The Philippines offers numerous beautiful destinations to explore, activities to do, and adventures to experience. The country is also blessed with rich environment including white sand beaches, rivers, mountains, lakes, tropical islands, and lush forest.
Read about our travel tips for the Philippines here.
Regardless of where you came from, the friendly and artistic people in this country are always happy to welcome you.
If you are planning to spend your holidays in the Philippines, here are the best things to do in the Philippines.
Explore Beautiful Beaches
The Philippines has countless beaches most with white sand and clear blue water. Make sure to bask in warm tropical sun and get that perfect tan that’ll make your friends envy when your back home.
Visit Heritage Sites
There are tons of things to see in the country of the Philippines. It is blessed with skillful people and beautiful environment whose talented hands made some magnificent man-made structures across the globe.
Some of the heritage sites and things to see in this country include San Agustin Church in Intramuros; historic town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur and so much more.
If you’re an adventurous person and fascinated about volcanoes, Philippines takes pride from having several volcanoes. The most popular one is the perfectly cone-shaped Mayon Volcano found in Legazpi, Albay. You can also visit Taal Volcano located in Batangas.
Aside from volcanoes, you may check out Bohol’s Chocolate Hills, a unique land formation.
Try Various Diving Destinations
Philippines is considered as the dive capital of Asia. If you’re a diving enthusiast, whether a professional or an amateur, you should visit the different dividing spots in the country.
These places include Boracay, Cebu, Anilao and Puerto Galera. If you’re a professional diver, you don’t want to miss Tubbataha Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great diving place.
Discover More About Philippine Culture
If you want to discover more about the culture of the Philippines, it’s best experienced in activities and events, which highlight what every Filipino is passionate about such as celebrations, beautiful women, family, faith, and love for country.
Every Filipino loves to celebrate and there’s no way of celebrating than having festivals.
Some unique Philippine activities and cultural events include Santacruzan, which is a procession of pretty Philippine maidens staged as reenactment of the quest for the Holy Cross of St. Helen.
Enjoy Shopping Experience
Do you like shopping when travelling? Well, in the Philippines, you will be able to shop in bargain and variety. Majority of shopping malls and places in Manila, Davao, Cebu, and Makati have everything you need.
You may also try city centers or what Filipino calls Tinagges, which is actually a flea market offering quality items at cheap prices. The 3rd biggest mall in the world can be found in the Philippines and this is Mall of Asia.
There are also other malls you can visit and these are SM Megamall, Gaisano Malls, Robinson’s Place, Ayala Center, and so on.
Visit the Banaue Rice Terraces
The Banaue rice terraces of Northern Luzon have been nicknamed “Stairways to Heaven” by the locals. Carved out of the mountainside of Ifugao province.
It was also listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Trek amongst the spectacular scenery and over the rice terraces in Banaue is one of the best things to do in Philippines.
Hope these things to do in the Philippines are helpful and will provide some inspiration on your travels while in Philippines.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in the Philippines has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.