5 Picture-Perfect Places to Visit on Your Solo Trip in the PH
Traveling with your friends and family is great, but exploring the world on your own has a different charm of its own. You have control over your time and the freedom to go wherever you want to go. It’s also an amazing opportunity to gain self-confidence, meet new people, and get to know more about yourself.
Where else is the perfect place to start riding solo than here in the beautiful country of the Philippines? But before booking that solo flight to paradise, there are some factors that we need to consider when traveling alone.
- Secure – The place should be safe for solo tourists. Bonus points if the locals are kind and trustworthy.
- Budget-friendly – Because you are traveling alone, you will not have anyone to share expenses with. The place must have affordable food, accommodations, etc. – perfect for just one tourist.
- Peaceful – You must be looking for somewhere that you can get away from the hustle and bustle and just be by yourself. Preferably somewhere that is less known and does not get as crowded as more popular destinations.
5. Island Hopping in Coron
The Coron islands in Palawan is an up-and-coming tourist destination known for hiding some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches we have ever seen. Even if it’s getting lots of well-deserved attention, Coron still remains a peaceful place for the solo traveler to explore and go on an adventure.
Off the coast of Coron Town are different clusters of islands that are only waiting to be discovered. In Coron Island, you have to try riding a bamboo raft along Kayangan Lake, which offers a scenic view of towering limestone formations and the clearest turquoise waters.
You also have to visit the scenic white-sand beaches in Malcapuya, Bulog Dos, and Banana islands. Here you can try snorkeling, deep-sea diving, or kayaking in the aquamarine sea.
4. Soul Searching in Batanes
A must-visit location for the solo traveler is way up top to the most northern point of the Philippines. Batanes is perfect for the tourist who is looking for some soul searching and detoxification from technology (there’s little to no reception in the area). You won’t even miss your phone because Batanes is a breathtaking province that looks like it came right out of a postcard.
Enjoy the rolling hills and the lush scenery, the cold climate, and the beautiful lighthouses. Batanes is also widely considered as the safest province in the country, with a crime rate of nearly zero. The majestic views partnered with kind and honest locals are a dream come true for aspiring solo travelers.
3. Snorkeling in Cebu
Cebu is a haven for underwater adventures, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and many more. One such getaway is to Moalboal in the southern part of Cebu. From here you should head towards Pescador Island, a rich and diverse marine park where you can swim around with colorful schools of fish and explore the long stretches of coral reefs. You should also visit and watch the Sardines Run, where millions of small sardines are swimming.
If you want to settle down for a while, you can also make a stop at the Basdaku White Beach and try out their different water sports, such as paddle-boating and kayaking. Even if you are traveling alone, you can still make new friends by joining a tour group in exploring this marine nirvana.
2. Trekking to Anawangin Cove, Zambales
For the inspired mountaineers out there, the trek to Anawangin Cove is an adventure that you need to experience. Anawangin Cove is a scenic place that some people like to call as Baguio and Boracay turned into one.
With an amazing beach in a backdrop of evergreen pine trees, Anawangin Cove is a perfect place to rewind, let loose, and get in touch with nature.
However, before you reach this majestic cove, you have to go through a 4-hour hike across Mt. Pundaquit. After such a trek, you will be rewarded with a picturesque view of the cove from the mountain’s summit and a much-deserved splash in the cool waters of the cove.
If you’re not ready for a mountain hike, you can also access Anawangin Cove by boat, as well as other equally grand coves and islands in the area, such as Nagsasa Cove and Capones Island.
1. Mountain Hiking in Bukidnon
Bukidnon is a great place to witness relaxing and picture-perfect views atop a summit after a long and tiring hike. One hike that should not be missed is that of Mount Dulang-Dulang, where you can pass through the magical and winding tress of the Mossy Forest. Atop this summit is a breathtaking view of the Kitanglad Mountain Range.
Because this will be a long hike, it is best to join and be part of a hiking group for a safer trip atop the mountain. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and have some fun with camping outdoors.
Where do you plan to go on your next solo trip in the Philippines? Share them with us below!