San Juan, La Union
Sand, surf, and sunset sessions with a cold beer in hand—this is what Elyu weekends are made of. Just a short drive from Manila, the friendly surf town has quickly become a go-to for weekend warriors (with some even deciding to pack up and leave the city life to relocate here).
If art, silence, and the mountains are more up your alley, you should explore the museums and cafes of Antipolo one weekend. It’s just next door to Manila, but it can feel so far away! Pro tip: Have dinner at one of the restaurants on Sumulong Highway for an amazing view of Manila’s nighttime skyline!
Looking for a more isolated beach where you and your friends can unwind without anyone bothering you? Cagbalete Island in Quezon province would be perfect for you. Accommodations are admittedly very rustic here, but it’s a welcome change of scenery from the busy streets of the metro’s CBDs.
With the construction of new highways that allow you to make it to Baguio in only four hours, is there really any reason to stay away from this foggy city? From a family vacation spot in the '80s and the '90s, it’s now a haven for foodies, artists, and everyone in between. End a day of sightseeing and museum-hopping with a satisfying meal at one of the restaurants lining Session Road, then visit one of Baguio's kitschy cafes and bars for a nightcap!
If you’d rather be beneath the water, one of the best places to explore is Anilao, where hundreds of aspiring mermaids have fallen in love with the deep blue sea. After a tiring day of scuba lessons or free diving, a beer is always an excellent idea!
Planning your weekend getaway need not be stressful! All it takes is a slight change of scenery, your favorite people, and a bottle (or more—definitely more) of San Miguel Premium All Malt. With a perfect balance between bitter and sweet, it's a drink that can match your most memorable adventures. Let's drink to the weekend, CGs!