The Philippines is fondly called the tropical island due to the presence of nearly 7100 island. It is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations owing to the number of the island that is so different and unique from each other hence, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
This country is perfect if you’re planning on a solo trip as the cities and islands are always bustling with friendly people and you will feel totally welcomed here. With so many islands and places to cover, it is a tedious job to finalize any place so as to help you out here are 10 best destinations to visit in the Philippines.
The northernmost province of Philippines is the Batanes which is famous for its dramatic landscapes, deep canyons, steep hills and rolling hills. Other than this scenic beauties, war memorials, old stone houses, beaches, and lighthouses are also some of the attractions of this place. Also if you’re a seafood lover, some of the best seafood can be found here.
The Batanes has a close-knit community that is very honest and friendly with zero crime rates making it safe and serene to travel to. Lodges and inns are available for good accommodation while air traveling is a good but costly option.
With just over 100 thousand people, this city might be small but is filled with students thus making it a cultural and educational focal point of the nation. The nightlife here is great with many bars and for daily activities, it boasts a variety of museum to enchant you. Also, the island of Cebu is nearby, thus giving more places to explore.
If you love nature and wildlife then the Island of Camiguin is perfect for you. This is a small volcanic island which is perfect if you are looking for solitude and peace. There are many adventurous activities to indulge in like hiking and diving. The white and black sand beaches are a popular tourist attraction too.
4. Davao city
This city is a mixture of natural and urban living that provides a safe and friendly harbor for any traveler. The many attraction of Davao includes Museo Dabawenyo, Shrine of the Holy Infant of Jesus, Philippine Eagle Center, and Crocodile Park.
Also, the city is enclosed by an island where you can relax and climb the highest mountain of Philippines- Mount Apo. Cheap accommodation and restaurants are available here.
5. Puerto Princesa, Palawan
The Puerto Princesa in Palawan is home to Underground River which is amongst the Seven Wonders of the World. The world heritage site is 8.2 km long and is the longest navigable underground river. There is an option to take a tour of the Subterranean River while doing so make sure you watch out for bats and stalactites.
6. Bantayan Island
This island is beautiful for exploring, and reconnecting with Mother Earth. It’s a sprawling island not overdeveloped thus tropical trees can be enjoyed in their natural form. You can go cliff diving here, explore the jungles with a motorbike and visit the old church, or swim in Octing River. There are many islands that are close by to Bantayan like Isla Doong for exploring more tourist attractions.
It’s at the end of the northeastern tip of Cebu, ferries can help you reach there, it’s not easy to come here but totally satisfying.
The best and premier surfing spot of Asia is here on Siargao island. Since the construction of the new airport, it has opened its door for tourist from across the world. 800 km away from Manilla, it can easily reach and other than surfing activities the beauty of Taktak falls and Magpupungko Rock Pools are also some of the attractions. Cloud 9 is the best surf break.
The capital of Philippines is a huge city and can be a bit too much to wander alone. But the nightlife here is great and the city has many spots for entertainment and indulging in other adventurous activities.
9. Coron, Palawan
Coron is a must visit place if you are into history. Here you can explore the shipwrecks of Japanese ship from World War 2. It has a jungle enriched Lake Barracuda and Siete Picado’s reef that exhibits a variety of marine life. Snorkeling is a popular activity here.
The best beaches in the whole world can be found here. Other than beaches, the nightlife here is amazing too. There is a total of 12 beaches and some of them are white beaches. There are many water sports to keep the adrenaline running.
So friends, these are some places that are full of adventure and fun activities to remind of the true essence of your life. Are you ready to start?