(SPOT.ph) With travel back in full swing this summer, Bulacan is becoming an increasingly popular weekend destination, especially for those based in the north of the Metro. While it’s well-known for its historical landmarks and crafts, the province is also home to many natural wonders, including rivers, mountains, and farms. Many new resorts and lodging houses have opened up in scenic spots, perfect for your next nature-inspired getaway.
If you’re looking for a staycation destination for the whole family that’s relatively near the city, here are nature-inspired Bulacan resorts:
Floating Sanctuary Resort by Cocotel
1438 Pasong Kasay Street, Santa Maria, Bulacan
Rates start at P5,500
Floating Sanctuary by Cocotel in Santa Maria, Bulacan offers a secluded getaway for families and friends. The riverside resort offers comfortable and cozy rooms within well-maintained landscaped gardens, and loads of fun activities to keep the kids happy.
Outdoor activities include rafting, fishing, spider-web decks, ziplines, and a hanging bridge, to name a few. Some triangle houses even come with an indoor jacuzzi, while the new glass pyramid cabins offer a truly unique experience.
Can’t leave the furbabies at home? There’s a cozy pet hotel right on the premises. The resort also has a restaurant where you can experience boodle-fight meals.
San Rafael River Adventure
Barangay Talacsan, San Rafael, Bulacan
Contact: (02) 8666-6210, (02) 812-8552 (Bulacan)
Rates start at P10,000
One of the most popular resorts in Bulacan is San Rafael River Adventure, which offers private Bali-inspired glass villas, tree houses, and stilt cabins with hot tubs, for a secluded and safe vacation. Guests can enjoy the refreshing views by the river while having al-fresco meals at the veranda or patios of the resort’s glass cottages and villas. For adventurous types, affordable glamorous camping packages are also available right by the Angat River.
The resort also offers a lot of water activities including jet skis, paddleboards, speed boats, knee/wakeboards, a floating pool, and inflatable slides among others. For those who prefer land-based activities, they also have all-terrain vehicles, bicycles for rent, and horseback riding.
1407 P. Manok Road, Baranggay San Jose Patag, Santa Maria, Bulacan
Rates start at P14,000
Located in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Hidden Tropics is a newly constructed private pool and events place open for rent; guests can expect seclusion and privacy. All accommodations inside the resort are tropical villas with modern furnishings. Hidden Tropics offers a romantic and serene private getaway with well-kept, airconditioned rooms, two private swimming pools (one for adults, and one for kids), and spacious grounds around the pool.
80 San Juan Street, Rio Vista Subdivisio, Baliwag, Bulacan
Contact: (044) 766-6326
Rates start at P7,000
The Greenery is another popular hotel and resort in Bulacan that often gets booked for weddings, parties, prenuptial shoots, and other events. It offers different themed halls and event centers including a Light House, Pavilion, and open garden. But the most popular spot here is the rustic and Instagram-worthy Barn House, which functions as an events place and wedding venue.
The Greenery also offers several accommodation options for guests including the Single Villa King Bed, Single Villa Twin Bed, Grand Villa, and Corporate Rooms. Guests can also enjoy the infinity pool designed like a beach, which offers a view of the lake and the floating gazebo.
The Cabin Resorts
San Miguel, Bulacan (near Candaba-San Miguel boundary)
Contact: 0967-583-2604, 0975-065-8877, 0909-513-1640
Rates start at P7,500
The Cabin Resorts is nestled in a secluded farm in Bulacan, offering a retreat for those who want to take a break from their gadgets for the weekend. Watch the sunset, go biking, hop on a boat, take a dip in the pool, stroll around, or have a romantic dinner for two. You can also enjoy badminton, kayaking, and ATV rides in this resort.
Accommodation options at The Cabin Resorts include Deluxe Cabins or Loft Cabins. They have a resto-bar that serves all-day Filipino breakfast, traditional Filipino food, pasta, sandwiches, and desserts. Round up the gang at night for an old-fashioned campfire bonfire with S’mores.
Cabin Look Resort
Dulong Silangan, Sitio Tabing Sapa, Malolos, Bulacan
Contact: 0919-096-6134, (02) 8824-2207
Rates start at P8,000
Indulge in the comfort and tranquility of a contemporary hidden gem in Malolos. Cabin Look Resort is a vacation home rental that offers several A-shaped villas, with Bali-inspired decor and modern furnishings.
Cabin Look Resort features an open-concept layout, that invites you to just relax in their blue pool or wind down in their jacuzzi at night. Cabin Look Resort is a private whole-resort rental that only accepts one guest group per fixed time slot, so you can be ensured of your privacy during your stay.
Km. 33 Quirino Highway, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Contact: 0928-186-9636, 0922-895-1158
Rates start at P30,000 (up to 50 pax)
Casa Editha is a private resort in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan that offers a peaceful place for events like destination weddings and family staycations. Get ready to create new memories and milestones amidst the sprawling mountains of Sierra Madre and lush, organic garden. The owners slowly built a swimming pool, casitas, and a function room for about 150 guests to enjoy the place.
There are no hotel-style rooms here as the accommodations are private villas, known as casitas. Each villa comes with a flat-screen TV, en suite bathrooms, and an air conditioner, so you can still enjoy little luxuries during your stay.
Royal Woods Resort
Ilang-Ilang, Marilao, Bulacan
Contact: 0917-178-6940, 0961-768-7447
Rates start at P5,000
Royal Woods Resort is a luxury accommodation located in Marilao, Bulacan, and is a popular events venue for weddings, prenuptial photoshoots, business conferences, and family staycations. The resort has well-appointed villas, cabanas, and rooms with modern interiors, each equipped with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, air-conditioning, WiFi, private bathrooms, a mini-bar, and cable TV with movie streaming services.
While it’s best to stay overnight to maximize the place, Royal Woods Resort also offers affordable day tours for as low as P350 per head for adults (eight years old and above) and P250 for kids. Their day cottages can accommodate a maximum of 10 adults and two kids for as low as P1,000.
Lawiswis Kawayan Garden Resort and Spa
Buguion, Calumpit, Bulacan
Contact: (02) 542-3245, 0917-811-2332
Rates start at P3,000
Lawiswis Kawayan Garden Resort and Spa provides a hideaway for couples, families, friends, and groups who just want to enjoy quiet afternoons, a dip in the pool, and the simple pleasures of nature. The resort wants to give guests time to appreciate and value simple Filipino rural living while still providing modern and cozy accommodations.
Amenities include a pavilion, main villa, and conference room for events and team-building sessions. But one of the main draws is the spa, where guests can enjoy spa treatments and relaxation packages for the ultimate staycation experience.
Nokori Private Resort
Km. 37 Pulong Buhangin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan
Contact: (044) 697-3012
Rates start at P12,000 (10 pax)
Nokori is a private family getaway within a rural setting that offers relaxing and rejuvenating stays for private use. Established in 2020, this private getaway is perfect for families and friends who want a safe place to relax and unwind away from the busy city life.
The resort offers Japanese-inspired facilities and amenities for visitors to enjoy. It also has an adult pool, a kiddie pool, a jacuzzi, airconditioned loft rooms, a basketball court, a billiards table, a dry sauna, a videoke machine, and a TV equipped with Netflix.
Guests can be assured of privacy during the stay, as Nokori is exclusive to the guests who have booked for the day, so there will be no other visitors.
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