Balance Work And Play In These Wonderful Workcation Destinations
Tired of your home desk as your everyday view? Take that much-needed break without leaving your tasks behind by traveling to these workcation spots!
The pandemic has led us to a life of staying in. This includes bringing our workspaces inside our homes, too—giving us the convenience of having everything on our to-do list done without stepping out of your door.
While it’s nice to lounge at home while typing away emails or joining a Zoom call, it’s nice to have a little change of perspective from time to time. With restrictions loosening up, allowing us to travel again, going on a workcation is an appealing idea that most of us should consider embracing.
These are a few non-negotiables: a strong wifi connection or data signal, a conducive spot to get your tasks done, and a great view to boot. Strong, great-tasting coffee is a delicious bonus, while fun activities that you can do after (or before!) work hours are cherry on top. There are also hotels that offer packaged deals, so you get to save while spending more on your choice of experiences.
Whether it’s a month-long or a simple five-day workcation, choosing your destination is important. If you’re undecided on where you should head to, we list down five of the best local workcation spots to go to. All you need to do is book that flight or hop on your car, pack your luggage with your laptop, and just go!
Boracay is a tropical paradise that's hard to resist—crystal clear beaches, hip restaurants to dine in, comfortable accommodations to stay in, exhilarating activities to try, and so much more. Workcations have also been a popular thing in the area, with many of us craving for that perfect balance of energy and serenity in one spot. A number of hotels offer workcation packages, like Hue Hotels or Belmont Hotel, that offer a package that fits everyone’s budget.
San Juan, La Union
Surftown is reinvigorated with more accommodation and dining choices, unlimited surfing opportunities, and a thriving night scene perfect for those who love to work, vacation, and mingle at the same time. While most resorts or hostels offer wifi that can get your work done, there are also co-working spaces available.
For a more laidback beach life, Zambales is a quick drive away from Manila. Destress with the view of the sea and mountains without stressing over flights to book. Resorts like Crystal Beach in San Narciso and Kwentong Dagat in San Felipe are humble accommodations that offer great and affordable workcation packages for guests!
If you just need a day or two to work and relax at the same time, Tagaytay is your best bet. From luxury hotels with the view of Taal to cozy Airbnbs that will make you feel the magic of the highlands, the options are limitless! Plus, great restaurants abound, and most accommodations have strong WiFi to boot.
A trip to Panglao Island will treat you to mother nature’s bounty of flora and fauna, and enjoying your workcation here will let you in the destination’s yet-to-be-discovered treasures, if you’re willing. Hop on a bike, stroll by the shore, or hop on a tour during your free days. Accommodations such as Amorita and Hennan are beachfront hotels where you can work with fast wifi, cozy beds, great food, and an unbeatable view.
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