The sun is out and summer is finally here! Other than the hotter weather these days, this season can also be about spending quality time with friends as you take some time off and have fun in the sun. Planning your next getaway with them is easy since several options are available–you may choose to spend a few days out of town or opt to take a day trip someplace nice near Manila. Here are some destinations near Manila you can check out for your next summer barkada holiday:
1. Aqua Planet
This 10-hectare water park, the newest one in town, is a sure way to beat the heat this summer. Who doesn’t love water slides and swimming pools on a hot sunny day anyway? With a total of 25 attractions A.K.A. 25 times more fun, you and your friends will truly have a great time at this aqua haven.
Aqua Planet is located at Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga.
2. Inflatable Island
Going to the beach every summer is a must. And if you’re looking for a different kind of beach experience, head on to Inflatable Island and play in this water playground. Complete with several areas of inflatables where you can jump on and bounce around, you can go back to your childhood and make the kids in you happy this summer!
Inflatable Island is located at Subic Bay, Olongapo City, Zambales.
If you and your barkada prefer a more thrilling adventure this summer, plan your trip and visit Sandbox. From the giant swing, adventure tower, aerial walk, wall climbing, and zipline, to the ATV, UTV, and archery, this outdoor experience will surely pump up your adrenaline rush.
Sandbox is located at Alviera, Porac Access Rd Porac, Pampanga.
4. Villa Escudero
Take a trip down memory lane with your friends and experience the rich heritage of the Philippines through a museum with a rich collection of art and a cultural show at Villa Escudero. But there’s more–you can also indulge yourselves in good Filipino food at their restaurant by the man-made waterfalls, and also enjoy more of the outdoors as you paddle along the river in their bamboo rafts.
Villa Escudero is located at Villa Escudero, Km 91, Tiaong, Quezon.
5. Club Balai Isabel
Tagaytay has always made it on the top list of go-to destinations near Manila mainly because of its cool weather and the famous view of the Taal volcano and lake. Club Balai Isabel is situated on the lakeside which provides a memorable relaxation experience through nature–giving you and your friends a nice view of Taal, complete with the amenities necessary for your much-needed break.
Club Balai Isabel is located at Fairways Drive, Talisay, Batangas.
6. Camp N
For a more convenient out-of-town get-together with the barkada, you guys can drive just an hour from Manila and start bonding at Camp N, the most recent development in Nuvali. What makes this camp unique are its diverse approaches on group activities offering not only the outdoor type of adventure alone, but also provide challenges that may also enhance the strategic skills of those who are joining, making it a perfect team-building venue!
Camp N is located at Paseo de Beatriz, Calamba, Laguna.
Do you have any other suggestions for the group? Share them in the comments section below!
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Banner Photography from Club Balai Isabel