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Short Trips From Manila!
29 Mar 2018EXPLOREBY SweetEscape

Once the chaotic charm of Manila's buzzing urban life wears off, where else to go? We have 5 recommended places you can reach from Manila in only two or three hours!


Looking for great beaches near Manila? Boracay is the place for you. Once dubbed the best island in the world, the island is renowned for its beaches, such as White Beach, Bulabog Beach and Cagban Beach, which will enable plenty of scuba diving, diving helmet, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, cliff diving and parasailing activities!

by Kokoy for SweetEscape in Boracay


Another near getaway from Manila, Palawan is also one for the nature lovers, with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the region: Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Tubbataha Reef Marine Park. Get in touch with your natural side!

by Fatima for SweetEscape in Puerto Princesa, Palawan


A significant cultural centre in the Philippines, Cebu retains the imprint of Spanish and Roman Catholic culture in its architecture. This is most evident in sites such as Boljoon Church, San Vicente Ferrer Church and Argao Church. It's time to get cultural and learn a thing or two about the Philippines' fascinating past!

by Jeff for SweetEscape in Cebu


One of the nearest places to visit from Manila happens to be another country! Remember our article about what you can do in the buzzing city of Taipei in only two hours? Now you can do all those things for a full weekend!

by Raphael for SweetEscape in Taipei


A definite highlight in Bangkok is Songkran, a festival celebrating the country's new year from April 13 to 15 every year. During this period, traditional rituals and water fights take place throughout the city. Take this opportunity to visit local temples and offer food to the Buddhist monks!

by Preecha for SweetEscape in Bangkok

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