The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country with 7,107 islands. If you are a fun-loving adventurer, the Philippines has a lot to offer. From sunbathing, surfing, diving, canyoneering, hiking, partying or just simply relaxing, the Philippines got it all for you! Where to go in the Philippines, here are the best places to visit in the Philippines:

Choose Coron

It is one of the most popular diving sites in the Philippines. It is also known as the shipwreck diving capital of the Philippines. Aside from island hopping, diving and snorkeling in Busuanga, Skeleton Reef, Coral Garden, Siete Picados, Twin Lagoons, and Baracuda Lake you can also visit and kayak at the Kingfisher Park. It is a mangrove and bird haven. When it gets chilly at night, you can go to Maquinit Hot Springs and submerge your whole body. Coron will always be one of the best places to visit in the Philippines.    

To get to Coron, you need to fly from Manila to Busuanga Airport in Palawan. From Busuanga Airport, take a jeepney for about an hour to reach the Coron Town. 

Be in Bohol

Bohol is known for its coral reefs and the Chocolate Hills. If you want to explore Bohol, here are the best things to do in Bohol: Hike up the Chocolate Hills view deck. See different kinds of butterflies, birds, spiders, and plants at the Bohol Habitat Conservation Conservatory. Walk across the Bamboo Hanging Bridge. Cruise and eat a sumptuous buffet lunch or paddleboard at the Loboc River. Zip-line in Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park. See the world’s second-smallest primate at the Tarsier Conservatory. Discover why the forest is named ‘Man-made Forest’. Visit the naturally lighted cave with a deep lagoon and large stalactites and stalagmites in Hinagdanan Cave. And swim, dive or snorkel and if you are lucky, you might see dolphins and turtles in Panglao Island.

To get to Bohol, you need to fly from Manila to Bohol Airport in Palawan. Outside the airport, there are plenty of vans-for-hire, taxis, and tricycles. 

Surf in Siargao

Siargao is known as the ‘Surfing Capital of the Philippines.’ Here are the things to do and places to visit in Siargao: Surf or watch surfers in Cloud 9. Island-hopping in Guyam, Naked, and Daku Islands. Kayak, paddleboard or jump off the diving platform in Sugba Lagoon. Swim with the stingless jellyfish in Sohoton Cave. And bike around the island. Undoubtedly, these are why Siargao is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines.    

To get to Siargao, you need to fly from Manila to Siargao Airport. There are vans-for-hire outside the airport to take you to your hotel or you can ask your hotel to arrange it for you. 

Don’t get bored in Boracay

Boracay was once named ‘World’s Best Beach.’ The government of the Philippines closed it last year for rehabilitation. If you plan to visit Boracay, here are the best things to do in Boracay: Kitesurf on Bulabog Beach. Island hopping in Balinghai Beach, Crystal Cove, Crocodile Island, Magic island West Cove, and Puka Beach. Parasailing, helmet diving, banana boat, windsurfing, and free or scuba diving in Boracay. These are the reasons why Boracay is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines.    

To get to Boracay, you need to fly from Manila to Caticlan or Kalibo Airport. From the Airport, take a bus or van-for-hire to Caticlan Jetty Port and then take a 20 min boat ride from Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay Island. There are tricycles or “multicabs” outside the port to take you to your hotel. 

Ok for Cagayan De Oro

Cagayan de Oro or CDO is also known as the “City of Golden Friendship.’ If you are an adrenaline junkie, CDO is the place to be. Here is our list of the best adventures to do: Enjoy the thrilling rides and slides at the Seven Seas Waterpark. Paraglide at Larry’s Hill and Hugo Sky Lounge. Relax and view the picturesque city at the High Ridge at night. Swim, climb, jump off a cliff at Mapawa Nature Park. Zipline at the Dahilayan Adventure Park. And the very popular white water rafting at the great white rapids of the CDO river. And these are the reasons adventurers consider Cagayan de Oro one of the best places to visit in the Philippines.

To get to Cagayan De Oro, you need to fly from Manila to Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro. You can take a taxi or van-for-hire to your hotel. 

See Cebu

Whether you want an adventure or simply just want to have a laid back vacation, Cebu is the destination for you. For adventurers, here are the things you must do: Sunrise hike to Osmeña Peak. Kawasan Falls Canyoneering. Take a plunge in the Mainit Hot Spring. Trek at the Kabutongan and Dao Waterfalls. Swim with the whale sharks (a.k.a. Butandings) in Oslob. Dive or snorkel with a school of sardines or turtles in Moalboal; and a lot more.

For people who want a laid back vacation or staycation, you can click ASAP Vacations and our friendly travel experts will find you the best hotel for your staycation. The city proper of Cebu also a lot of heritage sites to visit like the Fort San Pedro – the oldest triangular fort in the Philippines. In Cebu Taoist Temple, visitors are welcome to take part in the wish-granting ritual. Magellan’s Cross – the planting of the cross symbolizes the introduction of Christianity to the Filipinos. The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño is the Philippine’s oldest Roman Catholic Church. And the Mactan Shrine – the monument of Lapu-Lapu, first Filipino hero, can be found here.

Cebu is not only famous for its attractions, but it is also a famous destination for dining. Some just go to Cebu to eat the famous and sumptuous Lechon – roasted pig.

To get to Cebu, you can fly from Manila to Cebu-Mactan International Airport or fly directly to Cebu. 

Did we spark your interest to travel to the Philippines? You can also check out our blog on the Top 5 Best Philippine Guide Books, and Best Economy Airlines to the Philippines so you can plan your trip well.  

If you want us to write more blogs about the Philippines, write to us in the comments section. 

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