According to Tourism Philippines, an unbiased Philippine travel guide, this tropical country offers a variety of things to see and do for tourists wishing for a fun-packed vacation. The Philippines has scenic spots, marine life and natural wonders. The country also has vacation houses for a traveler to rest after a long day.
In the heart of Palawan, a group of islands located in the Visayas region of the Philippines, is a privately owned vacation house for rent. The Kabantagan lies in a small town called San Vicente, which the Philippine Star, a local broadsheet, touts as the next big thing in Philippine tourism. Kabantagan is a picturesque place affording nature lovers a peaceful sanctuary away from the urban crowd. The house, which can accommodate up to six people, runs on solar power and a full-time caretaker is on-hand to assist guests.
Activities in and around Kabantagan include snorkeling, boat-riding, fishing and exploring the waterfall nearby. A supermarket and a wet market are conveniently located near the house. The rate for this house is Php 1, 500 daily or Php 26,000 a month.
Kabantagan Peter Heppner Barangay Kemdeng, San Vicente Puerto Princesa, Palawan Philippines 011-63-916-263-3208 kabantagan.com
Jagna Lodge, Bohol
The Jagna Lodge, located in Jagna, Canuba Beach, in the province of Bohol, offers a retreat for every member of the family. Its most popular attraction is the Bohol Sea, which is literally in the lodge's backyard. Guests can access the beach via stairway leading down to the cove, which is secluded and very private.
The lodge has two bedrooms, each with a bath and shower, as well as a functional kitchen with complete appliances. It can accommodate up to eight people. Nearby, guests can shop at local stores and markets, as the main town is roughly ten minutes away. A quick trip to the famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol and the Tarsier Sanctuary can be arranged.
The rate for renting the entire house is about Php 3,500 daily or Php 30,000 per month. According to the Philippine travel site, Biyahero, the town of Jagna is a port that links Central Visayas to other nearby provinces for crop collection. As of 2010, it's the port by which many surfing enthusiasts arrive to or depart from when going to nearby Siargao.
Jagna Lodge Jagna, Canuba Beach Bohol, Philippines 011-63-920-567-0847 jagnalodge.com
Aranaz Beach House, Batangas
According to the online travel guide Manila View, the northern province of Batangas has two special offerings for visitors: coffee and beaches. It is located just two hours away from Makati, the financial capital of the Philippines. It is the favorite destination for many families, tourists and businessmen who wish to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the province without leaving the comforts of urban Manila. It's also a popular destination for diving enthusiasts.
The family owned Aranaz Beach House is found in Batangas in the highly developed town of Tali, Nasugbu. This private beach house is a two-story sanctuary with plenty of daybeds and double deckers. There even is a room for the drivers and maids. It's a spacious vacation house that can accommodate up to 20 people. Around the area, guests can enjoy the services of a massage therapist on call, play ball games or snorkel in the coves.
Rates for renting the Aranaz Beach House depends on the number of guests, but it starts from Php 4,000 per day.
Aranaz Beach House Tali, Nasugbo, Batangas Becky Aranaz 011-63-917-533-2403 beachhideaway.webs.com