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Shelley Hazel Villanueva

Your wings already exist all you have to do is fly..- unkown

Where to go after the pandemic? Yah! Together, let’s look forward that one day we can go out and will be able to breathe the ocean air and will be able to embrace the sun. 

Now, let me give you some top destinations that you can visit after the pandemic.

  1. CEBU CITY

 is the oldest city in the Philippines, located in the Province of Cebu. It is often called the “Queen City of the South”. Cebu is the main center of Christianity in the Philippines. You can experience a different kind of adventure, from historical places to underwater marine life.

One of the best challenging adventures you can try in Cebu is the canyoneering tour to Kawasan falls. It is a complete action activity that puts you in an adrenaline rush from swimming to hiking, climbing and cliff diving.

If you are looking for a beach, sand and sun, Bantayan Island or Malapascua Island will surely capture your heart.

HOW TO GO:

The fastest way to reach Cebu City is by plane, you can book a direct flight to Mactan International Airport. From the airport you can take a regular cab that will take you to the city proper. Usually the travel time is 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

If you have more free time you can take a side trip to Bohol. You can travel by sea and take a ferry with a travel time of 2 hours or by land that will take 4 hours to 5 hours.

2. CORON

is located in the province of Palawan, Philippines that is best known for world-class diving of WWII Japanese shipwreck, it also offers limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater lakes and shallow-water coral reefs.

HOW TO GO:

You have two options when travelling to Coron. You can fly from Manila to Busuanga Airport. From the airport you can take a jeepney for about 1 hour to Coron town proper. The other option is by ferry with a travel time of 11 hours.

3. DUMAGUETE CITY

It is known as The City of Gentle People because of being hospitable and kind-hearted of the locals. One of the main attractions in Dumaguete is Apo Island, you have the chance to experience seeing the turtles up close, you can also swim with them, bring your snorkels to enjoy the colorful coral gardens.

Have you heard the Maldives of the Philippines? You heard it right and it is located in Dumaguete, just ride a Ceres bus going to Bais City then take a tricycle going to Canibol Wharf or Capinahan Wharf.

Before going check the weather updates and tide forecast it will help you to plan your itinerary.

Don’t miss visiting Siquijor Island, from Dumaguete port you can choose a Roro or a fast craft getting to Siquijor proper. Then rent a habal habal or tricycle to get around on an island.

Before going home don’t forget to try their famous buttercream meringue with chopped cashew nuts dessert also called silvanas in Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries, located in the heart of Dumaguete City.

HOW TO GO:

From Manila the best option is to take a 50 minutes direct flight to Sibulan Airport. There’s also a once a week ferry from Manila to Dumaguete, the travel time is 26 hours.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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