Manila is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the archipelago of Philippines and most foreign tourists seeking an island gateway in this Far East nation often end up spending their vacations in Manila. But, there are some less explored yet stunning locations on the outskirts of Manila that promise to soothe the senses with unsurpassed tranquillity, natural exquisiteness and picturesque settings. Read on to know more about few lures scattered around Manila that entice holidaymakers to reserve seats on flights bound for this Filipino city.
Tourists disembarking flights at Manila and seeking natural pursuits often head to the Anawangin Cove. The crescent shaped concave features soft white sand strips and turquoise sea water with pea-green rock-strewn mountains and lush green pine forest as its backdrop. As there are no proper roads connecting Anawangin, travellers can purchase boat tickets from Pundaquit to visit the area. Besides, hikers have an option to avail a six hour trek through the trails of Pundaquit range. The pictorial view of the area and the clear blue sky with white flecks of clouds gives flights to the fancies of the travellers.
Most holidaymakers boarding flights to the enamouring city of Manila and looking for an escape from the hustle-bustle of the metropolis often make their way to the Tagaytay City. It is one of the best places to unwind amidst natural surroundings. This small township offers several choices to entertain its visitors. Moreover, Tagaytay also astounds its visitors with a unique visual treat. Vacationers arriving on flights bound for Manila during the rainy season often get to witness the double rainbow here. Take a quick tour to the People’s Park, enjoy a 360 degree view of the nearby areas, hop aboard the giant Ferris Wheels or get awed with the eye-catching sight of the volcano island from Tagaytay – possibilities are simply unlimited!
Another most visited tourist destination located around fifty kilometres south of Manila, Taal Volcano is one of the few active volcanoes in Philippines. Holidaymakers on flights landing in Manila can travel to Batangas by bus and from there they can avail boat ride to reach the base of the Taal Volcano. Hikers planning a trip to the top should carry all essential trekking gears. The trail to the top is filled with awing sites, however, the harsh sun mat drain out all one’s energy; hence it makes sense to carry enough water. Holidaymakers, who do not want to walk, can take a horse ride to get to the top.