Glamping: The New Camping Experience



In the Philippines, luxury camping is getting more and more popular because it is widely being accepted by people who love to camp as well as those who used to hate the idea.

Both these groups of people are excited about the idea of camping and traveling without giving up on comfort and luxury. These camping sites could easily have the same facilities and amenities a hotel can offer its guests.

What is glamping?

“Glamping” is the official term for luxury camping. It is the recent global trend that has caught fire – particularly on individuals who consider themselves as outdoor enthusiasts. Basically, it is the upgraded version of outdoor camping the focuses on recreation and rest.

In a glamping site, you do not have to bring your own tent and sleeping bag. There will already be a tent, treehouse, tepee, cube, cabin, villa, hut, igloo, pod, airstream, or yurt prepared for the guests to stay in.


What are the top glamping sites in the Philippines?

There are many glamping sites now available in the Philippines for you, your friends, and family to have a holiday in. These are 5 of them:

  • Sumilon Island, Cebu – Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is one of the top glamping sites in the Philippines. It could be a little pricey especially if you compare it to the rest of sites on this list. However, it comes with a whole tropical island package complete with white-sand beaches, a natural lagoon, sandbars, and a 19th-century lighthouse. Its amenities include full board meals, electric fan, table and chairs, toiletries, a closet, mini bar, and a pre-pitched tent with two single beds. You can check out their website here.
  • Tanay, Rizal – Ten Cents to Heaven is a glamping site located in Tanay, Rizal. It has the perfect view of Laguna de Bay and the mountain ranges of Sierra Madre. Low-lying clouds sometimes drift down to the campsite which makes it seem like it is closer to heaven. The facilities you can try out on the site include a 4×4 adventure ride, a rope course, free fall, wall climbing, rappelling, and zip lining. Visit their website to learn more.
  • El Nido, Palawan – Aetas Glamping in El Nido, Palawan is gaining more attention from tourists as it highly promotes the Philippines’ culture, adventure, and nature. Local artists have handcrafted the interior of each tent that you can find on the site. It’s glamping package includes handmade bath amenities, private toilet and shower, breakfast for two, and transportation pick-up and drop-off. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.
  • San Rafael, Bulacan – In San Rafael River Adventure, you can experience glamping with a twist – as you would be sleeping on a floating raft. The site also offers other activities such as wakeboarding, banana boat, paddle board, kayak, and Jet Ski. Learn more by visiting their website.
  • Clarkfield, Pampanga – Clearwater Country Club in Clarkfield, Pampanga can easily hold 1000 campers without making it feel cramped due to having more than two hectares of camping grounds. Glampers prefer to stay near the beautiful lake found in the campsite. This place is ideal for those who want to experience glamping without going far from Metro Manila. Check out their rates on their website.

Plan your next trip with family or friends. Go on a glamping adventure together so all of you can experience its glamor and wonder!


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