Philippines is a tropical group of islands, called archipelago. It has numerous tourist spots that want to keep you wanting to see more of the islands. There’s so much to offer on these islands. These are just the highlights of the Philippines. Just read on, to know more of the islands.
1. Visit Mayon
It is famed as the most perfect-coned volcano in the world.
1. Visit Palawan
Visit the underground river in Palawan, Philippines.
2. Visit the Chocolate Hills
Sightseeing with the famous Chocolate Hills. The view of the hills are beautifully formed like the chocolate kisses. It’s non-edible though. You can find a restaurant also if you get hungry, eating on top of the hill, with your company of family and friends.
3. Visit Vigan
A historical landmark of the Philippines, showing Spanish themed structures of houses.
It is famous because of its a natural wonder and picturesque motifs it can give to visitors. It is has a lighthouse, beautiful hills like you are in wonderland, Batanes cuisine, lime-stoned wall houses, friendly natives, and beautiful seas.
Dumaguete, the capital of the province of Negros Oriental, yet another tourist attraction for top things to do:
1. Get to see Apo Island
Finally, get to explore and swim at Apo Island, in Dumaguete. Truly rich in aquatic and marine life, it is nice to dive or snorkel with your favorite friends – the tortoise, dory, nemo, and many others.
2. Visit Kanlaon
Kanlaon (Canlaon) is a volcano that is located just north in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. It is one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines.
3. Visit Dumaguete Cathedral
Dumaguete Cathedral or Saint Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral is one of the beautiful churches in Dumaguete. It is one of the oldest churches in Negros Oriental. The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Dumaguete. Say a prayer and your prayers will be answered. It’s a good place for worship.
4. Rizal Boulevard
A place for hanging out with your friends and your loved ones and enjoy the breeze. It is good to spend time here. It was named after the great Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. It has become a popular landmark in Dumaguete where you can see commercial and dining businesses like Shakey’s Pizza, Le Chalet, Mamia’s, Chin Long, Don Atilano, Coco Amigo.
5. Visit Casaroro Falls and Pulangbato Waterfalls
Both are located in Valencia, Dumaguete. You get to get through bulldozers of rocks before you get to Casaroro Falls. Casaroro falls is stunning and absolutely peaceful and beautiful. Pulangbato waterfall is also a nice waterfall you can feel the soothing and relaxing dip in the water.
6. Belfry Tower
Nice architecture and old historical place. It one of the oldest structures in Dumaguete.
7. Hiking in Mount Talinis
Take time to exercise and hike at Mount Talinis. Sometimes it can get foggy at times of this natural rainforest, and a very cool place. After you reach to the top, you’ll get to view the overlooking Tanon Strait. Experience the trails. Trekking in Dumaguete can be fun and exhilirating exercise.
Thailand, the land of smiles. We get to feature Thailand because of its finest beaches…
1. Picture taking
Because of the lovely sceneries and landscapes, one can afford to take a beautiful picture in this beautiful place. Strike many poses as much as you like.
2. Swim at the beach
The waters are clear just like Palawan in the Philippines. With picturesque sceneries, you don’t wanna miss swimming at the beach.
3. Explore the Islands
Maya Island, situated in the island of Phi Phi, it’s stunning and beautiful. This bay was actually shot in the movie “The Beach” starred by the actor Leonardo Di Caprio.
4. Try the authentic Tom Yum Soup and their dishes
Natural and sweet flavours of tom yum, you can find the best cuisines and dishes in Thailand. It is one of the best soups in the world. It is combined with fresh lemon grass, galangus, kaffir leaves, Thai chillies, shrimps, coconut milk, and fish sauce. Definitely, a nice recipe of Tom yum soup that leaves a spicy flavour in your mouth.
Mactan is located east of Cebu offers a wide variety of beach resorts and fine beaches.
