The Philippines is a country of many islands—7,101 islands to be exact (although new records show that there are actually 7,641 islands in the Philippine territory). All of them have their own stories to tell. Sceneries to show. People to meet. Places full and rich of Philippine culture and worthy of being amongst the top tourist destinations in the whole world.
The Philippine islands are beloved not only by the locals who live in them but also by the countless tourists from all around the world who visit them. There are numerous exquisite and jaw-dropping spots. The seas crystal clear, the sand soft and warm. Some aspects of the tourism trends in the Philippines may have shifted for a bit, but one thing hasn’t—the beaches. Here are some of the best islands in the country:
Siargao is the surfing capital of the country. This place is perfect for surfers of all range of mastery. Whether you’re an expert, a beginner, or even if you have no experience at all and you want to get into surfing, there’s an area in Siargao for you. If you’re not a fan of surfing, you can simply watch the surfers or enjoy the white sand beaches. There are also parties every single night, so you surely will never have a dull moment while on the island.
Palawan is known for its healthy and active marine life underwater, making it an amazing diving spot. Divers from all around the world fly to Palawan simply to witness the colorful and lively life under the waters of Palawan. There are also lagoons and rivers that you can visit on the island. One of the most popular Philippines tourism spots, Puerto Princesa, is considered to be the cleanest city in the country. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The island of Boracay in Aklan was closed down in 2019 for 6 months due to environmental and man-made damage, but just a few months ago, the island finally reopened to the public and it is so much better than ever. Its white sands, blue seas, and picturesque sunset and sunrise are just some of the many reasons why hundreds of thousands of people visit the island every year. The nightlife is bustling, the food is simply amazing and the resorts are elegant. Multiple water sports activities are also held on the island such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The Camiguin islands have two monikers: the White Island and the Island Born of Fire. Both are deserving and accurate. The island is said to have been formed by volcanic eruptions, and the former moniker is something you will believe as soon as you step foot on the island. Its shorelines are filled with fine, white sands that are smooth and comfortable. Aside from the wonderful beaches, there are also cultural and traditional churches, volcanoes, falls and springs that you can visit.
The Bantayan Islands, located on the northern part of Cebu, is one of the most affordable paradise you will ever visit. Bantayan Island is perfect if you want to feel laid-back and relaxed throughout the entire vacation. The atmosphere of the place is more peaceful compared to the other islands. There are also scenic ruins and caves that you can visit if you want a feast for your eyes. Generally, however, people visit the island to unwind on the beach.
Those are just some of the many tourist spots in the Philippines. As mentioned, there are over seven thousand islands in the country. These five are just some of the best Philippine tourism spots. Be sure to check these ones out first and you will know why the Philippines is amongst the most visited countries in the world. The women of the Philippines are extraordinarily gorgeous, the people are kind and hospitable, and the islands are their own piece of heavenly paradise. It is more fun in the Philippines indeed, and you are more than welcome to join in.