February, a.k.a. the “love month,” is what most of us look forward to. As soon as February starts, we can already feel the love all around because it screams romance!
Some couples go on a fancy dinner or just stay at home to Netflix and chill. But others go on a trip to spend more time with each other. And what better way to spice up your Valentine’s Day than on a trip to the Philippines’ most romantic destinations?
Whatever your interest is, we’ve listed 5 romantic places in the Philippines perfect for every type of couple travelers.
1. RIZAL – for spontaneous couples
With its proximity to Manila, Rizal is among the top destinations that travelers choose to go for a quick getaway. The travel time from Manila to Rizal is just 1 to 2 hours.
This is perfect for the couple who loves spontaneous trips. Your trip can actually be planned within the day. Rizal is a mountainous province where you can enjoy an overlooking view of Metro Manila.
Among the top destinations you can visit in Rizal are Mt. Daraitan, Tinipak River, Masungi Georeserve, Daranak Falls, Calinawan Cave, Mystical Cave, Pinto Art Museum, Angono Petroglyphs and stargazing at Big Handy’s Grounds and Avilon Zoo.
2. LAGUNA – for nature-lover couples
Like Rizal Province, Laguna is so easy to reach from Metro Manila with only 2-3 hours of travel. This is perfect if you’re the type of couple who enjoys nature, simplicity, and serenity. One of the best places to visit in Laguna is San Pablo, which is known for its 7 palm-fringed with mirror-like reflection lakes.
Don’t miss taking a 2-hour bamboo raft tour at Pandin lake that also reaches Yambo lake with a few-minute trek. You may also jog or bike around Sampaloc lake and enjoy the simplicity of local food. Learn the local way of life and appreciate the floating houses and fish pens at Palakpakin, Bunot, Kalibato, and Mohicap lakes.
3. SAGADA – for adventurous couples
Sagada has been famous as the broken hearts’ go-to place after the movie That Thing Called Tadhada hit. But it’s not just a place for the heartbroken people because this is also perfect for those who are head-over-heels in love with their significant other, especially for the adventure-seekers.
If you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day in Sagada, you can rent a motorcycle to make your trip more intimate seeing the Danum Lake, centuries-old Hanging Coffins, Kiltepan Peak, Marlboro hills, Bokong Falls, Sumaguing Cave, and Bomod-Ok Falls.
4. VIGAN – for couples who love history
If you both feel like going back to the Spanish era, Vigan is a perfect romantic getaway. Enjoy the beauty of the Hispanic houses and buildings on Calle Crisologo, climb and learn the history of Bantay Bell Tower, walk through the ancestral and historic jail of Padre Burgos House, take the Vigan river cruise, and be amazed by the wonderful music, lights and water show of the Dancing Fountain.
5. CORON – for island-lover couples
Coron has this image of a perfect place for couples who want to go honeymoon because once you get to see Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, Barracuda Lake and Coron Bay, you’ll feel that you want to share this moment with your other half. Restaurants and bars close early at night so it’s perfect to have a peaceful and relaxing evening to cherish each other.
Whatever your plan is, Valentine’s day is not about the places you’ll visit, the most expensive gifts, or the classiest dinner but it’s about spending the day with the person you love.
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