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10 Best Mountain Resorts Near Manila: Rizal, Laguna, Batangas, Bataan

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is the central hub of city living. To de-stress, locals usually look for destinations promising relaxation and comfort like beach resorts near Manila. Aside from beach getaways, another alternative is to escape to mountain resorts,  where you can commune with nature and get your much-needed breath of fresh air.

There are plenty of mountain resorts dotted across the Philippine mountains near Manila and are perfect for any kind of traveler from solo, couple, family, or big groups. If you’re seeking some peace and quiet and a break from the city life, head over to one of these top mountain resorts near Manila: 

10. Martessem Mountain Resort

The mountainview rooms at Martessem Mountain Resort

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A family-friendly resort nestled in the Sierra Madre mountain range, Martessem Mountain Resort in Tanay, Rizal sits atop a hill 2000 feet above sea level. Aside from the panoramic mountain views and cool breeze, the resort is popular for its occasional sea of clouds visibility. This resort is 58 KM away from Manila.

Whether you choose a mountain or garden view for your room, everything is equipped with premium beddings, coffee & tea maker, mini-refrigerator, closet, tables and chairs, and en-suite bathroom with hot & cold shower and complete toiletries. The resort also provides daily housekeeping and laundry services, as well as free Wi-Fi.

Guests will have access to the resort’s facilities, which include a swimming pool, garden, and their in-house restaurant offering Filipino cuisine. Activities such as picnic, horseback riding, and fish feeding are also available for a small fee.

How to get there

By private vehicle

Via Marcos Highway. continue driving until you pass by Masinag, Cogeo, and Palo Alto. Slow down when you reach Sierra Madre Mountain Resort along Marcos Highway as the entrance to Martessem will be on the left side of it.

By public transport

From Cubao, take a jeep or van heading to Cogeo. From there, look for the jeep terminal that will take you to Sampaloc, Tanay, and Rizal. Ride the one with DOST satellite signage or KM58 to Mayagay 1, near Sierra Madre Mountain Resort.

9. Sol Y Viento Mountain Resort

Sol Y Viento Mountain Resort's poolside

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The 14-acre Sol Y Viento Mountain Resort in Calamba, Laguna is perched above a hill with views of Mount Makiling and Laguna de Bay. Aside from the great facilities and amenities plus its convenient location, the resort also offers hot spring pools. It is 62 KM away from Manila.



All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, coffee & tea maker, desk, closet, en-suite bathroom with hot & cold shower, and complete toiletries. Free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, and free bottled water per day is also provided.

Aside from indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Sol Y Viento also has a garden, hot tub, and their unique hot spring bath. This mountain resort also has a bar, coffee shop, in-house restaurant, and another poolside bar, offering a variety of food and drinks for its guests.

How to get there

By private vehicle

From SLEX, take the Calamba Exit then drive to SM Calamba City via Real Road. Continue until you reach the main road where you'll see a huge signage of Sol Y Viento. Take that route and follow the consecutive Sol Y Viento signages until you reach the mountain resort.

By public transport

From Cubao, ride a bus bound for Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Once the bus arrives at SM Calamba. ride a jeepney bound for Pansol, Laguna. Ask the driver to drop you off at the landmark Sol Y Viento. You may then ride a tricycle uphill from there.

8. Mount Purro Nature Reserve 

Mount Purro Nature Reserve's pool area

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Perfect for outdoor lovers, Mount Purro Nature Reserve in Antipolo, Rizal is a 36-hectare forest sanctuary tucked in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range  Aside from its farm-style accommodations, the resort also offers wellness activities like forest hiking and a community bonfire with the Dumagat Tribe. The property is 46 KM away from Manila.



The farm-style cottages, tents, and cabins in the open air are all equipped with comfortable beddings, lamps, a sitting area with pillows, and a clean bathroom. They even offer accommodations based on the Dumagat model home. They have no Wi-Fi as they want to let their guests take a break from social media.

Mount Purro Nature Reserve has a swimming pool and a dining area called Loli’s Kitchen, serving plated home-cooked Filipino meals to its guests They also have multiple function rooms to choose from, ranging from pavilions to the open field.

How to get there

By private vehicle

Head over to Aurora Boulevard or Marcos Highway and keep going straight until you reach the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. You need to pass through Kanto Veterans, Marcos S. Garcia Road, and Barangay Calawis, which is the road going to Mount Purro Nature Reserve.

