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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Things to Do in the Philippines

Things to Do in the Philippines

The Philippines is a delightful tourist attraction in the Southeast Asian region. You can enjoy stunning landmarks on more than 7,000 Filipino islands— beautiful Boracay, Bohol Island, and Cebu. People can experience enchanting tropical beaches, scenic mountains surrounded by tropical rainforests, exotic wildlife, impressive volcanoes, etc. The location is one of the hot picks among tourists as these have multiple diving spots. It has several cultural and historic sites from World War II.

Top Things to do in the Philippines:

We have given here top 11 great things to do in the Philippines. Check out them one by one and experience the natural beauty of the beautiful island.

1.Visit the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park:

It is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of seven new natural wonders. Visit the natural wonder and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can see here a river flowing underneath the St. Paul Mountain Range. Scenes of cavernous rock cathedrals, stalactites, wild and marine animals can easily mesmerize you.

2. Maria Cristina Falls Iligan City:

The suburbs of Iligan City can let you experience the second highest waterfall in the Philippines. It is available on Mindanao Island, used as a landmark of Iligan. The landmark is famous as 'City of Majestic Waterfalls,' with over 20 waterfalls. We know the Cristina Falls as the 'twin falls.' If you come here to see the waterfall, ensure that you have come on Sundays.

3. Taal Volcano & Lake:

It is an active volcano available in the freshwater Taal Lake, 50 km away from the south of Manila. You can see hot fumes and ashes here. The Taal Lake expands 243 sq km, covering the Taal Caldera.

The height of Mount Taal is 300 meters. It lets you enjoy beautiful sights and picturesque views while you view from the Tagaytay Ridge.

4. Explore Makati:

It is the financial hub of the country. If you are going to visit the Philippines, the most exciting thing you must explore is exploring Makati. You can find several skyscrapers, top-notch shopping malls, fine restaurants, and classy entertainment hubs.

Whether you are willing to stroll around the Ayala Triangle Gardens, find heritage and art at museums, spend time with friends at entertainment locations, or visit churches and flea markets, the place is suitable for all.

5. Go Kayaking at Panagsama Beach:

The beach is an eye-catching beachfront suitable to dive, snorkelling, kayak, view whales, etc. Besides, it is ideal for dolphin spotting also. The beach doesn't have too much sand and contains many corals. Thus, it becomes suitable for swimming or sunbathing.

If you are looking for a place for kayaking, the stunning beach welcomes you. It is one of the most exciting things to do in the Philippines. Experience the crystal clear turquoise water and enjoy the marine life.

6. Walk Across Bamboo Hanging Bridge:

The hanging bridge is famous as the Tigbao Hanging Bridge. It is one of the most exceptional bridges in Bohol, and walking over is a great thing to experience. The Bamboo Hanging Bridge is a set of two bridges made to cross the Sipatan River. Someone can run a motorbike over these bridges to cross the 40 m path.

7. Amaze at the Chocolate Hills:

You won't find chocolates here, but you can get the name for the brown hue of the hills offering a chocolaty aesthetic appearance in summer. Whenever you come to visit the island, you must come here once and be a witness of the landmarks. Its unusual scenery, hiking trails, and Tarsier Sanctuaries can easily make you fall in love.

8. Visit the Iconic Fort Santiago:

It is a national landmark located in the Philippines. The place is the centre of attraction for not only the historical significance but for Italian-Spanish architecture also. Enjoy the ancient marvel place and its scenic elegance, eye-catching structure, and ancient value.

9. Enjoy activities at Burnham Park:

Are you looking for the best summer destination? Come at the Burnham Park situated in the heart of Baguio. You can enjoy the place with family, kids, and friends. There is a lake providing a pristine to enjoy boating among greens and flowers. Come with your family to the sprawling park to enjoy boating, picnicking, skating, enjoying significant events. 10. Explore Honda Bay:

Honda bay is one of the famous attractions located in Puerto Princesa. Tourists enjoy the location for its captivating white sand beaches, eye-catching landscapes, and abundant marine life. You can experience here different types of water sports. Besides, it lets you enjoy various activities such as diving, snorkelling, swimming, boating, cruising, picnicking, island hopping, etc. These can make your tour exciting and extraordinary.

The bay has many gorgeous islands, small islets, and sandbars, which are the home of various marine life. It has seascapes, marvellous land, marine life, and a tranquil ambience. Exploring the bay, located at Palawan Island, is one of the thrilling things to do in the Philippines here.

11. Underground River Tour:

Want to take a river tour of the Underground River? Get an incredible experience in Puerto Princesa. The river is inside the Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. While visiting the location, you can experience old stalagmite and stalactite formations.


These are a few things you can do on the island. Here, you will find the best location to dive and enjoy the historical sights in Manila or Vigan towns.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What for you is a must-see location here?

Mayon Volcano, located in Albay, is a place you must not miss here. Its height is more than 2,400 meters.

  • What should you avoid in the island?

These are the things you should not do or avoid while visiting.

  • Make sure that you are not insulting the country or their people 
  • Try not to disrespect the elders. 
  • Never use first names to address an older person. 

  • Is the island cheap?

It is the cheapest nation you will ever see in Southeast Asia.

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