10 Best Affordable Date Ideas in Manila
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10 Best Affordable Date Ideas in Manila

Taking your special someone out doesn’t have to be grand. After all, it’s not the amount of money you’ve spent but the quality of time together that matters. 

If you fancy a simple date or a couple’s activity, here are some ideas that won’t break your bank. Trust us, you’ll only spend P1000 or less!

1. Sing your heart out at Turtles Family KTV

Sing your heart out at Turtles Family KTV
(Image source: Turtles Family KTV Facebook)

Address: West Avenue, QC; Maginhawa, QC; Visayas Ave., QC; E. Rodriguez, QC; Commonwealth; Kapitolyo, Pasig

Contact No.: 0943 547 5678

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday 4 pm – 2 am, Friday – Saturday 4 pm – 3 am

Social media: Facebook


  • 2-person package – P660 inclusive of food and drinks

Nothing screams a healthy relationship more than a healthy competition at karaoke. Sing to your heart’s content or dedicate a whole song-and-dance routine to one another at Turtles Family KTV. 

The KTV has a wide selection of songs, from classics to the latest. Plus, the karaoke offers bar chow for when the songstress in you needs a break before your repeat performance. 

Pro tip:

Did food get cold while singing? You can ask the staff to heat it for you.

2. Indulge in the sauna at the New Lasema Spa Jjimjilbang

Indulge in the sauna at the New Lasema Spa Jjimjilbang
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Address: 8846 Sampaloc St., corner Estrella St., San Antonio Village, Makati, Sampaloc, Makati, 1203 Metro Manila

Contact No.: 0995 783 0094

Operating hours: Open 24 hours

Social media: Facebook


  • Sauna package – P500 on weekdays, P550 on weekends

If you want a little relaxation with your partner, you should avail of the sauna package at the New Lasema Spa. Located in San Antonio Village, Makati, the spa is one of the most affordable ones that has a sauna and kilns. 

For P500 each (P550 on the weekends), you get to use the jacuzzi, steam sauna, and hot and cold shower for 3 hours. The spa also has a snack bar and restaurants on the ground floor, so you have options once you get hungry after your treatment. 

Pro tip:

If you have extra money to spare, get the Jjimjilbang package that offers access to all kilns plus a 12-hour stay in the spa. It’s P880 per guest on weekdays and P980 per guest on weekends.

3. Shoot arrows at the DMZ Archery Range

Shoot arrows at the DMZ Archery Range
(Image source: DMZ Archery Range Facebook)

Address: 18 Mystic Rose Drive Sanville Subdivision Project 6, Quezon City

Contact No.: 0915 440 5967

Operating hours: Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 7:30 pm

Social media: Facebook


  • One-hour archery – P300

If you and your beau are fans of trying new sports, then archery should be on your list. The DMZ Archery Range is a must-visit as it is one of the most affordable ranges in the metro. 

You get an hour-long archery session with equipment rental, target paper, and range fees. Plus, a trained staff will also teach you the basic archery forms. 

Pro tip:

DMZ Archery range offers basic and advanced classes using the recurve bow. You can also get sessions on Traditional or Olympic-style archery — just contact them on their Facebook for the price. 

4. Go bowling at Studio 300

Go bowling at Studio 300
(Image source: Studio 300 Facebook)

Address: Pioneer Center, Mandaluyong; 2256 A Chino Roces Avenue, Makati

Contact No.: Pioneer – 09176767300; Makati – 09171352300

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday 2 pm – 12 am, Friday – Saturday 2 pm – 2 am, Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Social media: Facebook, Instagram


  • P1000/hr per bowling lane
  • P220/person per game

Studio 300 is the only boutique bowling alley in the Philippines. 

Apart from the bowling lanes, it also has other recreational activities like darts, a pool, and an indoor football turf (Makati branch only). Food is also available when you get hungry from bowling or playing billiards. 

Pro tip:

The bowling alleys can get quite busy. It’s best to book a slot with either of the two branches. 

5. Skate all day at Roller Fever

Address: 3rd Floor, Building A, Ayala Malls Manila Bay

Contact No.: 0942 390 1980

Operating hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 9 pm, Friday – Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

Social media: Facebook


  • All-day pass – P500/person

If you’re both a K-pop fan and a skating aficionado, then Roller Fever is the place to be. No need to bring your skates — you can rent one — even your safety gear – at the skating rink. 

