Summer Holiday Ideas in the Philippines

Summer is fast approaching. Airline tickets are being sold every minute while trips are being booked by excited city dwellers who want to escape the hustle and bustle for a few days of unadulterated fun.

Summer holiday ideas in PH - Banol Beach photo via Two Seasons Resort
Banol Beach photo via Two Seasons Resort – Summer holiday ideas in PH

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Looking for a Place to Stay? Visit Agoda for a wide range of accommodation options with great hotel deals and best price guarantee.

What’s good about booking with them is the fact that all the offers on their website already include taxes. If there’s one thing though, their website takes a few moments to load but don’t let that inhibit you from checking them out; that’s only because their system is regularly updating for bigger deals which you’ll definitely like.

Since summer is anticipated by so many, here are 5 ways you can spend your summer in 5 different places in the Philippines and 5 must book accommodations where Nustay can give you up to xx discounts over other hotel booking sites or the hotel’s website.

Testing The Waters In Cebu

If it’s not for the lechon, it’s the beaches that the people go to in Cebu but apart from that, Cebu is a Visayas province rich in culture and heritage and the people are accommodating. Water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and shark diving where you can see White Tip Sharks and Thresher Sharks up close are common in this area. You can also try Free Diving in Freedrive HQ where you’ll learn and experience swimming without any oxygen equipment with the possibility of interacting with whale sharks, different kinds of fish and Manta rays.

Other must go to places are Scape Skydeck, Nalusuan Island Marine Sanctuary, Lantaw Native Restaurant (floating restaurant), Lapu-Lapu Statue in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City, Ibiza Beach Club which has both romantic vibe, Magellan Shrine where people believe is the same spot where he died in the Battle of Mactan, San Vicente Marine Sanctuary and Caohagan Island which are both perfect for nature lovers.

For the best experience, stay at a 4-star hotel like Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club by booking through Nustay where you can save up to 37% as compared to booking.com and the hotel’s website.

Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club
Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club

Accommodation: Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club (4-star hotel)

Address: Mactan Cebu, Dap Dap, Lapu Lapu, City Cebu
Room Type: Twin Room

Nustay price: Php3147.37 compared to Php5000 from booking.com and Php5000 from the hotel’s website. That is up to 37% discount!
Inclusion: Taxes and Fees

Frolic in the Sands of Boracay

There’s something about Boracay that even if it’s not a new beach to watch out for, people constantly go there and they get mesmerized over again. It may be the clear water, white sand or the nightlife but whatever it is people just keep coming back.  For beach babies, go to Boracay because there are lots of opportunities for water activities, partying, strolling around and even meeting new people. If you’d rather be quiet, you can go to Bulabog or Diniwid Beach, both of which are quieter than White Beach. You can join island hopping tours which cover most if not the whole island and even includes exploring caves and coves.

There are parasailing activities, mermaid swimming where you get to try mermaid costumes and swim at the beach, have your photos taken and just getting to be a mermaid for a while. There are also land activities in Boracay like ATV rides which start at Php500. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, try Zorbing where you’ll ride inside a transparent plastic ball while it’s moving and don’t ever leave Boracay without doing some shopping and filling your stomach properly because they’ve got some of the freshest seafood in Boracay.

Enjoy the weekend by the beach by checking in at Fridays Boracay through Nustay booking and save up to 34% compared to booking.com and the hotel’s website.

Fridays Boracay
Fridays Boracay

Accommodation: Fridays Boracay

Address: White Beach, Balabag, Malay, Aklan, 5608 Boracay, Philippines
Room Type: Deluxe Double Room

Nustay price: Php8,786.48 compared to Php9,223.77 from booking.com and 9,104.75 from the hotel’s website. That is a 34% discount
Inclusion: Taxes and Fees

Climb Baguio

If you like seeing mountain ranges, lush greeneries and going on long hour road trips, you need to go to Baguio this summer. After all, Baguio is still the country’s summer capital. Go to Mines View Park and try on different costume for a mere price, view the Cordillera Mountain Ranges, Visit and take photos with horses and St. Bernard dogs, go to Good Shepherd and buy ube jam, utter silent prayer in Baguio Cathedral, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at Arca’s Yard after a stroll, take lots of photos and do many walking tours so you can get to know Baguio like a local.

