Itching to travel? I feel you. Many of us want to explore new seas and go to different kinds of adventure but due to an unexpected situation, our travel is only but a throwback.
Right now, since all we can do is reminisce, and there aren’t really many things to do since you and I are stuck. Why don’t you plan your next trip? To continue your, “naudlot na drawing” with your friends.
I know there are many places to choose from. And, it is really hard to decide which is the best place for you. But now, I put together some of the best places that will help you find your safe haven with this TOP PLACES WORTH TO VISIT IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Palawan is around 270 miles long and just 25 across at its widest point, with limestone cliffs extending directly from the ocean, the seascape is dramatic and striking. It is one of the Philippines pride and proud island.
A paradise, heaven or whatever you call it. It’s a treasure cove for exotic wildlife, world heritage sites and quaint fishing villages. Palawan has been voted the best island in the world in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020.
It’s not the easiest to reach, but it’s definitely worth it when you get there.
Find out more activities and things to do at Palawan Tour.
Bohol is a 1st class provincial island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. It is famous for its Chocolate Hills and tarsiers, which may be the world’s smallest primate.
It offers a lot of adrenaline-packed activities for adventure lovers like you and me, with the white sand beaches, world-class dive sites, and other activities, you will never ran out of choices to pick. For sunset lovers, enjoy and relax at the atmosphere of Panglao Island. It is one of priced treasure which it gives Bohol a unique charm.
Bohol is composed of one main island and 75 minor surrounding smaller islands, so it can be quite overwhelming to decide where to start.
Find out more activities and things to do at Bohol Tour.
Also known as, “Queen City of the South”. It is the very 1st Capital City of the Philippines. It is the “2nd City” of the Philippines after Manila. Cebu is a 1st class highly urbanized city of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region.
When it comes to tourist spots in the Philippines, nothing is as diverse as Cebu. It is a home to a variety of cultural, historical and religious sites. Why is that? It is because Cebu is the country’s oldest city. It was the very first place of spanish settlement and considered the birthplace of Christianity in the Far East.
A great place that nestles spectacular marine life perfect for diving. Divers from different places travel to Cebu just for the diving hotspots like Malapascua to swim with thresher sharks and Oslob with whale sharks.
There are plenty to go around and places to visit in Cebu. One thing you shouldn’t miss while visiting Cebu is the known “Sinulog Festival” held every year in January making it a must add in your itinerary.
To help you plan for your trip, find out more activities and things to do at Cebu Tour.
4. Siargao Island
Siargao is a tear drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 196 kilometers southeast of Tacloban in the province of Surigao del Norte.
It is known as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. For surfers, Cloud 9 is one of the surfing spots in Siargao which is why this laidback island came into the radar of international travelers. For non-surfers, it can also be a good destination for a much needed island getaway.
The island also boasts delicious local and international cuisine for every discerning palate. There are plenty places and things to go around the island. So, planning one for your trip might be overwhelming.
Find out more activities and things to do at Siargao Tour.
It is known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, owing to its cool climate which also makes it conducive for the growth of mossy plants, orchids and pine trees, to which it attributes its other name as the “City of Pines”.
When it comes to tourism, the city is one of the country’s top tourist destinations. During the year end holidays and summer, tourists from all over the country flock to the city to experience cold temperatures they rarely have in their home provinces.
There are more than 80 hotels and inns available, as well as numerous transient houses set up by the locals to accommodate thousands of tourists every year end and summer.
Find out more activities and things to do at Baguio Tour.
Boracay is a small island in the Philippines, 7 km long and 1 km wide, located in the Western Visayas. It is famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation apart from its white sand.
In April 2018, the Philippine Government ordered a 6 month closure of the island for tourists to undertake major renovation works. This rehabilitation period, was used to restore the island to its former glory. It re-opened in October 2018, with a set of new rules meant to address a variety of issues and limited its number of daily visitors.
Please see Department of Tourism for more rules and regulations: http://www.tourism.gov.ph/
There are plenty of activities available on or near Boracay include scuba diving, windsurfing, cliff diving, and parasailing. The centre of the attraction is the dreamy 4km White Sand Beach, lined from one end to the other with hotels, restaurants, bars and dive shops several blocks deep.
Find out more activities and things to do at Boracay Tour.
7. Davao City
Davao is a 1st class highly urbanized city in the island of Mindanao, and one of the safest place in the Philippines. It is also one of the Philippines’ largest islands, and home to Mt. Apo, one of the highest mountains in the archipelago and a popular climbing destination. If you’re an experienced hiker, this one will prove to be a memorable hiking trip for you.
Davao is home to the Philippine Eagle. Also known as the Monkey-Eating Eagle, the Philippine Eagle is an endangered species endemic to the country. It is also famous for its fruits such as rambutan, lanzones, and durian that are must tries.
A trip here will treat you to a fun escapade to beaches, waterfalls, and food adventures. While there are many things to choose from, find out more activities and things to do at Davao City Tour.
8. Iligan City
Iligan is known as the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” because of the numerous waterfalls located within its area. The most well known is the Maria Cristina Falls. It is also the primary source of electric power of the city,
Aside from Maria Cristina Falls, one of the city’s main attraction is Tinago Falls, located at Barangay Ditucalan, Iligan City. The 73 m high waterfalls is accessed by trekking down a series of winding staircase with 300 steps. The magazine Travel + Leisure named it as one of the “25 most awe-inspiring to see before you die.”
While the city is popularly known as the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” because of its 24 waterfalls located throughout the city, there are also other places you could visit.
Find out more activities and things to do at Iligan City Tour.
9. Vigan City
Vigan is one of the few Spanish colonial towns left in the Philippines whose old structures have mostly remained intact. Also, formerly known as “Ciudad Fernandina De Vigan”. Now, Vigan City is one of the New7Wonders Cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Spanish architecture that is still abundant in the area, mainly the Bahay na Bato houses and an Earthquake Baroque Church. Popular sites that still exists even now include Calle Crisologo, Syquia Mansion Museum, Padre Burgos House, and the National Museum of the Philippines.
Find out more activities and things to do at Vigan Tour
10. Camiguin IslanD
Camiguin is a peaceful island and the second smallest province in the country. It is famous to its sweet lanzones to where they dedicate and held Lazones Festival every year.
There are also many places to visit like springs, falls, beaches, snorkeling and the list goes on. The province also boasts three National Cultural Treasures, namely, the Old Bonbon Church ruins, the Sunken Cemetery of Catarman, and the Spanish-era watchtower which it is perfect for people who enjoys the sight of mystery and history.
For divers and snorkelers, Mantigue islet is the best area to dive and snorkel. It is a great island for relaxation with great vibe for tourists like you and me. A perfect place for getaway and free from city stress and hassle.
Find out more activities and things to do at Camiguin Tour.