10 Things to do in the Philippines

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With more than 7,000 islands to get lost in, it’s easy to fall in love with this exquisite, paradisaical destination. Abounding in fine white sand beaches, gorgeous jungles, luxurious landscapes, unique foods and friendly people— a trip around here is an experience you’ll always treasure. Immerse yourself in the beauty that awaits in this country and don’t miss a thing!

Explore pristine beaches

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Philippines is a sanctuary of stunning, crystal-clear beaches that will practically leave you mesmerized. You can start exploring Coron Island of Palawan and plunge in the captivating beauty of its untouched nature, beautiful sunsets, and lush trees.

Where to go: Oslob, Camiguin White beach, Nacpan beach, El Nido, Malapscua and Bantayan Island.

What to eat: Seafood cuisines are must-haves! Don’t forget to try the exotic Kinilaw na Tamilok (woodworm dipped in salted vinegar) in Aklan and Palawan.

See the Tarsiers and Chocolate Hills

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Take a spectacular view of the 1,260 chocolate hills located in the beautiful province of the Philippines, Bohol. Besides, Bohol also boasts of interesting little creatures called Tarsiers, which are the world’s smallest primates that are only to be found in the province.

Places to visit in Bohol: The ever famous Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and Panglao Island

Experience the exhilarating nightlife

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The Philippines has a lot of destinations where you can enjoy your night out and one popular location is the Island of Boracay. Aside from its crystalline waters and white sand beaches, it’s also recognized for its vibrant and carefree nightlife.

Nightlife spots in Boracay: Boracay Pubcrawl, Club Paraw, Epic Boracay, and more!

Visit Banaue Rice Terraces

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The perfect get away is found in the beautiful rice terraces of Banaue. Lay your eyes in this picturesque man-made wonder of the world and stay in touch with nature.

Rice Terraces in the Ifugao Province: Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces, Hungduan Rice Terraces, Mayoyao Rice Terraces, and Nagacadan Rice Terraces 

Marvel at the Mayon Volcano

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Recognized worldwide for its “perfect cone”, beholding at the breath-taking Mayon Volcano is definitely worth it.

Where to go in Albay: Cagsawa Ruins, Ligñon Hill Nature Park and Ligñon Hill Nature Park

What to eat: chili ice cream, Sinarapan (world’s smallest commercially-harvested edible fish!), and the ever popular Bicol Express.

Devour peculiarly mouth-watering dishes

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Get overwhelmed by the appetizing offerings of Filipino cuisine and satisfy your cravings. Here, you can indulge in a feast of sumptuous dishesYou can also relish the finger-licking lechon or the mouthwatering halo-halo.

Filipino dishes to try:  sisig, kare-kare, sinigang, pancit palabok or the famous boiled duck eggs known as balut.

Go mountaineering

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Your adventure won’t be complete without taking a glorious climb on the country’s rich selection of magnificent mountains. You can start from Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, or Mount Pinatubo located in Zambales.

Other popular mountains to trek: Mount Pulag, Taal Volcano, Mount Pico de Loro

Experience the Festivals

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Want a more flavorful vacation? Then, don’t miss the annual, stimulating festivals of the country. Celebrate with the locals and experience the festival vibes in the Philippines.

Festivals to attend to: Sinulog Festival, Ati-Atihan, Kadayawan, and more!

Visit beautiful churches

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Spend some time in the country’s beautiful churches and get in awe with its rich architecture and history.

Popular churches in the Philippines: San Agustin Church, Manila Cathedral, Callao Cave Chapel and Sto. Nino.

Hit the waves in Siargao

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There’s no way you’d end your trip without paying a visit in the surfing capital of the Philippines. Be captivated in the flourishing crystal blue water that surrounds the island and dive in complete ecstasy. Among many things, this is a favorite spot for surfers, which houses a lot of surf breaks like Cloud 9 and G1. Get the most of out of your surf and stay addicted!

Places to visit in Siargao: Taktak Waterfalls, Suhoton Cove and Magpupungko Tide Pools.

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