Tourist Spots in the Philippines

Planning a vacation to the Philippines?

If you're planning a trip to the Philippines for the first time and aren't sure where to stay, we have rounded up for you some of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines:

North Luzon

North Luzon is without a doubt, one of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines as the region is home to the famous Banaue rice terraces, which is one of the top tourist attractions in the Philippines.
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Visiting the Banaue rice terraces are, of course, the main thing to do in Banaue though Banaue’s local shops and street markets are also great for a bit of souvenir shopping.

Besides the rice terraces, North Luzon is also home the quaint town of Vigan which is no doubt, another of the tourist spots in the Philippines.

Vigan boasts a lovely Spanish-colonial houses and cobblestone streets where you can take a horse-drawn carriage tour. While in Vigan, you’ll also want to drop the popular Baluarte Zoo where you can enjoy a fun pony ride.

Another must see tourist attractions in North Luzon are the ancient burial caves in Kabayan, and the town of Sagada which is home to the famous hanging coffins.

If you’re into adventurous pursuits, you’ll be also glad to know that North Luzon is home to beautiful forests, walking trails, secluded beaches and rapids where you can enjoy fun outdoor and water sport activities like whitewater rafting, jungle trekking, surfing and kayaking.


Manila is without a doubt, one of the popular tourist spots in the Philippines as it boasts a ton of shops, bars and restaurants where you can eat to your heart’s content. Manila's top attraction is the historic Intramuros area where you can walk through the city walls remains of the Spanish colonial era.
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Besides Intramuros, another reason Manila is such as a popular day trip destination in the Philippines is because it’s located not far from the Batangas Province where you can do trekking along volcanoes such as the Taal Volcano, and visit museums such as:

-Batangas Provincial Museum (Museo ng Batangas): where you can learn about culture and traditions of the province, and see interesting artifacts and objects on display.

-The Katipunan Museum (Museo ng Katipunan): is another must-see attraction in Batangas as it boasts even more interesting old artifacts on display such as swords, skulls, coins, etc.


Palawan is certainly one of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines to stay as it offers plenty of opportunities for jungle tours, wreck-diving and reef-snorkeling. Palawan is truly a gem of a destination in the Philippines as you won’t find more pristine beaches and lush forests in the the Philippines than in Palawan.

There are various islands in Palawan, though Palawan Island is the main one as it’s here where Puerto Princesa is located.

Puerto Princesa isn’t just the capital of Palawan and the best place to book eco-tours, but it’s also the starting point for trips to Tubbataha National Park where you can enjoy diving and snorkeling on the stunning Tubbataha Reef.

Island of Bohol

The Island of Bohol is without a doubt, one of the top tourist spots in the Philippines and the second most visited destination after Banaue rice terraces.

You can do plenty of fun activities on the Island of Bohol besides relaxing by its stunning beaches like scuba diving, exploring the breath taken Chocolate Hills, and visiting the Tarsier Sanctuary where you can pet the cute Tarsiers monkeys which can fit inside the palm of your hand!

Cebu Island

Cebu Island is another beautiful island in the Visayas region that is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Philippines as it offers a ton of attractions and places to visit such as Casa Gorordo Museum where you can enjoy an interesting tour, and Jumalon Museum which boasts a beautiful butterfly room with rare species of butterflies.

You can also hike the Osmena Peak on a hiking tour, or book a boat trip to nearby Bantayan or Mactan islands, and spend a few nights at one of the handful of secluded resorts there.

If you’re into adventurous pursuits like free-diving and trekking, Moalboal is just a short bus ride from Cebu City and offers the opportunity to explore caves such as Lantoy Cave which you can explore on a guide tour.

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