Five breath-taking holiday spots in the Philippines

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Five breath-taking holiday spots in the Philippines

Five breath-taking holiday spots in the Philippines

The Philippines is an amazing travel destination for the budget-conscious traveller, and is so much more than just the world-class beaches of Boracay (currently closed to visitors). There are 7,640 other islands in the archipelago that boast amazing views of sun, sea and stars, all at an insanely affordable cost.

Don’t just take our word for it – check out these five under-the-radar holiday spots in the Philippines that deserve more attention, all accessible via Manila with Cebu Pacific!

1. Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao

Banaue Rice Terraces

The Banaue Rice Terraces have been called a ‘stairway to heaven’

Sand and sea aside, head to Ifugao and check out the Banaue Rice Terraces. Built using stone and mud by native Ifugao tribes 2000 years ago, we recommend heading to the top where you can witness the rice terraces in all its splendour, carved neatly into the Cordilleras Mountains.

Nearest Airport: Cauayan Airport

How to get there: Cebu Pacific flies three times a day from Singapore to Manila (Ninoy Aquino) International Airport. From here, travellers can connect directly to Cauayan Airport, with flights operating daily. Click HERE to learn more.

2. Taal Lake, Taal Volcano, Luzon

Taal Lake

Taal Lake (Conde Nast Traveler)

Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano Philippines

For a unique holiday experience, head to Luzon to check out Taal Lake. Housed in a volcanic crater, the emerald green waters are surrounded by rusty red earth, making for a stunning photo opportunity, #nofilter needed.

Here’s an insider tip: Skip the viewing deck and the crowd by paying PHP 50 (S$1.27) to enter the Red Lava entrance. This vantage point gives you an unobstructed 360-degree view of the crater lake.

If you prefer to observe from afar, the Tagaytay Ridge in Cavite offers you the perfect aerial view of the uniquely-shaped volcano.

Nearest Airport: Manila Airport

How to get there: Cebu Pacific flies three times a day from Singapore to Manila (Ninoy Aquino) International Airport. Click HERE to learn more.

3. Batanes Island, Basco

Batanes

Batanes looks like something out of a Windows wallpaper

Like exploring quaint places on vacation? Enjoy a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life at Cebu Pacific Air’s latest destination. With its rolling green hills, craggy cliffs, and deep blue seas, Batanes Island is reminiscent of the picturesque Scottish Highlands. Livestock roam freely in this idyllic paradise dotted with traditional limestone Ivatan houses and the occasional rustic lighthouse.

As a bonus, the island is one of the Philippines’ best spots to stargaze at night. So pack a picnic, grab a spot on the soft grass and enjoy the view.

Nearest Airport: Basco-Batanes Airport

How to get there: Cebu Pacific flies three times a day from Singapore to Manila (Ninoy Aquino) International Airport. From here, travellers can connect directly to Basco-Batanes Airport, with flights operating daily. Click HERE to learn more

4. Kiltepan View, Sagada, Luzon

Kiltepan Viewpoint

Visitors camp out here as early as 4am to witness the majestic sunrises Image by colatwist / Flickr

Feel on top of the world at Kiltepan View! This hilltop lookout gives you a panoramic view of a thick sea of clouds and a spectacular sunrise. Camp out here before dawn, and huddle with your friends to watch the first rays of the sun peek above the sea of clouds.

As the sun rises, the clouds roll away to reveal the surrounding Cordillera mountains and rice terraces in all its majesty. Kiltepan View is a just 4km trek from downtown Sagada.

Nearest Airport: Cauayan Airport

How to get there: Cebu Pacific flies three times a day from Singapore to Manila (Ninoy Aquino) International Airport. From here, travellers can connect directly to Cauayan Airport, with flights operating daily. Click HERE to learn more.

5. Hinatuan Enchanted River, Surigao del Sur

Hinatuan Enchanted River

The Enchanted River’s origins are shrouded in folklore because of its vibrant colours Image by Raul Facundo / Flickr

The perfect swimsuit #OOTD doesn’t have to be taken at the beach. Head to the Hinatuan River instead, believed to be enchanted because of its deep sapphire and jade hues. We recommend reaching the river in the afternoon, as that’s when local caretakers sing the “Hymn of Hinatuan”, and a school of fish will appear for their daily feed. Don’t miss out on experiencing the magic of Hinatuan for yourself!

Nearest Airport: Butuan-Bancasi Airport

How to get there: Cebu Pacific flies three times a day from Singapore to Manila (Ninoy Aquino) International Airport. From here, travellers can connect directly to Butuan-Bancasi Airport, with flights operating daily. Click HERE to learn more.

About Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific Air, the largest airline in the Philippines, offers its low fares and seat sales on direct daily flights between Singapore and five Philippine destinations, including Manila (3x daily), Cebu and Clark (7x weekly) as well as Iloilo and Davao (2x weekly).

CEB also operates out of Cebu, Clark, and Manila as strategically placed hubs, flying to some of the world’s best islands including Coron and Puerto Princesa. It offers direct flights between Cebu and Busuanga (Coron) 3x weekly.

For bookings and inquiries, guests can visit www.cebupacificair.com or call the reservation hotline at +65-315-80808. The latest seat sales can be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/cebupacificair) pages.

Guests may also download the Cebu Pacific official mobile app on the App Store and Google Play.

Source = Cebu Pacific Air
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