20 years of my life was spent in the philippines so this are some places to see.. I know this country by heart.
This quintessential paradise island may have been heavily developed, but it’s still the country’s most popular tourist attraction. As you laze on the beach at sunset drinking a happy hour cocktail after a day diving, kite boarding or just doing nothing, it isn’t difficult to see the appeal. It is the bussiest island on summer.Boracay is one competitive venue for the Asian Windsurfing Tour, with the week-long Boracay International Funboard Cup competition usually held in January on Bulabog Beach.
is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila. Located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to thenortheast, San J uan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast, and Pasay to the south. Explore old Manila and see the remains of the massive wall that protected Intramuros, the Spanish walled city. Highlights include San Agustin Church (which has a small museum), Casa Manila (a reconstruction of a wealthy family’s home) and the ruins of Fort Santiago.
World's smallest monkey in Bohol
See the world's smallest monkey,the tarsier, on Bohol Island, also home to fascinating natural wonders that include hundreds of limestone hills resembling oversized chocolate drops, nicknamed the 'Chocolate Hills'. Also visit the Baclayon Church, which dates back to 1595.
Palawan Island is the largest island of the Palawan Province, Philippines.
The northern coast of the island is along the South China Sea, while the
southern coast forms part of the northern limit of the Sulu Sea. This island is very undeveloped and traditional. Abundant wildlife, jungle mountains, and white sandy beaches attract many tourists.
Mountain scenery in Sagada
Visit this laidback mountain village for fresh air, beautiful scenery, cheap lodges and excellent food. There are caves to explore, waterfalls to swim beneath and trails to be hiked; or just relax and enjoy the scenery and slow pace of life.
At 2954m (9,700ft), Mount Apo (‘Grandfather’) is the highest peak in the country and popular with experienced trekkers; it also has one of the longest ziplines in Asia on its southern slope. The whole Apo mountain range has spectacular waterfalls, rapids, forests, springs and mountain lakes.
Santa Cruz Island
Swim, surf, windsurf, snorkel or dive in the waters of Santa Cruz Island, off the coast of Zamboanga in Mindanao. It is famous for its sandy beach that turns pink when the corals from the sea are washed ashore.
Surf in Siargao
Some of the best waves in the country can be found around this tiny island off the north coast of Mindanao particularly from August to November, the Cloud Nine break is spectacular. The laidback resorts only really come to life during the annual surfing contest in September/October.
is a second class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Only 55 km (34 mi) away from Manila via Aguinaldo Highway, it is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Tagaytay City provides a good view of the Taal Volcano. Is home to Taal Volcano, which is reputed to be the world's smallest and yet most active. The breathtaking views of Taal volcano and Lake is truly a once in a life time experience and we recommend a visit in the strongest possible way. The city is a popular summer tourist destination because of its cool climate due to its high altitude.
Tagaytay Islands, considered as the country's second summer capital
because of its crisp and cool climate all year around, is a treasure box of
pleasure points in by itself. At nightfall, one sees the lake sparkle with the
pinpoint lights of fishing boats. It is a perfect picnic spot. Here, the
Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Philippine Tourism Authority built Picnic Groove, a public park in the city which generates public patronage through user fees and the sale of low priced goods, thus contributing to the industrial growth of Tagaytay.
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