Philippines are situated in Southeast Asia in the west and Pacific Ocean. The Republic of the Philippines consists of 7,107 islands. The capital of the Republic of the Philippines is Manila, but it is not the most populous city of the Republic of the Philippines. The most populous city of the Republic is Quezon City. Its unique and geographic location made the Philippines rather attractive to tourists. Furthermore, tourism is one of the major contributors to the economy of the Republic of the Philippines.
There are many naturally beautiful places and tourist attractions in the Philippines. The islands are all about the beaches, the mountains, the rainforests, the islands and the diving spots. However, the Philippines also have a rich historical and cultural heritage. In order for you not to wander around the Philippines, I have selected top five places which you definitely must visit if you are in the Philippines.
The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is not the only the most exquisite example of a reef containing a variety of marine species, but it is also a natural park and a protected area. Furthermore, The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the 1993. As for the speeches that live in this park, it is estimated that at least 600 fish species, 360 coral species, 11 shark species, 13 dolphin and whale species, and 100 bird species live here. Therefore, it is definitely worth visiting!
Known for its symmetrical shape of the “perfect cone” Mayon Volcano it is a still active volcano, with many local stories and legends surrounding it. It was first declared a national park in a 1938, and then it was reclassified as a natural park in the year 2000. Mayon Volcano is a true landmark of Albay Province, being that it rises to the astonishing 2,462 meters. If you choose to see this volcano, is will definitely leave you breathless!
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Puerto Princesa Underground River is yet another UNESCO site, which was even chosen as one of the new seven wonders of nature in 2012. The hidden river, the deep caves, marine creatures and small waterfalls – make it a truly unique and stunning place that you definitely must visit.
If you want to explore a true, picturesque Philippian fishing village you better come to Donsol. There you can see whale sharks, from November to June, but their numbers peak between February and May. Also, there are number of boat cruises which you can take, but you can also visit beautiful beaches, stunning waterfalls and explore the unexplored caves.
This small island in the Philippines is better-looking than your most dream-like desktop wallpaper. The truly majestic beautiful beaches will take your breath away. And the number of leisure activities, such as: scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, parasailing will make you want to stay on this island forever.