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The Philippines is a stunning country in so many ways from its people, food, culture, and beautiful scenery. Located in Southeast Asia, with neighbours of Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and so on it has so many tourist spots in the Philippines. 

It has so many beautiful places, too many Best Beautiful Places in the Philippines in fact, to detail in one review. It is an archipelago consisting of more than 7,000 islands, which are grouped into three main geographical areas: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao – now that is a lot of Filipino places.

The Philippines travel update is that this land of beautiful people is fully open for visitors again. There is a real mix of cultures in the Philippines. In the Philippines, East and West really do meet. The people are from Indonesian and Malay backgrounds. There are also parts that are Chinese and Spanish. Filipinos, or people of the Philippines, look and live in a way that is a unique mix of East and West. This is because of the history of American rule and contact with merchants and traders.

In other blogs about the best beautiful places in the Philippines or fun things to do in the Philippines, you’ll almost certainly hear about Pangasinan, Baguio, Batangas, Quezon City, Sinulog Festival, Pampanga, Palawan, San Juan, Davao City, Panagbenga Festival and Baguio City. Well, we just gave you those and much, much more.

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Filipinos are known all over Southeast Asia for their hospitality, which is a trait they all have. People who are so friendly and happy to have Westerners around are hard to find. Filipinos are emotional and passionate about life in a way that seems more Latin than Asian. This may be because they have a long history with Spain. Now is the perfect time for that Philippines travel, and we’ll show you why with the most beautiful Philippines travel pictures.

It has three major island regional places in the Philippines – Luzon is in the north, Mindanao is in the south, and Visayas is in the centre (also where my house is) – and is blessed with picturesque landscapes, beautiful places, and natural wonders such as active volcanoes, extreme weather, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. This country is renowned as one for the beautiful views from every corner.

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Read on to discover the best beautiful places in the Philippines and incredibly fun things to do in the Philippines at Pangasinan, Baguio, Batangas, Quezon City, Sinulog Festival, Pampanga, Palawan, San Juan, Davao City, Panagbenga Festival and Baguio City. 

The country has a tropical climate and is known for its beautiful beaches, rich culture, biodiversity, super-friendly people, and just brilliant food. On the latter, ignore the myth that Filipino food is ‘boring’. With Spanish and Portuguese influence for centuries, how can the food be boring? It is far from it, take it from me. It is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy its many activities, such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, and island hopping.

The Philippines has a population of over 108 million people and the official language is Filipino, but with many variants. My wife’s local language for example is Tagalog. It’s a bit like Scouse, Jordie, and cockney in the United Kingdom. I am so very fortunate to have my house on the island of Panglao, Bohol, the Philippines. It is truly paradise found and has a beautiful view.

The Filipinos are also renowned for loving a party, and I have been at a few myself personally. They’ll celebrate any Saint, animal, vegetable, or fruit that has a positive impact on their lives and culture.

With 104 million people spread out over 7,641 islands, there’s bound to be a huge party going on somewhere at any given time. It really is MORE fun in the Philippines.

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We took it upon ourselves to write up a blog to share with you 14 exciting Filipino festivals. These are your bucket-list tourist spots in the Philippines, believe me.

Whilst you’re there, we recommend you get into a Filipino Food Feeding Frenzy, and to help with that we have written up 40 Amazing Filipino Foods.

Philippine travel to Bohol, Panglao and Balicasag Islands

The island of Bohol is where my house is and is my most favourite of Phillipine places. We are now seeing a lot of Japanese, Taiwanese, and South Korean tourists, and investments, recently. Well, it does have beuatiful places to visit, and in my humble opinion the best tourist spot in the Philippines. They love the best-of-the-best snorkelling, beaches, and diving here. How could you not want to snorkel and dive here at Balicasag Island? It’s paradise and yes, ‘more fun in the Philippines’.

Bohol has some of the most unique landforms in the Philippines, with the infamous Chocolate Hills. Originally the sea bed, these volcanic mounds pepper the countryside at Danao. Beautiful little mounds (not quite mountains) that turn brown in the summer when the grass and vegetation ‘burn’, looking like chocolate.

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This beautiful coral atoll surrounded by topaz and aquamarine seas is Balicasag Island. About. 30-40 minute boat ride from most places on Panglao Island. This place is paradise. Especially if you love diving or snorkelling in the Philippines.

Once when we visited here we must have seen 5-6 pods of dolphins within 5’ of the boat, and 10 turtles in touching-distance munching on the sea grass as we snorkeled amongst them: now that is Best Beautiful Places in the Philippines.

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I am very fortunate to have a house in Panglao in the midst of the most amazing tourist spots in the Philippines. I am considering myself a bit of an authority on the subject when talking about the best tourist spot in Philippines, and where to get a beautiful view.

Yes, Bohol is one of our chosen 18 Best Beautiful Places in the Philippines.

The food is incredible, read our 40 unbelievable Filipino foods to set you on your Filipino food adventures when you visit. In that blog we give you Filipino food names and pictures to make it easy, as most Filipino restaurants use picture-based menus. Little did I know as well that Klook Philippines operate here so I could have booked my island-hopping fun through them.

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Boracay

Boracay – Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 kilometres south of Manila, and leading tourist spot in Philippines. It is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. The island is a popular destination for tourists from around the world, who come to enjoy its many activities, such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, and sunbathing. The main beach on the island, White Beach, is lined with resorts, hotels, and restaurants, and is considered one of the best beaches in the world.

You can have a read here of our complete Boracay Philippines Review.

Whilst you are there you can also try out some of these wonderful Boracay restaurants, where to eat in Boracay? 

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What is there to do in Boracay?

There are many things to do in Boracay, depending on your interests and preferences. Some popular activities include:

  • Swimming and sunbathing on the beach: Boracay is known for its beautiful beaches, and White Beach is the most popular and crowded spot on the island.
  • Water sports: Boracay offers a variety of water sports, such as sailing, parasailing, jet skiing, and kiteboarding.
  • Diving and snorkelling: The crystal clear waters around Boracay are home to a rich marine life, making it a great place for diving and snorkelling.
  • Island hopping: There are several small islands near Boracay that can be visited on a day trip, such as Crocodile Island, Crystal Cove, and Puka Shell Beach.
  • Nightlife: Boracay has a vibrant nightlife, with many bars, clubs, and restaurants offering live music and entertainment. It truly is a banging of nighttime, and I am a lover of eating with sand between my toes under the stars.

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In addition to these activities, there are also many shops and markets on the island where you can buy souvenirs and local handicrafts.

