Wondering where to go in the Philippines? You can’t go wrong with our list of the most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines, one of the most stunning countries in the world. With a grand total of 7,000 (plus!) islands in the Philippines, it can be really difficult to work out where to go. There’s the awesome beauty of the Batanes hills and the wonderfully idyllic Lake Sebu. There are lovely paradise islands and some amazing rice plantations.
The island province of Camiguin is also known as the Island Born of Fire – and that’s because it is home to many different volcanoes from Mount Mambajao to Mount Vulcan. The volcanoes are truly awe-inspiring but this is also a beautiful place to visit for other reasons. It is a secluded, peaceful island with beautiful waterfalls and hot springs, as well as some historic buildings and churches.
2) Coron, Palawan
This is a stereotypical beautiful island paradise. Here you have the crystal-clear ocean and the palm trees, the white sand, and the limestone cliffs. It is a wonderful place to visit, full of natural beauty. It is also beautiful underwater, with some great diving including to the hidden wrecks.
Batanes is one of the places you must visit in the Philippines for its natural beauty and sense of wonder. It is a place full of rolling hills and steep cliffs, dramatic landscapes and otherworldly vistas. Explore the shores that are littered with boulders and look for the deep canyons that provide the drama in this landscape.
4) El Nido, Palawan
This is a beach destination with a difference – it is truly beautiful. El Nido is blessed with clear waters and white sands, as well as lots of interesting caves and some secluded beaches. It is also famed for its dramatic limestone cliffs as well as the jungle. El Nido is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines.
5) Tubbataha Reef
The Tubbataha Reef is located in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines and is a protected marine sanctuary. It is wonderful for diving, with a range of beautiful sights just below the surface to explore. You need to get out onto the water here to see the true beauty of the national marine park.
6) Banaue Rice Terraces
The intriguing Banaue Rice Terraces are a beautifully unique attraction in the Philippines. They are historic, as they were made by ancient tribes and they now look like huge steps that float towards the blue sky.
This small island in the Philippines is packed full of wonderfully beautiful beaches and this is the place to come when you want to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the ocean as the sun sets. It is also the place to try your hand at snorkeling, scuba diving, horse riding, and more – it is an action paradise that also offers some excellent night life.
8) Camotes, Cebu
The islands of Camotes are remote enough for some really peaceful beach time. They are beautiful and possess the minimal amenities in order to provide you with a wonderfully rustic beach experience in the Philippines.
9) Lake Sebu
Lake Sebu is stunning. It has some lovely lake vistas and is a wonderful place to see waterfalls and also to get to know the indigenous hill tribes of the country. Lake Sebu is a wonderful place to come when you’re looking for a Philippines getaway with a difference.
10) Malapascua Island
Malapascua Island is the home to some small and lovely fishing villages. It is a great place for diving, and it is also a wonderful place for lounging on the beach. This is a really pretty coastline with white sand and palm trees.
The city of Vigan is a UNESCO World Heritage City and it is packed with cultural highlights like some old churches and cathedrals. This is a beautiful place to come if you like history and culture, and you want to relax in a place with some lovely old buildings.
12) Puerto Galera
This beach paradise is not far from the city of Manila and makes a wonderful getaway from the hectic lifestyle of the city. It has some nice beaches and some excellent diving and snorkeling.
If you want to see a place in the Philippines that is beautiful for a distinct reason, visit Catanduanes. This province is windswept and wild, with some lovely mountain vistas and towering cliffs. There are loads of historic buildings and some scenic grasslands to visit.
14) Chocolate Hills
You can’t visit the Philippines without going to the Chocolate Hills. These are the distinct mounds that are scattered across the island of Bohol. These mounds are covered with grass and they turn brown in the dry season. They are a truly unique attraction in the Philippines.
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