A bustling city with a laid-back, casual nature
Manila itself does not have any beaches, but several are within a short distance and make for easy day trips or mini breaks, the most beautiful and popular of which are located in Batangas province. Only a few hours from Manila, Batangas is home to many fine beaches and top diving sites. The closest beach to Manila is Caylabne Bay in Cavite, which is only 90 minutes by car and quite secluded considering its proximity to the capital. Another popular destination is the municipality of Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro, which boasts many beautiful, pristine white sand beaches and is only a 3.5-hour journey from Manila by bus and boat.