A Local’s List of the Best Natural Hot Springs in the Philippines
The Philippines is full of natural hot springs that local and foreign travelers can enjoy. The country is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and has many volcanoes that heat groundwater. Some of the benefits of dipping in a natural hot spring is the physical and mental relaxation it can give. It also naturally relieves pain and helps with skin conditions like eczema. It is important that before you swim in a natural hot spring that you have washed yourself and drink water afterwards as it can lead to dehydration.
Palm Grove Hot Springs and Mountain Resort
Palm Grove Hot Springs and Mountain Resort has a series of swimming pools for adults and children. The water for the pool comes from the hot spring so the staff can’t control the temperature. From the resort, there is a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains. Resort amenities include a traditional bathhouse spa, Jacuzzi, family cottages, recreation center, function hall, on-site restaurant, coffee shops, and a souvenir shop.
Entrance Fee: Php90 for Adults, Php40 for Child
Location: Asin Road, Tuba, Benguet
Social Media: facebook.com/PalmGroveHSMR
Puning Hot Spring and Restaurant
The nearest volcano to Puning Hot Spring is Mt. Pinatubo.
This resort is located at the foot of Mt. Pinatubo so guests arrive with a 4×4. At Station 1, there are 13 hot springs in the property with a beautiful view of the landscape and Mt. Pinatubo that is sure to give any guest the relaxation they need. Station 2 is where the Sand Spa is located. Guests can relax in an outdoor sauna while being buried in real volcanic ashes. Therapists also apply a mud pack made of Pinatubo lahar. The whole ordeal starts from Php3,500 per person, including a guide, 4×4 rental, hot spring entrance, sand spa, mudpack, buffet lunch, foot massage, towel, shirt, and shorts rental.
Entrance Fee: Php3,500 per person (minimum of two)
Location: (Hot Spring) Barangay Inararo, Porac, Pampanga / (Office) Sitio Target, Barangay Sapang Bato, Angeles City
Contact: 096-724-0148 / 0919-686-2223
Social Media: facebook.com/PuningHotSpringAndRestaurant
Manleluag Hot Spring
The nearest volcano from Manleluag Hot Spring is Mt. Malabobo.
There are three swimming pools in the resort and the water comes from the spring water produced by Mt. Malabobo. Manleluag Hot Spring also has a mini forest within the property where the Philippine Frogmouth, Luzon Pygmy Fruit Bat, and Rufous Hornbill stay. Cottage rental starts from Php30.
Entrance Fee: Php50
Operating Hours: 8AM to 5PM, Daily
Location: Barangay Malabobo, Mangatarem Pangasinan
Hidden Valley Springs
The nearest volcano from Hidden Valley Springs is Mt. Makiling.
One of the famous hot springs in Laguna, Hidden Valley Springs boasts a waterfall, two kiddie pools, three Jacuzzis, three hot tubs, and six natural springs where guests can relax and enjoy the serenity offered by the lush environment. The private resort is the perfect getaway near Metro Manila for a day trip. Hidden Valley has an outdoor restaurant on-site that serves buffet meals.
Guests can book the Hidden Valley Springs Day Tour Package with the land transfer. The package starts from Php3,318 per person and the package includes welcome drinks, buffet lunch, afternoon snacks, access to all facilities, roundtrip service from Metro Manila to Hidden Valley Springs and back to Metro Manila, toll fee, and gas. Day Tour Package without land transfer is also available and it starts from Php2,250 per person. The package includes welcome drinks, buffet lunch, afternoon snacks, and access to all facilities.
Entrance Fee: Php2,250 per person
Operating Hours: 9AM to 9PM, Daily
Location: Barangay Perez, Calauan, Laguna
Contact: 0998-984-0000 / 0917-684-0000
Social Media: facebook.com/hiddenvalleytourpackages
Bato Springs Resort
The nearest volcano from Bato Springs Resort are Mt. Banahaw and Mt. Cristobal.
