I’ve visited Cebu and Bohol a couple of times and love them both. The islands of Caramoan has already been used by the TV franchise ‘Survivor’ for several seasons! Walk to the tip of the beach where you will find panoramic views of the twin beaches and neighbouring Calitang beach. And while places like Boracay, Bohol and El Nido are swarming with tourists, one of the most breathtaking places, not only in the Philippines but the whole world, remains relatively unnoticed. Cliff Jumping tours can be arranged in advance or upon arriving in Cebu. The Beautiful Province of Batanes - Home of the Winds Batanes is one of the beautiful provinces found in the Philippines. MANILA CATHEDRAL. There is even a makeshift wooden tower, in which to relax and soak in the scene for yourself. For a more private way to see the highlights of Coron. In addition to surfing, there are many other activities to partake in that will quench your thirst for adventure. The Bohol province has 1000+ hills are covered in grass which turn a rich brown colour (like chocolate!) Named as one of the best kiteboarding spots in the Philippines, Seco Island is also the ideal place for those into camping and even as simple as soul-searching. If you have a bucket list anything like mine then tropical islands in the Philippines are probably on your list! Whatever you may feel like doing on your perfect beach vacation, you will find the right activity on Boracay. The north coast of the island is one of the best places in the world to learn kite surfing while White Beach on the southern side invites its visitors to relax, snorkel and dive. It was even the inspiration for the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song, “The Longest Wave.” It does get a bit crowded during the surfing season which is why locals sometimes call it “Crowd 9.”. For example, the locals in Sagada still practice their burial tradition of stacking coffins against a limestone wall when an ancient Igorot elder dies. It started with just me and a backpack but now I have my husband and baby in tow… there’s a lot more luggage! Flights to the province are pricier compared to other destinations in the country which sometimes deters a lot of travelers. So many more places to explore still. Decided where you and your backpack should head next! Visit and swim in Tappiya Falls, a short and steep 15-minute walk from the Batad rice terraces. The stunning area of Alona Beach is a popular hangout and makes a good base to explore the island. Dubbed the surf capital of the Philippines, there are waves a plenty to catch for every level offering uncrowded surf areas and optimal conditions to either learn how to surf or send your best surf kicks. Sunsets don’t come more orange and hazy than in Boracay. If wildlife is your thing, you can Scuba dive (we saw 13 sea turtles in one dive! I stayed at Suzette’s Homestay, which is clean, friendly, and has a great porch overlooking a mountainside of rice paddies. They are so massive; it’s said if all of them were put end to end, they would equal to half the circumference of the earth. If you want to center yourself and make the most of this relaxing island, you can practically find a good spot to do yoga on every corner. The surfing spot, Cloud 9, is world famous and it attracts international and local travelers alike. Siargao is one of my favorite places in the world! Visit “the eighth wonder of the World”, the underground river at the UNESCO subterranean river national park. El Nido is one of those places on earth that is difficult to describe. It symbolizes the rich culture of the Igorots. From here, it’s possible to island hop to other islands in Biliran as well. Getting there: A 25-minute drive up the mountain by jeepney from Bontoc. Not to mention the alluring green rice fields and diverse history to discover. If you’re up for an adventure you can enjoy canyoning in some of these deluges while others are perfect for an afternoon swim or just a picnic with a view. This is one view will take your breath away along with the hike to get to it! Your email address will not be published. Thinking of making a move to the Philippines more permanent? Learn what moving to the Philippines is like. Boracay is definitely not an off-the-beaten-path destination anymore. The tours take in most of the island’s main sights in one day for around $5, not including entrance fees and activities. When thinking of The Philippines, most people imagine tropical beaches, desert islands, and coral reefs. The sharp limestone cliffs, the incredible blue, crystal-clear water, the dreamlike beaches, El Nido pretty much is paradise on earth. Marakay Marakay cliff jumping can be located by boat where a tiny rock island houses a platform to send it in style! There are so many beautiful places in the Philippines! Skydive at Skydive Greater Cebu, the only skydiving centre in the Philippines! She shares her living abroad experiences and best tips to make your travel experiences the best they can be!