Let’s be honest, staycations are not necessarily the best thing to do this summer. Make your summer of 2017 worthwhile with your barkada as you embark on a budget-friendly and exhilarating journey to explore the ideal road trip destinations GoBear has put out for you. 




Surfing requires an awfully huge amount of practice and a proficient place to do it. Fortunately, a surf resort located in San Narciso, Zambales has got you covered as the Crystal Beach is the perfect site for beginners in surfing. The rhythmic percussion of the small waves on the sand clear of debris makes the spot picture-perfect. For only P400, you can experience a surf instructor teaching you the fundamentals of surfing. 

Tagaytay City


For approximately two hours from Manila, you can indulge in Tagaytay’s finest restaurants, hotels, and amusement parks. Tagaytay City is the highest point of the province of Cavite where the well-known Taal Lake, the country’s third largest lake, and Taal Volcano, which lies near the center of the lake, can be viewed from. The city is also known to be a culinary paradise since the food offered here varies from different cuisines and are known to be organic and served fresh.




P500 may be a small amount to spend for a road trip with your barkada but fear not, it is sufficient enough for you to be able to witness the breathtaking marble rock formations and the clear waters of Tinipak River. For only a few hours away from Manila, the river is located in between the boundaries of Rizal and Quezon Province which is why it is the perfect getaway this summer. Other than swimming with your friends in the river dubbed as the cleanest inland body of water in Region IV, you can also go hiking, camping, and mountain climbing in Mt. Daraitan. 



Go back in time as Cavite extends its warmest welcome for the historical sites and landmarks that it has yet to offer. One of the spots that you can visit is the famous Aguinaldo Shrine at Kawit, Cavite wherein the first president of the Philippines Republic, General Emilio Aguinaldo has resided. A monument of the former president and a mural of the declaration of the Philippine Independence was established in the said place.

All of those classes you took in History were worth it as for these iconic landmarks are a treat for the eyes. 



Enchanted Kingdom, Pagsanjan Falls, or Caliraya Lake are just some of the numerous places you can always go in Laguna. Be mesmerized by the wonderful works of wood carvers in Paete, Laguna. You can always bring home some handmade papier mache figures and taka, which is commonly shaped as animals and people dressed in baro’t saya.

Road trips are a great way to bond and spend your summer time but it always pays to make sure that you go on a journey safely with a travel insurance plan. Compare and choose travel insurance plans with GoBear and secure your barkada moments in these wonderful destinations!

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