Philippines Tourist Destinations and Attractions

El Nido, Palawan

El Nido is an island in the Palawan region, this place is one of the three most popular destinations for tourists in Philippines, with Coron and Puerto Princessa. El Nido is included in the list of world's top tourist destinations.

The island is located near Coron dive. Coron is known as the scuba diving attractions. El Nido is also home for archaeological treasures which proves that there are people who inhabit the island about 22,000 years ago.

Palawan Beach

Palawan Beach is located in the south of the Philippines and can be accessed with the Monkey Trail (another name for a wooden boat in Philippines). This beach is located along the National Park Puerto Princesa. About eight miles away, you will be surprised with many long-tailed monkeys, blue-naped parrots, and other native wildlife habitat in the surrounding forest.

Palawan Beach also has a limestone cliffs, there are atoll reefs, mangrove forests, white sandy beach and extensive coral reefs, and, of course, a good beach for snorkeling. Palawan beach is very wide territory. This area has 1995 kilometers long, include 1768 islands, and this is a gathering place for fish and wildlife in the Philippines.

Malacanang Palace

Malacanang palace is one of the most historic building in Philippines. This place is the president's official residence, in the country since 1863.

Located next to the Pasig River, it was a summer lodge for Spain governor  during the early 1800s. Some parts of the palace was used as a museum and opened for public.

Chocolate Hills, Bohol

Bohol is not only known for its beautiful beaches. This place is also location for famous destinations The Chocolate Hills. There are more than 1,200 hills, covering more than 50 square kilometers lands area.

This is a limestone hills with an almost perfect cone shape. Many scientists who have studied it believe that these hills are man-made. However, there is no clear evidence about the origins of these hills to be made as beautiful as it is until now.

Underground River, Puerto Princessa

For most people, the fact that this underground river is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is enough to make them want to go here. If you need more convincing, this destination has just been named as the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Puerto Princessa Underground River is the longest underground river in the world, reaching 8.2 kilometers long. Unfortunately, only 2 kilometers that can be accessed for public. However, you can enjoy the scenery while cruising on the banks of this river, which is also surrounded by a national park that made your trip really enjoyable. You can see many native species, including parrots, monkeys, and lizards.

Tubbataha Reef, Sulu Sea

Tubbataha Reef is a very beautiful coral reefs. Located in the Sulu Sea (about 150 kilometers southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan) and are the homes for thousands marine species.

This place is not known by many people, there are coral reefs in the Philippines are almost equal to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This coral reef is located in the middle of Sulu Sea and consists from two coral islands that are home for more than 400 species of fish and 300 coral species.

Because it is so far from other tourist attractions, this place is one of the most well-maintained parks in the Philippines. Not surprisingly, the park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. The reef was inaugurated as national marine park by the President, Cory Aquino in 1988.


Built in 1571, Intramuros was built by the Spanish during their occupation of this country. This place covers about 160 hectares area (395 acres).

Intramuros (Walled City) is a famous walled city built in the Spanish colonial period. At this resort, you will see the castle, churches, monasteries, homes, schools and other government buildings with Spanish style. The oldest area of the city is protected by a few large wall that is still strong, despite the battles of World War II was happened here.

There is San Agustin Church and Manila Cathedral here, located on 2072 square kilometers (800 square miles) from the port and the ruins of Fort Santiago.

Banaue Rice Terraces

If you admire the Pyramids or Taj Mahal and makes you want to cry, you don’t have to feel lost in the Banaue rice terraces. Philippines is not just spectacular with giant monuments, but also have a tourist attraction located in Central Luzon, that is also the largest man-made structure in the world that are not made with hard labor or slavery.

This rice field 'carved' out the hills by the Ifugao community, and has been for more than 3,000 years ago. Until now, this place continues to be a source of livelihood for many people in this area. This place is believed to be made with simple tools (with minimal or no equipment at all). Banaue Rice Terraces is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo is not just "recover" from the catastrophic explosion in 1991, but has now also become a source of income for local people, and also to the prime location of extreme sports.

In 1991, Mount Pinatubo was explosion, this is the second largest in the last 100 years. This explosion
it caused a decline in world temperatures to 17.27 Celsius, and 800 people killed, financial losses estimated about $ 250 million.

Two decades later, this towns around Mount Pinatubo living from the tourism sector after the legendary blasted. You can make the extreme climb in Angeles City and drive packages between lava flows on Pinatubo which forms a giant mud pond containing volcanic material. There's also parachuting and air tour.

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