Philippines is a Southeast Asian country with approximately 7,107 islands. This country was founded on March 16, 1521 with Manila as its capital. Philippines is being known for its natural resources and white beaches which are dominant in its towns and provinces. So if you are planning on a long vacation where you can enjoy the rest of your time, this is the place you should go. Listed here are 13 beautiful places the Philippines has.
Let us explore the beauty of the Philippines!
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Palawan
The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is an underground nature reserve which can be found in the middle of the Sulu Sea. On December 1993, it was declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park has no less than 360 coral species, 600 fish species, 11 shark species, 100 bird species, and 13 whale and dolphin species.
Chocolate Hills, Bohol
The Chocolate Hills can be found in Carmen, Bohol. With over 1268 hills, the shaped hills are covered with grass with sizes that ranges from 30 to 50 meters high. You can hardly believe that these well-shaped hills are all natural, not man-made but these hills are purely natural. Chocolate Hills is one of the most unique tourist attractions found in Bohol.
Hinatuan Enchanted River, Surigao Del Sur
The Hinatuan Enchanted River is a river spring located in Mindanao especially in the borders of barangay Cambatong and Talisay, Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur. With so many legends and stories, the thought of why the river retains its blue color is still a mystery. It is said that pixies, fairies, and mermaids protect the river and maintain its vibrant bluish color.
Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao
The Banaue Rice Terraces which can be found in the Ifugao Province is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, declared in year 1995. These rice terraces are already 2,000 years old and are 1500 meters above sea level. This is an example of the ancient times when things are done with bare hands.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Palawan
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the impressive and wonderful cave systems in the world. The said national park can be found in Saint Paul Mountain Range on the west coast of Palawan. It has pristine natural beauty with its wonderfully-made limestone karst landscapes, distinct wildlife, and old-growth forests.
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Vigan is the capital of Ilocus Sur. Vigan is the only surviving town built during the 16th century. Its Spanish colonial style is still well-preserved up to now. Vigan is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its intact structures of the Hispanic times. Vigan is well-known for its unique architecture with a combination of oriental, Philippine, and colonial European construction and design.
Langun Gobingob Caves, Samar
Langun Gobingob Caves is found in Calbiga town, Samar. Langun Gobingob Caves is considered as the largest cave system in the country and the second largest in Asia. Langun Gobingob Caves is also known as the “mother of all chambers” which measures 160 meters wide and 270 meters long. That measurement can fit 3 football fields!
Mayon Volcano, Albay
Mayon Volcano is the most famous active stratovolcano in the Philippines. This volcano can be found in Albay province. Due to its almost symmetrical cone shape, it is being known as the “perfect cone”. Its frequent eruption has destroyed many towns and villages.
Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
Kalanggaman or Calanggaman Island is a pristine white beach located in Palompon, Leyte. Enjoy the fantastic sandbars in the island and the crystal clear blue water surrounding the area. The island has very fine sand like powder so it’s very nice to walk barefooted in the sand. You can also have an overnight stay here. Enjoy the night as there are no mosquitoes on this island.
Kayangan Lake, Coron Islands, Palawan
Out of the eight lakes present on Coron island, Kayangan Lake is one of the two lakes that are open to the public. Kayangan Lake is one of the cleanest lake in the Philippines with 30% salt water and 70% fresh water. Before reaching this place, you need to hike up for about 300 steps. It’s quite a long trip but it is truly worth it.
Batanes Islands, Batanes
Batanes is considered to be the smallest province in the country in terms of its area and population. It consists of only 10 tiny islets but only 3 of the islets are populated. Everyone would love to visit this island because of its breathtaking view and beautiful beaches.
Camiguin Island, Camiguin
Camiguin is second in the smallest province in the country in terms of population. Camiguin island is popularly known as a natural paradise. Camiguin is a volcanic island with seven volcanoes present in the place but only two of those volcanoes are active. If you want a quite and relaxing trip and holiday, Camiguin is one of the best choice to pick.
Tinuy-An Falls, Bislig City, Surigao Del Sur
Tinuy-An Falls is also known as the mini Niagara Falls. It can be found in Bislig City particularly in Barangay Burboanan. It is called the widest waterfalls in the Philippines with water curtain which flows in three levels. Every morning, a rainbow appears in the area during 9-11 in the morning.
It is more fun in the Philippines, isn’t it?