5 Reasons to Try Glamping this Summer

Summer's here and the time is right.
by | March 04, 2019

If you’re not the type who likes to rough it outdoors, but have always wanted to try sleeping in a tent, glamping might be just for you. In case you hadn’t heard, glamping is a type of “glamorous camping” that combines the allure of the great outdoors minus all the discomforts.




While I’ve always preferred the more outdoorsy rugged type of camping, I recently got to try glamping at El Kabayo  Picnic Grounds in Pampanga with friends and found the experience really fun.


The Western-themed town in Subic, which is known for offering horse rides and riding lessons, now offers camping and glamping packages for guests at their spacious and secure picnic grounds. Glamping incorporates many features not usually associated with camping like comfortable mattresses inside tents, catered food, and decent comfort rooms. If you want the best best of both worlds, here are five reasons you might want to try glamping this summer.




Comfy beds


While there’s really something to be said about snuggling in a sleeping bag on the ground, some people really can’t get a good night’s sleep without comfy mattresses. You can still enjoy sleeping in a tent with the aid of comfy mattresses, bedsheets, pillows and blankets. Glamping packages put a premium on comfort and you won’t even have to lift a finger to set up your tent and fix it up afterwards.




Great food


Don’t get me wrong. While adobo and spam can taste like the best thing you’ve ever eaten especially after a tiring hike, I don’t think anyone’s going to say no to a gourmet spread of wine, cheese, crackers and cold cuts, plus a bonfire with marshmallows on the side.




Glamping packages usually take care of all the food requirements, leaving you more time to just enjoy the experience instead of focusing on prep and clean up.




It’s always great to get off the grid and go camping somewhere really remote without internet. But if you’re the type who doesn’t want to disconnect completely from everyday life or can’t afford not to be reachable by work or family back home, glamping can give you that mini-vacation feel while still having access to technology in case of emergencies.




Most glamping sites are in safe areas or resorts where you’ll still be able to post on social media, recharge your gadgets and watch Netflix while chilling in your tent if you want to. But, I’d recommend you spend the time around the bonfire connecting with friends in real life instead, because that’s so much better.


Indoor plumbing


Using latrines or doing your business out in the wild is not for everyone. If you’re traveling with kids, older relatives or are not really an outdoor person, you know the value of clean and decent restrooms with running water, a bidet and toilet paper. If you don’t mind going all-out cowboy style, by all means, go camping in regular campsites. But if real toilets and hot showers are a must for you, then glamping is the best option for you.


It’s unique


There’s a reason why glamping has become more popular among tourists. The modern comforts make it more accessible to families with younger kids or older family members and non-outdoorsy people who want to experience and enjoy the great outdoors.


Aside from being a fun experience you can enjoy with your friends, glamping is a good choice for birthdays, parties, events, reunions, and get-togethers and team-building sessions.




So if you’re looking for something new to try this summer or a different way to celebrate a special occasion, why not consider glamping at El Kabayo Picnic Grounds in Pampanga? El Kabayo is located inside Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, accessible by private and public transportation.


For inquiries on glamping packages, please contact them directly. Contact person: Sherriff Gabby Lao: 09178344055 or Facebook: El Kabayo Horseback Riding


Kara Santos is a freelance writer and photographer. When not on the road or motorcycling off somewhere for the weekend, she’s leveling up her experience points in the latest PlayStation RPG. Read about her real-life and virtual adventures on her blog Travel Up.

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