MANILA, PHILIPPINES — As the Philippines welcomes the “ber-months,” there’s a palpable shift in the atmosphere, a familiar scent of the holiday cheer that warms the air. It’s a time when Christmas carols resonate through bustling malls and streets, and homes transform into glittering wonderlands adorned with festive lights and parols, marking the arrival of the most enchanting season of the year.
With domestic travel remaining a popular choice among Filipinos, the holiday season presents an enticing opportunity for individuals to create more meaningful travel experiences. Whether one is adventuring with a travel companion, savoring the joy with their family, or embarking on a solo escapade, there exists an Airbnb stay suitable for everyone.
Family-friendly getaways for September
Every family is unique which can make planning a trip a delightful puzzle to solve. Whether your family is close-knit or a lively extended bunch, Airbnb offers homes crafted to cater to every member, from the youngest explorers to the seasoned adventurers.
Take, for instance, this stunning lake house in Cavinti. It not only offers breathtaking panoramic lake views but also an array of water activities for all ages. Kayaking, fishing, and paddle boarding are just some of the options for kids and the young at heart. On the other hand, if you’re seeking a taste of rustic countryside charm, look no further than this idyllic farmstay in Batangas. With its modern-native design, it embodies a unique blend of comfort and authenticity. Immerse yourself in experiences like permaculture farm exploration, ziplining adventures, and invigorating mountain hikes. It’s a retreat where family bonds are forged amidst the beauty of nature.
October is the month to embark on a soul-searching solo journey
Why wait for a sign when you can make solo travel an integral part of your holiday plans? Solo exploration isn’t just a passing trend, it’s a lifestyle that continues to enrich lives. With Airbnb Rooms and our welcoming local hosts, your solo adventure promises to be a voyage of profound experiences, all while leaving solitude behind.
When life feels stagnant, they say the remedy is a dose of “vitamin sea.” Set your sight on this Airbnb Room in Siargao, a budget-friendly gem conveniently located near the New Tourism Road. It’s not just a room, it’s a getaway to meet locals, savor the flavors of the island, immerse yourself in beach sunsets, and master the art of surfing. This stay offers a comprehensive package of island life experiences. But if you find solace in tranquility, then this A-frame Airbnb Room in Laguna beckons. Here, time seems to stand still as you lose yourself in the mesmerizing scenery right from your cabin’s balcony. It’s a haven where hours drift away, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated by nature’s embrace.
Gather the ‘kada for an adventure-packed November
It’s time to turn those long-awaited barkada plans from your group chats into a thrilling reality this November. With extended weekends gracing the calendar, why not venture off the beaten path and transform your reunions into memorable adventures?
Crafted to seamlessly blend the wonders of the great outdoors with the serenity of tropical landscapes, this villa in Liwa offers an ideal beach town escape for your barkada. Nestled in Zambales, renowned for its pristine beaches and surf-worthy waves, this stay boasts ample outdoor spaces for various activities and picturesque spots for Instagram-worthy moments. Or, if you’re seeking a more secluded retreat, consider this tranquil sanctuary stay in Mabini. With its horizon-expanding views and exclusive beach access within a marine sanctuary, it guarantees encounters with a fascinating array of wildlife, from Kingfishers and Orioles to Geckos and Sea Turtles. It’s an authentic adventure immersed in the heart of nature.
Home for Christmas
No matter where they are in the world, Filipinos cherish the heartwarming tradition of being at home for the holidays. Christmas is all about embracing the familiar comforts of home, no matter where you are. And if you’re looking to spend quality time with your loved ones in a different setting, Airbnb’s passionate Hosts are here to extend a warm ‘home away from home’ welcome this festive season.
Straight from the pages of a Christmas storybook, this country stone house in Cebu boasts a 180-degree panoramic view, a misty ambiance, and majestic pine trees. Its cathedral-esque interiors provide a splendid backdrop for family gatherings. On the other hand, for those seeking a snug Christmas sweater experience, check out this cozy Baguio stay offering mountain views from every floor. It’s perfect for cocoa sipping and family moments around the Christmas tree. If you plan to explore Baguio during the season, this stay is conveniently located near the city’s attractions.