Why not try the freshest coconut you will have ever had in your life, have a look here; Buko, on Boracay.

 

Where to stay in Boracay?

There are many options for accommodation in Boracay, ranging from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts you are spoilt for Phillipine places. The most popular area for tourists is along White Beach, which has a wide variety of hotels, resorts, and guesthouses to choose from. There are seriously, loads. Some popular options include:

  • Boracay Regency Beach Resort: This resort is located on White Beach and offers a variety of rooms, suites, and villas. It has a spa, fitness centre, and several restaurants and bars.
  • Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa: Located on the Northern end of White Beach, this luxury resort offers beautiful views and a range of amenities, including a spa, fitness centre, and several restaurants, but $$$.
  • Astoria Current: This mid-range hotel is located on White Beach and offers comfortable rooms with balconies, as well as a restaurant and bar.

We have a big family, hey we’re half-Filipino. So, when we visited Boracay we decided to stay at more of a family suite rather than booking multiple hotel rooms and chose Karuna Suites, Boracay. This was on the other side of the island from the main beach. It was a little awkward getting to the main action and eating spots, but it was super-nice as you’ll see from our full review here; Karuna Suites, Boracay.

If you want to stay somewhere more peaceful and quiet, you can also consider staying in the neighbouring areas of Bulabog Beach or Puka Shell Beach, which are less crowded and have a more laid-back atmosphere.

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How to get to Boracay?

To get to Boracay, you will first need to fly to the nearest airport, which is Kalibo International Airport. From there, you can take a shuttle bus or van to Caticlan Jetty Port, which is the gateway to the island of Boracay. At the port, you then take a boat to the island. 

Once on Boracay, you can take a tricycle (a motorized rickshaw) to your hotel or resort. Alternatively, you can also fly directly to Caticlan Airport, which is closer to Boracay but has fewer flight options. It’s very ‘trains, planes and automobiles’. Quite the adventure actually.

Map of Boracay – Map of the Philippines

Palawan

Palawan – Palawan is the largest island in the Philippines and is located in the South Western part of the country and iconic tourist destination in the Philippines. It is also known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and rich biodiversity. The island is home to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palawan has a tropical climate and is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy its many activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, and island hopping.

Palawan is also home to many small villages, where visitors can experience local culture and traditions. Just check out the picture below for more of that.

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What is there to do in Palawan?

Some popular activities in Palawan include:

  • Visiting Puerto Princesa: Puerto Princesa is the largest city in Palawan and is known for its beautiful beaches and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another focal location to see some seriously impressive landforms in the Philippines.
  • Going island hopping: Palawan has many small islands and islets that can be visited on a day trip via boat and ferry, such as El Nido, Coron, and Honda Bay. These islands offer additional beautiful beaches, snorkelling and diving opportunities, and stunning landscapes. Maybe also a little more secluded and less busy.
  • Exploring the underground river: The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is home to the longest underground river in the world. I truly had no idea this even existed, now I am intrigued. You can take a boat tour through the river and see stunning stalactites and stalagmites. I’m sold.
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  • Relaxing on the beach: Palawan has so very many beautiful beaches, such as Nacpan Beach, Twin Lagoon, and Long Beach, where you can relax, swim, and sunbathe to your heart’s content.
  • Enjoying the wildlife: Palawan is home to a rich biodiversity, including many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals. You can go on a boat or a guided tour to see wildlife in their natural habitat. This is easy to book through your hotel.

In addition to these activities, there are also many shops, markets, and restaurants in Palawan where you can try local food and buy souvenirs and handicrafts.

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Where to stay in Palawan?

There are many options for accommodation in Palawan, ranging from the usual budget guesthouses to luxury resorts. Some of the more popular areas for tourists to stay in include Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron. Some popular hotels and resorts in these areas include:

  • Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa: This luxury resort is located in Puerto Princesa and offers beautiful beachfront rooms, a spa, a fitness centre, and several restaurants and bars. It is $$$.
  • El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island: Located on a private island in El Nido, this luxury resort offers overwater and beachfront villas, as well as a spa, fitness centres, and several dining options.
  • Coron Soleil Garden Resort: This mid-range resort is located in Coron and offers comfortable rooms, a swimming pool, and a restaurant.

In addition to the options above, there are also many guesthouses, inns, and hostels in Palawan that offer more affordable accommodation. These are a good option for if you are travelling on a budget and want to experience the local culture and meet other travellers.

How to get to Palawan?

To get there, you can fly to Puerto Princesa International Airport, which is the main airport serving the area. From there, you can take a taxi or other form of transportation to your final destination on the island. There are also ferry services that operate between Palawan and other nearby islands, so you can also consider taking a ferry to reach the island from your point of origin. You can search for discounted travel options from Klook Philippines.

Map of Palawan – Map of the Philippines

Cebu

Cebu – Cebu is a province in the Philippines that consists of a main island of the same name and several smaller surrounding islands like Mactan, where the airport is. It is located in the central part of the country, east of the island of Negros and West of the island of Leyte. Cebu City, the capital of the province, is the second-largest city in the Philippines and is a major economic and cultural centre in the region. It is also a major tourist destination in the Philippines.

The province is, yet again, known for its beautiful beaches and diving spots, as well as its historical and cultural landmarks, including the Basilica del Santo Niño and the Magellan’s Cross. It is also a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking and rafting. We constantly used it for a bounce through from Singapore to Cebu airport and then a fast ferry to Bohol.

I have bounced through Cebu many times on the way to Bohol via the Ferry Port. Usually, we land, taxi to Radisson Blu for one night, and get up early to catch the 1st fast-ferry to Tagbilaran, Bohol. Because of that, I have seen nothing of Cebu. Especially when I now read my review below, I have the feeling I need to seriously explore Cebu more.

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What is there to do in Cebu?

There are many things to do and see in Cebu, whether you’re interested in history, culture, nature, or outdoor activities. Some popular attractions in the area include the Basilica del Santo Niño, Magellan’s Cross, Taoist Cemetery, Fort San Pedro, and the Mactan Island Aquarium. 

You can also visit one of the many beautiful beaches on the island, such as Maribago Beach or Moalboal Beach, or go diving and snorkelling to explore the colourful marine life in the area.

Other outdoor activities you can enjoy in Cebu include hiking, rafting, and island hopping. There are also many museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions to visit, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. It truly is a bustling city on a beautiful coastline.

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Where to stay in Cebu?

