Nowadays, dogs and cats are more than just pets. They’re family. I, for instance, bring my poodle Fiffy with me wherever I go. Whether it is in the mall or the famous hundred islands, Fiffy’s little paws have reached them. What is comforting to know is that I am not the only dog owner who treats his or her pet this way. A number of pet-friendly resorts near Manila have recognised this trend and since made efforts to make their establishments more accessible to pet parents and their fur babies.
1. Crystal Beach Resort
If you love the beach but love your pet too, then now you don’t have to choose. Bring your pet along with you at Crystal Beach Resort in Zambales. Although this is a pet-friendly resort, do note that pets are not allowed inside the rooms and in the Domingo's Restaurant. Should you wish to take your furry friends inside your room, you should put them inside crates.
Room rates start at ₱1,700 per night
2. Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Kawit, Cavite allows guests to bring one pet per room for a fee of ₱1,500 per night. The pet must weigh below 15kg and should be on a leash when outside the hotel room. The fee includes a dog bed, food and water bowls, a disposable pooper scooper and poop bag, two pieces of diapers, and maintenance fee. You must download and sign their pet policy form and present it upon check-in.
Room rates start at ₱3,400 per night
3. Costa Pacifica
Costa Pacifica in Baler knows how important it is to be near your cat or dog. Which is why they allow you to bring your furry friends along when you visit their resort. Just be sure that you bring a medical certification with all your pet’s vaccines and ask for their pet policy letter beforehand as you will present this upon check-in.
Room rates start at ₱4,500 per night
4. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort
Aside from its beautiful beach and lovely stilt cottages, what’s so great about Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort in Batangas is that you can bring your pets at no additional charges. Just make sure that you’ve trained them well to roam around freely in the property.
Room rates start at ₱5,000 per night
5. Acuaverde Beach Resort
Acuaverde Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas allows a maximum of two pets per guests. For a fee of ₱800 per pet per day, you and your fur babies can enjoy some quality time together at this stunning beach resort. Just be sure to inform the management ahead as not all rooms allow pets inside.
Room rates start at ₱5,900 per night
6. The Farm at San Benito
The Farm at San Benito in Lipa, Batangas is an internationally recognised holistic wellness destination which is proud to be the only one of its kind in the Philippines. It’s a place where you and your pet babies can take a much-needed respite from everyday life. Hey, even our pets need to relax, too! And what better place than this resort where they can accompany their mommy or daddy in a journey to rejuvenation.
Room rates start at US$170 (approximately ₱8,500) per night
7. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a heritage resort in Bagac, Bataan that will make you experience history and bring you back to the Spanish times. Sounds great? Now, your pets can enjoy it too! For ₱2,500 per pet per night, your cute fur baby can stay with you in a private casa. However, they do not allow pets for stays in their hotel rooms and during day tours.
Room rates start at ₱10,000 per night
Private Casa rates start at ₱20,000 per night
These pet-friendly resorts near Manila are great news to pet parents seeking a quick refuge away from the busy life that Manila brings. As long as we maintain being responsible owners, that much-needed vacation with our beloved pets should be a breeze.
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