Dark and gloomy skies, strong gusts of wind, and heavy rain. Surely not your ideal weather when going on a trip with the besties or the fam. But despite the rain, there are still dreamlike places to visit in the country. So if you still want to have an epic travel experience even the skies are covered by misty rain clouds, just take your pick from the places below:
1. The Farm, San Benito, Lipa, Batangas
Bored at home and sick of the rainy weather? You probably don’t have any pets to cuddle. Well, why don’t you invite the whole barkada and visit The Farm at San Benito in Lipa for an exhilarating getaway. The Farm offers a refreshing place surrounded by lush greens, with attractive and comfortable villas to stay at. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage here.
Location: The Farm, San Benito, Lipa, Batangas
2. Pansol, Laguna
Beat the cold weather blues by dipping your body into a hot spring. Pansol has beautiful resorts with hot spring pools where you can relax and have a great time despite the rain.
I know it is the Summer Capital of the Philippines, but Baguio is also a great destination during the rainy season, for it has many attractions that look more beautiful when raining. There’s the strawberry fields, Burnham Park, and the awesome food spots. And since most people usually go to Baguio City during summer, there are few tourists visiting the place during the rainy season.
If surfing is your thing, then you know that the best time to to ride the waves is during the rainy season. Tides are bigger after the rain.
Palawan is actually a perfect place to visit whether it is raining or not. The sea remains calm even if it’s raining so you can still enjoy the waters and you can go snorkeling to get close with other sea creatures like dolphins and turtles.
Relax and soak at the local hot springs like the popular Ardent Hot Springs. It is situated at the mountainside of Hibok-Hibok Volcano. Ardent Hot Springs has different pools which have different degrees of temperatures.
7. Cagayan de Oro
It’s during rainy season when rivers come to life so it is the best time to try and enjoy water rafting at the Cagayan River of Cagayan de Oro.
For those who prefer staycations, these places are perfect.
8. Millennia Suites
Don’t curse the rain if you can’t go out and play your favorite sports, Millennia Suites is here to make you covered! Aside from having an amazing indoor pool, this suite also features half-court for basketball and badminton, a game room for table tennis and billiards and a fitness center.
Location: 8001 Jose Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rates range at P2,800++
9. Makati Diamond Residences
Set in the heart of Makati City, this luxurious staycation spot offers more than 400 guestrooms. Each room has its own kitchen and is equipped with 55-inch LED TV to make you company during your entire stay. Of course, there’s also an indulging indoor lap pool where you can wash off your stress!
Location: 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Rates range at P6,000++
10. Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas
Treat yourself at the first 5-star Marco Polo hotel in the country, which boasts of 316 spacious, comfy and well-equipped rooms and suites. One of the things that will surely keep the guests coming, aside from the awesome amenities, is the relaxing indoor swimming pool!
Location: Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rates range at p4,400++
11. The Linden Suites
Don’t let the rain ruin your plans of having fun with the gang! If you can’t make to the beach, you can still enjoy dipping yourself in the water by booking a stay at The Linden Suites, which has a temperature controlled indoor swimming pool and hot tub.
Location: 37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Rates range at P4,000++
12. BSA Twin Towers Hotel
Those who says you can’t have fun dipping yourself in the water when it’s raining haven’t been in one of the Metro’s staycation spots. Allow your feet to take you to BSA Twin Towers Hotel and let yourself enjoy at its relaxing indoor pool located at the 52nd floor.
Location: Julia Vargas corner Bank Drive, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Rates range at 2,300++