Mountain Lake Resort

5 Action-Packed Resorts Near Metro Manila for Family Vacations

My family and I usually spend our Christmas and New Year abroad.


However, for the first time in about seven years or more, we’ll be spending it here since my parents are having their silver wedding.

We are still keen on spending our holidays outside of our home. With no booked flights, we are on the look out for vacation places that are easily accessible but can still satisfy our hunger for adventure and fun.

I’ve tracked down 5 action-packed resorts near Metro Manila that offer a variety of outdoor activities for an enjoyable vacation. It’s my hope that it will help narrow down your choices if you want to bond with your family whether it’s the holiday or not.


The 5 action-packed resorts near Metro Manila are the following:

Mountain Lake Resort

Location: Barangay East Talaongan, Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines.


Commune with nature in the beautiful province of Laguna at Mountain Lake Resort. The nearly 300-hectare property offers more than 32 fun-filled attractions and outdoor activities with an amazing scenery. You can sail around the man-made Caliraya Lake to conquering the challenging obstacle course as a family. Basically, Mountain Lake Resort is where nature meets adventure.

Mountain Lake Resort
Photo credit to Mountain Lake Resort


List of Activities and Amenities:

  • Obstacle Course: Tire challenge, wall climb slide, slide and drop, cable balance, karate kid, Tarzan, swing, military crawl, log crossing, and palosebo
  • Horseback riding
  • Hanging Bridge
  • Bonfire
  • Zip Line
  • Bicycle
  • Indoor Activities: Scrabble, darts, billiards, and chess.
  • Fishing Village
  • Lake Cruise Boat
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kayak
  • Paddle Boat
  • Banana Boat
  • Jetski
  • Astro Camp


Accommodation on a Budget: Big Amihan Nipa Hut (with Breakfast), mattresses only in a non-airconditioned room with a common shower and comfort room outside.



Recommended AccommodationFamily Room (with Breakfast) at The Residences, 1 single-sized bed and 2 double sized beds in an air-conditioned room with toilet and bathroom. The room is good for up to 5% adults.




Location: Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, Philippines.


More than just the neighbor of Ocean Adventure, Camayan Beach Resort is a nature’s playground. You may have a chance to encounter wildlife such as crabs crawling out of water or monkeys. You can also walk the trail going up the rainforest with a guide. Finally, staying at the resort’s vicinity, you’ll enjoy the water and beach activities in Camayan’s blue waters.

Photo credit to Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel

List of Activities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Water: snorkeling, kayak in the Mangroves, Water Gladiator, and Subic Bay cruise
  • Beach: volleyball, soccer, frisbee, and picnic on cabanas
  • Indoor: billiards, foosball, air hockey, assorted games and karaoke
  • Diving with dolphins, sharks, turtles and more.
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage

Recommended Accommodation: Superior Room (with Breakfast), 2 Queen sized beds in a 29.25 sq.m. air-conditioned room with toilet and bath, 50″ LED TV, ocean/landscaped garden view and free Wi-Fi. It can accommodate up to 5 guests.




Location: Far East Road, Piloto Wawa, Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines.


Canyon Cove Hotel & Spa

List of Activities and Amenities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Water activities: kayak, pedal boat, snorkeling, skim board, jet ski, and banana boat
  • Island Hopping

Recommended Accommodation: Suite Room (with Breakfast), 1 bedroom unit with king or twin beds + day bed in the bedroom. It has also a family room with dinette. Up to 4 adults can stay.




Location: Barangay Banga, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines.


Photo credit to Club Balai Isabel


List of Recreational Facilities;

  • Swimming Pools: Infinity Pool, a spacious 500 sq.m. pool and a secluded garden pool
  • Sports Facilities: basketball, tennis, and volleyball court
  • Pub Games: billiards and darts
  • Water sports facilities: kayaks, jet skis, and pedal boats
  • Five-level obstacle course: balance team, a Tarzan swing, island hopper, tunnel, and a tire run.

Recommended Accommodation: Standard Room (with Breakfast), 2 Queen sized beds in a 21.5 sq.m. air-conditioned room with toilet and bath, flat screen TV and satellite cable TV, mini-refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi. It can accommodate up to 5 guests.




Location: Sitio Loreland, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines.


Photo credit to Loreland Farm Resort

List of Activities and Amenities:

  • Basketball court
  • Billiard Hall
  • Camp Tipolo Adventureland
  • Swimming Pools: Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Kiddie Pool and Aplaya
  • Station of the Cross
  • Loreland Spa

Recommended Accommodation: Resthouse Bungalow, 4 single-sized beds/ 2 queen-sized beds in an air-conditioned room with toilet.



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