The Pinoy Traveler

Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

Bataan is the one of the nearest summer destinations and weekend getaway from Metro Manila featuring country’s best-preserved heritage si...

Bataan is the one of the nearest summer destinations and weekend getaway from Metro Manila featuring country’s best-preserved heritage sites, rugged mountains, theme parks, fine sand beaches and other natural attractions. 

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

If you are planning the province, here are some of the best resorts in Bataan


Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is the famous beach resorts in Bataan. It is a hotel and heritage destination built on 400 hectares of land in the town of Bagac. It's home to Jose Acuzar’s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses. Aside from beautifull designed rooms, it offers heritage tour and river cruise.

Quirino is one of the unspoiled provinces in the Philippines. It's located in the north east part of Luzon region. It features a lot ...

Quirino is one of the unspoiled provinces in the Philippines. It's located in the north east part of Luzon region. It features a lot of natural attractions. From beautiful waterfalls, rolling hills, majestic caves to dense forests, Quirino will surely give you a unique travel experience.


Governor’s Rapids

For adventure seekers, Governor’s Rapids is the must visit destination in Quirino. Outdoor activities to indulge here include canoeing, tubing, boating and cliff ding. This spot is famous for its beautiful limestone formations.  

Maybe some of you didn't know anything about Nueva Vizcaya . The province is mountainous, full of steep mountain ranges, rolling hills...

Maybe some of you didn't know anything about Nueva Vizcaya. The province is mountainous, full of steep mountain ranges, rolling hills, and valleys and plains between them. It's known as the “Citrus Capital of the Philippines” for having  high quality citrus fruits.


If you are planning to visit the province, here are some of the must visit destinations in Nueva Vizcaya.

Mt. Ugo / Mt. Ugu 

Mt. Ugo is a popular hiking destination in Nueva Vizcaya. It's one of the mountaineer's favorite in the Cordilleras, together with Mt. Pulag, Mt. Amuyao, and Mt. Napulauan. At the summit, it offers a  breath taking view of the nearby mountains, towering pine trees and beautiful sunrise / sunset. 

Coron is one of the famous beach destinations in the Philippines surrounded by island and seaside views. This beautiful town in Palawan o...

Coron is one of the famous beach destinations in the Philippines surrounded by island and seaside views. This beautiful town in Palawan offers numerous of beautiful beach, fantastic rock formation, and diving spots. It has also wildlife destinations which houses several African Animals like giraffe, zebras, gazelles, and many more.

Huma Island Resort

If you are planning to visit this paradise, here are the best resorts in Coron Palawan.

Huma Island Resort and Spa

Huma Island Resort is one of the instagrammable resorts in the Philippines located on Calamianes group of islands near Busuanga. It features around 80 roof villas  with a high ceiling bamboo design, comfy bed with nice facilities, private sundecks, and breathtaking views of the sea.

Location: Dicilingan Island, Brgy. Sagrada, Busuanga, Coron, Philippines

Siargao is one of the surfer's favorite surfing destinations in the Philippines. It is a small island paradise that has pristine, unsp...

Siargao is one of the surfer's favorite surfing destinations in the Philippines. It is a small island paradise that has pristine, unspoiled beaches, nice accommodations, and world-renowned surfing. Aside from that, it offers an overwhelming local delicacies. 

Isla Cabana Resort

If you are planning to visit the island, here are some of the best resorts in Siarago.

Isla Cabana Resort

Isla Cabana Resort is one of the instagrammable resorts in Siargao. It features elegant interior design fully equipped rooms. Some rooms have indoor and outdoor showers, a spacious lanai, and a mini pool. The resort is a great venue for special occasion like birthday, reunion, wedding and barkada getaway. If you love to see the best sunrise and sunset views, Isla Cabana Resort  is the place to be. 

Dubbed as the Queen Province of the North, Isabela is the largest province on the island of Luzon. The province was named after Isabella ...

Dubbed as the Queen Province of the North, Isabela is the largest province on the island of Luzon. The province was named after Isabella II, the first queen regnant of Spain. It features rugged and thickly forested, high mountains, white sand beaches and to home to a rich variety of flora and fauna.

3K Hotel by Zen

If you are planning to visit the province, here are some of the best hotels in Isabela.

3K Hotel by Zen

Situated in the city of Santiago, 3K Hotel by Zen is one of the best hotels in Isabela. It has 62 rooms equipped with comfy bed and hot and cold shower. It also features bar and restaurant, function halls, Family KTV, laundry & dry cleaning services, spa facilities and swimming pool. 

