CNN Names Don Salvador Benedicto 4th Coolest Town in the Philippines

11 Coolest Towns in the Philippines

As in, literally cool. The Philippines isn’t just for bikinis – cold weather attire is sometimes required.

Framed by the equator and Tropic of Cancer, the Philippines is one sunshiney place.

Some locals cope with the heat by swarming the sugary beaches. Others turn air-conditioned malls into their second living room.

Then there are those who seek refuge in the upland barangays (villages), such as Bucari in Leon or Mantalongon in Dalaguete, where the elevation offsets the Philippines’ equatorial warmth.

In its provincial boondocks, the Philippines has the ultimate paradox: the cool tropical town.

Blissful temps, however, aren’t the only things that make these towns cool.

Here is a short list of the 11 coolest towns in the Philippines. To see the entire article on CNN, click here.

Don Salvador Benedicto, 45 minutes to 1 hour from Bacolod City

Don Salvador Benedicto, 45 minutes to 1 hour from Bacolod City

1. Baguio

2. Tagaytay

3. Sagada

4. Don Salvador Benedicto

5. Canlaon City

6. Davao City

7. Lantapan

8. Marawi

9. Banaue

10. Lake Sebu

11. Itbayat

Two towns named the coolest in the country are located in Negros Island. Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) has in recent years become a hot bed for property investment. Quaint cottages and large mansion-like homes have sprouted out of the beautiful cliff, valley and rolling terrain of DSB. It is now possible to invest in titled property in DSB, the “Little Baguio” in Negros.


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