As movement restrictions ease up nationwide, there is another tourist destination that opened its doors to visitors. From now on, you can now visit the town of Sampaloc, Quezon for as long as you have your necessary documents and requirements, of course.
The town opens its borders to outsiders in a bid to boost the local economy through tourism. But before you head out there, mayor Angelo “Gelo” Devanadera urges those who plan to visit to call 042-785-7639 to coordinate with local authorities. You may also fire a message straight at the Sampaloc tourism page on Facebook.
So, what are some of the hot spots in Sampaloc? With its lush landscapes and green areas, it should please those wanting an outdoor experience and get closer to nature. There's the Malaoag Underground River, Pugto-Pugto Canyon, Asedillo Falls, just to name a few.
Sampaloc is bordered by Cavinti and Luisiana Laguna in the west, while it is bordered by Mauban and Lucban in the east and south. The town is surrounded by the Sierra Madre mountain range and is known for having cool temperatures similar to Tagaytay.
To ensure safe and hassle-free passage into the town it's best to bring a travel pass and medical certificate to avoid any inconveniences. You wouldn't want to be asked to turn around once you're there since it's a three-hour drive from Metro Manila.
Tourism is a big business in the Philippines. According to the Department of Tourism, this industry contributes to 13 percent of the country's economy. It's one of the reasons why the government is promoting various travel destinations. It's not just to help local economies, it's for the nation as well.