An archipelago composed of 7, 107 islands, the Philippines boasts unique tourist destinations which includes the rice terraces of Ifugao, diving sites of Palawan and the lush forests of Bohol and many more. Philippines is indeed a country rich with natural wonders and attractions. The Pearl of the Orient’s beauty is bound to captivate you.
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the fulfillment of any diver’s goals: crystal clear waters, lots of currents, and abundant marine life. The park offers divers more than a dozen dive sites to explore, where beautiful, healthy corals and pelagics like manta rays, whale sharks, and tuna thrive can be spotted.
Also known as Mt. Mayon, Mayon Volcano is an active volcano located in the province of Albay. It is renowned for having an almost “perfect cone” because of its almost symmetric conical shape. Mt. Mayon has been the country’s answer to Japan’s Mt. Fuji, featuring breath-taking scenery that attracts tourists across the globe.
Banaue Rice Terraces
stand as a living testament to the ingenuity, culture, and tradition of the people who lived in the Cordillera mountain range and carved these “stairways to heaven” 2,000 years ago. A National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines considered to be the 8th Natural Wonder of the World by many Filipinos.
Bohol is rich with natural wonders that you will find to be amazing. The Chocolate Hills are comprised of more than 1,000 hills that peak out through the tops of the trees. Part of the year, these hills are covered in moss, though during the dry season, they lose their lush color and turn into brown, which looks like chocolates.
Kayangan Lake is one of the clearest and cleanest lakes that you can ever find in Asia. It is a beautiful volcanic lake that is situated between two mountains. The water is warm, so it is perfect for swimming. The water is very enticing, in fact, you can easily see all the way to the bottom.
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Also called Puerto Princesa Underground River is a protected area in the country which offers a spectacular limestone karst landscape and an underground river. The site represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation and offers a full ‘mountain-to-sea’ ecosystem.
Hundred Islands National Park
Composed of mainly of 124 islands which features powdery white-sand beaches and forested inland. The islands are popularly known for its scenic natural geological formations. This protected area is situated in Alaminos City, Pangasinan.