Movies can sometimes create unrealistic expectations of romance. They end happily, more often than not, which isn't always the case in real life. But along that journey to that cheesy, all-smiles-and-kisses-and-hugs finale, we oftentimes get treated to some really romantic visits such as the ones we've listed below.
Here are some local spots featured in movies that will truly ignite the romantic in you.
One of the highlights of the Coco Martin-Toni Gonzaga movie, You're My Boss, is the captivating beauty of Batanes. The movie was, in itself, a tour of some of the must-visit spots on the island: the sari-sari store popularly known as the Honesty Shop, the breathtaking scenery at Sabtang Island, the lovely Tukon Church, and the stone houses located in Chavayan Vilaage. Mesmerizing. A getaway that every couple must take in their lifetime.
Kamana Sanctuary in Subic
Gabby Concepcion and Cristine Reyes turned up the heat in the 2013 rom-com When The Love Is Gone. They got steamy in Kamana Sanctuary in Subic, a resort located in Nabasan Beach, a spot known for offering a level of tranquility and seclusion that's rare to come by these days in Subic.
If you and the bae are looking for an adventure, head to Mt. Pinatubo in Zambales like KathNiel did in their 2015 outfit Crazy Beautiful You. You can trek, you can take in the breathtaking views, and you can also have an awesome 4X4 ride trailing the high slope sands.
"Where do broken hearts go?" asked Angelica Panganiban in the hit movie That Thing Called Tadhana. The answer is Sagada, in case you haven't seen it. But you don't have to be heartbroken to have a reason to come here. Sagada's Kiltepan Viewpoint is so heartbreakingly beautiful that you'd truly want your significant other to see it for himself. He'll love you for it.
Pro-tip: Go early in the morning to experience an astonishing sunrise.
Poro Point, La Union
The affair movie No Other Woman starring Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes took our breath away with the scenery at Thunderbird Resort, Poro Point. It's not as busy as the surf spots in the area, thus making for a romantic beach weekend for you and your significant other.
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