5 places to celebrate being single this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to feel achingly alone for the singles. If you don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day yet, get up from your bed and get out of the house instead. Here are five places that will help you appreciate your singleness!

Not just for the brokenhearted: Sagada

You may remember Sagada from the 2015 hugot film “That Thing Called Tadhana” but there’s more to it than just a place for the broken hearts. With an exceptional sea of clouds, stunning sunrise views and amazing lemon pies, Sagada is the ultimate retreat for souls seeking its peace and quiet in the mountains.

What to do in Sagada:
Visit the hanging coffins and burial caves, trek the Echo Valley, go spelunking at Sumaguing Cave, hike Mt. Ampucao, explore cafes and restaurants!

Durian deserves another chance: Davao City

If you’re going on a trip alone in Davao City, the best way to enjoy your stay is to embrace what the place is known for — kindhearted people, gorgeous beaches and an ill-smelling fruit. Davao City is dubbed as “Durian Capital of the Philippines” so it’s no surprise why every delicacy in the city has an element of the famous fruit in it.

What to do in Davao City:
Eat durian, bike around Eden’s Nature Park, surf in Samal Island, climb Mt. Apo, visit Crocodile Park, swim in Dahican Beach.

Eat your heart out: Dumaguete City

When you focus so much on your singleness, it only shifts your attention to what you lack instead of what you have. That’s when you will feel lonely. Go out of your shell and try talking to the locals of Dumaguete City, the land of gentle people. Take interest in learning about them — their routines, their source of living, their hobbies. Remind yourself that the world is beautiful even when things aren’t perfect.

What to do in Dumaguete City:
Roam around Siliman University, jog along Rizal Boulevard, take photos at Belfry Tower, relax at Manjuyod sandbar, swim with the turtles in Apo Island, eat Sansrival!

Swim, hike, and camp: Romblon

One of the best journeys you will embark on is the journey of knowing yourself. Spending time with nature helps you clear your head and realign your thoughts and emotions. Romblon is a tranquil place that offers many outdoor activities without the presence of a thick crowd. Scream as loud as you can, run as fast as you can, and jump as high as you can. You are free to be yourself.

What to do in Romblon:
Be amazed with the marble industry, enjoy the white sand of Crest De Gallo, appreciate the fishes at Looc Bay Marine Sanctuary, swim in Aglicay beach!

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Mingle with other singles: La Union

We’re pretty sure you’re not the only single person in the world who’s surviving Valentine’s Day. Your current status gives you the liberty to get to know people and have fun! La Union is a good place to loosen up and make new friends, dance the night away and make the most of your freedom.

What to do in La Union:
Learn to surf, hike to Tangadan Falls, go grape-picking, eat smoothie bowls, watch the sunset.

Traveling alone is an eye-opening, freeing and wonder-filled adventure that pushes you out of the comfort zone while allowing you to rediscover yourself. Fall in love with who you are this heart’s day, we dare you!