2019 Budget-Friendly Local Destinations

2019 Budget-Friendly Local Destinations

All work and no play will drive anyone crazy. One of the best ways to unwind? Take some time off and head on somewhere far from your usual view. Traveling is almost always a good idea – minus the part where you gotta spend.

If you’re done scrolling in envy and ready to go on an adventure even if it’s just a few hours away, here’s a list of budget-friendly local destinations :

La Union

La Union — now more commonly known as ‘Elyu’ — has become a go-to destination for weekend warriors looking for somewhere to go. It’s not exactly hard to see why : it’s very accessible even via commute and you won’t run out of things to do, see or eat. There’s Tangadan falls, all-day surfing and a wide array of home-grown restos to choose from.


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La Union isn’t vacation-yy enough because it’s starting to feel like an extension of Manila for you? Go for Baler. Waves are just as good. Lots of good food to try. More beaches to explore.

Anawangin Cove, Zambales

Heads up : If you’re not keen on the idea of COMPLETELY giving up your phone signal, it’s best to keep your trip to an overnight. Anawangin Cove is a great way to recharge and go on a short social media detox. There are actually a lot of travel agencies offering joiner trips for as low as P799. You just gotta look in the right places.

Fortune Island, Batangas

Much like Anawangin, Fortune Island is a great place to experience a camping and a short social media detox. The best part? There’s never too many people on this island. Just make sure you’re well-packed and well-coordinated with your logistics and you’re up for a great adventure.

BONUS : Cebu

On a budget and that budget isn’t all too tight? Come and visit Cebu. There are tons of places to see from beaches to temples. And when you wanna take a break from all the touristy shenanigans – the city has quite a lot of good food places to offer. We hear the night life is pretty great too. *wink*.

Any other budget-friendly destinations you know of? Share it with us in the comments!


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