Discover Philippines: Four Local Philippine Destinations You Should Visit with Your Best friend
“Travel is at its most rewarding when it ceases to be about your reaching a destination and becomes indistinguishable from living your life.”-Paul Theraux
If you have ever wanted to renew and strengthen your bond with your best and most bosom friend, it would be great for you to embark on a journey together. In this regard, you and your best friend can create unforgettable memories together and cultivate your relationship with each other. Soon enough, these will be memories worth looking back to, and you will soon reminisce about the nostalgic old days. Lucky for you, there is no absolute need to spend exorbitantly for travel expenses, and you would not need visas and passports either! The Philippines has a wealth of diverse vacation destinations to visit—from tropical islands to lush and verdant landscapes; you can visit them all without having to step one foot out of the country.
So, if you and your best friend are planning to go on a trip, do not book an airline ticket for a foreign place just yet. Check this list out and discover the travel destinations you can visit just in our native country:
Cebu is an incredible city that is an eclectic mix of tropical and city living. If you and your best friend are into visiting various beach islands by day and hitting nightclubs by nightfall, Cebu would be the perfect destination. Almost everything is in proximity to the city that you can simply go down from your hotel room and be in the mall, beach or the mountainside in a matter of minutes or an hour (depending on traffic). Furthermore, Cebu’s food scene is quite something to rave about, so be sure to sample some of the local dishes while you are there. Just book any of the cheap hotels in Cebu, and you are all set.
2.) Biri Island, Northern Samar
Biri Island in Northern Samar was a relatively obscure and unknown island until it kept on popping in everyone’s news feeds in social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Until then, Biri Island was rather unheard of, but now that blog pages all over the Internet have been boasting of its beauty, one cannot help but see for themselves what the hype is all about. Marvel at the immense rock formations you can find peppered all over in this island and if you wish to take amazing photos, gear up and bring your drone with you for some aerial shots that would have otherwise been impossible to achieve.
3.) Coron, Palawan
Of course, no list of Philippines’ best and hottest destinations would ever be complete without including the worldwide number one pick: Coron, Palawan. If you and your bestie are into the whole white powdery beach vibe sans the party scenes, you will fall in love with Coron. If you truly want to reconnect with each other while having a blast in the pristine and beautiful waters, Palawan is the place to be. You can enjoy a myriad of activities as well as work on your tans. Not a bad way to spend your time off catching up with your best friend.
Without a doubt, surfing has seen a rise in popularity over the years—what with movies such as The Shallows and Blue Crush taking the world by storm. So, if you and your bestie have ever wanted to give this trendy activity a try or are already known surfing chics, go ahead and book a trip to Sorsogon. While Baler, La Union, and Siargao are the well-known surfing capitals of the country, it would be nice to have a change of scene every once in a while and where the crowds are not so thick. Moreover, apart from enjoying and riding the waves, you can also check out the lush and verdant scenery of Lake Bulusan.