With the travel bans due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019, you’re probably having a hard time planning trips to other countries. Why not take this opportunity to explore the equally beautiful, if not more so, destinations near your own place? Make your March weekends more fun by bringing your family or going with your barkada. Check out our one-month weekend travel challenge for March 2020 and see if you can visit each one.
Weekend 1: Thrilling heights at Masungi Georeserve, Rizal
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Just two hours away from Metro Manila is the beautiful limestone landscape of Masungi Georeserve. In this conservation area, visitors can embrace nature as they trek through the trails winding around the rainforests of Rizal. Don’t forget to enjoy the fresh breeze and the spectacular view of Laguna de Bay from Sapot, a web-style viewing platform, or just swing around the giant hammock Duyan. Check out their website for more details.
Location: Kilometer 47, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines 1970
Contact details: +63 908 888 70 02, +63 995 186 99 11, firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend 2: Bumpy rides on ATVs in Antipolo, Rizal
An activity for at least two people (better if more!), ATV Adventures Rizal is the perfect group outing for a weekend. You and your family and friends can enjoy the wonders of nature while driving through the bumpy trails. If you’re a beginner, you can stick to the two-hour forest trail surrounded by tall pine trees. But if you want more of a challenge, you can try your hand at the River Trail. Visit their website for more information.
Location: Sapinit Road, Antipolo, Rizal
Contact details: +63 908 894 0771, +63 977 750 2671, email@example.com
Weekend 3: Crashing waves at La Union
Easily accessible and only four hours away from the city, La Union has become one of this generation’s favorite beaches. It’s still surf season in ELYU, so you can definitely get waves as high as 2 to 3 meters. Beginners should try the smaller waves at the Beach Break or Urbiztondo Beach, where they can also get lessons from local instructors. But if you’re looking for bigger waves as an advanced surfer, try the Monaliza Point, where you’ll find an exposed reef and point break. Choose a trendy ELYU stay for your weekend trip.
Weekend 4: Jumping around the Inflatable Island in Subic
One of the biggest floating playgrounds in Asia, Inflatable Island is approximately 4,200 square meters, which is equal to about eight basketball courts put together side by side. It’s located just by the waters of Subic Bay, only about three hours away from Manila. From inflatable slides, towers, and bridges to swings and human launchers, Inflatable Island can definitely give you loads of fun. Their Sanrio Float Town special is open until the end of this month, so make sure to take a photo with that giant Gudetama before it’s gone! Check out their website for more details.
Location: Subic Bay Waters, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
Contact details: +63 917 150 1103, +63 917 835 2665, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where else are you planning to spend your March 2020 weekends? Share them with us below!