Affordable Weekend Getaway Ideas Near Manila [Date Ideas]

Looking for an affordable weekend getaway near Manila? Have fun and take a break from everyday life in the city by visiting any of these destinations. 

However, before you go on your little vacation, properly prepare for your getaway so you can make the most out of your weekend. Plan ahead, set your budget, have your car checked, and to prepare for the pictures you’ll be taking of your trip, get your teeth whitened! Teeth whitening is the ultimate way to achieve a perfect smile that’ll dazzle in photographs. Book an appointment at the top teeth whitening salon in the Philippines, The Smile Bar!


Only an hour and thirty minutes away from Manila is Rizal!

 In Antipolo, visit the picturesque Pinto Art Museum – your door to Philippine contemporary art. For only Php 250 per adult (or Php 200 for PWDs and senior citizens, Php 125 for students, and Php 0 for children under three years old), immerse yourself in the beauty of art. You can also stroll through the museum grounds, which are known as the Silangan Gardens. 

Aside from Antipolo, visit the Masungi Georeserve in Baras. The Masungi Georeserve is a conservation area located in the rainforests of Rizal. For only Php 1500, Go for a three-hour trek on their Discovery Trail, a guided tour of the conservation area that really allows you to explore the space. Another trail is also available, namely the Legacy Trail, where you can participate in restoration efforts. The Legacy Trail also costs Php 1500 per person. If hiking is not for you, the Masungi Georeserve also offers guests the option to have a relaxing garden picnic. 

Pinto Art Museum


Address: 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Road, Antipolo, Rizal

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Telephone: +63 2 697 1015



Masungi Georeserve


Address: Kilometer 47, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, or 1970, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 8 AM – 5 PM

Telephone: +63 908 888 7002 


Instagram: @ masungigeoreserve


Pampanga is the perfect affordable weekend getaway near Manila for foodies! It isn’t known as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines for nothing. Located only two hours away from Manila, Pampanga is famous for its sisig, morcon, buro or balo balo, bringhe, and bulanglang Kapampangan. For the brave, try other famous dishes like betute tagak or stuffed frog and adobong kamaru or mole cricket! Pampanga is also known for its delectable desserts, such as tibuk-tibuk, halo halo, and panecillos de San Nicolas.

The list of affordable restaurants to visit in Pampanga is stacked! Visit the household name Everybody’s Café, which has been serving authentic Kapampangan cuisine since its establishment in the 1960s. Another household name is the Original Razon’s! Aside from this, a great restaurant in Pampanga is Aling Lucing’s Sisig, the home of the first-ever sisig! If you want to get your hands on truly cheap eats, you can go to Angeles City’s most well-loved karinderia, Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy. Lastly, to cap off your food trip and to satisfy your sweet tooth, visit Susie’s Cuisine

Everybody’s Café

Address: 05-106 BPI Arcade, Nepomart, Angeles City, Pampanga or Mc Arthur Hiway, Del Pilar, City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 9 PM

Telephone: +63 92 284 67121 or +63 92 284 67121

Instagram: @ everybodyscafe


The Original Razon’s


From The Original Razon’s

Address: JASA Road, San Matias, Guagua, Pampanga

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM

Telephone: +63 2 8332 8097

Instagram: @ razonstheoriginal

Aling Lucing’s Sisig


From Aling Lucing Sisig Queen

Address: Glaciano Valdez Street, Angeles, Pampanga

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 12 AM

Telephone: +63 928 938 1503



Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy


From Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy

Address: 195 San Andres Stree,t 2009, Angeles City, Pampanga

Opening Hours: 9 AM – 8 PM

Telephone: +63 992 583 5825


Susie’s Cuisine


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From Susie’s Cuisine

Address: 36 Hilda Street, 2009, Angeles City, Pampanga

Opening Hours: 7 AM – 7 PM

Telephone: +63 45 436 5007



Batangas is the best affordable weekend getaway near Manila for swimming and soaking up some sun! Believe it or not, the beautiful beaches of Batangas are located only three hours away from the city. You can visit Laiya in San Juan, one of the most developed beaches in the province; Fortune Island in Nasugbu, which features impressive Greek-style columns; or take a short boat trip to Bituin Cove, a well-known camping site. Read here to learn more about the different Batangan beaches and their unique allure.

Instead of booking a hotel room, big groups can save on accommodation costs by renting an Airbnb! Below are stunning Airbnbs in Batangas that cost less than Php 2000 per person! Because of these options, Batangas is the perfect weekend getaway near Manila for the entire barkada or the entire family. 


Listing Name: Anilao Beach House

Listing Type: Entire home

Guests: 5

Bedrooms: 1

Beds: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Price: Php 5998 per night or Php 1199.6 per person

Note: Pet-friendly! 

Listing Name: Batalang Bato Beach Retreat.Private.Exclusive.

Listing Type: Entire home

Guests: 6-8

Bedrooms: 1

Beds: 6

Bathrooms: 1

Price: Php 8,500 per night or Php 1062.5 per person


Listing Type: Entire home

Guests: 12

Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 12

Bathrooms: 3

Price: Php 9900 per night or Php 825 per person

Listing Name: Own a little paradise for a day or two

Listing Type: Entire home

Guests: 15

Bedrooms: 3

Beds: 10

Bathrooms: 5
Price: Php 19,500 per night or Php 1300 per person

Listing Name: Blue Beach Home. A genuine beachfront house

Listing Type: Entire home

Guests: 16-20

Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 5

Bathrooms: 5

Price: Php 28286 per night or Php 1414.3 per person

Note: Pet-friendly!