It's summer! So where are you heading?
Last Holy Saturday, the boyfriend and I decided to have a quick getaway to a nearby beach in Ternate, Cavite with some of our relatives and friends. Not only was this a quick getaway, but it was an affordable trip too. This was our 500 pesos beach weekend getaway.
Travel time from Makati City to Ternate, Cavite was quick, we left around 5:30am and arrive at our destination in an hour and a half or two. We hired a Jeepney for the day trip which costs around 3,500 pesos (gas included) for 17 persons and 3 kids. Toll costs around 160 or so (back and forth).
A lot of people visits Ternate during Summer because it's one of the nearest beaches in Manila. So, I suggest that if you want to avoid the hassle of looking for the right resort in the area, you should spare sometime looking for one on the internet and reserve a cottage/room for you and your family.
The amount we spent for this particular trip is 500 pesos(all-in) per pax. The resort was pretty decent for its price and the staff were really nice. The comfort/shower rooms were okay too for the entrance.
Banana Boat ride, Island Hopping and other water activities are also available in the area. You just need to ask the staff in the information counter for mo.
Here's the final breakdown of my expenses for the trip.
Entrance - 50 pesos
Cottage - 1000 pesos/17 pax = 59 pesos
Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) - 186 pesos
Transporation - Day Hire (Makati to Cavite/Cavite to Makati) - 3500 pesos/17 pax= 205 pesos
Total Amount = 500 pesos
So, if you're looking for an affordable and cheap beach weekend getaway, visit Ternate, Cavite