Amidst the ongoing pandemic. Multiple countries closed their borders. Others are slightly relaxing travel restrictions. Some created travel bubbles wherein a country opened its border to a specific country or countries, not all foreign visitors. Since international travel will take a bit longer to fully go back to normal, I created my Philippine bucket list to show you how it’s more fun in the Philippines
In all honesty, though I have been to some countries outside the Philippines, the farthest I got away from Manila was a 12-hour bus ride to Albay which is still in the mainland Luzon. Where the perfect-cone shaped volcano was located. So I made this list of provinces or destinations I wanted to see back home once I got the opportunity.
Note: The list is in no particular order.
Disclaimer: My post contains affiliate links. If you click those links I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Siargao is an island located in the province of Surigao del Norte. I used to watch foreign travel vloggers who visited this lovely island in the CARAGA region in the Philippines. It is indeed a tropical paradise. Boasting several beautiful beaches such as Cloud9, Doot beach, Secret beach it should definitely be in your bucket list.
I just wanted to relax on this island. Meet strangers and other travelers and just release the stress of life. Click here to check top accommodations in Siargao
Also read: Yerevan Armenia, Taken Back by Time
No this is completely different from Bora Bora. This is an infamous island in the Central Philippines. The island is best known for its nightlife, water sports activities, and white sand beach. The island was closed to tourists last 2018 to pave way for rehabilitation.
If ever I will visit this island in the future I will make sure to try parasailing. Where to stay in Boracay? See here.
This island in the northern part of the Philippines will catch you in awe. Away from the hustle and bustle of Manila. Batanes offers you intimacy, privacy, and connection to mother nature. Dubbed as Scotland of the Orient due to its resemblance in the Scottish landscape. Batanes is indeed a hidden gem.
One thing I will do in Batanes is to pass by the Honesty cafe. It is a shop wherein you can purchase things but there is no staff around. Items have the price and you will just drop your payment in a box. View here for a place to stay.
4. El Nido
This next destination is located in Palawan. Known as the Philippines’ last frontier. Famous for its clear crystal water, beautiful beaches, and the underground river.
Island hopping is the best thing to do to explore this unspoiled destination. Where to stay in El Nido? Browse here.
Though I have planned to visit this city for a hundred times I still failed to visit it. Vigan is a city in the province of Ilocos Sur. This city is well known for its best-preserved Hispanic colonial architecture. I will go and check Calle Crisologo. By seeing the pictures, I felt like I was transported back in time.
I have walked along the cobblestones streets of Prague, Czech Republic so I will make sure to see the cobblestones streets of Vigan. Check here for the best place to stay.
Also read: Reasons Why I Didn’t Enjoy Vienna
It’s more fun in the Philippines
The Philippines as an archipelago has more than 7,600 islands. A thousand reasons to show it’s more fun in the Philippines. Each island is unique and a must-see. Quarantine has struck me. It made me want to visit these lovely islands. But right now the best thing to do is stay safe at home and wait for the sun to come out after this storm.
Do you have any Philippine bucket lists of yours? Let me know down.