The best thing about traveling around the Philippines is that your hard-earned cash goes a long, long way. Prices in Manila are at least 40 percent cheaper than those in Singapore and at least 45 percent less expensive than Hong Kong. How is that for a bargain?
And so, it comes as no surprise that many people flock to the Philippines for cheap vacations and affordable travel experiences. This article gathers some of the most affordable tours and activities in the archipelago that cost less than 500 PHP (or 10 USD).
Surigao del Norte: Evaristo Surigao – Siargao Ferry Tickets
Prices start at 445 PHP
Discover why the tiny haven of Siargao, with its world-class waves, white sand islets, turquoise tide pools, and hidden lagoons, was hailed as the world’s most beautiful island in 2018. To get there, take the convenient ferry from the Surigao city port to Siargao’s Dapa port and back for only 445 PHP. Hop aboard the colorful fleet of Evaristo and Sons for a fast and comfortable journey to and from Mindanao’s gems. Spend an extra 60 PHP to upgrade to a business class ticket with upholstered seats and air conditioning.
Batangas: Aquaria Water Park Day Pass
There’s no better place for an exciting tropical getaway and fantastic water fun than Aquaria Water Park in Calatagan, Batangas. Aquaria boasts 525 meters of fine beach and a water park that can be enjoyed by both kids and kids at heart. Highlights include a thrilling three-story-high pool slide and cove pools, as well as a long stretch of beach where you can lounge, swim, or retreat. Get an Aquaria day pass from KKday for only 402 PHP.
Albay: Mount Mayon SkyDrive ATV
Prices start at 400 PHP
Ready for a thrilling adventure? Take the Mayon Skydrive All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Adventure along the foothills of Mayon Volcano in Albay. A drive on the grasslands is only 400 PHP. Even if you’ve never driven an ATV before, you are safe in the hands of professional guides. A three- to five-minute practice ride will familiarize you with using the ignition, throttle, and brakes.
Manila: Asian Massage
Prices start at 396 PHP
A 60-minute massage in one of Manila’s many spas is an excellent way to unwind after a long day of tours and activities. Feel refreshed with a calming and relaxing Swedish massage at Asian Massage for only 396 PHP. Focus on what your body needs and boost your overall wellness. Relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in the soothing scent of exotic oils.
Siargao: Motorbike Rental
Roam Siargao on your own rented motorbike, and save time and money with your own transportation throughout your stay. Experience the beautiful tourist spots of Siargao, the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines,” in the easiest way possible. Explore the surfer’s paradise and hit all the best surf spots and tourist attractions at your own pace. Head to the world-famous Cloud 9 to catch a few waves with people from all over the world or hit lesser-known spots with the locals.
Manila: Virtual PH
Prices start at P120 PHP
The most affordable experience on our list of recommended activities is a ticket to Virtual PH, which you can get for as low as 120 PHP. That’s the cost of a cheeseburger, fries, and soda at a local fast-food! Experience incredible moments in virtual reality. Enjoy numerous games with boundless visual and physical sensations. Immerse yourself in a three-dimensional world of exciting adventures by trying the Virtual Star Twin Seat with a friend.
*Featured image via KKday Supplier