A surfing hotspot, an offbeat town, or a remote or low-key island? Find out where you can go next with this short quiz
With photos from The Danish Connection, Lester V. Ledesma, Paco Guerrero, Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap and Christian L. Sangoyo
You've Got... Siargao
You’re ready for island living that allows you to enjoy your vacation whichever way you want. There are even direct flights from Manila and Cebu already. Siargao boasts of several upscale villas at Cloud 9, and other islets that offer multiple activities, services, and amenities for fun and rest.
You've Got... Palaui Island
Palaui is remote — fly into Tuguegarao then take a two-hour bus ride — but it rewards with unspoiled pastoral life, as well as rare plant and animal species. Then there’s the spectacular overlook of the country’s northernmost coast from Cape Engaño, complete with a Spanish-era lighthouse.
You've Got... Antique
While you fly to Caticlan, Kalibo, or Iloilo on your way to Antique, junk the myths and folklore that have defined the province. Instead, look forward to eco-adventures and culture-rich activities such as rafting, hiking, diving, indigenous weaving, pottery, and a kawa bath in the town of Tibiao, where you soak on a large cauldron-like tub outdoors.
You've Got... Guimaras
The sweet scent of mangoes literally emanates throughout town during the summer, and compliments the lush greenery, virgin beaches, and the distinct laidback ambience. Join the local eco-tourism program in Barangay San Roque to best explore the islands, orchards, and wildlife. Even getting there is effortless — it’s an easy side trip from Iloilo.