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The Philippines offers variety of camping options for post-Covid times

A campsite at Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan. [THE PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM]

A campsite at Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan. [THE PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM]

 
Since many have taken up camping amid the coronavirus pandemic as a way to travel and enjoy some outdoor leisure time at a safe social distance, the Philippine Department of Tourism is offering those new to the hobby, and also the pros, some options for when international travel returns to some form of normalcy. 
 
Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan is suggested for a rather glamorous camping experience. El Nido is one of the towns many visit for the secluded scenes of nature in the Philippines, despite the long travel time. 
 

In harmony with the exotic scenes, the Nacpan Beach campsite offers a variety of options to make camping as luxurious as you can imagine. 
 
Novice campers who don’t want too much trouble can simply head to one of the many local restaurants in town which run alongside the four-kilometer-long (2.5 miles) beach.
 
Roxas Campsite in Bohol offers a bit of a different ambiance from El Nido’s beach with more forests surrounding the area. It attracts more families and also features a pool where kids can play and mingle with fellow campers.
 
Fortune Island, Batangas. [THE PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM]

Fortune Island, Batangas. [THE PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM]

 
For a more activity-filled camping experience, head out to Fortune Island in Batangas. Greek-style pillars and other objects are set up on top of the cliff after a short hike up, providing an interesting backdrop. Scuba diving is also available. 
 
"The Philippine Department of Tourism will spare no effort and support to ensure the safety of tourists so they can enjoy safe and enjoyable camping in the hidden gems of the Philippines after the end of coronavirus,” an official with the department said.
 
BY LEE SUN-MIN   [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]
 

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