18 Affordable Day Trips Near Manila Under 1,000 Pesos

by Rizanoia

Hey there! I know that one of your goals this 2019 is to travel more. That’s why I and my travel blogger besties would like to help you to reach your goal without spending too much money. We came up with this list of affordable day trips near manila for a budget of 1,000 pesos only.

1. Fort Santiago, Manila

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Fort Santiago

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 corner of Intramuros so be there early in the morning to maximize your Intramuros experience. Also, don’t forget to bring an umbrella since it is an open field to avoid dehydration and sunburn.

Address: Intramuros, Metro Manila
Budget: 75 PHP Entrance Fee
Travel Guide: Fort Santiago, Intramuros
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2. The Dessert Museum, Manila

The Dessert Museum Review

Address: S Maison Mall at Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Budget: 599 PHP Entrance Fee (Weekdays) BOOK VIA KLOOK TO GET A DISCOUNT
Travel Guide: The Dessert Museum: Confectionery Carnival (4 New Rooms)
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3. Manila Ocean Park

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Address: Manila Ocean Park, Rizal Park, Roxas Blvd, Ermita, Manila
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Travel Guide: Manila Ocean Park
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4. Art In Island, Quezon City

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!!!

Address: 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
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5. Pinto Art Museum, Rizal

This museum is located at Antipolo, Rizal. This place is Santorini inspired so you will see white color everywhere – walls, bed mattress, pillows, curtains and many more. More important, this place is full of paintings and extraordinary artworks that will make you think twice what’s behind it.

Travel Time from Manila: 1-2 Hours
Budget: 500 PHP
Travel Guide: Pinto Art Museum Antipolo, Rizal Travel Guide
ANTIPOLO ACCOMMODATION RATES AND AVAILABILITY

6. Cloud 9 360 View, Rizal

Cloud 9 Antipolo 360 View

Travel Time from Manila: 1-2 Hours
Budget: 75 PHP Entrance Fee
Travel Guide: Cloud 9 Antipolo 360 View
ANTIPOLO ACCOMMODATION RATES AND AVAILABILITY

7. Punta De Fabian, Rizal

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Punta de Fabian

Punta de Fabian Resort is located at the hilltop of Baras, Rizal. It has an overlooking view of Laguna de Bay with an infinity pool, lagoon-shaped swimming pool, and a jacuzzi. This place is recommended for team building and conferences.

Travel Time from Manila: 1-2 Hours
Budget: 500 PHP
Travel Guide: Punta de Fabian Baras, Rizal
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8. Mt. Binutasan and Batis Falls, Rizal

Affordable Day Trips Near Manila - MT. BINUTASAN AND BATIS FALLS, RIZAL

Isn’t ready for Mt. Pulag yet you wanna witness the sea of clouds? Let’s spread the impact by hiking less traveled mountains with no less beauty among others. There’s a bonus side trip to a falls for you too! – Dainty Freckles

Travel Time from Manila: 1-2 Hours
Budget: 600-700 PHP
Travel Guide: Mt. Binutasan + Batis Falls
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9. Villa Filomena Natural Spring Resort, Cavite

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Villa Filomena is known for its budget-friendly getaway. You can spend a day with their infinity pool and natural spring water for a budget of 500 pesos only including transportation.

Travel Time from Manila: 2-3 Hours
Budget: 500 PHP
Travel Guide: Villa Filomena Natural Spring Resort

10. Tagaytay City

Admit it or not Tagaytay City is a go-to-place of every Filipino family, group of friends, and lovers that want to relax, enjoy and spend the day without spending too much. Entrance fees are very cheap. Aside from visiting parks, another must-try activity in Tagaytay is Taal volcano day tour.

Travel Time from Manila: 1 to 2 hours
Budget: 30 – 50 php Entrance Fee
Travel Guide: Tagaytay Travel Guide
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11. Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna

I can’t remember how many times I’ve been at Enchanted Kingdom (EK) but this time I returned with my travel buddy slash boyfriend who’s a first timer on this popular theme park. We pay 500 pesos each for unlimited use of the entire park’s ride but as expected it was impossible to try them all due to a large volume of people that day.

