1. El Nido, Palawan
El Nido tops the list of my favorite destinations in the Philippines. It’s definitely a must-visit place for both local and foreign tourists. It offers a scenic and magnificent view of lagoons, rock formations and white sand beaches. More of Palawan here.
5. Tiamban Beach, Romblon, Romblon
It’s one of my favorite beach in the country. The fine and white sand was very ideal for beach bumming. More od Romblon here.
6. Islas de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo
Fate brought me to this place. I celebrated my birthday in this wonderful group of islands. The beached, lagoons, sand bar and rock formations were superb! More of Iloilo here.
7. Biri Rock Formation, Northern Samar
The rock formations were definitely awe-mazing. I definitely wanna go back to this place very soon. More of Northern Sama here.
8. Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
One of this year’s emerging tourist destinations in the Philippines. I love the relaxing view of the lake. The zipline in Lake Sebu Seven Falls is my favorite in the Philippines. More of South Cotabato here.
9. Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Burgos, Ilocos Norte
It’s not as grand as the one in Biri but it has its own charm. The shape of the rock formation was very distinct and attractive. Read more about what other things to do in Ilocos Norte here.
10. Tinago Falls, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
One of my favorite waterfalls in the country. A great place for swimming as the basin is huge and the water is deep. More of Lanao del Norte here.
11. One Tree Hill, Malaybalay, Bukidnon
It’s also called the Bukidnon Provincial Tree Park. Once you are at the top of the hill, you will have a great view of the city. More of Bukidnon here.
12. Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental
A good place for people who wants to learn surfing or skim boarding. More of Davao Oriental here.
13. San Juanico Bridge, Tacloban, Leyte
Since I was a kid, I always wanted to visit this place. This year, it was like a dream-come-true to have finally cross the bridge. More of Leyte here.
14. Vigan, Ilocos Sur
I’ve to Vigan twice already but the place never fails to amaze me. This year, i was able to witness the grand display of light and fountain show. It’s one if not the best in the country. More of Ilocos Sur here.
15. Malabsay Falls, Naga, Camarines Sur
I love the freezing cold water in here. Well aside from the falls, one thing that I can’t forget from my experience in Naga was the ATV ride. It was my first time and it felt so great. More of Camarines Sur here.
Highlights of 2013
There were lots of interesting things that happened this year but the most memorable would be PHL50 : Backpacking the Philippines in 50 Days, Davao Food Appreciation Tour, Baguio Food Tour, #TravelMindanao and my weekend trip to Basilan and Tawi-Tawi. It was indeed an amazing journey to see places and meet people.
Here’s a video I made to summarize the highlights of my 2013 adventures.
2014 : TravelMore!
Next year will hopefully be as good if not better than this year. A planned trip to Batanes in February, Jakarta in March, India in May, and Myanmar in June will be the highlights for next year. Also included in the list would be the bigger and bolder #TravelMindanao 2014.
Live. Learn. Love. Travel More!