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9 Pet-Friendly Resorts Near (and Within!) the City

by Danna Peña
July 23, 2018

If you're a pet parent who likes to travel, then you know it's not always a paw-some deal.

On one hand, leaving fur babies at home leads to bouts of worry and separation anxiety, creating a travel experience that's less than relaxing. On the other, not all resorts are willing to extend a warm welcome to your four-legged friends.

Fortunately, with the rise in pet owners comes the increasing demand for pet-friendly resorts, providing options for harmonious getaways both you and your furry pal can enjoy. Even more good news: they're all just a short road trip away from the bustling city center!

1. Costa Pacifica in Baler

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Tucked along the shores of the well-known Sabang Beach, Costa Pacifica is a tropical paradise that will impress even the most well-heeled travelers. Family-friendly and pet-friendly, the luxury resort welcomes all your loved ones and assures everyone a splendid time. Enjoy long walks along Sabang Beach, take a dip in their refreshing pools and recline on their sunbeds, and sample their delicious menu offering a fusion of international and local cuisine. Want to treat your furry best friend to the best sleep ever? Let them have a good night’s rest on one of the hotel’s pet beds that are available upon request.

RELATED: This Family- and Pet-Friendly Luxury Resort in Baler is Better than Ever

2. The Farm at San Benito in Lipa, Batangas

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If a holistic holiday experience is right up your alley, a visit to The Farm at San Benito should be on your agenda. Choose from several villas located in the heart of a lush, tropical paradise, and discover this all-vegan resort's luxurious amenities and highly-acclaimed treatments that provide a rejuvenating experience for mind, body, and soul. If you're bringing your pet, make sure to inform the staff beforehand for a hassle-free, smooth-sailing experience.

RELATED: 8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Farm at San Benito

3. Aquascape Lake Caliraya in Laguna

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Recharge and bond with your loved ones, furry friend included, in a charming lakeside retreat. Approximately a 4-hour drive from the city, Aquascape Lake Caliraya in Laguna is a sprawling picturesque estate dotted with lush paths, rustic floating houses, and modest land-based rooms. Whether you’re one to recline on a hammock all day, or the type to engage in adrenaline-pumping water activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, or jet-skiing, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the leisurely pursuits the eco-friendly sanctuary has to offer. Before you book your stay, take note of the property’s 1-pet-per-room policy and house rules, such as the prohibition of pets on the beds and couches.

RELATED: An Eco-Friendly Lakeside Haven: Aquascape Lake Caliraya in Laguna

4. T House Tagaytay in Tagaytay

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Recharge your mind, body, and soul by soaking up Tagaytay's refreshing ambiance. Choose T House Tagaytay for your sweet escape, and you can bring your pet along, too! Known for its nature-inspired rooms, T House Tagaytay's tasteful interiors are designed to pamper you with all the tranquility and relaxation you need. Working around a tight schedule? All it takes is an hour and a half drive from the city for you and your furry best friend to enjoy some much-anticipated downtime!

RELATED: 6 Ways to Destress and Detox at T House Tagaytay

5. Upper Story Serviced Apartments in Quezon City

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There’s no need to embark on a full-fledged road trip when you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life within the city. Nestled in a prime location in Cubao, Upper Story Serviced Apartments will give you just the rejuvenating vacation you need—one that will extend the warmest hospitality to your beloved pet, too. The modern oasis features contemporary industrial interiors for those with an eye for design, plus pet-friendly amenities that score brownie points for pet parents. Cozy up with your furry best friend, get some work done with their speedy Wi-Fi connection, and hang out poolside to enjoy a noteworthy staycation.

6. The Cirque Serviced Residences in Quezon City

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Not far off from the metro's center is The Cirque Serviced Residences, located conveniently at Circulo Verde, Quezon City. This relatively new serviced apartment is designed with Scandinavian, minimalist units that are tasteful yet cozy—great for all those puppy 'grams you'll be posting! Here, your four-legged friend won't get cabin fever, because he can run free in the off-leash dog facility aptly named Hachi Park.

RELATED: This Pet-Friendly Oasis in QC is a Breath of Fresh Air

7. Somerset Olympia Makati in Makati

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If taking your furry friend out of town is too big of a commitment, shoot for a staycation at Somerset Olympia Makati. Providing stylish serviced apartments in the heart of Makati's Central Business District, Somerset Olympia Makati boasts spacious and reasonably priced rooms that are perfect for family staycations. Aside from its prime location, its pet-friendly environment that caters to all of your pet's needs is a major plus point. Whether you book a stay here for business or leisure purposes, you can rest easy knowing you no longer have to leave your furry companion behind.

8. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort in Calatagan, Batangas

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Allow yourself (and your fur baby) to reconnect with nature by immersing in this resort’s still waters and creamy white sands. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort is hyped by pet owners not just for its beautiful location, but for the hospitable staff that will make you and your pet feel right at home. Make sure to avail of their mangrove eco-tours, diving packages, and sandbar tours as well.

9. Acuaverde Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas

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Plan a tropical holiday like a true paw parent at Acuaverde Beach Resort’s stunning beachfront property. Only three hours from Manila, this pet-friendly haven is perfect for romantic getaways, barkada bonding sessions, and family vacations. Enjoy quality time with your fur baby for a fee of ₱900 per day, with a maximum of two pets per guest. During your stay, don't miss out on the chance to try their exciting water sports like rowing and diving.

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This article was last edited on February 26, 2020 by the DG Traveler team.

About Danna
Danna is a Manila-based writer who works as a Senior Staff Writer for Deal Grocer. Specializing in content marketing and feature writing, she primarly writes about travel and lifestyle and is heavily interested in sustainability. Read more of her works on dannapena.contently.com.

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