1. Island hopping
Olanggo Island – It is located east Cordova of Mactan. It is known for having migrating birds settle here at Olango Island during winter season. It has herons, egrets, waterfowls, and many birds from Siberia, Northern China, and Japan. Olango Island is a sanctuary for birds, and marine life. It is rich in mangrove trees, coral reefs, sandy beach, and rocky shorelines. It has six islets namely Sulpa, Gilutongan (also spelled Hilutungan), Nalusuan, Caohagan, Pangan-an, and Camungi. The famous one is Hilutungan and Nalusuan.
Nalusuan – It is a marine sanctuary and has a famous beach resort – Nalusuan Resort, which covers the whole island. It has white sand beach. You can do recreational activities in Nalusuan like:
Hilutungan Island is also a marine sanctuary. It is the best place for beginners in diving and snorkeling.
Take a pumpboat or banka (outrigger boats). You can find them at resorts like Maribago, Shangri-la Resort, and one beside in Movenpick Resort. Travel time in going to Olanggo, Nalusuan, or Hilutungan is mostly an hour each. You can travel in groups, or going solo.
2. Swimming at beaches
Maribago Bluewaters – It is a three star hotel and resort in Lapu-lapu, Mactan. It has fancy restaurant and the food offers native and foreign dishes. It has a shuttle service, dry cleaning, fitness center, game room, gift shop, jacuzzi, and spa.
Movenpick hotel and Resort – It is five star hotel that caters condominiums, hotel, and resort. It offers spa and massages, swimming pool, parasailing activities, jetski, and white sand beach.
Imperial Palace Water Park
Imperial Palace Water park offers longest swimming pool in Cebu. A water park for children and adults, restaurants, accommodations, and white sand beach.
Be Resort offers accommodations, white sand beach, Jacuzzi, an infinity pool, and restaurant.
Shangri-La Mactan is a luxury hotel that is no other. It offers hotel accommodations, swimming pool, restaurant, and white sand beach. They also cater events, activities, spa treatments, sports and recreation. The ambiance is perfect and relaxing. Everything is pleasant in Shangri-La Mactan.
Plantation Bay Resort And Spa It has numerous pools that form like lagoons, and cottages. It is located in Marigondon, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu. It offers spa and massages, swimming in pools, and lagoons. They offer the best pools, biking, tennis court, beach, and sports facilities. A nice getaway for family and kids. They also have a restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It is just near Mactan airport in Cebu, so no worries. You can take a cab, or van-for-hire and they will take you there.
One of the best beaches in the world. We feature Palawan.
1. Island Hopping
It is considered one of the best and most beautiful beaches in the world. It is located in northernmost tip of mainland Palawan. The waters are very clear, rock formations, and the landscapes very nice. You can find islands resorts in El Nido, namely:
Apulit Island, a tropical island resort with amazing beach huts, great for snorkeling and swimming,
Miniloc Island, perfect for young people and lovey-doveys,
Lagen Island, is a resort lagoon, peaceful and relaxing,
Pangulasian Island, a luxury island with amenities and villas.
Coron – Visit lagoon, lakes, and scuba dive in Coron Palawan. It is a diving destination where you can find old age sunken Japanese warships, fishes, and rich in marine life. It is one of the best scuba diving sites in the world.
2. Visit an underground river at Puerto Princessa
A protected area of the Philippines, it has been a forefront of tourism in the Philippines, as one of the new seven wonders of Nature by UNESCO. It features spectacular formations of stalactites and stalagmites and bats! In 2010, a group of environmentalists and geologists discovered that the underground river that there could be small waterfalls inside the cave. The underground river claims to be the world’s longest underground river.
You have to travel by air (Cebu Pacific or Airasia) via Puerto Princessa.
The famous Zubuchon in Cebu. Zubuchon’s Lechon is the main crunchy delicacy in Cebu, Philippines. It is a roasted pig blended with ingredients of spices and other herbs. It’s a native Filipino food popular in Cebu City. They offer spicy lechon, and other flavours. Founded by Market Manila, a well-traveled management consultant who loves buying, cooking and eating good food. Zubuchon also offers Filipino foods and native dishes.