If you’re looking for luxury hotels, you can consider staying at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa (I’ve stayed here, and it is nice), or the Crimson Resort and Spa. For more affordable options, you can check out hotels such as the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Cebu Parklane International Hotel, or Citadines Cebu City.

We have stayed before at the Radisson Blu by the Port which was great value, plus ideal if you’re going to catch a ferry down to Bohol (which I highly recommend). We have also stayed at two other incredible hotels on Mactan Island, namely The Movenpick Mactan Island (sadly she got badly smashed by the tornados of 2021), and Plantation Bay Resort (that was nice, but sadly was going through renovations of one of the man-made lakes. It was drained).

There are also many guesthouses, hostels, and Airbnb rentals (now open again post Covid calming) available in the area. To find the best option for you, it’s a good idea to do some research and compare prices and reviews. There really is just so much on offer.

How to get to Cebu?

To get to Cebu, you can fly to Mactan-Cebu International Airport, which is the main airport serving the area. The airport is located on Mactan Island, about 15 kilometres from Cebu City. From there, you can take a taxi or other form of transportation to your final destination on the island. 

There are also ferry services that operate between Cebu and other nearby islands, so you can also consider taking a ferry to reach the island. That is exactly what we have been doing for years, back and forth to Bohol. 

You can check with your airline or travel agent for more information about flights to Cebu and available transportation options, or just buy fast-ferry tickets at the port. If you are tall,

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Map of Cebu City – Map of the Philippines

Baguio

Baguio – a mountain city known for its cool climate and beautiful gardens, now this is where to see the uniqueness of landforms in the Philippines. Baguio is a city in the Northern part of the Philippines, located in the province of Benguet. It is known for its cool climate, as it is located in the highlands (just check the photo) at an altitude of about 1,500 meters above sea level. 

Baguio is often referred to as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” because of its cooler weather, which makes it a popular destination for people from other parts of the country looking to escape the heat, similar to Bangalore in India.

The city is also known for its vibrant culture, with a mix of indigenous and colonial influences. Some popular attractions in Baguio include Burnham Park, Tam-Awan Village, and the Baguio Cathedral. You can also visit the many colourful markets and shops in the city to experience local culture and buy souvenirs.

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What is there to do in Baguio?

There are many things to do and see in Baguio, whether you’re interested in history, culture, nature, or outdoor activities. Some popular attractions in the area include Burnham Park, Tam-Awan Village, Baguio Cathedral, Mines View Park, and the Baguio Museum.

You can also visit one of the many beautiful parks and gardens in the city, such as the Bell Church, Botanical Garden, or the Philippine Military Academy. Other outdoor activities you can enjoy in Baguio include hiking, biking, and horseback riding. There are also many museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions to visit.

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Where to stay in Baguio?

There are many accommodation options to choose from in Baguio, depending on your budget and preferences. If you’re looking for luxury hotels, you can consider staying at the Hotel Elizabeth, Baguio Country Club, or The Manor at Camp John Hay. For more affordable options, you can check out hotels such as the Microtel by Wyndham, Baguio City Inn, or the Baguio Parkview Hotel. There are also many guesthouses, hostels, and Airbnb rentals available in the area.

How to get to Baguio?

To get to Baguio, you can fly to Loakan Airport, which is the main airport serving the area. The airport is located about 10 Kilometres from the city centre. From there, you can take a taxi or other form of transportation to your final destination in Baguio. There are also buses and vans that operate between Baguio and other nearby cities, so you can also consider taking one of these if you are coming from a nearby location.

Map of Bauio – Map of the Philippines

Siargao

Siargao – an island known for its surfing and laid-back atmosphere. Siargao is a tropical island located in the province of Surigao del Norte in the Philippines. It is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, making it a popular destination for surfers, divers, and beachgoers. 

Siargao is also home to the famous Cloud 9 surf break, which draws surfers from all over the world to ride its waves. It is a niche tourist destination in the Philippines for those with surfing in their blood.

The island is surrounded by several smaller islands and islets, creating a stunning landscape of white sandy beaches and lush vegetation. In addition to its natural beauty, Siargao also has a rich culture and history, with many interesting attractions and activities to experience. I don’t surf, but I certainly feeling a need to have a trip here. Just stunning.

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What is there to do in Siargao?

There are many things to do and see in Siargao with many Philippine tourist spots, whether you’re interested in surfing, diving, nature, or culture. Some popular attractions in the area include the Cloud 9 surf break, Magpupungko Rock Pools, Sugba Lagoon, and Coconut Island. 

You can also visit one of the many beautiful beaches on the island, such as General Luna Beach or Pacifico Beach, or go diving and snorkelling to explore the colourful marine life in the area.

Other outdoor activities you can enjoy in Siargao include kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and island hopping. There are also many cultural attractions to visit, such as the Siargao Island School of Arts and Trades, the Siargao Eco Village, and the Siargao Island Museum.

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Where to stay in Siargao?

If you’re looking for luxury hotels, you can consider staying at the Hayahay Treehouse Resort, Siargao Island Village Resort, or the Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa. For more affordable options, you can check out hotels such as the Quo Vadis Dive Resort, Kermit Surf (I have to have a more detailed look at this place – check that photo, wow) and Dive Resort, or the Siargao Island Hideaway. There are also many guesthouses, hostels, and Airbnb rentals available on the island.

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How to get to Siargao?

To get to Siargao, you can fly to Siargao Island Airport, which is the main airport serving the area. The airport is located in the town of Sayak, about 40 kilometers from General Luna, where many of the popular beaches and surf spots are located. From the airport, you can take a taxi or other form of transportation to your final destination on the island. 

There are also ferries that operate between Siargao and other nearby islands, so you can also consider taking a ferry to reach the island, get some discount by booking through Klook Philippines.

Map of Siargao – Map of the Philippines

Bohol

Bohol – Bohol is an island province in the central Philippines, located in the region of Visayas. It is known for its beautiful beaches, scenic landscapes, and diverse wildlife, including the famous tarsier, a small nocturnal primate that is native to the island. 

Bohol is also home to the Chocolate Hills, a unique geological formation consisting of more than 1,200 hills that turn brown during the dry season, giving them their name. In addition to its natural beauty, Bohol also has a rich culture and history, with many interesting attractions and activities to experience.

Some popular destinations on the island include Panglao Island which is paradise, Anda Beach which is stunning, and the Loboc River where you can catch a boat and have a lazy-river luncheon with live music.

Alona Beach Panglao

Bohol is also my second home as I am very fortunate to have a house on Panglao. Have a look at our Top 10 Restaurants in Bohol, the Philippines.

 

What is there to do in Bohol?

