Best Places To Spend Christmas In The Philippines

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Christmas in the Philippines is always about family. While some just relax and enjoy the comforts of their homes, others like to visit different provinces or nearby resorts in the quest for new adventures and unforgettable memories.

As we look forward to Christmas for the feasts, gift-giving, and quality time with the family, it’s time we consider new ways to spend the holidays with them.

From breathtaking destinations, to sumptuous meals, and hospitable people, here are places around the country for you to make new memories in.

Nature tripping

1. Zambawood, San Narciso, Zambales

Zambawood

Celebrate an intimate Christmas with your family at this ranch estate and beach resort.

It’s far from the hustle and bustle of the metro, so you can spend the holidays exploring its landscape and feasting on some delicious organic food.

Relax at The Beach House, go surfing, or wander around Zambawood’s lush landscapes. The exclusive atmosphere of the place coupled with luxurious accommodation will surely give you a grand and memorable Christmas.

Special Holidays Rate: P58,000 for 10 persons (additional P4,000 per person, per night)

Inclusive of:

  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon snack
  • Dinner
  • Bohemian Beach Set-up with bonfire, marshmallows, hotdogs
  • Exclusive use of the whole house

2. Nurture Wellness Village, Tagaytay, Batangas City

Nature Wellness Village

Curious about a new and quiet place to celebrate the holidays? Nature Wellness Village is where you can find your zen and enjoy a perfect getaway with the whole family.

If you’re in search of a more peaceful Christmas celebration where you can be one with nature, Nurture Wellness Spa offers a tranquil retreat for those who want to disconnect with the world and reconnect with the natural world.

Everybody deserves nothing but the best this gift-giving season. Here’s your chance to experience this peaceful oasis, a celebration you won’t forget.

Glamping Packages:

Family Glamping A P8,500 for two adults and two kids (10 years old and above)
Family Glamping B P8,500 for four adults and two kids (nine years old and below)
Family Glamping C P8,500 for four adults
Team Glamping P15,000 for eight adults
Reunion Glamping P36,000 for 20 adults and eight kids (nine years old and below)

Inclusions:

  • Air-conditioned glamping suites
  • Hot and cold water
  • 24-hour butler service
  • Use of shared bonfire and swimming pool
  • Complimentary activities (farm tour, healthy juice demo, coffee roasting demo)
  • Common CR

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3. Camp Sabros, Digos, Davao Del Sur

Camp Sabros

This outdoor adventure camp has two of the longest ziplines in the Philippines. Adventurous tourists are encouraged to try the ziplines and cable lift to see the breathtaking view for themselves.

The highlands have relatively cool weather on most days, so it’s also perfect for some quiet sightseeing and nature tripping. The entrance fee is only around P25 to P50 for day tour guests, while overnight guests with purchased accommodations can enjoy waived entrance fees.

Room rates:

Governor’s suite

1 – 2 persons P2,500
3 – 4 persons P2,800

Inclusions:

  • One Queen-sized Bed and one Queen-sized Pull-out Bed
  • One bathroom with toilet
  • Bathtub complete with hot cold shower
  • Cable television
  • Coffee and Tea making facility
  • Veranda

A-House

3 – 6 persons P2,800
7 – 8 persons P3,000

Inclusions:

  • Two bunk beds and one queen-sized loft bed
  • One bathroom with toilet
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Coffee and tea making facility

4. Armando’s Wellness Resort, San Fernando, Pampanga

Armando’s Wellness Resort

If you’re looking for a great nature getaway this Christmas near Metro Manila, Armando’s Wellness Resort provides an incredibly peaceful and satisfying stay.

This quiet and relaxing place has gardens, farms, a fishing area, and two swimming pools among its amenities. And while you’re in San Fernando, you might also want to take your family or friends for a gastronomic adventure trying out the famous restaurants and delicious food around the city.

*Visit their official Facebook page for the latest room rates.

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5. Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort, Tiaong, Quezon

Villa Escudero

Experience the best of Filipino culture, either for only a daytrip or a chill overnight stay. Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort offers a host of interesting activities. You can go look at the Philippine’s largest private antiquity collections, go fishing or nature watching, swim in their pools, or enjoy other outdoor activities.

Their main attraction, the world-renowned Labasin Waterfalls Restaurant is definitely a must-see. In addition, you can take wonder at the Philippine Experience Show which highlights native dances from all over the Philippines.

Overnight accommodation:

Non-airconditioned units

Longhouse unit P6,500 – P6,900
Riverside unit P8,000 – P8,600

Airconditioned units

Executive longhouse unit P8,600 – P9,100
Executive riverside unit 9,300 – P9,800
Presidential suite P11,100 – P11,600

Hotel resorts with stunning views

1. Discovery Country Suites, Tagaytay

Discovery Suites

*Room rates range from P8,000 – P15,000

Another favorite spot for its cool mountain breeze is Tagaytay. And if you want your holidays to be extra special without being far from home, check in at the Discovery Country Suites in Tagaytay.