You can find Zubuchon branches at SM Seaside, Mactan, Lapu-lapu, IT Park, and Capitol Site in Cebu City.
1. Have fun swimming at the beach in Anika beach resort Resort in Bantayan Island
One of the finest beach resort in Bantayan – is Anika beach Resort. Enjoy pristine white sand beaches here at Anika beach Resort.
Bantayan is an outstanding place for snorkeling. The water is clear and the corals very abundant. The fishes very diverse, and corals, too. Bantayan Island is famous beach in the Philippines next to Palawan. You can see fish swimming even as you stand with your head above the water. Truly a white sand beach and pristine.
3. Beach Hopping
You can find some fine beaches:
Anika Beach Resort
Amihan Beach Cabanas Beach Placid
Coral Blue Oriental beach Resort Hagnaya Beach Resort Sta. Fe beach Resort Tristan’s Resort & Restaurant
Sugar Beach Every beach is worth it. You don’t wanna miss the inviting sand and water.
4. Explore Ogtong Cave Resort
Enjoy crystal clear cool waters at Ogtong cave. Take a dip for hours, available at 6AM – 4PM daily. The resort also has a swimming pool available for kids and adults.
5. Go diving at Malapascua Island
6. Island Hopping: Malapascua Island, and Virgin Island
Famous in Bantayan Island, perfect to enjoy it with friends and family. Famous for being a fantastic beach paradise. You can enjoy the picturesque and scenic beauty of the Islands.
7. Witness a sand bar at Kota beach Resort
Sand bars are famous nowadays. We also have it in Bantayan, Cebu. It is fun and interesting beach.
8. Visit Madridejos
Take a peek at the stunning Madridejos. Amazingly beautiful.
How to get to Bantayan Island:
When you’re in Cebu, take a bus ride going to Bantayan at North bus Terminal in Mandaue near SM City, Cebu. It’s 2 hours and 30 minute ride. When you reach Hagnaya port, take the boat and you pay for a fare of Php 170.
Take a walk or jogging at Lignon hills Park. No entrance fee. You can also take the zipline adventure.
It is a shopping mall where you can find good food from burgers, shakes, snacks, and dinner.
3. ATV-at Cagsawa, near Mayon
Have fun and get some adventure doing ATV at Mayon. You’ll experience, riding along rivers, and trails with its perfect and great Mayon Background experience! It costs Php 1,500 for an hour ride.
4. Cagsawa Ruins
Cagsawa Ruins is the most favorite place to go in Legazpi. Most tourist come here and take a picture of Mt. Mayon’s beauty. It’s seeing Mayon at another angle. You can have a tourist guide to help you know more about the place for a fee of Php 100.
Take some time taking pictures of the picturesque Mt. Mayon. So many angles to shoot from, with natural scenic landscapes. Best time to take a picture are early mornings til 9AM on a sunny day, and afternoons. Position yourself at Lignon hills park, the boulevard, or Kapuntukan hill.
6. Visit historic churches: St. Gregory the Great Cathedral and Daraga Church
St Gregory is located in the middle of Legazpi City. Have some time and visit these historic and memorable place. Daraga Church has magnificent landscape and displays of religious relics.
7. Legazpi Boulevard
Awesome Boulevard, you can jog or take some walks, and when you reach at the end of the boulevard, you can buy some Filipino foods like, puto, budbud, chicken adobo, pork adobo, and many more.
8. Chili ice cream at Colonial Grill
Tasteful chili ice cream you can buy for less than Php 100. It’s a great experience and the taste interesting!
9. Kapuntukan Hills
Two hills that forms a body of a woman. It is interesting to see the forms. It’s a best place for taking a picture of Mt. Mayon and enjoy the scenery sitting rightly at the pavement of the boulevard looking at the sea or the Mayon.
Try the famous chilli Ice Cream at Colonial Grill in Legazpi, Albay, Philippines. A very unique flavour and the taste. Colonial grill also offers other ice cream flavours like malunggay ice cream, pili nuts ice cream and many more ice creams…