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The Philippines is home to over 7,100 islands and is one of the top destination countries in Southeast Asia. This beautiful country enjoys a tropical climate, and this is the very reason why most people, tourists and locals alike, love to spend time at the country’s most popular beaches. Besides the palmy beaches, there are also many other remarkable destinations worth visiting when you are here in the Philippines. Here are our selected picks:
Noteworthy for its almost perfectly shaped cone, the Mayon Volcano is considered to be one of the country’s main attractions. Located in Albay, a town in the southern part of the country, this tourist destination continues to attract the attention of international tourists. Even ‘balikbayans’ (Filipinos living abroad and returning home) include Mayon Volcano in their itinerary whenever they have the chance. Camping, hiking and climbing are among the activities you can enjoy when visiting this towering volcano rising around 2,400 meters above sea level.
Also located in the southern part of the country, the Tubbataha Reef is home to a variety of marine life. Two atolls, namely the North and South Atoll, are part of its main attractions. These two atolls are separated by a channel spanning around 8 kilometers wide. If you love diving, this Philippine tourist spot is one to consider including in your list.
Another island you should never miss out on when visiting the Philippines is Boracay. This island has gained popularity because of its white-sand beaches. It is home to the country’s most beautiful beaches. Aside from swimming, you can also enjoy a host of other leisure activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, motor biking, cliff diving, parasailing and horse riding. If you simply want to chill out and people watch, the beaches at Boracay are also a great choice for you to do so.
Located at the south of the Philippines’ capital, Manila, Puerto Galera is home to some of the most popular beaches. It is also an ecologically diverse place where glimpses of marine species can be truly enjoyed by those who love diving into the beautiful waters. One of the most popular attractions along the coastline of Puerto Galera is Muelle Bay, where you can also enjoy the best Filipino cuisine fused with international flavors after indulging in a day of swimming and aquatic activities.
San Agustin Church
If you want to know more about the great Catholic history of the Philippines, there is no better way to do so than to visit San Agustin Church. This church has stayed strong throughout centuries and has survived a couple of fires and even survived several earthquakes. It is built from different wood carvings embodied in a strong pillar and foundation that made it last throughout its many years of existence. This church is noted to be the oldest stone church in the country thus a visit to it would definitely be well-worth the long ride for tourists.
These are but some of the remarkable Philippine destinations that tourists must visit when they tour this charming country. As the tourism slogan of the country goes, “It is more fun in the Philippines”, and these places live up to that! If you’re traveling to visit family, here’s how to send money to the Philippines.
What are some remarkable places in the Philippines you would add to this list?
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