13 great things of the Philippines tourism

As a beautiful country formed from more than 7,000 large and small islands, the Philippines is considered a tourist paradise with many unique features of history, culture as well as unique natural beauty. Here are 13 great experiences of Philippines tourism that you cannot deny.

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  1. Endless charm of Boracay Island

The white sand and blue sea of Boracay
The white sand and blue sea of Boracay

As one of the smallest island in the Philippines, Boracay is one of the most beautiful and attractive islands in the world, with soft white sand, long stretches and turquoise blue waters. Many tourists who come to this island do not hesitate to call Boracay a human paradise. This is a “must visit” point in Southeast Asia in travel books as well as on travel guide websites. With its brilliant beauty, Boracay is likened to a jewel in the ocean and absolutely on the bucket list of Philippines tourism.

See travel guideline of Boracay in 2018 here


  1. Boisterous atmosphere of the festival Ati-Atihan

The Ati-Atihan is considered the largest, most colorful and exciting spring festival of Philippines tourism
The Ati-Atihan is considered the largest, most colorful and exciting spring festival of Philippines tourism.

Appearing for 800 years, the Ati-Atihan is considered the largest, most colorful and exciting spring festival in the Philippines. In the third week of January, Filipino people will celebrate the festival to honor the goddess Santo Niño – the guardian of the country. The festival includes tribal dances, music and a parade on the street, all participants will wear colorful national costumes, painted with soot and parade around the town.


  1. The pristine waters and glamorous El Nido – The new pearl of Philippines tourism

El Nido is the one of the most pristine islands of Philippines
El Nido is the one of the most pristine islands of Philippines

El Nido is a pristine beach not only because of the clear blue water but also with many bays, black cliffs, colorful coral reefs, waterfalls, and abundant vegetation. El Nido is located at the tip of Palawan Island, 420 km from Manila, Philippines. In 1996, El Nido was included in the list of the most compelling and confidential tourist spots voted by the Times Journals.

See the suggestion of El Nido itinerary in 5 days here


  1. The green terraces at Banaue

The 2000 year-old terraced rice field attracts thousands of tourists
The 2000 year-old terraced rice field attracts thousands of tourists

Banaue is one of the destinations not only famous in the Philippines tourism but also around the world with the 2,000-year-old terraced fields of the Ifugao people. This is one of the large fields recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, at an altitude of up to 1,700 meters above sea level and majestic majestic scenery.


  1. Delicious taste of Halo Halo

A cup of halo-halo in the summer is really great.
A cup of halo-halo in the summer is really great.

Halo Halo is the name of a very popular dish in the Philippines. This cool dish is a mix of flavors, colors and ingredients from tropical fruits such as jack fruit, persimmon, papaya, banana; Beans such as red beans, green beans, white beans; sweet potatoes, purple yams, corn starch, powdered seed powder with cream spread. Each type of fruit is individually packed with ice and a layer of condensed milk. The diversification in ingredients will make you feel very special taste.

See some suggestions of food in Manila here.


  1. Ancient space in ancient Vigan city

You can see a typical Spanish city in the Philippines
You can see a typical Spanish city in the Philippines

Vigan is a town in the province of Ilocos Sur of the Philippines. The town of Vigan is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, because it is the most retained Spanish colonial city in Asia. The cobbled narrow streets, the tilting roofs with unique Baroque architecture and the life of indigenous people … all together create a unique cultural identity that only Vigan has.


  1. The blue sea of Coron

Besides El Nido, Coron is also the beautiful island of Palawan
Besides El Nido, Coron is also the beautiful island of Palawan

Coron is one of the most beautiful beaches in Palawan province, Philippines. Come here, visitors feel like the beautiful scene in the movie Avatar in front of the eyes. The beach in Coron is very clean, fresh with beautiful coral.


  1. The charming beauty of the chocolate hill

The spectacular view of chocolate hills
The spectacular view of chocolate hills

Located in Bohol, the chocolate hill is one of the amazing masterpieces of creativity. With more than 1,000 conical hills stretching over 50 square kilometers, this scenery is perfect for making visitors think of a giant chocolate party. Although scientists have explained that the chocolate hills are the result of a great geological change from a large coral reef, visitors are impressed by this amazing natural work.

See 5 things you should not miss in Bohol


  1. San Agustin Church, Manila

Inside the the oldest stone church of Philippines tourism
Inside the the oldest stone church of Philippines tourism

If you are visiting Manila without a visit to San Agustin Church, it is unlikely that your trip will be complete. Built in 1589, this beautiful church survives after seven earthquakes and two fires for centuries and is now the oldest stone church in the Philippines. San Agustin features the main entrance with exquisite carvings on the wooden door. Interior design is influenced by Mexican style, the ceiling is the absolute highlight of the painting drawn in the 1800s by the Italian artists, Giovanni Dibella and Cesare Alberoni.


  1. Tubbataha coral reef

The beauty of coral reef here is incredible
The beauty of coral reef here is incredible

Situated on the Sulu Sea, Palawan of the Philippines, the famous Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is known for its diverse marine life reserves. The coral reefs lie on the exposed volcanoes with a pristine 100m long coral, vertically like a thin wall. Tubbataha Park is also known as one of the most beautiful diving sites in the world.


  1. Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park

Riding boat inside the underground river is the memorable experience for any tourist
Riding boat inside the underground river is the memorable experience for any tourist

Puerto Princesa Submarine National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, which preserves the Philippines’ most important mountain-marine biodiversity. The most distinctive features of this place are the spectacular limestone landscape, the long underground river system and extensive underground hangar. The river originates from St Paul, at an altitude of 100 m, which flows 8.2 km before flowing to the sea.


  1. Mayon Volcano

This is an active volcano in Philippines
This is an active volcano in Philippines

At 2,400m above sea level, the Mayon volcano features a perfectly symmetrical cone. This area attracts a lot of visitors to visit and enjoy some activities such as camping, hiking, hiking, bird watching and great scenery for photographers.


  1. Lake in Pinatubo volcano

This special lake attracts a lot of tourists to come.
This special lake attracts a lot of tourists to come.

In 1991, the peaceful volcano Pinatubo woke up after hundreds of years of sleep in a peaceful, friendly shell. During the volcanic eruption, the lake Pinatubo was formed. The lake, located in the Pinatubo volcanic crater, is located in Zambales province in the northwestern Philippines, now a popular tourist destination in the island nation.

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