By: Lazy Georgie
1. Higatangan Island
Perfect for the beach lovers who wanted a “pseudo secluded” island but with the basic/luxe amenities within reach. Famous for its 200-meter white shifting sandbar, crystal cool waters, marine life, lighthouse and myriad of rock formations, this place is a major tourist spot.
Perhaps this is the most romantic spot for lovers and for your imagination to run wild. You can also do stargazing, and observe the sunrise/sunset from this place ; so who can’t help but fall in love with this island.
Trivia: President Ferdinand Marcos allegedly took refuge in this island during the World War II.
2. Sambawan Island
A sun-drenched tourist destination, with alabaster white sand and diverse marine life this is one of the more popular diving sites in the province. It has an inviting turquoise – colored waters that you would love to swim for hours. But it doesn’t just stop there, the island is a stony islets connected by boulders so to make the trip worthwhile u need to climb up the hill, for you to see the full beauty of the island.
Trivia: Allegedly bull shark can be found in the waters of Sambawan island.
3. Beach Resorts, Talahid, Almeria
A popular destination for those with family and kids, it attracts a huge number of local and foreign tourists. With its long stretch of coral like sand, this is a great place for those who wanted to chill out and to watch the stunning sunset. Two of the resorts are famous for their lechon manok, it must have been so good for them to be featured in the gma7 and abs- cbn.
Trivia: The owners of these resorts descended from one tree ; Antonio Tonacao and Editha Jabuen.
4. Sampao Falls, Almeria
The Ulan-Ulan falls, Recoletos fall and Nomad falls are the main attractions of the Sampao barrio. These waterfalls are surrounded with lush vegetation not only that they have wide pools where we can take a dip and swim in the cool waters. You can also pass by the famous rice terraces of Iyusan and have an amazing view of the other half of the island on your way to Sampao.
Trivia: The Recoletos falls was named after the University of San Jose Recoletos in fact a statue of a monk (or St. Augustine) was put in there.
5. Tinago Falls, Caibiran
Tinago Falls is the most accessible waterfall in the entire island. A better choice for those waterfall lovers (but who are faint hearted) who wanted to enjoy listening to the sound of the raging water and to enjoy the cool streams. You can enjoy a picnic with your friends and family, as this place was developed by the government.
Trivia: The name “tinago” means hidden in English as this place is found in the interior of the island.
Have you been to any of these destinations? what would you add to the list?