5 Best Local Destinations if You Love a Good Adventure Road Trip

After almost a year spent in quarantine, we bet that all of you thrill-seeking souls out there are just itching to go on an adventure. Good thing now that travel restrictions have started to ease and tourist destinations are opening up, Filipinos can now experience the thrill of travel once more.

Of course, for the perfect adventure road trips for thrill-seekers, you’ll need a powerful car that’s suited for the extreme journey ahead. That’s why we’re loving the all-new Kia Sportage, which was built with both power and safety in mind. A powerful compact SUV, its dynamic qualities prove it’s the best companion for road trips. Physical attributes like its 19” alloy wheels and high-performance engine provide you strength on the road. At the same time, other significant features include the ability to customize your driving mode for a more enjoyable ride and maximizing your engine performance through its built-in Paddle Shifters.

Plus, the new Kia Sportage’s sleek and sporty look makes it absolutely Instagram-worthy. Perfect for those scenic adventure shots.

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Time to plan your next adventure! Here are 5 amazing local destinations you should add to your travel bucket list, and how the Kia Sportage can help make these adventures one for the books.

5. Pagudpud

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Waiting for you in Pagudpud are beautiful white-sand beaches, scenic 80-foot waterfalls like Kabigan Falls, and nature reserves like Bantay Abot Cave. Those who love being close to nature will love this gem tucked away in Ilocos Norte. A 12-hour drive to Luzon’s northern shore may seem daunting, but we promise this long drive is all worth it.

8 Touchscreen Audio with Android Auto and Apple Carplay copyThe Kia Sportage’s 8-inch infotainment center

That’s why we love how Kia Sportage is equipped with an 8-inch infotainment center with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. From GPS to entertainment and music, there will never be a dull moment while on the road.

4. Camarines Sur

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A favorite destination among thrill-seekers, Camarines Sur or Cam Sur is truly an adventure paradise. The famous CamSur Watersports Complex can be found here, where adrenaline-junkies flock for waterskiing and waterboarding. Or you can traverse Mt. Isarog, an active volcano that’s also a famous hiking spot. More of a beach person? Caramoan also awaits in this province, a destination known for its pristine beaches.

kia sportage highlights paddleshifters copyPaddle Shifters

It’s a 9-hour road trip to Cam Sur, and here’s a Kia Sportage feature that proves why it’s the perfect adventure companion — Paddle Shifters! If you’re familiar with cars, you’d know that vehicles with automatic transmission automatically shift gears for you as needed and don’t allow you to change them manually. Well, the Kia Sportage is equipped with Paddle Shifters that allow you to do exactly that, even if your Kia Sportage is automatic. With this feature, you’ll be able to maximize and experience Kia Sportage’s full engine power for a more exciting drive.

3. Baler

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Baler is one of the best surfing spots in Luzon. So if surfing is something you’ve always wanted to try, hit the road and drive on all the way here! Aside from surfing, Baler is also known for its magnificent display of nature. Explore remarkable hidden beaches, cliffs overlooking incredible sea views, and even hike the famous Ditumabo Mother Falls, which requires a one-hour trek along muddy, rocky terrain and crossing river currents. A real treat for thrill-seekers!

Engine 2 copyThe Kia Sportage packs a powerful engine

The road to Baler can be challenging, so the best vehicle to accompany you on this road trip is the one that is compact and convenient but packed with strength. The new Kia Sportage is equipped with 19″ alloy wheels and comes in a Diesel engine with a maximum power of 185 PS at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,750~2,750 rpm, giving you that much-needed power on the road.

2. Pangasinan

Hundred Islands Pangasinan

Pangasinan is often overshadowed by surrounding provinces like La Union and Zambales, but there is much treasure to be found in this coastal province. For one, the astonishing Hundred Islands is here, a destination consisting of over 100 small, mushroom-shaped islands. The municipality of Bolinao boasts of serene, lovely beaches, while in Mabini, you can go extreme and try cave spelunking. However you like getting your dose of thrill, you’ll find something here.

Sportage LeatherGearshift copyChoose your own Drive Mode on the Kia Sportage!

Aside from its power and speed, the Kia Sportage is also a smart and efficient vehicle that makes it ideal for road trips. Equipped with Drive Mode Select, this allows you to control what driving feature you want to utilize. There are six modes — Eco, Sport, Normal, Comfort, Smart, and Custom. Each mode allows you to adjust certain components like steering, transmission shift points, throttle, and suspension. Drive Mode Select helps make your journeys ahead not only safer but much more convenient.

1. Banaue, Ifugao

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If you love the mountains and feeling like you’re away from it all, Banaue couldn’t be a more perfect destination. The road to this northern gem will surely satiate your thrill-seeking soul and blow you away with its remarkable beauty. For a taste of adventure, go on that two-hour trek to the majestic Tappiya Falls, which will have you traversing up and down the famous rice terraces of Ifugao. Nope, you won’t be looking at the rice terraces from afar; you will be in the middle of it all. What adventure could be better than that?

Sportage Headlights copyLED headlights and fog lights for a safer drive

Banaue gets really cold and foggy at night, but the Kia Sportage is built with LED headlights and LED fog lamps to make sure your adventures will be great but safe ones. The car is also equipped with airbags placed strategically throughout its interior for your protection in case of a collision.

Sportage copyA sleek, modern design perfect for your Instagram-worthy adventure shots.

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Not all compact SUVs are made equal. Providing a powerful engine, space, and dynamic features, the Kia Sportage was really made for adventures, built to handle the different courses of your journey. Plus, Kia also provides amazing service to their patrons, with the Kia Sportage coming with a 5-year warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance that provides services like flat-tire change, emergency towing, battery jump-start, and fuel delivery service if you ever find yourself in need while on the road.

The Kia Sportage is a powerful compact SUV that even comes in Diesel and GT lines that give you strength and speed. Truly the perfect companion for thrill-seekers.

Want to know more about the all-new Kia Sportage? Read more about its features here: www.kiaphvirtualshowroom.com.

Have you decided where you’re going? Which of these destinations are you most excited to go to? Tell us in the comments below!

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