by CutestPrincess on 21/03/09 at 9:37 am
It’s summer time once again and the beaches will soon be filled with people of all sorts and nationalities. Here are some fun, inexpensive hot spots for the whole family and friends too.
1. The Farm in San Benito
For a pampering and relaxing day trip or refreshing weekend, The Farm San Benito is the Place to go. They have a team of experts in various healing modest doctors, massage and bodywork, therapists, chefs, fitness consultants, meditation teachers another specialized practitioners to make you feel revitalized. You can take the day trip for as low as P1500.00($33) that includes a healthy five-course meal and the use of their swimming pool and other facilities. If you’re taking an overnight package, you must try the massage under the stars, which is a unique experience; and the stone massage, which uses stones formed by volcanic action gently soothing aches and pains all over your body. Definitely, you can’t get this in Manila.
Go on a unique adventure and experience trekking amongst the tribes of this Northern Province. Definitely, the weather in Sagada is much cooler than Baguio and it’s not commercialized or crowded. bring your friends for a fun caving experience in Sumaging, or trek down to Bomod-ok, a huge waterfall to enjoy sight-seeing or swimming. You can also visit the renowned ancient burial caves that exhibit historical hanging coffins. You should never leave town without trying their home-made fresh yogurt and tea. For commuters, take an air con bus from Manila to Baguio and arrive before 6 AM to get on board the non-air con bus to Sagada. It’s a long journey of 12 hours, but there are great sights to see and more time for bonding. Sagada offers thrilling adventure and the ultimate nature-tripping experience!
3. Taal Volcano
No, this is not your usual Tagaytay trip that’s just about stuffing yourselves silly in the cool weather and horse back riding (though that still sounds appealing ), instead this is for adventure seeker’s who’ll enjoy hiking the crater of Taal Volcano. To get there, leave Manila for the lake shore town, Talisay. The short drive from Tagaytay down to the lake is breathtaking experience in a descending narrow road that winds to a jump off point to the island volcano. Before the hike, you’ll enjoy a short boat transfer. The crater is phenomenon, where an interior lake and island were formed due to the 1911 eruption. You must try having lunch in Talisay, where locals will tell you more about Taal’s great history. This trip is a great bonding session for your friends.