Budget travels for local destinations are all the hype these days, especially this summer season. Not only is it wise, it is absolutely practical as it saves you money for your next expense or travel. Besides, setting a budget can really steer you away from stressing on whether you have enough cash flow.
A travel budget plan usually starts with figuring out how much you would have to shell out daily – room rates, meal costs, activity fees, transportation, and more. Read on and start planning your budget-friendly summer getaway!
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Tagged as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, Baguio is still one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Philippines. Baguio offer travellers a chilly climate, famous scenic views, delicious ube and strawberry jams, strawberry taho, and many more. Since it is easy to go to, a lot of people usually go to Baguio to escape the summer heat.
Budget estimate for a trip to Baguio may cost Php 2,500.00 per person for at least 3 days.
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Tagaytay is another popular and also one of the nearest destinations from Manila. Approximately just a 2 hour drive away, it is dubbed as the Second Summer Capital of the Philippines due to its cool climate. Tagaytay boasts several fun activities and attractions that you may enjoy with your family and friends.
A trip to Tagaytay is really not that expensive at all. More so when with friends. You may go there with a budget of only Php1,000.00 per person.
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San Antonio, Zambales
A quick beach getaway, Zambales is home to beautiful coves and islands that would make you feel one with nature. Visit and head onto Anawangin Cove, Talisayin Cove, Capones Island, and more!
Day tour and overnight fees on all coves are pretty much the same rates unless renting a cottage. You may prepare an amount of Php 3,500.00 per person or more depending on the coves you’ll be touring.
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San Juan, La Union
San Juan is one of the Philippines’ surfing hub. Filled with numerous water activities like surfing, paddle boarding, and more – San Juan is surrounded by affordable hotels and hostels. For as low as Php 3,000.00 per person, you may already stay at San Juan for 3 days and 2 nights! How great is that?
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Have fun while learning more about the Philippines by going to the island fortress of Corregidor Island. Looking pass through its historical background, there are actually several enjoyable activities that you may want to try such as hiking, kayaking, sunrise/sunset viewing, camping, ziplining, and more.
There are handful agencies that offer a tour in Corregidor so you won’t have any difficulties in finding one that can fit your budget. Most people actually avail a day tour of the island which is cheaper than staying overnight. Day tours can cost you up to Php 2,800.00 depending if it’s a weekday or weekend.
The Philippines is such a majestic and breathtaking country. There are so many places to visit and explore. Take your time in enjoying every view and learn an integral history of the country. Also, it is important that you set aside emergency money and avail a travel insurance.
A common misconception people have is that travel insurance is only applicable for long haul and international flights. The truth is, accidents may happen when we least expect it. The best contingency plan we can take is to have a travel health insurance in the Philippines. Malayan Insurance, the leading non-life insurance company in the Philippines offers a comprehensive local travel insurance in the Philippines.
It is better safe than sorry! Purchasing a travel insurance before you embark to a new adventure is what responsible travellers do so you can reach these beautiful and scenic destinations free from worries.
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