...and where to find them!
Some of us love to go outdoor and to stay to a place surrounded by trees, by the river or by the sea. Therefore, we do camping. However, it is not always easy to camp. Imagine, you will carry a tent and camping items on your back as you travel (or these things occupy your vehicle's space).
Then, you'll have to set up everything own your own. And since your backpack can only carry a few things, you can't even bring your favorite pillow and comforter. All these hassle you bring them with you when you just wanted to relax and camp.
Thanks to glamping, now you can enjoy camping more than before. All the things mentioned above, forget about them. You will just relax and chill as you lay down in soft and fluffy bed with an airconditioned tent. You sip your coffee while mesmerizing by the beach. And you'll just say, "this is life".
WHAT IS GLAMPING
Glamping is a portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping", and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping.
WHAT TO PACK FOR GLAMPING
Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:
- Stylish face mask
- Water container/tumbler to rehydrate
- Sunscreen for skin protection
- Goggles for swimming or snorkeling
- Stylish Swimsuit
- Travel backpack / luggage
- Reusable vacuum storage packs
- Selfie stick
- Waterproof phone case
- Acion cam
- Camping tent
- WiFi kit
- Power bank
Here I list 20+ glamping spots all over the Philippines:
North Beach Camp
North Beach Camp is located in a remote place in the north tip of Ilocos Norte. The resort is powered by solar panels where you can stay at one of their five glamping huts.
Each huts can fit up to 2 people, but you are allowed to bring your own tents in case you want to round up a barkada.
Address: Sitio Aprot, Barangay Caparispisan, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Baguio often brings to mind a sea of clouds, pine tree-scented breeze, and chilly weather. It is the entry point to several hiking trails, including paths to the summits of Mt. Ulap and Mt. Pulag.
Valleypoint Campsite in Tuba, Benguet has kubo-style glamping sites where you can experience the joy of camping minus the hassle.
Crystal Beach Resort
In a not-so-touristy spot in San Narciso, Zambales, this glamping site provides a quiet and laid back escape from the city. A stay at one of Crystal Beach’s tents includes two single beds with a complete set of bedding, towels and toiletries, and a complimentary breakfast.
While they have a restaurant in the vicinity, meals are admittedly pricey and if you might want to use their cooking facilities if you’re on a budget. To recharge and experience what Mother Nature has to offer, visit the nearby rock formations of Camara Island or the lighthouse on the hilltop of Capones Island.
Address: Barangay La Paz, San Narciso Town, San Narciso, Zambales [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Another glamping site near Manila, the Glamp Zambales is specifically located in Liw-Liwa, San Felipe. They aim to provide the premier glamping experience, and their stellar reviews show that they’re doing it right. In addition to their comfy air-conditioned tents, their common bathroom areas are clean and well-maintained.
What truly sets The Glamp apart is how their packages include a s’mores kit to enjoy at their fire pit, and complimentary foot massage services! Their friendly and accommodating staff will make you feel right at home, too.
Sand and Stars
Sand and Stars has everything you need if you're looking for some peace and quiet. It's an hour-and-a-half away from Baler, which has been drawing crowds since its surf spot became popular among tourists from Manila.
Aside from offering a vast beach strip that gives an unobstructed view of the stars at night, the resort features tents with mattresses, pillows, a solar-powered lamp, a rechargeable fan, and electric sockets. The camp fee also comes with complimentary breakfast and welcome drinks.
San Rafael River Adventure
San Rafael River Adventure has a floating glass cottage that you can take on a river cruise. Jet ski, kayak, paddle board, banana boat, and wakeboard activities are available for the more adventurous glamper.
Aside from the regular glamping package, they have what they call "Glamping with a Twist" where the tent is set up on a floating raft.
Ten Cents to Heaven
Located on the hills of Tanay, Rizal, Ten Cents to Heaven offers a perfect view of the Sierra Madre mountain ranges and Laguna de Bay.
Sometimes, the low-lying clouds descend to the camp and make you feel closer to "heaven." This backdrop is complemented with facilities for extreme sports such as a four-lane zip line; a tower for rappelling, wall climbing, and even free fall; a rope course; and a 4x4 adventure ride.
Riverfront Garden Resort
Just two hours away from Metro Manila, Riverfront Garden Resort is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a quick weekend escape.
They have rentable day beds for those who can't stay overnight, and while they provide glamping tents with mattresses and fans (or air-conditioning!), they encourage you to go off the grid and be at one with nature—there’s no WiFi on the premises, too!
Address: Barangay Pinagsanhan B, Maragondon, Cavite [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Nurture Wellness Village
Nurture Wellness Village takes the glamping experience up a notch with its air-conditioned tents, BBQ dinner and Arrozcaldo breakfast, bonfire, and swimming pool. Their packages for big groups come with 24-hour butler service, while their offerings for couples include a 30-minute head and shoulder massage!
Whether you travel in pairs or with a group, you can avail of their complimentary activities like their farm tour, healthy juice demo, and coffee roasting demo.
Address: Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West, Tagaytay, Cavite [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Glamping Etc. Philippines
Glamping Etc. offers geodesic dome tents that come with luxury mattresses, soft linens, a private bathroom, and toiletries. Guests can also use the kayaks, floaters, fishing rods, and body boards for free.
The almost futuristic dome-like structure adds a nice twist to experiencing sleeping under the stars or waking up to a beautiful view of the lake.
Address: Lake Lumot, Brgy. Lumot, Cavinti, Laguna [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort's glamping tents sit on their own expansive decks made of pine wood to provide privacy. Each station also has its own lounge area and bathroom so you don't have to worry about queuing up for a shower.
You can take a dip in their swimming pools or book a tour of Taal Volcano after a good night's sleep in their hip and colorful beds.
