All About the Philippines: Top Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

The Covid-19 Pandemic has halted all travel plans, and while it can be a bummer, with borders slowly opening again, now is the time for you to plan your travel plans in the far future! The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia that hosts scenic views and beautiful tourist destinations. It is most famous for its stunning beaches with clear waters and historical tourist attractions. In fact, in 2019, the Philippines hosted over eight million international tourists, proving that the Philippines is one of the most in-demand tourist hubs in the world. If you haven’t planned on traveling to the Philippines, this is a place that you have to make sure you visit at least once in your lifetime. Let’s take a look at the different beautiful tourist destinations in the Philippines to help you plan your next travel itinerary!

  1. Siargao

Siargao is considered the Philippines’ surfing capital and boasts of big waves that surfing enthusiasts can definitely enjoy! Aside from surfing activities, Siargao also hosts many different enchanting lagoons with clear and pristine waters, perfect for tourists who want to lounge all day, away from the hustles and bustles of city life. Siargao island is definitely a must-visit for beach-loving tourists. It was named the Best Island in the World in 2018.

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  1. Calle Crisologo, Vigan

History buffs would absolutely love everything that Vigan has to offer. Calle Crisologo is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as it was able to preserve 16th-century architecture back when Spain colonized the Philippines. In the cobble webbed streets of Calle Crisologo, you can glimpse the Filipinos’ colonial life during the Spanish Era. It boasts of old-fashioned Spanish houses, and you can even tour the whole city of Vigan the old-fashioned way – through horse-drawn carriages! It also offers sumptuous local Filipino dishes such as the mouthwatering Vigan Empanada and crispy pork rind called ‘bagnet.’ You also do not have to worry about taking home special and unique souvenirs as Calle Crisologo is rich with historical artifacts that you can buy to bring home as treats for your family and friends! If you want a taste of the Spanish era, Calle Crisologo in Vigan is definitely a must-visit for you!

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  1. El Nido, Palawan

The Philippines is rich in natural landscapes and seascapes, and El Nido in Palawan is one of the BEST islands in the Philippines. Favorite activities in El Nido are going island-hopping and being awestruck at the breathtaking seascapes and islands that El Nido offers. If you feel adventurous, you can always go scuba diving to explore some of the shipwrecks and ruins that sank in the El Nido sea. It also boasts beautiful beaches perfect for anyone who wants to relax, feeling the sand on their toes and the sun blazing on their backs. If you are in El Nido, make sure to check out Calitang Beach and Nacpan Beach to experience El Nido at its best.