Perfect Family Getaway: 5 Budget-Friendly Destinations this Holiday

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        Hey! Hey! Hey! Christmas is just around the corner and holiday season is fast approaching. This is a great time to get a vacation and spend more time with family. You’ve always wanted to reward your family with a vacation and now here you are. You want to make sure you’re spending your money on the right things but you don’t know exactly where to spend a vacation with less travel time. This post will help you make the most of your budget for family Christmas vacation this year. Reserve a room and book now for discounted rates.  Here are some of the’s awesome resorts and hotels near Manila.

1. Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort in Cavinti, Laguna

The scenic view of hanging bridge and the in-water obstacle course

is one of the great places for your family outings. The resort has a floating boat house which is ideal for family vacations. It has affordable room accommodations without sacrificing your comfort and convenience. A unique experience and adventure is waiting for the whole family so reserve a room now.

008771-high-resolution-dark-blue-denim-jeans-icon-arrows-hand-clear-pointer-right Hit the road: Take a Green Star  or DLTB bus bound to Sta. Cruz, Laguna  and get off at the Pagsawitan, Pagsanjan terminal. Take a tricycle or jeep ride going to the Sta. Cruz terminal. The jeepney will pass thru Pagsanjan climbing the mountain road to Caliraya where you can find the Caliraya Lake with different resorts along with it. It will take 3 hours trip from Manila.

2.   Royal Taal Inn  in Tagaytay

Mhe! at the Picnic Grove

      It offers an affordable rooms for perfect family getaway. The rooms are equipped with amenities for comfort and relaxation. It has the perfect laid back ambiance of nature where you can enjoy the view of the Taal Volcano and the lake. It is also a convenient location to the restaurants and the  famous tourist spots in Tagaytay such as the People’s Park in the Sky and Tagaytay Picnic Grove. If you are a nature lover, you will surely love to book now.

008771-high-resolution-dark-blue-denim-jeans-icon-arrows-hand-clear-pointer-right Hit the road: Take a bus from the South West Integrated Terminal going to Tagaytay. Drop off to Olivares terminal and take a jeep or taxi going to the hotel.

3. Pundaquit Sun and Surf Resort in Zambales

Strike a pose at Anawangin Cove

        It is a rustic beachfront located at the jump-off point to the famous Anawangin cove and Nagsasa cove. If your family likes staying in a traditional nipa hut, this is the perfect place for your family escapade. Oh! if you prefer staying in an air conditioned room, the resort also has modern type rooms for affordable prices. The family can enjoy the rest of their time for island hopping, snorkeling, surfing, playing volleyball and other outdoor activities. For best beach bum experience on a budget, then reserve and book now.

008771-high-resolution-dark-blue-denim-jeans-icon-arrows-hand-clear-pointer-right Hit the road: From Cubao Terminal take a Victory Liner Bus bound to Iba San Antonio, Zambales which costs P375/person one way from 6:30AM to 9:30AM and 3:30PM to 5:30PM. Get off at San Antonio proper in front of the Municipal Hall. Take a tricycle going to Pundaquit, turn right just before the barangay arch across the waiting shed. Travel up to the end of the road. The Sun and Surf is on the left of the beach front.

4. Bloomfield Hotel in Baguio City

Nature’s beauty at Botanical Garden 

        It is accessible to almost main establishments and several attractions. Just right outside the hotel, you can walk on your way to SM Baguio, Session Road and Burnham Park. The hotel offers a cozy, comfortable and spacious rooms equipped with the most modern amenities and  delicious complimentary breakfast for the whole family. It is a good value for money. You will surely love to stay in the city of pines for a hassle-free family vacation. If you enjoy the cool breeze, love the nature’s beauty and dine on a sumptuous meal, just reserve a room and book now.

008771-high-resolution-dark-blue-denim-jeans-icon-arrows-hand-clear-pointer-right Hit the road: From Cubao / Pasay Terminal take a Victory Liner Bus with a direct route to Baguio City. It takes 6 hours travel time . The fare is only P455/person one way. Then, take a taxi for about 3 minutes going to the hotel.

5. Bakasyunan Resort and Conference Center in Tanay, Rizal

I love to swim with the breathtaking view at Bakasyunan Resort

          It is one of the awesome destinations for people who loves adventure, fun and excitement. It offers relaxation and recreation perfect for family getaways with active lifestyle. The resort also provides cozy and comfortable rooms with affordable prices. Not only that! You will no longer want to end the vacation when you see the breathtaking view of the mountains. The resort is also a convenient location to the nature wonders of Tanay such as Daranak falls, Tinipak river, Mt. Daraitan and Calinawan Cave. What are you waiting for? Reserve and book now for best family adventure ever.

  008771-high-resolution-dark-blue-denim-jeans-icon-arrows-hand-clear-pointer-right Hit the road: For commuters coming from EDSA Crossing terminal across Starmall or Tikling – Ortigas Extension, you can ride a jeepney or UV express going to Tanay Public market. There you can take a tricycle going to the resort. The trip will take you 3 hours.

For commuters coming from Cubao terminal, you can take a Cogeo bound jeepneys.  In  Cogeo gate 2, take a jeepney going to Tanay Public market. Then  you can take a tricycle going to the resort.

The best adventure ever at Tinipak river

         There you have it guys!  Plan your family vacation as early as today so you can make the most of your time. Reserve your accommodation and book now for stress-free family getaways. For more hotels and resort accommodations book now at

“We should live every day like it is a holiday. When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is your family.”



  1. I always wanted to do something non-traditional and go on vacation during the holidays. Looks like great places to visit.


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