5 Accommodations In Puerto Princesa, Palawan For Under Php 500.00 Per Night!

As a budget traveler, I am always looking for decent accommodation that will hit the sweet spot of my budget. So here are some budget accommodations that you might find helpful for your next Puerto Princesa, Palawan adventure.

  1. Airportside Inn

    Address: Rizal Avenue Exit, 1 Gacott Road, Brgy Bancao Bancao, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    Price Range: Php 350.00 to Php 1,045.00 per night

    Click here to book this accommodation!

    Airportside Inn Garden (C) Airport Side Inn

    Begin your Palawan sojourn by visiting the captivating city of Puerto Princesa. Near the airport are the comfortable accommodations and services of Airportside Inn.

    Airportside Inn  is a quaint and homey inn conveniently located along Rizal Avenue, just a few meters from the airport. It is accessible to all modes of regular public transport, and offers free shuttle services to and from the airport for its guests.

    Airportside Inn has all you need for a fun, exciting, and memorable stay in Palawan’s capital. It features free WiFi access and a garden. The hotel is also equipped with a generator, ensuring continuous supply of electricity even during power interruptions. Each of the 12 rooms in the inn all comes fully air conditioned and equipped with a TV. Toilet and bathrooms are also en suite, equipped with hot and cold shower, complimentary toiletries, and other bath amenities.

    Dubbed as “The City in a Forest,” Puerto Princesa boasts of well-preserved natural attractions that are a welcome treat to just about anyone. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River and National Park tops the list of attractions that you must visit while in the city, followed by an island hopping tour around the stunning Honda Bay. Take a tour of the city and visit various sites such as the Puerto Princesa Cathedral, Plaza Cuartel, Baker’s Hill, and the Iwahig Penal Colony. Capping the list of attractions to visit the city are the diverse dining options available throughout the city.

    Apart from the city’s interesting sights and sounds, Airportside Inn—with its convenient location and value-for-money accommodations— is yet another reason to fall in love with Puerto Princesa City.

  2. Eden’s Traveler Lodge

    Address: P. Vicente Street (Former Baltan Street), Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines 5003

    Click here to book this accommodation!

    Price Range: Php 360.00 to Php 1,200.00 per night

    (C) Eden’s Traveler Lodge

    Right in the heart of the “”city within a forest,”” Eden Traveller’s Lodge is a cozy bed & breakfast where you’ll surely feel right at home. This homey B&B is located right along P. Vicente Street, about 10 minutes away from the Puerto Princesa International Airport. While the B&B is easily accessible to all modes of public transportation in the city, you can avail of their free airport transportation services for a hassle-free arrival.

    Eden Traveller’s Lodge features a 24-hour front desk, ensuring that all your needs and concerns are well-attended to. The B&B offers free WiFi access to its guests. There is also a terrace where you can enjoy a remarkable view of the neighborhood and the city. They also offer a wide range of services for a fee, including massage, laundry, and dry cleaning.

    There are a total of 16 rooms available at Eden Traveller’s Lodge. Each room is equipped with a cable TV for your in-room entertainment and a private toilet and bathroom with hot and cold shower, towels, and free toiletries.

  3. Matutina Pensionne 

    Address: 40 Taft Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    Click here to book this accommodation!

    Price Range: Php 360.00 to Php 2,000.00 per night

    (C) Matutina Pensionne

    Matutina Pensionne, at 40 Taft Street, 5300 Puerto Princesa City, aims to makes guests feel at home. It’s the ancestral house of the Moratos, whose lineage is from the city. Their amenities and facilities will make guests forget that they are in a foreign place and will feel the comforts of home.

    This home away from home has WiFi access in public areas, handicapped-friendly facilities, and a garden. They also offer services such as giving morning calls, room service, and cleaning service.

    Matutina Pensionne’s rooms each have air-conditioning, a television, and WiFi access. The private toilet and bath has hot and cold shower, towels, shaver, hair dryer, and toiletries.

    It is located 7 minutes away from Puerto Princesa International Airport.

