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Top 10 most beautiful places in the Philippines

Get swept away by the unspoilt beauty of Huma Island Resort & Spa – a tucked-away destination in the northern part of Palawan, Philippines.

Camiguin, aptly labeled as the “Island Born of Fire”, is a fascinating island-province brimming with volcanoes like Mount Uhay, Mount Hibok-Hibok, Mount Vulcan and Mount Mambajao. As a matter of fact, Camiguin holds the record for the island with most number of volcanoes for every square kilometer in the world. But, make no mistake about it – there is more to this small Philippine province than its volcanic riches.

Blending world-class facilities and cushy accommodations with mouthwatering dishes and fun-filled adventures, this remote island certainly has an array of treats in store for its guests.

Coron, often revered as one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines, is truly a spectacular tropical paradise that will wow you in a lot of different ways. Praised for its postcard-perfect scenery, this Philippine destination delights its visitors with its crystalline waters, pristine white-sand beaches, towering limestone cliffs, and picturesque remote islands.

Batanes, one of the dream places to visit in the Philippines for local travelers, is a surreal haven that promises to give you a slice of heaven of earth. Famed for its sheer natural beauty and distinct landscapes, this remote wonderland leaves its beholders in awe with its majestic lofty cliffs, rolling hills, boulder-lined shores and deep canyons.

Blessed with a wealth of pocket caves and eye-catching beaches, El Nido is Mother Nature’s way of showing off her grand and supreme beauty. With its sunning inlets, clear waters vibrant beaches, El Nido indeed has one of the beautiful seascapes in the world. More than just a stereotypic beach destination, El Nido is also admired for its verdant jungle and steep limestone cliffs, which magnificently form a Karst backdrop that is similar to those found in Guilin, Krabi and Ha Long Bay.

The city of Cebu is not just an awesome base and jump-off point to explore the Philippines, but it is a worthy destination in itself as well. Here, you’ll get a sweet taste of Philippine history and art with its collection of historic monuments like Casa Gorordo, Fort San Pedro, Magellan’s Cross and the Lapu Lapu Monument.

Want to get true taste of the laid-back island life in the Philippines? Head off the grid on the islands of Camotes – a couple of hours east of the city of Cebu. Just bring some extra cash since there are no ATMs on these places to visit in the Philippines.

Boracay is, without a shadow of a doubt, the ultimate beach destination and one of the top places to visit in the Philippines. Voted as one of the world’s best islands in 2015 by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, this world-famous island lures travel junkies from all corners of the earth with its magnificent sunsets, dazzling waters and soft white sands. Furthermore, it has a buzzing nightlife scene that would give Ibiza – the world’s party capital – a run for its money.

Why should you pay a visit to Lake Sebu? While Lake Sebu is not as famous as Boracay and Palawan, it’s nonetheless a charming and lush destination with a burgeoning tourism industry. One of the most underrated places to visit in the Philippines, Lake Sebu is home to a cluster of striking waterfalls and extremely clean lakes. Not to mention, a visit to this destination will give a taste of the wondrous culture of the Ubo and T’boli tribes. To top it all off, it is home to arguably the best and most thrilling zipline ride in the Philippines. Trust me, Lake Sebu’s extraordinary zipline will literally take your breath away.

Tagaytay is a beautiful and easygoing city that wonderfully overlooks Taal volcano and Taal Lake. With its cool and relaxing year-round breeze, this paradise-like city is visited frequently by city dwellers who want to escape the buzz and heat of Metro Manila, making it the ultimate weekend getaway destination in the Philippines. It’s a perfect place for unwinding, picnics as well as fun-filled activities like zipline and horseback riding.