Looking for your next weekend getaway or mini vacation destination? Look no further, we’ve found some of the best camping and glamping sites near Metro Manila. You’ll be heading to the mountains – or enjoying sunsets on a beach – in no time at all.
- Mount Purro Nature Reserve
Mount Purro Nature Reserve is an family-run eco-park, tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. It offers farm-style bahay kubo-inspired rooms, bubble tents and a garden tent area. For the camping area, you can choose to either bring your own tent and sleeping bag or rent a tent, mattress, pillow and blanket for a small fee. While in Antipolo, you can go on hikes, treks to waterfalls and meet the Dumagats, the indigenous people of the mountains, who can teach you how to build a fire and how to cook using nothing but wood and bamboo. If you’d prefer to have meals prepared for you, Loli’s Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, merienda and dinner – we highly recommend their arroz caldo!
Travel Time from Manila: approximately 2 hours by car
- Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
For a luxurious glamping experience, head to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Batangas. The resort offers villas, kubos and five specially sourced cotton canvas tents that come with comfortable beds – and even air-con! Each tent has its own private lounging space and bathroom, so you’re guaranteed privacy. The resort also has a stunning view of Taal Lake and beautiful pools to swim in, but if you’re looking for a more active vacation, you can try wakeboarding or going on a tour of Taal Volcano.
Travel Time from Manila: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by car
- Fortune Island
Fortune Island which once used to be an exclusive luxury resort is one hour away from Nasugbu, Batangas. While the resort has since been left to the elements, the beautiful beaches, impressive limestone cliffs and stunning sunsets remain. When visiting Fortune Island, remember to be well-prepared. In addition to your own camping gear, bring additional power banks and your own food and water as there’s no electricity and freshwater on the island. It might seem like a lot of effort, but we’ve been told that the stargazing more than makes up for it! Aside from the Instagram-famous Grecian-like ruins, you can also hike to the lighthouse, snorkel shipwrecks and go cliff-diving.
Travel Time from Manila: approximately 3 hours by car