15 Best Picnic Spots in the Philippines
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15 Best Picnic Spots in the Philippines

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect picnic spot with breathtaking scenery, you’re in for a treat! In this blog, we’ll discuss the best picnic spots sprinkled across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

From serene beaches to lush parks, each spot promises an unforgettable outdoor feast set against nature’s most beautiful backdrop! So pack up your baskets and visit these 15 best picnic spots in the Philippines.

1. Picnic Grove – Tagaytay

Address: Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay End, Tagaytay, Cavite

Contact Details: 046 413 4206

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 6 AM to 10 PM


  • Entrance Fee – Adult P75 

  – 20% discount (PWD and Senior Citizens with valid ID)

  • Child – FREE (4 years old)
  • Parking Fee – Car – P50
  • Van/Coaster/Jeep – P75
  • Bus – P150
  • Cottage Rental – P150 to P600 (depending on the size)
  • Horseback Riding – P350
  • Zipline – P200 (1 way during weekends)

– P300 (1 way during weekends)

*Additional P100 for 2 way zip ride

Picnic Grove is a lovely park on Tagatay’s ridge where you can enjoy the beauty of nature while having fun with your loved ones. This 13-hectare park features cozy cottages with tables where you can sit and admire the famous Taal volcano and lake.

Aside from picnics, you can also enjoy fun activities such as zip lining or cable car rides, horseback riding, and shopping at souvenir shops. And if you want to go on an adventure, you can walk the park’s 500-meter eco trail and enjoy the cool breeze.

Pro Tip:

  • Bring a tripod to keep your camera steady while taking pictures.

2. Greenfield Open Park – Mandaluyong

Greenfield Open Park - Mandaluyong
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Address: Mayflower St., 1552 Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Website: https://greenfield.com.ph/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greenfielddistrict/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/greenfield_corporate/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 632 8631 8651

Greenfield Open Park, or Greenfield District Central Park, is located in the heart of Mandaluyong, offering a sprawling 15-hectare oasis for relaxation and enjoyment. It has large open spaces, making it an ideal spot for picnics with friends, family, and pets.

If you don’t want to cook or have no time to prepare your picnic food, don’t worry; the park has a number of food trucks serving a variety of cuisines, giving you plenty of options.

Pro Tip:

  • If you enjoy shopping, there is a Greenfield Weekend Market every Saturday from 3 PM to 12 AM.

3. Sampaloc Lake Park – San Pablo

Address: Sampaloc Lake, San Pablo City, Laguna

Sampaloc Lake is the largest and most famous of the Seven Lakes of San Pablo City, a volcanic crater lake with a stunning view of an extinct volcano. Alongside this famous lake is a park where you can stroll, relax, and have a picnic. 

There are plenty of picnic tables and benches to choose from, so you can sit and enjoy your meal while admiring the scenery. If you don’t want to bring your own food, there are a few restaurants and food stalls near the lake where you can buy it.

Pro Tip:

  • Sampaloc Lake is surrounded by Bulalo and Lomi houses, so try them out while you are there.

4. Casa Astillero Beach Resort – Calatagan

Casa Astillero Beach Resort - Calatagan
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Address: Barangay Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batangas

Website: https://www.casaastillero.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casaastillerobeachresort/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casaastillero/ 

Contact Details: 0956 871 1967 | 0915 577 7169 | +632 9865 875 | +632 9864 487

Email: [email protected] 


  • Entrance Fee Daytour – Adult/Children – P300 

 – 2 years and below – FREE (Maximum of 2 and succeeding numbers will be charged P200 per child)

    – Overnight Adult/Children – P300

    – 2 years old and below – FREE (Maximum of 2 and  succeeding numbers will be charged P200 per child)

  • Open Picnic Cottages – P1500 (6 to 8 pax)
  • U Shape Cottage – P1500 (12 pax)
  • Native Hut Cottage – P1500
  • Balsa Cottage – P4000 (Whole day) | P2000 (Half day)
  • Kabanas – P2500 (4 pax)
  • Tent – P500 (3 to 4 pax) | P800 (5 to 8 pax) | P1500 (10 to 14 pax)
  • Portable Griller – P200 
  • Banana Boat = P350 (Minimum of 7 pax; prior booking without reservation fee is required)
  • Beach Volleyball = P200 (2 hours)
  • Videoke rental = P1500 (Good for the entire stay)
  • Bonfire  – P300 (FREE setup)
  • Bonfire Woods – P300 (per bundle)

No matter what your needs or preferences are, you’re sure to find a great picnic spot at Casa Astillero Beach Resort. They offer a variety of options, including open picnic cottages and shoreline cottages. 

