Planning a fun weekend with the whole barkada? Here is a guide for you


Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The weekend is the best time for us to bond with friends and test our creativity by planning a fun getaway with them.

For those who find it hard to find cool and fun activities, worry no more because we’ve told you how you can create new memories with your barkade.

Staycation at the metro or rental of holiday homes

If you want a convenient yet memorable bonding experience with your friends, consider arranging a staycation by booking a hotel on the subway or renting vacation/beach houses in neighboring provinces.

Beach houses are usually located in coastal areas such as Zambales, Cavite, Batangas and La Union. Nature lodges are mainly located in Rizal and Laguna.

You can book your next hotel stay or rent a vacation home through their websites or third-party online travel websites like Agoda,, or Airbnb.

Travel locally

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With travel restrictions having been eased, now is the time to barkades to explore the natural beauty of the Philippines, from its world famous beaches to forests and mountains with breathtaking natural attractions.

If your friends want the typical beach life with an urban vibe, the top picks are Boracay, Siargao, Puerto Galera, and La Union. For those who want to enjoy the calm of the sea, spend a night on the quiet beaches of Zambales, Aurora or Palawan.

Appreciate the beauty of nature by visiting the Masungi geo-reserve in Rizal or go all the way to Sagada in northern Luzon. you and your barkade You can also choose to discover the wide variety of hot springs in Laguna and climb the mountains of Dona Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan.

Go local to your next travel destination with the barkade will not only forge lasting memories within your cherished circle, but will also support the continued recovery of the country’s tourism sector, especially by purchasing locally made products that help sustain other Filipinos.

Making memories with your friends is just a click away, so don’t forget to bring your digital essentials and positive attitude to capture your happy moments. Who knows, your barkade The travel vlog may be the next social media hit!

Projection of films or binge-watching of series

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With the growth of online subscription streaming platforms, barkades can easily watch their favorite series or watch the latest movie that will surely be the talking point all day or all night.

For barkades If you like American series or films, discover The Gray Man and Stranger Things Season 4 on Netflix, the sports comedy Ted Lasso streaming on Apple TV and the next Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon available on HBO GO.

If you prefer Korean dramas, Netflix has a wide variety to choose from, from old favorites like Descendants of the Sun to the currently trending light-hearted legal comedy series Extraordinary Attorney Woo. Other new K-dramas like Today’s Webtoon and variety shows like Running Man are also available on the Viu streaming platform.

To enhance your binge-watching experience, set up a portable projector to flash the latest movie or series on a bright wall while you and your friends cry, shiver in fear, sweat with excitement or laugh out loud together.

Dine and enjoy delicious food

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Food is the biggest ingredient that binds us to our friends, so start exploring hole-in-the-wall restaurants where your palates will be satisfied and enjoy each other’s company while dining.

From new restaurants like Café Fleur and Deo Gracias to old favorites like Toyo Eatery and Hapag, these are the perfect spots for your big or small. barkade laugh at your memories while filling your stomach with good food.

For friends seeking adventure in their food choices or looking for Instagram-worthy restaurants, explore Rustic Mornings by Isabelo in Marikina, The Frazzled Cook in Quezon City, Shaka Café in Taguig, and Tablo Kitchen and Café also in Quezon. City.

Bonding over a lavish feast is undeniably the best part of every occasion with friends, coupled with fun exchanges and meaningful life anecdotes.

All these activities with your barkade are made more memorable with the iconic Filipino beer brand – San Miguel Pale Pilsen.

Pictures of San Miguel Pale Pilsen

The flagship beer brand has forged many friendships over the years and has become part of our lasting memories across generations, true to its slogan “Sarap Laging Kasama.”

It’s the right time to plan your perfect weekend! Get your favorite San Miguel Pale Pilsen now at the nearest supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores and sari-sari shops nationwide.

You can also order it online via SMBDelivers at


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