The province of Pangasinan is home to numerous of white sand beaches, nice beach resorts and  other beautiful natural attractions. It'...

The province of Pangasinan is home to numerous of white sand beaches, nice beach resorts and  other beautiful natural attractions. It's very accessible from Metro Manila and other town in the northern part of the Philippines. 

Puerto del Sol

If you are planning to visit the province, here are some of the best resorts in Pangasinan

Puerto Del Sol

Puerto Del Sol Beach Resort is truly a jewel of the Philippine Isle. It features world-class accommodation and amenities, plus the warmth and friendliness of the service staff. The resort has also outdoor pools, frolic along stretches of unspoiled cerulean beaches, in the mood for serious outdoor adventure or a quiet dignified retreat.

La Union is a popular destination for tourists seeking an escape from the busy Metropolis. It's the "Surfing Capital of the Phil...

La Union is a popular destination for tourists seeking an escape from the busy Metropolis. It's the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines" offering a world class surf breaks, year-round waves, nice beach resorts, warm people and many more.  

Aureo Resort 

If you are planning to visit  the province, here are some of the best resorts / hotels in La Union. 

Aureo Resort La Union

Be welcomed by bright, warm sunlight as you feel the gentle waves beneath your feet. Aureo Resort La Union is your sanctuary to relax and unwind that will surely give you a wonderful escapade experience. It's located in the heart of La Union that is a 4-hour drive outside Metro Manila. The resort features quality rooms, outdoor swimming pools, bar and restaurants and white sand beach. 

Tagaytay City is one of the nearest summer destinations from Metro Manila. It's only 2 hour- drive away from the busy Metropolis offe...

Tagaytay City is one of the nearest summer destinations from Metro Manila. It's only 2 hour- drive away from the busy Metropolis offering a breathtaking view of the famous Taal Volcano. Tagaytay is also known for its cool climate that lasts the whole year.

Escala Tagaytay

If you are planning to visit Tagaytay, here are some of the best hotel in the city :

Escala Tagaytay

Escala Tagaytay is a 60-room luxury boutique hotel in Tagaytay with a panoramic view of the majestic Taal. It's only 1.5 hours drive South of Metro Manila offering  stylish and furnished rooms, state-of-the-art infinity pool with fiber optic lights, a full-service organic spa, and a modern pavilion with a 300-seating capacity for weddings and other events.

Antipolo City is the home of Antipolo Cathedral also known as National of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. It is the favorite summer des...

Antipolo City is the home of Antipolo Cathedral also known as National of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. It is the favorite summer destination and venue for family gatherings and team building by the people of Metro Manila. There are plenty of private pools and resorts for rent with overlooking view of buildings and houses in the nearby city.

Luljetta's Garden

Luljetta's Place Garden Suites 

Luljetta's Garden is one of the most intagrammable resorts in Rizal. It offers quality air-conditioned rooms with some of the basic facilities like comfy bed, television, private bathroom and among others. The resort has also spa facilities, jacuzzi, garden and outdoor pool with overlooking view of the nearby mountains. 

Looking for a beach near Metro Manila ? There are lots of beautiful beaches that you could visit this summer vacation. They are just 2-4 h...

Looking for a beach near Metro Manila? There are lots of beautiful beaches that you could visit this summer vacation. They are just 2-4 hours away from Metro Manila and accessible by land transportation. Some of these beach destinations have affordable rooms with quality amenities and facilities.  


Here are the must visit beach destinations near Metro Manila

Manuel Uy Beach

Manuel Beach is a secluded beach in the province of Batangas. It features a long-mile stretched white fine sand, blue clear waters and dotted with small trees. Camping is the best thing to do in Manuel Uy. There are no beach resorts nor hotels in Manuel Uy.  The nearest resort here is Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort, known as The Maldives of Batangas.

The province of Batangas is located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon. It's one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro M...

The province of Batangas is located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon. It's one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila due to its beautiful white sand beaches, luxury hotels, rugged mountains and historical sites. 

Isla Verde

Summer is fast approaching and for sure you are looking now for the best beach in Batangas. Here are some of the must visit beach destinations in the province. 

Isla Verde 

Isla Verde is one of the backpacker's favorite. It's an unspoiled beach in Batangas featuring white sands, crystal clear waters and rock formations. They are called the "Center of  the Center of Marine Biodiversity in the World" for having numerous of unique marine species. It's only 45 minutes boat ride from the mainland.

