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A Guide to Top Vacation Destinations in the Philippines

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

Are you ready to sleigh the “ber” months season? With eased, and gradual lifting of local travel restrictions, this three-month holiday celebration has never been better. Start marking your calendars and start planning your travel adventures, because DMCI Homes is about to make traveling easier for you.

With DMCI Homes’ new program, DMCI Homes VacationPass™, your travel dreams will be realized sooner and easier than ever. This buyer’s incentive program gives you complimentary access to DMCI Homes’ wide range of leisure properties, giving you the ultimate travel experience to top vacation destinations.

VacationPass™ Promo

Gain access to our properties in Baguio, Boracay, and Davao City and upcoming destinations in Laguna and Batangas through VacationPass™ Promo, open to all qualifying DMCI Homes customers.

DMCI Homes recognizes the value of committing your home investment with us, and we would like you to experience and enjoy our brand of resort-inspired lifestyle even before you move in. The VacationPass™ promo can be experienced in two ways.

  • Enjoy a complimentary stay of three days and two nights when you invest in any participating DMCI Homes properties from December 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022.

  • Use your VPoints, for every recent home investment included in the promo. The VPoints program starts on July 1, 2022, and the accumulated VPoints can be converted to exclusive access to any participating DMCI Homes leisure property.

Verdon Parc in Davao City has one hectare of well-designed, resort-inspired open spaces.

Ready to plan your travel? Worry not, as your accommodations would be on us! Make your next trip unforgettable by exploring the go-to places and activities we have listed for you. Make it a trip that you will never forget, with our compiled list of go-to places and activities.

Bask in the cultural heritage and art scene in Baguio

Apart from the cool Christmas-like breeze, Baguio is known for its thriving art scene, and cultural destinations.

Baguio City is known as home of local artists ranging from crafts, folk arts expressions, street arts, and many more.

Ili-Likha Artists’ Wateringhole

Like Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole, one won’t imagine a wondrous creative space like Ili-Likha Artists’ Wateringhole nestled near the busy streets of the famous Session Road. Once you go inside, you are transported into an other-worldly maze-like tree village, adorned with a visual treat of wood art pieces, stained glass art, sculptures, mixed medium art pieces, and more. This multi-level eco-art complex boasts a theater, live performance area, shops, restaurants, and specialty cafes. There are around eight options to dine in. Vegetarians would love the Scout Burrows’ honest-to-goodness vegetabuns. Dairy lovers will fawn over the cheese and yoghurt snacks and dishes over at Yomichee Snackhouse, such as Yoghurt Bowl and Float, Cottage Cheese Dumplings, and a snack platter. The Café and art studio Kapi Kullaaw, on the other hand, is a cozy space to enjoy specialty coffees and teas. The brainchild of National Artist and renowned film director Eric de Guia aka Kidlat Tahimik, this art meets dining gem is a haven for artists and foodies alike, and is a definite must-see.

Tam-awan Village

Tam-awan Village is famous to tourists as it gives a glimpse of Cordilleran culture. (Photo by Kharl Anthony Paica from Unsplash)

Another must-see place in Baguio is the Tam-awan Village, an art and cultural center by the Chanum Foundation founded in 1998. With the aim to showcase the work of local artists, and at the same time, promote the Cordillera heritage through cultural activities, expect several exhibits, live performances, and festivals frequently held in this village. Immerse yourself in the Cordillera culture and discover Ifugao huts and Kalinga houses made from original materials, all of which also serve as lodging for travelers.

Also, an interactive museum, you can explore the village and witness Cordillera craftsmanship in several of its galleries, featuring masterpieces from both budding and seasoned artists. Enjoy the surrounding flora and fauna while exploring this big space. At the end of the day, take a rest at the Tam-Awan Village Café and enjoy warm drinks and try native Cordilleran cuisine.

Before visiting, make sure to check out their website, to see the list of their events lineup for the week, to make the most out of your visit.

Enjoy the tour of Baguio while relaxing in the comfort of our accommodations in Bristle Ridge located on Pacdal Road, and Outlook Ridge Residences located in Outlook Drive.

Enjoy the mesmerizing mountain view and cool breeze from the view deck of Outlook Ridge Residences in Baguio City.

Hike your way to the top of Laguna

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and take a two-hour drive to reconnect with nature through a hiking trip to Calamba, Laguna. Journey to the peak of the mystical mountains of Mt. Makiling through the Mariang Makiling Trail at the University of the Philippines Los Baños or the EcoPark at Sto. Tomas City, Batangas.

Adventure seekers go for hiking or nature bathing in Calamba, Laguna.

Stretching across Calamba, Los Baños, and Batangas, Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve’s trails are quite an attraction. Tread through the forest trail’s gentle slopes, across 30 stations all the way to Peak 2 of Mt. Makiling’s summit, where you are rewarded with the most scenic views.

DMCI Homes will soon complete your nature experience with a new exciting leisure destination coming soon!

