Philippines is one of the top tourist destinations in the Southeast Asia. Comprising over 7,000 islands, the country is vast in natural resources and beautiful sceneries.
No wonder, every tourist who visits the Philippines is falling in love with its endowed beauty. Foreigners keep on coming back to explore the beaches, falls, volcanoes, mountains, hills and other trails.
If Philippines is on your bucket list, you will never run out of exciting things to do while on your vacation. You’ll surely enjoy and create wonderful memories during your stay.
Check out the top 10 things to do while in the archipelago:
Visit the Hundred Islands National Park.
The islands in the Philippines are plenty that you’ll never get enough time to explore each one. The Hundred Islands National Park is one of the beautiful scenic spots in the country consisting of 123 individual islets.
The mushroom-like islands, secret coves, lush vegetation and the crystal blue waters attract tourists to the location. You may enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving or lounging on the beaches.
Appreciate the Beauty of the Banaue Rice Terraces.
Banaue Rice Terraces is deemed as the “Eight Wonder of the World” due to its unique splendor. Built by the native Ifugaos through the use of their own hands, the terraces have been erected between 2,000 to 3,000 years ago.
The rice terraces look like steps to heaven, reaching an altitude of 1, 500 meters. Locals and foreigners alike enjoy its hiking trails and take photos of the picturesque man-made rice terraces.
See the Chocolate Hills.
Another breathtaking tourist spot in the country is the Chocolate Hills found in Bohol. It is popular for its 1, 260 protruding brown hills like chocolate.
The amazing landscape was mistaken to be man-made due to its perfect, uniform shape and height of 30 to 50 meters. The hills are covered by green grasses that turn to brown at the end of the summer.
Take a Tour on Palawan.
There are so many things to do in Palawan. It is one of the favorite tourist spots in the country for its unspoiled and remarkable forests, caves, white sandy beaches and mountains.
The island is bestowed with rich natural beauty, including the underground river, islands, lagoons, beaches and forests. Locals and tourists enjoy island hopping in El Nido and Puerto Princesa, visit the underground river, island-hopping in Honda Bay, visit cathedral caves, or do snorkeling and scuba diving.
Take the Adventure at Mayon Volcano.
Mayon Volcano is an active volcano and popular in the world for its perfect symmetrical cone. It is one of the favorite destinations in the country located in Legazpi, Albay.
The enigmatic volcano has erupted many times in the past. Its most unforgettable eruption in 1814 left remnants of the famous Cagsawa church called the Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga town.
People visiting the place should not miss the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ride along the volcano trail, waterfall-hopping, sunset lake cruise, ziplining, and the spicy delicacies and dishes that Bicol is famous for. Bicol is known for chili ice cream and other hot vegetable dishes.
Take a Vacation in Ilocos.
People visiting Ilocos is mesmerized with its natural wonders and cultural heritage. Do you want to know the history of one of the popular provinces in the North?
Ilocos is the perfect place to see the UNESCO’s World Heritage church called the Paoay Church, go sandboarding, visit the Malacañang of the North, see the 50-meter-tall Bangui’s windmills, view the Patapat viaduct or try various adventures, such s ziplining and surfing.
These are just some of the famous places that you can visit in the Philippines. You may need a long vacation or a repeat tour to fully enjoy its beauty.
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Sophie Farmers is a travel blogger, writer and surfer. She enjoys exploring different countries and experiences the different cultures. Sophie is heading to Bangkok, Thailand for her next trip. Click here for more info on heroin addiction treatment.
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