Top Beach Resorts in Isla Verde: Sawang DIVE CAMP Resort, Surface Interval Resort

Sepoc Island
Anilao

Anilao is located in the humble town of Mabini in Batangas. It's famous for several exciting diving spots that's why a lot of local and international tourist are keep coming back to Anilao. Aside from the famous diving destinations, Anilao is also home to many white beaches with turquoise waters.

Top Beach Resorts in Anilao: Aqua Venture Reef Club, Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort, Bambu Villa Resort, Camp Netanya, Casita Ysabel,  Crystal Blue Resort, Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort, Le Chevrerie Resort and Spa, Mayumi Resort, Planet Dive Anilao,  Sea Spring Resort, and Vivere Azure

Laiya

Laiya is well known among the locals for having budget-friendly beach resorts. It's one the nearest beach destination from Manila. It's just 2 hours drive to reach Anilao. You can find here several resorts that will suite your budget and needs- from  hostels, lodges, inn to high end resort. It's a great destination for team building and family gatherings. Expect some areas that has fine grayish sands, not as white in Calatagan.

Top Beach Resorts in Laiya: Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel, Sabangan Beach Resort, Virgin Beach Resort, Blue Coral Beach Resort, Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort, Palm Beach Resort, Acuaverde Beach Resort, Kabayan Beach Resort, Laiya White Cove Beach Resort, and Buracai de Laiya Hotel and Resort.

Manuel Uy

Calatagan

When it comes to fine white sands beaches, I highly recommend beach resorts in Calatagan. It's home to many unspoiled and white beaches in Batangas. You can find here Canyon Cove and Layag Layag beach which are two of the famous spots in Batangas.

Top Beach Resorts in Calatagan: Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort, Manuel Uy Beach Resort (Camping), Aquaria Water ParkLago de Oro Hotel, Crusoe Cabins, Sunrise Cove, White Castle Resort & Hotel, Villa Del Faro

Tingloy Island

Tingloy Island is one of favorite beach destinations in Batangas. It's only 2-hours away from Metro Manila. Masasa Beach is the famous beach in the island. Most of houses are converted to transient homes which offer affordable rooms for less than P350 per pax. You can find here some of the big turtles where you can swim along. Indulge into free diving, beach camping, snorkeling.

Top Transient Homes in Tingloy Island: Sea Lovers’ Place, Bebe Gella’s Transient House, MJ Squared Transient House, Ate Lisa Transient House, Teacher Benny, Tita Ebeth Transient House, Casa Victoria

Pico de Loro Hotel

Nasugbu

Nasugbo is home to many high en beach resorts in Batangas like Hamilo Coast,  Kawayan Cove, and Canyon Cove, Tali Beach Subdivision, Punta Fuego, and many more. There are still less crowded beach in Nasugbo where you can bring your own tent. It has white pebbled sand, crystal clear waters and a bunch of local trees.

Top Beach Resorts in NasugboPico Sands Hotel, Canyon Cove Hotel & Spa, Club Punta Fuego, Amara Residences, Calayo Green Terrace, Forest Cove Beach House, Hillcrest House at Tali Beach, Casitas De Victoria, Pamana Beach Resort, Sand Bar Beach Resort

Lobo

The coastal town of Lobo is now getting attention to all backpackers. Some resorts here offer cheap rooms that can accommodate a big group. Most of the beach areas has rock beach shoreline but the water is crystal clear.

Top Beach Resorts in Lobo: Almalin Beach Resort, Gerthel Beach Resort, Submarine Garden Resort, Andrea Beach and Scuba Diving Resort,  Punta Verde Sands, Punta Malabrigo Beach Resort

Coral Beach Club

Lian

Lian is a second class municipality in the province of Batangas and one of the first beach that offers resort and accommodation. Matabungkay Beach is the famous beach resort in Lian. It has fine white sands, clear waters and floating cottages.

Top Beach Resorts in Lian: Matabungkay Beach Resort & Hotel, Coral Beach Club, Al Fresco Beach Resort

Bauan

Most free divers love to visit the town of Baun. Most of resort here offer diving lesson and equipment to all travelers who to do indulge free diving, scuba diving and snorkeling. One of the famous diving resort in Binukbok Viewpoint Resort that's located in Brgy San Pablo. If you want to stay overnight, they offer rooms at reasonable price.

Top Beach Resorts in Bauan: Batong Buhangin Beach Resort, SAMPAGUITA BEACH RESORT, Seascape Resort Batangas, Coconut Hills Beach Resort, La Thalia Beach

How to Get to Batangas: Take a Jam Bus in Cubao or in Buendia bound for Batangas