Riched with more than seven thousand islands, the Philippines is one of the world’s most diverse ocean waters and also one of the top leisure destinations in Asia. A true island paradise with almost endless amounts of beaches, palm trees, caves, secluded places and with so many different kinds of food to try with flavors vary greatly!
As your local travel guide in the Philippines, here are some of the best and most remarkable places to visit in the Philippines. Even though stepping foot on all the county’s 7,105 islands in one year is nearly an impossible feat, this list of places to visit and must do in the Philippines will at least give you some inspiration and a good start to your adventure this year.
Maniwaya Island, Marinduque
Considered to be one of those hidden gems in the Philippines because of its raw natural resources. Be amazed with the tranquility and natural beauty of Maniwaya Island located in the northernmost part of the Marinduque.
Bacolod is one of the most progressive cities in the southern Philippines, and its cuisine reflects the blend between modernity and as well as tradition. Home to the famous and the most flavorful chicken inasal.
Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan
This paradise boasts its breath-taking and untouched white beaches, including CNN’s 2013 10 best beach in the world. Definitely one of the best islands in the Philippines worth visiting.
Apo Reef, Mindoro
In the western waters of Occidental Mindoro lies a coral reef system so spectacular it could blow your mind. Apo Reef, being the second largest contiguous coral reef system in the world.
Mt. Apo, Davao
One of the must-see and experience for every adventure tourist or backpacker who visits the country. The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mt. Apo, towering over Southern Mindanao, covering the provinces of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato
Queen Tuna Park, General Santos
Formerly known as Lion’s Beach. This place is a favorite destination for many locals. the whole environment is good to be photographed and if you want to explore it, you can just have a walk around and feel the cool breeze coming from the Celebes Sea.
Huma Island, Palawan
This one-of-a-kind Maldivian-like resort beckons weary people who are seeking for a tropical escapade and a personalized zen-like experience of exploration and discovery.
Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
The crown jewel of Leyte, is a supremely beautiful sand bar that is fast becoming one of most sought-after places to visit in the Philippines. In fact, it’s becoming so gorgeous that countless of international cruise ships would make a stopover on this long, immaculate white sandbar.
Dubbed as the “Maldives of the Philippines” with crystal clear waters and a stretch of powdery white sands, this sandbar will definitely make you feel that you are standing in one of the top beach destinations in the world.