The bustling city life in Metro Manila, Philippines while vibrant and dynamic, often leaves residents and visitors yearning for a peaceful escape. In a recent article by Manila Bulletin, a list of ten campsites near Metro Manila has been highlighted, offering a blend of adventure, tranquility, and a much-needed return to nature.
Camp Felizar Talim Beach in Batangas emerges as a top choice for beach lovers. This site, a short two to three-hour drive from Manila, offers white sands and clear waters, perfect for activities like snorkeling and island hopping. The availability of rentable tents and kubos makes it a convenient option for overnight stays.
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In the heart of Antipolo, Rizal, Camp Morri provides a serene riverside setting. This pet-friendly campsite is ideal for families and groups seeking a tranquil space to create lasting memories.
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Kaliraya Surf Kamp in Laguna, known as the oldest campsite in Lake Caliraya, is a serene getaway. It offers fresh air, nature immersion, and activities like kayaking and windsurfing. The campsite’s pet-friendly policy is a bonus for animal lovers.
Photo courtesy of Kaliraya Surf Kamp
Kubs, located in Tanay, Rizal, offers more than just camping. It’s a mountain retreat with a restaurant serving authentic Filipino cuisine, providing a unique combination of outdoor adventure and culinary delights.
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Lambingan Hills in Tanay, Rizal, is a picturesque site amid rolling hills. It offers a stunning view of Laguna de Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountain, making it a perfect spot for nature photography and relaxation.
Photo courtesy of Lambingan Hills Official
Mount Purro Nature Reserve in Antipolo City stands out with its eco-friendly approach. Offering farm-style accommodations, it’s a haven for families and nature enthusiasts. The site’s commitment to sustainability aligns with the growing trend of eco-tourism in the Philippines.
Photo courtesy of Mount Purro Nature Reserve
Nature Escape Camp in Tanay, Rizal, provides a riverside camping experience with modern amenities. Its Bali-inspired villas and Teepee huts cater to those seeking a blend of nature and comfort.
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Ten Toes On The Nose Surf Camp and Beach Hostel in Zambales, nestled within the Crystal Beach Resort, is a paradise for surfers and beachgoers. Its unique location amid pine trees and vibrant beach activities makes it a standout destination.
Photo courtesy Ten Toes On The Nose Surf Camp and Beach Hostel
Treasure Mountain in Tanay, Rizal, offers a quick escape from Manila. Its expansive camping grounds and adventure activities like ATV rentals appeal to thrill-seekers.
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3 Springs Mountain Park in Tanay, Rizal, spans 16 hectares and is ideal for a range of activities. Its stunning view of the Sierra Madre mountain range is a highlight for visitors.
Photo courtesy of 3 Springs Mountain Park
These campsites not only offer a break from the fast-paced urban life but also reflect the growing interest in outdoor recreation and sustainable tourism in the Philippines. They provide a variety of experiences, from beachside relaxation to mountain adventures, catering to diverse preferences.