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Top 10 Things to do during your first trip to Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago formed by 7107 islands. It is a destination in which you can do everything: from disconnect diving in a magical beach, or go into the national parks and discover the nature of the country.

The best things to do in the Philippines! I have picked ten destinations that you should consider visiting once in the Philippines!

Visit the island of Mactan!This island is part of the province of Cebu and is divided between the city of Lapu-Lapu and the municipality of Córdoba. The island covers about 65 square kilometers and is one of the most populous islands in the Philippines. The place has a diverse collection of tourist places and attractions. Besides, many activities such as diving, jet skiing, among other things.

Discover Boracay!It is a small island in the Philippines. This area has received numerous awards from various travel magazines and agencies. It is famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation. In fact, in 2012 it was awarded as the best island in the world by the international magazine Travel + Leisure.

Head to the island of Coron!It is the third largest island in the Calamian Islands, in the north of Palawan in the Philippines. It is 170 nautical miles, southwest of Manila. It is a perfect island for diving, because its underwater visibility extends to 80 feet, almost 24 meters, and also has very calm waters.

Examine the park of Rizal!It is a historic urban park in the Philippines. It is located along Roxas Boulevard, in Manila, next to the old walled city of Intramuros. It is one of the largest urban parks in Asia and, as a fact; it is also called the Rizal Park. At the political level, it is a very important site because here on July 4, 1946, the Declaration of Independence of the Philippines of the United States was celebrated.

Walk on Lake Kayangan!It is one of the main attractions of Coron. It has impressive crystal clear waters, so much so that under the water it is like a lunar landscape. There is a small wooden walkway and a platform to leave your things if you want to swim for a while. However, it is not a quiet place, as many tourists come to this place.

Watch the oldest rice terraces in the world!The Banaue rice terraces are 2,000-year-old terraces carved in the Ifugao mountains of the Philippines by the ancestors of indigenous peoples. Therefore, they are considered the oldest rice terraces in the world, forming part of the “Eight Wonders of the World” program. Nowadays, the locals continue to use the rice and vegetable plants on the terraces, although it is in decline since young people do not want to work in these plants.

Observe the Mayon volcano!It is an active volcano in the province of Albay, on the great island of Luzon. It is recognized as “the perfect cone” due to its symmetrical conical shape. Due to the landscapes they form, in 1938 it was recognized as a national park, thus being the first to achieve it in the Philippines. Its last eruption was on September 18, 2014, so you have to be aware of its route.

Disconnect yourself in the Coral Garden!This complex built in 2013 is considered one of the best places to dive and snorkel in Puerto Galera. The colorful corals make it a unique place, so much so that it is a space protected by UNESCO. A different way of knowing the marine nature!

Visit the National Park of the Hundred Islands!This national park of the Philippines is a protected area, which is located in the city of Alaminos, in the province of Pangasinan, in the north of the country. At high tide there are 123 islands, while at low tide there are 124, thus forming the Lingayen Gulf.

Discover Puerto Princesa underground river National Park!This protected area of ​​the Philippines is located about 80 kilometers north of downtown Puerto Princesa. The entrance to the underground river can be done on foot or even by boat from the city of Sabang. As a curiosity, in 2010 a group of environmentalists and geologists discovered that the underground river has the second floor. This place is part of the World Heritage for UNESCO.

 

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3 Comments

  1. I’ve already been to Coron for summer vacation 2 years ago and it is a really great island. I can’t wait to see the other destinations, especially the rice terraces.

  2. Yes they are all amazing places that you should visit here in the Philippines. I’ve been to some of the places that you listed. They are as good as what you can see through the photos.

  3. Indeed, the Philippines is rich in its history, culture, and natural wonders. I wish I could go to all the places you listed!

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