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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Serotonin & Sunsets for Summer: 4 Beaches Near Metro Manila



Time flies so fast! Suddenly, we’re at the second quarter of the year and here comes everybody’s favorite season – summer! Have you already planned out where to go with your family? The point here is to spend quality time with them, have a break from the stresses of everyday life, and just chill out. If you haven’t yet and is considering the beach, for now, to save the international trips for later, read on for some insights.

Health benefits of going to the beach

I don’t know about you, but for many, it isn’t a summer well spent without a trip to the beach. There’s something about the blue water, walking in the sand, and enjoying the sun in your most comfortable clothes. To say it’s relaxing is an understatement. The many health benefits of hitting the beach are even proven by science. Because it leads to the production of the happy chemical serotonin, it relieves anxiety, hormonal imbalance, immune system, while saltwater fights of infection.

Beaches near Metro Manila

Thanks to the long weekend brought about by the Holy Week, you can reflect and relax with your family and friends. To make it a relaxing experience as well for the driver though, the best thing to do is to opt for a beach near Manila. After all, near doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be nice. The key here is to take your time to find the best fit and plan the trip well enough. Make sure that there is something for everyone – activities, food, and great accommodation.

Here you go with 4 recommended beaches you can drive to (which also wouldn’t cost much to enjoy):

Anilao Beach in Mabini, Batangas

Of course, we’ll have Batangas here! Anilao is known for being a scuba diving destination in the country. You may reach your choice of resort via a 3-hour drive from Manila or riding a bus in Cubao terminal. With friends, you can go for the resort that offers activity packages for groups other than scuba diving such as kayaking and snorkeling. This helps you forecast your budget.

Boracay de Cavite in Ternate, Cavite

This beach resort is a small cove inside Gregorio Lim Marine Base in Calumpang Ternate, Cavite. Although the grayish sand is not yet ready to be compared with that of in the Boracay that we all know, it is fine and soft. Entrance fee is so cheap – you may want to invite all your relatives for an instant family reunion. Cottages are first come, first serve though, so best to be there early. You can bring foods and drinks or buy in the nearby store.

Liw-Liwa Beach in San Felipe, Zambales

Who’s up for surfing? This beach in Zambales is a good destination for when you can’t travel to Aurora, La Union, and Siargao just yet. Since Liw-Liwa Village is borne out of Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption, expect a long stretch of gray sand. You can also enjoy the mountains of Zambales as the backdrop. Bring your own tent.


Kwebang Lampas in Pagbilao, Quezon

Let’s go a little further and drive for another hour or two to Quezon. Kwebang Lampas with its white sand beach is something new to add to your list of beaches to visit. There are many coconut trees and nice cottages near the shoreline that would certainly look good on your Instagram feed. What’s more, is you can also swim in the water-filled cave. Bring your own food, okay?

There you go with recommended beaches near Metro Manila you may visit in the coming holiday break. To add to the many reasons that make visiting the beach beneficial to your health, you’d also have a series of good sleep afterward. This means can expect to come back refreshed, happier, and definitely healthier.

Truly, it’s more fun in the Philippines, as it doesn’t need to cost much to maximize the long weekend. Now probably, just like millions of people, your ultimate dream is to save enough money to retire and invest in properties near the beaches, right?

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22 comments:

  1. I’ve been to those beaches except for Boracay de Cavite in Ternate. Is it crowded there?

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    1. Can be crowded especially during this season :)

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  2. Wow how I wish going back to the beach and try other places to visit and sulk in the sun.

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  3. I miss the sand, sea and the sun! I am currently pregnant and almost near my due date and can't enjoy summer much! How I envy the people who go to these places!

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  4. Timely post! Summer na. Ang sarap mag-beach. By the way, we already went to Ternate Beach. Nag-island hopping kami pero sobrang scary nung boat trip namin. Haha ang lakas ng alon 😂

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    1. the alon can sometimes get tough and scary kaya po lagi ako naka safety vest :)

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  5. Perfect timing coz i am schedule our summer for various weekend trips. We wilk consider your 4 recommendations :)

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  6. Your post reminds me that summer na pala next week and wala pa ko pupuntahan na beach! I haven't tried yet any on the list, but thanks for recommending =)

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    1. have a visit po and you'll enjoy them for sure :)

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  7. Thanks for the recommendations on where to go for an outing this summer! My family have decided to go to Zambales over the holidays, I hope di naman masyadong crowded 😅

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    1. sana nga po para mas ma enjoy nyo ang view :)

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  8. kakainggit ang beach post na eto. i am looking forward to summer! spring pa lang kami dito:-)

    Wendy

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    1. awww. sana po may spring din sa Pinas. Hahaha

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  9. Grabe ang dami ko pang hindi napupuntahan na beaches here. Tapos super near pa around metro manila pa. Will consider this pag gusto namin magbeach.

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    1. our country is truly blessed with so many beautiful places :)

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  10. Parang gusto ko na pumunta tuloy ng beach! Sakto malapit lang sa Manila. We've been to Zambales pero sa Anawangin palang. Thanks for these recommendations!

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  11. Super love ko po ang Anawangin! Mag eenjoy kayo dun. Super ganda ng sunset dun. :)

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  12. Kakatapos ko lang magbeach last week. I need some time to recover from sunburn hahaha. The best talaga sa Pinas! Kahit saan may magandang beach, mura pa!

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  13. As if I needed more reasons to justify a beach trip, hahahaha! Thanks for recommending some new places to check out!

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