Summer vacations need not be expensive. Travelling around the country can be a great way to experience new things, without having the need for our passports. Here are seven places you can visit over the summer holidays in Philippines.
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If you’re living in Manila and looking for a retreat over an extended weekend, opt for a visit to Baguio. A five-hour drive from Manila city, Baguio is an ideal destination for those who wish to escape the summer heat to enjoy clear blue sky, cool breeze and airy evenings. Interestingly, Baguio is also known to some as a honeymoon haven with a taste of “Little America”. Here are the best things you can do in Baguio.
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What you’ll find at the capital of Bicol’s southernmost province are natural springs, rice fields, and Mt Bulusan, the province’s highest volcano. Whether it is trekking along the volcano or lazing on one of its off-track beaches, there are plenty to do for city dwellers looking for some quiet time.
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In case you didn’t know, Caramoan is one of the filming locations in the hit reality show Survivor. It is clear why this place was chosen by the show producers – clusters of islands, powdery sand beaches, and a haven for adventure junkies who love kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and rock climbing. Not sure where to get started? Here’s a 2-day itinerary on Rappler you take reference from.
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
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On the western coast of Luzon sits the city of Vigan, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historic city thanks to its preservation of Spanish colonial architecture and culture. Vigan boasts having one of the oldest towns in the country, where one should stroll along its cobblestone streets, visit its dark-wood mansions or explore its many antique shops. Read up on the historical background and latest activities at Vigan before you go!
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Majestic landscapes, extinct volcanoes, rugged cliffs… Batanes is a group of 10 islands located at the far northern reach of the Philippines (close to Taiwan). If you are into rolling hills, cobblestone-walled houses and everything nature, then be sure to visit this cluster of islands where time seems to have stood still. Here are other cool things you can do in Batanes.
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This is an interesting one: there is magic at Siquijor, or that is what many of the locals there believe. If you are interested in visiting a boroboro, or witch doctor, then head to Siquijor (ask any local for directions), located in the Central Visayas region, otherwise this island is also great for snorkelling, diving, or simply just relaxing. Satisfy your inner instagrammer and visit Siquijor to capture these amazing views.
El Nido, Palawan
If you enjoy the beaches of Ko Phi Phi or Krabi, then you will love El Nido, located at the northernmost tip of Palawan. Surrounding El Nido are karst mountains, lagoons, and blue water that will make you feel like you’re in a paradise. The best part is that El Nido is less crowded than the aforementioned Thai beaches, which means you’ll get to enjoy some quiet time without tourists disturbing your peace!
Your Summer Travel Companion
A tumbler of hot or cold beverage is much needed whether you are on the road to a new destination or watching a campfire on an empty beach. The Thermos® One-Push Tumbler is designed to keep your drinks hot/cold for hours, while making it easy to carry around thanks to its lightweight quality. Find yours here.