The Philippines is the home to a considerable number of islands. Consisting of more than 7000 islands, and depends whether its low tide or high tide. With this number, you will surely be surprised what’s in store in these islands and lots of PH Destinations! If you are the adventurous type and want to experience almost everything in one go, well the Philippines is the best place for you! If you wish to go swimming on a beach, hiking or trekking on a mountain, going to the falls, seeing some wild animals, name it and the Philippines can let you experience all of it.
Here are 5 Philippine destinations that will convince you to book a vacation and will surely look forward into:
Boracay is one of the most popular beaches in the Philippines, and it was even nominated to be one of the most beautiful beaches around the world! Why? Because of its four-kilometer-wide white sand beach with crystal clear waters. The government recently closed it for a major clean up, but now it’s open with a clean and sparkling new look! You’ll have the chance to do different water activities such as snorkeling, banana boat rides, parasailing, etc.
The beach is surrounded by different kinds of restaurants that will offer you different sorts of local and foreign dishes. And at night, it is well lit by fire dancers and cozy bars that are open till dawn so you can chill and enjoy the sea breeze.
El Nido, Palawan
The islands of Palawan is famous around the world because of Puerto Princes. As it gains, its popularity when it has become one of the eight wonders in the world. But do you know that aside from Puerto Princesa, a truly majestic place lies also in Palawan? Its El Nido, wherein you’ll have the experience to go island hopping and be able to see limestone rock formations, beautiful lagoons and prehistoric caves, snorkeling to see the diversity of its coral reefs and even better you can go diving and get to swim with manta rays, dolphins, whales sharks and even turtles! Almost everything your eye captures is surely Instagram worthy!
If you like to go surfing, well Siargao is the place for you! It is known as the surfing capital of the Philippines! It is also home to the beautiful green islands. It’s getting its attention because of its paradise vibes and chill vibes because of its locals. The place also welcomes tourists who desired to learn surfing because of its mild waves, and attracts extreme surfers because of its giant waves!
This place is for the ones that love to go on a hike. Mount Pulag is Luzon’s Highest summit with a height of almost 3000 meters above sea level. After a trek of 4-6 hours with pit stops, at the top, you will be mesmerized by a sea of clouds and will give you a fantastic view of the sunset. It is where the borders of the province of Benguet, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya meet, so you’ll be able to see this mountain up top! Just like the famous Mayon Volcano!
Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur
If your up for a road trip and see some old places, going to these two provinces will be fulfilling enough! On your way, you can drop by a grapes farm, until you reach Vigan, Ilocos Norte. It is full of heritage sites such as the Calle Crisologo which has cobblestone streets and building made of bricks. Next up is the Paoay church which is part of the history and the architecture is one of a kind. Make sure to go to the Paoay sand dunes where you can experience Dubai-like sand and go on an adventure.
One of the breathtaking sites by nature is the Kapurpurawan rock formations. You will be stunned on its limestone rocks with a chalky white color. Near this area are the Bangui windmills which power the province.
The Philippines will surely meet your expectation or even exceed it. Give it a try and have the best time of your life!