The months of October and November are commonly known as the “Halloween Season.” In the Philippines, although we don’t have pumpkin-carving just like in some western countries, we observe Halloween by visiting the cemetery to remember our loved ones who already passed away or we usually take this time to take a break by exploring different provinces.
The All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day usually fall after the 31st of October. Having said that, many travelers maximize the long weekend by spending quality time with their family and friends. Traveling to some of the enchanting provinces is an exciting activity. Here are some of our recommended places to explore.
What makes Oslob enchanting is the island of Sumilon. Created in 1974 as a marine sanctuary, this natural reserve prides itself with calming ocean water with mixed hues of aquamarine and turquoise. The powdery white sand is also widespread in the different areas of this coral island.
Oslob is a great place to explore with different activities such as whale shark viewing with friends. While in touring this place, keep in mind to protect its abundant marine life so that, younger generations of travelers will see its natural beauty for more years to come.
Who’s game for a quick yet meaningful overnight escape from the hustle and bustle of the Metro? Anawangin in Zambales is a destination that is not only suitable for college students but also young professionals who want to have a good time in nature. Here, you can just relax and staring at the beauty of the beach.
Some of the activities that you can do in this island includes swimming, camping and hiking. This crescent-shaped paradise is surrounded by tall trees which will surely be appreciated by everyone. If you want to release your stress and take a breather, plan a spontaneous trip to this amazing island cove.
BAGUIO (SAGADA + BANAUE)
Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines sealed its reputation as one of the most popular destinations for family outings, field trips, rest and recreation for young professionals who want to have a refreshing trip. The “City of Pines” is a melting pot of different ethic groups and culture that is why it has always captivated the interest of travelers from all ages.
If you want to maximize your trip to this relaxing place, you may include Sagada and Banaue. These two are also in everybody’s bucket list and your trip to Baguio will not be complete without including these two destinations on your itinerary. Sagada and Banaue also has their own irresistible charm because of its cool weather and genuine hospitality of its people.
PALAWAN (PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER)
Known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also a part of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature,” Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is an enchanting gift of Mother Nature to humanity. Puerto Princesa is a top destination for both local and foreign tourists. The river is a part of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which composed of 22,000 hectares of limestone, karst landscapes, beaches and the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visitors of the Underground River can expect to see stalactites and stalagmites in the second longest subterranean river in the world. Bats and some marine animals occupy the caves, dwelling far from the sun’s rays, though no longer far from the eyes of humans. If you want a unique adventure like never before, visiting Puerto Princesa is the way to go.
BOHOL (LOBOC RIVER)
Aside from the world renowned “Chocolate Hills,”Bohol, a gem of the Visayas region has an enchanting river called Loboc. The source of this river is located at the middle of Bohol in a place called “Carmen.”
Make sure to add this tour to the places you’ll visit when in Bohol because it is something unique, refreshing and relaxing. Tourists don’t need to worry because this river is one of the cleanest rivers in the country. After an exhausting yet exciting river cruise, guests can treat themselves of a delicious and heallthy buffet meal which consists of fresh Filipino foods to make the cruise unforgettable.
AKLAN (BORACAY ISLAND)
Boracay Island always tops the list of enchanting destinations to visit whatever season it may be. This is because of its powdery white sand and pristine beaches that charms local and foreign visitors. Aside from swimming and sunbathing, guests can enjoy different activities like jetski, parasailing, scuba diving and Carabao Island Hopping while having lunch.
An enchanting adventure awaits families and friends in the Island of Boracay. Many hotels there offers entertainment, fantastic treats and activities that will be the highlight of your trip in Boracay.
From beaches, rivers, caves or even island hopping, there’s a lot of options for you to explore and discover. If you’re planning to visit some of our recommended places, you make ask our travel consultants to create your personalized trip. For more inquiries, call us at: (02) 8800-3000 or (02) 8403-5453. Book now!