Home to more than 7000 islands, the Philippines is a wonderful country situated in the western Pacific Ocean of Southeast Asia. It is the only country in the region that isn’t connected to its neighbors through land borders or road links. But that simply doesn’t mean you don’t have any means to travel here, flying is always an option and a trip to this country is truly a spectacular experience. The country is divided into three main geographical divisions- Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. These island groups represent three very different regions of the country, which differ from each other in terms of landscapes, customs, language, characteristics, and much more. The nation boasts of friendly locals, indigenous tribes, pristine beaches, dramatic mountains, natural wonders, historical sites, and many once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It is a place that is filled with every kind of possibility, which makes it an ideal destination for all kinds of travelers.
No matter your interests, you will always find something that intrigues you, and to help you with your expedition to this beautiful country, we have put together a list of some of the most fascinating places in the Philippines that will make your trip unforgettable.
Besides being the capital of the Philippines, Manila is also one of the tourist’s favorite spots for a lot of reasons. It is a hub of non-stop activities, where the streets are buzzing with crowds including both locals and tourists. It is a one-stop destination for all sorts of activities such as partying, exploring historical sites, entertainment, getting acquainted with their culture, and much more. Make sure to take a ride on one of the colorful jeeps in manila to explore the city, which is their main form of public transportation. This will give you an insight into a local’s life.
Cebu and Manila are two of the most popular destinations in the Philippines, which offer a very unique experience to all travelers. Cebu is not only the oldest city in the Philippines but it is also often called ‘the queen city of the south’. The city life is pretty interesting here, which includes lots of fun outdoor activities, fascinating sites, and easy access to transport. Apart from that, the island of Cebu is best known to offer a wonderful snorkeling and diving experience in the whole of the Philippines. The water is its beat feature, which also allows you to get up-close with sharks, coral reefs, sea turtles, and other aquatic lives.
Looking to soak yourself in the beauty of nature? Look no further than Banaue’s rice terraces, which is one of the most captivating things to see in the Philippines. These lush green mountainous terrains are used as a means for agriculture in this region. Banaue also takes pride in two of its UNESCO world heritage sites rice terraces- Batad rice terraces, Bangaan rice terraces. You can hike some parts of this area and the best time to see these terraces is during sunrise when then fog and cushiony clouds lift off the mountain to reveal this breathtaking sight.
The Philippines is home to more than 7000 islands and no trip to this country can be complete without visiting one of its many islands. Of all the islands, Boracay tops the list and rightly so, as it is home to more than 12 beaches, hence it’s known as the beach capital of the Philippines. For all those who want to enjoy some beach party or simply want to bask in the sun and enjoy the waves, Boracay Island is the place for you. The white sand beach is Boracay’s most popular beach, which features white powdery sand, several resorts, bars, restaurants, and a mall as well.
Bohol is arguably one of the tourist’s favorite spots in the Philippines for a variety of reasons. Bohol Island is well known for its beaches, churches, and natural beauty. And the best example of natural beauty or we should say natural wonder, is the chocolate hills, which is a UNESCO world heritage site that features a huge collection of geographical formations. These karst limestone-resulted chocolate hills are one of the best highlights of the Philippines, which turn brown in the dry season and give a very chocolaty appearance. Apart from that, Bohol Island is also home to tarsier primates, you can easily take a look at them by visiting a family-owned sanctuary for a small fee.This entry was posted in Travel