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Here Are Places Near Manila for Your Unstoppable Adventures

A breather is just a short ride away from the metro.

| February 12, 2018

Pinto Art Museum, Antipolo, Rizal

Travel Time: 30 min to 1 hour

Perhaps one of the most favorite couple destinations, Pinto Art Museum is definitely a shutterbug’s paradise.  Every corner is so picturesque, you’d want to take photos in every corner for your Instagram feed. But more than that, the place is screaming with hundreds of artworks displaying Philippine culture and heritage. Exploring the museum will make you appreciate our culture more. Standing beside it is the Rizal Café, where you can have a bowl of pasta after a day’s worth of appreciating art. The best part? It’s only an hour away from the metro!


Lake Pandin, San Pablo, Laguna

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Travel Time: 3-3.5 hours

San Pablo City is known for its captivating seven lakes, and if you are to pick one, Pandin is a great jump-off point. It’s one of those places where you can just chill on top of a balsa, with the option to swim at the steady blue waters. You can have a scrumptious lunch by the lake while riding in a bamboo raft. They serve some of your seafood favorites—grilled tilapia and ginataang hipon, plus sides like pako salad. If you have ample time, you can hike up to the nearby Yambo Lake.


Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe, Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Tagaytay City

Travel Time: 2-2.5 hours

There are times when you suddenly want to go on a roadtrip past midnight, and the next thing you know, you’re already in Tagaytay. It’s the place to be at this hour! Spend your night at the Dreamland Arts and Crafts Café—a chill and Instagram-worthy place where you can play board games, read books or simply have a cozy night with bae while indulging their homegrown comfort food. If you’re lucky, you can even chance upon live acoustic gigs.


San Rafael River Adventure, San Rafael, Bulacan

Travel time: 2-3 hours

When thinking of a place for weekend getaways, Bulacan is not really a top-of-the-mind choice… until we discovered this hidden gem in the quiet town of San Rafael. San Rafael River Adventure is a tranquil and picturesque resort that features unique and eco-friendly accommodations such as glass villa, glass cottage, and even glamping tents that are designed for couples up to big barkadas. Our favorite part? They’re all surrounded by nature! Their Tree House of Love is a must-book for lovebirds seeking for a private relaxing space. For adventure seekers, there are plenty of water activities to maximize your stay including ATV, paddle boarding, kayaking, wakeboarding and jet skiing.


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