Top 8 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in the Philippines For a Long Weekend

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Long weekends are a perfect time to take a break and unwind from all the stress from work or studies. What other way to spend it than to travel? The Philippines has awesome and convenient destinations to make the best out of your 3-day or even 4-day holiday weekend - even though it's just for a few days.
Here are some destinations that you may want to consider for your long weekend:

#1 - Baler: The waves of the ocean, the gusts of falling water, the historic heritage parks, and several other adventures -- Baler got it all for you! What's best is that each destination is close to each other so not much time is spent traveling around and there's more time for relaxation.

#2 - Ilocos Sur: Strolling the streets of Calle Crisologo in Vigan and pigging out on bagnet (crispy pork belly) and special longganisa are just some of the things you can do at Ilocos Sur. If you have more time, nearby province of Ilocos Norte is over 4 hours of travel from Ilocos Sur and it could make your vacation even more worth it.

#3 - Pangasinan: Spending just at least two days on this island is so worthwhile, you can get to literally a hundred islands and more! Aside from the Hundred Islands in Alaminos, there are other beaches, caves, and falls in Bolinao that tourists would surely love.

#4 - Cebu: Rich in natural wonders and historic spots, the Queen City of the South is a perfect choice if you want to beach hop, stuff yourself with the best lechon, and walk around historic landmarks at the same time. This is also one of the few spots where you can swim with the gentle giants, the whale shark.

#5 - Batangas: No matter how short the weekend is, Batangas is one of the go-to destinations for beach lovers from the metro. Just about 2 hours from Metro Manila, this province boasts of several beaches and resorts ideal for a quick swim.

#6 - Zambales: A weekend getaway in Zambales is definitely enough for a beach bum who wants calm and serenity. It is also perfect for those who want a secluded and off-the-beaten-track paradise as most of the beaches aren't as developed as other popular beaches.

#7 - Baguio: Bring your friends or tag along the family in Baguio where you can embrace the cool weather and forget all your worries. The mountain sceneries, thriving farms, vibrant parks, and thrift stores, also known as ukay-ukay, are just some of the reasons people keep coming back here.

#8 - Palawan: Considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Palawan is surely the perfect refuge for your tired soul. Just a little warning though, you are at risk for overstaying because you might not want to leave the beautiful beaches and picturesque views of the island.


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