10 Best Islands in the Philippines You Need to Visit

10 Best Islands in the Philippines that Tourists Should Go To

The Philippines is a true definition of history and culture. It is home to very important places which remains as a remembrance of our past. The Tabon Caves which are historical icons are home to the oldest human remains found in the Philippines. The Republic of the Philippines is made up of more than 7,600 beautiful islands blessed with a diversity of plants and animals. The geographical appearance of the island is grotesque with tropical rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs to the mountain ranges.

It is also blessed with the best beaches in the world. If you are looking for a place to spend your next holiday or a place to go for your honeymoon then the Philippines is worth a shot.

1. El Nido, Palawan

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“The best destination because it is extraordinary, natural and has a diversified ecosystem”, says CNN’s travel website. The place is also among the best places to visit in the world for it was ranked 14th in the whole world. According to the international travel magazine and
other famous organizations ranked the place the 4th best beach in the world for 2017. There are more than 50 white sand beaches on this island and the place is blessed with a rich sea life comprising of very distinctive sea creatures such as the endangered turtles.

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2. Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

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This beautiful place is located in Oriental Mindoro Province about 130 km south of Manila. The term is mostly used by travelers when referring to the area surrounding the town as well as including a white beach. There are a lot of activities to do in this place including swimming, snorkeling, and sailing. It is a good idea to idea to visit in April for you will meet people and the weather will be friendly. Best Islands in the Philippines

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3. Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley

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If you are the one to love doing daring things for fun, then this is the place for you. The luminous white sands surrounding volcanic rocks on one side and beautiful blue waters with green inlay. However, there is a problem for it’s very difficult to get there for thorny grasses, muddy grounds and mangrove forests are present. Due to the fact that the place has no people living around, there are a few things to do for fun including camping and hiking. You may check out this Cagayan travel guide to learn more about the area.  Best Islands in the Philippines

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4. Samal Island, Davao City

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Samal island goes by the alias “The golden goal of Samal”. It is situated about two kilometers away from Davao City. the place has the reputation of being well developed with a reasonable number of white and pink sand beaches as long as state-of-the-art resorts including the Kaputian Beach Resort and the Paradise Island. You could do a lot of things on
this island but if you want to relax, then it would be a good idea to spend time on the resorts.

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5. Boracay, Aklan

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This is a jewel when it comes to tourist attractions in the Philippines. Though, the place has been through a lot, including an attempt by the Government to shut down the place. These problems have befallen this paradise because of its own beauty which is the most attractive feature to travelers. If you are one for the nightlife, then this is the place for you to be. The night becomes lively at night with candles on the sand castles and bars which are open till dawn. There is a lot of things to do in the Philippines but the most interesting things are kiteboarding and windsurfing.

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6. Panglao Island, Bohol

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Panglao is blessed with a scenic look resulting from the sight of clear blue waters and fine white sand beaches. The most interesting facts about this place are that it is among one of the places with the richest marine life. It has about 2500 different species of crustaceans along with 2500 distinctive species of mollusks. New species are still being discovered. this
is the place if you are one to go diving. Best Islands in the Philippines

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7. Coron Island, Palawan

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The place is inhibited by the Tagbanua people and is blessed with limestone cliffs, white sand beaches among other geographical features. It is among the best scuba diving sites in the world. The place is also home of a secret lagoon with blue-green waters. this secret lagoon is a paradise on earth!. However getting there may be trouble especially for the people who don’t like walking for long distances, for you will have to climb mountains and
cliffs to get to this place.

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8. Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte

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This place is famous for surfing. The place offers places for those who want to learn surfing. For those who have no interest in surfing at all. The best time to visit this place for surfing is mid-August and mid-December.

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9. Mactan Island, Cebu

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The place is a densely populated island in The Republic of Philippines and has many tourist attractions. The place offers a very rich marine biodiversity and is highly recommended for the diving and snorkeling lovers.  You should, however, try to avoid overcrowded seasons. Apart from diving and snorkeling, you may decide to visit Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a place worth visiting.

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10. Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

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This is the perfect place who those who love the solitude. If you want to spend some time alone thinking and basking in the sun, then this is the place to be. The place is deserted because there is a great effort in getting there. The beach has tempting waters and a great view to watch. The place is also good for surfers for there are waves resulting from the winds blowing from the South China Sea and Pacific ocean.

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You can agree with me that the Philippines should be among the wonders of the world. The place is blessed with an infinite collection of unique tourist attraction areas that not many other countries have. Apart from the destinations, the people from the Philippines are very friendly and accommodating. just take your time and try visiting the country and you won’t
regret doing that.

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