Discover what each of the diverse regions of the Philippines has to offer its visitors.
The Philippines has many islands that are quite spread apart, and not all of them are conveniently connected. This makes planning a route a bit more challenging and one of the main reasons travellers choose to do an escorted tour.
Here is what some of the regions are most known for:
Spectacular Island Hopping
Palawan for beautiful beaches, mangroves and caves near Sabang, spectacular island hopping around El Nido and Coron, and wreck diving around Coron. The route from Puerto Princesa to Coron is arguably the main backpacker trail with many including Palawan in their itinerary.
Hiking, Caving & Rive Terraces
Northern Luzon for hiking, caving, and the UNESCO world heritage rice terraces of Banaue.
Beaches for Everyone
Boracay Island is the most heavily advertised holiday destination of the Philippines. You will find quiet beaches, to active ones and the party scene can complete with Ibiza. Expect lots of resorts and activities like para-sailing, banana boats, jetskis, water-skiing, etc. Prices are generally much higher here than elsewhere in the Philippines.
Volcano, Hiking & Whalesharks
Southeast Luzon (Bicol) has an impressive volcano near Legazpi which can be hiked. If you are lucky, you can swim with whale sharks in nearby Donsol.
Chocolate Hills & Culture
Bohol for visiting local villages, seeing tarsier monkeys, and the often photographed Chocolate Hills. The tarsier Monkey is the smallest primate in the world.
Explore the Underwater World
Cebu is particularly of interest for scuba diving; check out Malapascua Island, Moalboal and Apo Island.
Upcoming Surfers Haven
Siargao is an emerging destination popular especially with surfers.
This of course barely scratches the surface. The Philippines is like a collection of destinations wrapped across more than 7,000 islands. We encourage you to go explore the areas diverse offers for yourself. Gives us a call to find out about the latest hot travel deals.
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