Nothing like an open road, the perfect jam, and the right people to get away from the busyness of everyday life. Here are some suggestions for your next barkada road trip!
You’ll have plenty of time to bond with your friends on this 6-hour drive to Baler via the SLEX. Once there, enjoy hours of surfing at Sabang Beach, an adventurous hike to Ditumabo Falls (Aurora), an enchanting visit to the oldest Balete Tree (Maria Aurora Millennium Tree), or simply touring around the town proper.
For a taste of history with less travel time than going to Vigan, visit Taal’s Heritage Village. You and your friends can enter and experience Hispanic-influenced ancestral houses, take photo-ops in traditional Filipiniana clothes, and sample the local cuisine (longganisang taal is a must!)
FORTUNE ISLAND, BATANGAS
Disconnect from civilization with a road trip (and 1-hour boat ride) to Fortune Island. Explore the Grecian structures, become pirates on the island shipwreck, or go on a light trek to the lighthouse. With no hotels on the island itself, you and your buddies will be forced to camp out on the beach and hold campfire sessions with s’mores, ghost stories, and a blanket of stars above your heads.