4 Secret Getaways for Your Summer Vacation

As the first quarter of the year comes to a close, most of us start to feel the unending work and constant stress in the office wear us down. We know we deserve a break—a relaxing vacation for us to unwind and have fun.

But with the streets of Baguio and beaches of Boracay overflowing with tourists around this time, it might be better to head to the hidden paradises of the country.

To help you decide on where to spend your peaceful summer getaway, we listed 4 less known (but underrated) destinations:



Photo source: The Poor Traveler

Photo source: The Poor Traveler

Biri Island

If you’re up for an awe-inspiring trip, visit Biri Island in Northern Samar where there are 7 epic rock formations to behold. These landmarks are massive, and could easily be part of a sci-fi movie set.


Photo source: Pinoy Practical Backpackers

Photo source: Pinoy Practical Backpackers

Nagsasa Cove

Tucked away in San Antonio, Zambales, this picturesque cove is lined with gray sand and Agoho trees. This quiet beachside haven is the perfect place to camp and de-stress on your weekend escape.


Photo source: The Lost Kids

Tatlong Pulo

Tatlong Pulo is a hidden gem in the island province of Guimaras. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, this unspoiled beach is a refuge for rest and reflection.


Photo source: Pinoy Mountaineer

Photo source: Pinoy Mountaineer

Mayoyao Rice Terraces

Not a fan of the beach? Go on a cultural immersion at Mayoyao Rice terraces, one of the least visited Rice Terrace clusters in Ifugao. This breathtaking heritage destination is far from commercialized, and is an ideal hideaway for soul-searching.


Just because a destination is less known, doesn’t mean it’s not worth going to. Turn your summer vacation into an uncharted adventure! You might just discover your own secret paradise.

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