Why travel far when we have it all right here?
The notion of globetrotting is always enticing, but it comes with the price of long-haul flights and stressful visa applications.
Save yourself the hassle by visiting these local gems that's just a road trip or a quick flight away!
1. Chawa Viewdeck, Batanes
International Version: Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher in Batanes’ very own Chawa Viewdeck, overlooks clear waters and dreamy blue skies. Nothing spells out serenity quite like this.
2. White Beach, Boracay
International Version: Ibiza, Spain
If all-day partying in beach clubs is your kind of a getaway, know that Boracay’s White Beach can welcome you on their guest lists too.
3. Coron, Palawan
International Version: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
The limestone cliffs and isles in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam are highly reminiscent of the ones found in Coron Island, Palawan. These gorgeous views and breathtaking boat rides will give you nothing short of a spectacular experience.
4. Sabang Beach, Baler
International Version: Bondi Beach, Australia
Baler’s Sabang Beach, is a popular local version of laidback surf town like Bondi Beach in Australia. It's the ideal place for a break—a surf break, that is.
5. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
International Version: Seville, Spain
The famed Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time, similar to Spain’s beautiful city of Seville. With its cobblestone paths and old town charm, this heritage resort knows exactly what it needs to captivate all its visitors.
6. The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio
International Version: Whistler, Canada
Cozy cabin comforts of The Manor at Camp John Hay in Baguio akin to those in Whistler, Canada will have you feeling warm and fuzzy all over. Savor the majestic mountain views and cool air as you bundle up in your favorite layers—sans the snow!
7. Cintai Corito's Garden, Batangas
International Version: Bali, Indonesia
A short drive to Cintai Corito’s Garden in Batangas puts you on a Balinese-inspired vacation: intricate stone walls carvings, plus elaborate wooden doors and ceilings. It's everything you need for that photo-worthy Balinese aesthetic!
8. Camp Netanya, Batangas
International Version: Santorini, Greece
Fulfilling your Mamma Mia or Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants fantasies in Santorini, Greece is made easier with a trip to Camp Netanya in Batangas. The white and blue views of sea and sky is more than enough to soothe your senses.
9. Huma Island Resort & Spa, Palawan
International Version: The Maldives
Staying in a house on stilts in The Maldives has been the epitome of vacation luxury. Experience the same splendor of it all at a water villa in Palawan's Huma Island. With utmost privacy, grandeur, and excellent service, what more could you ask for?
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