Bohol is a beautiful island in the Philippines with a lot to see and do. Some popular activities in Bohol include visiting the Chocolate Hills, going on a boat tour to see the dolphins and whale sharks, exploring the Hinagdanan Cave, Chocolate Hills Adventure Park, and visiting the Tarsier Sanctuary to see the world’s smallest primates.

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There are also many beautiful beaches in Bohol where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. You can also visit the Baclayon Church, which is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, or the Blood Compact Shrine, which commemorates the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and the Filipinos. 

Overall, there is a wide range of activities and attractions in Bohol, so you’re sure to find something that you enjoy. Just get a tricycle, rent a scooter and go explore. So much to see.

Alona Beach

On the island of Panglao, in the province of Bohol, the Philippines, you’ll find the well-known tourist site known as Alona Beach. Alona Beach is the ideal destination for vacationers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in a tropical paradise. Alona beach is famous for its breathtaking beaches with white sand and waves that are crystal blue, with topaz aquamarine seas – abundant with life.

Do you want Turtles, Dolphins, Whale Sharks, corals, and much more? Look no further than Alona Beach at Panglao.

One of the most noticeable aspects of Alona Beach is its expansive stretch of beautiful white sand, which is ideal for lounging in the sun, going for a dip, and participating in other types of beach sports. The waters are exceptionally clear, making them ideal for snorkeling and diving. 

There is a wide variety of marine life and coral reefs just waiting to be discovered in these waters. In addition, vacationers can explore the nearby islands, Virgin Island, and Balicasag, and dive locations by going on guided tours, which include boat and equipment rentals from local merchants.

In addition to the stunning natural scenery, Alona Beach is also a popular destination for a variety of leisure activities. The neighborhood is filled with restaurants and pubs that provide a diverse selection of dining options, ranging from traditional Filipino fare to food from other parts of the world. 

Alona Beach is a busy and enjoyable location to be since visitors can enjoy things like live music, beach parties, and other cultural events while they are there.

Alona Beach provides a lot of options for people to unwind and recharge their batteries, making it a great choice for those searching for a vacation with a low-key atmosphere. Visitors have the option of getting massages and other spa services, or they may simply relax in a hammock on the beach and soak up the sun. 

In addition, there is an abundance of local markets and gift shops where tourists can purchase trinkets and mementos to take back with them when they leave.

In conclusion, Alona Beach is a place that people who are looking for a tropical getaway absolutely have to go to. Alona Beach is the ideal location for those looking to relax, unwind, and experience the finest that the Philippines has to offer since it is home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters, and a lively entertainment scene. 

There is something for everyone to do at Alona Beach, whether you are interested in having an exciting time, unwinding, or simply getting a taste of paradise.

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During our December 2022 trip, we also found Whale Shark Swimming at Lila, about 45 minutes from Tagbilaran. That truly was a bucket-list experience ticked off. The whole family walked away speechless from the breathtaking experience with these majestic gentle giants. A must-do if you’re into that sort of thing. Just an incredible experience.

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Where to stay in Bohol?

There are many great places to stay in Bohol, depending on your budget and preferences. If you’re looking for luxury accommodations, you can stay at one of the many resorts in Bohol, such as Amorita Resort, Hennan Resort a family favourite that we stay at for a couple of nights every trip,  South Palms and Spa (which is incredible and has its own farm growing the produce for the hotel), or The Bellevue Resort one of my favourites and that of Filipino celebs. 

These resorts offer a range of amenities and activities, such as swimming pools, spas, and water sports.

If you’re looking for more affordable options, there are also many hotels and guesthouses in Bohol that offer comfortable and clean accommodations at a more reasonable price. Some popular choices include Bohol Tropics (recently opened after a major refurbishment), Bohol Beach Club, Casa de la Playa, and Alona Kew White Beach Resort. There are also many Airbnb rentals available in Bohol, which can be a good option if you want a more unique and local experience.

·      Lunch @ The Bellevue Resort, Panglao Island, The Philippines

·      Day #6 on Panglao, Henann Resort & Cafe Racer

·      Saffron Restaurant, Amorita Resort, Panglao, Philippines

 

How to get to Bohol?

There are several ways to get to Bohol, depending on your starting location. The easiest way to get to Bohol is to fly to the brand-new Panglao International Airport, which is the main airport on the island. There are several airlines that offer flights to Tagbilaran Airport from major cities in the Philippines, such as Manila, Cebu, and Davao. From the airport, you can take a tricycle, or taxi or rent a car to get to your destination on the island.

Another option is to take a ferry to Bohol. There are several ferry companies that operate regular services to Bohol from major ports in the Philippines, such as Cebu and Dumaguete. The ferry ride to Bohol can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours, depending on the starting location and the type of ferry. 

If leaving from Cebu we recommend a night at the Radisson Blu, as it is so close to Port Terminal 1 for the fast ferry to Tagbilaran. That ferry takes just under 2 hours. If you are tall, I recommend digging deeper into your pocket to secure a business-class seat.

Map of Bohol – Map of Alona Beach – Map of the Philippines

Vigan

Vigan – Vigan is a city in the province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. It is located on the Western coast of the island of Luzon, about 420 kilometres North of Manila. Vigan is known for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture, which has earned it a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city is also home to a number of historic landmarks, such as the Syquia Mansion, the Vigan Cathedral, and the Plaza Salcedo.

In addition to its rich history and cultural heritage, Vigan is also known for its delicious cuisine, which blends indigenous Ilocano flavours with Spanish and Chinese influences. Overall, Vigan is a unique and fascinating destination in the Philippines that is well worth a visit.

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What is there to do in Vigan?

There are many things to see and do in Vigan, depending on your interests and preferences. Some popular activities in Vigan include exploring the city’s well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture, visiting the Vigan Cathedral, and strolling through the cobblestone streets of the Heritage Village. 

You can also visit the Syquia Mansion, which was the home of former Philippine president Elpidio Quirino, or the Crisologo Museum, which is dedicated to the life and work of the local hero Floro Crisologo.

Additionally, you can try some of the local cuisine, such as the famous Vigan Longganisa sausage and the delicious empanadas. Finally, you can visit one of the nearby beaches or waterfalls, such as the Bantay Bell Tower or the Hidden Garden. Overall, there is a wide range of activities and attractions in Vigan, so you’re sure to find something that you enjoy.

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Where to stay in Vigan?

If you’re looking for $$$ accommodations, you can stay at one of the many hotels in Vigan, such as Hotel Luna, Hotel Felicidad, or the Vigan Plaza Hotel. These hotels offer a range of amenities and services, such as swimming pools, restaurants, and fitness centres. 

