Explore the Best places to visit in the Philippines. Because of its over 7000 islands, the Philippines is a destination that can be visited several times. The hardest decision you make as a traveller is to determine which island you should visit first. The Philippines is divided into Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao’s three main island groups, representing various regions of the country. The Philippines’ current President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is a Filipino politician who was the first to take office from Mindanao. Manila, Philippines’ capital and capital city. Because you are in the Pacific, the Philippines has some of Asia’s best beaches and the opportunities for diving are excellent. Best places to visit in the Philippines and top 10 Philippines cultural festivals.

Here are the 10 main festivals in the Philippines:

Sinulog Festival –  January 10 – 20
Ati-Atihan Festival –  January 10 – 19
Dinagyang Festival –January 18 – 26
Pahiyas Festival –  May 15, 2020
Panagbenga Festival– March 8
Lechon Festival – June 24
Kadayawan Festival – August
MassKara Festival –  October
Tuna Festival –  September
Higantes Festival –  November 23

1. Boracay


The island is only 7 km in length and less than 2 km wide, but there are 17 beaches and bays of different sizes and shapes. Sports like surfing, kiteboarding and snorkelling and relaxing on soft sand for a beautiful tan are offered on the beach in Boracay. Boracay Batcave, Willy Rock, Boracay Oceanarium and Slides N’ Splash Water Park are the few major places to visit while in Boracay for adrenaline rushing. Boracay offers a variety of spas and massages to meet a variety of budgets. The cheapest, and certainly the most common, is a beach massage.

2. Bohol

Bohol Best places to visit

Bohol Island, one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia, is one of the few places on Earth that combines natural beauty with fascinating man-made structures. It is a Philippine province in the Central Visayas region of the world. It is made up of Bohol Island and a number of smaller islands in the region. Bohol is known for its coral reefs and unusual geological formations such as the Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills are another formation of grassy hills which in the dry season in Bohol become brown. Bohol also houses tarsiers, one of the smallest primates in the world. Baclayon, Hinagdanan, Camogao falls, Mag falls and Duljo point are the few best places to visit these Islands. Many visitors to Bohol enjoy the understandable vision of dolphins and whales. The adorable rodents are a once in a lifetime opportunity in their natural environment.

3. Cebu

Cebu/Best places to visit

This is the ideal tropical trip with its white sugar beaches, blue seas and unspoilt coral gardens. This is the warm and relaxing part of the Philippines, from breathtaking water cases to historical sights and sacred festivals to beautiful sunsets, where Cebu is the most popular attraction. Dolphin and whale watching, hoping on the island, Tauchen or snorkelling are just some of the few experiences you can have while in Cebu.

4. Banaue

Banaue/Best places to visit

Banaue Municipality is a fourth-class Philippine municipality in Ifugao Province. The Batad Rice Terraces, the UNESCO World Historic Sites, and the Bangaan Rice Terraces. Banaue is the place to go if you want to directly enter the heart of nature and see a true Philippine side. Walking through the rice terraces to Bontoc is a popular activity in Banaue. The indigenous people channelled streams and natural springs to form the terraces more than 2000 years ago.

5. Vigan

Vigan Best places to visit

The town of Vigan on the western part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. It is known for its well maintained colonial structures in Spain and Asia. The best time to visit Vigan is during the festivities between January and May. Make sure that you come to Vigan for an unforgettable experience! Just a stroll along the iconic Calle Crisologo to discover the rich culture of Spain, to the Syquia Mansion Museum to see exhibits from Elpidio’s time, to visit the RG Jar Factory where you can construct your own pot.

6. Manila

Manila/ Best places to visit

The capital of the Philippines is Manila and is a heavily populated bay-side city on Luzon Island, mixed with modern skyscrapers, with Spanish colonial architecture. It’s called the “Pearl of the East.” This beautiful historical city is rich in museums, parks, dramas, shopping and you can explore many more things Best places to visit in the Philippines.

7. Davao City

Davao city/ Best places to visit

The city of Davao is a mosaic of culture, with a vibrant history and a wide range of traditions, culture and festivals such as the Kadayawan Festival. It’s also known as the Philippine capital of Duria. The highest peak in the Philippines, Mount Apo, is in Davao. There are not much to explore in this town, including Dahican Beach, Jack’s Ridge and a view of the town and crocodile park.

8. Sagada

Sagada/ Best places to visit

A Sagada is a town in the Philippines Mountain Province, located in the Cordillera Mountains. Hanging coffins can be seen high on cliffs in Echo Valley, while centuries-old coffins can be found stacked in burial sites such as Lumiang Cave. Sagada would be your happy place if your idea of a dream holiday is waking up to sunny yet chilly weather with lush natural scenery as your backdrop.

9. Coron Island

Coron Best places to visit

Coron is the third largest of the Philippines Calamian Islands, located in northern Palawan. Many of the top sights in Coron are found on Coron Island, which is a 30-minute boat ride from the town on Busuanga Island. Twin Lagoons, Kayangan Lake, Barracuda Lake, and many beautiful beaches and smaller lagoons can all be found here.

10. Baguio

Baguio Best places to visit

The Baguio is a mountain city with colleges and resorts on the Luzon island of the Philippines. It is especially common in the summer due to unusually cooler weather, called the City of Pines. If you want to enjoy the open-air activity in the Philippines without the swelling heat during the summer season, then Baguio is your venue.

11. Puerto Princesa

Puerto-princesa/ Best places to visit

In the west of the Philippines, Puerto Princesa is a seaside town on Palawan Island. It is a base of excursions by boat through the vast calcareous groves and the underwater river of Puerto Princesa biodiverse subterranean river park. Puerto Princesa has been well known for being the gateway to Palawan Island, particularly in the cities of El Nido and in other lesser-known areas such as Balabac, Tabon Caves, Taytay, Port Barton and San Vicente.

12. Samal

Samal/Best places to visit

The Samal is a town of the fourth class, in the province of Davao del Norte in the Philippines, which has been officially the Island Garden City. In the heart of the Gulf of Davao, Samal Island has always been a popular tourist destination, not only because it is close by, but also because it is calm and full of pristine beaches. It is also full of life. Though Samal Island Garden City is so popular, it is not overcrowded – a perfect destination to avoid work and city life stresses.

13. Apo Island

Apo Island/Best places to visit

An Apo Island is a volcanic island of 74 acres, 7 km southeast of Negros Island and 30 km south of the capital of the eastern Negros region of Dumaguete. Apo is a remote, untouched island with smooth, calm waters. It is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving, also one of the best scuba diving spots in the world.

14. Siargao

Siargao/Best places to visit

A 196 kilometres southeast of Tacloban, Siargao is the island of the Filipino Sea. Siargao is an island in drop form. The area is about 437 km2. It has a surface area. Siargao is probably the best hotspots in Asia and the Philippines’ capital. Cloud 9 is the world’s most legendary wave of surfing breaks.

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