Planning a vacation to Santa Maria in Philippines? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Santa Maria is Manila. Take a short trip from Santa Maria and set some time aside to explore the Manila. Dotted with places like Intramuros, Taal Volcano, Ocean Park; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Santa Maria, you'll have to take a flight to Manila; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Santa Maria are of 1 to 2 days duration.