Philippines Top 15 Destinations

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No. 15  Manila Ocean Park

An oceanarium which opened on March 2008 in Manila Philippines near the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park. It displays several species of marine life from fishes to corals, sharks, marine flora and fauna, etc.

FL_top15bNo. 14  Rizal Park

Also known as Luneta park and it is a historic urban park located along Roxas Boulevard City of Manila, adjacent to the old walled city of Intramuros. An image of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the country’s national hero, stood there.

FL_top15cNo. 13  Banaue Rice Terraces

2,000 year old terraces that were carved in the mountains of Ifugao by their indigenous ancestors. It is made into like a series of staircase like steps wherein various crops are grown having a very good irrigation system too.

FL_top15dNo. 12  Cagayan de Oro

Known as the City of Golden Friendship because of its people being warm and friendly. It shows the culture of weaving and it is a place perfect for water adventures in Cagayan de oro river like white water rafting and river trekking.

FL_top15eNo. 11  Davao City

Crocodile parks, with variety of wildlife to be seen, Davao Butterfly House to be visited and Tribu K’Mindanawan, a cultural village that holds impressive fire dancing performances. The place is also good for water kayaking and ziplining.

FL_top15fNo. 10  Ilocos Norte

A coastal province with so mant different colors of sand to be found. The blackest black in Laoag, The brown sands in Currimao and the white sands of Pagudpud. Several delicacies like bagong, pinakbet and longganisa are to be eaten there.

FL_top15gNo. 9  Cebu City

Rich in historical landmarks including Magellan’s Cross commemorating the moment of explorer Ferdinand Magellan planting a wooden cross in Cebu’s soil converting its locals to Christianity. The place is also known for its annual celebration of Sinulog Festival celebrating Sto. Nino’s feast.

FL_top15hNo. 8  Mayon Volcano

An active volcano in the province of Albay known for its perfect cone which is almost symmetric conical shape and is  a protected area.

FL_top15iNo. 7  Taal Volcano

The 2nd most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. Situated in the middle of Taal Lake and presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views of the Tagaytay Ridge.

FL_top15jNo. 6  Tubbataha Reef Natural Park

A protected area located in the middle of Sulu Sea. It is a marine and bird sanctuary consisting of two huge atolls and smaller Jessie Beazley Reef covering a total area of 97,030 hectares.

FL_top15kNo. 5  Boracay Beach

Small island in the Philippines located northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas. Apart from its white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation. It is also emerging among the top destinations for tranquility and nightlife. In 2012, Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure. A wide variety of beaches are to be found in the area with good and affordabele stays which offers a great pleasure and enjoyment in your stay.

FL_top15lNo. 4  Chocolate Hills

These are geological formation in Bohol Province, Philippines. They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name. The hills are composed of limestones covered with a topsoil and grass. In between the hills are well developed flat plains that contains numerous caves and springs. One way to  view the Chocolate Hills is at “Sagbayan Peak”, a mountain resort and recreation center  in Sagbayan town, about 75 km (47 miles) northwest of Tagbilaran City

FL_top15mNo. 3  Baguio City

A highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon island of the Philippines. Being quoted as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio indeed is a cool place to enjoy family moments. You can visit the Burnham Park with a boating lake for unwinding, the Igorot Garden filled with numerous ornamental plants especially species thriving in cool weather, who would not include the strawberry farms wherein you can enjoy and experience harvesting fresh strawberries and eat it. Baguio cathedral is also a must see and the Philippine Military Academy.

FL_top15nNo. 2  Puerto Galera

Northwesternmost municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. numerous pocket beaches and many snorkeling and Scuba diving spots. The area was designated a Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia. The marine environment has benefited in recent years from the influx of tourist dollars. This has seen a huge reduction in the number of fishermen in the area, as they gain higher revenue from tourists.  Among the famous beaches in Puerto Galera are Sabang Beach and White Beach, which have an active nightlife with numerous bars and restaurants.

FL_top15oNo. 1  Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

It is included in the new 7 wonders of nature consisting of 8.2km long underground river that flow directly to the sea. The lower half of the river is brackish and is affected by the ocean’s tide. An underground river directly flowing into the sea, and the associated tidal influence, with a discovery of atleast 11 minerals, limestones karst mountain landscapes with unusual yet so beautiful stalactites and stalagmites formations are observed on the caves. It represents a habitat of biodiversity conservation.

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