  4. Ezy Stay Pension

    Address: Garcillano Subdivision, Rizal Avenue Extension, Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    Click here to book this accommodation!

    Price Range: Php 400.00 to Php 960.00 per night

    (C) Ezy Stay Pension

    Located along Rizal Avenue Extension in Bancao Bancao, Ezy Stay Pension is only 600 meters from Puerto Princesa International Airport and offers airport transfers for your convenience. Boasting free WiFi internet all throughout its property, the inn is home to practical and well-appointed guestrooms and a myriad of facilities to suit the needs of all kinds of travelers. It offers shared rooms with bunk beds ideal for backpackers, as well as private rooms perfect for couples, families, and group of friends. All guests can experience its personalized form of service rendered by the friendly and accommodating staff manning the 24-hour front desk.

    Ezy Stay Pension houses a total of 14 guest rooms, each fitted with basic comforts to make you feel at home. Each air conditioned room is quaint and cozy, and features free WiFi access, complimentary toiletries, and a private toilet and bath.

  5. Prima Residence

    Address: D. Cabanillas Road (in front of Seed Farm) National Hiway, Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City Proper, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

    Click here to book this accommodation!

    Price Range: Php 490.00 to Php 1,320.00 per night

    (C) Prima Residence

    Prima Residences have a variety of activities to offer guests, aside from the relaxation and comfort of their rooms. Located on D. Cabanillas Road, National Highway, Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City Proper, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, it’s the ideal place for all kinds of travelers.

    The residences has handicapped-friendly facilities, cooking facilities, and pet-friendly facilities. They also have a coffee shop, family room, shared kitchen, bar, barbeque facilities, a garden, karaoke, and a smoking area because of their non-smoking rooms. Some services they offer to guests include room service, airport transfers, car hire, luggage storage, express check-in/check-out, laundry service, tours, massage service, and cleaning service.

    Prima Residences’ rooms have air-conditioning, cable television, and WiFi Internet access. The toilet and bath in each room has hot and cold water, a shower, a bidet, towels, and toiletries.

    It takes about 20 to 25 minutes from Puerto Princesa International Airport to get to the hotel via three different routes.


These are just some of the budget accommodations you can find in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. You can find more affordable accommodations at TravelBook.ph. They offer one of the most affordable selections of accommodations across the Philippines, plus you will have an extra 12% off of your booking because they will be shouldering the 12% vat of your purchase! How cool is that?

#OnTheList: 5 Gift Ideas For Your Traveler Friends

It’s holiday season once again and it’s a season for giving. So, we’ve listed 10 gift ideas that you can give to your friends who’s a travel freak.

1. Wanderlust Inspired Drawstring and Pouches by Moonage

Hand made with love, these drawstrings and pouches will definitely give smiles to your traveler friends. This will also be useful for most of their travels.

If you want to get these items, just visit The Craft Central at Greenbelt 5 from 11:00 am to 09:00 pm.

Drawstrings by Moonage sold for Php 250.00
Drawstrings by Moonage sold for Php 250.00 each
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Pouches by Moonage sold for Php 150.00 each

2. Scratch Maps from Kultura Philippines

Most travelers wants to tracked places they’ve visited, and one cool thing to do this is by scratch maps, it’s like unlocking the places you’ve visited in a physical map. By that, this will be an awesome gift idea that your traveler friends will surely appreciate.

There are Kultura shops in most SM malls, so drop by to their shop and ask for these scratch maps.

3. Bandanas from Pinoy Mountaineer

If your friend is a hiking enthusiast, giving him these bandanas will help him endure long treks under the hear of the sun. These bandanas can be used in so many ways, like head bands, masks, handkerchief, etc., so this is really a nice gift ideas not only for hiking enthusiasts, but all kinds of travelers.

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Pinoy Mountaineer Bandanas sold for Php 250.00 each

You can avail these bandanas thru The Perfect White Shirt branches. They have branches in Alabang Town Center (ATC), Glorietta, Market! Market!. and Trinoma.

