With Manila’s abundance of vehicles, the intensity of traffic, and the long travel time, it’s no wonder people look for just any reason to leave Manila. The recent developments of expressways like the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the newly opened Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) have made trips all over Luzon very feasible.
A short vacation is more than doable — even with the traffic. But even with the faster, easier travel, you’ll still need vehicles to get you there.
RentCarManila.com provides affordable car rental services — both self-drive and a driver for hire — that cater to your every need. Whether you have an out-of-town meeting or a romantic getaway, Rent Car Manila has the perfect vehicle for you.
Northern Luzon Sights
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, located inside the province of Olongapo, is only 3 hours away from Manila. Formerly a U.S. Armed Forces base, Subic is now a private economic zone that’s home to resorts, tourist attractions, and casinos. Subic Bay and the province of Olongapo are the closest beaches to Manila, making a summer outing possible any time of the year.
Baguio is located about 4 hours north of Manila. Baguio, lovingly called “The Summer Capital of the Philippines,” is a popular tourist destination known for its pine trees, tourist attractions, and cold weather. You can ride horses at Wright Park, ride bikes or take a stroll at scenic Burnham Park, or enjoy Baguio cuisine at Camp John Hay.
Further from Baguio is Sagada, in the Mountain Province. Sagada is known for its mystic appeal, its outdoor features, and its close ties to Ifugao tradition. It’s in Sagada where you can see sites like the Hanging Coffins of Echo Valley, Bomod-ok and Bokong Falls, and the Lumiang caves. Sagada also lets you experience the Ifugao people’s celebrations and even do a little Ifugao pottery.
Southern Luzon Sights
Tagaytay is only an hour away from the city and is perfect for a quick sojourn outside Manila. Its cold weather, breathtaking sights, and abundance of hotels, resorts, and restaurants provide a quick weekend getaway. It combines scenic vistas with modern city amenities that make you feel like you’ve never left the city.
Located 7 hours away from Manila is the historic city of Vigan in the province of Ilocos Sur. Vigan is known for its well-preserved, Spanish-era architecture and cobblestone streets. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the last cities in the country where you will find European colonial designs.
Further up from Vigan is Laoag, in the province of Ilocos Norte. Laoag is Ilocos Norte’s provincial and commercial capital, hosting the region’s only airport. In Laoag, you will find historical buildings and Baroque-style churches. The Paoay Sand Dunes is a popular attraction where tourists get to experience riding dune buggies and sand boarding.
SUV and Van Rental
Rent Car Manila’s SUVs and vans are specially built for long road trips. Their large passenger capacity, durability, and fuel efficiency are designed with this in mind. We offer affordable rates on both vans and SUVs of varying sizes.
They have daily, weekly, and monthly rates and even offer self-drive vehicles and car rental with a driver. Choose from their Ford Expedition SUV or upgrade to the Toyota HiAce Commuter van, capable of seating 18 people. With Rent Car Manila’s SUV and Van services, you can ease your travel worries.
For more information about affordable car rentals, contact RentCarManila.com.