2. Danjugan Island, Negros Occidental
This is another one of the three craziest commute experiences that we have ever gone through but is well worth the trip. With no electricity, no internet, very weak mobile phone signal, this is the most disconnected I have ever been to Manila. Danjugan Island is a protected area where the wildlife is very well preserved.
Even the human accommodations are built to fit the natural environment, the way ancient people or castaways would build them. Touring the island can be hear-racing because of the chance of encounter with wild animals, especially reptiles.
It involves crossing through thigh-high murky water in mangroves with who knows what underneath. It scared the heck out of me to see a black-banded sea krait while trekking. Snakes and wild animals aside, you can pick your own private beach around the island.
1. Sagay Marine reserve (Carbin Reef), Sagay
Getting here is 3rd of the craziest commute experiences. In the middle of nowhere, this reef host giant clams for several kilometers in crystal clear water with one of the most photogenic beaches I have ever been to. It resembles the White beach of Camiguin but because it is tenfold harder to reach, you can have it all to yourself.
Travel with the people you like. It will make every place you visit so much more beautiful, every activity you do so much more fun and every food you eat so much more delicious!
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