Bato Springs Resort is a favorite among Manila locals because it is conveniently two hours from Metro Manila. The resort is surrounded by lush greenery and has three natural swimming pools with a grotto hidden behind them. The pools are set against a man-made waterfall, the resort’s main attraction. Huts and cottages are available for guests who plan to stay overnight.
Entrance Fee: Php200
Operating Hours: 8AM to 4PM, Daily
Location: Barangay San Cristobal, San Pablo City, Laguna
La Vista Pansol Resort
The nearest volcano from La Vista Pansol Resort is Mt. Makiling.
La Vista Pansol Resort brought the first wave pool and five-level water slide to Laguna. This is the perfect vacation destination for families and friends looking for a place to have fun and relax. Leisure activities, like basketball, badminton, darts, soccer, table tennis, and obstacle course, are available as well as an animal park and 150-meter zipline.
Entrance Fee: Php250 Adult, Php150 Child (3ft-4ft), Kids below 3ft are free of charge
Operating Hours: 24/7
Location: Norville Subdivision, Barangay Pansol, Calamba, Laguna
Contact: (049) 834-1121 / (049) 545-1850
Social Media: facebook.com/lavistapansol8
88 Hotspring Resort
The nearest volcano from 88 Hotspring Resort is Mt. Makiling.
This resort has 11 outdoor pools filled with naturally heated spring water and a massage parlor with Korean-trained therapists, making it a great getaway destination for relaxing. 88 Hotspring Resort was also hailed as the “Best Resort in Laguna” for the years 2007, 2016, and 2017. Day tour fees are Php1,350 per adult and Php1,000 per child (3-12 years old) including locker use, open cottages, access to all pools, and consumable food and drinks. Room accommodations are available starting from Php1,550 per adult and Php1,200 per child (3-12 years old). Check-in starts from 1PM and check-outs are until 11AM.
Entrance Fee: Php1,350 Adult, Php1,000 Child
Operating Hours: 8AM to 9PM, Daily
Location: #9061 National Highway, Bagong Kalsada, Calamba City, Laguna
Contact: 0917-839-8508 / 0917-775-8282 / 0917-874-7888 / (049) 536-1388
Social Media: facebook.com/88HotSpringOfficial
Mainit Hot Spring
The nearest volcano to Mainit Hot Spring is Mr. Banahaw.
Aptly named Mainit Hot Spring, the resort features therapeutic hot springs that is perfect for guests or tourists looking for a place to soak and relax. The word “mainit” means “hot” in Tagalog. There are five swimming pools and some of Mainit Hot Spring’s pool has a sunroof so guests can stay there all day.
Grilling stations and cottage rentals are available on site.
Entrance Fee: Php150 Adult and Child
Operating Hours: 7AM to 4PM, Daily
Location: Barangay Silangang Palale, Tayabas, Quezon
Social Media: facebook.com/MainitHotSprings
The nearest volcano from Aramaro Resort is Mt. Bulusan
Aramaro Resort is formerly known as Mateo Hot and Cold Spring Resort. There are three functional pools in the resort that include a kiddie-sized pool for children and a Jacuzzi. This the go to place of those who just climbed Mt. Bulusan to refresh and relax. Guests can bring their own food while grilling stations are available for the guests to use. Cottage rental starts from Php200 and Cabana rental is Php700.
Entrance Fee: Day swim – Php40 Adult and children above 4ft, Php20 Child below 4ft; Night swim – Php45 Adult and children above 4ft, Php20 Child below 4ft
Operating Hours: Admissions – 6AM to 10PM, Daily; Swimming – 6AM to 11PM, Monday to Thursday / 6AM to 12MN, Friday to Sunday
Location: Monbon, Irosin, Sorsogon, Philippines
Red Rock Hot Spring
The nearest volcano from Red Rock Hot Spring is Mr. Talinis.
