Over the past five years, more and more people find themselves journeying to the mystical Mt. Malasimbo to catch the two-weekend party called the Malasimbo Festival. For the adventurous music and arts fanatic, it’s an excuse to let loose and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. As for those who are quick to dismiss anything that has to do with having contact with nature, the #FOMO isn’t so real. But what if we told you that there’s more to it than just “hipster” beats and trippy art? (Admit it, you were so thinking it.)
We list down a few reasons why you should book that trip, stat!
1. The venue is just breathtaking.
Pause for a minute and take a look at the photo above. Just imagine taking all of that in and snapping shots of the majestic landscape which will be lit with bright colors when the sun goes down. Insta-IG followers and likes? Count on it. And did we mention that it also provides a stunning view that overlooks the Puerto Galera bay?
2. The music isn’t as trippy as you might think.
Truth be told, the line-up of acts set to take the stage for the two-weekend event is actually pretty diverse. Taking over the first weekend, you have London-based Grammy winning jazz artist Jacob Collier, Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble Brigada, house music DJs Badkiss, Mark Zero, Kristian Hernandez, and Miro, and beatmeister C R W N for those looking for smooth futuristic hiphop tracks.
3. You can always hit the nearby beach.
Okay, so let’s say music just really isn’t your thing. Perhaps catching some Zs and soaking up the sun might be of your interest. Talipanan beach isn’t too far away which makes it the perfect go-to spot for a day of rest and relaxation.
4. If you’re feeling really adventurous, hike up the mountain!
From the jump off point at Talipanan beach, a trek up to the summit of Mt. Malasimbo will take you four to five hours. Think you’re up for it? Take a day off from the festival and book your trek here.
5. Come for the experience and meet new people.
A change of scenery is always good.
Convinced? Book a trip now and head to Malasimbo.com for more info.
See you there!