Most Visited Places & Destinations in the Philippines

Most Visited Places & Destinations in the Philippines

Philippines is one blessed country as it has many beautiful tourist attractions, historical richness and prosperous bounty of nature’s produce.

Its location gives it a greater advantage for many people as this gives only two types of weather which is rainy and sunny climates.

Philippines consist of more than 7,100 islands thus making it a good island hopping country to stopover.

Visiting Philippines is a great experience as you can see the wonders of its beauty and the hospitality of the people living in it.

As I have said, there are many beautiful places and must-see places in the Philippines and going in these places can be quite memorable and also fun.

Such places may consist of different landmarks and beautiful terrains or even historical markers dating way back from the invasion of Spaniards, Japanese attacks and many more.

Although there are still many beautiful places to set out in the Philippines, these are the top 10 lists of places that I consider a must-see.

Here’s 10 list of most visited places in the Philippines.

1 – Boracay

This place is well-known for its long white, sandy beaches and great nightlife parties.

It is small island in the central Philippines. Along the west coast, White Beach is backed by palm trees, bars and restaurants.

On the east coast, strong winds make Bulabog Beach a hub for water sports.

Nearby, the observation deck on Mount Luho offers panoramic views over the island. Offshore, coral reefs and shipwrecks are home to diverse marine life.

best of boracay

This is a great tourist destination located in the Visayan region and is a must-place to visit for local and foreigner visitors.

Trendy bars, discos and water sports are one of the activities in this place.

2 – Palawan

It is a famous tourist spot as it contains many beautiful beaches, rich forest and caves that can be a good place to visit.

There are many activities in this place such as snorkeling, paddling and many others.

Palawan Best Destinations

best of palawan

El Nido, Palawan – Have Beautiful beaches, diving spot, & the Bacuit archipelago

Puerto Princesa – Have Underground/Subterranean River National Park, caves, national park & scuba diving

Coron Island – Have Lagoons, lakes, Beautiful beaches, reefs, scuba diving, backpacking, safaris, reefs, and Beautiful beaches

Tubbataha – Have Caves & Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Busuanga Island – Have Beautiful beaches, seaside resorts, snorkeling, wildlife refuge, and safari parks

Honda Bay – Have Snorkeling, Beautiful beaches, scuba diving, reefs, and seafood

Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan – Have Beautiful beaches, seaside resorts, and waterfalls

Calamian Islands – Have Sea turtle, scuba diving, snorkeling, ecotourism, and safaris

Sabang, Cabayugan – Have Beautiful beaches, nightlife, seaside resorts, jungles, and caves

Taytay, Palawan – Have Beautiful beaches, protected area, snorkeling, history, and waterfalls

Culion – Have Safari lodges, safaris, churches, snorkeling, and history

Roxas, Palawan – Have Beautiful beaches and waterfalls

Balabac, Palawan – Have Lighthouses, backpacking, and Beautiful beaches

Calauit Island – Have Wildlife, safaris, safari parks, wildlife refuge, and giraffes

Linapacan – Have Snorkeling and Beautiful beaches

Cuyo – Have Kitesurfing, seaside resorts, Beautiful beaches, history, and culture

Bacuit Bay Quezon, Palawan – Have History, caves, caving, Beautiful beaches, and local museums

Narra, Palawan – Have Seaside resorts, waterfalls, and Beautiful beaches

Brooke’s Point – Have Lighthouses, waterfalls, Beautiful beaches, and nature

3 – Cebu

A tourist place identified to have the historical landmark where Magellan, a Spanish adventurer was defeated by Lapu-lapu thus the existence of the Magellan’s Cross.

There are also many night life activities going on in this place.

Cebu Best Destinations

The Best of Cebu

Oslob – Have Whale sharks, seaside resorts, waterfalls, scuba diving, and beaches

Moalboal – Have Beaches, seaside resorts, scuba diving, canyoning, and whale sharks

Badian, Cebu – Have Canyoneering, beaches, seaside resorts, waterfalls, and rivers

Bantayan Island – Have Beaches, seaside resorts, backpacking, scuba diving, and snorkeling

Mactan, Lapu-Lapu, Philippines – Have Beaches, seaside resorts, scuba diving, snorkeling, and monuments

Cebu – Have Cebu City, dive sites & beach resorts

Argao, Cebu – Have Seaside resorts, beaches, waterfalls, caves, and churches

Bantayan, Cebu – Have Seaside resorts, backpacking, and beaches

Dalaguete – Have Beaches, seaside resorts, mountains, caves, and waterfalls

Santa Fe, Cebu – Have Beaches and seaside resorts

Danao, Cebu – Have Seaside resorts, beaches, churches, water parks, and mountains

Carcar – Have Museums, beaches, churches, seaside resorts, and history

Cordova, Cebu – Have Seaside resorts, beaches, snorkeling, and romantic place

Alegria, Cebu – Have Seaside resorts, beaches, canyoning, caving, and waterfalls

Samboan – Have Waterfalls, seaside resorts, beaches, canyoning, and romantic place

Daanbantayan – Have Beaches, seaside resorts, and history

4 – Siargao & nearby Surigao

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When you are in for great waves to surf then Siargao is the good place to be.

