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Top 10 Tourist Spots in the Philippines: Places You Won’t Find Anywhere Else in the World

If you are planning to visit the Philippines, its good to know not only the top tourist destinations in the country but also the places you won’t find anywhere else in the world. So in this article, we’re going to list the top 10 unique tourist spots in the Philippines that you must visit when in the Philippines.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan

First in our list is Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. It is like the Philippines’ version of Disneyland but set in the old Spanish times. It features many of the famous landmarks in the country, horse carriage, and everything else that will remind you of the Philippines’ culture and traditions.

Banawe Rice Terraces

If you’ve watched the “Avengers: Infinity War” movie, you should have seen the Banawe Rice Terraces featured in the film. That is exactly how beautiful this place is and why it is a must-visit when you come to the Philippines. Many refer to it as the “Eight Wonder of the World” for its 2,000-year-old terraces that are mainly built by hands. UNESCO describes it as a memorial for the history of the old generation of simple farmers to build a sustainable use of natural resources.

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Another well-known tourist spot in the Philippines that you can’t find anywhere else is Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. While it’s not really made of chocolate, it is made up of 1,776 hills in an area of over 50 square kilometers. During the dry season, the hills covered with green grass turns to brown, hence the name.

Also Read: Top 20 Tourist Destination in the Philippines: Mountains and Hiking

Hundred Islands in Pangasinan

Hundred Islands is situated in Alaminos, Pangasinan in the northern part of the Philippines. It has a total of 124 islands but only three of it has been developed for tourism. This includes the Governor Island, Quezon Island and Children’s Island.

One of the reasons why we love Hundred Islands is because you can visit all of the three islands without spending too much. You can swim, snorkel, go in caves and ride boats to explore the other beautiful islands.

Tubattaha Reefs Natural Park

One of the protected areas in the Philippines is Tubattaha Reefs Natural Park located in the middle of Sulu Sea. It is a World Heritage Site that where various kinds of marine species live. Many say it has the most remarkable coral reefs in the whole world. Even CNN featured it as one of the top eight dive sites in the planet!

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Palawan is not just known for its beautiful sand and beaches, it also has its own subterranean river national park. It is located in Puerto Princesa and it features the most majestic limestone karst area and an underground river. Because of that, the site is now declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Boracay in Aklan

Boracay is one of the top tourist destinations in the country because of its white powdery beach and how tourist-friendly the place is. You can enjoy a long vacation at the beach without breaking the bank and at the same time – easily meet new friends from all around the world.

Also Read: Top 20 Tourist Destination in the Philippines: Beaches, Surfing and Island Hopping

Whale shark watching in Oslob

Another one of a kind experience you can find only in the Philippines is whale watching in Oslob, Cebu. And if you’re brave enough, you can also swim with them, provided that you are guided by licensed tour guides in the area.

Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

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Early this year, we had an assessment climb in Mt. Hamiguitan – a wildlife sanctuary home to the world's largest pygmy forest and to a variety of endemic species not found in any other place. There's still a lot of its natural treasures that we were not able to see hidden in the deeper parts of the forest, yet our visit made us understand why it was declared a World Heritage site last 2014. Seeing the results of the conservation efforts implemented by the LGU gave us hope, that maybe we can see a Philippines united in the conservation forefront someday. But there is still a larger battle and in order to sustain what they do, conservation must start from each of us… We must respond to its call. • Sharing this simple edit I worked on for this truly special place, with shots beautifully captured by @patrickmartn . Through the content we choose to share, my hope is that in our own little way we are able to give back to Mother Nature by letting others appreciate what we have and become more conscious of the impact we each make towards it. I read this somewhere a long time ago and there is so much truth to it – we can’t just enjoy adventuring any longer without taking responsibility for the places we love. We need to fight for the things we love- that's the message. • In my friend @iamenzocruz's words: The call of nature is one that's not hard to miss. If you listen closely, you hear it in the waters. You hear it in the leaves. They have knowledge older than our existence. They tell the origins of our creation. The call of nature is one that's not hard to miss. This call is everywhere. And if you listen now, you can almost hear it saying: save me. @airasiafilipino @unesco @visitdavaosummerfestival #onewithmounthamiguitan #unescoworldheritage #airasiaindavao

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In the province of Davao Oriental, a mountain called Mount Hamiguitan features beautiful bonsai field with 100-year-old trees, diverse wildlife including the Philippine eagles. This is why it’s not surprising the forest is now a protected site and voted by UNESCO World Heritage Committee as one of the places in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Siargao

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Cloud 9 #siargao #islandlife

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Siargao is not only known for its beautiful beaches but also its surfing waves called “Cloud 9”. And unlike in other countries, a vacation in Siargao is very cheap including accommodations, bars, restaurants and even water activities.

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