11 Amazing Local and International Travel Destinations Filipinos Love

Written by: Kiana Palacios

We’re already almost halfway through the year! Where have you traveled so far? But no worries if you haven’t, you still have the rest of the year to plan your adventures. If you’re not sure yet where to go, how about one of these hot destinations below inside and around the Philippines that many Filipinos love?

Here, below, are 11 amazing international and local travel destinations just waiting for you to visit!

International locations:

1. Japan

The land of the cherry blossoms. Japan has picture-perfect beautiful spots and landmarks, good food, and is one of the safest countries in the world according to World Atlas. It’s literally almost the epitome of all things travel, so what other reason do you need to visit?

2. Maldives

Maldives is the perfect relaxation get-away, almost close to having a whole island to yourself. Scuba divers and those who enjoy snorkeling will find this one of the best places to go with magnificent encounters with whale sharks or manta rays. Fresh and high-class seafood is one of the best quality here too and after you’re done swimming and having a delicious meal, you can always visit the local villages and even go on a fishing trip.

3. Sydney

Sydney Tower Eye

Home of the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves, Sydney is the perfect blend of coastlines and nature. With great cities and thrilling experiences such as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge or visiting animals in the Taronga Zoo, Sydney will clearly not disappoint your idea of a perfect vacation.

4. Hawaii

One of the greatest things about Hawaii is their weather. Despite the shift in seasons, they keep a constant temperature, perfect for a day in the magnificent beaches offered by the island. Its volcanoes and ocean marine life clearly don’t disappoint either, with the island’s strategic location allowing views of tropical rainforests and even a black sand beach.

5. Indonesia

Indonesia is pretty much the go-to destination for relaxation. Bali, anyone? With various spas and beaches offering scuba diving and snorkeling with gorgeous marine life, Indonesia is perfect to satisfy your need for time away from the hustle and the bustle of the city and technology.

6. Vietnam

If good food, eye-catching nature, and friendly people aren’t enough reasons for you to come and visit Vietnam, they also offer trekking and shopping experiences in traditional villages like Sapa. Additionally, they offer almost every activity for everyone’s tastes, ranging from things like scuba diving to hiking and even live music.

7. Taiwan

Taipei 101

Taiwan is known for its night markets and incredible beautiful temples. Shopping is a major plus too, with cities like Kaohsiung, Taipei, and Taichung being the go-to shopping districts. But more than that, Taiwan offers various activities in the city, from museums and architectural landmarks perfect for pictures.

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8. Malaysia

Petronas Towers

Malaysia is a mix of modern and rural. With sophisticated architecture like that of the Petronas Towers, to Tea Plantations in the Cameron Highlands and hiking up Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s got you covered. They even have caves, beautiful beaches, and stunning wildlife—why else would you not want to go?

Domestic locations:

9. Caticlan

Caticlan is the gateway to Boracay, known as one of the best islands in the world. You may have heard mixed reviews about this tiny island, but don’t let hearsay stop you from going anyway. Because despite the commercial developments and growing tourism in the island, one fact remains: Boracay is simply one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see.

10. Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan, hailed by international travel magazines as the best island in the world. And how can it not be when just Puerto Princesa houses so many beauty, including the Subterranean Underground River, an enchanting underground cave that is considered as one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

11. Bohol

Chocolate Hills

If you want to get out of the hustle and the bustle of the city and see something mesmerizing, Bohol is the best place to go. Visit the Chocolate Hills, interact with the tarsiers, cruise down Loboc River, and even visit historical sites and cultural churches. The choice is yours!

Book flights to these places for free!

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is giving away HALF A MILLION AirAsia BIG Points each to seven (7) winners with their current running promo dubbed as “Choose Your Next Adventure”! Promo is valid until May 31, 2019. These points will allow them to plan and visit their dream travel destinations.

In order to get a chance at this opportunity, a raffle ticket will be given with every P2,000 accumulated transaction by shopping or dining at participating Megaworld Lifestyle Malls throughout the duration of the promo. These malls are namely: Eastwood City, Lucky Chinatown, McKinley Hill, Uptown Bonifacio, Newport Mall, Forbes Town , and Southwoods Mall. In addition, AirAsia Credit Card holders who use their cards for purchases can double their raffle entries!

Included in the destinations offered by the promo are: Cebu, Kalibo, Caticlan, Davao, Iloilo, Manila, Puerto Princesa, Clark, Bohol, and Tacloban for local; and Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Sydney, Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Macau, Osaka, Bali, Hawaii, and Maldives for international.

You can check out this link for the list of the full mechanics. Raffle winners will be drawn on June 14, 2019.

Which of these destinations would you like to go to? Let us know in the comments!






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