7 Philippine Destinations And Why You Should Visit Them In 2018
Posted on 20 January 2018
Words by Bea Perdigon

2018 is all about trying new things. Whether it be trying a new sport, joining a new class, or even traveling to a new place! So, if you’re looking for a new local destination to visit, aside from the usual spots like Boracay and Palawan, here’s our top list:

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Before even the movie became popular, Siargao has been one of the favorite destinations of both surfers and non-surfers because of its pristine beaches, relaxing vibe, and clean surroundings. Plus, the party scene is becoming popular there, too! So better book a flight asap, to witness the raw beauty of the island!

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Kalanggaman, Leyte

If you’re a beach enthusiast, then you must visit Kalanggaman Island this year. The place is known as one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, since it has crystal clear waters and powdery white sand. And since there are no resorts in the area yet, tour guides encourage travelers to go camping to watch the beautiful view of the stars at night!

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Manjuyod Sandbar, Negros Oriental

A mini Maldives in the Philippines? Yes, please! This well-kept secret in Negros Oriental isn’t a “secret” anymore, as it’s been a popular destination spot of both foreigners and locals. It features a sandbar, three native cottages, and a glorious view that can be perfect for those who love the ocean. So if you’re around the Dumaguete area, make sure you check this destination out!

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Lakawon Island Resort, Negros Occidental

Are you game to experience a floating bar? If yes, then Lakawon Island Resort should be the next destination for you and your barkada. The TawHai floating bar is one of the popular activities of the island since you get to drink, eat, and party, while watching the sunset! Plus, Lakawon features a 13-hectare banana-shaped island, so you have enough space to maximize the beach with your friends!

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San Juan, La Union

Surfing is starting to be a well-known activity in the Philippines. Known as the “Top Surfing Destination in the North,” this tourist spot is visited by many people, as it boasts of the most chill #Instagrammable spots in Luzon. And since it’s just a bus ride away from Manila, it’s more accessible for anyone who wants a weekend escape.

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One of the top destination spots in the Philippines has to be the well-known secluded island called Batanes. And although the area doesn’t have Wi-Fi and flights are a bit expensive, people really opt to visit the place since it’s an all-natural hub of beautiful sights. Also, it’s a great place to just chill and meditate. Don’t miss the chance to book Airscape’s promos for this place, we promise it’s worth every penny!

Related Article: I Traveled to Batanes WIth a Travel Agency

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Badian and Kawasan Falls, Cebu

Want to try something adventurous this year? Opt to go canyoneering the next time you got to Cebu! And we mean, the whole stretch! Get out of your comfort zone (but make sure you’re physically fit and ready!) and get ready to jump off waterfalls, swim along different canyons, and witness the stunning all natural landscapes within the town of Badian. You’ll surely enjoy every part of it!

Got any other local destinations in mind? Let us know! We would love to hear from you :) Visit our Facebook page here for more travel inspirations and features.