Philippine is a destination that is easy to visit multiple times. Imagine this: you’ve landed in a country of over 7,000 islands with pristine beaches, gorgeous mountains, and nice, friendly people. You can see now why most visitors love to come back to this beautiful country, to enjoy the experience all over again.
The Philippines is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, so it’s not surprising that this country has some of the best beaches in Asia, and offers beautiful experiences you’ll ever have. Plus, the scuba diving opportunities in the Philippine are outstanding.
Philippine is divided into three main island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, representing different regions in the country. However, the most difficult decision you make as a traveler is figuring out which island to visit first. That’s why you can plan your trip there with our list of the best places to visit in the Philippines.
One of the unique experiences you can have in the Philippines is in the northern tribal region in Sagada. Nestled in the rugged and remote Cordillera Mountains are tribes that embrace the occasional visitor.
This area is like a paradise for outdoor and nature lovers. The steep mountains and high elevation enhance the thrill and skill level required for outdoor adventure.
When you’re there, visit the hanging coffins in Echo Valley. Locals believe that the dead should be placed in steep crevices so they can begin their journey into the afterlife and be closer to the gods. Also, go caving in Sumaguing cave and be stunned by its rocks formations and chest-high waters.
The mud-walled rice terraces in Banaue are reason enough to take the bus trip from Manila to this beautiful and unique town. The agricultural engineering system represented here was built 2000 years ago and passed on from generation to generation.
The most impressive and stunning view of the terraces is at sunrise when clouds and fog lift off the mountain to reveal the intricate landscape of the terraces.
The Batad Rice Terraces and the Bangaan Rice Terraces are protected UNESCO World Heritage sites. If you want to get a deeper taste of this region, take a stroll through the Banaue Ethnic Village or the Hiwang Village to mingle and make friends with the indigenous people who farm the rice terraces.
Snake Island / El Nido
Snake Island is one of the most unique spots and busiest destinations in El Nido, as it connects the mainland to an island at low tide while at low tide it is a sandbar two feet underwater.
El Nido is a travelers paradise with charming bars, restaurants, and island hopping opportunities to explore the lagoons, cave, and isolated beaches. With so many activities to do, you will not feel bored at all.
Go diving, or visit one of the regions many iconic landmarks including secret lagoon, commando beach or snack island. Rent a kayak from the town and head to the hidden beaches only a short row away. Or you can climb Taraw Cliff with a guide.
Coron is one of the top diving destinations in not only the Philippines but in the world, this cute island is a paradise, with electric blue and green water that almost seems unreal.
Coron island sits on the tip of the Palawan island region, the western-most section of islands in the Philippines. The island has some of the bluest water in the world with rock formations that pierce the surface and penetrate the skies. Also, it’s popular for diving because of the numerous wrecks here.
There are a lot of activities visitors can do, such as diving, or take a boat tour around the most popular spots of Coron including Kayagna Lake, Skeleton Wreck and the Twin Lagoons.
Bohol – Chocolate Hills
The Chocolate Hills of Bohol are one of the most iconic locations and nature phenomenons in the Philippines. This UNESCO-protected site is a collection of 1,200 geological formations that turn brown in the dry season, resembling a landscape of Chocolate candy kisses.
Bohol is home to a family-owned sanctuary for the tiny Tarsier primate, known for its large engaging eyes. There are a lot of things to do and see here. For only a small fee you can take an intimate walk through the grounds and stand inches away from the small nocturnal mammal. Or trek the Chocolate hills, located 2km North of Tagbilaran city center by tricycle.
There is a reason that Boracay island is considered the beach capital of the Philippines, not just because it contains more than 12 beaches on the iland, but because it was once voted “The Best Beach In The World”.
This tiny island in the west Visayas region is perfect for beach lovers and for those who simply enjoy relaxing in the sun or enjoying water activities and searching for white powder sands and a slice of the good life. The island is 4km of white sand and beautiful beaches.
Arriving at Caticlan jetty, visitors to Boracay can get on a boat that ferries passengers from 5 am and 9 am to the island. The food here is just amazing, breakfast on the beach, water sports across the ocean, cliff jumping, I mean this is a haven on earth.
The island of Cebu is the central Visayas region, and it’s considered the port to some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Philippines and in the world. If you are a big fan of underwater, Cebu is one of your best options, that will get you up-close to whale sharks, coral reefs, and sea turtles.
There are a lot to see in Cebu. some of the spectacular scenery from the water near Cebu are the sea caves that attract lots of photographers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for unique diving and snorkeling sites.
The Sudlon National Park is only one hour from Cebu city, with some breathtaking views and great to explore and hike. But the main thing that attracts most of the visitors is to dive and see all kinds of underwater creatures.
Now regarded as one of the best sports in the Philippines to catch waves and ger your surfing fix. Siargao island is known as the surfing capital in the Philippines but you don’t have to be a suture to visit.
Siargao Island is a myriad of adventures including island hopping to “Naked Island”, rock polling, caving in Tayangban, and beaches housing sunset piers and Karaoke bars. There is literally so much to do and explore to keep you busy for a week or two.
For those who looking for the best surfing spots, Cloud 9, Quicksilver, Rock Island, Daku Reef, and G1, will give them the experience of their life.
With stretches of sand as far as the eye can see, Romblon Island is insanely beautiful. You won’t find malls here, only peace and quiet, beautiful waterfalls and rivers, beaches and jungles to explore, is like this place made just to keep people relaxed.
Romblon Province Consists of three major islands – Sibuyan, Romblon, and Tablas. The Large Sibuyan has Mt Guiting-Guiting for clime lovers to Claim, Tablas has some nice beaches resorts, and the island of Romblon is the hidden pearl, with a sleepy tropical-port charm, some good food and a couple of dive centers.
There is a lot of fun stuff to do around here, you can Get lost on the sandbars of Bonbon beaches. Libtong falls which located on Romblon Island offers an off the beaten path adventure with a local guide of cource.
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