There is more to the Philippines than just beaches. This country is home to some stunning natural landscapes including active volcanoes, refreshing waterfalls, coral reefs perfect for diving, and more. Here are a few ideas of places to visit to make the most of you Philippines holidays:
Mount Mayon, Albay
Mount Mayon, also known as Mayon Volcano, is an active volcano located in the province of Albay, on the island of Luzon. The volcano is 2,462 metres tall and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Mount Mayon happens to be the most active volcano in the Philippines having erupted more than 48 times in the past 400 years. While the natural scenery is beautiful, the views of the volcano are best enjoyed from a distance as there has been unexpected volcanic activity and this poses a serious threat to hikers.
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
The Tubbataha Reef is a stunning atoll coral reef and natural marine park located in the Sulu Sea. The reef is located about 150 kilometers from Puerto Princessa in Palawan, and it is one of the best diving spots in the country. The reef contains hundreds of different fish, coral, shark, dolphin and whale species.
Asik-asik Falls, North Cotabato
Located in Alamada in the province of Cotabato, this set of waterfalls has only recently been discovered but is already drawing visitors from far and wide. What is unique about these falls is that the water sprouts from the rock and then pours down the mountain as a mist and light splash of water. It takes some work to get here, but the end result is very rewarding.
Beaches of Boracay
Boracay is world-renowned for having some of the most beautiful beaches on this planet. With its fine white sands and warm crystalline waters, it’s a favourite destination for travellers in search of a tropical paradise.
Chocolate Hills, Bohol
The chocolate hills are a geological formation in the province of Bohol. The hills are usually covered in grass, but when the weather changes in the dry season, the grass dries and hills turns brown earning them the name due to their resemblance to mounds of chocolate. The mounds all vary in size, and estimates state that there are anywhere between 1,200 to about 1,700 of these chocolate hills.
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