The Philippines is composed of more than 7,100 islands. It’s not only more fun in the Philippines. This is the place closest to heaven and paradise. Uno Tours created a bucket list for you to make sure that you visit all these places below for a once in a lifetime experience!
Embrace the beauty of Mother Nature in the delightful place of Palawan. From its crystal clear waters to its captivating white sand beaches, Palawan should be on the top of your bucket list. If you’re a traveler who came to this country for its spectacular beaches and islands, you’re going to love Palawan. Aside from that, you can explore its underground rivers and especially the world-famous Tubattaha reefs, do kayaking and island hopping, and relax at the best luxury resorts. Palawan is also known as the favorite getaway of Hollywood celebrities.
2. Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Siargao Island was recognized as the surfing capital of the Philippines. For a traveler who loves surfing, you must visit this one. However, surfing is not what made Siargao popular to travelers and tourists. The island also hides untouched white sand beaches, stunning caves and its rock formations, and more.
3. Batanes Islands
Batanes has the most astonishing sceneries of the country today. From its green pastures and cliffs, the hills overlooking the sea in a fine weather, Batanes earned its place to belong on one of the most wanted tourist destinations in the country despite the costs and travel time.
Well-recognized for its Chocolate Hills, where the hill’s grass turned chocolate brown during its dry season, there’s more to Bohol than its hills. The province of Bohol is also known for its rivers and diving sites, decent waterfalls, old churches, and the famed Philippine tarsier, the world’s smallest primate.
5. The Bicol Region
The Bicol Region is where you can find some of the most popular landmarks in the country. In Legazpi City, Albay, lies the most perfect cone-shaped volcano in the world, the Mayon Volcano, which is famous mainly for hikers. In Donsol, Sorsogon, it is the only place where you can swim with whale sharks up close. Some of the best Philippine beaches and island hopping are found in Caramoan and Calaguas. As the only Catholic country in Asia, some of the remarkable Spanish-colonial churches and heritage sites were founded here.
6. The Banaue Rice Terraces
The Philippines are not just known for its stunning white sand beaches, the country has the most famous natural landscapes too especially in the North. Dubbed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Banaue Rice Terraces is the price jewel of the Ifugao tribes. The Rice Terraces were built 2,000 years ago for rice cultivation using only stones and mud walls. On the other hand, this is a perfect place for exploring stunning caves, hiking, biking and walking trails.
7. Mount Pico de Loro, Cavite
Aim for the one of the most popular hiking site in the North. Mount Pico de Loro is a seven kilometer trail before you reach the mountain’s top. Although seven kilometers sounds a bit tiring, but trekking to the top makes the trip worth it. A breathtaking full 360 degree view of Nasugbu, Batangas awaits your eyes.
8. Paoay Sand Dunes, Ilocos Norte
Why prepare for an expensive trip to the Middle East if you can spend cheap travel costs in Paoay Sand Dunes. This place is definitely a place for local and foreign adventurers who want to try something new such as Sandboarding. Once you’re on the top of the dune, just remember to not be afraid to fall because it’s all part of the sandboarding experience.
9. Northern Mindanao
Among the Philippines’ best water activities are found in the Northern Mindanao including the Maria Cristina Falls, the Tinago Falls and the Limusudan Falls. Also, the best whitewater river rafting is found in Cagayan de Oro. You can also explore mountain views in Camiguin and Lanao del Norte.
10. Hundred Islands National Park, Pangasinan
Well, the name says it all. Unknown to many, only three of the hundred islands are populated as of today: the Quezon Island, Governor Island and Children’s Island but they are well developed for tourism. Although uninhabited, there are plenty of boat trips available to do island hopping and explore the largest to the smallest islands.
11. Mount Apo, Mindanao
Mount Apo is the tallest mountain in the country. The mountain is also home to spectacular landscapes, lakes and rivers along with its wide variety of species, both fauna and flora. Trekking to the top is not an easy task but it rewards anyone with the most astonishing view at some parts of Mindanao.
The striking beauty of the Philippines is beyond compare. Small country compare to others, but we are rich when it comes to beautiful tourist spots blessed by God and by nature. From the tallest mountains to the deepest waters, from our stunning beaches to our historical landmarks and much more, get the best of this country has to offer. Visiting all these places one by one is something you will never regret in your life. In fact, there are still attractions waiting to be found. Indeed, it’s more fun in the Philippines after all.