If you’re looking for more affordable options, there are also many guesthouses and inns in Vigan that offer comfortable and clean accommodations at a more reasonable price. Some popular choices include Casa Teofila, Casa Mariquita, and Casa Jardin. There are also many Airbnb rentals available in Vigan, which can be a good option if you want a more unique and local experience.

How to get to Vigan?

There are several ways to get to Vigan, depending on your starting location. The easiest way to get to Vigan is to fly to Laoag Airport, which is the nearest airport to Vigan. There are several airlines that offer flights to Laoag Airport from major cities in the Philippines, such as Manila, Cebu, and Davao. From the airport, you can take a taxi or rent a car to get to Vigan, which is about a 1-hour drive away.

Another option is to take a bus to Vigan. There are several bus companies that operate regular services to Vigan from major cities in the Philippines, such as Manila and Cebu. The bus ride to Vigan can take anywhere from 8 to 12 hours, depending on the starting location and the type of bus.

Finally, you can also get to Vigan by train. The Philippine National Railways operates a regular train service to Vigan from Manila, which takes about 14 hours. This is a scenic and comfortable way to travel, but it can be quite slow.

Map of Vigan City – Map of the Philippines

El Nido

El Nido – is a coastal town with stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters. El Nido is a small town on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. It is located on the Northern coast of the island, about 250 Kilometres Southwest of Manila. El Nido is known for its stunning natural beauty, with crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and towering limestone cliffs. 

The area is also home to a rich marine life, with a wide variety of fish, coral, and other marine animals. El Nido is a popular destination for nature lovers, with activities such as snorkelling, diving, and island-hopping. It is also a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Overall, El Nido is a unique and beautiful destination in the Philippines that is well worth a visit. 

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What is there to do in El Nido?

Some popular activities in El Nido include snorkelling and diving to see the beautiful marine life, island-hopping to explore the surrounding islands, and relaxing on the beautiful beaches. You can also visit the El Nido Marine Reserve Park, which is a protected area that is home to a rich diversity of marine life. 

Additionally, you can try some of the local cuisine, such as fresh seafood and coconut-based dishes. You can also visit the El Nido Art Cafe, which is a popular spot for art and culture, or the El Nido Lighthouse, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.

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Where to stay in El Nido?

Some popular options for places to stay in El Nido include resorts, hotels, hostels, and homestays. Some of the top-rated accommodations in El Nido include El Nido Resorts, the Lagen Island Resort, and the Bacuit Bay Villas. You can also consider staying in one of the many beachfront cottages or guesthouses that are available in the area.

How to get to El Nido?

To get to El Nido, you will first need to fly to the city of Puerto Princesa, which is the nearest major city to El Nido. From there, you can take a bus, van, or car to El Nido. The journey by land from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes about 4-5 hours. Alternatively, you can also take a flight from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, which takes about 20-30 minutes. Once you arrive in El Nido, you can explore the town and its many beautiful beaches and islands.

Map of El Nido – Map of the Philippines

Siquijor

Siquijor – an island with beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere, and many Philippine tourist spots. Siquijor is a small island province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. It is known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush forests, making it a popular destination for tourists. 

The island is home to a number of small towns and villages, each with its own unique charm and character. In addition to its natural beauty, Siquijor is also known for its spiritual and mystical traditions, with many people believing that the island is home to healers and witches. Despite its small size, Siquijor has a rich history and culture that is worth exploring.

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What is there to do in Siquijor?

Siquijor is a beautiful island that offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Some of the things you can do in Siquijor include:

  • Visit the Cambugahay Falls, a picturesque three-tiered waterfall that is perfect for swimming and relaxing.
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  • Explore the Old Enchanted Balete Tree, a 400-year-old tree that is said to have mystical powers.
  • Visit the Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary, where you can see a variety of colorful butterflies and learn about their natural habitat.
  • Take a dip in the crystal clear waters at Paliton Beach, a popular spot for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Visit the Lazi Convent, a 19th-century Spanish-era convent that is now a museum and cultural centre.
  • Go island hopping to explore the many beautiful beaches and islands that surround Siquijor.

Overall, there are many things to do in Siquijor, and the island offers something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, explore the island’s natural beauty, or learn about its rich history and culture, you will find plenty to do in Siquijor. It’s heaven if you are a nature lover.

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Where to stay in Siquijor?

Some popular places to stay in Siquijor include:

  • Coco Grove Beach Resort: This luxury resort is located on a private beach in San Juan, and offers a variety of amenities including a spa, fitness centre, and swimming pool.
  • Siquijor Mystic Homestay: This budget-friendly guesthouse is located in the town of Lazi, and offers clean and comfortable rooms with private bathrooms.
  • Coco Grove Nature Resort: This eco-friendly resort is located in San Juan, and offers cottages with stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding nature.
  • Coco Grove Beach Resort: This luxury resort is located on a private beach in San Juan, and offers a variety of amenities including a spa, fitness centre, and swimming pool.
  • Siquijor Mystic Homestay: This budget-friendly guesthouse is located in the town of Lazi, and offers clean and comfortable rooms with private bathrooms.

Overall, there are many places to stay in Siquijor, so you can easily find accommodation that meets your needs and budget.

How to get to Siquijor?

To get to Siquijor, you will first need to fly to Dumaguete City, which is the nearest major city to the island. From there, you can take a ferry or a fast craft to Siquijor. The ferry ride from Dumaguete to Siquijor takes about 1 hour, while the fast craft ride takes about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can also fly to Panglao in Bohol, and then take a ferry or a fast craft to Siquijor (I am so doing this). Once you arrive in Siquijor, you can easily get around the island using tricycles, motorcycles, or cars.

Map of Siquijor – Map of the Philippines

Sagada

Sagada – a mountain town known for its stunning landscapes and unique culture, this is your nature lover bucket-list location. Sagada is a small town in the Mountain Province of the Philippines. It is located in the Cordillera region of Northern Luzon, and is known for its scenic views, beautiful waterfalls, and unique cultural heritage. 

The town is surrounded by pine forests and rice terraces, and is home to a number of indigenous communities. Sagada is a popular destination for tourists, who come to experience its natural beauty and learn about its rich cultural traditions. Overall, Sagada is a beautiful and fascinating destination that offers something for everyone to enjoy.

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What is there to do in Sagada?

