Graced by year-round sun, dazzling beaches and loads of opportunities for surfing, island hopping, and diving, Philippines attracts gazillion of backpackers from around the world. For all those who are stuck in the rut, islands here are paradise and perfect escapades from the rat race. It is a perfect patch of sand where visitors can relax under palms and gaze at the blue sea. With more than 7000 islands, Philippines is defined by its mega-cities, emerald rice fields, volcanoes and happy-go-lucky people. Apart from all this, this country has many hidden tourist paradises that are worth visiting. Make your Singapore airlines tickets and reservations to the Philippines and visit below given unspoiled vacation spots:
Famous for its mystical traditions, Siquijor is famous for its mountain-dwelling mang Kuk lam – who has traditional ointments for modern ailments. White sand coastline which reaches up to 102 kilometers is among its many attractions. This island also has waterfalls, caves and man-made attractions such as Bandilaan Natural Park which has butterfly sanctuary.
Luli Island, Palawan
Labeled as the last frontier, it is blessed province and water around it defines it well than anything else – dazzling beaches, rich marine life and Underground River. The most enchanting place in Palawan is Luli Island. Its name was derived from words Lulubog (rise and fall) and is so called Luli because, during high tides, this island can’t be seen from anywhere. It is the ideal place to relax and to connect with nature. Nearby this island is Pambato Reef which is a perfect spot for diving.
Antique’s forests and beaches remain untouched and pristine. A unique way to relax here is the hot bath, and it is said that during the Hispanic period, hot tubs were used to make muscovado sugar. The world’s largest flower- Rafflesia can be found at Sibalom Natural Park. The Malumpati and Sira-an hot springs are popular for therapeutic properties. To reach here from Caticlan airport, you can make cab arrangements to Antique.
Located in Bagac, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a museum and Heritage Park which was opened in 2010. Apart from historical museum artifacts, this place offers oodles of activities. It has restaurant and water activities like island hopping, kayak, biking, Bangka ride, and fishing. There are plenty of heritage houses to spend your stay during the trip.
The name of Polilio Island is originated from Chinese word “Puliliu” which means amazing island with plenty of food. Untouched beaches, Bird sanctuary and species of birds are gems of this alluring island. The clear waters and ivory sand of Balesin Islands and Patnanungan Jomalig are the perfect weekend getaway.
Aptly dubbed as surfing capital island of Philippines, Siargao is located at the coast of Surigao del Norte. Wildlife, sandbars, caves, enchanting corals and waterfalls are some reasons to love this place. Apart from beautiful sceneries, Siargao will satisfy you with freshly grilled seafood like squids, marlin, and tuna.
Located in the western part of Mindoro, Apo Reef is underwater paradise and best reef dive site in the world. It is an incredible sanctuary with black tip sharks, turtles, clown fish and more. Spanned in more than 34 square kilometers, it is second largest connecting coral reef in the world.
If you are searching secret tourist destinations to visit in the Philippines then must consider these places.