Breathtaking Attractions in Philippines

Philippines, also known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, is fortunate to have beautiful and stunning numerous beaches. Granted by its geographical location with having 7,107 islands, it is expected to have abundant coasts, a variety of marine life and remarkable natural attractions. Aside from its majestic water forms, Philippines has a lot to offer in various landforms which are all astonishing sceneries. If you’re craving for natural, beautiful landscapes to enjoy the moment and alluring blue waters to relax on, Philippines is the best place you can go with a lot of options!

 

1. Boracay Island

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Recognized by worldwide attraction spots, Boracay Island is located in Aklan Province, Western Visayas. This remarkable tourist spot was granted with an award as the best island in the world by the Travel + Leisure magazine back in the year 2012. It also garnered two more awards back in the year 2014 and 2016. The Boracay is famous all over the world for its natural beauty and elegance. It is a great getaway for vacations as you can relax and unwind with its sophistication. You can enjoy its white sand, azure and crystal clear waters, and a fine dining with a dazzling view.

2. El Nido, Palawan

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The El Nido is a first class municipality in the Palawan province of the Philippines. It houses a number of alluring and fascinating beach resorts that would really satisfy your thirst for great escapades and vacations. It is a must visit place when you set foot in the lands of the Philippines. Indulge in a variety of activities that the island can offer you. You can have water sports like canoeing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, and hobie cat. They also have a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities such as cultural show, divers night, green night, Frisbee, volleyball, and a lot more. You can also amuse yourselves with a great adventure in island hoping.

3. Siargao Island

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Siargao Island is a teardrop shaped island located at the Surigao del Norte province. It is located at the most eastern part of the Philippines, making it prone to greater winds and currents caused by the Pacific Ocean. With that, the Siargao Island is then considered as the surfing capital of the Philippines. Besides that, it also contains the largest reserves of mangrove forest in Mindanao. Relax and unwind yourself from the stressful work with its crystal clear waters, cold air sea breeze, the fiery color of sunset, and a lot more things.

4. Tinago Falls

Tinago falls is a marvelous waterfall located at a small town of Linamon in Lanao del Norte, Philippines. The term Tinago is a Filipino term that means “hidden”. It is literally hidden because you need to take on approximately 500 descending steps, also known as the “winding staircase”, to get to the waterfall itself. The tiring trekking is all worth it since the waterfall has very cold waters that make you relax as you dip in it. The Tinago falls is also known for its mysterious events, elders in the area says the place is often enchanted and that is why swimming in the area is sometimes prohibited.

5. Samal Island

Samal is a fourth class city of the Davao del Norte province in the Philippines. It is now officially named as the Island Garden City of Samal. We are all stressed in our own respective works in some big cities, in Samal Island, you tend to relieve all of the stresses you have and be at ease with the relaxing ambiance of the Island. You can go kayaking, visit the bat caves, take a dip in the haguimit falls, overcome your fear of giant slides, and more.

6. Chocolate Hills

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The Chocolate Hills are geological formation in the province of Bohol, Philippines. They are covered in green grass but when the dry season comes, the grass turns brown like a chocolate. It is declared as the Philippines’ third National Geological Monument. November to May is the best time of the year that you can enjoy the stunning beautiful brown view of the chocolate hills because it is the dry season of the Philippines. You can also have a closer look of the Philippines’ exotic animal, the tarsier, which mainly lives in Bohol. Entertain yourselves in their own adventure park to know more about the chocolate hills.

7. Banaue Rice Terraces

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With the age of 2000 years, the Banaue Rice Terraces is still commonly called as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It is believed that it was carved into the mountains of Ifugao with just minimal equipment, mostly by hand. Ifugao’s locals to this day still plant and farm in the terraces. You can appreciate its beauty from the viewpoint village. Dance to the music of the native Ifugao cultural show. Take a relaxing dip at the Tappiya falls. Have a great trekking adventure in the Awan-Igid-Pula-Cambulo trek. After a tiring experience, you should try their local cuisine and be amazed on how delicious their delicacy is.

8.  Mayon Volcano

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The Mayon Volcano is an active volcano found in the Albay province of Bicol Region. It is noted as the “perfect cone” because of its symmetrical cone shape. It is allowed to have a close look of the volcano, so grab the opportunity to see it closer. Take a cool dip in the waterfalls that are surrounding the volcano. Bury your feet in the volcanic black sand beaches just like in Hawaii. Explore the caves of Albay and be mesmerized of the great formations of the stalagmites and stalactites. And the last thing to never miss when in Albay is the food they can offer. Their food is indeed the superb and delightful.

9. San Benito Farm

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The San Benito Farm at Lipa Batangas has the best spa experience that you will ever have. Although it is still new, the San Benito Farm already garnered many awards from the first ever spa and wellness awards. A thing you should never miss here is its infinity pool with a majestic view of Mount Malarayat. Get yourself accommodated first at their beautiful reception area and have a little tour of their vicinity. Take a relaxing dip in their south pool, big lagoon, and acqua sanctuary. Recline in their healing sanctuary and get a stress reliever spa.

1o. Marlboro Country Hills, Batanes Island

Located in the northern most part of the Philippines, the Batanes Island, is a heaven like paradise you will not expect that does exist. The locals call the place as Racuh a Payaman but the tourists have named it Marlboro Country. Amazing and spectacular are just not enough to describe the view you will see here in the Marlboro Country. Take a romantic stroll with your loved ones in a windy weather. Admire the beautiful skies, breathe the freshest air, and be a stress free person.

Special Mentions:

Sohotan Bay, Bucas Grande Island, Surigao del Norte

 

Mount Batulao, Batangas

 

Kawasan Falls, Cebu City

 

Dahilayan Forest Park, Bukidnon

 

Hinatuan Enchanted River

 

 

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