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Looking for an adventure? Here are date ideas that could make your Valentine's Day special

By Melanie Uson Published Jan 29, 2023 8:22 pm Updated Feb 07, 2023 10:11 pm

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Have you planned your date with your special someone yet?

Feb. 14 is a celebration of love, but it's not just about candle-lit dinners, chocolates, roses, and flowers. It could also be about trying thrilling things together—from surfing and hiking, to even pottery-making.

If you and your significant other want to ditch the usual romantic dinners this time around, you might want to check out these thrilling locations with activities that could get your hearts pumping for an unforgettable date.

Surf, Glamp, and Do the Zamba 

Surf in San Felipe/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

Bali of Liwa/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

Bancal River Adventure Park/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

CASA San Miguel in San Antonio/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

Lubong Nangaluan Falls/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

Surf in San Felipe/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

Bali of Liwa/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

Bancal River Adventure Park/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

CASA San Miguel in San Antonio/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

Lubong Nangaluan Falls/Photo courtesy of Department of Tourism

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Escape the crowded places in the metro and get your nature fix in some of Zambales' breathtaking destinations. Apart from getting the chance to wake up to a picturesque view, you can also make the most of the special occasion by trying out various recreational activities. 

For Valentine's, why not explore the local spot's underrated gems and create new memories with your loved one? You can surf, engage in beach sports, kayak, take a dip, and more at San Felipe's Liwliwa Beach and Lubong-Nangoloan Falls, or enjoy a mangrove tour and plant a tree at the Botolan Mangrove Eco-Park.

If you want to squeeze in an art-filled activity, you can drop by CASA San Miguel in San Antonio—a Victorian-inspired music and arts center—and cap off your day with a dinner date, where you can get serenaded by its resident string musicians. 


Masungi Georeserve

Discovery Trail/Masungi Georeserve.com

Garden Picnic/Masungi Georeserve.com

Legacy Trail/Masungi Georeserve.com

Discovery Trail/Masungi Georeserve.com

Garden Picnic/Masungi Georeserve.com

Legacy Trail/Masungi Georeserve.com

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Speaking of adventure, you might want to have a double date with your friends at the Masungi Georeserve in Rizal. Aside from taking Instagram-worthy snaps at the conservation area, you can also delight in exciting activities at the Discovery Trail and Legacy Trail (P1,500/guest on weekdays and P1,800/guest on weekends). In the middle of your Valentine's date, enjoy some brunch and tea-tasting featuring select native plants at the Garden Picnic.   

Masungi Georeserve is located at Kilometer 47 Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines, 1970, Marcos Highway, Baras, 1970 Rizal. It's open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Climb Central Manila 

Up for an exhilarating experience, but don't have time for long drives? Get your hearts pumping by wall-climbing at Climb Central Manila. Here, you can strengthen your trust in your partner as you accomplish climbing routes, or even step up your game and get competitive. Program rates start at P3,000 (lead intro), including a 3-hour session where you'll be taught "how to climb and belay effectively on the head." Gear rental is at P200 per visit.

Climb Central Manila is located at Unit 02, The Portal, Mayflower Street, Greenfield District, BRGY Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 1552 Metro Manila. It's open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

WiiJUMP 

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Photo from WiiJUMP.com

Photo from WiiJUMP.com

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Photo from WiiJUMP.com

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Also in the metro, WiiJUMP is one of the biggest trampoline parks in the country. It offers a series of obstacles you can "hop" on together, letting you spend quality time with your loved one by just jumping around, laughing, and creating fun memories together. General Admission (1-hour session) costs P499/head. If you find yourselves having so much fun, you may opt to extend your session for another hour for P399.

WiiJUMP has two branches: one at Festival Supermall, 1781 Civic Dr, Alabang, Muntinlupa and another at the 2nd Floor Marco Wing, Venice Grand Canal Mall. It's open from Mondays to Fridays, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Wabi Sabi 

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If you prefer a chill but unique Valentine’s date, take a pottery class with your loved one. Not only can you spend the occasion in peace and quiet—you can also immortalize your lovely day with your personally-made plate, mug, or pot. Wabi Sabi offers workshops where you can learn the art of pottery making in three hours via a crash course priced at P4,400 per pax.

Wabi Sabi is located at 187 N Averilla, San Juan. 

ORIGINS Martial Arts

Whether it’s for fitness or self-defense, learning jiu jitsu with your special someone is unique way to spend your Valentine's Day.

At ORIGINS Martial Arts, everybody can discover the art of martial arts, particularly jiu-jitsu and judo combat sports—doesn't matter if you're a pro or not. Plus, those who have kids can make V-day a fun family affair as they also offer classes for kids as young as five years old!

The rate starts at P700 for drop-in classes both for kids and adults, while monthly unlimited rate is priced at P5,500 for kids and P4,500 for adults. 

Visit their newly opened gyms in Solenad 3, Ayala Malls, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.