Cagayan Valley is not your ordinary vacation destination in the Philippines. It isn’t the usual go-to vacay spot in the country, but it should make it to your list after discovering the best things to do in the vicinity of the “islands and valley of fun”.
Cagayan Valley is called the “islands and valley of fun” for good reason. While others rush to the usual suspects for their getaway vacay, DiscoverMNL traveled to the virtually unexplored landlocked region that holds abundant rural sceneries, caves, beaches, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls.
Clark, Pampanga is the secondary gateway to Metro Manila and is envisioned to become Asia’s next premiere gateway. Frequent travelers often just pass by Clark to head on to their holiday destinations and overlook that Clark is a destination in itself and not just a gateway. There are so much exciting and interesting things to do in Clark and the nearby cities besides the amazing Kapampangan cuisine.
Dumaguete came from the Visayan word “Daguit” which means “to snatch” or “to capture”. According to ancient stories, Moro pirates would often snatch beautiful young women and children from the coastal town. But today, that is not anymore the case as tourists and guests are now the ones captured by the beauty of the city and of course the charm of the people. They don’t call it “The City of Gentle People” for nothing after all.
Dumaguete is known as the “City of Gentle People” and for good reason! Once you step foot in Dumaguete, you will only be welcomed by genuine warmth and friendliness of the locals that’ll make you feel right at home.