4. Dry Bags from Tactics

We travelers love water activities, and we need something that can keep our valuables and gadgets dry and safe. These dry bags from Tactics will surely keep your friends valuables dry for most of their activities that will involve water and being wet.

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You can get these dry bags in most outdoor shops, alternatively you can buy these from Lazada for a cheaper price.

5. Powerbanks

One of the most important thing while traveling is keeping your gadget’s battery level full or at least not drained, and a powerbank is one of the most essential thing that a backpacker needs to have in his hag every time he travels.

Powerbanks with 20k mAh is one of the best gift idea for your friends who loves to keep their social medias update on what’s going on with their travels.

Image result for romoss power bankYou can purchase this powerbank at youpoundit.com for Php 1,099 for 20,000 mAh version, and Php 799 for the 10,000 mAh version..


These gift ideas will surely put smiles to the faces of your travel friends and will also make their adventures more meaningful.

If you have something to add to this list, don’t hesitate to email us at contribute@itinerary.ph. For more travel related stuff, itineraries, and travel guides, visit itinerary.ph

#OnTheList: 5 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k!

First off, this post has nothing against Coldplay or people who are willing to pay for the VIP price ticket to watch their concert. We too are fans of the band, we’re just listing at least 5 travel destinations that you can visit with that amount of money, so cheers and let’s get started!

1. Mt. Pulag, Benguet

#OnTheList: 10 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k! Mt. Pulag
View of the Sea Of Clouds from the summit of Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag, the highest peak of Luzon at 2,992 MASL. It is one of the most popular weekend destination of most hiking enthusiasts and mountaineers because of the majestic view if offers. One of the main reason why hikers flock to this mountain is because of its magnificent sunrise plus a view of the sea of clouds. It is also coined as the “Playground of the Gods” by most hikers.

There are a lot of travel groups and organizers who offers a two to three day tour/hike to Mt. Pulag ranging from Php 2,000 to Php 3,000 depending on the trail you want to take. But if you want to do it as DIY, you must at least form a group of 10 for a less expensive trip. Budget for DIY trips from Baguio city ranges from Php 1,500 to Php 2,000 depending on the number of members in your group.

Hiking Mt. Pulag is via reservation basis, allowing only 500 hikers per day for all of the trails. So you might want to call the tourism office to reserve your slots before going there.

Budget:

  • Php 2,000.00 – Php 3,000.00


Contact Number:

  • DENR – 09196315402


Expenses:

  • Guide Fee – Php 500.00/guide good for 1-5 persons, additional person is Php 100.00. Maximum of 10 persons per guide.
  • Registration Fee and Orientation – Php 225.00 per person
  • Monster Jeep Renta – Php 7,000 to Php 8,000 and can accommodate upto 18 persons. You can ask the DENR personnel for contact numbers of their accredited jeepney rentals.


Organized Event:

We are having our Mt. Pulag Year-End Climb this coming December 28-29, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 2,799 inclusive of transportation, all fees, dinner and breakfast. You can find more details by clicking this link: Year Ender — Experience Mt. Pulag


2. Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

#OnTheList: 10 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k! Nagsasa Cove
A less than 30 minute trek in Nagsasa Cove where you can see a really nice view of the Island. Best for sunrise and sunset watching. Entrance fee here is Php 40.00

One of the best beach getaway my friends and I have been to is the Nagsasa Cove in Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. It’s just a chill and laid back getaway for the weekend just to be far away from the stress in the city. For a budget for Php 1,800.00 ALL-IN, we get to enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend getaway.

There’s not much to do here but to just relax, swim, play with the waves, cliff jump, and visit Capones and Camara Islands. If you are a more adventurous type of traveler, you can hike Mt. Balingkilat traversing to Nagsasa Cove.

