The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country which has more than 7,000 beautiful islands to offer. It is one of the less-traveled countries in Asia but invites more and more travelers due to its beauty and friendly locals. It is a great place for Island-hopping, stunning beach spots, scenic rice terraces, old colonial architecture, and off the beaten path destinations.

El Nido:

El Nido Palawan

 

El Nido is located in the centre of the island Palawan and is a beautiful town surrounded by lime stone cliffs. There are many bars and restaurants in town and along the beach. Tourists mainly come here for the island hopping to places including the Big Lagoon, the small Lagoon and Shimizu Island. El Nido has a total of 45 different islands with crystal clear water and great snorkelling spots. There are four different tours you can choose from, which are tour A, B, C or D. The Bacuit archipelago can also be explored by kayaking or diving at the Dilumacad Island and its underwater cavern. The sunsets in El Nido town are stunning and offer a nice scenery with the sea and the mountains in the backround.

 

Boracay:

Boracay

 

One of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines and known for its pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise water. This tropical island destination is dotted with palm trees and stunning views on the sea can be enjoyed from the Mount Luho observation deck. Many tourists especially the younger generation comes here due to its reputation as a party island. At some places on the island you can find a vibrant party scene with many bars and clubs, where tourists can go and enjoy a night out.

 

Bohol:

Loboc River in Bohol

The island Bohol can be reached by fast ferry from Cebu within 2 hours. It is located southeast of Cebu in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. The beautiful Chocolate Hills are a must see attraction in Bohol and lay close to the small town Carmen. The Chocolate Hills change their colour depending on the season and will turn into a green colour during wet season and into a chocolate brown colour during dry season. There is also a great lookout with scenic views over them. Other great places in Bohol are the Tarsier sanctuary, the Baclayon Church, the Bilar Man-Made Forest, and the Hinagdanan Cave. Alona Beach is a popular beach spot and offers many restaurants, bars and souvenir shops along the beach.

 

Banaue Rice Terraces:

Banaue Rice Terraces

 

Located in the province of Ifugao and north-central of Luzon, the Banaue Rice Terraces are the perfect place for nature lovers. They are 2,000 years old and were built by indigenous people. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers a stunning landscape and have become a popular destination for tourists. Many farmers working there together hand in hand and created a landscape based on natural resources. You can hike there for one day or more to enjoy jungle areas, beautiful surrounding mountains, waterfalls and of course the rice terraces itself.

Adam James

Author: Adam James

Adam is a traveler, a reader and a guy who’s always looking for new interesting adventures and experiences.
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