5 POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BUCKETLIST
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Every island in the Philippines has its own amazing wonder. Travelers will always be stunned by breathtaking spots, from the beautiful and white sand beaches to the picturesque mountains and hills. If you're coming up with a list of places to visit in the country, feel free to start with these five popular destinations.
Many travelers are eager to see Batanes because of its isolation from the rest of the country, resulting to possessing such timeless beauty and calmness. Batanes is ideal for all sorts of travelers because of the change of scenery it brings. If you enjoy strolling around or biking, watching the majestic sunset or stargazing at night, this destination is the right place for you.
If you love beaches, diving, and underground caves, Palawan is your perfect choice. This island allows you to explore the beautiful lagoons in Coron, the gorgeous Nacpan Beach in El Nido, and the famous Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa. The province also offers tasty food for tourists and exciting activities like Firefly watching, island hopping, and caving.
Davao is known to many as the home of some of the country's popular produce like pomelo, mangosteen, and durian. With the help of the friendly locals, first-timers in the city won't be intimidated to go to their desired destination. You can watch bird shows in the Crocodile Park or encounter the incredible Philippine Eagle at the Philippine Eagle Center. Finally, you can purchase pasalubong from souvenir shops or haggle at the Bankerohan Public Market.
Siargao is a rising star among the destinations in the Philippines because of its pristine shores and laid back atmosphere. But long before the influx of tourists here, it has been a popular getaway place for surfers. Even if you're not into surfing, there are many places in the island to see like its very own waterfalls, Taktak Falls, Tayangban Cave and Lagoon, and the Jellyfish Sanctuary.
Vigan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the well-preserved Spanish houses in the heart of the city. Its throwback vibe is best felt at Calle Crisologo, with a twist of modernity from the dancing fountain at night. The city is also an underrated foodie destination because of its beloved empanada and sinful but heavenly bagnet. From Vigan, you can also take a road trip going to Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte for some sightseeing and beach bumming along its gleaming shores.