Sagada is a small town in the Philippines known for its beautiful natural scenery and unique culture. Some popular activities in Sagada include hiking, cave exploration, and visiting local attractions such as the Hanging Coffins, the Echo Valley, visiting historical sites, and attending cultural events.

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The town is also known for its delicious local cuisine, so be sure to try some of the traditional dishes while you’re there. Many people also enjoy simply taking in the peaceful atmosphere and soaking up the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

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Where to stay in Sagada?

Some popular Philippine tourist spots choices include the Sagada Genuine Guides Inn and Cafe, the Rock Inn Sagada, and the Sagada Homestay. You can also choose to stay at one of the local guesthouses, which offer a more authentic experience and the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals. Whatever your budget and preferences, you should be able to find a place to stay that suits your needs in Sagada.

How to get to Sagada?

To get there, you can fly to Baguio City, which is the closest major airport, and then take a bus or hire a car to travel the remaining distance to Sagada. Buses from Baguio to Sagada depart regularly from the Dangwa Terminal. 

The journey takes around 5 hours and offers beautiful views of the countryside. You can also take a bus directly from Manila to Sagada, which takes around 8-9 hours. Another option is to take a bus to Bontoc, the capital of the Mountain Province, and then transfer to a local jeepney or tricycle to travel the last leg to Sagada.

Map of Sagada – Map of the Philippines

Banaue

Banaue – a town known for its beautiful rice terraces and indigenous culture. Banaue is a town in the Northern Philippines known for its rice terraces, which are some of the oldest and most extensive in the world. The town is located in the province of Ifugao, on the island of Luzon. The terraces, which were built by the Ifugao people over 2,000 years ago, are considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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What is there to do in Banaue?

Banaue is a popular destination for tourists who want to see the rice terraces and learn about the culture of the Ifugao people. There are a number of activities that visitors can enjoy in and around the town, including hiking and trekking through the rice terraces, visiting local villages, and attending cultural events and festivals. 

The town itself has a number of restaurants, shops, and hotels, as well as a market where visitors can buy locally-made handicrafts and souvenirs.

Where to stay in Banaue?

Some popular options include the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel, the Banaue Rice Terraces Inn, and the Banaue Homestay. These accommodations offer a range of amenities and services, including comfortable rooms, on-site dining, and assistance with planning activities and tours in the area. It is recommended to book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist season.

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How to get to Banaue?

The easiest way to get to Banaue is by taking a bus from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Buses to Banaue depart from various locations in Manila, including the Cubao Bus Terminal and the Sampaloc Terminal. 

The journey takes about 8-10 hours, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Alternatively, you can fly to the city of Baguio and take a bus or van from there to Banaue, which takes about 3-4 hours. It is also possible to rent a car and drive to Banaue, although the roads can be steep and winding in some places.

Map of Banaue – Map of the Philippines

Davao

Davao – a city with a rich history and a vibrant arts scene. Davao is a city located in the southern Philippines on the island of Mindanao. It is the largest city in the country in terms of land area, and is the centre of trade and commerce in the region. Davao is known for its scenic coastline, mountains, and wildlife reserves, as well as its diverse culture and vibrant nightlife. 

It is a popular destination for tourists, and is home to a number of attractions, including the Philippine Eagle Centre, the Davao Crocodile Park, and the Mount Apo National Park.

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What is there to do in Davao?

Some popular things to do in Davao include:

  • Visit the Philippine Eagle Centre: This conservation and research centre is home to the Philippine eagle, the national bird of the Philippines. Visitors can learn about the eagle’s biology and habitat, as well as see the birds up close.
  • Explore the Davao Crocodile Park: This park is home to a variety of crocodile species, including saltwater and freshwater crocodiles. Visitors can see the crocodiles from a safe distance, as well as learn about their biology and conservation.
  • Visit the Mount Apo National Park: This park is home to the highest peak in the Philippines, Mount Apo. It is a popular destination for hikers and adventurers, who can explore the park’s forests, waterfalls, and wildlife.

However, the Waray word kasadayaan signifies celebration. There will be a highly anticipated street dancing competition, with participants dressed as exaggerated versions of the tattooed warriors who once protected the island of Leyte. Participants from all around Eastern Visavas come dressed to impress in feathers, sequins, and body paint for what is widely regarded as the major cultural celebration in the region.

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  • Visit the Philippine-Japanese Friendship Park: This park is a tribute to the friendship between the Philippines and Japan, and features a number of attractions, including a Japanese garden, a koi pond, and a replica of a traditional Japanese house.
  • Go shopping at the Aldevinco Shopping Centre: This shopping centre is a popular destination for visitors looking to buy souvenirs and local handicrafts, including woodcarvings, pottery, and textiles.

There are also a number of other attractions and activities to enjoy in Davao, including golf courses, beaches, and adventure parks.

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Where to stay in Davao?

Some popular options include the Marco Polo Davao, the Park Inn by Radisson Davao, and the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao. These hotels offer a range of amenities and services, including comfortable rooms, on-site dining, and access to recreational facilities such as pools and fitness centres. It is recommended to book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist season.

How to get to Davao?

The easiest way to get to Davao is by flying to Francisco Bangoy International Airport, which is located just outside the city. The airport is served by a number of airlines, including Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific, which offer regular flights from Manila and other major cities in the Philippines. 

From the airport, you can take a taxi or shuttle bus to your accommodations in Davao. Alternatively, you can take a bus or ferry from Manila or other cities in the Philippines to Davao. The journey takes about 24-30 hours, depending on the mode of transportation and the route taken.

Map of Davao City – Map of the Philippines

Coron

Coron – an island with beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and fascinating shipwrecks. Coron is a town located on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. It is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, which make it a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkelling. 

The town is surrounded by a number of islands and islets, which are part of the larger Calamian Islands archipelago. Coron is also home to a number of historical and cultural attractions, including the Mausoleum of King Kalakaua and the St. Augustine Church.

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What is there to do in Coron?

Coron, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, is best known for its world-class wreck diving that takes place on ships that were sunk during World War II. However, the island also features limestone karst landscapes, stunning beaches in Palawan, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and shallow-water coral reefs.

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When compared to El Nido’s town proper, Coron’s is more peaceful and compact. On the other hand, the main island itself, as well as the other islands and waters in the vicinity, as well as the activities available to you here will blow your mind.

Camping on the beach, snorkelling, scuba diving, or wreck diving are all enjoyable activities that may be enjoyed on the islands, which can be reached by boat. A trek up a mountain for a breath-taking view of the sunset is another option, as is soaking in a hot spring.

