best places to travel after a breakup philippines

Get Away from the Heartache in these Amazing Local Destinations

Where do broken hearts go?
by | February 03, 2020

We’re just over a month into 2020, and it seems like many couples have decided to start the decade anew embracing their singlehood. Being single is liberating, but the transition between a breakup and fully adapting to the new phase of your life can be tricky and messy. If you need a breather and some time off from the drama, then travel might be right up your alley. It’s not going to be the answer to all your problems, but being away from a bit and exposing yourself to new places is a refreshing experience. Whether you’re in it for a solo trip or a quick getaway with friends, we have just the right spot for your broken heart. Check out these best places to travel after a breakup in the Philippines.


La Union

Perfect for: A weekend road trip



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Time to hit the road and head to the north to catch some waves, enjoy good food, and have a great time. Through the years, La Union developed in a thriving surf community, one that’s easily accessible to Manila and weekend travelers. If surfing is not your cup of tea, don’t worry, as La Union also has a refreshing waterfall nearby, museums, and can also be a jump-off point for longer road trips to Baguio or Ilocos.



Perfect for: Mountain lovers

Be surrounded by nature and embrace the cold on top of the idyllic Sagada. Many people may associate it from that iconic scene from That Thing Called Tadhana, but there is more to this place than screaming by the cliff. From good coffee, amazing people, and scenery like no other, Sagada is just the perfect place to pause from all the heartache.



Perfect for: An island getaway



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It’s time to brush up your motorcycle skills and explore this tropical paradise! Tons of palm trees, top-notch surf spots, and a welcoming community would quickly take away your stress. This island is so easy to love, and it’s no wonder many people decide to stay here for good. It’s laidback, it’s gorgeous, and it allows you to just unwind and forget all your worries.

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El Nido

Perfect for: beach bums


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Ahh, El Nido, that award-winning island, plastered in many magazines all over the world. Many people think that it’s overrated, but with its beaches’ powder-like sands and clear turquoise waters, you just can’t blame travelers from coming back to this heaven. The island has been developed well, with hostels, restaurants, bars, and other establishments opening up, but despite its busy looking center, the islands are still unbeatable. As they say, nothing cures a heartbreak better than saltwater. I suppose it’s high time to try that out.



Perfect for: soul searching

Batanes is always said to be out of this world, and it’s true: walking in the rolling hills of Marlboro, breathing in the fresh air as you look to the vast seas by the lighthouse, this place just transports you and cleanses you. If this is a part of your bucket list, then it’s time to book that flight and take the leap. Let yourself heal and transform in this serene island, far off from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Change is always a part of life, and no matter what they say, some things are just not easy. Take your time to heal, and maybe see the other side of yourself, too, as you explore new places and meet new faces. As they say, “love will find its way”.


What other destinations would you recommend for the heartbroken? Share some best places to travel after a breakup in the Philippines with us below!


  • Robert

    Any suggestion please. Gusto ko nalang lumayo sa manila 🙁

    August 26, 2023 at 6:11 am

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