Three Visayan Out-Of-Town Suggestions So You Can REST
It’s Friday once again and we know you’re ready to kick off your shoes and just relax and forget the maddening crowd for a bit.
It may be a little too late to take off and get on a weekend getaway right this moment, but you sure can wait for the next Seat Sale from your favorite airline and book a trip to any of these Philippine locales:
Dumaguete City. Dumaguete is known for their Sylvanas and Sans Rival. But it can give you more than that: Dumaguete will give you a taste of the peace and quiet that you crave.
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Silay City in Negros Occidental. While non-Bacolodnons may associate the ancestral homes of Negros Occidental with Bacolod itself, most of the beautiful and well-preserved ancestral homes are actually located in Silay City. The Hofileña Mansion, the equally preserved Balay Negrense, and the renowned Ruins, are all in Silay City.
Kalibo, Aklan. Kalibo is the gateway to Boracay. Most travelers pass through Kalibo, but never really get to savor what it can offer. So if you’re looking for a more affordable place to get a little R&R in, this is a good place head for.
What to expect:
- Your weekend in Kalibo will be a laid-back trip to a place you haven’t visited before. It won’t blow you out of your mind, but it will give you rest.
- Check out the public market near Gaisano Capital. Markets may not be your thing, but Kalibo’s public market is very clean, well-maintained, and there’s lot of good stuff to find there. There are local delicacies to see and taste, the kind of which couldn’t be found in other Filipino locales. Things like suman prepared like turon, among other things, can be found in the market.
- Check out the local food. Aside from the restaurants and the fusion/international places, try the regular karinderyas in “Shopping.” One particular karinderya stands out: “Jaranilla Fastfood,” which serves particularly sinful lechon kawali.
- REST. The point of your weekend getaway is to run far from the maddening crowd, so do just that. Now is the time to stroll through one of the Philippines’ best-maintained parks, the Pastrana Park, get a massage at the affordable local spa, or even visit the Eco Park.
More about what you can do in Kalibo:
- [Travel] KALIBO: The Best of Kalibo Series”
- Things To Do In Kalibo by TripAdvisor
- Kalibo Things to Do by VirtualTourist
- What To Do in Kalibo in Less Than 12 Hours?
- Kalibo More Than A Gateway To Boracay
- What to See In Kalibo, Aklan While Waiting for Flight
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