It is sad to see our most prized beaches get filled with trash, urbanization, and tourists. This aspect of tourism can sometimes bring negative effects on popular sites for any country, especially if the spots are not properly and carefully maintained. For those searching for underrated yet still breathtaking places to visit for their next vacation, try considering these hidden gems in the Philippines.
- Jomalig Island, Quezon
This is not the easiest of places to reach, since you need to go through a 6 hour boat trip to reach the island. However, it is definitely worth it. Even if the sand is not as white as that of Boracay’s, its golden shore is just as beautiful.
Also known as the historical capital of the country, Cavite is a learning site for those who want to relive the early days of the Philippines while enjoying the picturesque old buildings and ruins. Also, Cavite is not that far away so it’s a perfect date for the weekend! Cavite also holds some great hiking spots for the adventurous types, like Mt. Pico for example.
The place may have blew up because of the MMFF movie, and rightfully so! This teardrop shaped island deserves all the attention of both tourists and locals because
One of the easiest places to fall in love with, Batanes is definitely a sight for sore eyes. With breathtaking mountains, friendly locals and delicious food, your visit will be beyond memorable. Consider visiting the famous lighthouse or taking a dive in their clear waters.
- Coron, Palawan
They say that Coron is the next big thing for the country, and we can see why. You can take a dip in the Maquinit Springs, dive to see underwater mountains, swim in hidden lagoons, and many more.
Being a Filipino is more than just speaking the language, eating the food and supporting local industries. It is also about admiring the beauty of our country, and more importantly, preserving that beauty. Before we seek out adventures in other countries, let us first appreciate what we have in our own land.