The Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia with 7,641 islands. The Philippines is rich in history, culture, beliefs and biodiversity. Filipinos are very friendly, hospitable and happy people. This country has a lot to offer from the picturesque landscapes, white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, delicious local food, exciting festivals and fiestas.

The Philippines is abundant in natural resources and known as the Pearl of the Orient. This is one of the top destinations in the world. The Philippines has a slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines” and they’re quite right. We picked 9 of the best places in the Philippines you should visit. Enjoy and Mabuhay!

1. Sugba Lagoon, Del Carmen, Philippines -

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Sugba Lagoon is located in Caob Island in Siargao. This lagoon is surrounded by the large mangrove forests. Because of its stunning views, clean & clear water it is one of the favourite spots for locals and visitors.

There are a lot of activities you can try like; swimming, diving, kayaking, snorkelling and stand up paddling. If you want some extra fun you can jump off the diving board. Enjoy the scenery and mangroves while touring around. Enjoy!

Address:Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

2. Dilumacad Island (Helicopter Island), , Philippines -

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Dilumacad Island also known as Helicopter Island because of its silhouette shape when you look at it from afar. Located in Bacuit Bay in El Nido this Island is the perfect escape to chill and relax because of its peaceful surroundings.

Enjoy snorkelling and diving with its clear blue water, discover the amazing rainforest, rocky limestone cliff and white sandy beaches. It’s a hidden gem in El Nido where you can find comfort and calmness away from the busy city life.

Address:Helicopter Island, Philippines

3. Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue, Philippines -

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Batad Rice Terraces in Banaue, Ifugao is rich in history and culture and one of the important historical sites in the Philippines as well as UNESCO world heritage site. It was created over 2,000 years ago by the Ifugao people and crafted by hand.

Batad rice terraces are similar to an amphitheatre. These rice terraces will blow you away, most people describe them as a stairway to heaven. Enjoy its picturesque landscape with enchanting views. If you plan to visit the Philippines don’t forget to put it on your bucket list.

Address:Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines

4. Kayangan Lake, Coron, Philippines -

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Kayangan Lake is a beautiful lake in Coron and it is the clearest lake in the Philippines. It is one of the famous spots in Coron. This lake is very instagrammable with its amazing scenery and limestone cliff landscape. Kayangan Lake is taken care of by the indigenous people called Tagbanwa. It is sacred and they believe it is the home of their gods. Visitors should respect this place.

Kayangan lake is a mixture of fresh- and saltwater. It's a perfect place to enjoy freediving and discover the incredible underwater rock formations, coral reefs and different kinds of fish. Enjoy snorkelling, swimming and learn a little about their culture.

Address:Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan, Philippines

5. Kawasan Falls, Badian, Philippines -

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Kawasan Falls in Cebu are multi-layered waterfalls of natural spring water. This is one of the popular spots in Cebu, where local and foreign visitors come. An instagrammable spot with its stunning turquoise blue water.

Enjoy swimming in cold and clear water, jump off the 15 meters high waterfalls or just relax in this beautiful nature. It’s truly a paradise with its stunning natural clean beauty you surely fall in love with. A place to enjoy with your family friends.

Address:Badian, 6031 Cebu, Philippines
Phone: 0918 654 4111
Website: https://www.kawasanfalls.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KawasanFallsCebu/

6. Bon Bon Beach, Romblon, Philippines -

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Bon Bon Beach is an amazing place you’ll love to visit! It is located in the Province of Romblon. A beautiful beach with its white sand, crystal clear water and no buildings. Its long white beach sandbar connects to an island in low tide.

It’s privately owned but open to the public, just respect their rules and don’t throw garbage around. Bon Bon is just an amazing place to discover.

Address:Bon Bon Beach, Romblon, Philippines

7. Hinatuan Enchanted River, Bayan ng Hinatuan, Philippines -

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Hinatuan Enchanted River is a deep spring river on the island of Mindanao. It is a sacred saltwater river and at the same time very mysterious. This clear blue water is really gorgeous and truly magical and is about 25 meters deep. The water flows into the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

The river is truly mysterious and everyone is curious about where the fish comes from. They say it’s difficult to catch. According to the locals, there are mythical environmental spirits or fairies living here guarding the river. Every midday locals feed the fish and play the "Hymn of Hinatuan" after that the fish vanish. Don’t be scared it is part of the history that we should know and respect. A majestic river where you can do freediving, swimming and bond with your family and friends.

Length: 300 m

Province: Surigao del Sur

Address:Talisay,, Bayan ng Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinatuan_Enchanted_River

8. Bantayan Island, , Philippines -

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Bantayan Island is located in the northernmost part of Cebu. It is a perfect place to relax and unwind with the beautiful turquoise blue water, relaxing palm trees and white sandy beaches. It is one of the hidden gems in Cebu you should visit, a perfect holiday getaway.

Province: Cebu

Region: Central Visayas (Region VII)

Address:Bantayan Island, Philippines
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantayan_Island

9. Vayang Rolling Hills, Basco, Philippines -

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Batanes is located in the northernmost province in the Philippines and part of Cagayan Valley region. Basco is the capital of Batanes here you will discover the breathtaking Vayang Rolling Hills that overlooks the beautiful Chadpidan Beach.

Witness its natural beauty and its plain grass greenery. You will see animals like a goat and cows relaxing in here as well. This place is naturally beautiful with its relaxing fresh air and friendly locals. This is surely one of the most famous spots in the Philippines. Come and enjoy your vacation!

Address:Basco, Batanes, Philippines