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How to get there: Bus from Taft-Buendia to Batangas Grand Terminal + Jeep to Mabini + Tricycle to Barangay
Batangas is known for its colorful diving spots and Anilao has always been the go-to for fun underwater dives, but there are other lesser know spots that offer good diving experiences like Mt. Gulugod BaBay. The area also features hiking spots where one can have a bird’s eye view of Mabini. Mt. Pinatubo
Budget: P4,350 (inclusive of 4x4 rental good for five people)
How to get there: Take a Tarlac-bound bus and stop at the Capas Public Market
The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo back in 1991 has left picturesque turquoise waters on the volcanic Crater Lake. Trekking the terrain heading up to the crater is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour starts with an exhilarating ride on a 4X4 off-road vehicle while traversing the rocky river heading to the hiking grounds. The trek is a two-hour ride and another two-hour going back down. It is more fun to experience it with your friends so make sure to bring your BFFs and prepare for a picnic at the peak because you’ll sure be hungry when you get to the top. After your trek, get a volcanic ash massage at the Pinatubo Spa or take a dip at the nearby Bueno and Dolores Hot Springs to soothe your tired muscles. Corregidor Island
Budget: Check out the Day Tour (from P2,350), Overnight (from P1, 500) Walking Tour (P1, 800) and Corregidor Ferry Transfers (from P1,400)
How to get there: Take the Sun Cruises Inc. ferry at the Manila Bay Terminal
If you’re more into heritage sites, a visit to the historical Corregidor Island is one for the books. The place features exotic ruins, jaw-dropping natural landscapes, and lush vegetation – definitely an Instagram worthy trip. Head to the Pacific War Memorial and see the dome ceiling and marble altar, the 830-foot-long Malinta Tunnel, and the Filipino Heroes Memorial and immerse yourself into one of the most historical places that shaped the history of the Philippines. See it by land or through a sunset cruise, traverse its forest trails or go have picnic by its beaches.
Budget: P2,000 (includes bangka for 6-8 people + environmental fee + tour guide fee [per group]). The more people in your group, the lesser the damage
How to get there: Take a Tanauan-bound bus at the Buendia Bus Terminal in Pasay City + Talisay-bound jeepney + hire a bangka to take you to Taal volcano
Every summer, the heat in Manila makes most of the city dwellers take a drive to the colder mountains of Tagaytay. Aside from the breezy hotels and restaurants to relax in, don’t miss the chance to explore the second most active volcano in the Philippines, the Taal Volcano. Compared to the Mt. Pinatubo trek, Taal is a breezy hike. The distance is short and some people can even get a horse ride from the ground to the top. Pagsanjan Falls
Budget: P460 (Cavinti Route) or P1,690 (Pagsanjan route)
How to get there: Take the Sta. Cruz-bound bus from Buendia. If going the Cavinti route, take a jeep from Sta. Cruz to Cavinti then a tricycle going to Pueblo El Salvador Nature Park and Picnic Grove in Brgy. Tibatib.
Pagsanjan Falls is one of the country’s most popular waterfalls. But even to this day, some people probably haven’t even visited the place. Here, you can beat the blistering heat and experience a refreshing bamboo raft ride. Heading to the falls can start from the town of Cavinti as it will take you right to the bottom of the falls, where you can catch a bamboo raft to Devil’s Cave. These places are just a few hours away from Manila. A weekend away from the sweltering heat of the metro will do your body some good. Don’t forget to make Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners one of your travel essentials so you will never have to worry about your period and all the feminine discomforts that come with it such as dysmenorrhea and cramping. Most of all, they will keep you feeling fresh and comfortable while you bring out the outdoorsy gal in you. For more information about Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkins and Liners, log on to www.jeunesseanion.com and. follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email [email protected] or call (02) 4701294.