READ: 5 Places To Visit During The Long Weekend

We’re pretty much sure that not only Leos are happy this August. With two consecutive long weekends, we have all the time in the world to catch up on our favorite series, sleep all day, and go online 24/7. But hey, why stay at home and sulk when you can go exploring out there?

Make the most out of the extended weekends by basking in the sun (hopefully) and getting that much-needed vacay. No worries and no vacation leaves required, we did our homework – thus, here are five places that you must visit soon.

5. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa

Luljetta’s is the first and only hanging gardens spa and bed & breakfast place in the country. It is nestled in a natural landscape of beauty paired with its one-of-a-kind amenities.

Treat your senses to activities that will surely destress and detox you from all your worries. From infinity pools, jacuzzi and sauna to fish spa and full body massage – the place has got you covered.

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Luljetta's Hanging Gardens and Spa
San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal

4. Vessel Hostel

If “laidback” is a place then it would totally be La Union. With its chill vibe and effortlessly cool community, the province is becoming one of the most-sought destinations up North. And so, what better way to spend the whole weekend than to surf and wear swimwear all day long?

In case you’re planning to visit LU soon, one of the newest place in town is Vessel Hostel. It is a four-level hostel composed of repurposed shipping containers stacked on top of each other to create a hub for people who would like to explore and escape. Not to mention, it has a Volkswagen Kombi which is converted into a sleeping area for two.

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Vessel Hostel
Urbiztondo Highway, San Juan, La Union

3. Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast

If you ever find yourself craving for Baguio city’s cold weather and great food,  Lucia’s Bed and Breakfast is the place to go to.

With its homey exterior and interior designs, cozy bedrooms, and mouth-watering homemade meals, it is a perfect holiday home for those who seek the cool breeze of the City of Pines.

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Lucia's Bed and Breakfast
7 Navy Base Road Extension, Baguio City

2. Real Coast & Surf

Tucked in the serene coastal areas of Real, Quezon is a premier resort destination named Real Coast & Surf which is actually divided into two establishments, Real Coast and Real Surf. From the cozy air-conditioned bedrooms to an eight-foot-deep swimming pool and beach-side cabanas, Real Coast is for anyone who’s after comfort and convenience.

If you’re after the raw fun on the beach, then you should check out Real Surf. This is where you can freely bum and lounge in bean bags while waiting for their bestselling Real burger.

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Real Coast & Surf
Brgy. Malapad, Real, Quezon

1. Lakawon Island

Planning to take your toes a little farther? Well, why not fly to Negros Occidental, ride a cab and bus from the airport, hail a tricycle, and travel via boat to reach the lovely island of Lakawon?

With its white sand beach, clear water and rich marine life, you will surely enjoy skimming and swimming. Make sure to drop by Tawhai Floating Bar where they serve good appetizers and booze. After all – is it really a weekend without a little kick?



Lakawon Island
Negros Occidental

These five are just some of the places where you can spend the upcoming long weekends. If you have any other suggestions, be a darling and share them in the comments! Or better yet, share your travel photos and videos using #WhenInManila.

Enjoy the long break, loves!

Which destination would you like to visit soon? Tell us in the comments!


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