Anytime is a great time for a vacation, but sadly, our resources are always limited. But who says you need to spend a lot for some R&R? Here are some out of town vacation ideas under P2,500 that you can try.
For a budget weekend getaway at the beach, head over to Crystal Beach Resort in San Narciso, Zambales. It only takes around P300 to get from Cubao to San Narciso and another P15 for a tricycle ride to the resort. Renting out a tent with a mat and pillow plus entrance fee is only around P 500. They have a wide array of facilities and things to do from playing sports to just chilling in the beach. You can make this a trip for two and still spend just close to P2,500.
Have you always wanted to try surfing? The waves in Baler during the “ber” months are just perfect and ideal for beginners to get a feel of real waves. For PHP 500.00, you can already travel to Baler by bus. Tricycle rides are a bit expensive, so it’s advisable to take a jeep which is just PHP 8.00 for a 10-minute ride. At The Circle Hostel, the going rate to rent a hammock starts at PHP 450.00. Overall, you can stay for two days by spending just under PHP 2,000.00. Food in the area is cheap; you can have a full meal at PHP 100.00.
- Go to list of Aurora resorts and hotels
Another surfing destination in the country in La Union. The cheapest bus ride from Metro Manila is about PHP 400.00. You can stay at Flotsam & Jetsam for about PHP 700.00 a night on weekdays and PHP 800.00 on weekends. Two nights can already cost you up to PHP 2,200.00 including your trip back to the city, but don’t worry about food since the hostel provides free breakfast. In addition, some of the food choices around the area are only PHP 50.00 to PHP 100.00.
- Go to list of La Union resorts and hotels
You'd think that going on a barkada getaway would be a pricey, but if you try Poracay Resort in Pampanga, you can end up spending less than PHP 2,500.00 per head for the whole trip. A bus ride to Pampanga is just under PHP 200.00. At the resort, you can choose day or night swimming, priced at PHP 180.00 and PHP 190.00 respectively. If you want to stay overnight, they have nipa huts good for six to eight persons for just PHP 800.00. The resort also offers multiple pools, picnic areas, zip-lining, kayaking, and fishing.
- Go to list of Pampanga resorts and hotels
For a cultural experience like no other, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan will transport you back to the 18th century. An overnight stay at their rooms can be pricey but their heritage tours are simply affordable. Their packages range from PHP 1,000.00 to PHP 1,999.00 per person, which already includes a roundtrip shuttle service from Metro Manila, meals and snacks, beach access (package 3 only), and the heritage tour itself.
- Go to list of Bataan resorts and hotels
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