Pets are a huge consideration for dedicated pet owners whenever going on vacation. Where can you leave your pets? Who can take care of them? Will they be alright while you’re gone?
Scrap those questions and focus on one: where can you take your pet along? Here are the purrfect pet-friendly staycation spots near Metro Manila for the most un-paw-gettable retreat with your furbaby.
La Bella Boutique Hotel, Tagaytay
La Bella Boutique Hotel in Tagaytay dazzles with its Santorini-inspired whitewashed buildings with a touch of rustic charm. Interiors, including dining areas and shops, are accented with wood furnishings that make the place homier. La Bella proves to be a one-stop pet-friendly destination with facilities that also serve to pamper pets such as a pet park and grooming services. Hoomans, meanwhile, can enjoy great leisure at the outdoor pool, hot tub, relaxing gardens, and various dining options.
Location: Brgy. Neogan, Tagaytay City
Contact: +63 905-298-2301
Sonya’s Garden, Alfonso
Another pet-friendly staycation down south is Sonya’s Garden in Alfonso, a close neighbor of Tagaytay in Cavite. It’s one of the most romantic dining and staycation spots near Tagaytay that takes you in the midst of a lush and colorful garden, where pets can surely enjoy trotting around. The cottages are a nod to Filipino heritage, evoking feelings of being home in the province, far away from the city. Also within the property are an organic restaurant, a spa, and shops that showcase sustainable products.
Location: Brgy. Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite
Contact: +63 917-532- 9097
Villa Escudero, Tiaong
If your family and pet love the outdoors, you’ll surely love the newest campsite facility of Villa Escudero, called Camp Spotted-Wood. It is nestled amid the verdant quarter of the plantation and along a peaceful river, with a vast green space perfect for kids to play and pets to run around. The campsite has all the facilities you need for a fun and convenient staycation in nature such as clean toilets, bath areas for both humans and pets, and bonfire stations. Be sure to bring your pet’s updated vaccine records, and don’t forget your favorite snacks!
Location: Villa Escudero, Km 91, Tiaong, Quezon Province
Contact: +632 8523-0392 / +63 917-583-7727
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan
Travel back in time and take your dog or cat along at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Savor the unique atmosphere on cobblestone streets, along a calm river, or by the beach, while surrounded by beautifully preserved Spanish colonial architecture. You can share the experience with a maximum of one small pet with a charge of PHP 2,500 for an overnight stay at a private casa.
Location: Brgy. Ibaba, Bagac, Bataan
Contact: +63 917-872-9361
Are you and your pet beach lovers? Go on a staycation by the beach at Acuaverde! While it’s common for top hotels to include a welcome basket for guests, this pet-loving beach resort includes a welcome gift for pets as well! Whether you just like to soak up some sunshine or ride the waves with your pet, there are a lot of pet-friendly activities you can enjoy on this long stretch of peaceful tree-lined beach. A maximum of two pets is allowed per guest, with a fee of PHP 900 per pet.
Location: Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Contact: +63 917-623-4116
The Farm at San Benito, Lipa City
Escape to The Farm at San Benito in Batangas for a holistic wellness retreat that your pet can also enjoy. The suites and villas make you feel right at home and closer to nature with their native yet elegant design. There are also various facilities and activities focused on recovery and relaxation such as spa treatments, health programs, meditation, and vegan dining. Most notably, the nature walks are a perfect bonding activity for furbabies and pet parents. Be sure to check the resort’s pet policy and inform the resort ahead so you can choose the best pet-friendly accommodation.
Location: 119 Brgy. Tipakan, Lipa City, Batangas
Contact: +63 918-884-8080 / +63 917-572-2325
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa, Antipolo
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa is a very convenient staycation spot especially for pet owners from Manila. It only takes an hour to get here, yet the environment is so remote from the bustling city life. You can appreciate the city in a different light with panoramic views of the Manila skyline combined with Laguna de Bay and Antipolo’s lush mountains. All this, while enjoying the resort’s open-air water amenities and spa treatments. The resort welcomes one small pet with updated vaccine records per guest.
Location: Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
Contact: +63 917-544-4432
*Featured image via Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa / The Farm at San Benito / Sonya’s Garden