Budget:

  • Php 1,500.00 – Php 1,800.00


Contact Number:

  • Jesus Bansales III – 0920 274 4651 | 0977 321 7900
    You can contact Sir Jess if you want to visit and camp in Nagsasa Cove. You can also choose among the other two coves, the Anawangin Cove (the more crowded and commercialized one) and Talisayen Cove.
  • Van rental – 09063395064 | 09178618672
    In all of our trips, we are renting vans from them. If you want a convenient transfer from your place to Zambales, you can contact them for van rentals.


Expenses:

  • Van rentals can range from Php 8,000.00 to Php 9,000.00
  • Nagsasa Tour ranges from Php 500.00 to Php 650.00 per person inclusive of everything you need in the island, entrance fees, round trip boat transfer and island hopping.
  • Food sharing is up to you, our group shared Php 300.00 to Php 500.00 per person for supplies and cooking materials.

3. Mt. Daraitan in Tanay, Rizal

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The famous rock formation on top of the summit where most hikers take a selfie.

A popular day hike destination in Tanay, Rizal which is just 2-3 hours away from Manila. A quick escape from the busy streets of the city. On top of the summit, you’ll see a wide view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and a bonus sea of clouds if you’ll do a night trek and if you are lucky enough to witness it.

Tinipak River is also one the main attraction in this places, usually made as a side trip of most hikers by doing a traverse from the summit of Mt. Daraitan. You’ll also get a chance to see the beautiful rock formation in the river, you just have to pay Php 25.00 as entrance fee which is used to maintain the place. If the weather condition is good, and the current is not that bad, you can also take a dip at the natural pool inside the Tinipak Cave. Though they are limiting the amount of time to stay here for 15 minutes due to the number of people who wants to experience it.

You can check our travel guide to Mt. Daraitan for a more detailed blog: Travel Guide: Mt. Daraitan

Budget:

  • Php 500.00 – Php 700.00 for a day hike

Contact Number: 

  • Head Guide (Willy): 0906 953 3470


Expenses:

  • Guide fee – Php 500.00 good for 1-5 persons
  • Registration fee – Php 20.00
  • Entrance fee to see the Rock Formation – Php 25.00
  • Van Shaw to Tanay – Php 70.00 to Php 90.00 (1.5 hours of travel)
  • Jeep from Tanay to Sampaloc – Php 26.00 (45 minutes)
  • Trike from Sampaloc to Extraction point – Php 100.00 per person (30 minutes)
  • Raft to cross the river (Optional) – Php 10.00


Organized Event:

We are having a day hike to Mt. Daraitan this coming December 04, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 700.00 inclusive of transportation and all fees. You can find more details by clicking this link: Dayhike — Mt. Daraitan


4. Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet

#OnTheList: 10 Travel Destinations You Can Visit With Php 22k! Mt. Ulap
Parallax view along the trail of Mt. Ulap

A fun chill day hike in Benguet which offers a picturesque view the Cordillera’s mountain range. A relatively easy hike which can be recommended for first time hikers. You will get to experience a breath taking view while trekking to the summit and a chance to see the sea of clouds.

One of the main attraction in this mountain is the Gungal Rock which serves as the landmark of this mountain.

Budget:

  • Php 400.00 to Php 500.00 from Baguio

Contact Number:

  • Brgy. Ampucao Tourism – 09989589549

Expenses:

  • Registration Fee – Php 100.00 per person
  • Guide fee – Php 400.00 good for 10 persons Php 800.00 overnight
  • If you are going to camp, you’ll need to pay addition Php 500.00 for the camping fee


Organized Event:

We are having a day hike to Mt. Ulap this coming December 17, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 1,200.00 inclusive of transportation and all fees. You can find more details by clicking this link: Dayhike — Mt. Ulap


5. Buscalan Village in Tinglayan Kalinga

Apo Whang-od

Experience a traditional culture of the Butbut tribe in Kalinga. Relax and enjoy the company of the villagers and learn new things from their cultures and tradition. Wake up to the wonderful view of the mountains. Take a dip to the chilling waters of the water falls. All that for a budget of Php 3,000.00 for a ground of 5!

