Are you a wanderlust whose gaze travels and gets hitched to places with the paradise-like-beaches, soul-retreating islands, astounding landscapes and never-ending adventure? If “Yes” is your answer, my dear travellers, the Philippines: the place with over 700 islands is your one-stop destination to end the ache that goes in your heart.
The place is an ultimate island getaway that is a delight to explore and discover oneself. With a plethora of idyllic tropical islands, the white emerald stretch of beaches, alluring scenery and irresistible adventure, it becomes worrisome to figure out from where to start your itinerary?
Unveiling some beautiful and bewitching spots of the Philippines, let’s just get on the voyage of uncovering this beautiful corner of the world with the “Perfect Philippines Itinerary” with us.
Calle Crisologo, Vigan
This UNESCO declared heritage site is a mere mirage of the 16th century that takes you back in time while you stroll the roads of this heritage town. The town is a perfect treat for travellers out to vanish their thirst for history, cultures and masterpieces of the old century. The city is profoundly known for preserving its old-world charisma and Spanish-colonial architecture that makes it the top historical destination of the Philippines.
White Beach, Boracay
White beach is referred to as the fame of Boracay. Not only this but the beach is also claimed to be the best in the world. Thus the unmatched beauty of this 4km alluring stretch of white and powdery sand with turquoise water and beautiful lined-up coconut trees make it a global prominent spot, drawing tourists from worldwide.
Accompanied by it, Puka Beach and Diniwid Beach are some tremendous eye-retreating beaches as well that cheer you up.
Chocolate Hills, Bohol
Another geomorphic wonder that made its place in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Natural Monuments list are the Chocolate Hills of Bohol. This fantastic creation that is worth sight beholding fascinates the travellers in the dry season when the unique stretch of 1268 cone-shaped hills turn chocolaty brown.
A must add to the itinerary is; Carmen that retreats your eyes with charismatic Chocolate hills, the terrific treasure chest of natural wonders, the Panglao Island tours, Loboc River Cruise, and the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary.
Puerto Princesa Underground River, Palawan
The passage to Philippine’s Last Frontier, Palawan, is its capital Puerto Princesa. It is here that you can locate the world’s longest safe underground stream and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Puerto Princesa Underground River or the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.
Paddle Boats of the Puerto Princesa underground waterway is a beautiful journey through picturesque limestone bluffs as it clears its path through the 1.5-kilometre underground stream cavern.
The recreation centre is additionally overflowing with untamed wildlife like crab-eating monkeys, screen reptiles, and bats. Island hopping escapades in Honda Bay and a visit to the Crocodile Farm are likewise energetically prescribed among the numerous activities in Puerto Princesa.
Cloud 9, Siargao
You reach cloud 9 when you are thrilled and excited. This is what it feels at this fantastic place, justifying its name to the fullest. Cloud 9, Siargao is known for being the Surfing capital of the Philippines and giving it a place in the top tourist destinations. Longest hailing in the best waves worldwide, Cloud 9 is a magnet to surfers around the world.
Cebu’s Beaches and Diving Spots
The mesmerizing beauty of Cebu’s beaches that draws more than two million travellers worldwide with its welcoming rich waters abundant with bountiful marine life has been granted the spot to UNESCO’s Network of Creative Cities. Other than this, Cebu’s fundamental fortune lies in those best plunging spots in the whole nation and even the world, highlighting submerged caverns, shallow wrecks, and marine havens.
White sand seashores of Cebu anticipate guests of Mactan, Camotes, and Bantayan Island. Off the northernmost tip of Cebu, small Malapascua Island packs a lot of shocks, incorporating jumping with harvester sharks. Your itinerary goes in vain if Cebu’s beaches have no place in them.
Rizal Park, Manila
Don’t even think of missing out on this spectacular spot that is the mere essence of the Philippines’ history. Rizal Park also referred to as Luneta is a 60-hectare urban park built to recognize the heroic works of the country’s national hero, Dr Jose P. Rizal. Other than the beautiful Rizal monument, a network of national museums and the hustle-bustle, the place enlightens you with lush gardens, mesmerizing ponds, and a fountain that lights up and dances to Filipino tunes at the time of sunset.
Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao
Listed under the UNESCO heritage site, Banaue Rice Terraces are the mystique magnetism for travellers. These hand-chiselled some 2000 years terraces make people for them with their never deteriorating beauty and serenity. Enjoy the ravishing adventure and spectacular views of dramatic mud-walled rice terraces in the jeepney that cruises along the winding roads of Banaue and leave you in awe.
It is difficult to visit all these renowned places of interest in the Philippines in one go if you are not a transporter. However, if you wisely pick and choose while arranging out your Philippines itinerary, then without a doubt you are going to treat your soul with the most spectacular and sensational undertakings you would have ever observed and encountered.