Best places to visit in Philippines for first timers

Philippine, situated at far eastern Asia, is a beautiful country, which is home to 7,000 beautiful islands. These islands are inhabited by friendly local people and quite a few indigenous tribes. The Philippines are a trove of many interesting experiences, historical sights, pristine beaches and wonderful natural wonders. Check out the best places in Philippines and reasons to visit as a first timer:

 Mount Pulag


Mount Pulag is one of those places which are on the bucket list of most people. It’s an extraordinary sight where you’ll be treated to the majestic view of the sea of clouds and watch the Milky Way at dawn. 


Coron is often said to be one of the most famous tourist spots in Philippines. Its spectacular beauty will certainly wow you in many different ways. Coron is picture-perfect and is surrounded by crystalline waters, lovely clean beaches, limestone cliffs and scattered with picturesque islands. For divers, underwater wrecks and brilliant corals are there to satisfy their craze for diving.

El Nido, Palawan 

Summer vacation Girl in bikini sunbathing on beach

El Nido in Palawan is known for its supreme seascapes. It is filled with exotic beaches and pocket caves. The clear waters, amazing inlets and vibrant beaches provide a much needed relaxing vacation in the midst of nature. 


Tagaytay is an easygoing city which overlooks the Taal Lake and volcano. It is a favorite of city dwellers who love the refreshing cool breeze, away from the heat of Manila. An exciting weekend destination, Tagaytay offers activities like horseback riding, zipline and also of course, you can unwind at one of the beautiful Tagaytag vacation rental properties available for rent in Tagaytay. 

Tubbataha Reef 

The Tubbataha Reef situated in Sulu Sea is a sanctuary (marine), and is protected by the government. The reef consists of the North and South Atolls, separated by a 5 mile wide channel. Due to the shallow coral reefs which end abruptly to great depths, it is a top diving site. The best time to visit is between April and June, when the waves are calm. 

Chocolate hills 

Chocolate hills are most unique geological formations that include 1,268 individual hills which are scattered in the interiors of the island Bohol. All the formations are symmetrical and are of the same size, ranging from 98 to 164 feet, and covered in grass, which turns brown during the dry season and thus giving the mountains their name. 



Boracay is ideal for those who love to relax in the beauty of nature in the daytime and love to experience a pulsating night life. For the adventure loving tourist, Boracay offers cliff diving, motorbiking, parasailing, horse riding, scuba diving, kite surfing, and snorkeling. Boats take visitors to watch breathtaking sunsets, and explore lovely turquoise lagoons and volcanic caves.

After sunset, you can visit the restaurants and clubs which serve food and fun till daybreak. 


Vigan is Philippines’ only Heritage City recognized by UNESCO. It is steeped in history and will intrigue you with its Spanish style houses and its unique Augustinian cathedral from the 11th century. 

Philippines has many exquisite locations which are the favorite of tourists worldwide. In fact, you would visit Philippines more than once to experience relaxed and rejuvenating holidays.

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