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5 Famous Vacation Spots in the Philippines

We all know that when it comes to Philippines, we can’t help but think about visiting its beautiful and famous vacation spots.

If you are living somewhere in America or Europe, you know you would have your eyes fixed on their beautiful beaches and sceneries. Just by watching some photos and videos of it makes you want to jump off of your seat right away. It is tempting to book a flight right away for your next holiday, especially looking at their vacation spots that seemed to give a relaxing atmosphere. That is probably one of the reasons why Philippines is one of those nations in the world where people from different countries are just interested to visit.

Vacation spots are everywhere, and they are inexpensive compared with the vacation spots (artificial at times), you find in your own place. These vacation spots will not only give you a relaxing experience, but as well as a life changing one, considering the people you meet and the way they live their life.

So if you are contemplating about where to go next on your next vacation, we suggest trying out these famous vacation spots in the Philippines. And if you have not heard of them yet, here are the ones you should discover:

Boracay Island

Boracay Island

So why are people so in love with Philippines? One of the simplest answers to that is Boracay Island.

Just like that in the picture, you can tell why people love this famous Island. It is one of the reasons why people from around the world are going to Philippines. They simply want to witness with their own eyes how beautiful the sceneries and beaches are in this small Island.

If you have personally been to Boracay Island, you would know that it has beautiful white sand beaches and good food!

Yes, if you want to eat good and delicious sea foods as part of your relaxation, then Boracay Island is definitely worth the visit! Boracay Island is not just all beaches and resorts, but in this small island you can find world class restaurants and bars. When I say world class, this means affordable yet good service and mouthwatering delicacies. You can buy fresh sea foods in the area and have them cook, and they are not even expensive!

You can try tropical desserts like shakes and juices of various flavors. When you go to Boracay Island, you would get to enjoy various kinds of entertainment. You can go island hopping during the day and night clubbing in the evening.

But if you are someone who wants just plain serenity, no problem! You can just go to an isolated island with your loved ones and enjoy the relaxing view of the ocean. At night, you can have those muscles and bones relaxed through a body massage.

Going to Boracay is not just finding an escapade, but it is also an avenue to meet new people and enjoy their company!

El Nido Palawan

El Nido Palawan

If you are someone who is not into beaches so much, but wants to try other kinds of adventure as well, then Philippines will also bring you to one of its beautiful tourist spots, El Nido Palawan.

What is best about this place is that in here you can find many islands in different shapes and sizes. And you even get to hop at each island you find. The place is very serene and clean.

There are also different activities you can do in this place, such as scuba diving, kayaking, island hopping, and swimming. You get to meet a lot of people as well and be greeted by kind and welcoming Filipino servants.

The place also has sea food restaurants and desserts. You get to taste delicious desserts and fresh sea foods cooked in whatever way you want, grilled or smoked.

El Nido Palawan is the second most visited vacation spots in the Philippines, next to Boracay. Whenever tourists are done with their adventure in Boracay, expect the next stop would be in El Nido Palawan.

It is very easy to go there. You can take a plane ride and get there in just an hour or less.

Oslob, Cebu Province

Oslob, Cebu Province

Very recent has this place been a famous vacation spots to a lot of tourists. It is unlike Boracay Island and El Nido Palawan where you would expect to find white sand beaches and world class restaurant, because in Oslob, what you will find are whale sharks!

Yes, indeed! If you are someone who does not easily get intimated with looks and size, then this place is perfect for you! A different way to relax, the whale sharks in Oslob would totally give you enjoyment and probably some kind of release from tension and stress.

Many tourists around the world couldn’t help but be excited about seeing whale sharks perhaps for the first time in their life! It is not all the time you get to see those massive size whale sharks up close! Probably you just have seen them on TV and magazines, but not face to face, right?

But don’t get intimidated just yet! There’s probably more than just seeing a whale shark that makes a lot of tourists want to go to Oslob. Perhaps it is the experience itself that makes it worth an investment.

The good news is that these whale sharks in Oslob are completely harmless! No matter how big or intimidating they may be to you, they will not bite or swallow you upon meet up. They are very friendly and probably are already used to seeing many people.

You can take photos with them under water just like what other people would do, so you can have a memory to bring when you go back to your place. It is surely a different and unforgettable experience that not all people would get to experience throughout their lifetime.

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

There is probably no hill that has chocolates in your place. But that is different from the literal chocolate in a hill, because Bohol Island really has hills that look like Tobleron.

They can’t be eaten but they are very beautiful and amazing to look at! Almost every day, tourists from different places around the world look forward to seeing this marvelous masterpiece of Mother Nature.

In order to get to this location, you need to take a long drive from the city. Yes, it could be a bit far from your location, but upon seeing all those beautiful chocolate hills made by Mother Nature, you would surely say it is worth it in the end!

When you go there, make sure not to forget to bring with you your camera for picture taking. You cannot afford to miss out such a wonderful sight that does not exist anywhere else in the world.

To top it off, there are also other beautiful tourist spots nearby. You can visit the famous tarsiers of the island. You can also get to visit beautiful resorts and white sand beaches for relaxation. It is really a great experience to enjoy!

Panglao Island

Panglao Island

If you think that Philippines only has a few beautiful island resorts, you need to think twice. Aside from Boracay Island and El Nido Palawan, the other famous vacation spot that most tourists who would go to the Philippines have in their go-to list is Panglao Island.

Panglao Island is simply breathtaking, and just like Boracay and El Nido, it compromises of other wonderful small islands nearby. That is why it is perfect for island hopping and scuba diving.

When you go to the Philippines, you can be sure that you don’t only stick to one vacation spot for fun and relaxation. It is like going there and expecting yourself to tour around the country for more!

Panglao Island is situated in the middle part of the Philippines, in the Visayas region. If you are coming from another country, you either choose to land in Cebu and Manila. However, if you choose the Manila route (which is in the topmost part of the Philippines, it would be such a long route for you.

To save time and money, it is best to land in Cebu and from there you get half an hour flight to Panglao Island. There are beautiful sceneries to find in this island resort, nice people, delicious food, fun activities, and world class hotels. You can even taste different flavors of ice cream made from different fruits and vegetables you might have not tasted it! And mind you, all of them taste delicious!


Truly, Philippines is one of those countries in the world that will not let you down, as far as sightseeing and delicious foods are concern. No wonder why tourists keep coming back! If you want to also experience beautiful and relaxing view, book your next trip to the Philippines now! Bring your friends and loved ones, and for sure it would really be worth it!


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