By public transport

From Aurora Boulevard or Marcos Highway, take a jeepney going to Cogeo. From there, ride a jeepney going to Paenaan. Once you arrive at Kanto Veterans, ride a tricycle going to the Mount Purro Nature Reserve.

7. Hidden Valley Springs 

Hidden Valley Springs' pool area

Hidden Valley Springs is a tropical rainforest paradise nestled in two of Laguna’s mountains, Mount Makiling and Mount Banahaw. This rustic-styled resort has a virgin forest, waterfalls, and 6 natural spring pools. Hidden Valley Springs is 80 KM away from Manila.



 

All of their rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, desk, coffee & tea maker, private bathroom with toiletries, and a veranda with a view of the tropical rainforest area.

Aside from the opportunity to hike in the surrounding rainforest, another main highlight of Hidden Valley Springs are their six natural pools, two kiddie pools, and jacuzzi. The resort also has gazebos, an outdoor restaurant, cafe, souvenir shop,  and other great facilities.

How to get there

By private vehicle

Via SLEX, head towards the Batangas & Lucena exit. In order to get to Alaminos, continue driving until you see the Junction Inn Mansion. When you reach the “Y” intersection, take the left lane and you will see the Hidden Valley Springs signages. Continue driving until you reach the resort.

By public transport

From Buendia, ride a bus bound for Lucena. Inform the driver to drop you off at Alaminos. Once there, ride a tricycle that will take you to the resort.

6. Sinagtala Farm Resort 

Sinagtala Farm Resort's poolside

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Situated on the slopes of Mount Natib, Sinagtala Farm Resort and Adventure Park in Orani, Bataan is a 60-hectare property nestled within the Bataan National Park. This mountain resort offers hiking and river trek activities and has an adventure park where you can experience zip-lining, being in a giant swing and more. This property is 148 KM away from Manila.



Sinagtala Farm Resort features many independently owned and operated accommodations. Most of them are equipped with two to three bedrooms with a living room, dining room, kitchen, private pool, garden, and balconies with a majestic mountain view. 



The resort itself has an on-site restaurant. Take note that when you stay at one of the accommodations, you will get free access to the resort’s adventure park, where you can try rides like sky bike, sky bridge, sky swing, and sky zipline. River and waterfall trekking are also available.

How to get there

By private vehicle

Via NLEX, take the San Fernando exit and head towards the Gapan-Olongapo Road. You will pass through the towns of Guagua, Bacolor, and Layac in Bataan. At the PTT petrol station, follow the right lane until you reach the Orani junction. When you get to the crossroads, follow the signs pointing to Sinagtala.

By public transport

From Cubao, board a bus bound for Balanga or Mariveles. Get off at Orani Crossing. Afterward, ride a tricycle to Sinagtala Resort.

5. Tanay Hideaway 

Tanay Hideaway's pool area

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Tanay Hideaway is ideal for families and groups wanting to de-stress and escape city life. With their sprawling lawns, trees, and open-air, guests will get ample privacy while being treated with a scenic view of the Sierra Mountain Ranges. This private resort is 80 KM away from Manila.

All of their open-air villas are equipped with enough sala space, refrigerators, kitchens, grillers, chairs and tables, bathrooms with complete toiletries, and other amenities depending on the type of villa.

Some of Tanay Hideaway’s top amenities include a swimming pool, free-for-all pavilion, billiard hall, kids playground, and more. The Sky Dome, their garden sprawled with couches and hammocks,  is overlooking the Sierra Mountain ranges.

How to get there: 

By private vehicle: 

Via Katipunan Ave, go to Marikina-Infanta Highway and continue driving until you reach Tanay. Once you pass by G.E. Salcedo Store, drive straight until you reach the resort on your right. 

By public transport:

From EDSA Shaw Boulevard, find a jeepney or van bound for Tanay Public Market. Once there, ride a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you off at Tanay Hideaway.

4. Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa

Two pools in Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa

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Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa in Antipolo, Rizal is well-known for being the first and only Hanging Gardens Spa in the Philippines. Located within Loreland Farm Resort, Luljetta offers rooms with a panoramic view of Laguna de Bay, lush landscaped gardens, and an infinity pool facing the Rizal mountains. This mountain resort is 26 KM away from Manila.

How to get there

By private vehicle

From Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City, head towards Ortigas Extension leading to Rizal Province. Once you reach Antipolo, drive straight until you see the signages pointing to Loreland Farm Resort. 

By public transport

From Edsa-Shaw or Cubao, ride a jeepney bound for Antipolo. Get off at Antipolo Church and take a tricycle to Luljetta’s. Tell the driver to take you to Loreland Farm. The resort is nestled within it.

