Destinations and Experiences
PHILIPPINES POPULAR DESTINATIONS
The Philippines is blessed with a variety of tourist destinations ranging from white sand beaches, limestone cliffs,
lagoons, mangroves, hills, mountains, volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, and breathtaking landscapes and seascapes.
These destinations offer numerous ecotourism and recreational activities.
The Northern Mountains
Sightseeing, Hiking, Caving / Spelunking
Banaue is a town on the Cordillera mountain range in the north of the island of Luzon. It is mainly visited for its stunning rice terraces, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Banaue Rice Terraces, a system of irrigated rice terraces in the mountains of north-central Luzon, were created more than 2,000 years ago by the Ifugao people. Although located in several villages, they are collectively known as the Banaue rice terraces.
Sagada is a town in the Cordillera Mountains, within the Philippines’ Mountain Province north of the island of Luzon. Echo Valley’s hanging coffins are displayed high on cliffs, while centuries-old coffins are stacked in burial sites like Lumiang Cave. The nearby Sumaguing Cave has unusual limestone formations. To the north, Bomod-ok Falls has a natural swimming pool. Rice terraces are carved into the area's surrounding mountainsides.
Baguio on the Philippines’ Luzon island, is a mountain town of universities and resorts. Called the “City of Pines,” it’s particularly popular in summer due to unusually cooler weather. At its center is Burnham Park, with gardens and a lake. Nearby, Baguio Cathedral, completed in 1936, has a rose-hued exterior. The main thoroughfare is Session Road, lined with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Also dubbed as the "Summer Capital of the Philipines".
The Islands & Beaches
Island Hopping, Snorkeling, and Diving
El Nido is situated at the northern end of Palawan island in the Philippines. Palawan is an extremely popular tourist destination thanks to El Nido. This cluster of islands is off the tip of Palawan and is full of dramatic rock formations and surrounded by bright blue waters.
El Nido is known as the Philippines' last frontier, and if you're looking for magnificent beaches in an unspoiled setting, it's a perfect place for you to vacation.
Coron is one of the most amazing islands in the Philippines, with huge limestone peaks, multicolored lagoons, and great snorkeling or scuba diving. This paradise-like getaway comprises the eastern half of Busuanga Island, Coron Island, and 50 other islets within the vicinity, all of which are separate from the main Palawan island. It has caught the attention of many due to its World War II wreck diving spots, beautiful rock formations, and unbelievably clear waters.
Bohol is a province located in the country’s Central Visayas region. It comprises Bohol Island and numerous smaller surrounding islands. Bohol is known for coral reefs and unusual geological formations, notably the Chocolate Hills. On the main island, near the town of Carmen, these 1,200 or so symmetrical mounds turn cocoa-brown in the dry season, contrasting with the surrounding jungle's greenery.
Cebu is the largest island in the Visayas region, and is particularly rich in Spanish colonial history. The original capital of the Philippines until the 17th century, ‘the Queen of the South’ contains 6 major cities – Cebu, Danao, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Toledo, and Talisay.
Cebu City is the main city on Cebu Island in the Philippines and is known as the Queen City of the South. It is the capital of Cebu Province, a transport hub, and a popular tourist destination in its own right.
The Capital City
Sightseeing, Museum, Historical & Cultural Tour
Manila the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church "the oldest church in the country" as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison.
Manila Countryside consists of neighboring provinces which also offer fun and exciting destinations a few hours away from the capital city.