Christmas Around the Philippines: 8 Destinations, 1 Big Celebration

Christmas in the Philippines
The Philippines always celebrates Christmas in myriad — but all grand — ways. Photo from http://planetphilippines.com/

Christmas is always a big thing in the Philippines. Once the -ber months kick off (September to December), colorful lights, lanterns, and decor abound every nook, and Yuletide songs and carols are played everywhere. The atmosphere becomes a lot more fun and festive, signaling that, indeed, Christmas is in the air.

It’s no wonder that in every part of the Philippines, you’ll encounter different ways of celebrating this special time of the year. And for those traveling to the country this December and up to early next year, you’ll find a host of amazing deals for your stay. If you’re one to visit the places other than Metro Manila this season, check out these 8 destinations where you can enjoy the holly jolly holidays:

  1. Baler, Aurora

Found in the northeastern part of Luzon, Baler is known for its breathtaking scenery, historical landmarks, and surfing spots. And at Costa Pacifica, you can enjoy an early Christmas holiday amid the sun, sand, and surf. Book the resort’s Early Christmas Treat Promo that is inclusive of breakfast for 2, welcome drinks and towels, free Wi-Fi Internet connectivity at the beach house, and access to the pools of Casita de Bahia and Costa Pacifica. This promo is valid for stays until December 17, 2015 only.

Costa Pacifica Baler
It’s like summer in December when you spend the holidays at Costa Pacifica in Baler. Photo from http://www.costapacificabaler.com/
  1. Tagaytay City

The country’s second summer capital, located south of Metro Manila, boasts a cool climate that’s perfect for snuggling. One of the spots where you can cuddle with the family is at Taal Vista Hotel. It has its Filipino Christmas Festival Package that lets you enjoy buffer dinner and breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child (5 years old and below), free Wi-Fi Internet access, and 10% discount on SkyRanch, among others. This applies to stays between December 21 and 26.

You can also opt to stay at One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites and grab the 31 Days of Christmas promo. The deal comes with tons of freebies like breakfast for 2, a Tawilis Pizza from Azalea Restaurant, signature travel bag, use of the pool and gym, Wi-Fi Internet access, and a choice of oatmeal facial scrub or Swedish massage. There’s also a 10% discount on food and beverage at Azalea Restaurant. The promo is valid until December 31.

One Tagaytay Place Hotel Suites O Spa
A rejuvenating spa session will surely be a great Christmas treat to oneself. Photo from http://www.onetagaytayplace.com/
  1. Palawan

Home of 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan offers unique experiences for its visitors. And you get to bask in such when booking the Holi-deals promo of Astoria Palawan. The deal, which applies to stays from December 2 to 22, includes breakfast, welcome drinks, and use of the all-terrain bike, kayak, and paddle board for 30 minutes. For those who want a dose of adventure this Christmas, this offer is for you.

  1. Caramoan
Tugawe Cove Resort Infinity Pool
Take in the spectacular views of Caramoan with a stay at Tugawe Cove Resort. Photo from http://www.tugawecoveresort.com/

Another destination known for its pristine beaches, Caramoan in Camarines Sur also boasts hidden lakes and limestone karst formations. Get to see all these when you book at Tugawe Cove Resort. And if you reserve in advance for your stay on January to March 2016, you get 20% off the rates plus use of hotel facilities and free Wi-Fi Internet connection. Make sure to book its Best Available Rate from today until December 15 to receive these perks.

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