Address: JM Katigbak Street, Alangilan, Balete, Batangas [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
The glamping accommodations at Noni’s Resort aren’t your usual tents, they’re cabins complete with private infinity pools, fire pits, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Taal Lake and Mt. Maculot.
You don’t even have to worry about the elements dampening your holiday because you'll be safe and sound inside your fully air-conditioned glamping tent.
Address: Barangay Ping-as, Alitagtag, Batangas [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Rates and Availability: Booking.com
Taal Maranan's Farmville
Taal Maranan's Farmville, the town's first organic farm, has been around for over 10 years. As part of its mission to raise awareness about sustainable farming, the farm resort now offers a glamping option to guests.
You also get to enjoy delicious meals with ingredients that are freshly harvested. Pets are allowed at Taal Maranan's Farmville so you don't have to worry about leaving your furbabies behind.
Address: Iba East, Taal, Batangas [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
El Dionisio Paraiso
If Puerto Galera is a little too crowded for your taste, but you still want to spend a weekend in Mindoro, Pinamalayan’s coast boasts similarly beautiful views.
You can spend your time right by the water in one of El Dionisio Paraiso’s glamping tents. They’re more straightforward tents than you'd usually see when you go camping, but they’re fitted with mattresses for a more comfortable stay. They’re also one of the most budget-friendly options on this list.
The Birdhouse El Nido
This luxurious island getaway takes camping to a whole new level. Situated just metres from Maremegmeg Beach in El Nido, The Birdhouse’s glampsite consists of three luxury tents they call ‘nests’.
Each nest can house up to four people, and comes with an adjacent outdoor lounging area, and a private bathroom. Your stay comes with complimentary breakfasts, too! From here, you can enjoy views of Bacuit Bay, Cadlao Island, and Helicopter Island. In addition, this glamping site is a great point from which you can explore El Nido’s many beautiful islands.
Address: Maremegmeg Beach, Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Rates and Availability: Booking.com
Cabanas de Nacpan Camping Resort
El Nido's newest camping resort offers a peaceful respite near the popular twin beaches of Nacpan and Calitang.
Aside from comfortable beds and pillows, guests of Cabanas de Nacpan are also allowed to use the resort's motorbike—the best way to tour the island and its many sights. In the evening, you can sit by the bonfire and nurse a bottle of beer while enjoying the view of the night sky.
Address: KM 18, Sitio Loblob, Pasedeña, El Nido, Palawan [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
With tents that can accommodate up to 20 people each, Glamping Siquijor is perfect for the ultimate barkada experience!
At this beachfront glampsite, the number one rule is to enjoy yourselves — and they provide the amenities to make sure that you do! Each tent has its own furnished deck where you can lounge and have your own private barbeque. And what’s more, this glamping site is a great springboard for exploring the famously mystical island of Siquijor.
Address: Solangon Beach, San Juan, Siquijor [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Bluewater Sumilon’s glampsite is located on the lagoon beach side of the island. A stay at one of their five air-conditioned tents includes an in-tent minibar, and a full range of daily meals, and an introduction to bushcrafting. (Yes, you read that right!)
This glamping site not only provides you with a different outdoor experience — it’s also a great training ground for a true blue camping experience. In addition to the bushcrafting class, you can even choose to sharpen your outdoor skills and enjoy activities like primitive cooking, knife care, and fire making!
Address: Bangcogon, Oslob, Sumilon Island, Cebu [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Camp Tent in Liloan, Cebu
Camp Tent in Liloan Cebu has sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Liloan.
All units include a fully equipped kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. There's a fully equipped shared bathroom with shower and free toiletries. Guests at the campground can enjoy an American or an Asian breakfast.
Address: 343 Bonbon Catarman, Liloan, Cebu [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
Dahun Villas Siargao
Located in General Luna, Dahun Villas Siargao is 9.7 km from Cloud 9 Surfing Area.
The property is around a 6-minute walk from Daku Island, 5.6 km from Guyam Island and 8 km from Naked Island. The property has airport transportation, while a bicycle rental service is also available.
Address: Tourism, Siargao Island, Purok2, Malinao Rd, General Luna, Surigao del Norte
[ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Ultra Winds Mountain Resort
Ultra Winds Mountain Resort offers large safari tents that can fit up to five beds. Of course, you can opt to get just one big bed for a more intimate stay.
Camping fee includes comfortable beddings and the use of any of the 15 shower rooms in the area, but you may have to pay extra for breakfast, access to the swimming pool, and other activities like horseback riding and zip lining.
Address: CDO Convention Centre Access Road, Pualas, Baungon, Bukidnon [ HOW TO GET THERE ]
Here's a complete list of glamping sites in the Philippines:
- North Beach Camp, ILOCOS NORTE
- Valleypoint Campsite, BENGUET
- Crystal Beach Resort, ZAMBALES
- The Glamp, ZAMBALES
- Sand and Stars, AURORA
- San Rafael River Adventure, BULACAN
- Ten Cents to Heaven, RIZAL
- Riverfront Garden Resort, CAVITE
- Nurture Wellness Village, CAVITE
- Glamping Etc. Philippines, LAGUNA
- Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, BATANGAS
- Noni’s Resort, BATANGAS
- Taal Maranan's Farmville, BATANGAS
- El Dionisio Paraiso, ORIENTAL MINDORO
- The Birdhouse El Nido, PALAWAN
- Cabanas de Nacpan Camping Resort, PALAWAN
- Glamping Philippines, SIQUIJOR
- Bluewater Sumilon, CEBU
- Camp Tent in Liloan CEBU
- Dahun Villas Siargao, SURIGAO DEL NORTE
- Ultra Winds Mountain Resort, BUKIDNON
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