If swimming becomes too tiring, you can take a break at the nearest open cottage, which is only a few steps away from the salty waters. And if you want to spend an overnight on the beach, the resort also offers affordable tents, kabanas, and kubo.

Pro Tip:

  • If you want to go island hopping, the resort offers a boat ride to Isla Puting Bato, a white sand beach famous for its cliff walls that resemble the limestone cliffs of North Palawan and where you can fish and dive.

5. Karinking Serrek Picnic Grove – Solsona

Address: Barangay Manalpac, Solsona, Ilocos Norte

Website: https://karinkingserrekpicnicgrove.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karinkingserrekpicnicgrove/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0927 494 3738 | 0918 417 9787 | +637 7676 1873

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 6 AM to 8 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 5 AM to 8 PM


  • Entrance Fee – P30
  • Cottage Rent – Village – P700

      – View Deck – P1200

    – Riverside – P1000

  • Bike Trail Rates – P50
  • Hiking Rates (Minimum of 5 hikers) – Plateau – P200

  – Blue Lagoon – P200

  – KK Falls 1 – P200

      – KK Fall 2- P400

  – Christian’s Peak – P200

  – Mt. Simmagaysay – P500

  • Team Building Rates – Without Facilitator – P50

    – With Facilitator – P80

Karinking Serrek Picnic Grove is a hidden paradise in the easternmost part of Ilocos Norte. It started as a picnic grove but now offers a variety of activities, such as hiking, trekking, water tubing, kayaking, swimming, and 4×4 off-road riding.  

You can also host outdoor events and team-building activities at this place.

Pro Tip:

  • Hiking enthusiasts can hike to Falls Uno, Falls de Cinco, Xtian’s Peak, and EMG Plateau. These trails offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

6. Banahaw Spring Resort & Catering Services – Macrohon

Banahaw Spring Resort & Catering Services - Macrohon

Address: Barangay San Joaquin, 6600 Macrohon, Leyte 

Contact Details: 0906 589 5367 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 6 PM


  • Entrance Fee – P20
  • Cottage Rent – Small – P500

  – Medium – P600

    – Large – P700

  • Venue – P3500

Banahaw Spring Resort and Catering Services is a popular summer destination and weekend getaway for families who want to cool off in the spring water, have a picnic, sing karaoke, and spend time together.  

The resort is located in Macrohon, Southern Leyte, and was once a private place, but the owner decided to develop it and open it to the public. Now, the resort has a hotel and catering services that can accommodate any occasion and budget.

Pro Tip:

  • Banahaw Spring Resort & Catering Services is also open for venue rental for only P3500.

7. Paradise Beach  – Bantayan Island

Paradise Beach - Bantayan Island
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Address: Sandira Beach, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu

Website: https://bantayanisland.com/ 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 5 PM


  • Entrance Fee – Adult – P50

    – Child – P25

Paradise Beach, also known as Sandira Beach, is a popular tourist spot in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, where you can swim in the clear waters and picnic or relax by the shoreline, beach huts, or tall coconut palm trees.

There are plenty of places to set up your picnic, including some beach chairs and umbrellas at the far end of the beach. If you don’t have any food with you, you can get some at the tourist office, which sells a variety of snacks and drinks.

Pro Tip:

  • Be sure to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM, when the sun’s rays are strongest.

8. Buccari Pine Forest and Campsite – Leon

Buccari Pine Forest and Campsite - Leon
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Address: Sitio Tabionan, Brgy. Bucari, Leon, Iloilo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leontourismandinformationcenter 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: +63930 053 3557 | +63966 996 7897


  • Entrance Fee – Campsite and Mansiga – P30 

– Imoy Falls and Kataw Falls – P30

  • Environmental Fee – P30 (Leon Residents) | P50 (Non-Residents)

*20% Discount for Senior Citizens, PWD, Students, and Indigenous People

*FREE for Children below 7 years old, Philippine Government Officials, and Employees invited by the LGU and DENR Employees on official Functions