You’ll get a good view of the Taal Lake and can take your group to enjoy the facilities at People’s Park in the Sky, Skyranch, and many more. Plus, don’t forget to restaurant-hop and try their gourmet delicacies and products.

Experience a staycation like no other just a few hours’ drive from your home in Metro Manila.

2. Atmosphere Resorts, Dumaguete

Atmosphere Resorts

*Room rates are ranging from P15,000 – P22,000

Located in a prime beachfront setting, Atmosphere Resorts in Dumaguete is undoubtedly a must-visit.

If you’re a beach lover, a diver, surfer, or just someone with a thirst for new adventures, this island will not disappoint you. Book your tickets and fly to Dumaguete now to experience a home away from home feels this holiday season.

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3. Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa, Siargao, Surigao Del Norte

Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa

Uniquely designed, featuring architecture that seeks to preserve the laid-back provincial feel, Siargao Bleu will definitely blow you away.

The entire island will let you experience relaxation at its finest with a style. Encounter the island life like no other this Christmas through this resort’s unmatched beauty.

Room rates:

The Terraces: P8,500 for two persons, additional P2,300 for every excess person

Inclusions:

  • Second floor rooms with veranda
  • Floor area – 42 sq. m. of space
  • Twin Beds
  • Cable TV
  • In-room phone service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Roundtrip Airport /Seaport Transfer
  • Welcome drinks
  • Breakfast for two pax
  • On-call Butlers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Use of Fitness Gym
  • Free Daily 1-hour YOGA
  • Free Daily 1-hour Zumba

Garden Deluxe: P8,500 for two persons, additional P2,300 for every excess person

Inclusions:

  • Ground Floor Garden Room
  • 34 sq.m. of space
  • Queen Size bed
  • Cable TV
  • In-room phone service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Roundtrip Airport /Seaport Transfer
  • Welcome drinks
  • Breakfast for two pax
  • On-call Butlers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Use of Fitness Gym
  • Free Daily 1-hour YOGA
  • Free Daily 1-hour Zumba

Floating Cottages: P18,000 for two persons, additional P2,300 for every excess person

Inclusions:

  • Private cottage by the pool
  • 116 sq.m of space
  • Direct pool access
  • Choice of King or two Queen Beds
  • Stone Tub
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable TV
  • In-room phone service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Roundtrip Airport /Seaport Transfer
  • Welcome drinks
  • Breakfast for two pax
  • On-call Butlers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Use of Fitness Gym
  • Free Daily 1-hour YOGA
  • Free Daily 1-hour Zumba

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4. Siama Hotel, Sorsogon

Siama Hotel

With its top notch service, you could never go wrong celebrating your holidays at Siama Hotel in Sorsogon.

If you want to be tucked away from the outskirts of the metro and experience a visually stunning view of the countryside, this place will not disappoint. Have the pleasure of visiting a great city with great food and great company at Siama Hotel.

*For bookings and inquiries, you may reach them at +63 917 881 6497/+63 998 982 8101 or email them at siama.hotel@gmail.com.

5. The Funny Lion Ecohotel, Coron, Palawan

The Funny Lion

Palawan is a destination that is definitely on many Filipinos’ and foreigners’ bucket list. Although you may have not been to this beautiful island province, it’s best to see Coron’s natural beauty for yourself. You’ll see why it’s one of the best kept gems of the Philippines.

Blessed with freshwater lakes, limestone cliffs, precious beaches, and interesting dive spots, the island boasts picturesque views and beautiful beaches. The Funny Lion Ecohotel is the perfect place to stay while you enjoy the island has to offer.

Accommodations:

Cub room: Ranging from P8,000 – P10,000 for two adults and two children (6 years old and below) OR 3 adults

Inclusions:

  • Two beds and one pull-out bed
  • Cable/LED TV
  • Coffee & Tea making facilities
  • In-room safety deposit box
  • Individually controlled air conditioning unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower with hot and cold options
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Welcome drink
  • Adventure pack (for adults)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary use of pool and jacuzzies

King room: Ranging from P8,000 – P10,000 for two adults and two children (6 years old and below) or three adults

Inclusions:

  • One King bed and one pull-out bed
  • Cable/LED TV
  • Coffee & Tea making facilities
  • In-room safety deposit box
  • Individually controlled air conditioning unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower with hot and cold options
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Welcome drink
  • Adventure pack (for adults)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary use of pool and jacuzzies

Pride room: Ranging from P8,000 – P10,000 for two adults and two children (six years old and below) or adults

Inclusion

  • One King bed and one pull-out bed
  • Cable/LED TV
  • Coffee & Tea making facilities
  • In-room safety deposit box
  • Individually controlled air conditioning unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower with hot and cold options
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Welcome drink
  • Adventure pack (for adults)
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary use of pool and jacuzzies

Other sources: Our Awesome Planet

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