This island is in Surigao and is the surfing sanctuary for many surf lovers.

Siargao Best Tourist Spots

best of siargao

  • Magpupungko Beach
  • Pansukian Tropical Resort (Beach Front)
  • Patrick’s on Cloud 9 Resort
  • Taktak Falls

Surigao Best Destinations

best of surigao

Bislig – Has Waterfalls, beaches, seaside resorts, and rivers

Hinatuan – Has Rivers, caving, caves, and waterfalls

Tandag – Has Beaches, seaside resorts, and waterfalls

San Agustin, Surigao del Sur – Has Beaches, seaside resorts, and waterfalls

Cantilan – Has Seaside resorts and beaches

Cagwait – Has Beaches, seaside resorts, and romantic place

Barobo, Surigao del Sur – Has Beaches and seaside resorts

Lanuza – Has Surfing, seaside resorts, and beaches

Lianga – Has Seaside resorts, waterfalls, and beaches

Cortes, Surigao del Sur – Has Backpacking, waterfalls, and beaches

5 – Mount Apo

If you want to enjoy mountain trekking then Mount Apo can be a good place.

This awe-inspiring volcano can be found in Davao and in this place, you can also find the famous Philippine Eagle which is the biggest in the world.

6 – Mount Pinatubo

This volcano has been famous in the year 1990s as it has once caused great problems not only in the Philippines but also for many parts of the world during its greatest eruptions.

7 – Dapitan

It is located in the Zamboanga province and is famous for the place where Rizal, the Philippine national hero was exiled.

They also have a white beach named Dakak.

8 – Camp John Hay

This is a place in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. This area is a nice place to visit since it contains historical backgrounds dating back from American settlements.

They also have a place for recreation such as golfing, horseback riding and camping.

9 – Intramuros

A city found in Manila famous for its walled area and had been a historical landmark for Spanish settlements. This city has historical museums and ruins that are preserved for tourists to see.

10 – Camiguin

This small island in Mindanao is known for their Lanzones fruits, underground cemetery, white sand beaches and great island sceneries.

These great places are a must-see places when you are visiting Philippines and they can good places to spend your holidays with families and friends.

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  1. Go go go go 🙂

    hehehehe..sana may magawi rito at mg comment … LOL

  2. Zen says:

    I love them all.. 🙂 Philippines is just wonderful.. ♥

  3. joysflair says:

    all of the above are beautiful places to visit, so why go far, the Philippines has a lot of beautiful places to go to 🙂

  4. shea Allgood says:

    Indeed… The Philippines got it all.. 🙂

  5. shyrgil asuncion says:

    I’ve been to dapitan and it was a paradise for me… fresh air… !!! wish ko lng makapunta sa mga places na ito.. superb for vacation…

  6. shea Allgood says:

     Tama.. magaganda talaga sila for vacations 🙂

  7. shea Allgood says:

     Couldn’t agree more joysflair

  8. Gebelyn Dajang says:

    Really wonderful .. I’m so proud of my country…

  9. And Dapitan is the only place I’ve gone in the list. Wow, I would look forward to visit these places. 

  10. Tristan says:

    Luckily, I’ve been to Boracay last August 2011! And  Yes, it was a fantastic destination if you want to unwind from the busy city life. I hope I can visit more places soon!

  11. bennix says:

    Cebu is the only place I have visit in the it…:)

  12. Edmaration says:

    Ang ganda ng Pinas. SAna may VIGAn din sa list. heheehe..

  13. Ritche says:

    Good list but Cam Sur is now giving Cebu a serious run for its money.

  14. anna cook says:

    Camsur is nice too.. been there twice

  15. anna cook says:

    Cebu is a beauiful place

  16. Zen says:

    I have been to three of these places. Intramuros, Camp John Hay and PALAWAN! ^_^

  17. great post! Want to visit the other sites which I’ve missed before

  18. good for you Zen 😀

  19. Ace Mamon says:

    Philippines is indeed a beautiful place to visit… 

  20. This is a beautiful country!  I love seeing the places where I could visit if I manage to get there someday!  Great list!

  21. Well so far Cebu pa lang ang nasa list na napuntahan ko. I am proud I am one of the dancers of Tribu Pintaflores who won 4th place in FI Category last Sinulog 2007. 🙂 I so love Cebu…Sana mkapunta or mkapasyal me dyan this Jan.2012 😀

    On the other hand, Boracay is the venue of our company’s team building next year. sana nga’t matuloy because I so love Boracay, pictures pa lang, very enticing na!

  22. angelo rean says:

    i like mount pinatubo

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