Aside from that, you can buy native handicrafts and take a turn at Session Road, See Art by visiting Ben Cab Museum and Stobosa Mural Arts where you can see houses painted with different colors looking like art and very Instagram-worthy in fact it’s considered a tourist place in Baguio. When in Baguio, don’t forget to buy pasalubongs and visit the Strawberry Fields. And lastly, for bookworms, buy an old bestseller at Bookends where there are piles and piles of books. It’s owned by a book lover herself.

Feel the cold Breeze of Baguio and enjoy strawberry taho while staying as a guest at Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Baguio. You’ll get up to 12% in discount when you book with Nustay than in booking.com and the hotel’s website.

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Baguio
Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Baguio

Accommodation: Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Baguio

Address: Upper Session Road, Baguio
Room Type: Queen Standard

Nustay price: Php3,069.76 compared to Php3,418.80 from other booking.com and Php3,500.00 from the hotel’s website. That is a 12% discount
Inclusion: Taxes and Fees

See Historical Landmarks in Lucena City

Lucena may not be as popular as other summer spots in the Philippines but if you’re looking to take photos of churches to add to your collection, you’ll find that there are quite a few you’d don’t want to miss. There is also a historical landmark in the province like the Quezon Convention Center and Camp Guillermo Nakar. If you’re looking for a place to be one with nature, you can enjoy the beauty of Botany and visit Botanical Garden, Perez Park, Orchids Country Park and Eco Park.

Do join the festivities during the yearly Pasayahan Festival if you happen to be there in May. The festival highlights are the colorful and unique costumes worn by performers and floats that are similar to the ones in Mardi Gras. The event is a weeklong celebration which ends in May 30.

Enjoy a picturesque ride to Lucena and enjoy up to 10% discount to when you stay at Queen Margarette Hotel and you booked through Nustay. The prices are lower compared to Agoda and the hotel’s website!

Queen Margarette Hotel
Queen Margarette Hotel

Accommodation: Queen Margarette Hotel

Address: Lucena, Domoit Diversion Road
Room Type: Suite Basic

Nustay price: Php4,031.81 compared to Php4,452 from Agoda and 4,318.00 from the hotel’s website. That is a 10% discount
Inclusion: Taxes and Fees

Ride The Sky Eye In Tagaytay

Haven’t got much time but you really need to go somewhere near? Tagaytay is just the place for you. It’s a cool place, relaxed atmosphere and plenty of food places to choose from. There’s a leisure park meant for everyone in the family. The Star of Sky Ranch is Sky Eye which lifts passengers up 63 meters above ground. They also have a zip line with a 300-meter long leap. For adults, you can go to Casino Filipino in front of Taal Vista Hotel where there are 346 gaming machines and 26 game tables.

If you’ve got kids on the trip, bring them to Paradizoo where they can see different kinds of animals as well as an orchidarium, meditation garden, and other natural wonders. The Glass Museum and Puzzle Mansion should also be on your list.

The kids will have a great time touring Tagaytay and after a long day, choose Summit Ridge Hotel and book through Nustay and you’ll get up to 37% in discounts compared to Agoda and the hotel’s websites.

Summit Ridge Hotel
Summit Ridge Hotel

Accommodation: Summit Ridge Hotel

Address: Tagaytay, Summit Ridge Hotel Complex
Room Type: Deluxe King Room

Nustay price: Php7870.47 compared to Php12,477 from Agoda and Php12,500.00 from the hotel’s website. That is a 37% discount
Inclusion: Taxes and Fees

*All Nustay accommodations include breakfast.

Disclosure: This informative post is in collaboration with Nustay who wants to give you better prices for your money. Out of Town Blog is part of the #NustayExplorers group of savvy travelers.

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