3 Last-Minute Long Weekend Getaway Ideas Under P4,500

Getting the urge to travel this long weekend? If you’ve got at least P4,500 and two free days, we’ve got just the thing for you!

Here are a few getaway spots near Metro Manila that won’t strain your wallet:

Enjoy the best of Elyu from Marand Resort & Spa

— Bauang, La Union

Deluxe Twin Room (2 Queen Beds): P3,500 / night         

Photos courtesy of Booking.com

Few resorts in Elyu can achieve Marand Resort & Spa’s delicate balance of privacy and easy access to all the action in the area.

It’s located off MacArthur highway, just a twenty- to forty-minute drive from popular tourist destinations like the Great Northwest Philippines Travel Stop and Viewing Deck, the Ma-Cho Taoist Temple, Urbiztondo Beach, and Tangadan Falls! Marand offers free visitor parking, and even car rental for guests who want to go on day trips.

Photos courtesy of @machotemple and @chasingwaterfallsph on Facebook

On off days, you could also opt to stay in and enjoy all the Marand has to offer. Guests can play within the resort’s spacious waterpark, shoot darts or play pool in the gaming area, or relax at the indoor spa and sauna!

Plus they have free Wi-Fi. ‘Nuff said.

 Dive and island-hop at Anilao Beach Buzz & Dive Resort

— Mabini, Batangas

Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom (4 Bunk Beds): P4,000 / night

Photos courtesy of Booking.com

Apart from being a clean and comfortable beachside resort, Anilao is popular with guests for its picturesque offshore dive sites and beginner-friendly scuba and dive lessons, complete with certification.

Pack your waterproof camera for a IG-ready underwater shots like these!

Photos courtesy of @anilaobeachbuzzanddiveresort on Facebook

If you have the time, head over to the nearby Anilao Port and take a boat to Tingloy Island(around P80/pax) for a full day of exploring hidden beach coves or hiking to Mag-Aswang Bato peak!

 Go “glamping” at Plantacion Isabelle

— Mahabang Ludlod, Taal

Native Glamping Bahay Bahayan (1 Queen Bed): P1,612/night

Photos courtesy of Booking.com

If you’ve ever been curious about “glamping”, that odd vacay trend that combines “glamour” and good old-fashioned “camping”, here’s your chance!

Plantacion Isabelle is a farm stay site housed within private gardens. Fully-furnished wooden huts (the main staple of any “glamping” site), small air-conditioned cabins, and assorted open-air lounge areas lend it a rustic charm and relaxing ambience that guests can’t help but return to.

Photos courtesy of Booking.com

It’s also just seven minutes away from the historic town of Taal, the balisong and barong tagalog capital of the Philippines. There’s a lot of old, Spanish-era architecture you can explore, but don’t miss out on seeing the “healing waters” of the Well of Sta. Lucia and the old Taal Church Ruins, the remnants of the original Church of St. Martin de Tours that survived the devastating Taal Volcano eruption of 1754.

Photos courtesy of Taal.ph

It gets even better: you can get a one-time 10% cashback on accommodations at these  top-notch locations when you book on booking.com/PayMaya and pay with Maya until this Friday, November 30, 2018!

Learn more about the promo at pymy.co/bookingcashback!

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