The Philippines are a collection of approximately 7,000 islands located in the Western Pacific.
It’s the perfect beach destination for sunbathers, divers, and explorers.
Among other things, the nation has a plethora of waterfalls, lagoons, caverns, and beaches.
Continue reading for a list of must-see attractions in the Philippines.
1. Lake Kayangan, with its breathtakingly pure green water, is one of Coron Island’s most popular attractions. After the ten-minute trek, you’ll most likely be unable to resist a swim in the bay, which is surrounded by mountains and vegetation.
2. The Mayon volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is the Philippines’ most active volcano and is located on Luzon Island above the Albay Gulf. Mount Mayon’s exquisite symmetry gives it a stunning and captivating sight.
3. The tower of the Cagsawa Church, an 18th-century Franciscan church, is the only ruin of the church that remains, and it sits against the backdrop of the Moyan volcano. It has been said that the church was destroyed when the volcano erupted in 1814, however this has since been disputed.
4. The less than 1,500 inhabitants of the village of Batad live nestled among the rich green Ifugao rice terraces. There are no roads that lead into the village, but the trek is worth it because the views from the rice terraces’ narrow trails are nothing like you’ve ever seen before.
5. Boracay boasts White Beach and Yapak Beach, two of the best and most visited vacation spots in the Philippines. But if you’re looking for a more secluded getaway, Boracay offers plenty of those as well — think bright soft sand bordered by turquoise waters.
6. The majestic Tumalog Falls are a must see in the town of Oslob on the island of Cebu. It’s nature at its best: clear water cascading over levels of moss-covered rock surrounded by a quiet forest.
7. The Sumaguing Cave is not far from the town of Sagada on the island of Luzon and is home to many unique rock formations that make for good exploring.
8. A marine and bird sanctuary on the Sulu Sea, Tubbataha Reef offers divers the chance to see some spectacular underwater creatures. There are two large coral atolls as well as a smaller reef.
9. An easy day trip from Boracay, Ariel’s Point is reached by boat and offers cliff jumping for more adventurous travelers, as well as snorkeling and kayaking.
10. Busuanga Island is the biggest of the Calamian group of islands, which is part of the Philippine province of Palawan. Some of the residences on the island have stunning views like these.
11. Tarsiers are tiny monkeys with extraordinarily big eyes – each eye is the size and weight of the animal’s brain. They may be found across Southeast Asia, but this one was captured on the island of Cebu.
12. El Nido is a tiny town on the coast of the island of Palawan. Its amazing beaches are found among limestone and marble cliffs and peaceful lagoons.
13. The city of Manila is the capital of the Philippines. The city sits on the bay on the island of Luzon.
14. Malate Church, constructed in the baroque style and one of the Philippines’ oldest churches, is a great example of some of Manila’s Spanish architecture.
Every year in Manila, the colorful Aliwan Festival takes place. Groups from many ethnic festivals come together to compete in a dance parade, beauty pageant, and float competition.
The Chocolate Hills are an irregularly formed geological feature found in the Philippines’ Bohol province. There are at least 1,300 of them, but any further knowledge about their origin is a mystery.