There are a few different tour companies in Coron that provide package deals, so vacationers can easily meet up with other tourists and visit some of the city’s most popular attractions. For a hassle-free and convenient island hopping experience in the Philippines, these tours typically include pick-up and drop-off at the downtown Coron location, lunch, and boat transfers as part of the package.

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Where to stay in Coron?

Your top aim should be to find a place to stay that is not only secure but also conveniently located close to the attractions you plan to visit. You have the option of staying in the main part of town or closer to the island. Ahead of that, you need to make certain that you have a good understanding of the kind of lodging that is most suitable for you and your group. The following is a selection of the various kinds of accommodations that may be found in Coron:

Beach Resorts

Some of the most luxurious beach resorts in the Philippines may be found in the province of Coron. Beach resorts typically include breakfast in their rates, in addition to additional amenities like spas and indoor pools, however this might vary depending on the type of budget. Some beach resorts even have their own dive centre, providing guests with convenient access to the island’s most popular diving locations.

Hotels

There are a great number of hotels located in and around Coron Town, each of which provides a different set of amenities based on the price range of its guests. Luxury hotels in Coron, Philippines, typically include both an indoor pool and a restaurant on-site.

Hostels

There is no need for you to be concerned if you are a lone traveller or a budget backpacker because there are hostels within the town of Coron as well as in close proximity to the beaches. They provide vital conveniences such as wifi and toiletries, despite the fact that the majority of them are in the form of dormitory-style accommodations with common toilets.

How to get to Coron?

A flight from Manila to Coron takes around one hour to complete. Busuanga Airport (USU), also known as Francisco B. Reyes Airport, serves as the point of departure for various flights departing daily from Manila and arriving in Coron. These flights are operated by PAL Express, Cebu Pacific Air, and Skyjet Airlines.

You may reach the town of Coron by taking a journey that is approximately one hour long from the airport. Two modes of transportation, namely aircraft and ferries, make it simple to get to the island of Coron. For ferry routes, boats make repeated trips to and from their main dock, which is located on Uson Island and is known as the Uson Island Public Pier. 

Because there are so many different possibilities, enjoying all that Coron has to offer in its fullest is now much easier to do.

Map of Coron – Map of the Philippines

Tagaytay

Tagaytay – a city known for its cool climate, beautiful views, and delicious food. Tagaytay is a city in the province of Cavite in the Philippines. It is located on the shores of Taal Lake and is known for its cooler climate and scenic views of the lake and nearby Taal Volcano. The city is a popular tourist destination and is known for its restaurants, hotels, and other attractions, such as the People’s Park in the Sky and the Tagaytay Picnic Grove.

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What is there to do in Tagatay?

There are many things to do in Tagaytay, including visiting the People’s Park in the Sky, which offers panoramic views of Taal Lake and the surrounding area.

The Tagaytay Picnic Grove is another popular attraction, offering a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking and picnicking. The city is also known for its restaurants and cafes, which offer a variety of local and international cuisine, as well as its shopping opportunities, including the Tagaytay Highlands and the Sky Ranch amusement park. 

Additionally, there are many nearby attractions such as the Taal Volcano and the Lake Forest Park, which offer opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and boat tours.

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Where to stay in Tagatay?

There are many places to stay in Tagaytay, including hotels, resorts, and inns. Some popular options include the Tagaytay Country Hotel, the Taal Vista Hotel, and the Cliff House Resort. These hotels offer a variety of amenities and are located near popular attractions and restaurants. 

You can also consider staying in a vacation rental, such as a villa or apartment, which can offer more space and privacy. Additionally, there are many bed and breakfasts and guesthouses located in the city, which can provide a more intimate and local experience.

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How to get to Tagatay?

Tagaytay is located in the province of Cavite in the Philippines, about an hour’s drive South of Manila. The easiest way to get there is by car or taxi, but you can also take a bus from Manila. From Manila, you can take a bus from the terminal in Pasay City or Cubao to Tagaytay. The trip takes about 1-2 hours, depending on traffic. 

You can also take a bus from Batangas City to Tagaytay, which takes about 1 hour. Once you arrive in Tagaytay, you can take a tricycle or jeepney to your final destination. I suggest consulting a map or travel website for more detailed information on how to get to Tagaytay from your specific location.

Map of Tagatay – Map of the Philippines

Iloilo

Iloilo – a city with a rich history and a thriving arts scene. Iloilo is a province in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. The capital of the province is Iloilo City, which is known for its historical and cultural heritage, as well as its economic growth. 

The province is home to a number of natural attractions, including beaches, waterfalls, and caves. Iloilo is also known for its delicious food, including its famous La Paz Batchoy, a noodle soup dish.

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What is there to do in Iloilo?

There are many things to do in Iloilo, including visiting historical and cultural sites, enjoying the outdoors, and trying the local cuisine. Some popular attractions in Iloilo include the Jaro Cathedral, the Molo Mansion, and the Miag-ao Church, which are all beautiful examples of Spanish colonial architecture. 

For nature lovers, there are several beautiful beaches and waterfalls to visit, such as Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods in Arevalo and the Salagdoong Beach in Siquijor. Additionally, Iloilo is known for its delicious food, with many local dishes to try, such as La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo.

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Where to stay in Iloilo?

There are many options for places to stay in Iloilo, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Some popular hotels in Iloilo City include the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Centre, the Iloilo Business Hotel, and the Quest Hotel and Conference Centre. 

For those looking for a more affordable option, there are also many guesthouses and hostels in the city, such as the Casa Real Guesthouse and the Jaro Belfry Hostel. Additionally, there are several resorts outside of the city, such as the Isla de Gigantes Resort and the Kamalig Resort, that offer a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

How to get to Iloilo?

Iloilo can be reached by plane, boat, or bus. The main airport serving the province is the Iloilo International Airport, which is located in Cabatuan, about 30 minutes outside of Iloilo City. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia offer regular flights to Iloilo from major cities in the Philippines, such as Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

Iloilo can also be reached by boat from other islands in the Visayas region. The Port of Iloilo, located in the city of Iloilo, has regular ferry services to and from Bacolod, Cebu, and other nearby islands.

Finally, Iloilo can also be reached by bus from other cities in the Philippines. Several bus companies, such as Ceres Liner and Philtranco, offer regular routes to Iloilo from cities such as Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

Map of Iloilo City – Map of the Philippines

Bacolod

Bacolod – a city known for its vibrant nightlife and delicious food. Bacolod is a city in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. It is the capital of the province of Negros Occidental and is known as the “City of Smiles” because of its friendly and hospitable people. 

