Philippines

Dazzling shorelines and colourful sights…Over a thousand islands await the traveller with hundreds of water sports, relaxing beaches, and immense culture.

 

Popular Destinations

Manila
A huge forest of sky-rise highs and lots of bustling, Manila is the perfect metropolis for city lovers. You can explore the key sights in and around Intramuros, the city’s only notable historical enclave, Manila Bay and Makati in a few days. Manila also prides itself on the quality of its restaurant scene, nightlife and the ability of its residents to whip up a good time. For many tourists, this will be their enduring memory of the place: fabulous food, funky bars and nightclubs in areas such as Malate and Makati. And don’t forget, Manila is still a great place to pick up bargains, from the latest goods cranked out by Chinese factories to intricate native handicrafts.

Luzon
From diving with whale sharks in crystalline waters to trekking surrounded by explosions of greenery, the south of the country offers travellers great beaches and the opportunity to mingle with nature and culture alike.

Boracay

Being the Philippines' top tourist draw and most famous beach took its toll on the island of Boracay. With glorious White Beach and the country's best island nightlife, it's easy to understand why Boracay is the Philippines' top tourist draw. Cleaner beaches with no more annoying obstructions, a wider main road, new sidewalks, better drainages, and more e-trikes. But perhaps the most significant change is one of attitude. Islanders have collectively developed a green streak, with everybody from resort owners to para (native sailboats) skippers buying into Boracay's newly forged identity as a model for sustainable tourism development. 

 

El Nido

El Nido, a small village north of Palawan, Philippines, is one of the most popular tourist destinations globally. Palawan Island is located in the southwestern part of the Philippines archipelago. It is one of the most famous islands for tourists and emigres because of its delightful climate (the island is sheltered from typhoons). Its lovely environment population is very welcoming, making its visitors safe.

White sandy beaches, coconut palms, sun, and idleness, are the essential ingredients for a successful holiday. When you come to Palawan, you can't go wrong!

 

Puerto Princesa

Visit the capital of Palawan, home of the UNESCO World Heritage site and famed Underground River. You'll be surprised to find out that Puerto Princesa has natural and cultural wonders to offer for different kinds of travelers as well. Plus, there are splendid beaches that line up its coast, too!

If you're glancing to indulge the thrill-seeker in you, it will be well worth your time to visit the Ugong Rock Adventure. Relish activities such as zip-lining, trekking, and spelunking amidst the beautiful Puerto Princesa backdrop. If you want to go camping and test out some necessary survival skills, you can camp at Inaladelan Island and look at the island's easy layout. Of course, you shouldn't skip the UNESCO World Heritage site Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or the Underground River. For the foodies out there, you aren't omitted. Puerto Princesa is also home to seafood restaurants for sumptuous feasts.

 

The best things to do in the Philippines

 

Dwell Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

If you are glimpsing to see something a little bit unique, then a trip to this National Park will leave you feeling that you have just seen something incredible. The area is protected and has an extraordinarily complex cave system. A river flows through the caves for 8.2km before flowing directly into the sea. The Puerto Princesa Underground River has been declared one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. You can go for a ride on a paddleboat which is an excellent way to see the river and learn about the rock formations and the thousands of bats that live there.

 

See The lakes At Coron Island.

Just a short trip from Coron Town is Coron Island, an island famous for its two lakes. To access the first lake, you need to be conditioned for a ten-minute climb up steep terrain that is sure to leave you a little out of breath. You will have arrived at Lake Kayangan, which has crystal transparent water lodged in the mountain walls. You can go swimming in the lake, and there is also a tiny wooden venue where you can leave your belongings. The second lake is Lake Barracuda; here, the water can reach temperatures of 38 degrees centigrade and can be seen by climbing over some jagged rocks that will take you straight into the water.

 

Relax Out For A Few Days In Boracay

The island of Boracay in the Philippines has become famous worldwide for its beautiful white beaches. The island is only 7km in length and at its narrowest, just 500m wide, but people flock here for the island's exceptional beauty. The main attraction is White Beach, a 4km stretch of white sand that restaurants, hotels, and diving shops surround. There is always a party on the island with fire shows and live music, giving revelers an evening of nonstop entertainment. Over the years, the island's development has continued, but there are still plenty of places to relax and enjoy yourself.

 

Glimpse The Beauty Of The Banaue Rice Terraces

Considerable people consider the Banaue Rice Terraces the "Eighth Wonder of the World," and it is easy to see why when you begin to look at their sheer majesty. The terraces are 2,000 years old, and they were carved into the mountains of Ifugao with very few tools. The decks are still used today by the residents who plant their vegetables and rice there, as the surrounding rainforests naturally irrigate them.

 

Devour Time At Historical Fort Santiago

Fort Santiago in Manila is a fort that the Spanish built as a defense fortress within the cities walls. The fort is incredibly popular with tourists and has a charming story. Jose Rizal was a Philippine national hero detained within the fort until his execution in 1896. While researching the defense, you can look at the bronze footprints embedded into the ground to mark the prisoners' final steps before the performance.

 

Visit The Head Of All Churches

The Santo Nino Basilica is also known as the Minor Basilica of the Holy Child. The church is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the country and was built in 1965. The Spanish found an image of the Santo Nino de Cebu, a statue of the baby Jesus, and the same spot they built this church. Inside the Basilica Complex is a museum that tells the narrative of Christianity in Cebu and is well worth a stop once you have finished looking at the Basilica.

 

Clamber The Tallest Mountain In The Philippines

Mount Apo stands at 2954 meters above sea level and is the highest volcano and mountain in the Philippines. You will need a permit and a guide to climb the hill, but that is easy to obtain, and the costs are light. An entire trek to the top will take between one and three days, depending on the weather and your pace. Temperatures at night can drop to around zero degrees, so some warm clothing is needed. Along your path, you will encounter many different bird varieties, there are 270 in total, and many are endemic.