10 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In The Philippines

OT Staff


The Philippines has over 7,000 islands with unique landscapes and vibrant traditions. From pristine beaches to mist-shrouded peaks, it offers adventurers, beach lovers, and culture seekers a paradise to revel in.

The cityscape of the historical city of Vigan, Philippines | Shutterstock


Palawan is known as the "Last Frontier" and is famous for crystal-clear waters, limestone cliffs and jungles. Some must-visit attractions include the Puerto Princesa Underground River, El Nido's karst formations and hidden lagoons, and Coron's lakes and shipwrecks for diving.

Aerial view of beautiful lagoon and limestone cliffs El Nido in Palawan | Shutterstock


Boracay is a popular tourist spot famous for its white sand beaches and vibrant nightlife. The island has several iconic highlights, including White Beach, Bulabog Beach for kiteboarding and windsurfing, and Puka Shell Beach for relaxation.

Willy's rock, a part of White Beach in Boracay | Shutterstock


Batanes, the Philippines' northernmost province, is renowned for its rugged coastlines, rolling hills, and traditional stone houses. Some highlights you must include are the idyllic landscapes of Vayang Rolling Hills, historic stone houses in Ivatan villages, and breathtaking views from the Basco Lighthouse.

Tayid lighthouse on the island of Batan | Shutterstock


Bohol is a popular tourist destination, famous for its geological formations like the Chocolate Hills, diverse wildlife, including the tarsiers, and stunning coral reefs. Must-see attractions are the Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, and Loboc River Cruise for scenic views and cultural performances.

Historic Spanish cathedral, Bohol Island | Shutterstock


Siargao is a paradise for surfers with world-class waves, pristine beaches, and a laid-back atmosphere. Iconic highlights include Cloud 9 Surfing Spot, Naked Island for its white sand and clear waters, and Sugba Lagoon for kayaking and paddleboarding.

River flowing through a palm tree jungle with a raft and people on the bank next to it in Siargao | Shutterstock


Cebu province is a vibrant destination with beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, and natural wonders like Kawasan Falls. Oslob offers a chance to swim with whale sharks, and other highlights include Magellan's Cross and Basilica del Santo Niño in Cebu City.

Statue of Jesus on the altar at Ruins of Oslob or Museo Oslob or Parish Church at Oslob, Cebu | Shutterstock


Sagada is a mountainous town in the Cordillera Mountains, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, ancient burial caves, and unique cultural practices. Its most iconic attractions include the Hanging Coffins of Echo Valley, Sumaguing Cave for spelunking, and Kiltepan Viewpoint for sunrise viewing.

Detail of the Sugong hanging coffin at Sagada | Shutterstock


Camiguin is a beautiful island province famous for its natural wonders, such as volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, and coral reefs. Some of the most iconic highlights include White Island, full of powdery white sandbars; Mt. Hibok-Hibok, perfect for hiking and enjoying the panoramic views; and Katibawasan Falls, known for its majestic cascades.

Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin | Shutterstock


Davao is a vibrant city with pristine beaches, tropical forests, and Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines. Some attractions here include Eden Nature Park, Philippine Eagle Center, and Samal Island's beach resorts and diving spots.

Great Philippines eagle also known as monkey eating eagle at the Philippine Eagle Center | Shutterstock

Pampanga (Mount Pinatubo)

Pampanga's Mount Pinatubo, known for its 1991 eruption, is now a popular trekking destination. The trek takes you through volcanic landscapes to witness the stunning crater lake and surrounding valleys and rivers.

Lake Pinatubo is the summit crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo formed after its eruption on June 1991 | Shutterstock

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