Add these 4 stunning destinations to your PH travel bucket list

The fine, white sand beaches, cerulean waters and stunning landscapes of popular destinations such as Boracay, Bohol, and Cebu are usually on everyone’s travel lists year-round. These provinces have all the facilities, high-end resorts, world-class restaurants and readily available transport to take you wherever you want to go.

But there are many more places in the Philippines to satiate a traveler’s thirst for adventure. Here are just a few:

Lake Sebu

The Philippines has several white sand beaches, and the one in this province off the coast of Surigao City is one of its most beautiful. (READ: 8 beautiful white PH beaches perfect for barefoot walking

If you’re looking for 5-star resorts and restaurants that serve cuisine from different parts of the world, you’re in the wrong place. Small guesthouses and carinderias are what you get when you make it to this rarely visited, idyllic town. (READ: From Davao City, make the trip to these 8 beautiful beaches)

BLUE WATERS. Biray-biray beach has fine white sand and clear waters. Photo by Joshua Berida

BLUE WATERS. Biray-biray beach has fine white sand and clear waters.

Photo by Joshua Berida

There are no droves of tourists taking selfies and lining up the shore getting a tan on the white, fine sand, and cerulean, glass-like waters of Biray-biray beach. (READ: Head to 'Borawan' and these 5 unspoiled PH beaches)

A DAY AT THE BEACH. Days go by slowly on this fine, white sand beach. Photo by Joshua Berida

A DAY AT THE BEACH. Days go by slowly on this fine, white sand beach.

Photo by Joshua Berida

The tall, swaying coconut trees, gentle breeze and lapping of the waves create a hypnotizing tune only nature can make. The absence of noise from tourists and motorboats add to the island experience.

Towering and tear-shaped rock formations surrounded the emerald-tinged and clear waters of Bita-og beach. The beach and the surrounding limestone make it easy to compare this destination to the beaches in El Nido and Coron.

These are only two of the many destinations in Dinagat Islands as there are several other noteworthy destinations yet to be affected by mass tourism. (READ MORE: Britania Islands, breathtaking paradise in Surigao del Sur)

How to get to the Dinagat Islands: There are ferries that make the trip to San Jose, Dinagat Islands from Surigao City. The last ferry bound for San Jose is at 2:00pm, costs P100 one way and takes approximately an hour and a half.

These destinations may be difficult to get to, but part of the adventure in discovering these provinces is the journey to them. You may get lost, lose Wi-Fi, have little to no mobile phone signal or have limited choices of accommodation and restaurants, but the natural and cultural attractions make the trip well worth it. – Rappler.com

Joshua Berida is a full time writer, part-time wanderer with insatiable wanderlust. He plans his next trip during a current one. He plans on exploring the Philippines and beyond. Read about his adventures on thewanderingjuan.net