The Philippines is known for its beaches, its rainforests and vibrant culture. While you may want to check Riyadh to Manila flight prices for that reason alone, know that there are many places you’d want to go camping so that you can immerse yourself in the native landscape. Here are the 10 best campsites and glampsites in the Philippines.
Camp Talusi Hills, El Nido, Palawan
This campsite near Ca-Alan beach allows you to sleep in an almost undisturbed natural environment. One point in its favor is that you can enjoy an American or Continental breakfast. Amenities are better than a site where you’re roughing it, but it isn’t “glamour camping”.
Port Barton, Palawan
This glamping site gets points for being a “budget” glamping resort. It provides privacy and a barely trampled beach. You can go swimming and snorkeling. It provides three meals a day, too. It perfectly balances amenities with price.
Calaguas Island, Bicol
The Mahabang Buhangin Beach gives you the same white sands as you’d see on Boracay, but it has a fraction of the crowds. And the cost of renting a tent space is less than the entrance fee for the beach. Note that you can just swim at the beach and stay at a local hotel or another campground, as well.
Backpacker’s Island, El Nido
This campsite is actually located on Carcotan Island, Palawan. It is seventeen miles from El Nido. You can access a private beach and have access to a breakfast buffet. And it has airport shuttles.
Block Camp Site, Laguna
This glamour camping site is a few hours’ drive from Manila, but it feels like it is even further from that bustling city. Its location on the lake lets you go swimming or boating.
Nagsasa Cove, Zambales
If you book Philippine airlines tickets to Manila, you may be able to camp here the evening you arrive since it is a several hour drive from the city. It has a great view of the mountains and the beach. And the camping fee lets you stay in cottages, rather than just letting you pitch a tent. Bathroom facilities are provided but minimal. Think cold showers, whereas nicer sites give you private bathrooms.
The Birdhouse, El Nido, Palawan
This is a true glamping destination. They don’t just give you tents with mosquito netting. Every “nest” or luxury tent has a private bathroom and outdoor lounge. Yet they’re each high in the trees, giving you an amazing view. Yes, you are literally in a “bird’s nest”.
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, Balete
This resort has added glamping to their list of available options. It has swimming pools and nightly bonfires. Their tents have private bathrooms, but you won’t have Wi-Fi.
Anawangin Cove, Zambales
This off-the-grid campsite is not glamour camping. Instead, you’re roughing it near the former site of the Mount Pinatubo eruption. There’s no electricity, but there is almost nothing to scare away the animals, either.
Aetas Glamping, El Nido
This is another El Nido glamping site; they take it so seriously it is in the name. They have massive tents and private bathrooms. It gets points for de facto room service.