The country is chock-full of places that couples (and anyone in general) can visit, and some of these places are just a drive away from Metro Manila. Other destinations in the country may require a plane ticket, but hey, if you want to go for the maximum romance effect right?
Top 6 Inexpensive Destinations in the Philippines for Relationship AchievementsHere’s a look at some of the places you’ll want to visit with your special someone:
The Romantic Getaway
Most couples tend to plan date nights and days within the city, but when it gets a little monotonous – it’s time to head out. Here a couple of places outside Metro Manila that you can visit to get away from it all and forget the world for a weekend or so.
Nuvali Republic Wakepark
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As featured by many websites like Moneymax.ph, Nuvali offers wakeboarding and other thrilling activities. Board rental is free at the beginners’ area, but rental for 8 hours (and that’s run all you want) is PHP 1,500 per person. Perfect for those days when you and your honey just want to get out and try something new.
There are also places to dine and just talk. For the maximum romance effect, pick the seats overlooking the landscape. Laguna’s just a few hours away from Manila by car, enough that you can choose to make a day of it.
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There’s something about cobblestone streets and the scenic vista of a simpler time. Vigan’s the kind of place you and your SO can take long walks around, soaking in the history (and the food). It’s the kind of getaway for when you both just want to spend a quiet few days with each other, no matter how long you’ve been together.
It’s especially beautiful at night in Vigan, when the streets are bathed in warm, golden light by fresco lamps. Have dinner at one of the many cafes that line the streets, and watch the sparks of romance fly between you two.
Popping the Question
Proposing to the love of your life takes three things: timing, location, and atmosphere. You’ll be nervous, so take a deep breath. You aren’t buying car insurance, you’re asking someone to spend the rest of your lives together. So here are a few places with the right kind of mood that you need to get them to say ‘yes’.
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Coron, El Nido – take your pick, because either way, you’ll have a beautiful backdrop to ask that special someone to marry you. The beaches here are dotted with rock formations whittled away by seawater, forming quiet, mostly-private alcoves for when the timing is perfect.
If you prefer an evening proposal, Corong-Corong in El Nido provides a perfect view of a night sky. Picture what should be a simple walk along a moonlit beach, the stars shining as you two talk about the future, and then you (or your SO) pops the question.
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You might think that Baguio, one of the top summer destinations in the Philippines, also provides the right kind of atmosphere for a proposal, but a little further away is Sagada: a place nestled deep in the mountains, and home to a grove of Orange Trees. The climate gives off a sleepy sort of romance, the kind that makes the thought of a walk among the trees seem less cheesy.
Pop the question with the smell of citrus in the air, and possibly a hot chocolate prepared because temperatures in Sagada can be freezing.
The wedding is an event all on its own, and there’s no surprising your partner when it comes to that. The honeymoon, or getaways after as a married couple are a different matter entirely though. In either of those cases, here’s an idea of where you lovely kids can go.
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Imagine rolling, green hills that seem to go on forever. Now hold that picture while a light breeze swirls as you and your spouse walk along, taking in the sights of Batanes’ rugged cliffs. The geekier couples may remember scenes from certain video games, or books as they stroll along.
Batanes is the sort of place you can celebrate an anniversary, or go on vacation. It’s impossible to take a bad photo with the horizon behind you and the scenery in front of you.
It’s a go-to for a lot of people who want to get away. Couples who just want to relax and maybe catch a little sun, the beaches and resorts of Batangas are definitely your go to.
While most may think that romance isn’t easily achieved when there are people around, the white sand beaches may tell a different story. The Cape Santiago Lighthouse in Calatagan has a wonderful view, and may inspire a scene straight out of Titanic, cheesy as it may be.
There’s no shortage of romantic places to visit in the country. The reality of romance is that it takes you, the person that you love most in the world, and a little bit of thought. Something as simple as a road trip to any of these destinations can be made romantic with just the right touches.
About the Author:
Kyle Kam is a Digital Marketing Specialist of MoneyMax.ph, a financial comparison website aiming to help Filipinos save money through diligent comparisons of financial products.