  • Picnic Shed – P300 (Small) | P500 (Big)
  • Tent Rental – P300
  • Tent Space – P100
  • Bahay Kubo (Day tour only) – P600 (Big) | P400 (Small)
  • Bahay Kubo with room (2 to 4 pax) – P500 (Day tour) |  P1000 (Overnight)
  • Cottages 1, 2, and 3 (for 4 to 8 pax) – P800 (Day tour) | P1600 (Overnight)
  • Green House (6 to 8 pax) – P1000 (Day tour) | P2000 (Overnight)
  • Guest House (6 to 8 pax) – P1500 (Day tour) | P3500 (Overnight)
  • Tour Guide – P350
  • Filmmaking – P5000
  • Photoshoots – P300 (Resident) | P1000 (Non-Resident)
  • Video Shoots – P700 (Resident) | P1500 (Non-Resident)

*Includes entrance fee for 5 pax

Bucari Pine Forest and Campsite is a popular picnic spot in Iloilo that is known for its cool weather and pine trees. It is often referred to as the “Summer Capital of Iloilo”  because it offers a refreshing escape from the heat of the city.

The campsite rents out a variety of accommodations, including sheds, tents, bahay kubo, and cottages. These accommodations come with picnic tables and grills, so you can prepare your own food and cook it on-site. Pro Tip:

Pro Tip:

  • Bring your hiking shoes or sandals if you’re planning to explore Imoy Falls and Kataw Falls.

9. Lakawon Island – Cadiz

Address: Lakawon Island Resort, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental

Website: https://lakawon.ph/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakawonislandresort/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lakawon 

Email: [email protected] | [email protected] 

Contact Details: 094 7248 3676 ‬| 096 6352 7370 | 098 1647 5695‬ | 097 72154974 

Operating Hours:

  • Boat Schedule Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 4 PM


  • Basic Fee – Adult – P750

        – Child (5 to 12 years old) – P620 

        – 4 years old and below – FREE

        – Senior Citizens and PWD – P600

*Includes entrance terminal fee, boat ride 2 ways, and cottage

  • Tent Rental – P1100 (Small. 2 pax)

*Includes 1 single mattress, blanket, and pillow

            – P1300 (Medium. 3 to 4 pax)

*Includes 2 single mattress, blanket and pillow

            – P1800 (Large. 4 to 8 pax)

*Includes 3 single mattress, blanket and pillow

  • Boat Fee – P1500 (Special trip. Per way. 20 pax or below)
  • Island Hopping – P2499 (Per head for minimum of 20 pax)

  – P3332 (Per head for minimum of 15 pax)

  – P4998 (Per head for minimum of 10 pax)

Situated along the coastline of the banana-shaped island near Cadiz in Negros Occidental, Lakawon Island Resort offers a coveted day tour experience, drawing in beach enthusiasts seeking a perfect picnic spot.

After a day of island hopping or water sports, you can dine at their restaurant, drink at the floating bar or the sunset bar, and relax with your friends and family.

Pro Tip:

  • To burn off the calories after eating, try the resort’s various water sports, such as kayaking, banana boating, and stand-up paddle boarding.

10. Pangas Falls – Bohol

Pangas Falls - Bohol
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Address: Pangas Falls, Dagohoy, Bilar, Bohol

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 7 AM – 5:15 PM


  • Entrance Fee – P30

Pangas Falls is a hidden gem in the quiet barangay of Carmen, Bohol, and can be reached after a 300 to 400 meter trek through scenic views of green rice fields. 

It has a large lagoon that serves as the catch basin for the falls, where you can plunge into the cool water. It also has small cottages perfect for picnics or simply sitting back and relaxing while admiring the scenery.

Pro Tip:

  • Do not forget to bring a towel and extra clothing for changing.

11. Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary – Murcia

Address: Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MambukalSanctuary 

Email: [email protected] 


Contact Details: 0961 757 9710 | 0909 976 9988

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 4 PM


  • Entrance Fee – Adult – P120 

    – Child – P60 (11 years old and below) 

  • Environmental Fee – Adult/Child – P20 
  • *Includes use of small pool, big pool, and dipping pool
  • Ofuro – P100
  • Small Hut – P500
  • Big Hut – P800
  • Pagoda/New Trellis/ Pavillion – P60

Mambukal Resort and Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural paradise at the foot of Mt. Kanlaon in Murcia, where you can enjoy forest treks, hot springs, a lagoon, and abundant wildlife. It also has villas, cottages, “ofuro” (bathhouse), picnic huts, and gardens.

The “ofuro” was designed by Kokichi Paul Ishiwata, a Japanese architect who originally developed the place as a bathhouse and picnic garden. You can bring your own food to the resort, but you have to cook it beforehand as they do not allow cooking on-site. 

