If you happen to be in the Philippines, you are lucky to have over 7,000 islands to explore which, views and terrains range from tropical jungles, rocky mountains, lush valleys, and white sand beaches. And with the ongoing campaign on safe domestic tourism, major PH hotspots are sure to be enjoyed—given that you follow COVID-19 protocols and travel requirements, of course! To guide you with your long weekend getaways, especially with the upcoming Holy Week break, here’s our guide on how to plan your local vacay in Boracay, Siargao, and Bohol.

Boracay

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Powdery soft white sand and family-friendly establishments make Boracay a paradise for all kinds of travelers—be it for couples, families, or a small group of friends. The island has proven success in opening domestic tourism in the Philippines amidst the pandemic, and recent visitors have expressed feeling safe during their stay on the island.

COVID-19 Travel Requirements:

• Residents from GCQ and MGCQ areas must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival • Visitors of any age (includes children and Senior Citizens) have to register online at https://aklan.gov.ph and complete a Health Declaration form • Download Aklan and Traze mobile apps for contact tracing • Confirmed booking of a DOT-accredited accommodation • Valid ID

Read the complete Boracay Visitor’s requirements here.

Where to stay: For budget-friendly convenience and comfort, we recommend Piccolo Hotel, Jinjiang Inn, Boracay White Coral, Urban Boutique Hotel, and Two Seasons Hotel.

What to do: Swim at Puka Beach, climb Mount Luho for a panoramic view of the island, and book a session of parasailing or kitesurfing if you’re longing for some adrenaline rush.

Safety measures: • Wear facemask at all times when not inside your accommodation room • Practice physical distancing and good hygiene • Contactless payment is encouraged when dining in at restaurants • Follow temperature checks and sanitation procedure at all establishments • Water sports and other island activities are allowed at a reduced capacity, and tourists must reserve their slots

Siargao

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Home to the world-famous Cloud 9 Surfing Beach, Sohoton Cove, and many other hidden gems, Siargao will surely give you a much-needed laidback beach break. Aside from the picturesque island scenery, the friendly locals of Siargao make every visit memorable.

COVID-19 Travel Requirements:

• Residents from GCQ and MGCQ areas must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival • Visitors (restricted to children under 14 years old and Senior Citizens) have to register online at https://covid19.ssct.edu.ph/healthform and secure an eHealth Pass • Download Traze mobile apps for contact tracing at the airport • Confirmed booking of a DOT-accredited accommodation in Siargao for a minimum of 5 days stay • Roundtrip Ticket • Detailed Travel Itinerary • Valid ID

Where to stay: For your comfort, we recommend Jonas & Twins Resort, Asparas Tribe Hotel, and Las Palmas Villas.

What to do: Surf at Cloud 9 Beach, swim at Magpupungko Rock Pools, snorkel at Naked Island, and enjoy local cuisine and fusion dishes at restaurants in General Luna.

Safety measures: • Wear facemask at all times when not inside your accommodation room • Practice physical distancing and good hygiene • Contactless payment is encouraged when dining in at restaurants • Follow temperature checks and sanitation procedure at all establishments • Curfew is enforced from 11 pm to 4 am • Leisure activities are allowed at a reduced capacity

Bohol

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Bohol is blessed with lush forests, crystal blue waters, and biodiversity that calls its visitors to experience an unforgettable adventure. Panglao Island, Bohol’s premier beach destination, is ideal for small groups and couples longing for a beach retreat.

COVID-19 Travel Requirements:

• Residents from GCQ and MGCQ areas must present a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival • Visitors have to register online at https://tourism.bohol.gov.ph and download their QR codes • Download Traze mobile apps for contact tracing at the airport • Confirmed booking of a DOT-accredited accommodation in Bohol • Visitors who are staying in Bohol for more than five days must take another RT-PCR test on their fifth day of stay • Roundtrip Ticket • Valid ID

Where to stay: For seclusion and ultimate relaxation, we recommend resorts in Panglao Island—Birds of Paradise Resort, Donatella Resort & Sanctuary, and South Palms Resort.

What to do: Visit Tarsier Sanctuary and Chocolate Hills, get a tan at Alona Beach, explore Hinagdanan Cave, and Cruise by Loboc River.

Safety measures: • Travelers are requested to quarantine at home 14 days before their departure to Bohol • Wear facemask and face shields at all times when not inside your accommodation room • Practice physical distancing and good hygiene • Contactless payment is encouraged when dining in at restaurants • Follow temperature checks and sanitation procedure at all establishments • Visitors QR code will be scanned at establishments for contact tracing • All tours must be booked through UBE approved tour operators; day tours and DIY tours are prohibited

For a more detailed guide on these destinations, talk to your Viyahe travel assistant today. Plus, get hotel discounts and low airfares for your Boracay, Siargao, and Bohol vacations when you book your trip on the Viyahe app! book your trip on the Viyahe app!