December is here! If you are planning to spend your holiday in the Philippines, you better plan ahead to experience a fun and hassle-free vacation!
Why should you spend Christmas in the Philippines in the first place? Well, besides from the long Christmas celebration in our Country, it’s also the time when family reunions are being held and you don’t want to miss that, do you?
And since you’re coming home in the Philippines, you better take that opportunity to visit these vacation-worthy places that will definitely make your stay memorable.
GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL – SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA
Ligligan Parul is an annual festival held in mid-December in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. The festival features a competition of giant lanterns.
Due to its the popularity of the festival, the city has been named as the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines”. Well, these huge, bright, and colorful Christmas lanterns will surely give you holiday feels.
The Giant Lantern Festival will run on December 15, 2018, until January 2, 2019.
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN, GARINFARM RESORT – ILOILO
If you want to experience a little touch of heaven this Christmas, you better book a flight to Iloilo now. Because Garinfarm Pilgrimage Resort in San Joaquin, Iloilo is truly a heaven on earth, you know why?
Simply because Garinfarm features a magnificent white Divine Mercy Cross that’s perched on top of a mountain. It’s known as the “Stairway to Heaven” because you need to climb 480 steps of stairs before you can enter the gates of this paradise.
If you want peacefulness this holiday, Tinglayan, Kalinga is the best for you. No traffic, no pollutions, no buildings, just sky, and landscapes.
Tinglayan is known for its rich culture. Once you visit Tinglayan you can ride a Tal-tallak, buy Handmade beads, woven goods, and of course, you can buy Kalinga’s very own coffee.
If you’re a tattoo fan, you can also visit Apo Whang-Od in Buscalan Village and maybe get a traditional Kalinga tattoo (Batok).
If you dream to go to Batanes but don’t have enough budget, you can still make that dream come true by visiting Aurora’s very own Batanes of the East.
Dingalan will mesmerize you with its seascapes and landscapes. Dingalan also offers a white beach, a lighthouse, caves, rock formations, and falls. Now, that’s a package vacation!
Christmas is a holiday that somehow requires us to be with our family. It’s like an unwritten rule that every Filipino knows. So if you’re planning to go home this holiday, make sure that your stay is worthy and also don’t forget to have some quality time with your family.