3. Noni’s Resort 

The poolside of Noni’s ResortPhoto by Noni’s Resort 

A prime spot for staycation, Noni’s Resort in Alitagtag, Batangas is located 1000 feet above sea level. Aside from its spacious villas and cabins, this mountain resort offers breathtaking sights of Tagaytay ridges, Taal Lake, and Mount Maculot. It is 101 KM away from Manila.

The air-conditioned rooms are all equipped with flat-screen TV with cable channels, coffee & tea maker, seating area, a separate dining area, wardrobe, and clothes rack, fan, en-suite bathroom with shower and toiletries, and more.

Room service and daily housekeeping is also offered in this resort. To make your stay more pleasant, guests will have access to ample of facilities including outdoor pool, bar and restaurant, a shared lounge with gaming activities, karaoke, garden, BBQ facilities, and more. Car parking is available and it is free of charge.

The small hotel offers room service and a concierge, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

How to get there

By private vehicle

Via SLEX, head to the Star Tollway and take the Lipa Exit. Once there, follow the signages pointing Noni’s. Continue driving until you reach the resort. 

By public transport

From Buendia, ride a bus bound for Alitagtag, Batangas. Ask the driver to drop you off at Dominador, Leviste. Once there, ride a tricycle going to Noni’s Resort.

2. Rancho Bernardo

One of Rancho Bernardo's suitesPhoto by Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo is considered the first-ever luxury mountain resort in Bataan. Blending elegance with nature’s charm, this 8-hectare property has manicured gardens, koi ponds, and world-class amenities and facilities like their jogging and trekking paths and a scenic chapel overlooking the mountain ranges of Barangay Ibis in Bagac. The accommodation is 180 KM away from Manila.

All of the air-conditioned rooms regardless if it’s a mountain or garden view feature a flat-screen TV, desk, refrigerator, flat-screen TV, tables & chairs, a dining area. en-suite bathroom with hot & cold shower as well as toiletries, and more. 

Enjoy their state-of-the-art facilities and amenities like their outdoor swimming pool, bar & restaurant, pool table, fitness center, garden, chapel, hot tub, pool bar with a view, spa, and more. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests.

How to get there

By private vehicle

From A. Bonifacio Ave, make an exit toward SCTEX/Clark Airport and continue driving until you reach Dinalupihan Exit. Turn right onto Bataan Provincial Highway and then continue driving until you reach Bagac, which is the location of the mountain resort.

By public transport

From Cubao, ride a bus bound for Balanga, Bataan. Once you arrive at Balanga Terminal, ride a jeepney going to Bagac. Once there, hire a tricycle that will take you directly to Rancho Bernardo.

1. The Farm at San Benito

The Lakan Villa in The Farm at San BenitoPhoto by The Farm at San Benito

The Farm at San Benito is a 5-star accommodation tucked away within a 48-hectare sanctuary in Lipa, Batangas. This mountain resort is known for its holistic wellness programs perfect for rejuvenating the mind, body, and soul. It is 93 KM away from Manila.

Each of the air-conditioned rooms in the villas have a flat-screen TV with cable, a daybed, tables & chairs, sofa or balcony with sitting area, and more. Some rooms have their own pocket gardens too. Privacy is implemented as there is a separate entrance to each villa or suite in the resort.

Aside from the Healing Sanctuary Spa, they also feature holistic facilities such as nutritional consultation and acupuncture services, their award-winning vegan restaurant called Alive Restaurant, their infinity pools, sauna, garden, outdoor playground, and more.  

How to get there

By private vehicle

Via SLEX, head to Star Tollway and make an exit at President Jose P. Laurel Highway in Lipa. Continue until you reach Barangay Tipakan, which is the location of the mountain resort.

By public transport

From Taft or Buendia, ride a bus bound for Lipa, Batangas. Once you reach the bus terminal, rent a van or tricycle that will take you to The Farm at San Benito directly.

Escape to the Best Mountains Resorts Near Manila

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With a combination of lush nature, tropical amenities, and majestic mountain views, these resorts near Manila offer a quick escape from the city and a breath of fresh air. You don’t have to travel for more than 4 hours as these mountain resorts already offer complete facilities and amenities, quality service, and an opportunity to jog, trek, and get more close to nature.

Rediscover yourself in the splendor of these mountain resorts near Manila. Using this list, finding the ideal accommodation is now more convenient and hassle-free.