Beat the Summer Heat: 7 Recommended Hotels and Resorts Near Metro Manila

By Melo Villareal – April 23, 2015

Two to three hours away from Manila: The Harvest Hotel in Cabanatuan City


The Harvest Hotel is the first full service property in the largest city of Nueva Ecija. The 83-room establishment has modern and spacious rooms and offers recreational activities such as massage, outdoor pool, and garden. Nature lovers will definitely enjoy it here, as it’s easy to explore Gaballdon Falls and Minalungao National Park. Their best-selling standard queen is only P 2,416+++ with breakfast included.

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Where is Cabanatuan City?

"Whether you are visiting Cabanatuan City and its surrounding towns or taking a break from a long drive going to nearby provinces such as Baler in Aurora, Tarlac or Bulacan, Cabanatuan is your perfect pit stop. Getting to Cabanatuan is easy either via public or private transportation."

From Manila, Cabanatuan City is 3 to 4 hours by bus. Several bus companies dispatch buses every 15-30 minutes (24/7) to the city, from their various stations around Metro Manila (Avenida, Cubao, Caloocan/Grace Park, Divisoria, Pasay, Trinoma) ES Transport Five Star Bus Co., Genesis Transport Services Bus and Baliwag Transit, Inc.

If you are coming from Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark Field, Pampanga, instead of taking a bus from Manila, you may take Genesis Transport Services Bus in San Fernando, Pampanga. By private transportation, when you go to NLEX, you should take the Sta. Rita Exit. It is around 20 kilometers upon entering the NLEX-Balintawak highway. From there, go straight to Plaridel town, around 5 kilometers. It’s just a straight drive towards the North and you will be passing by the towns of Baliuag, Nadaan, San Ildefonso, Gapan, Sta Rosa and finally Cabanatuan City.