Known as the "City of Smiles" because of the MassKara Festival (Máscara in Spanish), a festival held annually on October 19, it is the gateway to Negros Island and the home of the famous Bacolod Chicken Inasal.
The country's summer capital because of its cool weather, it boasts well-maintained parks and scenic areas, as well as being the home of the "Igorot", the indigenous peoples of the Cordilleras.
Home to the 2000 year old Rice terraces. People are fascinated at how the Igorots have made this, hence the Filipinos calling it as the 8th wonder of the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Home to the birthplace of scuba diving in the Philippines boasting of world class dive sites and famous for its beaches. It's accessibility by land about 2 hours from the Manila airport makes it a popular destination. It is home to Taal Volcano and the Taal heritage town.
A 10km island featuring white sands, this tropical island is surrounded by stunning white sand beaches about an hour's flight from Cebu or Manila just off the larger Philippines island of Panay.
For beach connoisseurs it competes with the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean and the South Pacific as well as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. For those wanting to just lounge around and top up their tan, beach-front hotels usually have lounge chairs set up just a few steps away from the hotel entrances. The more active will appreciate water sports and activities such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkelling, diving and jet skiing. The fun in Boracay doesn't end when the sun sets. Boracay night-life pulsates with many bars and restaurants serving food, drink and fun until dawn.
Known as the "City of Golden Friendship", it is popular for whitewater rafting and is the gateway to Northern Mindanao.
With beautiful coral reefs, and shorelines of Black and white sands. Visit the Camarines Sur Watersport complex and go water skiing.
The "Queen City of the South", it is the first city founded by the West in the Philippines and is a major center for commerce, industry, culture and tourism.
Coron is the place for wreck diving in the Philippines. Several Japanese ships were sunk here during World War II. Other dive attractions include nice reefs, good macro life, and a very unique geothermal lake dive. Island hopping is another popular activity here.
One of the largest cities in the world in terms of land area, it is known for its durian and for being the home of Mount Apo, the Philippines' tallest mountain. The town resides along the banks of Rewa river. You will enjoy fresh breeze from the river all day and see people from three districts as they find the lovely little town the center for their farm sales. Saturdays are busy days for Nausori. Places to visit including Korovou town, Naq Kuti Mandir (temple), Bau Beach, and the Rewa Bridge. A rich Philippines tradition integrated with the colorful beauty of Hinduism flourishes Nausori and gives it all the warmth which resonates throughout philippines. The best thing about Nausori is its natural beauty. You will be surely relaxed in Nausori.
Donsol is the Whale Shark Capital of the world, dive and see whale sharks.
Just like other islands in the Philippines, the island features a beautiful white sand shoreline and coral gardens.
The national capital, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world - with all of that implies in terms of pollution, crime, urban poverty and traffic jams - with few parks. However, the smiling, stoical and resourceful people themselves are its saving grace, rather than the relatively few surviving monuments, historical landmarks and sights widely scattered around the city and its surrounding metropolitan area of Metro Manila!
This island offers beautiful beaches that are often inhabited and waters which have coral reefs that are home to a large variety of fishes, not only coral reefs but also animals such as dugongs and manta rays. Not only white beaches and tranquil water but see the Puerto Princes, a Subterranean Park, a cave with beautiful rock formations as well as an underground river.
Puerto Galera is a favourite getaway for people during Holy Week because of its white sand shorelines and its amazing flora.
Sabang, is a municipality in Puerto Galera, dive its beautiful waters and be amazed at the fauna that you will see.
If you’re tired of the old scene of the noisy metropolis of Manila or missing the cool weather? Head to Tagaytay, it provides a view of Taal Volcano, the weather is cool and often a getaway for Filipinos tired of warm tropical weather during the Holy Week.
Known as the site of the Sandugo (blood compact) between Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi and Rajah Sikatuna representing the people of Bohol.
The capital of Ilocos Sur and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its well-preserved city center is the finest example of Spanish colonial architecture in the Philippines.
Known as "La Ciudad Latina de Asia" (Asia's Latin City), it is the melting pot between the Philippines' Christian and Muslim cultures, boasting old mosques, grand churches and historic colonial structures.