Pro Tip:

  • The resort has a food park where you can buy “SILOG” meals served with coffee, juice, or soft drinks for only P180.

12. Lake Apo – Valencia 

Lake Apo - Valencia
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Address: Barangay Guinoyoran, Valencia City, Bukidnon

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM – 6 PM


  • Entrance Fee – P70
  • Table – P100
  • Floating Cottage – P300 (Starting Rate)

Lake Apo is a stunning natural attraction in Bukidnon, where you can admire the deep blue-green waters, the lush hills, and the serene scenery. The lake is 25 hectares in size, with a wet area of 19 hectares, and was dubbed the cleanest lake in 2017.

Because of the large area, there are many picnic spots to choose from, such as picnic tables by the trees and the pool or floating cottages that can go to the center of the lake. Floating bamboo rafts, kayaking, jet skiing, and overnight camping are also available.

Pro Tip:

  • Bring a fishing rod and try your luck at catching some fish. If you don’t have any, you can rent bamboo fishing rods in the area for P100 (for 3 rods).

13. Crocodile Park Picnic Grounds – Davao

Crocodile Park Picnic Grounds - Davao
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Address: Davao Crocodile Park and Zoo, Talomo, Davao City, Davao del Sur 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davaocrocodileparkandzoo/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davaocrocodileparkandzoo/ 

Contact Details: 0917 702 5953 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM


  • Entrance Fee – P50
  • Picnic – P100
  • Photo Shoot – P100
  • Game Practice – P700
  • Bike Fee – P50
  • Truck Parking – P259
  • Fine Parking – P500

Covering a vast expanse of 70 hectares, Crocodile Park has become a beloved destination for Davao City’s residents, especially those in search of sprawling picnic spots to unwind and stay active. 

The expansive picnic grounds are a perfect place for families who want to spend time together and bond through different outdoor activities such as frisbee, biking, playing with their pets, or simply sitting and relaxing on the grass.

Pro Tip:

  • Check out the park’s zoo to see real-life crocodiles and other animals. For more information on the zoo’s weekly shows, click on this link.

14. Katunggan Park – Camiguin

Katunggan Park - Camiguin
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Address: Benoni, Mahinog, Camiguin 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatungganPark 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM 


  • Environmental Fee – P30 (Nonresident and 18 years old and above)

          – P20 (Residents with ID)

          – Child (7 to 17 years old) | P25 (Non-Resident) |

          P15 (Resident)

  • 6 years below – FREE
  • Cottage Fee (3 hours) – P150 (8 pax)

            – P500 (30 pax)

  • Corcage Fee – Lechon – P100
  • Hard Liquor – P100 (per bottle)
  • *Plus P150 per additional hour during weekdays
  • Life Jacket – P100 (3 hours)
  • Snorkel – P150 (3 hours)
  • Snorkel Tour Package – to Benoni Clam Sanctuary – P2350 (8 pax)
  • *Includes snorkel and guide 
  • Kayak – P100 (Per hour)
  • Stand-up Paddle Board – P200 (Per hour)
  • Speed Boat – P1500 (3 hours. 10 pax) 

Katunggan Park, nestled in Camiguin, stands out as a serene mangrove haven, offering an ideal setting for picnics. Its tranquil ambiance invites visitors to unwind amidst nature’s embrace, making it an excellent spot for a quiet and contemplative picnic. 

The park provides both privacy and comfort with its tree houses and picnic sheds, ensuring a delightful experience for couples or friends looking to connect over food and conversations. 

Pro Tip:

  • Bring trash bags with you to picnics to ensure proper waste disposal.

15. Magpupungko Rocks Pools and Flats- Pilar 

Magpupungko Rocks Pools and Flats- Pilar
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Address: Pilar Beach, Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magpupungkoSIARGAO/ 


  • Entrance Fee – P50
  • Parking – P20
  • Motorbike Rental (From General Luna) – P250 to P350 

Magpupungko Rock Pools on Siargao Island reign as a cherished destination for tourists and locals alike. During low tide, these exquisite rock pools come to life, offering a scenic backdrop for not only relaxation but also thrilling cliff jumping. 

As the weekends roll in, the shores and sheds buzz with activity, full of locals on picnics with their families.

Pro Tip:

  • Skip the disposable plates and utensils and bring your own reusable ones. This will help reduce waste and protect the environment.

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