4 Philippine Travel Destinations for PhP 5,000 Budget or Less

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Mayon Volcano celebrated for its “perfect cone” is one of the many domestic travel offerings in the Philippines. Photo from Albay Tourism social media.

The Philippines’ world-renowned travel destinations are beckoning locals now especially that there are less foreign travelers roaming around due to the novel coronavirus – so now is your chance to visit and enjoy the spots all to yourselves.

Voted as one of the Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) Readers’ Choice Awards’ Most Favorite Places for World Travelers, the Philippines offers so many travel destinations for people of all ages. The country was even named by Lonely Planet among the Best Places for Solo Female Travelers.

Filipino travelers have actually been named the World’s 3rd Thriftiest Travelers in a Picodi survey, noting how we are known to be keen bargain hunters in shopping and skilled in finding the best deals for tourists.

RedDoorz notes the average Filipino spends about PhP 13,000 for every trip, which includes fares, food expenses, incidentals, and hotel accommodation. With promos and budget-friendly trips, why spend PhP 13,000 for a single trip if you can make it more exciting without making much of a fuss and expenses?

So if you fancy a volcano trek, surfing the waves, or simply lazy beach combing – each one at Php5,000 budget or less, here are ideas from RedDoorz Travel Guide on where to take your hard-earned money to contribute to the Philippine economy while enjoying domestic travel.

1. RIDE TO THE SLOPE OF MAJESTIC MAYON
DESTINATION : MAYON VOLCANO ATV RIDE

The Philippines is home to hundreds of volcanoes, including the Mayon Volcano, known worldwide for its almost-perfect cone shape. Once recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the active volcano, which is just 15 kilometers from Legazpi City, Albay, attracts thousands of local and foreign tourists yearly.

You may rent an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and navigate through the different trails around the volcano for as low as PhP 400. If you are more adventurous, you may opt to ride up the lava trail almost two-thirds of the height of Mayon Volcano for PhP 2,500.

WHERE TO STAY: RedDoorz @ Arimbay, Legazpi City

2. SURF’S UP AND RIDE THE WAVE OF LA UNION
DESTINATION : SAN JUAN SURF SCHOOL

Head on to San Juan, La Union, the Surfing Capital of Northern Philippines, and ride the waves. You can take surfing lessons starting at PhP 500 per hour and rent surfboards for PhP 250 per hour or PhP 800 for the whole day. Other water sport activities offered in the surf school include stand-up paddle board (PhP 400/hr), kayak for 2-3 people (PhP 400/hr), body board (PhP 200), and skim board (PhP 100/hr).

After a long, adventure-filled day, relax on the beach and watch the beautiful sunset along the coast of San Juan, La Union.

WHERE TO STAY : RedDoorz Plus near San Nicolas

3. CHANNEL THE ADRENALINE JUNKIE IN YOU
DESTINATION : CAMPUESTOHAN HIGHLAND RESORT

Most Filipinos travel to take a break from the hustle-and-bustle of their daily lives. But aren’t you tired of just laying on the beach?

At Campuestohan Highland, Bacolod City, you can experience riding a bicycle suspended in air or play like a hamster in a wheel above the ground for PhP 100 only. Or don your red cape and pretend to be Superman on a zipline ride for PhP 200 per person..

WHERE TO STAY : RedDoorz Plus @ Diola Villamonte

4. TREK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE MAPAWA ADVENTURE PARK
DESTINATION : MAPAWA ADVENTURE PARK
PHOTO Cagayan De Oro

Just a few kilometers away from the heart of Cagayan De Oro lies Mapawa Adventure Park, a nature park featuring magnificent waterfalls, scenic views, and exciting activities.

Call on your friends and take on the challenge of rappelling down right beside a waterfall or conquering your fear of heights and leaping off a 25-foot cliff. You can experience all these and more for PhP 1,200 per person for a group of five. Just be sure to book your adventure ahead of time.

WHERE TO STAY : RedDoorz Premium near Gaston Park

RedDoorz Perks: Get 20% discount to achieve your travel goals with the RedDoorz promo code ACHIEVETRAVELS3 and don’t forget to download the app with this link.

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