It’s more fun in the Philippines. Is it true? Read our blog and visit the top 20 attractions in the Philippines. We’ve chosen beautiful destinations from Luzon, Visayas to Mindanao. So you can experience the beauty of the Philippines.
1. Batanes: Basco Lighthouse & Vayang Rolling Hills
Batanes is an archipelagic province in the northernmost part of the Philippines. If you want to view the West Philippine Sea, all you have to do is climb the observation deck of the Basco Lighthouse. As a bonus, you also get to see the whole Batan Island including Mount Iraya.
In addition to the magnificent view from the lighthouse, and if you love to hike, try Vayang Rolling Hills. You will have an unobstructed view of the beautiful Mount Iraya, and the islands of Batan, Sabtang, and Itbayat. Batanes is a destination for those who want peace and quiet.
2. Banaue Rice Terraces
The rice terraces in the mountainous regions of Ifugao have been in existence for over 2,000 years. It was said that in ancient times, the terraces were constructed by hand as a practical solution to the problem of growing rice on a mountain with steep slopes. This is an ingenious way of cultivating a mountainous land. As a result, Banaue Rice Terraces is a top attraction for those who want cool weather and green scenery.
3. Ilocos Norte: Paoay Sand Dunes
Are you interested in sandboarding, riding the dune buggy, or 4×4 sand cruiser? If you said, yes, visit Paoay Sand dunes. There are teachers that will teach you how to do it. But, ff you are scared, you can just chill and admire the view of the sand dunes.
4. Subic: Zoobic Safari
Zoobic Safari is the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines. It is located in the forest of Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Zoobic will give you a chance to meet wonderful animals up close and promote awareness for their species. For the thrill-seeker, you can also have a close encounter with the biggest members of the cat family.
5. Palawan: Calauit Safari Park
Calauit Island was declared as a wildlife sanctuary and game preserve in 1977. In the meantime, it is a tourist attraction known as Calauit Safari Park. It is home to various species of exotic African and endemic Palawan flora and fauna. On this island, you will see hundreds of giraffes, elans, waterbucks, Calamian deer, monkeys, freshwater crocodiles, zebras, bearcats, bushbuck, and a variety of birds that roam freely.
6. Manila Ocean Park
The Manila Ocean Park is an oceanarium in Manila. It is located behind the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park. The Oceanarium is home to 14,000 marine creatures from around 277 species. All indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Its sheer size and diversity make it one of the world’s best public aquariums. Need we say more? Come visit the Manila Ocean Park when you get to Manila.
7. Intramuros: Bambike Tour
Cycle around incredible historic neighborhoods in the historic walled area of Intramuros on bamboo bikes with Bambike Ecotours. Choose from their wide variety of Bambike designs like the Ligtasin Cove beach cruisers, Victoria city bikes, and other handmade bamboo bike designs.
8. Siargao: Cloud 9
The name of the most famous wave in the Philippines is Cloud 9. It can be found on the beautiful island of Siargao. Come visit Siargao in the months of November to April as it is the best time for surfing. You will see thick waves and hollow tubes occur in these months. If you do not know how to surf, there are a lot of teachers who can teach you!
9. Cebu: Kawasan Falls Canyoneering
Are you an adrenaline junkie? If yes, try the Canyoneering from Alegria to Kawasan Falls in Cebu. For those who do not know what canyoneering is, canyoneering refers to traveling down a canyon through a mix of activities like climbing, hiking, cliff diving, swimming, and other similar fun activities.
10. Tarlac: Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour
Enjoy the magnificent view of the largest lahar canyon in the world when you do the Mt. Pinatubo Tour. You will also see the pristine blue-green water and the big smiles of the Aetas. However, one must be physically ready. Because, hiking all the way to the Pinatubo’s magnificent crater lake and experience a 4×4 off-road adventure from the base camp to the jump-off point is no joke. Are you up for it?
11. Cagayan De Oro: White Water Rafting
Whitewater Rafting in the Philippines originally started as a hobby by a group of outdoor sports enthusiasts. It was organized by the Cagayan de Oro Whitewater Rafting Adventure (CDOWRRA). Afterwards, it eventually turned into a thriving business serving local and foreign clients. You can also find out more about CDO in our Best Places to Visit in the Philippines Blog. There will be amazing instructors who will teach and guide you all the way.
12. Cagayan De Oro: Dahilayan Adventure Park
Do you want to try Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline and fly like Superman from a launch point at 4,700 feet above sea level? With speeds of up to 90 kph, you can zoom through lush greenery and breathtaking views only found in the mountains of Dahilayan. Don’t you worry, it is guaranteed safe and fun for every age. Zipzone’s 840m zipline has become the ultimate adventure destination for young and old alike. You should try it too. Click Dahilayan Adventure Park for more details.
13. Camarines Norte: Calaguas Islands Tour
Calaguas is a group of islands located in the Philippine province of Camarines Norte. Generally, travel tours in Calaguas will entertain you whether you travel in groups or alone. There are multiple public tours you can join. This is a good way to meet new friends or just relax on your own.
14. Bohol: Loboc River Cruise
One of Bohol’s top attractions is the Loboc River Cruise. Embark on a lovely river cruise while enjoying a sumptuous Filipino buffet lunch. We included this in the top 20 attractions in the Philippines for the foodie.
15. Cagayan De Oro: Paragliding at Sierra del Oro
Besides land and water adventure, there is also air adventure. Experience the first and currently the only paragliding adventure in Cagayan de Oro at Sierra del Oro.
16.Surigao Del Norte: Sohoton Cove
Sohoton Cove, known for its emerald waters and stingless jellyfish, also features natural wonders such as caves, lagoons, and cliff jumping. These fun activities will make your trip to Siargao a must. As a result, Sohoton Cove will always be one of the top destinations for nature lovers.
17. Surigao Del Sur: Hinatuan Enchanted River
The Hinatuan Enchanted River is a deep spring river. It flows into the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean at Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur.
18. Kalanggaman Island
Kalanggaman Island is a beautiful beach destination in the municipality of Palompon in Leyte. Access to the island is regulated by the local government. It is the picture-perfect postcard of a paradise island: it’s got fine, white sand and turquoise, clear water. Contact the Palompon Tourism Office for bookings.
19. Corregidor Island
Corregidor Island is one of the most historic islands in the Philippines. In the past, Corregidor was fortified with coastal artillery to defend the entrance of Manila from attacks by enemy warships. Today, it is known as a historic monument and as a tourist destination. Also, there are many travel companies that offer day tours on the island.
20. Apo Reef
Apo Reef is a coral reef system in the Philippines located in the western waters of Occidental Mindoro. It is the world’s second-largest coral reef system, and one of the best dive spots in the world. Thus, the top 20 attractions in the Philippines will never be complete without Apo Reef.
Can’t get enough of the Philippines? Read our blog to know more about the Philippines. For instance, you can try the Top 5 Best Philippine Guide Books Blog and Best Economy Airlines to the Philippines so you can plan your trip well.
Lastly, if you want us to write more blogs about the Philippines, write to us in the comments section.
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