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Unwind and Relax: 10 Places to Relieve Stress in the Philippines

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The Philippines is the second largest archipelago in the world and is made up of more than 7,000 islands which made it known for having a rich biodiversity. The scenic view of its beaches, mountains, rainforests and islands are among the best destination to unwind and relieve your stress.

Here are some of the places you can visit in the Philippines:

Boracay

Boracay Island is considered as the Philippines’ beach capital because there are more than 12 beaches in this island. The clear water and white sand of the beaches will surely make you feel relaxed.

Sagada

Is a town located in the Cordillera Mountains in the Mountain Province. It is known for its beautiful caves, hanging coffins and serene mountains. Sagada’s high peak mountains is the best place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Batanes Island

This island is located at the northern part of the Philippines where the weather is cool and the winds are strong, because of this, it is called as the Country’s “Home of the Winds”. The lighthouse and the scenic view of Batanes can take your breath away.

Danjugan Island

It is a rainforest-covered island and rich marine sanctuary located at Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Since the island is mostly covered by forest it is a good place to go walking while enjoying the view of the tall trees. Walking through the forest can reduce the production of stress hormones known as cortisol

Bohol

It is a province located in Central Visayas region, known for its Chocolate Hills and its coral reefs. Bohol is also home for tiny Tarsier primate which is known for its large eyes. The breathtaking view of the Chocolate Hills can relax your mind.

Cebu

It is often called as the “Queen City of the South” and is the oldest city in the Philippines. Its prime attractions are its white-sand beaches, snorkelling and diving. The gorgeous beaches of the city is the best place to chill while witnessing the sunset.

Banaue Rice Terraces

Located at Ifugao, Philippines. It is known for its terraces carved mountains made by the indigenous people, also called the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. The view is relaxing because of its carved terraces which is color green since the mountain is planted with rice.

Vigan

It is a city located at the west coast of Luzon island, known for its preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture. Horse-drawn kalesa is the transportation in this place, in courtesy of the Spanish who colonized the area. You can see different kinds of architecture and culture in the city, a tour around the city is a perfect getaway from stress.

Davao City

Davao City is located at the southern part of the Philippines and home of the highest mountain in the country, the Mount Apo. Also named as the “Durian Capital of the Philippines” because of its wide plantation of Durian and their Durian fruit is amazingly delicious, maybe because of the kind of soil they have. If you visit Davao City be sure to taste their Durian fruit, you will surely forget your problems because of its taste and aroma.

Coron Island

It is the third largest island in the Calamian Islands in northern Palawan. Known for its diving spots and majestic photographed spots in the Philippines. The deeper you look the more breathtaking sights you will find.

Takeaway

Stress is a normal part of everyone’s life and it can be reduced by relaxing and unwinding. It is good to visit different places and go out of town to relax your mind and forget about stress for awhile, after that you will feel better and relieved. Philippines is one of the countries that you should visit if you want to relax, it has plenty of amazing places to visit and discover. For more travel tips and destinations, you can check out Tourist Secrets.

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