Saturday, December 29, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Tourist Spots in the Philippines (My choice)

I have traveled in almost all the provinces and tourist spots in the Philippines for 6 years.

There are only three provinces left for me to visit.  The provinces are Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. But by next year (2014), I plan to finish all the provinces.

It's about time that I make my top ten tourist spots in the Philippines. The top ten are ranked (one being the highest) and arranged. And my top ten tourist spots are -

1. BATANES

No. 1 in terms of landscapes and seascapes.

Peace and serenity (zero-crime rate)

The people (Ivatan) and the vernacular houses

Three major islands (Basco, Sabtang, and Itbayat)

White beach in Sabtang

Best sunset

Bicycle transportation 

Three lighthouses in the islands

Dinner at the lighthouse





Valugan Boulder Beach
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2. EL NIDO, PALAWAN



Number one in terms of marine sanctuary

Ranked by CNN as the number one beach in the Philippines for 2012

Numerous and breathtaking limestone formations

Best island hopping experience in the Philippines beating Coron

Big lagoon and small lagoon


Island hopping

Snorkeling



Experience island hopping, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, spelunking and enjoy your lunch in one of the white sand islands.

Heaven on earth!


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3. LAKE SEBU, SOUTH COTABATO


Falls No. 1
Seven Falls

3 Lakes

1 Tribe














Falls Nos. 3, 4, and 5















Lake Sebu

Lake Lahit


The Adventures

- Highest zipline in Southeast Asia

- Zorb ball

- Trampoline jump

- Trek to the Seven Falls




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4. BORACAY, AKLAN


No. 1 in terms of pristine white sand beach
No. 1 in terms of night life
Number in terms of resorts and amenities



5. SAGADA, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE

Spelunking at the Sumaging and Lumiang Caves

Hanging Coffins

Echo Valley

Underground River

Bomod-Ok Falls

Spelunking, trekking, and climbing






Sumaging Cave








Hanging Coffins













Related Article - http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-adventures-in-sagada-plus-itinerary.html



6. CORON, PALAWAN
2 Lakes (Barracuda and Kayangan)

White sand beaches

No. 1 in terms of wreck diving

Island hopping

Limestone formations

snorkeling and kayaking






Kayangan Lake

Twin Lagoons

Scuba diving

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7. ENCHANTED RIVER,HINATUAN, AGUSAN DEL SUR



Pristine crystal clear and blue waters

The only one in the Philippines

Island hopping














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8. CANLAON, NEGROS ORIENTAL
Padusdusan Falls

Numerous falls

Mt. Canlaon

Cold weather

Good accommodations
























400-year old Balete tree














                                                  The road














The rice terraces












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9. CAMIGUIN



Sunken Cemetery

White sand beaches

Three islands (Main island, Mantigue and White Sand Beach)

Ruins

Hot and Cold Springs 

The habal-habal tour








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10. ISLANDS OF CEBU 




 Bantayan Island












Camotes Island














Malapascua Island

Other islands include Oslob, Mactan, Olango










These islands will be my summer 2013 escapade! =)


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  4. I tried Grand Canyon tours before but this one is definitely a great place to visit. I'm planning to come here in the next few years or probably by next year.

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