We’ve noticed that the farther a place is, the better destination it appears to be. Perhaps the enormous distance prevents it from being spoiled. So, if you travel to the northern tip of the Philippines, you’ll find the island of Calayan. One of the jump-off points to Calayan Island is the town of Aparri which, as you may have heard from the old theme song of the longest-running noontime show in the Philippines, was insinuated as the northern tip. Aparri is part of the Cagayan, which, of course, is not the northernmost province. It’s Batanes, with Itbayat as the northernmost island. Calayan Island is between Batanes and Aparri. We are throwing around all these places in order to provide a good idea how far Calayan Island is. Whether you’ve arrived at the jump-off point by plane or through land, you still have a good 5-hour boatride to suffer. And why would you forego the usual comforts and go through all that? Well, you’ll experience the wonder of the Sibang Cove in Calayan Island. Take a look at Sibang Cove, with this photo courtesy of Tara Gala! (check her Instagram acount, @akrosdaphilippines, for more photos). Click the photo to enlarge.
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