Still unexplored, still unspoiled, and still a great choice for a memorable adventure. best of all, it’s just a few hours’ drive away.
Hop on a bus or a car and head to Zambales, just three hours north of Manila. Find kilometer-long stretches of untainted forest landscape, the Sierra Madre mountain range, communities that practice living traditions, and vast stretches of sandy beaches. Try your hand at surfing, camping, hiking, snorkeling, or take it easy with island hopping and some good old beach bumming, for an adventure that will ease your wanderlust.
magalawa island, palauig
It might as well be called Starfish Island: On the bed of its white sand beaches are the most number of starfish you’ll ever get close to. They’re harmless, and you can touch them, but don’t to take them out of the water. This tiny island is the ultimate chill place. A walk along its length will take less than an hour, but you’ll encounter a beautiful white sand beach, rich beds of seagrass, a small fishing community of light-hearted people (where you can get additional supplies for your stay), beautiful tidal rock formations, and mangrove forests and sprouts.
Set up camp. Pitch a tent under the shade of the trees, facing the shore. Wake up with a beautiful view of the islands and sea, and watch the sunrise and the sunset (the island will have views of both). You can cook your own food, but we recommend the daily fresh seafood meal sets the locals prepare—they’re really good. second stop
liwliwa, san Felipe
Find this sleepy surf town at the end of a road flanked by towering pine trees. Stop by the town of no strangers, where everyone instantly becomes your friend. In Liwliwa, everyone is like family and you’re very welcome. It’s the perfect
Commune with nature at Magalawa