They offer skating aid for newbies depending on the instructor’s availability. The rink also has Korean snacks available should you get hungry from all the skating.

Pro tip:

Avail of the skating aid when you’re a newbie. This would lessen potential injuries and would make the experience more enjoyable. 

6. Go museum hopping at the National Museum

Go museum hopping at the National Museum
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Address: P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila

Contact No.: (+632) 8298-1100

Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm

Website: https://www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph

Social media: Facebook, Instagram, X


  • Entrance fee – Free

A chill date won’t be complete without a visit to a museum. Luckily, three museums in Metro Manila are near each other, with free entrance for all. 

Visit the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Anthropology, or all three. Make sure to dedicate a whole day to your museum hopping, as there’s a lot to cover in each museum. 

Pro tip:

Bring a tiny bag to your museum trip. The guards are strict with big bags, particularly backpacks. 

7. Drink and paint at Sip and Gogh

Drink and paint at Sip and Gogh
(Image source: Sip and Gogh Facebook )

Address: San Isidro, Cainta Rizal; Capitol Hills Drive, QC; Eastwood, QC; Century Mall, Makati; The Podium, Mandaluyong; Barrington Place, QC

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 11:30 pm

Website: https://www.sipandgogh.com

Social media: Facebook, Instagram, X


  • 2-hour session (inclusive of materials, drinks, and a snack) – P1000
  • Corkage fee (optional) – P300

If you want to channel your inner Van Gogh while sipping some wine or cocktails, then the Sip and Gogh is the perfect spot. You can also bring your drink, for a fee, of course. 

The store provides an instructor, a step-by-step guide, and every material you’ll need, plus a snack and drinks. If you have a preferred painting, choose the branch, painting, and date to reserve your slots. 

Pro tip:

Make sure to wear the apron provided. Paint splatters would be hard to remove from your clothes if you don’t wear them. 

8. Go rock climbing at Power Up Climbing

Go rock climbing at Power Up Climbing
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Address: Space 3305 Festival Mall Expansion Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa, 1781 Metro Manila

Operating hours: Monday- Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm

Social media: Facebook, Instagram


  • All-day rate – P500/person
  • 1-hour All-in rate – P500/person
  • All-in, All-day rate – P700/person

Rock climbing will get your endorphins running. One of the best and most affordable rock climbing gyms in the metro is Power Up Climbing.

The gym offers a variety of routes, like a bouldering section and even a 50-degree wall. You can be each other’s belay partner or try the bouldering together. 

Pro tip:

The gym offers a one-climb trial that includes gear and belay service for a really low price. They also have a 1-hour all-in if you plan for a quick climb during your lunch break together. 

9. Visit the La Mesa Ecopark

Visit the La Mesa Ecopark
(Image source: La Mesa Ecopark Facebook)

Address: P36G+Q2V, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Contact No.: 0909 100 3897

Operating hours: Tuesday – Thursday 6 am – 12 nn, Saturday – Monday 6 am – 3 pm

Social media: Facebook


  • Entrance fee – P40 for non-QC residents, free for QC resident
  • P500 for cottage rental

You don’t have to travel far to be with nature — just travel to La Mesa Ecopark. 

The park offers a lot of activities that you can do on your date. You can visit the various stalls or go biking, paddle boating, camping, rappelling, and more.

Pro tip:

There are no proper restaurants or food places inside the park. It’s best to pack your own and set up a little picnic for you and your partner. 

10. Indulge in a midnight buffet at The Food Market Manila 

Indulge in a midnight buffet at The Food Market Manila
(Image source: The Food Market Manila)

Address: Unit 3, Commerce Center Bldg, 4th Avenue, Corner 31st Street, Taguig, Metro Manila; Westgate, Alabang

Contact No.: 0917 809 6956

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 am – 6 am

Website: https://www.foodmarketmanila.com

Social media: Facebook, Instagram


  • Midnight Breakfast Buffet – P500/person

Are you coming from a night out or just want an early morning breakfast? The midnight breakfast buffet by The Food Market Manila is open for your late-night til early morning cravings.

Just as the name suggests, they offer a breakfast buffet composed of over 40 breakfast menu choices every week. The menu has pizzas, kinds of pasta, Filipino dishes, and desserts. 

Pro tip:

The restaurant can get pretty crowded. It’s best to make a table reservation for sure seats. 

Plan your date as early as today! Whether P1000 is your hard limit for the date, or you can go a little beyond that, there are activities for you.

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