Buscalan is almost a 19 hour travel from Manila, so if you love long commutes and enjoys transferring from one mode of transportation to another for almost one whole day, this destination is for you.

One of the main reason why people from different parts of the globe visits Buscalan is  because of the living legend, soon to be a National Artist (hopefully), Apo Whang-od. Believed to be the last “Mambabatok” (traditional tattoo artist) of her generation. She offers traditional tattoos to visitors for a price ranging from Php 200.00 to Php 1,000+ depending on the size of the tattoo. She is accompanied by here grand daughters/nieces Grace and Elyang.

Budget:

  • Php 2,000 to Php 3,000 group of 3 to 5 persons


Contact Person

  • Guide Gilbert – 09084792012
  • Guide Oliver – 09397741477
  • Guide Raffy – 09279853681


Expenses:

  • Manila to Baguio – Php 455.00
  • Baguio to Manila – Php 455.00
  • Baguio to Bontoc – Php 195.00
  • Bontoc to Baguio – Php 195.00
  • Bontoc to Buscalan – Php 100.00
  • Buscalan to Bontoc – Php 100.00
  • Homestay – Php 250.00
  • Registration Fee – Php 75.00
  • Guide – Php 1,000


Organized Event:

We are having a tour to Buscalan next year January 13-15, 2016. If you are interested to join, we are offering it for only Php 1,200.00 inclusive of transportation and all fees. You can find more details by clicking this link: Year Starter — Experience Buscalan


So there you go! These are some of the destinations you can visit if you are thinking twice on whether you should buy a VIP ticket to Coldplay’s concert, or just go to places you’ve never been before, explore and learn new things from you adventure.

It’s up to you, just do the things that makes you happy and don’t let other people dictate you on your own happiness. Live the life you want to live and be happy on whatever the result may be.

We’ll be adding more destinations in this list in the coming days so stay tuned for our updates. Cheers!

#OnTheList: 6 New Mountains in Tanay for Your Weekend Dayhike!

Recently this year, several mountains in the Sierra Madre have been explored and then opened to hiking. Most of them are located in Tanay, Rizal, where the famous Mt. Daraitan sheds its magnificent beauty.

Here are the five mountains we’ve hike that should be on the list of your mountain adventures.

  1. Mt. Maynoba — Mt. Cayabu (Loop Hike)

    Want to experience the sea of clouds? Mt. Maynoba, opened early 2016 has been one of the go-to mountains of hikers because of its proximity to Manila and the view it offers. A layered waterfall is also waiting for you after descending down the peak of Mt. Maynoba.

    DIY Itinerary here: Travel Guide: Mt. Maynoba

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  2. Mt. Sapari — Mt. Binutasan (Maysawa Circuit)

    Opened few months ago, Maysawa Circuit offers a beautiful view of the sea of clouds and a refreshing waterfall sidetrip after descending the mountain. It features two mountain-hills, the Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan and a creek at the end of the hike.

    DIY Itinerary here: Travel Guide: Maysawa Circuit – Mt. Sapari (592+ MASL) And Mt. Binutasan (577+ MASL)

    Mt. Sapari

  3. Mt. Paliparan

    Mt. Paliparan, with an elevation of 562+ MASL resides at the peaceful community of Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. One can experience the picturesque view of the rock formations, limestone, and a panoramic view of the Laguna de Bay, Pililla Wind Farm, and Mt. Banahaw. It is named paliparan by the Dumagats mainly because it is a venue of a kite-flying competition by their youths. The lush vegetation at trail going to the mountains made the climb more interesting and challenging.

    DIY Itinerary here: Travel Guide: Mt. Paliparan and Tung-tong Falls

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  4. Mt. Tala — Mamuyao Loop

    Another mountain has recently been opened for hikers, a relatively new day hike destination that nature lovers have to add to their mountain bucket list. Mt. Tala, standing about 567 meters-above-sea-level, offers a 360 view of the Sierra Madre mountain range plus a bonus experience of the Sea of Clouds.