Bacolod is a major economic centre in the region and is known for its sugar industry. The city is also home to several historical and cultural attractions, such as the San Sebastian Cathedral and the Negros Museum. Additionally, Bacolod is famous for its delicious food, particularly its chicken Inasal and local sweets like Napoleones and Piaya.

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What is there to do in Bacolod?

There are many things to do in Bacolod, including visiting historical and cultural sites, enjoying the outdoors, and trying the local cuisine. Some popular attractions in Bacolod include the San Sebastian Cathedral, the Negros Museum, and the Ruins, which is a beautiful old mansion that has been preserved as a historical site. 

For nature lovers, there are several beautiful parks and beaches to visit, such as the Bacolod City Public Plaza and the Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph Parish Church. Additionally, Bacolod is known for its delicious food, with many local dishes to try, such as chicken Inasal and Piaya.

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Where to stay in Bacolod?

There are many options for places to stay in Bacolod, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Some popular hotels in Bacolod City include the L’Fisher Chalet, the Bacolod City Business Hotel, and the The Circle Inn Bacolod. 

For those looking for a more affordable option, there are also many guesthouses and hostels in the city, such as the Karay-a Travelers Inn and the Kudeta de Tanay Pension House. Additionally, there are several resorts outside of the city, such as the Cadiz Beach Resort and the Sugarland Hotel, that offer a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

How to get to Bacolod?

Bacolod can be reached by plane or bus. The main airport serving the city is the Bacolod-Silay International Airport, which is located in Silay City, about 15 minutes outside of Bacolod. Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia offer regular flights to Bacolod from major cities in the Philippines, such as Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

Bacolod can also be reached by bus from other cities in the Philippines. Several bus companies, such as Ceres Liner and Philtranco, offer regular routes to Bacolod from cities such as Manila, Cebu, and Davao.

Map of Bacolod – Map of the Philippines

Batanes

Batanes – an island group with stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, and unique culture. Batanes is a group of islands located in the Northernmost part of the Philippines. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, consisting of rolling hills, green pastures, and rocky coasts. To me it looks almost like Tasmania. Stunning countryside.

The islands are also home to the indigenous Ivatan people, who have a unique culture and way of life. Batanes is a popular destination for tourists who want to experience the natural beauty of the Philippines and learn about the Ivatan culture and become a nature lover. Some popular attractions in Batanes include the Batanes Nature Park, the Honesty Coffee Shop, and the Basco Lighthouse.

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What is there to do in Batanes?

Batanes is an archipelago of islands located in the northernmost part of the Philippines. It is known for its beautiful scenery, with rolling hills, rocky shores, and pristine beaches. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in Batanes, such as hiking, bird watching, and sightseeing. 

You can also visit historical and cultural sites, such as the Basco Lighthouse, the Valugan Boulder Beach, and the Chawa View Deck. In addition, the local cuisine is worth trying, with dishes such as Ivatan Longganisa (sausage) and Lumuknay (wild fern).

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Where to stay in Batanes?

Some popular choices include hotels, inns, and resorts, which offer a range of amenities and services. For a more authentic experience, you can also consider staying in a homestay with a local family. This will give you the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and way of life of the Ivatan people. It’s also worth checking online for reviews and recommendations to find the best place to stay in Batanes.

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How to get to Batanes?

The easiest way to get to Batanes is by flying from Manila to Basco, the main town on the island of Batan. Philippine Airlines and SkyJet offer regular flights to Basco from Manila, with a flight time of around 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

From the airport, you can arrange for a transfer to your accommodations or rent a car to explore the islands on your own. It’s also possible to reach Batanes by ferry from other parts of the Philippines, but the journey can be long and unpredictable due to the rough sea conditions.

Map of Batanes – Map of the Philippines

Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa – a city with beautiful beaches, stunning caves, and fascinating wildlife. Puerto Princesa is a city on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. It is known for its natural beauty, with a number of beaches, forests, and protected areas within its borders. It is also home to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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What is there to do in Puerto Princesa?

In Puerto Princesa, visitors can enjoy a range of activities, such as taking a boat ride on the UNESCO Puerto Princesa Underground River, island hopping in Honda Bay, exploring Sabang Town and its nearby beaches, going scuba diving or snorkelling at Tubbataha Reef.

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You can also try visiting the Puerto Princesa Immaculate Conception Cathedral, exploring the Puerto Princesa City Baywalk, wandering through Plaza Cuartel, trying the local delicacies, visiting Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm, going on an adventure in Sabang Jungle, and beer tasting at the only craft brewery in Palawan.

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Where to stay in Puerto Princesa?

The best places to stay in Puerto Princesa include the Cleon Villas Pension, Costa Palawan Resort, Astoria Palawan, Go Hotels Puerto Princesa, Hotel Fleuris, Citadel Bed and Breakfast, Acacia Tree Garden Hotel, Fersal Hotel, Panja Resort Palawan, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa, Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, Munting Paraiso, Blue Lagoon Inn and Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa.

How to get to Puerto Princesa?

You can get to Puerto Princesa by air from Manila, Clark, Cebu, Davao and Iloilo via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippines AirAsia, or by sea from Manila with a weekly ferry on Friday leaving at 7 pm with Super Ferry, or from Iloilo by ferry with a stopover at Coron, or from El Nido and Coron by air or road. Once you arrive, there are various transport options available to get to the city centre, such as public vans, private vans, buses, and car rental.

Map of Puerto Princesa – Map of the Philippines

There you have it, our stunning blog of the best beautiful places in the Philippines or fun things to do in the Philippines including Pangasinan, Baguio, Batangas, Quezon City, Sinulog Festival, Pampanga, Palawan, San Juan, Davao City, Panagbenga Festival and Baguio City. 

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What are the Philippines’ Travel Restrictions?

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The Philippines is excited and ready to warmly welcome all foreign tourists from all countries starting April 1, 2022! Fully-vaccinated tourists no longer have to undergo quarantine

The Philippines are open to all foreigners, even their children. People who are fully vaccinated don’t have to show a pre-departure test.

When you get the second dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a vaccine more than 14 days before leaving the country of origin, you are considered fully vaccinated.

The vaccine must be approved by either the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). Even if they haven’t been vaccinated, children under 15 can also go to the country. They will follow the rules for the accompanying foreign parent who is already fully vaccinated.

What are the Philippines’ travel ban countries?

Get the latest information on what you need to do to get into every place in the country.

Go to www.philippines.travel/safetrip or get the Travel Philippines app on your phone.

Have fun and stay safe as you travel around the Philippines.

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