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Romantic Getaways in Metro Manila for Valentine’s Day

Showcase your inner Mr. Romantico this Valentine’s Day!

By: Karen Grace Libao | February 08, 2017
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Admit it. No matter how much you love a person, it’s not every day that you express your love for them through romantic acts like giving a bouquet of flowers, a life size bear, and a box of chocolates. That makes it Valentine’s Day one important event of the year next to Christmas. As soon as the first day of February comes, everyone is already gushing about how their Valentine’s Day would be. However, the pressure is on men: how would you surprise your girl?

Fret not because these romantic places in Metro Manila have got you covered. Check them out and reserve as soon as possible to give your girl a day full of love and romance.

Manila Bay Cruise

romantic places Metro Manila for Valentine's Day

Splendid Manila Bay sunset (Image: Corregidor Philippines)

Watching the sunset with your lover is classic. You witness the majestic sun kiss the sea and transform the earth into a dark sanctuary. You can add flavor to your sunset date by treating your girl a fancy dinner by the bay. Manila Bay Cruise offers an hour of bay cruise for both local and foreign couples. A set of sumptuous dinner is served with a sweet serenade or live entertainment from an acoustic band.

M/V Spirit of Manila is docked near Esplanade Seaside Terminal, Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

Yacht Sailing at Manila Bay

romantic places Metro Manila for Valentine's Day

Yacht sailing for couples who want to veer away from the usual form of dating (Image: Realship Yacht Rentals)

Couples who want to veer away from the usual form of dating can try yacht sailing. Realship Yacht Charter Rentals offers deluxe vessels for different events such as weddings, debut s, corporate events, business meetings, and dinner dates. You can visit their official website or call their numbers for inquiries.

Romantic Date at NINYO Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

romantic places Metro Manila for Valentine's Day

A romantic set up [L] and love locks display channeling the Pont des Arts of Paris [R] (Image: Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge official Facebook Page)

Looking for a homey and intimate location for your date? Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge, one of Manila’s best kept secrets, is an ancestral house transformed into a restaurant in 2006. They serve Asia-European fusion cuisines prepared by Celebrity Chef Nino Laus himself. You can choose to stay inside their two-storey indoor setting or dine in the al fresco area. Recent customers prefer to stay at the garden area which they think is more romantic.

Don’t forget to bring your own padlock because you can swear your love for each other at the garden area where love locks are displayed.

Walk Around Intramuros

romantic places Metro Manila for Valentine's Day

The Walled City (Image: Jerome dela Cruz)

Cherish the moments of your ligawan (courtship) days by walking around the walled city, Intramuros. Intramuros is one of the oldest districts in Manila famous for its old architectural structure, covered in cobblestones, and built by the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century. There are several interesting spots near the famous Plaza San Luis where you can have a sweet bonding with your lover, take unlimited pictures, discover restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, or ride the calesa.

If you want to be with your girl for the rest of her life, you can propose in front of San Agustin Church, one of the oldest and most sophisticated churches in the country. That’s beyond romantic!

Gondola Ride at the Venice Grand Canal Mall

romantic places Metro Manila for Valentine's Day

Experience a gondola ride at the Venice Grand Canal (Image: McKinley Hill)

You don’t need to shell out lots of money to bring your girl to Venice, Italy. Dubbed as the “most romantic mall in the country,” Venice Grand Canal Mall gives you and your partner the chance to experience an open air gondola ride with your sweetheart, accompanied by a costumed and singing gondolier. There are also al fresco restaurants within the mall that offer candle-lit set up perfect for a glamorous dating experience.

Do you have anything to add up on the list? Drop us your recommendations at the comment section below!
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About Karen Grace Libao
Karen writes for a living and for fun. She started her writing career in 2014 when she worked as Content Manager for a women’s website and never looked back since. On her free time, she tries to catch up on her current reads, seeing independently-produced films, watching theatre plays, and attending live music and open mic gigs. She dreams of becoming a published writer and film producer in the future.
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