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Top 10 Tourist Spot in the Philippines Near Manila

If you going on a vacation in the Philippines and will be staying in Manila, make sure to visit these tourist spots in the Philippines near the metro. All of the places featured in this article can be reached by car and is only some hours of travel away.


First in our list is Zambales that is favorited by many tourist and locals for its beaches and mountains. Its top tourist spots include Mount Pinatubo, Capones Island, Lake Pinatubo, Mount Tapulao and Baloy Beach.


Next on our list is the favorite vacation spot of every Filipino, especially during summer season, Benguet. It is known for its many strawberry plantations, pine trees and of course the cold weather. And since it is situated on higher grounds, you will be able to conquer new mountains in this province.


Another province in the north is Bataan that can also be reached by car or via a short ferry ride. Among its many tourist attraction are beaches, nature parks, museums, and of course Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. The best part about this province is you don’t really need a car to tour the city as you can get a tricycle ride via Grab app.

Also Read: Top 10 Tourist Spots in the Philippines: Places You Won’t Find Anywhere Else in the World

La Union

If you’re looking for another province with lots of beaches to visit, then La Union is a must visit for you. Some of its popular beaches include San Juan, Luna, Aringay, Caba and various falls. The province can be reached by car or by riding a bus.


If you like snorkeling and other water sports activities, then Batangas in the south is a province to visit. But of course, it also has its shares of mountains, historic places and beautiful churches from the Spanish times. Some of its most popular tourist attraction includes Pico de Loro, the forgotten theme park, Fantasy World, and


The most popular tourist spot in Pangasinan is its hundred islands. Yes, there are a hundred islands in the province of Pangasinan that is preserved by the government. The good thing is locals and tourist can visit some of it and that can be done by renting a boat from the port.


Next is Laguna which is located in the south. It features the biggest theme park in the Philippines, Enchanted Kingdom, many nature farms, eco-parks, and even falls including Pagsanjan Falls.


And then there is Tagaytay which is a city in the province of Cavite. It is also known for its cold weather but closer to Manila compared to Baguio. Some of its tourist spots that are loved by locals and tourists include Taal Volcano and lake, Sky Ranch, Puzzle Mansion, Picnic Grove, and many restaurants that features beautiful views of the city.

Bonifacio Global City

Bonifacio Global city is probably the poshest city in the Philippines. It features the most luxurious malls in the metro, a wide selection of restaurants and so much more. It is a must visit if you wish to experience the city life in the Philippines.

Entertainment City

Last but not the least is Aseana city which features some of the biggest casinos in the country. This includes Okada, City of Dreams, Solaire Resorts and Casino, and Westside City Resorts World. It’s like our version of Las Vegas but only much affordable.

Also Read: Zamboanga Pink Sand Beach: Complete Travel and Budget Guide

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