Philippines Travel Locations - The Best Tourist Spots in the Philippines!

WOW Philippines!

With 7,107 islands, the Philippines has much to offer! Each island has it's own natural resources, from beaches, to mountains, hills and volcanoes, to historical sites, Philippine tourism is the best there is.
With 7,107 islands, the Philippines has much to offer! Each island has it's own natural resources, from beaches, to mountains, hills and volcanoes, to historical sites, Philippine tourism is the best there is.

Relax, And Take the Time to Discover the Beauty of the Philippine Islands

The Philippines is an amazing country. Rich in culture and natural resources, the Philippines make a perfect travel getaway for anyone. With its 7,107 islands, tourists will never run out of places to go and sights to see. There are however, Philippines travel locations that have become extremely popular because of the innate natural resources in that area, and the development of resorts and hotels.

One reason why most foreigners just love the Philippines is because they get to see spectacular tourist attractions without having to break their wallets. It’s amazing what things you can buy, and how far you can go, with just $100 in your pocket! Filipinos are also naturally hospitable and friendly, and we speak good English too!

In this hub, I’m going to give you the Top 7 Philippines Travel Locations. These Philippine tourist spots are simply breathtaking, and are well worth the travel hours. Kick back, and relax as I take you on a tour to seven of the Philippines' most popular travel destinations. Enjoy!

Hot Tourist Spot! - Boracay Beach

The Boracay beach has been hailed as one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. And it's no wonder why, with it's powdery white sand, clear waters, and diverse underwater wildlife, Boracay is definitely a beach to beat.
The Boracay beach has been hailed as one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. And it's no wonder why, with it's powdery white sand, clear waters, and diverse underwater wildlife, Boracay is definitely a beach to beat.

Boracay Philippines

When talking about Philippine beaches, Boracay island is probably the most popular Philippine tourist spot there is. There’s just no escaping the lure of its three kilometer beach of powdery white sand, crystal clear waters, and diverse underwater wildlife. Because of the natural beauty of the island, several hotels, resorts, restaurants, and clubs have mushroomed along the long stretch of beach. Giving tourists endless choices of amenities, exotic food, and things to do. Boracay is the perfect island getaway, capable of giving you a day of peaceful relaxation, and a night of parties and fun.

Among the many activities to do in Boracay are scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, kite surfing, jet skiing, sail boating, banana boat riding, and island hopping. And if you think that the fun ends only in the beach, think again. Tour the whole island of Boracay and you will find many other tourist attractions yet to be discovered.

 Because of all the things you have to see and you need to do in Boracay, a few days just isn’t enough. So get ready for that much needed week long vacation, book your tickets, and pack your bags. After all, they say you haven’t seen the beach yet, if you haven’t been to Boracay. 


Manila Cathedral, Intramuros

One of the many beautiful and historical sites you will see in Manila.
One of the many beautiful and historical sites you will see in Manila.

Manila Philippines

Historical Manila! Manila is the capital of the Philippines, and is a beloved Philippine tourist spot due to its rich history. Some of the must see places in Manila include Rizal Park, where the Philippine national hero, Jose Rizal was martyred.  Rizal Park includes the Manila Planetarium, part of Manila Bay, Quirino Grandstand, and Ocean Adventure. Fort Santiago is also a historical place to visit, featuring dungeons and cells and a museum dedicated for Rizal.

Intramuros, also known as the Walled City, is sometimes called as the Philippines’ little Spain. The Philippines was colonized by the Spaniards for 300 years, and Intramuros still retains this part of history, showcasing beautiful Spanish houses, streets, and churches, minimally touched by modernization. Enjoy a calesa (horse driven carriage) ride, and transport yourself back in time.

For a touch of Philippine culture and history, never miss to visit Manila Philippines.

Cebu City Sinulog Festival

This is just a teaser of what Cebu has to offer during the Sinulog Festival. Festivities have never been this fantastic.
This is just a teaser of what Cebu has to offer during the Sinulog Festival. Festivities have never been this fantastic.

Cebu City Philippines

Cebu City, also known as the Queen City of the South is growing to be a popular destination for Philippines travel. This is because Cebu is a mixture of technology and natural resources. Cebu is beginning to follow the footsteps of Makati, with its high-rise buildings, huge shopping malls, and superior hotels. But despite this technological boom, Cebu has something else to offer.

Surrounding the main island of Cebu, are little islands with beaches that can match the beauty of Boracay. Islands that are beginning to become tourist attractions are Malapascua Island, Bantayan Island, and the little yet known, but breath taking Camotes Island.

January would be the best time to go to Cebu, as this is when the Sinulog Festival is held. This is Cebu City’s Fiesta, and at this time the streets become filled with performers in elaborate costumes and extravagant floats. Feast your eyes to the amazing colors and performances held at the streets of Cebu. You will surely be caught up in all the festivity!

