Looking for weekend getaways near Manila? We’ve got you covered!

When you are tired and stressed out from work, traveling is one way to spend your rest day. After a relaxing weekend, you’ll be full of energy to face Monday.

In this article, we have listed some of the best weekend getaways near Manila so you can make the most of your time away from the company.

Weekend Getaways Near Manila

So let’s get started!

@ Batangas

Villa Jovita

Villa Jovita Resort

Experience Bali now in Batangas at Villa Jovita Resort with their newly added Bali inspired corner. Aside from this, the resort is well-known for their non-chlorinated pools. Whether you’re planning a day tour or an overnight trip, you’ll love swimming in the riverside pools and soaking in the beauty of nature.

Villa Severiano

Villa Severiano Resort

If you are looking for a private resort for your barkada, Villa Severiano Resort is one of the best choices in Batangas. The resort has a function hall, a balcony, sets of rooms and pools to provide you an unforgettable experience. The place is perfect for events and team buildings.

  • Location: San Pablo, Santo Tomas, Batangas
  • Travel time from Manila: 2 to 3 hours
  • Expenses: Overnight for a group is around P13,000. We were around 60 people when we went there.
  • Travel Guide: https://wanderera.com/villa-severiano-resort/

Enjoying the Beach at One Laiya

One Laiya Beach Resort

For an affordable Laiya experience, One Laiya Beach Resort has one of the lowest prices along Laiya beach. With the creamy and fine sand, you’ll feel like you’re in paradise. Don’t forget to bring reef safe sunscreens and be a responsible traveler.

Binukbok View Point Resort

Binukbok View Point Resort

Love snorkeling? Binukbok View Point Resort boasts of a rich marine life. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the talahitok run. Bring your own snorkeling masks for a better snorkeling experience or rent a few gears. If you’re up for it, you can even try scuba diving.

No Limits KFB Farm Resort

No Limits KFB Farm Resort

True to its word, No Limits KFB Farm Resort has no limits with its activities. You can play all day long around the green wide open spaces on this farm, wake up early to trek to Taal Lake, grill some meat, sing karaoke, and try glamping. The best part? The farm resort allows you to get free eggs and fruits around the place.

Marian Orchard

Marian Orchard

Marian Orchard is one of the well-known places to go to during Holy Week. The gardens in this place are well-built and beautiful. Bring your camera and an extra battery so you can take lots of photos.

La Virginia Resort

La Virginia Resort

Aside from the many pools and activities in La Virginia Resort, the place is mostly visited for its stunning statues and castles. You can also get a spectacular view of Taal Lake here.


Mt. Maculot

For a hiking experience, Mt Maculot is great for a day trip. Here, you can see the famous Taal Lake and the Rockies. From its summit, you will get a view of Batangas and even see as far as the seaports.

Taal Church over teh Hilltop

Taal Heritage Town

When you want to go to Vigan but don’t have the time to sit on the bus for around 12 hours, you can simply go to Taal Heritage Town. This place has tons of ancestral houses, and museums. The largest Catholic church in Asia can be found here. What makes Taal Heritage Town different from Vigan is their ancestral homes that are converted into a bed and breakfast inn such as the Taal Villavicencio Wedding Gift House.

Manuel Uy Beach Resort

Manuel Uy Beach Resort

Manuel Uy Beach Resort doesn’t have any fancy amenities. Here, you will only have the beach and your tent to enjoy. If you don’t have a tent, you can rent one here. There are parking lots nearby so you can bring your own car. The Stilts Calatagan is just a few meters from Manuel Uy so you can check it out and see what the Maldives of Batangas looks like.

Masasa Beach

Masasa Beach

Clear turquoise waters, creamy sand, and rich marine life? It’s all here in Masasa Beach. You can either stay in a tent, kubo, or transient house when you come to this paradise. Here’s a complete list of Masasa accommodation that you can book: https://wanderera.com/masasa-beach-accommodation/

Sawang Dive Camp

Sawang Dive Camp

If you love to spend the time by the beach with great views and all, Sawang Dive Camp is for you. Not only are there great snorkeling sites nearby but the staffs are also quite friendly. You’ll immediately feel like you’re home away from home. You can rent a tent or a cabana for the night.

valentino resort and spa

Valentino Resort and Spa

Want to go to a spa and relax by the pool at the same time? Look no further than Valentino Resort and Spa! It’s all in one. And if you’re feeling hungry, go taste the legendary lomi at Corcolon’s Lomi House. It’s just 5 minutes away!

  • Location: San Jose, Batangas
  • Travel time from Manila: 2 to 3 hours
  • Expenses:
    -Monday to Thursday – P175 (Kids) and P275 (Adults)
    -Friday to Sunday (And Holidays) – P200 (Kids) and P300 (Adults)
  • Travel Guide: https://wanderera.com/valentino-resort-and-spa/

@ Laguna

Pandin Lake

Did you know that San Pablo City in Laguna has seven lakes? Wow,t hat’s a lot! One of its famous lakes is Pandin lake. You can try swimming in the lake, go rafting and eat a scrumptious lunch. One word to describe the experience here is ‘sulit’.

Hulugan Falls

Aside from the lakes, Laguna is also blessed with waterfalls. Go chase waterfalls in Luisiana, Laguna and visit three waterfalls in one day specifically Hulugan Falls, Talay Falls and Hidden Falls.

bato springs resorts

Bato Springs Resort

During summer when it’s too hot to go out, cool down a bit in the cool waters in Bato Springs Resort swimming pools. The place boasts of man-made waterfalls and spring waters that come from the mountains.


Nordic Homes Tagaytay

Nordic Homes Tagaytay

And when you just want the perfect staycation in Tagaytay, check out Nordic Homes Tagaytay. Not only is it instagrammable and pretty comfy, but the place also provides free Netflix and PLAYSTATION4 access. You’ll be sure to have lots of fun here.

La Veryol’s

Kawa hot bath? La Veryol’s Mountain View Garden has kawa hot baths waiting just for you. You can also try their awesome massage for a good night’s rest.


On a boat to the Hundred Islands

Hundred Islands

You know what they all say, ‘a hundred islands means hundreds of fun!’. The Hundred Islands in Pangasinan is sure to provide you with the best island hopping experience.

Birdland Beach Club Resort


You can never get enough of Bolinao. From the Patar beach to the Bolinao Falls, a mere weekend won’t be enough to get the most of your trip.

Birdland Beach Club

One of the most unique accommodations available in the Philippines is the Birdland Beach Club. It’s where you will find the Bolifugao Towers. These are around 4 to 5 stories high kubos.

Tagaytay Campsites

Campsites Near Manila

If you’re into camping, rejoice! Here are some of the best campsites for unforgettable weekend getaways near Manila.

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