Bring in the Yuletide Cheer and Spend Christmas in these Favorite Local Destinations

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Christmas is right around the corner! Before you know it, you’ll find yourself singing your favorite Christmas carols, exchanging gifts, and having a Noche Buena feast with your closest and dearest. But where will you spend Christmas? That’s the million-dollar question during this time of the year. The Philippines is, without a doubt, the place to be during the holiday season. Christmas in the Philippines this 2022 is as festive as it could possibly get. But with all the local destinations, it can be overwhelming trying to find the perfect Christmas getaway! Fret not because we’ve narrowed down some of the best places to spend Christmas in the Philippines. Keep on reading and get ready to book your hotels with Shopee Hotels! 

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Discover the Best Place to Spend Christmas in the Philippines This 2022

Makati

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If you don’t want to leave the concrete jungle and have a weekend staycation, we won’t blame you! Staycations in the metro make for some of the best Christmas getaways. You’re within walking distance of the best restaurants and shopping destinations. Plus, you’ll be surrounded by stunning Christmas lights and decorations that will blow your mind! There are a ton of staycation spots in Makati and we’ve got the top three Christmas family vacation hotels on Shopee Hotels that you should definitely consider. 

Top 3 recommended hotels in Makati:

  1. New World Makati

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  • Location: Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Metro Manila
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.7
  1. St. Giles Makati

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  • Location: Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Metro Manila
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 7.9
  1. Guijo Suites Makati

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  • Location: 7644 Guijo Street, San Antonio Village, Metro Manila
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.3

Cebu

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Make your way over to the “Queen City of the South” – Cebu! If you want the perfect mix of island hopping and city tours during your Christmas family vacation, then Cebu is right up your alley. You can spend your Christmas vacation in the Philippines this 2022 while discovering the beauty of Cebu. Go diving, snorkeling, and island hopping, visit historical landmarks, and be in awe of different churches that have stood the test of time. Cebu is one of the best places to go in the Philippines in December so book your hotel now! 

Top 3 recommended hotels in Cebu:

  1. Bayfront Hotel Cebu

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  • Location: Kaohsiung Street, North Reclamation Area, Cebu
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.4
  1. Alicia Residences

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  • Location: Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.8
  1. Mandarin Plaza Hotel

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  • Location: Archbishop Reyes Corner Escario Street, Cebu
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.3

Boracay

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At the top of just about anyone’s list of Christmas vacation ideas is a trip to the beach! If spending Christmas on the beach piques your interest, then Boracay is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. Aside from being known for its white beaches, you’ll definitely have an experience of a lifetime with Boracay’s mouthwatering food, exciting nightlife, and thrilling water activities that will tap into your adventurous spirit! 

Top 3 recommended hotels in Boracay:

  1. La Carmela de Boracay Hotel

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  • Location: Beachfront, Aklan, Boracay Island
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 7.4
  1. Fairways and Bluewater Boracay

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  • Location: Barangay Balabag and Yapak, Aklan, Boracay Island
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.4
  1. Henann Lagoon Resort

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  • Location: Balabag, Aklan, Boracay Island
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.6

Baguio

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Curious to know what a true Christmas breeze feels like? Head on over to Baguio for a cold yet cozy Christmas vacation in the Philippines! Relish in the sights of pine trees, bundle up in the cold weather, eat delicious food, sip on the best hot chocolate, and shop in night markets. It’s truly one of the best Christmas getaways! 

Top 3 recommended hotels in Baguio:

  1. Eurotel Baguio

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  • Location: 123 Abanao Extension Barangay Rizal Park, Benguet, Baguio
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 7.5
  1. Paladin Hotel

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  • Location: 136 Abanao Extension, Corner Carino Street, Benguet, Baguio
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 7.8
  1. Villa Silvina Hotel and Restaurant

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  • Location: 15 Outlook Drive, Benguet, Baguio
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.2

Tagaytay

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Here’s a great Christmas vacation idea: if you’re not keen on a long road trip or hopping on a plane, then Tagaytay is the place to be! Tagaytay is one of the best places to go in the Philippines in December because of its chilly weather like Baguio. Plus, it’s just a few hours away from the metro! Top it off with its popular restaurants known for prime locations that offer scenic sights and scrumptious bulalo that you can never get tired of! And if you’re bringing kids along, you can take them to fun activities like horse riding and more. 

Top 3 recommended hotels in Tagaytay:

  1. La Bella Boutique Hotel

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  • Location: Barangay Neogan, Cavite, Tagaytay
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 7.7
  1. Tagaytay Wingate Manor

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  • Location: Magallanes Drive, Maitim II West, Cavite, Tagaytay
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 7.8
  1. Royale Parc Hotel Tagaytay

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  • Location: Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Silang Junction West, Tagaytay City
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 9.0

Siargao

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Up for a beach adventure? Get ready to bask in the sun and spend hours on the beach in the surf capital of the Philippines! Whether you surf or not, Siargao is still one of the best places to celebrate Christmas. So gear up to explore caves and coves, go rock climbing, visit different beaches and rock pools, dine in some of the best restaurants, and rent bicycles and motorcycles as your mode of transportation all over the island! 

Top 3 recommended hotels in Siargao:

  1. Tropical Temple Siargao Resort

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  • Tourism Road, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.8
  1. Vivo Inn

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  • Location: Tourism Road, Poblacion 5, General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 8.3
  1. Mad Monkey Hostel Siargao

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  • Location: Tourism Road, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island
  • Features: Free cancellation, breakfast included
  • Rating: 9.3

Book a Hotel in the Best Place to Spend Christmas in the Philippines This 2022

What are you waiting for? Head on over to Shopee Hotels and book a hotel in the best place to spend Christmas in the Philippines! So with all the Christmas vacation ideas listed above, you’ll definitely have a Christmas vacation to remember. For more staycation options, check out these hotels in Metro Manila! But if you want to hop on a plane and start your #revengetravel this Christmas, take a look at these Asian countries that are open to Filipino tourists

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