16+ stunning photos of the Philippines that will entice you to visit

The Philippines are a group of over 7,000 islands in the Western Pacific.

It’s the ultimate paradise for beach bums, divers, and adventurers.

The country offers a vast array of waterfalls, lagoons, caves, and beaches, among other attractions.

Keep scrolling for some of the Philippine’s must sees.

Ariel's Point is an easy day trip from Boracay
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1. Lake Kayangan, with its stunningly clear green water, is one of Coron Island’s most popular attractions. After the ten-minute climb, you’ll most likely be unable to resist a swim in the cove, which is surrounded by mountains and greenery.

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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 perfect symmetry makes it a stunning and captivating sight.

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3. The tower of the Cagsawa Church, an 18th-century Franciscan church, is the only surviving ruin, and it stands against the backdrop of the Moyan volcano. The church was said to have been destroyed when the volcano erupted in 1814, but this has since been refuted.

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4. The village of Batad, with a population of less than 1,500 people, is nestled among the lush green rice terraces of Ifugao. There are no roads leading into the village, but the journey is worthwhile because the views from the rice terraces’ narrow trails are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

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5. Boracay is home to two of the best and most popular vacation spots in the Philippines: White Beach and Yapak Beach. However, if you prefer a more private getaway, Boracay has plenty of those as well, with bright soft sand bordered by turquoise waters.

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6. The magnificent Tumalog Falls, located in the town of Oslob on the island of Cebu, are a must-see. It’s nature at its best: clear water cascading over moss-covered rock levels, surrounded by a peaceful forest.

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7. The Sumaguing Cave, located near the town of Sagada on the island of Luzon, contains many unique rock formations that are worth exploring.

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8. Tubbataha Reef, a marine and bird sanctuary on the Sulu Sea, provides divers with the opportunity to see some spectacular underwater creatures. There are two large coral atolls and one small reef.

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9. Ariel’s Point is an easy day trip from Boracay and offers cliff jumping for more adventurous travelers, as well as snorkeling and kayaking.

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10. Busuanga Island is the largest of the Calamian group of islands, which is part of the Philippine province of Palawan. Some of the homes on the island have stunning views like this.

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11. Tarsiers are small primates with unusually large eyes — each eye is the size and weight of the animal’s brain. They can be found throughout Southeast Asia, but this one was captured on the island of Cebu.

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El Nido is a small town on the island of Palawan’s coast. Its beautiful beaches are nestled among limestone and marble cliffs and tranquil lagoons.

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13. The capital of the Philippines is the city of Manila. On the island of Luzon, the city is located on a bay.

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14. Malate Church, built in the baroque style and one of the Philippines’ oldest churches, is a perfect example of some of Manila’s Spanish architecture.

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Every year in Manila, the colorful Aliwan Festival takes place. Groups from various cultural festivals come together to compete in a dance parade, beauty pageant, and float competition.

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The Chocolate Hills are an oddly shaped geological formation found in the Philippines’ Bohol province. There are at least 1,300 of them, but any other information about their formation is a mystery.

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