Top 5 Popular Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

Contributed by Juanderful Pinoy

The exotic scattering of islands with a wealth of natural beauty makes the Philippines remarkable. A combination of rich history and warm culture draw domestic and international tourists to explore and experience its natural wonders. Budget travellers try to get cheap flights to visit popular tourist destinations. Although there are more than a million reasons to discover the Philippines, these are the top 5 attractions that tourists, domestic and international alike, should definitely visit.

1. Boracay

Boracay is an island an hour’s flight from Manila where white-powder beaches offer visitors a relaxing beach experience. Boracay also offers a spa resort in a jungle retreat and delicious meals served in grand style. Visitors can dive off White Beach or tour the nearby islands.

2. Mayon Volcano

The Mayon volcano can be seen for miles around, with its perfect conical shape. This magnificent volcano in Luzon threatened to erupt in 2009, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents. Visitors can also view the Cagsawa ruins nearby.

3. Tagaytay

Home to the Taal Volcano, Taal Lake, the Zipline, picnic grounds, restaurants and shopping, Tagaytay is the known as the second Summer capital of the Philippines. Tagaytay offers a comfortable climate, an attractive setting and a variety of outdoor activities.

4. The Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras

An extraordinary example of the ancient culture of the Philippines is the Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras, which were built by the Ifugao people 2000 years ago. The terraces are still in operation today despite a number of ecological problems that threaten their existence.

5. Chocolate Hills

Bohol’s most famous attraction is the Chocolate Hills. Natural forces formed the 1268 mounded hills strewn across the landscape. These conical hills are green in summer, but during the dry season, turn a chocolate-brown color that makes them look like Hersey’s Kisses.

Today is the best time to discover the Philippines. Come and explore the 7,107 islands of amazing natural wonders, fun, festivities and 100% genuine Pinoy hospitality! Tara lipad na tayo!