3-day Family Vacation to the Philippines



  • Great family vacations turn into quality family time. Creating memorable activities together will strengthen the bond of all its members. A good way to do this is to make your trips full of fun and excitement.

    You can achieve this by going to the Philippines and exploring any of its 7,640 islands. Plan a 3-day fun-filled itinerary that you can treasure for a lifetime. Just like what Filipinos say all the time, “It’s more fun in the Philippines.”

    Day 1-Explore the City

    After landing on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you can immediately start off your city exploration for you are already in Metro Manila, the urban region of the nation. Hotels are all around the vicinity, you can take your pick from budget hostels to star rated hotels with the best views and amenities.

    Sofitel Manila

    Location: CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila

    Dusit Thani Manila

    Location: 1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Makati, 12242 Metro Manila

    Lub d - Philippines MakatiCrossroads Hostel Manila Co. Ltd.

    76 Mariveles, Mandaluyong, 1550 Kalakhang Maynila

    Zula Residences

    7840 Makati Ave, Corner P. Guanzon, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

    Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

    1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila

    After finding the best hotel that suits you. It is suggested that book a rental car instead of public transportation to find your way to the best tourist spots in the city. If you choose to be adventurous, ride the jeepney, their local passenger taxi, for a cheaper price and travel the Pinoy way.


    Make your way to in minutes to Intramuros. Discover the Philippines’ Spanish influence as you admire historical architectures built hundreds of years ago. Visit Fort Santiago, a military fortress built in 1593 and see the original weapons used to defend the city. Photo-op with the family is required as you stroll and learn history in this amazing spot.

    Manila Ocean Park

    Treat your kids to a visual party and visit the aquariums featuring various aquatic animals. You can also have one on one encounters with different birds of prey and fascinating land creatures plus more attractions in the park.

    Bonifacio Global City

    After putting the children to sleep, experience the night life a car ride away in BGC. Numerous top-notch restaurants that offer different international cuisines are everywhere. Enjoy a beer or more and party your way to the ecstatic bars and clubs un the area.

    Day 2-Beach Bonding

    Time to explore what the Philippines is really known for, the beautiful beaches.

    Feel the sand in your feet and dip into the blue waters. Share tasty seafood while listening to each other’s stories. And try out different water activities as one happy family.

    Subic Beaches

    You can choose to take a 2-and-a-half-hour trip to Subic and have your pick in different resorts.

    Enjoy swimming, beach sports and various age-appropriate activities that will make your stay worthwhile.

    Subic Beach Resort

    205 National Highway, Calapandayan, Subic, 2209 Zambales

    Whiterock Beach Hotel + Waterpark in Subic

    Purok 3, Subic, 2209 Zambales

    Subic Pearl Beach Resort

    Purok 3, Subic, 2209 Zambales

    Puerto Galera

    If you want your family to have an all-natural island experience visit Puerto Galera, Mindoro. This is popular for quick-beach getaways for its proximity to the city. Take a 2-hour bus to Batangas Port, then take a “roro” or a medium sized boat to the island and begin partying. Be in awe with the white beach, the rock formations, and the incredible nightlife in this gift of nature.

    White Beach Resort

    White Beach, Puerto Galera, 5203 Oriental Mindoro

    Edgewater Dive & Spa Resort Inc.

    Edgewater Road, Puerto Galera, 5203 Oriental Mindoro

    Day 3-Mall Hopping

    After settling back to your hotel in the city. Bring back souvenirs along with your good memories.

    Don’t fret if you weren’t able to buy them in the local shops you passed by. The Philippines is known for huge malls where you can find anything and everything you need. Go as a family and shop as you like.

    Gyms, barber shop and salons, spa and massage services, theme parks, exhibits and churches are all inside the malls giving the whole family more chances to enjoy before you end your trip.

    SM Mall of Asia

    G/F Main Mall, SM Central Business Park,

    Seaside Blvd, 123, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila

    Power Plant Mall

    Rockwell Dr, Makati, 12242 Metro Manila

    SM Megamall

    Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

    Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

    Robinsons Galleria Ortigas

    Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila