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Friday, February 22, 2019
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Algarme: A lovely romantic getaway

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THE love month has arrived and couples take this special time to rekindle their romance. They go out on dates or treat each other with gifts. But love is something that can be celebrated all year round. A great way to express your sentiments to your partner is to get on a romantic getaway, far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, where you can spend some time together enjoying each other’s company.

A garden in the city

Flowers play a beautiful role in any courtship. If you want to be in the midst of vibrant flowers, there are a few options where you can bring your lady love. Surround her with blooms that will remind her of her beauty. Farms and gardens are great venues to delight your partner where she can feast her eyes on such loveliness. You can even opt for organic gardens to sate your tummies with healthy food. May’s Organic Garden, the Oisca sunflower farm and Bucalan-Caci sunflower farm are just some of the places that you can choose from that are a few minutes or hours from Bacolod.

Sunset by the beach

Negros Occidental is a province where you can find hidden gems and beautiful beach front. Whether you head up north or drive down south, you will find sandy beaches with a great view of the sea and the setting sun. If you want somewhere close by, you can enjoy the serenity and a dip in the pool as the sun disappears in the horizon at Palmas del Mar. There are also plenty of resorts in Punta Taytay.

But if you want to go far from the city and in a remote area where you can have the beach all to yourself, one of the great resorts to spend a night or more is Punta Bulata in Cauayan. You can even take a day trip to marine sanctuary Danjugan Island.

Mountain embrace

For those who prefer the uplands and the chilly air, you can head over to Murcia or Don Salvador Benedicto where there are some mountain resorts and restaurants available. Not too far from Bacolod is the Hilltop Resto and Bar in Murcia which provides a breathtaking view of the mountains. If you want to relax and rejuvenate with your loved one, you can spend the night in Mambukal Resort, dip in the hot springs or have a spa treatment with the sound of the water gushing at the background. Another option is a healthy and quiet weekend at Rapha Valley where you get to enjoy their delicious organic food and wonderful scenery.

A change of environment where you and your partner can make memories together is a great gift to your loved one. Most of all, it’s something you can do even when there’s no occasion. It’s a wonderful surprise to make that person feel special.

All photos are by this author unless otherwise stated. Claire Marie Algarme blogs at http://firsttimetravels.com. Follow her as @firsttimetravel on Twitter and @firsttimetravelsblog on Instagram and like her Facebook page First-time Travels blog.


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