    DIY Itinerary here: Travel Guide: Mt. Tala Day Hike + Waterfall Side Trip

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With the number of hikers increasing everyday, flocking to one mountain every weekend, it is a good thing that these mountains are being opened and getting available to us nature enthusiasts. Spreading the impact of this mountains can help preserve their natural beauty, provides income to the local community, and opens a new way of destressing one’s self from their busy like in the metro.

There’s two things we might request to those nature lovers, one is practice the LNT (Leave No Trace) principle in every place you go, and second thing is respect every place you visit, not only the place but also the community/people living in the area.

All together, let’s explore, share, and love outdoors. Peace!


If you have stories, tips, itineraries, or anything related to traveling, you can send those to contribute@itinerary.ph for us to feature them. Let’s explore and share the beauty of the Philippines to the world!

On The List: Day Hike Essentials

We’ve been receiving a lot of questions on what things should we bring and what should be worn during a day hike. So here’s a list of things that we bring based on our experience, that will help you survive and enjoy an exciting day hike.

1. Hydration

If you are going on an outdoor adventure, one of the most important things your should bring is your hydration. It can be water or any sports drink, so you can keep yourself hydrated throughout the whole climb. You can bring at least 2 litters of water just to make sure you have enough supply for the whole day. Some mountains have water sources where you can get water with the advise of your local guide. Please do remember that you cannot just get water from these water sources. To make sure, bring enough hydration with you.

On The List: Day Hike Essentials
Photo © MRM USA

There are various hydration items out there which are available in a local outdoor store in Manila. You can either buy those hydration bladders, water bottles, or you can go buy bottles of water in a convenient store, or prepare it at home.

2. Trail Food and Lunch

On every day hike, there will be always trail snacks. It can be anything, mixed nuts, chocolates, jellies, chips, fiber bars, as long as it will give you energy while trekking to the mountains. Another reason why we need to bring these trail food is to share it with your hike buddies. Well, food makes us all happy and energetic. 😀 The common trail snacks that we bring on a day hike are FitBars, mixed nuts and jelly ace.

 

On The List: Day Hike Essentials. Get your trail mix here!
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2nd Falls: Batya-Batya. River crossing, lunch, siesta. Photo by Yen Diestro

3. Day Pack

You don’t want to carry a big backpack while doing a day hike, we usually just bring dry bag, hydration vest, or a 10L – 20L size backpack just to store our valuables and extra set of clothes.

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4. Footwear

As much as we can, we try to wear the most comfortable shoes or sandals we can to avoid unexpected injuries that we may have during the trek. You can either wear you rubber shoes or sandals, but please don’t wear your fancy shoes, fashionable-thin-strapped sandals on the trek, you will have a hard time especially on the muddy trail.

There are a lot of cheap varieties of trail shoes like Sandugo which can keep your feed from foreign objects that can cause wounds or injuries to your feet. There are also local sandal brands, like Lamiran, which are used by most outdoor enthusiasts.

ON THE LIST: DAY HIKE ESSENTIALS
Abby’s Merrel Carpa Rapids, which she used on her first trail run at Mt. Batolusong. Click here to get yours.

5. First Aid Kit

There times that we can’t avoid any injuries and get wounds along the trail. That is why we need to bring some essential aid kit to clean and cover your wounds, and as remedy for those who got dizzy and got cramps. On our aid kit, we have band aids, alcohol, betadine, white flower, cotton, and cloth gauze. These are just some of the things we bring on a day hike in case of emergency. To learn more, please visit Red Cross’ website here: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy

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Creating a Basic First Aid Kit [https://aoa-adventures.com/creating-a-basic-first-aid-kit/]

6. Trekking Outfit

We want to be comfortable while walking on a muddy-grassland of the mountains, so we wear clothes that are light and stretchable for us to walk on the trail easily. One should avoid wearing denim pants as it will just make your trek harder, and it will become heavy when it gets wet. We recommend wearing leggings with denim shorts on top, and cargo shorts for men. Drifit shirts are also recommended for faster evaporation of sweat from your body. There are trekking pants and shirts available on local outdoor shops in Manila.

