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Top 8 Destinations for Long Weekend this August 2017
Posted by: Rhea Mae Olmedo ( Member ) on 2017-08-03
Two long weekends are coming! Do you and your friends already have a plan on where to spend the holiday? Listed below are some of the best places you may love to visit just couple of hours away from the Metro.

Vista Aplaya

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Vista Aplaya is a luxurious 3-star resort. This cottage-style beachfront destination comes with 6 rooms equipped with modern furniture – perfect for family and barkada getaway. This resort has its private white sand beach that caters to a wide range of activities. You can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, diving and other non-motorized related activities. The resort’s outdoor facilities include an in-house restaurant, Jacuzzi and infinity pool right in front of the beach. 

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Distance Meter: 4 hours away from Manila
Address: Barangay Balagbag Bagalangit Anilao, Batangas


Kawayan Cove

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If you are looking for a totally relaxing and serene place to stay for the long weekend, Kawayan cove is perfect as it is a private seaside residential. The crown jewel of the property is the Bamboo Beach, considered as the best swimming beach in Nasugbu because of its crescent white sand and sparkling blue water.

Kayawan Cove amenities include the Mango Grove that has children’s playground, kiddie pool, two tennis court and full-regulation basketball court. An amphitheater at the end of the Mango Grove is available for music festivals. You may also reach the Kawayan Cove (main beach) without checking-in at Kawayan Beach Resort as there are part of the beach that is free and open to the public. You can do camping, cliff diving and snorkeling.

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Distance Meter: 4 hours away from Manila
Address: Barangay Wawa, Nasugbu Batangas

Anawangin Cove

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If a relaxing encounter with nature is what you are looking for, Anawangin Cove is a perfect location for you. You can find solitude to unwind and relax this long weekend. Unlike most tropical beach resorts that are commonly lined up with coconut trees, Anawangin is a crescent-shaped cove with pine trees lining up its shore. Mountain rocks surround it and you can easily be lost in the picturesque quality of this fascinating cove. 

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Distance Meter: 4-6 hours from Manila
Address: Pundaquit San Antonio, Zambales 

Borawan

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Who says you have to fly away from Manila to get to Boracay and Palawan? You can enjoy Boracay’s white sand and appreciate Palawan’s rock formation at Quezon’s best kept secret – Borawan. 

Have an awesome time swimming on the beach but be cautious of the jelly fishes as they are all over. You may play beach volleyball with friends and explore the island. Test your survival skills as you try building your tent and bonfire but don't ever miss the romantic vibe of sunset and the charming sunrise on the day break. 

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Distance Meter: 4 hours away from Manila
Location: Pagbilao, Quezon

Hundred Islands

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A must-see paradise in Luzon, many activities await for every adventure-seeker at Hundred Islands. Aside from the usual water activities such as snorkeling and kayaking, you can experience adrenaline rush on cliff diving, zip line and rope bridge. The local government protects the marine reserves for the travelers to have a great diving experience. Snorkeling is the top notch because of the clear view of the coral reef, reef fishes and giant clams.

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Distance Meter: 6 hours away from Manila
Location: Alaminos, Pangasinan 

Puerto Galera

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Puerto Galera is a place perfect for those who want to have amazing beach-related activities in the morning and enjoy a little crazy beach party at night. Beware, as it gets a bit crowded during holidays and weekends. Water sports activities available are dragon-boat, Jet Ski riding, parasailing and more. After dark, the beach becomes alive because of bars & restaurants and live performances.

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Distance Meter: 5-6 hours away from Manila
Location: Oriental, Mindoro

Baler

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One of the best places to escape for the long weekend is Baler, Aurora which is dubbed as “the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines” because of its long stretch of grayish shoreline and consistent great curly waves that is indeed a paradise for surfers. Baler is a perfect barkada getaway for those who want to play with the waves.

Aside from Baler’s popularity to surfing enthusiasts, it still has much to offer. You may visit the famous historical landmarks of the province or explore its hidden wonders: Ditumabo falls (the biggest waterfall in the province), Diguisit beach (famous for its stunning rock formations) and the Ermita Hill which is the highest point in Baler.

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Distance Meter:
5-6 hours away from Manila


La Union

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Aside from Baler, you may also catch a wave in La Union – the beating heart of surfing in North Luzon. This is a perfect alternative destination for every surfer. Famous surfing spot is Urbiztondo Beach in San Juan where you can catch waves as high as 8-10 feet. Peak season is from July to October.

La Union also offers other attractions and activities aside from surfing.  You may visit La Union Art Gallery and enjoy the art displays along with various exhibits of prominent artists or experience cliff diving and get your adrenaline rush in Tangadan Falls. You can drop by at the honeybee center and learn how honey production became the source of livelihood of locals. Oh, and never skip to go on a culinary adventure after all those activities, as La Union is one of the best when it comes to local food.

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Distance Meter: 5 hours away from Manila

So have you decided on your getaway for the long weekend? Plan your next great travel story as early as now!




 
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