Philippines Vacation Ideas

Philippines Vacations Idea #1:

Baguio City is a popular Philippine vacation destination and honeymoon spot. It has long been referred to as “Little America” because of its unique blend of U.S. and local culture.

The heart of Baguio is Burnham Park where visitors can enjoy rowboats in the man-made lake, playground for the children, a skating rink, biking, the Rose Garden, Picnic Grove and other attractions.

Camp John May is the top Baguio tourist location and a favorite Philippine vacation spot.

This beautiful mountain resort features a golf course, hotels, shopping and a convention center as well as an eco-hiking-trail, picnic grounds, mini-golf, pony riding, paintball and wall climbing.

The Baguio Botanical Garden showcases the Igorot tribesmen of the Cordillera tribes in their traditional costumes along with local art at the Baguio Arts Guild.

The Wood Carver's Village features the works of the indigenous wood carvers. Resorts at the Asin Hot Springs take advantage of the pools of natural hot water.

Vacation Ideas in Philippines #2:

With so much to do, Manila should be top of the list for any Philippine vacation. The sunsets across Manila Bay are said to spectacular.

The perfect spot to enjoy them is from Roxas Blvd which overlooks the bay and is the main promenade of Manila.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is also on Manila Bay. Here you can see the best of Philippine culture and arts with top ballet, plays, and other shows.

In Manila’s Chinatown you can find exotic shops and little teahouses, well-stocked Chinese grocers, horse drawn carriages called kalesa, watch a rousing performance of the Dragon Dance or sample one of the fine restaurants.

Trendy and upscale, Makati is home to a great outdoor market, Ayala Museum, La Tasca, Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt Mall and Greenbelt Square.

Intramuros is one of the oldest walled cities in the far east. It was founded by the Spanish, destroyed in World war II and now partially restored with historical buildings, a moat turned into a golf course, festivals and other entertainment.

Philippines Vacations Idea #3:

Tagaytay has long been one of the favorite getaway vacation ideas for Filipino’s and now is increasingly popular with foreign vacationers. Tagaytay is located about an hour south of Manila right next to the Taal Volcano, the world’s the smallest active volcano. Tagaytay overlooks the Taal Lake and the volcano is in the middle on a small island. You can arrange with locals to hire a boat to take you out and you can walk right up to the edge of the volcano.

Tagaytay is popular for the clean air and cool climate plus it is one of the more affordable vacation spots in the Philippines. Sitting high on a hilltop, Tagaytay has wonderful views of the Lake Taal and the surrounding mountains and forests. This is a relaxing place to vacation with sightseeing and picnics being favorite activities. You can go horseback riding at Picnic Grove or enjoy a round of golf at Tagaytay Highlands or the Orchard Golf Club.

Philippines Vacations Idea #4:

If you are taking a Philippine vacation with kids you should check out Enchanted Kingdom. It’s a Disneyland-like theme park done Filipino-style, located south of Manila in Binan, Laguna which is a short drive from Tagaytay.

There are lots of fun thrill rides like Grand Carousel, Wheel of Fate, Rialto, Log Jam, Space Shuttle, Up Up and Away, Condor, Roller Coaster, Dodgem, Anchors Away, Flying Fiesta, Stone Eggs, and Air Pterodactyl. The kids will love the costumed characters and the whole family will enjoy the fireworks, theater hall shows and dance presentations.

Philippines Vacations Idea #5:

Pagsanjan Falls is a top vacation idea in the Philippines because of the beautiful falls, the scenery and the local culture. It is located about 2 hours south east of Manila. A fun activity while here is hiring a small boat (with guides) to take you out on the Pagsanjan River to run the rapids and go right up to the falls. Here you can disembark and relax at the foot of the falls and even have a nice swim.

Festivals are also a part of the Pagsanjan experience. Carnivals such as Bankero Festival, Feast of San Isidoro, Flowers of May and Search for the Cross demonstrate the local Filipino culture and are part of what draws visitors from around the world to Pagsanjan Falls.

Philippines Vacations Idea #6:

Hundred Islands National Park is one of the top vacation spots in the Philippines. It’s in Pangasinan which is about 100 miles north of Manila. Hundred Islands does actually have over 100 islands but they are uninhabited and mostly quite small. But some have beaches and you can find some great beach getaway spots for swimming, picnicking and relaxing in the tropical sun. Local boat operators are available to take you out to the various islands.

Many visitors come to explore the caves that are found on some of the islands and it’s a great spot to enjoy the local seafood. Lucap is the town that most tourists go to when visiting the park and The Hundred Islands Resort Hotel is located here.

Philippines Vacations Idea #7:

Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a great choice for a Philippines vacation. Pear Farm is located on private cove on Samal Island in the southern Philippines. It was once a working pearl farm but today it’s a beautiful and exotic yet inexpensive tropical vacation paradise.

The resort has a wonderful white sand beach and the water is warm and blue. Some of the suites are set up on stilts over the cove water so it’s like you are on your own private island. The other suites are situated on a hill with excellent romantic views of the surrounding coconut trees and ocean. Pearl Farm Beach Resort is a top secluded romantic vacation idea.

Philippines Vacations Idea #8:

Boracay Island is a small island in the center of the Philippines that is very popular for Philippines vacations. You will find some great beaches here and, even though the island is small, there are loads of things to do. There are a good variety of hotels and resorts; many are both comfortable and inexpensive so if you are looking for an affordable tropical vacation idea than Boracay Island is one of the best.

This is a great spot for water sports like water skiing, parasailing, snorkeling, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Kingfisher's Farm is a local fish farm where you can see the fish being raised and have a great meal of incredibly fresh local Tilapia or the popular Bangus (milkfish).

Traditional native cultural artifacts are on display at two island museums. You can hike or ride a mountain bike to the top of Mount Luho. Hire a local guide to show you the bats and flying foxes of the Bat Caves.

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