10 Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila

I hope this post is not too late on your search for cheap travel destinations near Manila for the upcoming 3 long weekends! However, not all of us can afford to travel different places. So how you can survive and travel galore on long weekend even if you’re on a tight budget? Don’t worry, I got you on this.

Where to Go on Long Weekend If You’re on a Budget?

1. Tagaytay City

Admit it or not Tagaytay City is a go-to-place of every Filipino family, group of friends, and lovers that wants to relax, enjoy and spend the day without spending too much. Entrance fees are very cheap. If you are fan of thrift shops like me, you will surely love to go here. I bought most of my good quality dress and skirts here for a price of 100 pesos above.

People's Park in the Sky Tagaytay 2

Travel Time from Manila: 1 to 2 hours
Budget: 30 – 50 php Entrance Fee
Travel Guide: Picnic Grove x Peoples Park Tagaytay

2. Punta de Fabian Baras, Rizal

This resort has infinity pool with an overlooking view of Laguna de Bay. It is located at the hilltop of Rizal so expect a cold temperature when the sun gets down. What I also love about is that you don’t have to pay a separate amount for your entrance fee and cottage. For 300 pesos you can use the three pools and change table and cottage whenever you want as long as it is vacant.

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Punta de Fabian

Travel Time from Manila: 1 to 2 hours
Suggested Budget: Starts at 500 PHP for day trip
Travel Guide: Punta de Fabian Baras, Rizal: Infinity Pool with an Overlooking Scenic View!

3. Villa Filomena Natural Spring Resort, Cavite

Villa-Filomena-Natural-Spring-Resort-Indang-Cavite

Travel Time from Manila: 1 to 2 hours
Suggested Budget: Starts at 1,500 PHP (For Two) for day trip
Travel Guide: Villa Filomena Natural Spring Resort: Super Affordable Place That You Should Visit in Cavite

4. Masasa Beach, Batangas

This beach is my favorite so far among the places I’ve visited. Super budget friendly, your homestay owner will treat you as a family, beach offers clear blue water, and most of all snorkeling is really fun that will make you visit again.

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Masasa Beach

Travel Time from Manila: 4 to 5 hours
Suggested Budget: 1500 PHP for overnight stay
Travel Guide: Masasa Beach, Batangas: Affordable Weekend Getaway Near Manila

5. Tambobong Beach, Pangasinan

If you love backpacking and want to have a well spent long weekend, go here in Pangasinan! Witness the white sand beach like Boracay.

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Tambobong Beach

Travel Time from Manila: 1 to 2 hours
Suggested Budget: Starts at 1,200 php
Travel Guide: Tambobong Beach Dasol, Pangasinan Travel Guide

6. Liwliwa BEACH, Zambales

This beach is not crowded even though the entrance is free. However, cottages are very limited but tent pitching is allowed for a very low price. It also have cheap accommodations and food eatery nearby.

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Liwliwa Beach

Travel Time from Manila: 4 to 5 hours
Suggested Budget: Starts at 1,500 PHP for overnight stay
Travel Guide: Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales: Philippines Surfing Haven

7. Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales

I cannot forgot this place because this is where I learned surfing. If you haven’t tried it, go here. Surf instructors are very eager to help you achieve one of a kind travel goals – surfing.

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Crystal Beach Resort

Travel Time from Manila: 4 to 5 hours
Suggested Budget: Starts at 1,500 PHP for overnight stay
Travel Guide: Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

8. Art in Island, Quezon City

Does your birthday falls on a long weekend? Or do you know someone? This museum offers free entrance fee for birthday celebrants on the day of their birthday. In case you are not available, It’s still free before and after your birthday. Just don’t forget to bring your birth certificate.

Every step you make here is absolutely Instagram worthy!!! Art in Island is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 9:30pm. They are open as well if holiday falls on Monday so hoooray!!!

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Art in Island

Where in Manila: 175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila
Budget: 500 PHP Entrance Fee
Travel Guide: Art in Island: You Are Part of the Art

9. Fort Santiago, Manila

Located in Intramuros Manila, Fort Santiago offers pak na pak awra moments with some throwback feels and learning about Philippine history. “Two birds hits one stone” ika nga. Half day is not enough to visit every beautiful corners of Intramuros so be there early in the morning to maximize your Intramuros experience. Also don’t forget to bring umbrella since it is an open field to avoid dehydration and sunburn.

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Fort Santiago

Where in Manila: Intramuros, Metro Manila
Budget: 75 PHP Entrance Fee
Travel Guide: Fort Santiago, Intramuros: Budget Friendly and Instagram-Worthy Spot in Manila!

10. Tali Beach, Batangas

As Colleen said, “You only live once!” That’s why you shouldn’t miss out this private resort in Tali Beach, Batangas. For a very affordable price you’ll get to explore 5 beaches, experience cliff diving, and many more!

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Tali Beach

Travel time from Manila: 2 hours
Suggested Budget: 1200PHP
Travel Guide: SUMMER PERFECT: Visit 5 beaches for only 1199PHP in Tali Beach, Batangas

So have you decided where you gonna spend your long weekend getaway?

What’s your favorite long weekend destination?

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