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Pet-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the Philippines

Updated on September 23, 2010

Pet-Friendly Destinatons in the Philippines

Filipinos are certified pet lovers. In fact, almost 70% of the people residing in a certain town have pets at home. Sometimes, they bring their loving pets with them when they travel especially on road trips.

Although I never owned a pet in my entire life (we lived in a condominium which didn’t allow pets to come over), I am still a keen observer every time I travel with my friends. I’ve noticed a number of tourist spots in the Philippines that is considered as a ‘pet-friendly destination’, not unless if you’re bringing a dangerous specie with you when you go out.

To those who are curious to know some of the Pet-Friendly Destinations in the Philippines, here they are!

Camp John Hay in Baguio City

Taken from Camp John Hay's Pet Cemetery in Baguio City. Photo by Senyorita.net
Taken from Camp John Hay's Pet Cemetery in Baguio City. Photo by Senyorita.net

Camp John Hay in Baguio City

Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines due to its nice weather. Camp John Hay is one of the favorite destinations of families and friends who would like to do picnics and simply enjoying the beauty of nature. People are allowed to bring their pets with them as long as they will look after them. Just last July, I found out that there is a part in Camp John Hay called the ‘Pet Cemetery’ or the ‘Cemetery of Negativism’. No, not real pets are buried there, but instead, we bury some of the negative things that eats us up. Since pets are somewhat the same with humans in terms of emotions, the person who is behind this wonderful idea thought of having pets to symbolize every worry and guilt.

Serendra in Bonifacio Global City

Shantee the traveling dog in The Serendra. Photo by http://travelingdoghouse.com/
Shantee the traveling dog in The Serendra. Photo by http://travelingdoghouse.com/

The Serendra in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

The Serendra in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila is considered as one of the posh establishments within Metro Manila, Philippines. You can spot the most expensive restaurants and boutiques there. The place is barely new compared to other shopping and dining place, but what makes this specific spot really special is that children and adults can freely bring their pets as they walk. If you are a pet lover, hanging out in Serendra during weekends will surely entertain you. You will different breeds of dogs and cats gallivanting together with their respective owners. Rawr!

Sabang Beach in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan

Taking pet photos while at Sabang Beach. Photo By Adaphobic.com
Taking pet photos while at Sabang Beach. Photo By Adaphobic.com

Sabang Beach - Puerto Princesa, Palawan

When we went to Sabang Beach in Puerto Princesa, Palawan last March, we saw a number of dogs around. Some of which are owned by people living beside the beach. Some are also brought by their owners, who are mostly tourists from the different provinces of the Philippines.What I actually observed is that most places in Puerto Princesa are not strict when it comes to pets. Not only is Puerto Princesa popular for its excellent coral reefs, clean islands and beaches and natural wonders, but it is also considered as a pet-friendly destination. You can now ask your dog to run with you while on the beach!

Billabong Surf School in San Juan, La Union

Surfer Luke Landrigan and his favorite companion in Billabong Surf School in San Juan, La Union. Photo By Flaircandy.com
Surfer Luke Landrigan and his favorite companion in Billabong Surf School in San Juan, La Union. Photo By Flaircandy.com

Billabong Surf School in San Juan, La Union

La Union is one of the surfing spots in the Philippines. The fact that Luke Landrigan, one of the best surfers in Asia and an effective product endorser is regularly seen in his very own Billabong Surf School. Being a dog lover himself, he is often seen surfing with his pet dog which also influenced some  tourists to freely bring their pets over. It’s nice to surf with your best pet buddy as your cheerleader, right? :P

UP Diliman Sunken Garden in Quezon City

Shantee in UP Diliman's Sunken Garden. Photo By http://travelingdoghouse.com/
Shantee in UP Diliman's Sunken Garden. Photo By http://travelingdoghouse.com/

UP Sunken Garden in Quezon City

The University of the Philippines is not only known as the best university in the Philippines. People love to stroll around the campus primarily because they were able to preserve the trees and other plants that help keep it clean and green. The Sunken Garden is a favorite spot of those who love to walk with their pets. Lovely!

There’s more Pet-Friendly Destinations in the Philippines, but those mentioned so far are some of those I’ve observed with my own eyes. It will also serve as a reminder to you to not worry if you’re planning to bring your pets in the places featured above. Happy vacation! :D

Pet-Friendly Destinations in the Philippines

My friend Hannah of FlairCandy.com kisses her dog while having a vacation in San Juan, La Union PH
My friend Hannah of FlairCandy.com kisses her dog while having a vacation in San Juan, La Union PH

Map to Camp John Hay

A markerCamp John Hay -
John Hay Elementary School, Baguio City, Philippines
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Map to Bonifacio Global City Taguig

A markerbonifacio global city -
Ford Global City, Rizal Dr, Taguig City 1634, Philippines
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Map to Puerto Princesa, Palawan

A markerSabang Puerto Princesa -
Puerto Princesa City 5300, Philippines
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Map to San Juan, La Union

A markerSan Juan, La Union -
San Juan 2514, Philippines
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Map to UP Diliman

A markerUniversity of the Philippines, Diliman -
University of the Philippines, F. Sotto, Quezon City, Philippines
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      Andre 3 years ago

      Well Michael of course we all want to see the beaieuts of the world but how? by foot? I am not that brave What I mean is that I cannot afford unfortunately, and like me, there are other But you are right the video is breathtaking..Kisses.

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      Jeanie Mendoza 5 years ago

      Hi dog lovers! you can bring your pets inside eastwood mall in Libis and Lucky Chinatown Mall in binondo. anybody knows any beach resort in batangas where dogs are allowed ? thanks

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi! It is good to know that dogs are allowed to go in these places. Thanks for sharing.

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      Maria Cecilia 7 years ago from Philippines

      thanks for this hub. yes he is right dogs or pets are not anymore allowed in UP. I want to add more Tiendesitas in Pasig, Eastwood Mall in Libis, I think at MOA too..

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      Paul 7 years ago

      not anymore in UP :(

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