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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. L'Sirene Boutique Resort in Baler

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Nestled in the heart of Baler is a quaint and cozy resort that’s perfect for you, your crew, and your furry best friend. Known as the brainchild of actress Sam Pinto, L'Sirene Boutique Resort in Baler provides a picturesque getaway that’s a short stroll from the beach. The pet-friendly and kid-friendly resort offers 15 exclusive guest rooms, an outdoor pool, surfboard rentals, surfing lessons, and its very own bar and grill.

RELATED: Sam Pinto Shares the Real Inspiration Behind Her Baler Resort

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. Sambali Beach Farm in Botolan, Zambales

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Although the travel time to Sambali Beach Farm is an extra one or two hours more than its popular Zambales counterparts, it’s considered well worth the trip for its seclusion, scenic views, and healthy cuisine. An organic farm that promotes sustainable farming and agritourism, Botolan’s hidden gem is perfect for big groups looking for a calming refuge. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the sea and mountains, and are free to bring pets as they roam around the vast property. When you're ready for some grub, prepare to dig into their delicious meals, which are sourced from their very own vegetable garden and livestock.

4. T House Tagaytay

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Recharge your mind, body, and soul by soaking up Tagaytay's refreshing ambience. 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!

5. Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Kawit, Cavite

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Perfect for family vacations, Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park offers a wide range of fun activities that members of all ages can enjoy. One of its most impressive features is its pet-friendly environment, as guests are allowed to bring one cat or dog per room for ₱1,500 a night. The fee is inclusive of a dog/cat bed, food and water bowls, disposable poop scooper and poop bag, two diapers, and maintenance service. Now your furry friends can feel just how special they are!

6. The Cirque Serviced Residences in QC

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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.

7. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort in 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.

8. 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.

9. Somerset Olympia 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.

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About Danna
Danna Peña is a writer and creative living in Manila. Her work is focused on highlighting the local industry with an inclination towards themes like travel, lifestyle, and culture. Constantly living up to O. Wilde’s adage of “to define is to limit”, she never knows what she’ll be up to next, only ever prescribing to what she feels is right and just. View her creative spaces at dannapena.com (under construction) and @dannapena on IG.

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