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.
Photos by Dichali Dela Cerna
Today’s local music scene is teeming with budding artists and the newest one we’ve discovered is Denice Lao, a singer-songwriter. She just released her first single ‘Just Got Home’ and held her official music launch at Jess & Pat’s last October 9.
Amidst the very personal introductions to the songs and the long list of music Denice played are some realizations we can take note of.
Here in the Philippines, we are blessed with stunning coastlines and crystal-clear turquoise waters. We bask in the limelight of being a tropical country and thrive in it. While we have the popular islands—Boracay, El Nido, Siargao, Cebu—we also have hidden gems that may take a bit more time and effort to get to. It may be exhausting, but the wee bit of burnout is always worth it.