Holiday Getaways: 5 Accommodations Perfect For Last Minute Escapes

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Choose Philippines | Dec 22, 2016

There’s something quite bittersweet about Christmas in the Philippines: on one hand, you have the endless parties, food, and bonuses. However, on the other hand, you have traffic more chaotic than other months of the year, pickpocketing, and well, the infamous holiday rush.

For some people, especially looking to get away from the crowds, this is just unbearable. So if you qualify as one of those individuals looking for some peace and relaxation this coming Christmas, we’ve compiled a list of accommodations to escape to for you:

Z Hostel, Makati

Skyline view from Makati

Located in the heart of Makati, this humble hostel breaks all the rich and snooty stereotypes you have of "posh" Makati. This is your affordable second home away from home.

Grand Sierra Pines, Baguio

Baguio City streets

Yes, even after so many years, chilly Baguio still has the rare honor of being called the Summer and Vacation Capital of the Philippines, for good reason: the chilly atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle of the city is perfect for those looking to get away from the stresses of city living.


Peñalosa Organic Farm, Negros Occidental

Peñalosa Farms in Victorias City, Negros Occidental

The country’s emerging homestay sector of the tourism industry got a major boost this year, and with places like Peñalosa in Victorias, homestays are set to conquer the market of Filipinos looking for accommodations that are exciting, picturesque, and most importantly, economical.

Flower Island Resort, Palawan

Palawan has always been a travel destination for both Filipinos and foreigners, and Flower Island Resort has all the accommodations to prove it: from a pearl farm nearby, to crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkeling, there's no shortage of  fun here in Palawan.


La Vida Orchard, Davao del Norte

La Vida Orchard Bed and Breakfast

Lastly, if you're on a budget, yet want something that can relax and rejuvenate you, come to La Vida Orchard Bed and Breakfast in Samal: the unassuming facade of this place hides a wonderful, almost-Zen-like atmosphere, and is something that would definitely make your last few days of 2016 a lot better.


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