Bohol's Chocolate Hills

A sight that can be seen nowhere else in the world. Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills.
A sight that can be seen nowhere else in the world. Bohol's famous Chocolate Hills.
An interesting creature called the Tarsier, found only in Bohol
An interesting creature called the Tarsier, found only in Bohol

Bohol Philippines

Bohol is an island that practically has everything, making it one of the favorite Philippine tourist spots. Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills. An attraction that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. The Chocolate Hills is composed of 1,776 hills over 50 square kilometers. A sight that is certainly one to behold.

Aside from the Chocolate Hills, Bohol also boasts of majestic waterfalls, underground caves, scuba diving spots, historical sites, pristine beaches, and activities such as dolphin and whale watching.

Another thing that can only be found in Bohol is the interesting creature called the tarsier. This animal is native only to Bohol, and has grown in popularity due to its looks. The tarsier is like a very small monkey but with eyes that take up more than half of its head. The tarsier is truly one of Bohol’s unique treasures.
If you’re looking for a vacation that never ceases in sights and activities, Bohol is the place to go.

El Nido, Palawan

Peaceful, tranquil, beautiful Palawan. Still a virgin island, Palawan is nature at it's raw beauty.
Peaceful, tranquil, beautiful Palawan. Still a virgin island, Palawan is nature at it's raw beauty.

Palawan Philippines

If you’re looking for breathtaking views and total relaxation, Palawan is the place to go. There’s just no exchanging the beauty of Palawan beaches. With its crystal clear waters, pristine white sand, and exotic underwater wildlife, for some, Palawan is sheer paradise.

The island is relatively untouched. And although there are some famous resorts, if you do some exploring, you will find yourself at your own private beach. Take a few steps into the sea, and just a little beyond you are fish swimming like they have never encountered humans before. Indeed, Palawan is nature at it’s raw best.

Looking for paradise? You have found it in Palawan.

Mount Apo, Davao

The majestic Mount Apo, with amazing natural resources hidden along its trail.
The majestic Mount Apo, with amazing natural resources hidden along its trail.

Davao Philippines

In Davao lies the highest peak of the Philippines, Mount Apo. This mountain towers over Davao at a majestic 10,311 feet above sea level. For mountaineering enthusiasts, Mount Apo is one to conquer. Along its trail lies an exotic display of nature, with a steaming blue lake, geysers and suplhur pillars, rainwater lakes and cascading waterfalls. Mount Apo is a definite sight to see.

Davao also boasts its Samal Island as again one of the best beaches of the country. Samal island holds the luxurious Pearl Farm Resort, where guests can relax at a private retreat. The resort is named as such as the place was once an 11 hectare pearl farm, harvesting pink, white, and gold pearls from Sulu Sea.

Davao is also famous for being the natural habitat of the Philippine’s National Bird, the Philippine Eagle. It is also the place where the king of all fruits, called the durian, flourishes. Truly, Davao is a place of majestic beauty.

Silliman Hall Dumaguete

The oldest American structure left standing in the Philippines, Silliman Hall.
The oldest American structure left standing in the Philippines, Silliman Hall.

Dumaguete City

Dumaguete City, located at Negros Oriental, is a peaceful and provincial place, also known as the University Town. This is called as such because of the many universities that are located in the heart of this small city. Dumaguete is best known for Silliman University, one of the oldest and most beautiful universities in the whole country. This University is the home of 302 acacia trees, which contributes to the beauty and tranquility of the place. Also, in Silliman lies the oldest American structure left standing in the Philippines. This is the beautiful Silliman Hall which greets everyone who comes to Dumaguete, as it is located right in front of the sea.

Dumaguete is also best known for Rizal Boulevard, which is a long boulevard beside the sea, with many restaurants and establishments across the street. There certainly is something to this little town, as people are known to come back time and time again to visit good old Dumaguete.

Banaue Rice Terraces
Banaue Rice Terraces

More Places to Visit in the Philippines!

There are many many more Philippines travel destinations that are well worth seeing. There's the Taal Volcano, the Mayon Volcano in Albay, the Banaue Rice Terraces, Subic Bay, and so much more. Indeed the Philippines is a country that is rich in God given wonders, so if ever you're thinking of taking a vacation outside your country, come to the Philippines and see for yourself what we have got to offer. Till the next hub!


Comments 27 comments

mvictor421 6 years ago

nice


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stephanie lluch 6 years ago from philippines Author

thanks mvictor421 :) feel free to promote the philippines to others! :)


Diana 6 years ago

i never knew all these things about your country, thank you for sharing! definitely will research further :-)


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stephanie lluch 6 years ago from philippines Author

Thank you Diana :) Where are you from? It would be great if you could come to the Philippines some time. We have so much to offer, and basing on exchange rates, a Philippine vacation won't hurt your pocket at all ;)


masmasika 6 years ago

Great hub with well illustrated pictures. You write so well so keep on writing.


