Traveling with your family, friends or loved one is the best gift that you can ever have. Those moments that you experience while traveling is a perfect representation of those extraordinary destinations and people that you met during your travel journey. So, this 2019, what is your plan?
I will share the 12 destinations that you should include on your bucket list for your 2019 travel experience. Let's all make a memorable journey to the country known for its breathtaking tourist spots and beautiful islands, Philippines.
Let's start in a sight seeing. If you want to see the view of Taal Lake in Batangas in a not too typical way, why not visit Mt. Maculot? Prepare for a day hike that will take you to a challenging Rockies-Summit-Grotto Trail that is exclusive in this mountain. I'll make sure that your experience will be more special because of the fresh breeze that will restore your energy after the hike.
But wait, your experience in Batangas will not be complete if you can't even witness the beauty of their beaches. Instead of going to Palawan or Boracay for swimming and getaway, why not go to Masasa Beach, one of the best beaches in Batangas. Feel relax to the vibrant waves that highlight the clear blue waters of the beach.
Don't also forget to your list the Codcod Rice Terraces at San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. These terraces are often compared to Banaue Rice Terraces with their similar appearance. Codcod Rice Terraces is also another perfect destination for sight seeing and soul-searching knowing that Negros Occidental has its fresh and cool breeze.
Still staying at Negros Occidental, I can recommend for you to visit the 'The Ruins' at Talisay City. This destination has its romantic backstrory, perfect if you are a hopeless romantic. To give a short background, The Ruins is an ancestral mansion of the family of a wealthy sugar businessman, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson. He built the mansion to honor his deceased wife, Maria Braga Lacson, the sign of his love for her and their children. The mansion has exceptional design that makes couples and family visit it, especially at night with its charming ambient lights.
After your experience at Negros Occidental, why not visit Negros Oriental this time, and you will see a natural beauty falls, the Niludhan Falls. Just a tip, this destination is best to visit during rainy season beacuse the flow of the water is at its strongest.
Don't also forget to visit some caves here at the Philppines, or should I say the 'must-see' caves of our country. Heading first at Cagayan, let's check the Callao Cave at Penablanca. Knowing that Callao Cave is one of the most sought-after caves of our country. It is really different from other caves because of its chapel that allows tourist to offer prayer upon arrival or before leaving the area. Its nine beautiful chambers with crevices make the surrounding quite magical as the sunlight illuminates on it.
Moving to the number seven destination of our list is located at the farthest part of mainland Marinduque, the Mongpong Island. It is a combination of whitesand beach and impressive rock formation that travelers can't find elsewhere, only at Marinduque. If you are a demanding traveler, this is perfect for you. Distinguished diving sites, an amazing view and of course a relaxing ambiance that everyone wishes for.
After visiting the white sand beach of Marinduque, pack your things and be ready! We will go to Hinatuan Enchanted River at Surigao Del Sur. Despite many urban legends that surround the place, the river is a scenic and underrated body of water. The clear waters of the river make you see the fishes and the riverbed itself. Perfect also for swimming and diving. More than that, the Hinatuan Enchanted River is proof that there is more in Surigao than its marvelous beaches.
Still looking for an unspoiled beach destination, Jomalig Island at Quezon Province should be on your list. The golden sand and turquoise water of the beach may steal your heart. Adding, the beauty of the island, the serenity of the place and the warm welcome of Jomaligins are enough to make a visit to this place.
Since the Philippines is composed of more than 7, 107 islands, I will introduce again another beach destination. The dubbed Maldives of the Philippines, the Manjuyod Sandbar located at Dumaguete. This destination has its wooden cottages with bamboo stilts perfect for relaxation. Like any other beaches, it is also the best spot for swimming, snorkeling, and boating.
After a long travel journey to those above-mentioned beaches, let's head now at Iloilo City, and let your eyes feast on the scenic and artistic landscape design of Garin Farm. A real ' heaven on earth' destination because of its summit complete with statues of angels, clouds and the Holy Trinity. Aside from that, Garin Fram is not only a modern pilgrimage site but also a resort which is perfect for fun activities such as zip lining, swimming, and boating. So, what's your plan? Visit Iloilo now!
To complete the Magic 12 of our bucket list for this year travel experience, let's all rest and relax in the Queen City of the South, Cebu City. Heading at Bunzie's Cove is the best getaway because of the villas that you can rent to serve as your home for rest. Since Bunzie's Cove is a hidden sanctuary and it is more likely a retreat place than a resort. This destination is also the best spot for cliff diving.
I already share my bucket list for mg '2019 Trip" now let's travel together! Remember, life begins at the end of your comfort zone, pack your things, stand up and let your travel experience be greater than your dreams.