Friday, August 26, 2011

7 Top Destinations You Shouldn't Miss

1. Boracay
Boracay Island, Philippines is known as an island paradise. Boracay has charmed vacationers with its powder white sand, crystal blue waters and purposely laid-back pace. Located at the northern tip of Panay province, Boracay is about three hours away from Manila. Sun lovers from all over the world visit Boracay yearly, and some have even made it their second home. It is no wonder therefore, that French, German, Spanish and English can be heard spoken in the Island. The culinary fare is equally exciting featuring a wide range from Thai and Austrian to Belgian and Filipino. Numerous water sport facilities, including dive shops are on hand as well as a sprinkling of bars and discos. Most visitors, however prefer to sit back and enjoy the sun. More on Boracay...

2. Palawan

Known as the Philippines' last ecological frontier, the province of Palawan harbors vast tracts of tropical rainforests and huge expanse of marine wilderness. Thick canopies of trees carpet mountain ranges running the length of the mainland. Fringing reefs and coral atolls open a new realm to discover under the clear waters surrounding this archipelago of more than 1,700 islands. Ribbons of meandering streams and rivers wind through the mountains, nurturing robust stands of mangrove in the lowlands before flowing out to the sea.

Palawan probably has more protected areas than any other province in the Philippines. The Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary in the northern Calamianes islands is home to exotic and endemic species of animals that roam freely in its verdant hills and plains. On the northern coastline, the El Nido Protected Area is noted for its edible birds' nests and limestone cliffs. In the middle of the Sulu Sea lies the Tubbataha Reefs, a pair of coral atolls recently named as a World Heritage Site for its highly diverse collection of fishes and other marine life. Along the west coast, the St. Paul Subterranean National Park features old-growth forests, cathedral caves, white sand beaches and one of the longest underground rivers in the world. In the south, Ursula Island is a haven for migratory and resident birds. More on Palawan ...

3. Bohol

Bohol is like a jade brooch set on a velvet-blue sea. Its fertile land has hills that roll gently around lush forests and grassy meadows. Marine life - from schools of tiny reef fish to bigger pods of dolphins and whales - teem in the surrounding waters.

At the market, one can have a pick of the day's fresh sea catch and have them cooked home-style at any of the food stalls. More on Bohol ...


4. Cebu
Cebu is a cultural and historical hub with plenty of interesting landmarks and historical towns to keep you busy between island hopping. Start by visiting Magellan's Cross which marks the beginnings of Christianity in the Philippines. Take a stroll down to Colon Street, the oldest street in the country , then visit the nearby Carbon Market, a bustling maze of fruits and vegetable stands, fish mongers and clothing vendors. Short after your cultural and historical tour you can grab your snorkel mask and fins then head for the many beautiful islands, beaches, marine sanctuaries and dive spots in Cebu. Discover Mactan Island, swim in the crystal clear waters and dive with thrasher sharks at Malapascua and Moalboal, have an adventure at Camotes and Badian Islands. If this is not enough, you can have a raft ride under Kawasan Falls or waddle over the cold springs in Tuburan. More on Cebu ...

5. Sagada
Popular as a destination of foreign adventurers, Sagada features caves that can be explored (even by non-experts) with the aid of local guides, an interesting hike along an underground river, a waterfall and pool to cool off in after a day of exploring, and a quiet serenity only found off the beaten path. The forebears of the current residents practiced an unusual burial practice by hanging and stacking coffins, hewed from tree trunks, in the limestone karts cliffs and caves near town. More on Sagada ....

6. Pagudpud
Pagudpud is an enormous place to visit if you're looking for the comparatively perfect charms of the Philippines. Pagudpud is a wide and beautiful town on the northwest tip of Ilocos Norte, Luzon, bounded to the south by the town of Bangui and to the east by the Cordillera Mountain Range, the town of Adams and the province of Cagayan. The South China Sea lies to the west and north. Its white-sand beaches and crystal-blue water makes Pagudpud a haven for tourists. More on Pagudpud ...

7. Davao
Davao City is a progressive city located in the southern part of the Philippines. It is a laid back city where the beach and the mountainside are just a few minutes from the urban center. Its most known symbols are Mount Apo (the highest peak in the Philippines), the exotic wild orchid Waling-waling, and the Philippine Eagle (also known as the Monkey-Eating Eagle). The city is also well-known for being one of the most peaceful and safe cities in the country. More on Davao ...

Aside from these Top 7 Destinations, there are still more to discover in the Philippines. Enjoy your Visit to the Philippines and let us know your experience. You can share it with us and we might be able to publish it here.

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