A province best known for its culinary cuisine, Pampanga is a good alternative for those who are looking for a quick vacation. It is only 2-3 hours from Manila and is easily accessible via the expressway. It’s home to several decent resorts, most of which offer a more natural setting for peace and relaxation. It also features various hotels with outdoor pools, located near cities or the airport.
Here’s our pick for the best resorts in Pampanga!
1. Poracay Resort
Poracay Resort is a family-friendly resort located in Porac, Pampanga.
Its best features are its pools: it has an adult pool which is connected to a waterfall and two kiddie pools that spill over to a man-made lake. It also has a clubhouse which serves as a spacious function hall for events.
Aside from swimming in the pools, other activities include kayaking and fishing in the lake and zipline.
Accommodations include native-designed cottages and villas.
2. Villa Alfredo’s Resort
Villa Alfredo’s Resort is one of the most popular resorts in Pampanga. It’s family friendly, too.
Facilities include 12 different-themed swimming pools, a separate wading pool with waterslides, and jacuzzis. The resort also has an aviary and marine aquarium, which are popular among kids. It also has function rooms for group events.
In-between spaces are adorned with trees and foliage, to ensure that guests still get to relax.
Accommodations range from cottages to rooms and villas.
3. Nauvoo Farm Resort
Nauvoo Farm Resort is a great option for a relaxing vacation. This resort is known for its majestic view of Mount Arayat. You can chill in the poolside or take pictures of this mountain in the backyard.
Facilities include swimming pools, poolside bar, and function hall. It does not have a restaurant yet, but you can order food in your room. It also has kitchen facilities and BBQ grill for those who’d like to bring their own food for cooking.
Activities include swimming and sports including basketball, volleyball and badminton.
For the accommodation, there are native-designed rooms and villas available.
Read about Our Stay in Nauvoo Farm Resort.
4. Prado Farms
Prado Farms is built in a 5-hectare land in Lubao, Pampanga. It promotes sustainable living and offers a unique farmscape experience where you can swim, go fishing or bike around the property. You may also observe farming and various types of animals such as carabaos.
Other facilities include an outdoor adult pool and kiddie pool.
For the food, Prado Farms offers farm-to-plate home-cooked meal that highlights the best of Kapampangan cooking.
The resort offers various types of comfortable rooms for overnight stay.
5. Lola Corazon Leisure Farm
Lola Corazon Leisure Farm offers a relaxing experience, coupled with outdoor activities that will make you feel invigorated. It’s a great option not only for casual getaways but also for team buildings and other group events.
Facilities include swimming pools for kids and adults, garden, and fish pond with a rest house used for observing the surrounding fish. It also features an obstacle course for team buildings, which include activities such as wall climbing, rappeling and ziplining.
A state-of-the-art pavilion and conference room are available for groups.
For the accommodation, there are numerous native-inspired rooms to choose from.
6. Abe’s Farm
Abe’s Farm is a hidden gem located at the foothills of Mount Arayat in Pampanga. It’s a great place to rejuvenate and connect with nature. It also caters to group events and celebrations.
The farmhouse has a restaurant that offers local Kapampangan cuisine. Other facilities include a spa, museum, and recreational areas.
Accommodations include regular huts and airconditioned Ifugao huts.
7. Pradera Verde
Pradera Verde isn’t your ordinary resort. It’s a one-stop recreational facility located in a 315-hectare grassland in Lubao, Pampanga.
It has a waterpark (considered the biggest in Pampanga) with a wave pool and beach pool. It has a wakepark with a regenerating lake for wakeboarding. And finally, it has an 18-hole golf course with a view of Mt. Arayat and Zambales mountain range.
Accommodations include rooms and villas with own living, dining and kitchen areas.
8. The Mansion
The Mansion is a family-friendly boutique hotel located at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. This is a good option if you want to have a staycation but do not want to venture too far from the city center.
Facilities include two swimming pools, restaurant & bar, and fitness centers. It also offers a lot of recreational facilities including a playground, game room, baseball fields and multi-purpose fields. Function halls are also available for group events.
Accommodations includes rooms, suites and mansion villas.
8. Quest Hotel Clark
Quest Hotel Clark (or Quest Plus Conference Center) is an upscale business hotel located at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. It’s near the airport, which makes it a good option for those on a layover.
Facilities include a free-form swimming pool, fitness center, and a restaurant & bar.
Accommodations include rooms and villas with private pools.
Contact: Book discounted rooms here
10. Clark Marriott Hotel
Clark Marriott Hotel is a 5-star luxury resort located at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. As with other Marriott hotels, it offers superb service and stylish rooms, which may include a balcony with view of the nearby golf course.
Facilities include an outdoor pool, poolside bar, 3 restaurants and 1 cafe, and a spa & fitness center.
Clark Marriott Hotel is only 5 minutes away from Clark Airport.
Contact: Book discounted rooms here
That ends our list of the best resorts in Pampanga! Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comments below.