BRITANIA ISLAND, SURIGAO DEL SUR: ISLAND HOPPING (2020 UPDATED TRAVEL GUIDE)

Britania Islands Surigao del Sur
The Britania Islands are just a few of the prides of San Agustin, Surigao del Sur. These are like huge boulders dropped into the water  and the fine white sand exploded from the sea bed. Every islets is surrounded by crystal clear waters and fine white sand. There are several islets but we only reached found because of the high tide. If you're in Surigao del Sur, add Britania Group of Islands in your bucket list.

MARAWI CITY, LANAO DEL SUR: TOURIST SPOTS (UPDATED 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE)

tourist spots in Marawi City
Marawi City, the capital of Lanao del Sur, is one of the cities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. Marawi has a colorful culture and is overflowing with stunning tourist spots and destinations. Prior to my solo-backpacking,  whenever I share my itinerary, the common response of my friends was "it is not safe in Marawi," that negative statement did not affect my travel plan. From Iligan City proper, I rode on a habal to the Southbound Terminal where I rode in a van to Marawi City; travel time was about 45 minutes to an hour.

BUD BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI: 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE SACRED MOUNTAIN

Bud Bongao
Bud Bongao, in Tawi-Tawi province, is sacred and a Muslim's pilgrimage site; a place where our Muslim bothers and sisters meditate and offer prayers to Allah. Not just the center of religious activity, Bud Bongao is an iconic landscape, thus, it is the top tourist spots in the province. By the way, "bud" is a Tausug word that translates to "mountain" in English.

TAWI-TAWI: TOP TOURIST SPOTS (UPDATED 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE)

Bongao Tawi-Tawi tourist spots
For me, Tawi-Tawi is the hardest province to penetrate because of its geographical location. Not only that, Tawi-Tawi is always associated with "war" and most of the time, being judged and considered as "unsafe" for travelers, WHICH I DISAGREE! Bongao is the busiest municipality in Tawi-Tawi but has a lot of stunning tourist spots and destinations that are just waiting to be recognized.

IFUGAO: TOURIST SPOTS (2020 TRAVEL GUIDE)

tourist spots in Ifugao
Banaue Rice Terraces, Sagada and Mt. Pulag are just three of the famous tourist spots in the Cordillera region. I usually see them on the post cards before but please don't calculate my age. Honestly, traveling to these gorgeous spots is a bit challenging because of its geographical location; seven to twelve hours are needed just for transportation. In the contrary, let's proceed to the reason why you should visit the Cordilleras, especially the Province of Ifugao. Here are a few of the photos I captured during our visit for you appreciate the magnificence of nature hidden in this region.

RIZAL: TOURIST SPOTS (2020 TRAVEL GUIDE)

tourist spots in Rizal province
If you want to distress and just want to enjoy the beauty of nature, then you visit Rizal which is a neighbor province of Metro Manila. This province has a lot to offer, from history, nature, extreme sports, foods, places to stay and many more. Transportation is not a problem at all because it is accessible from Cubao, Robinsons Galleria and SM Megamall. Below are few of the must visit in the province.

BATANGAS: TOURIST SPOTS (2020 TRAVEL GUIDE)

 tourist spots in BatangasLooking for a gorgeous place to relax near Metro Manila? How about a beautiful landscape by the beach, sounds interesting right? Stunning beaches and resorts near the metro can be found in the province of Batangas in Southern Luzon; Manuel Uy Beach Resort is one of the must-visit place in the Calatagan, a 3-4 hours road travel from Manila. Travel time might be tiring but our journey to our destination was unforgettable. READ: MANUEL UY BEACH RESORT