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10 Places to Enjoy Your “Undas” for Less than Php1,000

(Updated November 2022)
Where to go with a limited budget to enjoy your Undas vacation?
While Filipinos traditionally go to cemeteries to visit their loved ones who passed away, some of us see Undas break as a long weekend. It is perfect for a chance to get out of Metro Manila and finally have a breather away from traffic, pollution, noise, or perhaps heartbreak.
Most Filipinos love traveling. However, we are also keen on spending, especially if we not have much cash to spare.

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If you have been spending most of your holidays through staycations, make this one different. We got a long weekend coming. Grab your backpack and get on an adventure with just P1, 000 or less. You can choose from these 10 awesome yet cheap destinations we have listed.

  1. Anilao, Batangas

Anilao is one of the most popular beaches in Batangas. It is only two and a half to three hours away from Metro Manila. Teeming with marine life, get ready to find Nemo’s friends. If you plan to get into basic diving, you must prepare P1,500. Enjoy the colorful coral reefs in more than 20 diving sites. In case of diving is not your thing, you can just go swimming and island hopping to enjoy your Undas.

  1. Borawan and Dampalitan Beaches, Padre Burgos, Quezon

Borawan beach is 5 hours from Manila. What does it have to offer? It has the undeveloped virgin feel a beach gives when only a handful has just discovered its beauty. The type of beach which is not yet been stepped on by so many tourists yet. Though it does not have the fine white sands of Boracay, it also does not have a crowd of tourists. You can enjoy the peace while wandering around the rock boulders and high limestones. Note that there is no fee for setting foot on the Borawan, while Dampalitan charges P50.

  1. Kwebang Lampas/ Puting Buhangin, Pagbilao, Quezon

Make sure you have some change, as you might be charged P20 to P45 at a local checkpoint while riding a tricycle to Kwebang Lampas. Once you pass the gate, you still have to walk a bit more or ride a boat for P35. As assumed by the name, the sea goes beyond the cave entrance. The sands are whitish and shiny. Also, you will notice the coconut trees lining the beach. Overnight guests are not allowed. It means you better plan to get back to Lucena later at night to enjoy your Undas break.

  1. Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas

Burot beach is part of the shores of Calatagan, Batangas, around 3.5 hours away from the metro. The cream-colored sands are a bit fine in texture and surround various rock formations. Like the Borawan, it has an undeveloped feel that adds to its peaceful ambiance. While Burot beach is a private property owned by SM Group of Companies, the public is welcome to enjoy camping, swimming, cove hopping, and snorkeling.  If you wish to stay overnight, you must bring your own tent (unless you want to rent one for P300) and pay P130 for the stay.

  1. Anawangin Cove, Zambales

The beach is noticeably lined with pine trees. There is a vast space for campers to put up their tents and comfort rooms, too, with ample fresh water, as the island also has a clear river across it. You have to cross the river if you want to go hiking on Anawangin’s mountainous peaks. With this cove, you can get the best of three worlds: swimming in a river, snorkeling in the sea, and mountain climbing. There are no hotels and only weak to no cellphone signal, so you will most likely enjoy camping and campfires.

  1. Boracay de Cavite, Ternate, Cavite

Known to others as Katungkulan Beach Resort, the Boracay de Cavite is a very popular go-to beach for a lot of weekenders. The grayish sand is so soft that you can easily bury your toes in its warm fineness. It feels like you travel far even though you are just a few miles away from Manila to enjoy your Undas. 

  1. Nasugbu, Batangas

Nasugbu has a long stretch of beaches. It offers white to black sands and a long line of mountain peaks, including Pico de Loro and Punta Fuego. Nasugbu is a beach very affordable for a group of friends who want to go backpacking together. Also, there are public beaches you can go to. Plus, you can enjoy various local cuisines at affordable prices.

  1. Laiya Beach, San Juan Batangas

Around three hours from Manila, Laiya Beach is a seaside community perfect for a getaway during weekends like enjoying your Undas break. The clear water and the cream-colored beach will entice you to go beach bumming.

  1. Tagaytay

Tagaytay is very convenient to visit as many buses go straight from Manila to Tagaytay itself. Among the popular places to visit are Picnic Grove, Palace in the Sky / People’s Park, and SkyRanch.  It takes pride in its Sky Eye as it is the highest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines. From Olivarez, Tagaytay, you can simply go to any tourist spot you want through jeepneys at cheap fares, as much as P20.

  1. Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Nuvali takes pride in its manmade lake. There is no entrance fee though you have to pay for a boat ride if you want to tour the lake without a single sweat. And if you are up to it, you can rent a bike or walk around the lake and explore the lines of shops and trees. Also, you can visit the Nuvali Republic Wakepark and try wakeboarding.

The estimated basic expenditures are only for a single person. Do you want to take your loved ones with you and enjoy your Undas vacation, but you don’t have cash on hand? You still have time to apply for a personal loan in Philippines at Cash Mart. Cash Mart offers online quick cash loans you can process within a day. Try it now.