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Seven Inexpensive Summer Hot Spots in the Philippines

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

(Day Trip)

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.

2. Sagada

(Long Weekend)

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

(Day Trip)

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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.

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nobert soloria bermosa

Mar 21st, 2009

beautiful places to hang-out this summer

Uma Shankari

Mar 21st, 2009

You have such wonderful places. Very, very nice. Very useful for people who are already planning their next vacation. Photographs are great.


Mar 21st, 2009

well done CP! these places are wonderful!


Mar 21st, 2009

Hey thanks.. a good travel informatin…

Darla Beck

Mar 21st, 2009

They are all very beautiful places.

Kate Smedley

Mar 21st, 2009

You live in such a beautiful part of the world, thanks for sharing this, stunning photos too.

rajeev bhargava

Mar 21st, 2009

a very enjoyable to read article and delightful photographs to look at. i really liked it.

mikky webs

Mar 21st, 2009

I am not surprise you are doing it more and more all wonderful. What I want is just to be like in your style of putting things. I appreciate ok?

Lauren Axelrod

Mar 21st, 2009

Sagada is my favorite. Planning my trip right now.

Betty Carew

Mar 21st, 2009

Excellent article Cutest and so tempting lol but way out of my budget from where i live.

Andrew Davies

Mar 21st, 2009

MMmmmmm chocolate hills.


Mar 21st, 2009

You sure you`re not joining the Bb. Pilipinas pageant? you will make a very good Ms. Tourism..

Unofre Pili

Mar 21st, 2009

Would love to go there myself. Nice job as usual.

Mr Ghaz

Mar 22nd, 2009

Wow! That was beautiful place to visit. Great article and very interesting too. Nice pics too. I liked it! Thanx for sharing

Melody SJAL

Mar 22nd, 2009

May I ask where the San Benito Farm is located? Our company is now considering a place for our summer outing. Would surely love to visit Sagada one day. My parents live in Panglao, Bohol, so I could go there anytime I like. Would also love to see Batanes in the future. Thanks for this beautiful post.


Mar 22nd, 2009

Chocolate Hill? This is the first time I heard this name. Thanks for this unique tour!


Mar 22nd, 2009

You’re a great travel agent! Nicely done.

Yovita Siswati

Mar 23rd, 2009

Wow…lovely places to visit! I stumble and review.


Mar 24th, 2009

They all look beautiful I wish I could go there!


Mar 24th, 2009

Nice of you to promote hot spots of the Philippines =)


Mar 27th, 2009

JUST BEAUTIFUL why haen’t u included ur own snap that would have been a cause for all to come to philli
lh will some day to attend ur marriage perhaps


Apr 2nd, 2009

The Farm is only 1500????

Der Kommissar

Apr 6th, 2009

Beautiful pictures! The article was great too, hopefully I can visit the Philippines soem day. Nice


Apr 7th, 2009

Hi there cutestprincess,

Just wanna know if the prices you have indicated are all current?
Am trying to explore our great places in a budget.

Thank you.

paulo santos

Apr 8th, 2009

great places to go!ANY info abt puerto princesa?


Jul 29th, 2009

i want camiguin to be posted too…


Mar 16th, 2011

know where to stay in puerto galera?

gary c.

Feb 20th, 2013

may mas mura pa kong alam walang cnbi yang mga bet nyo.. .

gary c.

Feb 20th, 2013

may mas mura pa kong alam walang cnbi yang mga bet nyo.. .Dapitan Sports Complex in sampaloc manila the best!!!


Feb 20th, 2013

miss Anne kung wala kang alam na tutuluyan sa galera dun kn lng sa buhangin mismo ilibing mo sarili mo pra masaya.. .patanong tanong ka pa nagpapatay malisya ka lng nmn.. .probinsyana ka kaya dapat alam mo ung lugar n yun hahaha

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