Travel Time from Manila: 1 to 2 hours
Budget: 500 php Entrance Fee
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12. The Isdaan Floating Resto – Fun Park, Laguna

Thailand feels are just 2 hours away from Manila! Situated in Calauan, Laguna – Isdaan Floating Resto – Fun Park will give you immense Thailand feels. From the entrance to the corners of the park, everywhere is much like Thailand but on the food they stay Filipino!

Travel Time from Manila: 2 Hours
Budget: 500 PHP above
Travel Guide: Thailand Feels in Laguna, Isdaan Floating Resto-Fun Park
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13. La Virginia Resort, Batangas

Affordable Day Trips Near Manila - LA VIRGINIA RESORT, BATANGAS

Behind Taal Lake’s beauty is an IG-worthy resort perfect for family getaways this summer! Within its 10.2 hectares is 11 world class pools, 2-way ride 500m zip line, archery, wall climbing, themed houses and hotel rooms and an amazing view of Taal Lake. – Rizanoia

Travel Time: 3 hours
Budget: 770 PHP
Travel Guide: La Virginia Resort, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas

14. Shercon Resort and Ecology Park, Batangas

Affordable Day Trips Near Manila - RESORT AND ECOLOGY PARK, BATANGAS

Just a couple of hours drive from Manila, Shercon Resort is surely your perfect quick getaway. Aside from different types of swimming pools, They also offer a bunch of activities like rappelling, wall climbing and zipline.  Abundant with lush trees and grass, Walking around the resort is like walking along with nature. Soon they will have sunflower and strawberry farm, better watch out. – Byahero si Bes

Travel Time from Manila: 2-3 Hours
Budget: 700 PHP
Travel Guide: Shercon Resort and Ecology Park

15. Marian Orchard, Batangas

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Marian Orchard Batangas

If you’re looking for an instagrammable place in Batangas, you should definitely give Marian Orchard a visit. The place is filled with flowers, plants and statues resembling that of European gardens. Arrive early and get lost in this beautiful paradise. – Wanderera

Travel time from Manila: 1-2 hours
Suggested Budget: 50 PHP Entrance Fee
Travel Guide: Marian Orchard: A Heavenly Hidden Garden in Balete, Batangas
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16. La Florentina Resort, Bulacan

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With its tagline “where nature meets fun”, the resort truly made our weekend staycation full of fun and the ambiance was really peaceful. I love that it has a variety of pools so kids and adults will really enjoy swimming activity.

Travel Time: 2-3 hours
Budget: 600 php
Travel Guide: La Florentina Resort, Bustos, Bulacan: Where Nature Meets Fun

17. Nauvoo Farm Resort, Pampanga

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Nauvoo Farm Resort Pampanga

Set at the foothills of Mt. Arayat, Nauvoo Farm Resort is one of the best farm resorts in Pampanga. With just 1.5 to 2 hour travel from Manila, you can experience luxurious swimming pools and carefully crafted native farmhouses. – Project Gora

Travel Time from Manila: 2-3 Hours
Budget: 700 PHP
Travel Guide: Weekend Farm Stay at Nauvoo Farm Resort (Pampanga)

18. Liwliwa Beach, Zambales

Affordable Long Weekend Destinations Near Manila - Liwliwa Beach

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 has cheap accommodations and food eatery nearby.

Travel Time from Manila: 4 to 5 hours
Suggested Budget: 1000 PHP
Travel Guide: Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales: Philippines Surfing Haven
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3 comments

Mang Juan January 26, 2018 - 10:22 pm

Tamang tama para sa darating na summer!! 🙂

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Aliz Maganis January 29, 2018 - 5:56 pm

I’d love to go to NAUVOO FARM RESORT, PAMPANGA! So far, it’s the nearest to my place, so I am choosing it. Hoping to go there this summer.

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Anonymous February 13, 2018 - 8:30 am

Like it….pupunthan ko yan rizal quezon and batangas ulit.

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