Beating the summer heat doesn’t have to mean booking a flight to Maldives or Hawaii. Just like the classic Pinoy, out-of-town trips still stand as the cheapest yet most exciting way of having fun under the sun.

Because local travelling is beginning to become a trend, FGen has hand-picked 5 cheap but hot summer destinations that will surely entice you to splash your way to the fresh, blue-green color of the country’s tropical beaches. 

 Photo from: sojournandstories.com

Photo from: sojournandstories.com


Sugba Lagoon, Siargao

Having gained instant popularity because of the film with the same name, Siargao tops the list as its very own Sugba Lagoon invites everyone to take a dip and swim to its shore. Surrounded by mountains, the 4,000-hectare bayou has a diving board open for anyone who wishes to take a swim in summer paradise.

 Photo from: shoestringdiary.wordpress.com

Photo from: shoestringdiary.wordpress.com

Potipot Island, Zambales

With clear, turquoise water gently crawling its white shores, the island of Potipot is a sight to behold. Small and sandy, Potipot is an intimate getaway for those wishing to spend summer with their partners. A 7-9 hour drive from Manila, Potipot is a commercial-free area that will also take your breath away because of the marvelous view of the Zambales mountains.

 Photo from: mermaidresort.com

Photo from: mermaidresort.com


Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Who would want to miss the white beach of Puerto Galera? Located in Oriental Mindoro, this hot spot is best for those who love snorkeling and island hopping. It is also nice to pay a visit to the Mangyan village and purchase handcrafted souvenirs.

 

 Photo from: tripadvisor.com.ph

Photo from: tripadvisor.com.ph

 


Sabang Beach, Baler

Just 5-6 hours from Manila, Baler has been originally dubbed as the surfing birthplace of the Philippines. With the gray shoreline of Sabang Beach, getting on your surfboard and having a ride with the waves under the orange skies is definitely a must.