There's a reason why we instantly fell in love with Ice Idanan's Sakaling Hindi Makarating, which stars Alessandra de Rossi, Pepe Herrera, and JC Santos. Not only did it show us how beautiful the Philippines is; it also showed us our number one solution to all forms and sorts of heartbreak: getout of our comfort zones and discover new places.
But if you think the movie takes us to the usual spots in the country, that's where you're wrong. Instead of taking us to famous tourist spots in the Philippines like Boracay or Davao, Sakaling Hindi Makarating took us to these gorgeous places that are certainly worth our time, attention, and even savings.
So if you're planning to go on a Sakaling Hindi Makarating adventure a la Cielo, here's a handy guide with the help of our friends from Travel Book for you!
Cielo's first stop after she decided to let M's postcards take the lead? Zamboanga! Aside from taking in the wonderful view of the colorful vintas, you can also explore the place and allow it to take you back to the Spanish era. Just don't forget to taste it's famous dishes, like the famous Satti from Jimmy's!
Her next stop? Siquijor. Known as the Mystic Island, this place is known for the mysteries that surround it, including magic and sorcery. But beyond those rumors and stories, there's a beautiful place that has plenty of things to offer travelers. Don't forget to visit its famous waterfalls, Lugnason Falls and Cambugahay Falls, and also the famous Old Enchanted Balete Tree!
Located at the southern part of Luzon, Marinduque is famous for the Moriones Festival which takes place during the Holy Week. But if you're looking for other things to do in the place, you can walk the road leading up to the Marinduque Museum and feel like you're traveling back in time.
Aside from enjoying the sun and the clear waters in Pagudpud, there are a ton of things you can do in Ilocos! You can visit the sand dunes and ride an ATV and explore old places, like Bacarra's Domeless Bell Tower and the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.
There's a good reason why Batanes is famous. Aside from its cool climate and it's beautiful, green hills, travelers and tourists can also enjoy the peace that comes with being so far from everything. And while you're there, make sure you also check out the famous Basco Lighthouse, Turungan Cave, and the traditional stone houses of the locals.
Catch Sakaling Hindi Makarating in cinemas on February 1.