Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hidden Gems Arising: New Philippine Destinations Worth Visiting



With a staggering 7,107 islands, the Philippines is undoubtedly packed with extraordinary destinations that would surely leave you in awe. And every month, newly discovered gems are frolicking all over the internet, inspiring travelers to see more of the astonishing beauty the county has to offer. 

Take note of these newest attractions that rightfully deserve a spot in your bucket list. 

Balicasag Island, Bohol

Balicasag is a small island off the coast of Panglao, Bohol. Balicasag is no ordinary island as it sits on top of a marine sanctuary with a spectacular marine life that’s perfect for snorkeling and diving aficionados. It is home to many species of turtles, dolphins and even blue whales. Don’t miss out on catching sight of the dolphins in the morning so tell your tour guide in advance. Seal the day with super fresh grilled seafood and by simply enjoying the view of crystal clear waters brushing through the medium fine sand. Plus, going to Balicasag island, lets you experience the newly opened magnificent eco-friendly airport in Bohol



Happy Beach, Cebu 

Prepare your cameras for the most Instagram worthy beach resort, the Happy Beach Cebu!
A pastel wonderland, located in Tambuli Beach Mactan, that will surely appease you summer vibe cravings. Bursting with brightly colored hues, this boutique resort is not only picture perfect but filled fun activities for you to experience. Challenge your friends and loved ones in the Inflatable playground, chill in the Happy Jungle Lounge and feast your eyes with rainbow colored trees, or simply swim in their savvy Pink pool. If you’re looking for an instagrammable paradise with an upbeat ambiance, Happy Beach is definitely for you!


Rakuh-a-idi Spring, Batanes

The northernmost province in the country, Batanes, has always been in every traveler’s bucket list. With its phenomenal rolling hills and dramatic mountainscapes, Batanes is truly a must visit for every wanderlust soul. Aside from the mesmerizing and famous Batanes destination, a rejuvenating experience awaits in the not-so-well-known Rakuh-a-idi Spring (Spring of Youth).  It is a spring resort that has a man-made natural spring pool overlooking the ocean and a spellbinding view of Mt. Iraya. Enjoy the tranquility and the zen-like ambiance while swimming in their spring’s fresh water while watching the astounding view in front of you.  


Manjuyod Sandbar, Bais

If you are looking for the ultimate tropical escape, head over to the breathtaking Manjuyod Sandbar in Bais City. Dubbed as the “Maldives of the Philippines”, this sandbar has incredibly crystalline shallow waters and tropical Filipino cottages that seems to be floating in the middle of the ocean, a true taste of the Maldivian atmosphere. On the way to the sandbar, you can spot swimming dolphins as well so watch out and get your cameras ready!

Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Lake Sebu is a quaint town in South Cotabato that’s starting to hit big in tourism. It boasts a plethora of natural wonders from captivating waterfalls to lakes and rivers.  It has an incredibly rich biodiversity and culture. It is in fact called as the “Land of The Dream Weavers” because of the T’nalak tapestry, a traditional T’boli cloth made of Abaca. The major attraction here is Lake Sebu, an incredibly exquisite lake with a jaw-dropping mountain range as its background. Lake Sebu also has seven ravishing waterfalls gushing through thick rainforests that you can view through the spine-tingling 7 Falls Zipline, a must for adventure junkies!

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