It’s no secret that stress and the demands of city life are just some of the things most of us have to endure on a daily basis, with our only escape usually coming in the form of binging on sweets, or traveling every now and then. But with these two things equally fulfilling, it now begs the question - why not do both?
Lucky for us, just within the Philippines alone are so many places with so much good food to choose from. And on top of that, traveling isn’t as expensive anymore, with low cost carriers like Cebu Pacific that can fly you almost everywhere you’d want to go. So to spare you the trouble, we’ve put together a list of affordable and easy-to-get-to destinations, with desserts we’re sure would blow all your worries away.
Napoleones in Bacolod
When in Bacolod, food is almost always at the top of everyone’s to-do list, with dessert coming as no exception. In fact, aside from their famed chicken inasal, tourists often go out of their way to eat, and to even bring home desserts. A staple would be a local pastry popularly known as “napoleones,” which is basically a small custard pie, with frosted glazing on top. If you haven’t tried this yet, better be careful. Especially if you have a sweet tooth, it can be quite the addictive snack!
Base fare for a flight from Manila to Bacolod can go as low as PHP 1,088.
Sans Rival and Sylvanas in Dumaguete
Of all the travel-worthy spots within Dumaguete, Sans Rival Cakes & Pastries has become one of its more interesting stories. What was once just small neighborhood café, it has now become one of the top tourist destinations in the whole of Dumaguete.
Mostly due to their Sans Rival Cake, and Sylvanas, the queque can sometimes seem endless, as people order boxes upon boxes of these on a daily basis. But once you get to try a slice of their Sans Rival, or their Sylvanas – paired with freshly brewed coffee, you’ll definitely see why.
Flights from Manila to Dumaguete can go as for just PHP 1,388.
Binaki in Cagayan de Oro
If you haven’t already tasted this rather interesting dish, then all the more reason for you to fly over to CDO. Binaki is a local delicacy in Northern Mindanao, and is their version of a sweet tamale. It’s made from ground corn, among other ingredients, and is wrapped in corn husks. It’s easy to find too! You can purchase this from vendors on the street, and can also be found in local souvenir shops as well.
Base fare for flights from Manila to Cagayan de Oro can go as low as PHP 818.
Cassava Cone Ice Cream in Bohol
Picture yourself at the beach on a sunny day, appreciating the view with a nice cold ice cream cone in your hand. Nothing could be more perfect than this. And this is why Bohol Bee Farm’s famous ice cream is one of the reasons why beaching in Bohol may be better than anywhere else. Aside from the usual flavors, they have more exotic ones too, such as dragonfruit, ginger, and malunggay, and they serve it on their specialty “cabcab” or dried cassava cones. On a hot day, there is nothing can beat this.
Get to Bohol from Tagbilaran, with flights that start from PHP 1,018.
Durian Pie in Polomolok
Just a short drive from General Santos City, is the Durian Garden in Polomolok. This plantation has been growing in popularity, not just for the farming experience it provides its guests, but also for the food you can get here. They’re particularly known for their durian pie, which according to countless guests, is definitely a must-try. But you can also try their durian roll, durian ice cream, and even bring home smaller durian-based sweets and pastries, as souvenirs.
Fly via General Santos with flights from Manila for just PHP 1,788.
You can easily get to these places, and many more others with very affordable prices too, just by taking Cebu Pacific. For more details and special promos, you may visit https://bit.ly/CEBExplorePH, or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cebupacificair.
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