The Top 4 Philippine Destinations Travelers Can't Wait to Visit Post-Lockdown

The four beach hotspots most-loved by locals and foreigners alike!

Cabin fever is real, folks. According to the 7,200 Filipinos who answered the Department of Tourism’s survey, travel is necessary for our sanity. After more than a year of lockdown, our dreams of returning to the beach, hiking up a mountain, and scuba diving in our seas have remained just that—dreams. But dreams eventually lead to plans, and just before season two of ECQ was dropped on NCR Plus, thousands were already Googling their choice of destination here in the Philippines. In fact, online interest was just about to return to pre-COVID levels before lockdown began anew. The top choices were all the same—the four beach hotspots most loved by locals and foreigners alike—but the order changed for local travelers and international travelers.

Here are the top four Philippine destinations for foreign travelers, based on Google interest:

1| Siargao

2| Boracay

3| Cebu

4| Palawan

Here are the top four Philippine destinations for local travelers, based on Google interest:

1| Palawan

2| Boracay

3| Siargao

4| Cebu

The Philippines will always be among the world’s top travel destinations, so fingers crossed tourists eventually return to support tourism-dependent businesses.


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