Since traveling has become accessible nowadays, almost everyone can enjoy the luxury of going on short trips, meaning going on a vacation in nearby places, spending less of your time traveling to your destination and having more time for yourself and for whoever you are with.
Especially for couples nowadays, traveling together is a requirement because most people believe that it would make their relationship stronger and to relieve stress even just for a couple of days, especially for those who live in the city. But much like for most, searching for a good place somewhere near is not easy. For that matter, here are 10 romantic getaways near the metro.
No specific location, you ask? Because this province’s beauty is just effortless. Hence, citizens from Metro Manila always put Batangas at the top of their itineraries.
It’s just one of those locations where they have nearly almost every spot and activity that tourists would want to do. They have lots of good beaches if you and your significant other want to swim. They have mountains like Mt. Maculot in Cuenca if you’re both climbing junkies. Just a rich place of wonders that every couple can enjoy.
A good majority of people have labeled Tagaytay as the second summer capital of the country and for a good reason. The influx of tourists and the impact it’s had on our tourism industry has been significant.
Have a romantic dinner in Tagaytay Highlands and eat a good sum after going on a picnic at the Picnic Grove or enjoying yourselves at the Palace in the Sky and then rest on one of the hotels around the area while hugging to keep each other warm to cap off your day. Tagaytay is a perfect fit for the chill kind and foodie couples.
Villa Escudero, Tiaong, Quezon
For those sweethearts looking for relaxation with a cultural twist, Villa Escudero in Tiaong, Quezon is the place to visit. Tour the entire property in a day while learning about our culture in the past, riding rafts, and dining on native bamboo tables at the foot of a man-made waterfall called Waterfall Restaurant
Lucban Church, Lucban, Quezon
For couples who are interested in religious places, the Lucban Church in Lucban, Quezon is one of the must-visit churches near Metro Manila.
Aside from being a place for meditation, guests can also learn about historical values from the church because of the number of historical events it has stood witness for since it was built back in 1595.
You want near and pretty? Antipolo got you covered. Another popular high-altitude destination near Manila, Antipolo is perfect if you and your partner like to watch the sunrise or gaze the stars at night.
Daranak Falls, Tanay, Rizal
Starting to catch the attention of local and even foreign thrill-seekers is this humble gift of nature that is settled at the foot of the mountains of Tanay. Daranak is surrounded by picnic places, perfect for that date with nature.
Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar, Bataan
Las Casas Filipinas de Azucar is one of Bataan’s booming historical attractions. This gorgeous heritage offers tours around the most beautiful houses you will ever see in the country. You may also spend the night if you want to enjoy the ambiance longer.
Tagged as the “Culinary Capital of the Philippines”, Pampanga is a nest for all your delicious food cravings. Be sure to try out their famous sisig, after you have toured around town.
Only four hours away from Manila, Subic offers a ton of fun for their visitors. The famous Inflatable Island is another wonderful site for a date full of water and laughter.
Minalungao National Park, Nueva Ecija
A breath of fresh air and relaxation awaits you at the Minalungao National Park. Be awestruck as you marvel the untouched natural environment the entire park beholds for you and your date.
Angelo Castelda is a known feature writer and contributor for a news magazine in Asia. One of his most featured articles talks about the beauty of the Philippines. On his free days, he loves to travel around the country and wishes to explore all 7,641 islands on all 81 provinces.