ICYDK, the Department of Tourism has a curated playlist for every trip

The Department of Tourism has playlists for the Philippines’ popular destinations. Screenshot: Spotify
The Department of Tourism has playlists for the Philippines’ popular destinations. Screenshot: Spotify

With travel restrictions opening up, people are quickly making plans to various spots in the Philippines — and the Department of Tourism (DOT) wants to psych travelers up even further with their curated playlists.

In case you didn’t know, the DOT has launched a series of digital experiences over the pandemic that seek to amplify tourists’ desires to get out and see the sights — from virtual tours and culinary teasers to ASMR videos of local sights.

READ: Can’t travel? Listen to the sounds of Philippine sights with DOT’s ASMR travel videos

The tourism bureau has a playlist for each adventure imaginable, each compilation as diverse as their destinations. The tunes are a combination of different moods and genres, featuring homegrown artists and talents of Filipino descent alike.

Check out a few of their playlists below and feel free to save them for your next adventure.

Balikbayan Jukebox features songs from international artists of Filipino descent making waves globally.

Boracay Beach Vibes has summer-ready tunes and mellow beats that reflect the island’s rebirth from party central to a pristine paradise.

The groovy and soulful tracks across various decades and artists capture Manila’s vibrant and eclectic spirit at night that you can almost see the glare of traffic lights.

Island vibes abound with the reggae, ska, and funk-laced beats in Palawan Deep Dive.

Meanwhile, Cordillera Calm features sensitive stringed melodies by well-known and indie artists in the OPM (Original Pilipino Music) circuit.

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