  • Comfortable trekking shorts
  • Drifit/100% polyester shirt
  • Long sleeves/rash guard
  • Leggings
  • Leg warmers
  • Cap
Group picture at the Peak 1 view point "Tunghayan"
Group picture at the Peak 1 view point “Tunghayan”

7. Toiletries

Of course, we also bring our toiletries when hiking, we need it when nature calls, and most especially when taking a fresh bath after a long day trek. 🙂

Toiletries for this! :D
Toiletries for this! 😀

These are some of the essential things that we bring during a day hike. If you are hiking with your friends, you can split some of these things so you can divide the weight of your pack. Again, this things are based on our own experience, this may vary base on other people’s preference. If you have something to add to this list, please don’t hesitate to write them in the comment section below. 😀

On The List: 10 Waterfalls Near Manila

We’ve collated 10 of the most beautiful waterfall adventure that are near Manila. Here’s a list of 10 waterfalls that will surely make your nature trip an awesome one!

1. Hulugan Falls

Just few hours away from Manila, Hulugan Falls is perfect for those adventurous hearts who want to relax and relieve their stress. You’ll see 3 falls along the trek and an additional hidden falls. You should see it yourself and experience its natural beauty.

DIY travel guide here: Laguna: Waterfall Quadrilogy


2. Talay Falls

It is coined to be hidden because you can’t easily see this along the trek. You have to climb through the rocks to see this wonder.

DIY travel guide here: Laguna: Waterfall Quadrilogy

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3. Aliw Falls

Aliw is a Filipino word which means “entertain”, and when you see this falls, you’ll be entertained by its natural beauty and to the sound of it flowing water. Truely a wonderful experience. Looking forward to more nature tripping!

Good news! Aliw Falls is now open to tourist after it being closed due to conflicts.

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4. Cavinti/Pagsanjan Falls

This is one of my favorite falls that I’ve visited. Not only because of it’s natural beauty, but because of the feeling it gives whenever I stare at it. When we got inside the cave under this falls, it was really awesome and remarkable experience. Will surely pay another visit to this wonder, and hopefully, with you.

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5. Sampaloc Falls

Sampaloc Falls is just one of the beautifalls you can visit when you hike Mt. Romelo in Siniloan, Laguna.

Check out our DIY travel guide to Mt. Romelo and its wonderfalls… 🙂 Link to blog: bit.ly/MtRomelo


6. Buruwisan Falls

Standing 180ft high, this waterfall is ideal for rappelling, some visitors brings their rappelling gears and have their group rappel down from the top. The name Buruwisan Falls came from the hardwood variety that used to grow at the river of Mt. Romelo.

Check out our DIY travel guide to Mt. Romelo and its wonderfalls… 🙂 Link to blog: bit.ly/MtRomelo


7. Lanzones Falls

The 70ft high Lanzones Falls, just 10mins away from Buruwisan Falls. This is where we spent the longest time and we really enjoyed swimming in its basin because it is just 6ft deep. Diving is not recommended here because of its depth.

Check out our DIY travel guide to Mt. Romelo and its wonderfalls… 🙂 Link to blog: bit.ly/MtRomelo


8. Batya-Batya Falls

The Batya-batya Falls is just 20 mins away from Sampaloc Falls, which features two levels of natural pools. You can climb to the second layer of this waterfall and dive to its deep basin. Some locals even climb 20+ feet and then jumps to the first layer of the waterfall. WARNING: If you are going to attempt doing this, please do it with caution and consider your groupmates.

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9. Payaran “7 Layered” Falls

Payaran Falls is located in Brgy. Mascap Rodriquez, Rizal and a nice side trip if you’ll hike Mt. Ayaas or Mt. Sipit Ulang

Mt. Sipit Ulang Itinerary
Mt. Ayaas Itinerary


10. Kay-ibon Falls

Your Mt. Batolusong hike won’t be complete without the Kay-ibon Falls side trip.

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