8 Hidden Gems in the Philippines If You're Looking for Something Different
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(SPOT.ph) With over 7,000 islands, the Philippines has more than a few hidden gems to explore. And during the low season from September to December, travel rates—especially by sea—get a lot friendlier. For a flat rate of P720, you can visit all 2GO destinations. That makes this time of year one of the best times to discover all the other things the country has to offer. Here are some of them:
1. Tablas Island, Romblon
Home to a number of secluded beaches and a vibrant marine sanctuary teeming with life, Tablas Island is a fantastic destination for those who love the sea. If you’re a diver, make sure you check out the massive Blue Hole—it looks like it came straight out of a sci-fi movie.
2. Cobra Falls, Ozamiz City
Hidden 30 minutes away from Ozamiz City’s most remote parts is a gorgeous 30-foot waterfall tucked within a verdant alcove. Visiting Cobra Falls feels somewhat surreal, given that it's less than an hour away from a fairly dense city.
3. Carnaza Island, Cebu
A tiny island packed with adventure, Carnaza Island is a little-known spot off the northern coast of Cebu. It has white sand beaches, forests, and caves waiting to be explored.
4. Hindang Caves, Iligan
It’s a three-hour hike from Iligan to Hindang Caves, but the breathtaking scenery is worth it. From the moss-covered mouth to the cave’s belly where you can get up close and personal with its many rock formations, the journey shows Mother Nature at her most mysterious.
5. Aliguay Island, Dipolog
With fantastic snorkeling and incredibly friendly locals, Aliguay Island is a beach destination that feels like home. Enjoy all the fresh seafood while you’re there.
6. Kingfisher Park, Coron
Hop into a kayak and watch fireflies fill the night sky. Kingfisher Park is an eco-friendly reserve near Coron with diverse wildlife, beautiful ecosystems, and best of all, friendly rates.
7. Malatapay Outdoor Market, Dumaguete
If you happen to be in Dumaguete on a Wednesday, take a 40-minute ride to Zamboanguita, where you can find the Malatapay Outdoor Market. Aside from all the fresh meat, household items, clothes, souvenirs, and livestock you can buy, there are plenty of food vendors offering tasty eats you may want to try.
8. Tagnote Falls, RTR, Agusan del Norte
An hour-long trip from Butuan City takes you to a magnificent two-tier waterfall with natural pools roomy enough for 15 people to swim in. The quiet forest around Tagnote Falls also makes it a great picnic spot.
If the travel bug has sunk its teeth into you, you might be interested to know that 2GO Travel can take you to these destinations—and more—at very affordable rates. 2GO Travel's Super Sea Sale is offering a flat rate of just P720 for all their destinations, which—let’s face it—might even be cheaper than a day’s worth of cabs in the metro.
Book your seats quick, though. 2GO Travel’s Super Sea Sale* runs only from September 1 to 5, 2018, with travel dates running from September 1 to December 12, 2018.
*Exclusive of Service Fee and Auxiliary charges
*Rates are non-refundable but rebookable. Subject to applicable fees and fare difference.
*Applicable for SuperValue and MegaValue accommodations only.