Top Picks: Five Best New Destinations of 2010

Apo Reef

I already revealed my Five Best Dives and Five Best Beaches of 2010, it is now time to divulge the new places and spots that top my  list last year. These are the places I have never been before that struck me the most in 2010.

Lakwatsero’s Best New Destinations of 2010

Apo Reef, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

Apo Reef
Apo Reef, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

June – The lighthouse, the great view of sunset, the white sand beach and the best snorkeling ever – Apo Reef was more than what we asked for our last hurrah for summer. Have you tried snorkeling with sharks, sea turtles and other marine species below you? We have tried it in Apo Reef!

Caramoan, Camarines Sur

Caramoan, Camarines Sur

March – Blessed with strips of amazing white sand island beaches and limestone cliffs, Caramoan was worth the long travel. Camping overnight in one of the most photographed views of the island group was a fun and unforgettable experience.

El Nido, Palawan

El Nido
El Nido, Palawan

June – A dream destination for most, El Nido is indeed a paradise. Diving and touring around Bacuit Bay proved me why it is an ultimate travel destination.

Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Lake Sebu
Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

October – The place is not only about the lake because it is also home to seven waterfalls. Zipping above these waterfalls is the best way to see them all.

Bacolod, Negros Occidental

Bacolod, Negros Occidental

September – Cliche as it is but the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and because of that, I fell in love with Bacolod.

There you go! New spots, new places, new discoveries and a lot of fun. I will definitely go back to these places.

Next list would be Five Best Adventures of 2010.

Thanks again for following 🙂


  1. Diving in El Nido is fun! I recommend Plankton Divers at Corong-Corong and with booking office beside the town PNP office. Maria (dive master) and Kaka (dive instructor) will take you to best dive sites. There is a tunnel at Helicopter island. Diving there is great. Commandos and Miniloc are also good sites.

    Plankton Divers also offer dive courses where you can get your C-Card right after taking the course. View their website at or email them at [email protected] or add on your FB.

    Make your vacation the best this year!

  2. wuu

    WOW! thanks for including Bacolod in your list.

    Proud Bacoleña. 🙂

  3. Nice list Angel, I have been to Pandan Island in Mindoro before, another gateway to Apo Reef, kung marunong lang ako mag-dive, pinuntahan ko na rin, but I was happy snorkeling with the turtles too and the rich marine species in Mindoro :)looking forward to visit Lake Sebu someday.

    1. Thanks Claire! Enroll ka na for diving 😛

      1. mag-aaral muna ako lumangoy bago diving hahaha

        1. I am not a good swimmer din naman ;P

  4. yaan mu kuya jack, d ka nag-iisa sa 2010 hang over, ako meron din naka-draft na travel picks, po-post ko plng this week.
    Nice list! Na-inlove din ako s El Nido at Caramoan. top tourist spot na ata Cam Sur last year eh, xempre proud naman ako dahil Bikolana ako! hehe yung Sablayan tlga gusto ko marating ths year yan! ang mahal kase ng boat, asar! kukuyugin ko group ng West Pangasinan para samahan ako. hehe

    1. Thanks Ate Jill! Post mo na yung iyo 🙂
      I have a Bicolano blood din, kaya proud din ako 🙂
      Dapat talaga marami pag nag Sablayan, mahal yung boat eh 🙂

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