No Halloween Plans Yet? Try These Spooky Activities With the Barkada
From haunted houses to mysteries, we've got you covered.
by Ina Louise Manto | October 24, 2023
It’s spooky season once again and you know what that means – Halloween is just right around the corner. Aside from going to parties where you can dress up as your favorite character for a night, why don’t you try activities and experiences? If you don’t have Halloween plans yet, we’ve got you covered.
Experience die-ning in Nightmares Manila
What’s Halloween without the blood, gore, and screams of your peers? Formerly known as Asylum Manila, Nightmares Manila in Paranaque is open year-round, but they’ve got a special dinner show for this year. Die-ning in Nightmares is an all-in-one attraction pass that includes entrance to three haunted houses, a souvenir shirt, a printed photo with frame, and a haunted dinner all for PHP2,999. The live performance show starts at 5 PM, so don’t be late!
Find more details on Facebook.
Explore the dungeons of Fort Santiago
Be transported back in time when you visit the old walled city of Intramuros. From learning about history to cafe hopping, there’s plenty to do around the historic spot in the city. and that includes exploring the dungeons of Fort Santiago. Like the rest of Intramuros, the dungeons have witnessed some gruesome events in Philippine history, like the 600 decomposing bodies that were found here after the Second World War in 1945.
Tickets for adults are at P75.
Operating hours: 8 AM to 10 PM on Mondays to Fridays and 6 AM to 10 PM on Saturdays and Sundays
Become paranormal investigators at Rebecca’s Return by Mystery Manila
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Here’s to barkadas who love solving mysteries. This Halloween, Mystery Manila partnered with Discovery Suites Manila to bring Dark Discoveries that feature two themed rooms. You can experience being paranormal experts and try to banish the soul of Rebecca, who’s haunting an abandoned hotel room. Will you be able to put her soul to rest in 40 minutes?
Tickets are at P699 per person. Book online.
Spend the long weekend in Baguio
Aside from being the country’s Summer Capital, Baguio is a popular destination to experience dark tourism. We all know that many establishments around the cold city are haunted: from the Diplomat Hotel to the Laperal White House, which has now become a restaurant.
While you can DIY and make an itinerary for visiting haunted spots around Baguio, you can also go for the convenient route and book a dark tourism guided walking tour online. This tour will take you to places that are historically associated with disasters, tragedies, and death.
Take a night walking tour around Intramuros
See the streets of Intramuros in a different light when you join Intramuros After Dark: Night Walking Tours and Beyond. This unique walking tour will take you to 10 sites and hear stories about Philippine history, culture, and heritage. And you might even learn of urban legends and ghost stories, which makes the experience more exciting. The tour takes four to five hours (5 to 9 PM) and will bring you to places such as San Agustin Church, The Hidden Garden, Old Calle Escolta, and Jones Bridge.
To book a reservation, send a message on Facebook.
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