Best Road Trip Destinations Near Manila

19 August 2022
Best Road Trip Destinations Near Manila

The rising profile of tourism in the Philippines has encouraged more travel than ever before among our locals. We always make sure to save aside vacation time and long weekends so that we may travel, whether it's across the county or to a far-flung foreign location, and take in the sights and sounds.


With the COVID-19 vaccine kicking in with the majority of the population, we can again finally experience the excitement of hitting the road, meeting new people, and seeing undiscovered treasures after two years of being cooped up at home.


But if you're just starting out and aren't quite ready to commit to a long-distance journey, we have compiled a list of vacation or weekender spots within driving distance of Metro Manila.


Beach Resorts (Batangas)


Resorts are the first thing that spring to mind when you think about a road trip on Batangas beaches. Anilao, Nasugbu, and Laiya are among the most visited beaches in the Philippines, thus that makes sense.


Batangas is recognized for its popular tourist destinations, but the island also has several lesser-known beach resorts that are well worth a visit. Isla Verde (sometimes called Verde Island) is a remote destination boasting an abundance of sea creatures due to its proximity to a reef system that supports a wide variety of marine life. This is a fantastic island for anyone who like to scuba dive or go snorkeling.


Location: On a secluded island between the province of Batangas on Luzon and Puerto Galera in Mindoro.


Sepoc and Eagle Point Beach Resort (Batangas)


Interested in more than simply sun and going on a surf town? Don your diving gear and proceed to Sepoc Beach and the neighboring Eagle Point Resort in Anilao, Batangas. Banana boats and scuba diving are only two of the thrilling water sports that can be enjoyed in the beach's clear blue seas, and the resort offers a pool and a beautiful sunset view.


They are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm every day. You can enjoy their day tour for Php 999 but if you want to include a Sepoc Beach trip, it costs around Php 1, 800. Meanwhile, a day tour with an introductory dive package costs around Php 4, 360.

Location: Eagle Point Beach Resort, Brgy, Mabini, 4202 Batangas


Pinto Art Museum (Rizal)


The Pinto Art Museum is where you should go if you want to see some of the best modern and contemporary works in the world. The museum, which can be found in Antipolo, displays the works of both established and up-and-coming artists.


You may also take your date to the museum! You and your significant other may have a romantic day by lounging in the park's many gardens, eating at the café, and watching the sunset together. In addition, Antipolo is an excellent choice for a late-night road trips near Manila due to the abundance of scenic lookouts nearby, such as Cloud 9. You may immediately appreciate the scenery simply by driving along its national highway.

Location: 1 Sierra Madre St, Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal


Mount Purro Nature Reserve (Rizal)


If you want to spend your special day in nature, consider taking a long journey in the Mount Purro Nature Reserve to reach some of the area's spectacular waterfalls. The Nature Reserve is situated between the cities of San Mateo and Tanay, at the foot of the Sierra Madre Mountain range.


Support one another as you set out on a challenging trek that will put your limits to the test but will be rewarded when you reach the reserve's waterfall and can cool down in the water together.

Location: Purok 5, Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City


Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (Bataan)


Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a unique cultural hamlet full with historical sites and is well worth the drive from Manila if you're searching for a different sort of road trip. A number of heritage houses were moved and repaired so that visitors might experience the splendor of Old Manila.


There is beauty and fresh air around every corner, with all the historic buildings, sprawling greenery, and dazzling man-made water features. There are three different types of public transportation available to tourists who want to see the area: the Tramvia, which travels along cultural routes on cobblestone roads; the balsa, which offers a unique perspective of the area's casas by the water; or the most common public transportation of modern-day Philippines, which circles the resort.

Location: Brgy, Bagac, 2107 Bataan


Aquascape Lake Caliraya Resort Club Inc (Laguna)


Laguna, in the south of the Philippines, is the country's resort capital and a welcome escape from the clamor of Manila.


Aquascape Lake Caliraya, a lakeside resort near Cavinti, is one of the road trip destinations in the province. The seven rooms at this lakeside resort are decorated in traditional native style and are suitable for families or groups of friends. The resort's large floating bungalows are the resort's most distinctive feature. Aquascape Lake Caliraya is more than just a place to rest your head; it's also a hub for exciting watersports like kayaking, electric biking, electric boating, and jet skiing. You may also go in the lake for a swim, relax by the pool, or give your feet a bath in the doctor's fish spa.

Location: Barangay Kanluran, Cavinti, 4014 Laguna


Cagbalete Island (Quezon)


A mile-long sandbar develops on Cagbalete Island at low tide, often about midday. Because of its stunning beauty, this beachside road trip from Manila is among the greatest in the region. Tourists seeking a peaceful getaway will find it easy to relax on Cagbalete Island. You and your pals may hang out at the beach and play a few games of volleyball or Frisbee, or even try your hand at skim boarding.

Location: Mauban, Quezon


As you can see, a road trip near Manila may take you to more than just the typical summertime hotspots like Baguio, Tagaytay, and Subic. It's truly a heaven-sent that we live in a nation that offers so many breathtaking travel options. There is no shortage of amazing destinations for vacationers who want to see the make memories with their loved ones during a weekend getaway.


Visiting these places near Metro Manila is much easier if you have a house and lot from Lumina Homes that are located near these road trip destinations.


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·        Lumina Bauan – Brgy. As Is, Bauan, Batangas

·        Lumina Lipa – Brgy. Tangway, Lipa City, Batangas

·        Lumina Rosario – Brgy. Quilib, Rosario, Batangas

·        Lumina Sto. Tomas – Brgy. San Vicente, Sto. Tomas City, Batangas

·        Lumina Tanauan – Brgy. Hidalgo, Tanauan City, Batangas

·        Lumina Residences Batangas – Brgy. Santa Maria, Sto. Tomas, Batangas



·        Lumina Binangonan – Brgy. Bilibiran, Binangonan, Rizal

·        Lumina Pililla – Brgy. Quisao, Pililla, Rizal

·        Lumina Baras- Latigo Drive Brgy. Concepcion Baras, Rizal



·        Lumina Pilar – Brgy. Liyang, Pilar, Bataan

·        The Balanga Residences – Brgy. Cupang Proper, Balanga City, Bataan



·        Lumina Calauan – Brgy. Masiit, Calauan, Laguna



·        Lumina Sariaya – Brgy. Sampaloc Santo Cristo, Sariaya, Quezon

·        Lumina Quezon – Brgy. Isabang, Tayabas, Quezon


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