Apart from the lechon and the historical cross, Cebu is a destination that tailors to any kind of traveller—may you be a chill beach bummer, a party hoot, or an adrenaline junkie—this often overlooked but auspicious island promises a lifetime worth of unforgettable memories. On your next trip to this province, skip the traffic, make your way down south, and step into an entirely new side of Cebu you’ve never seen before.
What comes to mind when one mentions the words ‘island paradise’? White sand beaches? Shorelines teeming with wildlife? A breathtaking view of an endless cerulean horizon? Idyllic landscapes largely untouched by the modern world? Well, at Guimaras, you get all of these and a lot more. A lot more. This magical island a short roro ride away from Iloilo greeted us with a ton of pleasant surprises.
Leyte is a quiet and laid-back province in the Eastern Visayas region that was struck by a devastating flash flood in 1991 and the Typhoon Yolanda back in 2013. Despite these tragedies, you will only feel how strong and resilient the people of Leyte are with their warm smiles and positive outlook in life.
Soak in the beauty that will leave you smiling and singing inside cars and boats. Such is the experience Catanduanes has to offer — a simple town that’s home to beautiful beaches, rock formations, rolling hills, and summer memories you’ll dare not forget. Read on to find out everything you need to know after packing your bags towards this amazingly undiscovered destination.