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stephanie lluch 6 years ago from philippines Author

Thank you masmasika. And thank you also for your advice. I read your hub about Helium. I will try and check it out. :) although I have also seen articles say that Hubpages is more profitable than Helium. I guess it depends on which one you have started with. What do you think? :)


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glassvisage 6 years ago from Northern California

These photos are certainly appealing! I know a lot of people who tell me that the Philippines is a great place to go. I wouldn't mind seeing a Tarsier :)


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere

It is such a beautiful place there. Thanks for sharing.


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stephanie lluch 6 years ago from philippines Author

Hello glassvisage and kennynext. Thank you for your comments! Yes, the philippines is certainly a wonderful place. It would be great if you could visit sometime and see the beauty of the Philippines! :)


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere

Thank you stephanie. I went there in march this year and im going back as soon as I can. It is a beautiful country and the people are great.


ivy22 6 years ago

dats great..hahaha keep it up steph


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stephanie lluch 6 years ago from philippines Author

@kennynext: Wow! So you've been here already :) That's great! What place did you visit? :)

@ivy: Thank you!

On a completely unrelated note, I'm trying to win a contest with the prize of free tickets to a real estate seminar. Winner wins by number of views in youtube. If you have time, please help me win by viewing! ^_^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZZ8p6Ydu2w&feature...


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kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere

Hi steph. I was in Manila, Tagatay City, and Davao. I got to see a lot there.


EDEN SONIO 5 years ago

OH I LOVE PHILIPPINES IT'S VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!I LOVE TO TRAVEL ALL OVER THE WORLD.....SOON SOMEDAY JE JE JE!!!!


JAY-MHAR GAOIRAN 4 years ago

hi.. this is JAY-MHAR GAOIRAN...

put ILOCOS NORTE on your lists of travel places... the place is now the best tourist destination in the philippines...

not to mention movie makers love to shoot in the different places of I.N. and as of the moment, the movie of ERICH GONZALES and THAILAND SUPERSTAR MARIO MAURER are in the place shooting their movie soon in the market...

and at your visit in the province, try to see our first high rise residence in ILOCOS REGION - the BALAI CONDOMINIUMS... we deliver HIGH-END QUALITY with regards to our units, services and others...

you may contact me at my email address for additional information jamehof_adt@yahoo .com or through my mobile number +639162445402...


kris 4 years ago

Glad to see Boracay island made the list, even though it is not as quiet as it used to be back in the 80's, it has so much more to offer now. Ive lived in boracay as an expat for years now so if you would ever like me to write an article or use any info from my website www.boracaycoupons.com then please get in touch. Thanks.


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Kris Bolton 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hi Stephanie, definitely agree with what you about Boracay. A lot of people visit the island for a few days, but in reality you really need at least 1 week here. Ive been living in Boracay for years now and im still finding new things to do :)

Can i put your post and your site on my site www.boracaycoupons.com I would like to share your post with my readers. Cheers.


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dommcg 4 years ago

the Phillipines is an incredible country and one that is next up on my list of travels, thanks for the great advice and tips.


ovidio c luna 3 years ago

what a nice paradise iwant to see it in the future


jbangskie 3 years ago

its really fun here in the Philippines....

as the pearl of orient sea, Philippines is one of the country promotes beaches, and its good to know that the previous typhoon didn't damage our tourist destination. Go go Philippines!....


bWeNtEEEEEsHETKA 3 years ago

nOt GoOD eWWWW


bWeNtEEEEEsHETKA 3 years ago

nOt GoOD eWWWW


dimple lazaro 3 years ago

maraming salamat at nakagawa ako ng project thank you so much

:)


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travelholidays 3 years ago from India

A fantastic Hub with beautiful pictures :) The images from ''El Nido, Palawan and Cebu City Sinulog Festival' are simply awesome ! Thanks for sharing this useful hub :)


some random person 2 years ago

People expect less in Philippines.... They always think philippines is nothing but a pile of islands which has nothing to offer...THEY JUDGE BEFORE THEY VIST!! Just a reminder for who thinks Philippines is booshalka

DONT JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS COVER

#philippinespiritisunsinkable :)


Lester Moore Lambac 2 years ago

Waw waw waw! Philippine Tourism's gonna BOOM this 2015 I have read and heard a lot of new! I have found tourist attractions in the Philippines too that are very promising!

Read more. http://phptourism.blogspot.com/


Tourist Spots Finder 22 months ago

Very interesting and beautiful pictures. Especially the sinulog festival it has a beautiful view on my screen and very informative blog too! I also found a blog just like this with many amazing beautiful pictures about tourist spots in the Philippines.

Blog: http://touristspotsfinder.com/

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