As summer warms up our wanderlust, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations. Through the season, we field postcards from our favorite nomads: travelers who inspire travel through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, new nomad Javy Cang sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Nasugbu, Batangas.
Story behind the snaps:
My friends and I believe that holidays are best spent out of the city; so when a mid-week holiday came up, we hastily packed our bags and hit the road. Our destination for the day was the pristine coves of southern Luzon, along the Batangas coastline! We brought our beach chairs, guitars, and picnic baskets and spent the day lounging around and playing amongst trees! The fresh air always has a way of clearing the mind.
Local thing to love about this destination:
The freshness. Everything from the food you’ll find, the air you’ll breathe, and the waters you’ll swim in will be a contrast from the city. Pick a cove in Nasugbu and you’ll be in paradise in less than three hours from Manila! Pick up freshly caught lobster from the friendly fishermen, grill it by the beach, and enjoy the fresh, salty air with friends!
Ask the local boatmen about trips to other islands around Nasugbu! The twin islands offer snorkeling and cliff diving, and the distant Fortune Island has rich biodiversity. Remember to not step on corals and do dispose of your garbage!