Whether you’re the spontaneous type of adventurer touring the Philippines or a local who’s throbbing to take some time off from the hassle and bustle of the Metro, everyone definitely needs a break every once in a while. Of course, only to return with arms wide open.
If you’re in the mood for some breather, maybe all you need is a speedy fix; 24 hours should do it. Here are some of the best day trips from Manila if you’re hungry for some time away, or if you’re simply running on a tight vacation schedule due to the 1 day holiday or unexpected barkada invites.
Pinto Art Museum
Pinto is an art museum in San Roque, Antipolo. It is a huge place filled with art installations and artworks. The outdoor sights to explore and as most people who goes there say, a day easily passes by in Pinto.
It also has an in-house restaurant and cafe, so you need not go far for some good meal and drinks which offers food for sharing for large groups.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan
Image credit: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Official Facebook Page
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is the country’s first ever heritage resort with an impressive 400 hectare lot where tourists get to travel back in time. The property is home to at least 27 heritage houses, all plucked from their unique sites and brought to Bagac, Bataan to be restored and once again be put to use. For this reason, what visitors see here is a visual story of Philippine architecture — as revealed through the structures within Las Casas. Some of the houses are also open for tours, and some have even been turned into lodgings.
Luljetta’s Hanging Garden Spa, Antipolo
Image credit: Luljetta’s Hanging Garden Spa Official Facebook Page
The outdoor spa facility is situated inside an eight-hectare patch of land called the Loreland Farm Resort, where lush greenery could be seen everywhere. You can roam the whole property before or after having their therapists soothe your exhausted muscles. As for the treatments, Luljetta’s has many packages you can choose from, which you can combine as you please. Make the most of it; you’re spending the entire day there, after all.
For those looking for a short drive to a one-of-a-kind nature trip, prepare your van or SUV and bring along your whole crew to Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal. Explore caves and brave mountain peaks without going too far away from Metro Manila. Organizers only do limited private tours, so make sure to schedule your trip accordingly.
Prior to taking on the Masungi Georeserve challenge, enjoy a pregame with the picturesque views along Marcos Highway, the only road that will get you to the location.
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