Best Road Trip Destinations in The Philippines

best road tripAre you thinking about a good way to utilize your new Toyota Fortuner in the Philippines? Maybe the answer you are looking for is to simply go on a road trip and stop by places you have not been to before. Here are some of the best destinations you can visit.

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Bicol is definitely one of the most famous provinces in the Philippines, probably because it is the location of the famed Mayon Volcano. The volcano is known for having a perfect shape but do not let its appearances deceive you because it is also one of the most active volcanoes in the country. In fact, its worst eruption that was recorded was the one which resulted with the Cagsawa ruins, another famous landmark in the region.

Mt. Mayon, together with the ruins, is no longer the only attraction Bicol offers its visitors particularly since the establishment of the CamSur Watersports Complex in Naga City. The city is now being recognized as the centre of Philippine wake boarding because of it and travelers seem to be flocking the complex to fight the tropical heat – a must road trip experience.

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Zambales is home to the many lovely beaches in the Philippines. Crystal Beach is one of these places you can visit. Those coming from Manila will find that this beach is perfect for those who are looking for a quick trip. It also sports good waves which will cater to those who want to do some surfing.

Capones Island in San Antonio, Zambales is another one of these places in the region that you can go to. Its beaches, where you can swim your troubles away, are covered in white sand. Aside from swimming, you can also choose to climb the island’s peak to check out the lighthouse located there.

Anawangin and Nagsasa Coves are proving to be quite popular amongst the visitors in the area because they offer a variety of activities for them to explore. In fact, excluding swimming, they can also try out trekking and camping in the area. You can literally sleep under the stars after going for a night swim in Anawangin.

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Rizal is also home to a few beach resorts in the country but if you are looking for another road trip to pass time aside from swimming then maybe you should stop by at the Pinto Art Gallery to check out some contemporary art pieces. The art museum is located in Antipolo which is about 1.5 hours away from Manila.

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The Blanco Family Museum is also located in Rizal particularly in Angono, known as the art capital of the Philippines. The works of Botong Fancisco, together with his family, currently reside in the museum. This is one stop you would not want to miss especially if you are an art enthusiast.

Go ahead and plan your next road trip. Check out new places with your new car and remember that it is not always about the destination but the journey you partake as well.

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