On the look-out for a nice nature staycation near Manila?ย This post is a compilation of hidden staycation places where you could have a healthy, safe, and enjoyable time-off. These places are tucked-away from the city stress, yet, not too far in distance. Whether it’s for solo, couple, or family trip, there’s surely a well-suited option for you.

In times of pandemic like we’re at, we are expected to refrain from traveling as much as possible. But it’s also less than ideal to completely set aside our need to keep our sanity.

So if you feel like the best time has come for you to pack your bags and go, you can head on to one of the awesome places featured on this list!

 

Villa Marciana Farm, Laguna

Farm staycation at Villa Marciana. ๐Ÿ“ท Agoda

Farm villas wrapped by tropical trees in a hidden rural setting, that’s ideally how every nature escape should look like. This farm is where you could easily experience an intimate staycation or special celebration with your loved ones.

Villa Marciana is a 2-acre farm with private pools, pavilion, nipa huts, and villas where guests are accommodated. They have a kitchen where you could cook hearty meals for the family. You could also enjoy their jacuzzi, free videoke, recreational facilities like badminton, volleyball, and table tennis.

Villa Marciana is situated right at the foot of Mt. Makiling which is why even their water supply is naturally warm. There’s also a nearby batis with natural hot spring water where you could bathe or have some picnic.

Location: Brgy. Tranca, Bay, Laguna (14.129524824673618, 121.26705642699115)
Traveler type:
Family / Big group
Rates:
Starts at โ‚ฑ11,056/night
Where to book: VILLA MARCIANA

 

La Finca Village, Batangas

Farm staycation at La Finca Village. ๐Ÿ“ท Agoda

La Finca Village is a private paradise with vacation villas each having their own private pool. Spanish for “The Farm”, La Finca is a quiet hideaway where you could relax and have fun with friends and family, or celebrate anniversary with your other half.

They have studio-type villas perfect for couples, and 2-bedroom villas for bigger groups. Each villa has ensuite bathroom, kitchen, and private lounge area. They have 10 villas in total to cater to guests looking for a nature staycation near Manila.

Location: Lipa, Batangas (13.975018153951916, 121.19305619368899)
Traveler type: Couple / Family
Rates: Starts at โ‚ฑ5,307/night
Where to book: LA FINCA VILLAGE

 

Madeline’s Ville, Cavite

Tiny house staycation at Madeline’s Ville

Tiny houses surrounded by lush greens in a secluded area, Madeline’s Ville is perfect for those wanting to have a quiet and socially-distanced nature trip in a cute tiny home. The place has a rustic countryside charm and each house has a modern playful industrial interiors that are personally handcrafted by the owners.

The houses might be tiny but with full amenities. They have 3 stand-alone tiny houses each having own bathroom, kitchenette, dining nook, and 32″ TV. Each house is ideal for couples but can accommodate up to 4 guests. The design and arrangements are the same for all the units and they only differ in color palette.

There’s also a swimming pool, dangle zone, and an outdoor kitchen and dining available for guests. Madeline’s Ville is just a short drive to The Gingerbread House, Reptiland, Sonia’s Garden, and other attractions, but still amazingly offers the privacy and peace that you need.

You may read our experience at Madeline’s Ville here.

Location: Alfonso, Cavite (14.272197201189307, 120.87163200490309)
Traveler type: Solo / Couple / Family
Rates: Starts at โ‚ฑ2,856/night
Where to book: MADELINE’S VILLE

 

Casita Ysabel, Batangas

Sea-side staycation at Casita Ysabel. ๐Ÿ“ท Agoda

Situated right by the sea, Casita Ysabel offers quality accommodation ideal for nature lovers, peace seekers, and even honeymooners. It’s also a perfect spot for divers and snorkelers as it is located in Mabini which is a well-known center of marine diversity.

Casita is a Spanish word for “small house”, so expect vintage and native style small houses overlooking the sea. They offer comfortable accommodations for solo travelers, couples, and families. And each stay comes with free breakfast.

Most of their units have ocean views, and some with garden views. So you may select an accommodation according to your preference.

