The summer heat is already being felt! Are you already planning your summer road trips with your families or friends? We got you with this fully-equipped tips on where you can go this season in the great spots down south.

Laiya is located in the province of Batangas. This is roughly around 2.5 hours away from Metro Manila. This is one of the best places to go to for a quick getaway with your family and friends. Aside from the multiple options on resorts you can pick and go-to, each resort also offers a lot of different water activities.

Few ears were able to be reached by this beautiful place in Palibao, Quezon Province. This is just a four hours drive from Metro Manila. Given the tiring ride, it is best recommended to take an overnight’s rest in the place.

Some notable areas to check out are the Paglibao Grande Island which is home to Borawan. It’s a beach which has a hybrid name in reference to Boracay and Palawan and is every bit just as good as both of these more famous islands. Who wouldn’t want to try the best of both worlds?

Ambon Ambon Falls, Laguna Province

Okay, enough for the typical beach outing for summer. Why not try to head out and experience a waterfall adventure instead? If you’re looking for a bit of adventure without high risks, then Ambon Ambon Falls is the perfect place for you and your travel buddies. It is located in Panguil, Laguna province, and is roughly a 2.5-hour drive from Manila.

If you’re game for a little casual hike up Panguil River and while you’re there, check out the magnificence of this waterfall. There are several rapids and water crossings along the way that aren’t too difficult to cross. These really add to the adventure and make it a very memorable and enjoyable experience. Bathing in its clean water is a must for every tourist, better make sure to feel the clean and natural water of the falls.


Calaguas is located in the province of Camarines Norte in Bicol province. A merely two hour boat ride from the mainland. This is a small island with an astonishing white sand beach, crystal-clear waters and unspoiled natural resources, a place where you have that peace of mind you’ve been yearning for and you can truly relax while enjoying the pristine beauty of the place.
Another heads up to you folks, you won’t find any major resorts here so you need to rough it by either camping or staying in a more Filipino style accommodation.


Paete is located in the province of Laguna and is known for its convenient day trip from Metro Manila which is just under a 3-hour drive from Metro Manila. An escape you’d be happy to do. First, you get to take in Tatlong Krus which is pretty known as a religious pilgrimage site with awesome views over Laguna Bay. Yes, an aweing view which would be Instagram worthy. Afterwards, trek about halfway down the mountain to the basin of the beautiful twin waterfalls of Matabangka Falls.

There are actually many spots to mention in order to give you the proper options in setting your getaway with your friends and family. So, plan your summer road trips now and enjoy the southern area of Luzon.

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