Summer of 2023 is finally ending, and we all know what that means – it’s our last chance to feel the warmth and heat of summer. However, who says you need a beach to have a refreshing and unique summer getaway? Look no further! Here are four must-visit non-beach summer destinations that promise adventure and unforgettable memories.
1. Daraitan (Rizal)
First on the list is Daraitan, Rizal. Only 30 minutes away from Manila, Mt. Daraitan in Barangay Tinipak, Rizal, offers a variety of trails for hikers of all skill levels. If you’re looking for more adventure, explore the many caves around the mountain and uncover their fascinating underground beauty.
2. Laguna Lakes (Laguna)
Second, we have the Laguna Lakes, such as Caliraya Lake and Mohicap Lake, offer a picturesque setting for fishing and swimming. Their timeless beauty and plenty of fish make them the perfect spot for a summer 2023 retreat. If you’re up for bamboo rafting, you’ll surely enjoy your adventure on these lakes!
3. Don Remedios Trinidad “DRT” (Bulacan)
Third on the list is DRT Bulacan. Located close to Angat River, Mount Balagbag, and Sierra Madre Mountains, DRT Bulacan is an ideal destination for nature lovers. The Angat River, one of Luzon Island’s longest rivers, and Mount Balagbag, an inactive volcano, provide stunning backdrops for your summer adventures.
4. Minalungao National Park (Nueva Ecija)
Last but not least, we have Minalungao National Park. While the province of Nueva Ecija is known for its endless rice fields, it actually holds a hidden gem in its Northern part. Minalungao features a pristine river with natural pools for swimming and exploring the fascinating stalactite and stalagmite formations. Dive in and enjoy the refreshing waters in this serene environment.
Essential Tips for Summer Non-Beach Getaways
But before you embark on your non-beach adventure, here are some tips to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
- Pack the right gear
- Monitor the weather
- Respect local regulations
You do not need a beach to beat the heat this summer. These non-beach destinations offer exciting activities and breathtaking scenery, making them perfect for your last Summer 2023 adventure. So, pack your bags, gear up, stay cool, and discover these unique summer spots!