Beach meets nature in San Juan, Batangas

Just a 4-hour drive from Manila, Batangas is sought after for quick getaways and long leisurely stays, whether to enjoy the beach, or to engage in nature activities.

Batangas has an array of commercialized and virgin beaches, making it a go-to place for those looking for a quick beach getaway.

San Juan, Batangas hosts one of the most popular beach destinations in the country, Laiya.

It’s also perfect for adventure-seekers who wish to climb surrounding mountains like Mt. Daguldol, or trek to Naambon Falls.

Laiya Beach

Boasting stretches of ivory sand, pristine waters, and a breathtaking view of the mountains, Laiya is the preferred beach among many available in Batangas, and is one of the country’s most visited beaches. Its coast is lined with bars and restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

Mt. Daguldol

Offering scenic views of the mountains and the sea, hiking in coastal mountain Mt. Daguldol is among the most popular for trekkers. There are three trail options, all of which offer spectacular views. There is a trail that oversees the seaside, another that passes by woodlands and forests, and another leads to the top of the mountain, with a rewarding view of the coast of Batangas.

Naambon Falls

The hike to Mt. Daguldol won’t be complete without a side trip to the famous Naambon Falls. A popular tourist destination, the falls allows tourists to experience swimming in cascading waters while enjoying the serene atmosphere of the forest.

Your next adventure in San Juan, Batangas will soon be better than ever with an upcoming exclusive accommodation coming to its shores in a twinkling.

Escape to the shores of Boracay

Retreat to the tropical paradise of Boracay, one of the best islands in Asia and the world, as recognized by Condé Nast and TIME Magazine. Breathtakingly beautiful, Boracay is famous for its long stretch of powdery white sands and glistening turquoise waters. With a plethora of exciting activities and experiences to discover, no dull day would go by.

Explore and try the thrilling water activities and island tours in the award-winning Boracay Islands.

Water Activities

Enjoy thrilling water sports activities, like kite surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, or paraw sailing, while basking in the wonders of the sea. Surrounded by several dive sites, discover the colorful marine life underneath the azure waters through a diving or snorkeling experience.

Luxury Spa Experience at Tirta Spa Boracay

Complete your rest and recreation trip to Bora through a luxurious spa.

Indulge in a luxurious pampering session at internationally acclaimed and multi-awarded Tirta Spa Boracay. Perched on a hilltop overlooking Crocodile Island, its Asian-inspired architecture transports you to the walls of a serene royal temple.

Enjoy their signature massage, and experience a piece of heaven as you relax in the hands of their dedicated licensed therapists.

Crystal Kayak Photoshoot

Snap your most Instagrammable photos while on the crystal kayak in the glistening turquoise waters of Boracay. Level up your beach photos with a celebrity-like photoshoot courtesy of your friendly local guide, and go home with stunning and aesthetic photos to cap off your trip.

After an exciting day at the beach, return to DMCI Homes’ Alta Vista de Boracay tropical expanse, nestled on the famous Puka Beach.

Bask in the world-class beauty of Boracay Islands from the peak of Alta Vista de Boracay.

Experience Nature and Culture in Davao City

Dubbed as the Crown Jewel of Mindanao, Davao City is famous for its wildlife, its fruits, and its rich culture. The vibrant city offers aesthetic landscapes, conservation centers, and parks, among others.

Philippine Eagle Center

The Philippine Eagle Center is the sanctuary of 36 Philippine eagles with its tropical rainforest environment.

An eight-hectare tract of rainforest, the Philippine Eagle Center is home to the only captive Philippine Eagle community. While the breeding centers are off-limits to most tourists, the rest of the park open to the public provides a fascinating introduction to the Philippines' native birdlife.

People’s Park

People’s Park is famous both to locals and tourists with its colorful park setting right in Davao City.

A four-hectare cultural theme park, the People’s Park in Davao City theme park features a mini-forest, man-made waterfalls, an interactive fountain, fish ponds, a children’s playground, and a giant durian dome. The durian dome is one of the park’s main attractions and is one of the most photographed spots in Davao.

Mt. Apo

Savor the unobstructed, majestic view of Mt. Apo from the roof deck of Verdon Parc in Davao City.

Complete your trip to Davao with a visit to the King of Philippine Peaks or Mt. Apo. While located on the outskirts of Davao City, Mount Apo is famed for topping the list of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia. Before reaching the top of Mt. Apo, be mesmerized by the crater lake naturally formed through volcanic activities. Once you reach the summit, enjoy seven glorious peaks and a panoramic view of South Cotabato's Mt. Matutum, and Lake Venado, among others.

Have a relaxing getaway with free room nights through DMCI Homes VacationPass™.

Make your stay in Davao a comfortable one through free room nights in DMCI Homes’ resort-inspired Verdon Parc, and enjoy the panoramic view of Davao Gulf and Mt. Apo at the heart of the city.

A vacation to these exciting destinations awaits you! To know more if you are qualified for the VacationPass™ promo, visit now, and avail your free accommodation today!

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