Location: San Teodoro, Mabini, Batangas (13.705372362775092, 120.87823376688155)
Traveler type: Solo / Couple / Family
Rates:
Starts at โ‚ฑ3,523/night
Where to book: CASITA YSABEL

 

The Lake House, Laguna

Hillside staycation at The Lake House. ๐Ÿ“ท Airbnb

A private vacation home surrounded by forests, The Lake House is ideal for families who need a quiet and relaxing nature trip together. It is a solar-powered hillside cabin that can accommodate up to 10 guests. Situated 300 meters above sea level and surrounded by tall trees around Caliraya Watershed, temperature is normally 4-5 degrees cooler than Manila.

There’s a lakeside lounge overlooking Caliraya Lake with view of Mt. Banahaw in the distance. The house is equipped with kitchen, dining, lounge, and pool areas. Included in the house rental are the use of kayaks, SUPs, fishing rods, and life vests. They also serve free breakfast meals for 10 guests, which means waking up with no instant task in mind to cook!

Location: Cavinti, Laguna (14.287183818226465, 121.52036449669275)
Traveler type: Family / Big group
Rates: Starts at โ‚ฑ34,235/night
Where to book: THE LAKE HOUSEย  ย  ย  ย 

 

Nurture Wellness Village, Tagaytay

Garden staycation at Nurture Wellness Village. ๐Ÿ“ทย Agoda

Nurture Wellness Village is a location mainly for pampering and supreme relaxation. As its name suggests, its aim is to nurture its guests’ overall wellness. It is conveniently located in the city proper, yet, offers accommodations with garden and forest views โ€” making you feel like you’re not in the city at all.

They even have a Farmhouse, Ifugao Suite, Glamping Suite, etc. Facilities include swimming pool, spa, and restaurant. And they also serve free breakfast to all guests. Truly one of the best staycation near Manila that you can easily find!

Location: Brgy. Maitim II West Luzon, Tagaytay (14.125191192532412, 120.94176705251088)
Traveler type:
Couple / Family
Rates:
Starts at โ‚ฑ5,490/night
Where to book: NURTURE WELLNESS VILLAGE – Agoda / Klook
Spa Experience: Klook

 

The Lake Farm, Pampanga

Lakeside farm staycation at The Lake Farm

Private poolside vacation villas by the lake, this staycation near Manila will make you want to stay forever! The Lake Farm has 2 villas available for guests, one good for 2-6 persons, and the other one can accommodate up to 16 guests. Their villas are perfect for families, may it be small or big, and for couples as well. Each villa has ensuite bathroom, kitchen, dining. and lounging area.

Aside from being hugged by nature, the villas’ aesthetics are definitely insta-worthy too. Expect a Bali/Moroccan vibes that would have you keep snapping for good photos. They have pools fit for every age group: toddlers, pre-schoolers, teens, and adults. There are hammocks, barbecue grill, and play area as well.

You may read our experience at The Lake Farm here.

Location: Magliman, San Fernando, Pampanga (15.037197212903193, 120.6651043681728)
Traveler type:
Couple / Family / Big group
Rates:
Starts at โ‚ฑ8,102/night
Where to book: THE LAKE FARM

 


 

Now that travel restrictions are slowly easing and we’re allowed to travel to some parts of the country, it still doesn’t mean that the pandemic’s over. We still need to take precautions and be responsible travelers and citizens.

The places listed above are not to be frequented as in normal situations. These are not mainly for indulgence but rather for mental well-being. While it is important to help our tourism industry, we still need to limit our travel as a way of helping our medical workforce.

There are still ways to clear our mind at home like exercising, reading a book, watching movie, etc. And the best of all โ€” spending quality time with our Lord. โค๏ธ๏ธ

 


 

Did you find this list of staycation near Manila helpful? If you have other recommendations feel free to comment below!

 


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Dea Mariano

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Hi, Iโ€™m Dea! A traveler who loves good food and an electronics engineer based in the Philippines. Iโ€™m a huge lover of beaches and pink sunsets, and a worshiper of Godโ€”the source of my everything. I once wandered aimlessly in life, until Jesus found me! Now, I just wander around wonderful places while admiring His marvelous workmanship ๐Ÿ˜

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