Cool Places to Unwind This Summer

Many homes for sale in Tagaytay are sprouting because of the cooler climate of the city, spectacular view, and stress-free lifestyle. Apart from being a home to many beautiful houses, the city of Tagaytay is also known as one of the favorite tourist destinations of both local and foreign travelers. 

Cool places around the country are perfect spots to beat the scorching heat of the sun this summer season. Here are some of the popular cool places in the Philippines that are perfect locations for unwinding this summer. 

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Who wouldn’t want to experience the cool and windy weather while watching the crashing waves of the sea as it meets the cliff? How relaxing isn’t it? You can achieve this experience when you fly to the province of Batanes. 
Batanes is situated at the extreme northern part of the Philippines, making it difficult to get here, but definitely worth it. This province is considered as the smallest province in the country, however, one of the beautiful provinces in the Philippines. 
Batanes is composed of ten breathtaking islands, which includes Itbayat Island, Sabtang Island, and Di-atay Beach, among others. Each island has its unique charm of its own, giving you picturesque views of the caves, cliffs, and coasts. 

How to get here: 

- By air, you can choose between Philippines Airlines and Skyjet Air, which has both flights directly to Basco, the province’s capital. 

Baguio City 

Tagged as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, Baguio City is flocked by various tourists during the summer season, may it be a local or foreigner, because of its chilly weather and beautiful tourist destinations. 
Baguio has various tourist spots, such as Mines View Park, Camp John Hay, and Burnham Park. Tourists can also immerse in the culture of Cordillera by going to the Tam-Awan Village. If you are an art lover, see various kinds of arts and extensive collection of artifacts by visiting Bencab Museum and Baguio Museum. 
How to get here: 

- Ride a bus going to Baguio at Pasay or Cubao Terminal. Travel time may take six to seven hours. 

Sagada, Mountain Province 

Sagada in Mountain Province is one of the pride of the Cordillera Region. The place offers various tourist spots, such as Sumaguing Cave, Lumiang Cave, Hanging Coffins at Echo Valley, and Bomod-ok Falls. If you want to witness the breathtaking view of the sunrise, start your day by going to the Kiltepan Viewpoint. 
How to get here: 

- There is no direct bus going to Sagada. So tourists have two choices—to either go through Banaue or Baguio to get there. The time travel is approximately 12 to 13 hours. 

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Tagaytay City
Because of its proximity in Manila, Tagaytay City is a favorite hangout place not only by the south peeps but by the tourists from different parts of the country as well. 

Tagaytay City has an array of finest restaurants that offers a wide variety of cuisines, making it a gastronomical paradise to many foodies. Apart from delectable dining destinations, tourists can also enjoy the stunning view of the Taal Lake while sipping a cup of steaming coffee and experiencing the chilly weather. A perfect weekend getaway isn’t it? 

How to get here: 

- You can ride a bus going to Nasugbu or Calatagan. On the other hand, if you have a private car, the easiest way to get to Tagaytay is via the SLEX Sta. Rosa Exit. 

Summer season is absolutely the perfect time to go on an adventure. Since the Philippines is composed of more than 7,000 islands, you can never run out of place to go this summer season. If finding peace of mind and unwinding is your preference this summer, the places mentioned above are the perfect location for getting away from the busy life in the metro.  

*This article is a guest post by Laurel Santos.

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Author Bio: Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveller because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home.  Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.

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  1. These all seem like beautiful and tropical places. I've never heard of Tagaytay city before, but it looks amazing <3

    xo Azu

  2. All these places are wonderful ! Kisses :)

  3. This is so timely! Been trying plan a summer getaway along with my friends. Will surely save this for reference. Hope you'd continue to inspire our wanderlust.

  4. wow! I would like to visit philippines someday <3

  5. These places look dreamy! Would love to visit one day. xx

    Lucy x |

  6. These places all look so beautiful! Great post!