Vacations are a cherished time in our lives when we break free from the routines and responsibilities of daily life. They provide an opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate, and create lasting memories.

Here are the 6 underrated tourist destinations in the Philippines that will make your escape in the city worth it:


Tawi-Tawi lies in the southernmost part of the Philippines. It is way closer to Sabah in Malaysia than mainland Mindanao.

Many islands here remain unexplored and as such, home to some of the country’s most preserved landscapes and ecosystems.

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Maguindanao may appear a no-go zone for tourists because of all the massacres and violence that took place. Both social media and the mainstream media paint a bleak picture about the said province.

But little do people know that it’s actually a relatively peaceful province. The overwhelming majority of its people denounce war and prefer peace and reconciliation.

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Dinagat Island

Dinagat Island has been seeing severe environmental degradation as a direct result of large-scale mining. Vast swathes of its forests and mountains were cleared to give way to open-pit mines. Thankfully, the locals’ resistance brought mining to a halt.

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The province of Antique, which is situated on the western tip of Panay Island in the Visayas Region, is one of the most underrated places in the Philippines.

It has earned the nickname “the province where the mountains meet the sea” because of its Philippine geographical features.

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If you venture inland, you will discover plenty of natural attractions like Mount Bulusan, Manual Falls, Bayugin Waterfalls, as well as a collection of hot and cold spring resorts. You can explore some of these attractions with the help of Sorsogon tours.

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Palaui Island

Palaui Island is a peaceful ecotourism spot that is known for its immaculate land, virgin ecosystems and rock formations, a wide variety of land and sea animals, and beautiful landscapes. Located in Cagayan Valley in North Luzon, it gained popularity because of the TV program Survivor.

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Vacations are not merely a luxury; they are a necessity for our well-being.

They provide us with the time and space to disconnect, explore, and nurture our souls. Whether it’s seeking adventure, spending time with loved ones, or simply finding solace in relaxation, vacations allow us to return to our lives with a renewed sense of purpose and a broader perspective.

So, let us cherish these moments of escape and make the most of our vacations, for they are an essential part of living a fulfilling and balanced life.