- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and islets located in the southeast coast of Asia. It has a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers bounded by the Philippine sea to the east, Celebes Sea to the south, and South China Sea to the north and the west. It is separated by three main islands called Luzon, The Visayas and Mindanao. Manila is the national capital located in the heart of Luzon.
Never hesitate to plan a vacation to Philippines because this country will attract you with all of its resources.
Here are several tourist destinations to visit in the Philippines
El Nido, Palawan
Named as one the most beautiful island beaches in the world El Nido is one of the must-visit and must-return places in the Philippines. When in El Nido, experience different island hopping tours to white sand beaches, enchanting lagoons, and crystal clear waters, where you can swim, snorkel, do kayaking, or just relax and embrace the hidden beauty of Mother Nature.
Boracay Island, Aklan
Boracay is probably the most popular beach island in the Philippines. It’s known to the world and had received a lot of awards from local to international awards. It’s every Filipino’s dream to visit this island located in the province of Aklan. It has an area of 3.98 square miles. It comprises of 3 barangays: Yapak, Balabag and Manoc-Manoc. With its soft white sand, bright blue waters, beautiful sunset view, and unforgettable night life experiences. During Amihan Season, that’s from the months of November to May, the White Beach is calm that makes the tourism at its highest point.
Batanes Islands, Batanes
Batanes is one of the most wanted tourist destinations in the Philippines. A trip to the province will give you the most unique sceneries of the country, which include unspoiled islands that will satisfy nature lovers, livestock freely roaming above endless green hills, massive cliffs overlooking oceans under the blue skies, rocky shores and white sand beaches, and the rich cultural heritage of the Ivatans.
Malapascua Island, Cebu
Along with Palawan and Boracay, the island of Cebu is also considered one of the top 20 best islands in the world by Condé Nast Traveller magazine. A month isn’t enough to explore the whole of Cebu, which is known for its white beaches, luxury resorts, and rich history. Malapascua Island is one of the most popular destinations in Cebu. The small island which can be walked around in two hours is home to lovely beaches and relaxing breeze of air. Tourists visit the island for a once-in-a-life time diving experience with the thresher sharks.
Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Siargao is known as the surfing capital of the Philippines and home to the world-renowned surfing wave called “Cloud 9”. So if you love surfing, this island must be in your bucket list in 2016. However, Siargao is not only a perfect place for surfers but for any type of tourists. Unknown to many, the island is also hiding pristine white sand beaches, enchanting lagoons, natural pools, waterfalls, amazing caves, incredible rock formations, and more.