and families especially those who are seeking beach destinations and secluded hotels near Manila. Its beaches are clean and persevered and it has experienced a lot of tourist proliferation in the recent times. Some of the best beaches to visit in Batangas are;
· The Burot Beach found in Calatagan. It is filled with crystal clear waters, uniquely sculptured rock formations and fine sands.
· Masasa Beach found in Maricaban island has very unique aesthetics and it is best visited with Gulugod Baboy and Anilao, a popular diving spot in the country.
· Fortune Island is one of the best places to visit while in Batangas thanks to its Grecian pillars & statues built on top of the island. The island also has a museum. You can engage in reactional activities such as snorkeling or go scuba diving.
After a successful day in the beaches one can check in at;
Narra Hill, Laurel – It’s a hotel sitting on top of a hill hidden behind luscious green and damp trees. The bed and breakfast hotel has also a swimming pool that overlooks the renowned Taal Volcano.
Cintai Corito’s Gardens – Cintai is an Indonesian word which means love and just like its meaning, everything about Cintai Corito’s Gardens will make you to fall in love with it. If you are dreaming of going to Bali in under 2 hours and you are on a tight budget, then Cintai Corito’s Gardens is a worthwhile destination that can pass as the popular Indonesia tropical island. Located in Batanga’s Balete, the Balinese inspired sanctuary is a quiet, cool and peaceful place where one can relax, unwind and meditate. There is no shortage of art and picturesque views from its hand carved walls & accents, stone statues to garden walkways
2. Graceland Estates & County Club
It is found in Tayabas, Quezon Province and roughly 2 hours away from Metro Manila. Graceland Estates and Country club is hidden at a cool, quiet and charming spot in an eco-tourism district. It’s the perfect weekend getaway destination for nature lovers. The chilly Tayabas City skyline can be seen clearly from the estate and it blends perfectly with the countryside buildings. The 22 hectare property is very popular with individuals who are seeking to escape the urban hustle and bustle or families that need a pleasant space to spend quality time
3. Sitio De Amor Farm Resort
Located in San Pablo City Laguna, Sitio De Amor is roughly two hours from Metro Manila. This sprawling estate is found in a densely vegetated Laguna terrain and nestled between the mystical Mt. Banahaw and San Cristobal Mountain. The air in this secluded farm resort is constantly fresh thanks to the surrounding vegetation and the nights are made more romantic from the cool breeze wafting from the shrubs, vines, bromeliads and hardwoods. For those seeking a quiet & peaceful reprieve away from the city’s noise and air pollution, Sitio De Amor is the best weekend gateway destination.