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Masungi Georeserve in Tanay, Rizal

Step into Masungi Georeserve's spider web platform to view spectacular Laguna de Bay. This family holiday photo was taken by Paolo Cuarteron, runner up in the Family category of the Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photo Competition

Masungi Georeserve, a conservation area and rock garden tucked away in the rainforests of Rizal, is a great back-to-nature weekend getaway, offering outdoor enthusiasts the "Discovery trail," a three to four-hour trekking adventure to explore the area's karst terrain, ideal for…

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Sambawan Island, Biliran, Leyte

If you've never been to Sambawan, this photo taken by Paul Quiambao, Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photo Competition runner up in the beach category, will make you want to go book that trip

Not many people know of Sambawan Island in Biliran, Leyte, but this is slowly changing. The island's curved white-sand beach, clearest blue waters, grass-covered rocky islets and fantastic diving make it a magnet for tourists, mostly local. The island is also a marine sanctuary, home…

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Vatang cliff in Basco, Batanes

Paul Quiambao, Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photo Competition runner up in the family holiday photo category, sent us this entry showing the vivid colors of Vatang

Batanes in Northern Philippines has a pastoral landscape and rocky cliffs many have likened to parts of Scotland. Archipelago photo competition runner-up Paul Quiambao shows off the vivid colors and textures of moss-covered Vatang cliff, Ivana town in Basco, Batanes, in…

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Sandugan Beach, Siquijor

This photo of Sandugan Beach in Siquijor was taken by Cyril Raysseguier, runner up in the beach category of Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photo Competition

Siquijor is home to gorgeous beaches and picturesque sunsets like this one shot at Sandugan Beach by Cyril Raysseguier, runner up in the beach category of Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photo Competition held in January 2016. Sandugan Beach is in Larena in the northernmost…

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Manila Bay

Rey Carinugan, winner of Archipelago Reader’s Travel Photo Competition’s family holiday category, captured this photo of a family with the glorious Manila Bay sunset in the backdrop

Sometimes, even if in blur or silhouette, all it takes are the right moment and the right time to capture a photograph that says it all, like this one of a family at Manila Bay, photographed by Rey Carinugan. Manila…

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Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

Hannah Cepe's self-portrait at Nagsasa Cove, Zambales rekindles childhood dreams of camping outdoors under a blanket of stars

Hannah Cepe's self portrait at Nagsasa Cove, Zambales won Archipelago's January 2016 photo competition in the adventure category. The cove is probably on every newbie backpackers’ list. It's easy enough to get to from Manila, budget-friendly, and pretty much underdeveloped. There's an area for camping, lots to…

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Malcapuya Island, Coron, Palawan

Archipelago Readers' Travel Photo Competition winner in the beach category, William Clemente sent this photo of Malcapuya Island in Palawan and won our hearts

  Nothing like a hammock, sun, sea, and palm trees say tropical holiday. This winning photo was taken by William Clemente at Malcapuya Island, Coron, Palawan, regarded by locals as the ultimate virgin island beach with sand that rivals that…

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