June 07, 2022

Best Year-End Vacations in and near Manila

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  • With the year-end quickly approaching, many Filipinos are eagerly counting down the days for the much-anticipated getaways they’ve had planned for months. But for the less-organized folk (and that’s most of us), it’s a last minute dash to book an accommodation.

    Whilst last-minute foreign travel can be complicated to book towards the end of the year, it’s a great opportunity to explore your own country. agoda’s recent Travel and Tech Study found 86 percent of Filipinos are keen on domestic travel.

    agoda’s Global Director for Brand and Communication, Andrew Edwards, comments: “A vacation in your own city is a great opportunity to discover what foreign tourists love about where you live—but without the jet lag, language difficulties and general disorientation.”

    agoda booking data shows seven out of the ten most popular year-end destinations for Filipino travelers in 2016 were within their home country. So here are some of Manila and its surrounds’ most inspiring vacation properties to help re-discover your own backyard.

    The luxury shopping getaway at Conrad

    Check in to Conrad Manila and step out to the SM Mall of Asia, conveniently located right next to the hotel, giving locals the perfect chance to shop ’til they drop, all weekend long. After a full day of shopping, why not unwind at the luxurious spa or in the pool overlooking Manila Bay?

    The ultimate couples retreat at Camp Netanya

    Only a three-hour drive from the capital, Camp Netanya Resort and Spa offers the perfect city escape that will have you feeling like you’re in the Mediterranean. Check in to Camp Netanya, and step out to beautiful water views mixed with the chance to enjoy watersports, snorkeling, and a spa; perfectly designed for a mix of adventure and relaxation.


    One for the kids at the Sofitel

    Check in to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, nestled in an expansive tropical setting, and step out to Star City Theme Park and Zoological Gardens—perfect for a family vacation close to home. Relax after a long day of activities by enjoying the captivating sunsets and sparkling waters of Manila Bay.

    Immerse yourself in culture at Las Casas

    Situated in the historic Spanish village of Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Hotel is perfect for any history buff. Each room is decorated in a mixture of colonial Filipino-Spanish style. Check in to any of the 17 guestrooms and step out (and back in time) to the nearby famous heritage houses, making it the ideal cultural getaway only a few hours out of Manila.

    To book these destinations through Agoda, visit their website at www.agoda.com.

    This is a press release from Agoda. Minor edits were made by Philippine Primer editors.

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