This might actually be one of the most scenic routes you can take that’s just a few hours away from the city.
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.
Driving in Metro Manila is no picnic. It gets hard (Read: real hard), especially with the hectic rush hours, the long stoplights, motorists who cut in front of you, and plenty of road rage.
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.