Everyone knows that after a devastating breakup, the one thing you will need is to go on an adventure to a place you've never been to. Whether it's a trip with your family and friends or alone, soul-searching and getting comfortable being with yourself again is necessary to move on and eventually let go of the person you thought you'll be spending your days with.
For our newly single girls in Mindanao, we've got exactly what you need. Here are five places down south, which you can visit for your soul-searching sesh. Have a great adventure, Candy Girls!
- Tres-Andanas Falls (Lebak, Sultan Kudarat)
Tres-Andanas, which means "three floors," is the beautiful reward you'll be getting after a tiring trek in the forest of Sultan Kudarat. It is hidden within Lebak, a coastal municipality in Sultan Kudarat.
How to get there: From General Santos City, ride the Yellow Bus Line bound for Marbel which will take you to Bulaong Bus Terminal. Ride another bus going to Surallah. Upon arriving at the Surallah bus terminal, ride a van bound for Isulan, the capital of Sultan Kudarat. Ask to be taken to the barangay hall of Brgy. New Calinog to coordinate with them for a tour guide to be with you during the hike.
- Hidak Falls (T'Boli, South Cotabato)
Hidak, which means "slippery rocks" in T'Boli, is the name given to the falls found in Sitio Blangas, Brgy. Kematu in T'Boli, South Cotabato.
How to get there: Ride a van going to T'Boli from Koronadal City proper and ask to be dropped at the T'Boli Tourism Office. Their officers will be arranging your habal-habal (a motorcycle which can carry up to five passengers!) to the jump-off point and your local tour guides to accompany you.
- The Great Santa Cruz Island (Zamboanga)
If you thought that you only get to see a pink beach once you go abroad, then you have to go to Zamboanga because that's what The Great Santa Cruz Island is famous for. It is the only pink sand beach in the country.
How to get there: You can get to the island by travelling via a motor boat for 15-20 minutes from Paseo del Mar in Zamboanga City. But before you get there, make sure to coordinate with the local government because it is a protected area and camping isn't allowed.
- Waniban Island (Mati, Davao Oriental)
If you're tired of Boracay already, then go to Waniban or Huaniban Island in Pujada Bay in Mati, Davao Oriental. You can go around the four-hectare island surrounded by crystal clear waters in 30 minutes by foot!
How to get there: Rent a habal-habal from Mati downtown to Taganilao. Once you get there, you can ask around and ride a boat to Waniban Island.
- The Grand Mosque of Cotabato (Brgy. Kalanganan, Cotabato City)
Also known as Masjid Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, The Grand Mosque of Cotabato is gaining popularity in the county and has become a major landmark for Cotabato City. It is the $45-million project of the Philippine Government and the Sultanate of Brunei, whom the Masjid was named after. The five-hectare land is a beautiful place of worship for our Muslim brothers which can accommodate 1,200 worshippers!
How to get there: From downtown central, ride a jeepney going to Awang and have the driver drop you off at the Husky Bus Terminal. You can then ask tricycles to take you to The Grand Mosque.
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