Staying in the city this Holy Week? No problem!
Most Filipinos are keen to use the Holy Week long weekend to jet off to another country for some quality time with friends and family. If you and the fam aren’t sticking to the status quo and choose to stay in the city this year, that’s no problem! Of course, in observance of the sacred traditions of the Catholic church, we urge you to use these few days to relax, reflect and take a breather!
Fortunately for you, Manila and its surrounding cities are home to chill and relaxing activities that everyone in the family are sure to enjoy. Keep reading as we narrow down our top picks for local hikes, spas, and resorts!
Taal Day Hike from Manila
You don’t have to be a seasoned trekker to enjoy the hike up Mt. Taal! This beginner-friendly hike can be accessed just an hour from Manila, and will take up to 2 hours going up the peak! We urge you not to take a ride on the horses, and rather take your time on the trek. Once you’re up above, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of the smallest active volcano in the world, and some refreshing buko juice, too!
Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay
Treat yourself to an incredibly relaxing spa experience at Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay! Nestled in the mountainous region of the city, guests will immediately feel at ease the moment they step into the establishment. We highly recommend the Nilaib Massage or the Aruga Massage to relax the tightest of knots. The best part? Klook offers these packages for less than door charge, too!
Masungi Georeserve Day Tour
This up and coming national park has probably invaded your Facebook and Instagram feeds – and totally understand why! The Masungi Georeserve not only opens your eyes to another level of beauty, but it’s exciting obstacles are pretty daunting if we say so ourselves! If you don’t mind braving through rope courses, suspended hammocks, and its famous spiderweb viewing platform, this activity is the one for you!
Villa Escudero Trip
Why not try something new this Holy Week and dine by the waterfalls at Villa Escudero? Join in the Villa Escudero day tour and enjoy lush sceneries, a kalesa experience, and many of San Pablo’s beautiful heritage sites. If you’ve got balikbayan relatives coming in, this uniquely Filipino experience is one they cannot miss!
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Step back in time and make your way to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar! This open-air museum and heritage park celebrates the country’s Hispanic-Filipino history with 22 landmarks dating back to the 17th century, cobblestone streets, and the iconic Hotel De Oriente – which is believed to be the country’s first ever hotel. If you have yet to visit this up and coming tourist attraction, now’s the time to do so!
Cintai Corito’s Garden in Batangas
Here’s one way to escape to Bali, Indonesia without leaving the country! Head over to Cintai Corito’s Garden resort in Batangas for the R&R you very much need. After swimming in any of its four pools, or indulging in a relaxing spa, we highly recommend dining at Abadi Restaurant to cap off your trip!
Stilts Calatagan Day Tour
For a quick beach getaway, you may want to consider Stilts Calatagan, aka the Maldives of the Philippines! The beach resort was given this name due to its charming stilt cottages set above a beautiful powder white sand. The best part? It’s less than 3 hours from Manila! For utmost convenience, join Klook’s Stilts Calatagan Day Tour and enjoy an entire day swimming and devouring seafood!
Sepoc Beach and Eagle Point Resort Diving Experience in Anilao Batangas
Swap out your work clothes for a swimsuit and make your way to Anilao Batangas for a relaxing beach getaway! In 2 hours, you’ll arrive at Eagle Point Resort, where you and the fam can indulge in all sorts of water activities. Whether you’re down for a dive into one of the resorts’ swimming pools, or a professional scuba diving lesson through Batangas’ amazing underwater world, you’ll have us to thank for this refreshing day tour experience.
Qiwellness Spa Experience in Makati
Spas are always a good idea, and now that you’ve got a couple days off, a trip to the spa is no exception! If you’re staying in Manila, the Qiwellness Spa in Makati is definitely one to try. This relaxing treat is even made better with a mini tea ceremony right after your massage, and what can be more relaxing than that?
Tagaytay has remained a go-to destinations for many locals and it’s no secret why! If you haven’t been to Tagaytay in a while, use this long weekend as an opportunity to visit for the cooler weather, the breathtaking sights, and delicious food! For those who celebrate Holy Week, be sure to visit Caleruega Church for stations of the cross and prayer. Afterwards, head on over to Sonya’s Garden or Breakfast at Antonio’s for a delectable meal!
Explore home with Klook!
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