Red Rock Hot Spring started as a private sanctuary owned by a local family in Valencia then built a pool around the stream to accommodate more family members. They eventually opened the hot spring to the public and expanded it into a resort. Red Rock Hot Spring are on a first-come-first-served basis and does not need a reservation. Cottage rental starts from Php400 to Php700 and table rental starts from Php100 to Php200. Guests can bring their own food and drinks but the RRHS do sell meals on the property.
The following are the rules and etiquette in the Red Rock Hot Spring:
- Shower at our designated changing rooms before dipping and swimming in the pool, and ensure that you are clean and have urinated.
- Avoid wearing any light-colored swimwear, as the water may cause permanent staining. Instead, use dark non-bleeding clothes.
- Persons with contagious illnesses and skin conditions that can be transmitted via water are prohibited from swimming together with other guests. Please ask the manager for your options.
- We have no lifeguards. Dip and swim carefully, as the pools have varying depths, depending on the area. Children and teens who do not know how to swim should be under adult supervision.
- Strictly no diving into the pool.
- No dangerous horseplay (running around, pushing each other into the pool, etc.).
- No playing of loud music or making unnecessary noise. This is a place for everyone’s relaxation.
- No smoking or vaping in the pool or anywhere in the resort. Designated smoking areas are outside.
- No spitting (including intake of pool water and subsequently spouting it) or excreting inside the pool. Should any of these happen, you are required to pay the rest of the day’s average earnings because we will have to drain the pool, which demands considerable time to clean and be filled.
- Food and drinks are not allowed in the pool area. If you break any glass or drop any food into the pool, you are required to pay the rest of the day’s average earning, as we will have to drain everything. This is at the discretion of the manager.
- Cleanliness must be observed at all times. We have designated trash bins all over the resort.
- We are not responsible for the loss of or damage to any personal items. If we find something, we will post the found items (excluding intimate wear) on our lost-and-found section at facebook.com/redrockhotspring.
Entrance Fee: Php100 Adult, Php50 Child (10 years old and below), 20% discount applies to senior citizens and PWDs upon presenting their valid senior citizen and PWD identification cards, respectively.
Operating Hours: 7AM to 7PM
Location: Barangay Caidiocan, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Social Media: facebook.com/redrockhotspring
Esoy Hot Spring
The nearest volcano to Esoy Hot Spring is Mt. Tabayag.
Esoy Hot Spring has a strict “No Booking, No Entry” policy. Guests can book by phone at 0921-813-3296, 0935-988-8306, 0923-553-7427, and 430-9520. The entrance fee includes a guide to the waterfall and caves and access to the hot spring. Food, however, is not included in the fee. Guests are guided across a bridge to get to Ka Tinggo Falls. A series of caves can be found on the underside of the canyon that paying guests can swim into. The temperature of the water varies according to the weather.
Entrance Fee: Php350 Adult, Php175 Child (10 years old and below)
Operating Hours: 8AM to 5PM, Daily
Location: Barangay Duyan, Catmon, Cebu
Contact: 0921-813-3296 / 0935-988-8306 / 0923-553-7427 / (032) 430-9520
Mainit Sulfuric Hot Spring
The nearest volcano and water source from the Mainit Sulfuric Hot Spring is Mt. Leonard Kniazeff.
The water cascades from the mineral-deposited part of the mountain which is why the water has a brown tinge of color. The water varies from shin to ankle-deep and the surface is covered with mineral deposits from the mountain. Trees surround the hot spring where guests can stay, otherwise, the small rock boulders will provide a great seat. The cottages are available for rent and are on a first-come-first-served basis so it is advised to arrive early. There is no fee when guests bring their own food and sari-sari stores are available within the area of the hot spring. Cottage rental starts from Php30. Guests can also get a message that starts from Php150.
Entrance Fee: Php10
Location: Barangay Mainit, Maco, Davao de Oro