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Weekend Breaks

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Weekend Breaks

Hi there!

So I am going to be staying in Hong Kong for June and July. I'm keen to do a couple of weekend breaks and thought that it might be cool to come see the Philippines.

Would people recommend any beaches close to Manila that could be quickly and easily reached on a weekend break?

Also, if I were to skip the beach and just wanted to do a city break activity, would people have any recommendations on tour operators for Mount Pinatubo? Some of the reviews suggest that some tour operators don't really speak English, so I'd be keen to find one that did so that I can learn a bit more about the local heritage.


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1. Re: Weekend Breaks

Considering your limited time, you might want to consider flying into Cebu instead. A lot of beach resorts on Mactan island can be reached within a half hour or less from the airport. You may even be able to squeeze in a trip to Bohol as well.

Edited: 02 June 2013, 17:46
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2. Re: Weekend Breaks

Or if could find suitable flights then maybe visit boracay VIA Kalibo

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3. Re: Weekend Breaks

If you do decide to do a weekend in Manila instead of Cebu, you can check out San Juan, Batangas for beach resorts that are around 2 and a half hours away from Manila. If you prefer to do Mt. Pinatubo, here's a good organizer that I would recommend: http://trailadventours.com/

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