Budget Travel Spots In Metro Manila

Manila Ocean Park photo via Facebook

Metro Manila Travel Spots You Shouldn’t Miss If You’re On A Budget

If you want to travel but the budget is tight, why not stroll around the Metro? For one, you don’t have to spend so much and travel time will be shorter. Check out these travel spots in Metro Manila that’s perfect for your budget.

La Mesa Ecopark via Facebook
La Mesa Ecopark via Facebook – Budget Travel Spots in Metro Manila

La Mesa Ecopark

La Mesa Ecopark, located in Quezon City is a sanctuary that was developed around the La Mesa Watershed. The park has many attractions which will give enjoyment to you, your family and friends or whoever you came with. There’s a picnic area with huge trees around it. Also, there is a public pool that uses salt granules instead of chlorine which gives a close-to sea ambiance and a less toxic filtering process.

The boating lagoon is a must try for everyone. There is, of course, the Mountain Bike trail which will lead you to a man-made forest. Another must see here is the Butterfly trail and Hatchery and don’t forget to check out the Flower Terraces. For the adventurous at heart, you can try their Zipline or go Bungee Jumping.


Through the years, Intramuros has remained one of the most visited destinations in Metro Manila. Intramuros has a lot of history to tell aside from being very affordable. There 3 favorite spots in Intramuros namely Fort Santiago, San Agustin Church and Manila Cathedral.

Calesa Ride in Intramuros Manila
Calesa Ride in Intramuros Manila

Fort Santiago is well known as the place where Jose Rizal was imprisoned but aside from this, it also offers many nice spots which any traveler will definitely enjoy. San Agustin Church is the oldest church in the country and a survivor of World War II. Going inside the church, you will be amazed at the stunning beauty and elegance of this church. A truly must see in Intramuros.

Manila Cathedral, another famous church in Manila and one of the oldest too is another favorite among tourists. It is also known as a church that has gone several renovations. Going inside the church, you will feel solemnity and peace within yourself.

Upside Down Museum

Have you ever been interested to see the world upside down? Well, there’s one place that’s perfect for you then, the Upside Down Museum. You will see everything here at a different view and you will truly be amazed. Bet the kids will be in awe once they enter this one of a kind museum.

Upside Down Museum photo via Facebook
Upside Down Museum photo via Facebook

It is located at the CCP Complex and happens to be the largest of its kind in Asia, having about 1,700 sq. meters. The visitors find themselves needing energy when taking pictures because there are activities that have to go with it. If you wish to have your photo taken on a more professional manner, there are photographers inside whose services the visitors can hire for a fee of course.

Some features here are; leaning house which seems to be falling on one side, a levitation room that appears they are floating. There are other amazing feature here that you really have to find out for yourself and experience.

Address: Boom Na Boom Grounds, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 834 8997

Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park is the place to go if you love sea creatures. There are around 14,000 of them here; 277 species from Southeast Asia. It is divided into 7 sections and carries about three thousand cubic meters of seawater. The curved 220° walkway tunnel is the main attraction here. This is where you will be lead after the fifty five-meter walkway. The water comes from Manila Bay, filtered to suit marine life. This is also the first penguin facility in the Philippines, with a successful breeding program.

Manila Ocean Park photo via Facebook
Manila Ocean Park photo via Facebook

They also teach visitors how to swim while wearing a mermaid costume. There are Bird and Sea Lion Shows too. This one’s truly a wonderful destination experience.

Ayala Triangle Gardens

Located in Makati CBD and famous for the Lights display during the Christmas season, Ayala Triangle Gardens is another must see if you’re touring around the Metro.

Christmas Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens
Christmas Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens

The luxuriant garden can offer a sanctuary for the busy people of Makati. It’s like communing with nature in the heart of the city. It’s the perfect spot to go if you want to relieve yourself from the stress of daily work. This place is also ideal for health buffs; jogging and brisk walking. Wi-Fi hotspots are also available here and not to mention the many restaurants around it. You have a variety to choose from.

Kidzania Manila

KidZania is an indoor entertainment for the family in BGC, Taguig. KidZania is a franchise from the Mexican family entertainment centers. Opened to the public August 7, 2015, KidZania Manila is the twentieth in the world and eleventh in Asia.

Flights to Kidzania Manila
Flights to Kidzania Manila

They allow kids aged four to seventeen to work and earn money. The kids can choose from Bank, Bakeshop, Aviation Academy, Acting Academy, Arts and Crafts Workshop, Art and Design Academy and a whole lot more that the kids will surely enjoy.

RAVE Pasig Rainforest

One place that you shouldn’t miss is the RAVE Pasig Rainforest. It’s a place that everyone will absolutely enjoy because it offers a lot of attractions for your family and friends. It is located in the heart of Pasig City.

RAVE Pasig Rainforest
RAVE Pasig Rainforest

The attractions here include; Butterfly Pavillion, Pasig Zoo, aMaze Garden, Boating Lagoon, Adventure Park and Flower Park. It also has a Botanical Garden, Picnic Grove, Botanical Area, RAVE Amphitheater, Promenade Area, Camping Area, Picnic Center, Kiddie Playland and Mini Train Station. Wow! What more can you ask for?

Address: Francisco Legaspi, Pasig, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 8AM–12AM
Telephone: (02) 642 5280

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