This Bali-Inspired Resort Is Just a Bus Ride Away from Manila

IMAGE San Rafael River Adventure

The San Rafael River Adventure was listed in Preview's most sought after tourist destinations of 2018. Its rustic Bali aesthetics make quite the impressions on Instagram feeds. You don't have to travel all the way to Indonesia to soak in the sun by the riverside — just hop on a bus from the Metro Manila going to this resort. San Rafael River Adventure may just give those expensive Bali resorts a run for their money. 

Located in San Rafael, Bulacan, the scenic getaway is reminiscent of the fresh, island paradise ambiance that Bali is known for, complete with homely yet sophisticated wooden architecture, stone walkways, and crystal clear infinity pools overlooking the river.

Aside from enjoying the breathtaking tropical scenery, of course, they wouldn't have "river adventure" accompany their name if it weren't for the various water-related activities that you can take to get the most of your vacation. This includes "boating, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, banana boating, wake boarding, and fishing while aboard the kubo raft."


However, as Bali-inspired as River Adventure is, it also boasts of unique, one-of-a-kind accommodations perfect for the 'gram. Their various glass cottages especially stand out as envy-inducing backdrops for your #VacationGoals OOTD. 

Check out their glass available accommodations below! Rates apply per night, per villa.

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Glass Villa

IMAGE: San Rafael River Adventure

Accommodates 12 persons

Overnight Tour: P24,000

Day/Night Tour: P12,000

Glass Tree House

Accommodates 4 persons

Overnight Tour: P15,000

Day/Night: P7500

Stilt Glass Cabin


Accommodates 10 persons

Overnight Tour: P25,000

Day/Night Tour: P12,500

Stilt Glass Cottage

Accommodates 4 persons

Overnight Tour: P15,000

Day/Night Tour: P7,500

Glass Cottage

Accommodates 4 persons

Overnight Tour: P10,000

Day/Night Tour: P5,000

 All the above accommodations also include the following:

  • Infinity Pool & Floating Pool Access 
  • 1 hour use of Kayak or Paddle Board
  • Free use of griller
  • Free Breakfast (for overnight stay only) 
  • Aircondition 
  • TV

How to Get There

Travel blogger Jomar Alameda, who featured River Adventure on his Facebook page last year, suggests an easy bus ride to reach your destination if you're coming from the metro and don't have a car to bring along:

"From cubao, ride a bus going to Baliwag Bulacan (Fare: P75). From the terminal in Baliwag, just ride a tricycle and tell the [driver to] drop you off at the resort. (Fare: P150-200/tricycle)" 

Keep scrolling to see more of this gorgeous Bali-inspired resort!



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