Where to Go for a Day Trip from Manila

Pico de Loro

Image via Flickr – CC BY 2.0Jose Nicdao

Only a couple of hours away from Manila, Pico de Loro is a happy paradise in the southern part of Luzon that covers 40 hectares. It’s the ideal place to be if you’re looking for a spot to relax and enjoy the Philippines sun. If you need a break from the big city, just head here and freshen yourself in  swimming pool, play at a bowling alley or show your skills at the pool tables!

Website: https://www.picodeloroclub.com/

Location: Mounts Palay, Palay Mataas Gulod Protected Landscape, Luzon

Hidden Valley Springs Resort

Image via Flickr – CC BY 2.0Sarah

Considered by many one of the best places to relax in the whole Philippines, Hidden Valley Springs Resort emphasizes on “nature” with its 6 natural springs and waterfalls surrounded by lush vegetation. Approximately 153 species of plants coexist here, including towering Amlang trees reported to be more than 300 years old!

Website: https://hiddenvalleysprings.com.ph/

Location: Calauan, Laguna, Filipinas

Enchanted Kingdom

Image via Flickr – CC BY 2.0Jundy Tiu

Located in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Enchanted Kingdom has a land area of 25 hectares. This theme park was founded by Mario and Cynthia Mamon, two amusement parks enthusiasts who got inspired by similar places like Boom at Boom, Big Bang sa Alabang, and Fiesta Carnival to open their own. And boy, did they make it right. If you have the chance, join them on the fun!

Website: https://www.enchantedkingdom.ph/

Location: San Lorenzo South, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Villa Escudero

About 2 hours away from Manila you’ll arrive Villa Escudero, an historic village covering approximately 800 hectares. Originally a plantation, it became a resort in 1981, and since then has developed a worldwide reputation as a key place to experience Philippine culture and history in a beautiful rural setting.

Website: http://villaescudero.com/

Location: San Pablo City in Laguna and the towns of Tiaong and Dolores in Quezon Province

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