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Best places to visit in The Philippines

Direction the Philippines! You've chosen the archipelago of 7,000 islands as your next travel destination and you've chosen well. The Philippines inspires dreams and quite rightly so. With stunning beaches, exceptional flora, mysterious mountains and a smiling population, you'll sail from one island to another wishing you never had to leave again. It only remains for you to devise a personal itinerary inspired by the must-see and favourite places of the travellers in the Evaneos community.

Once you arrive in Manila, there are so many beautiful islands to discover and so many outdoor activities, how do you choose? What type of holiday do you envisage?

Do you want to observe the seascape of fauna and flora and enjoy activities linked to the sea? The islands of Cebu and Boholwelcome you with open arms. Or why not head to El Nido and its lagoons of turquoise water bordered by karst cliffs? The region of Visayas is a treasure in this material. A little corner of paradise, the stunning islands ofApo and Coron will delight the most romantic of you. Whilst the adventurers will head towards the Subterranean River National Park or the Monkey Trail on Palawan Island.

Yet the Philippines isn't limited to the beautiful beaches you see on postcards. There are also gorgeous landscapes inland, with terraced rice fields, testament to the Asian influence. As well as volcanoes, some of which are still active, reminding you that you're right in the fire belt of the Pacific. On Luzon Island, Mounts Pinatubo, Tall and Mayon are perfect for hiking and they'll inspire explorers.

The Philippines have been strongly influenced by different cultures and when crossing the region of Mindanao, you'll discover another side of the country, off the beaten track. Authentic and wild, the region attracts those adventurers in search of unexplored lands.

Have a great trip to the Philippines!

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The gateway to the central mountains of northern Luzon, this student city has an eternally spring-like climate and makes for an enjoyable place to visit.
Bontoc (The Philippines)
One of the main mountain towns, it's a practical rather than interesting place to stop. 
An island known throughout Southeast Asia for its bustling and idyllic beach which is alive with water sports during the day and with a party atmosphere at night. So here you are in Boracay, for better or for worse.
Busuanga is the principal island of the Calamian archipelago, generally overlooked by tourists who will only see Coron and a few attractions of interest in the surrounding area. 
Davao (The Philippines)
Situated in the Mindanao region and the third largest town in the Philippines, Davao is a cosmopolitan town that encompasses all the characteristics associated with this country.
Dumaguete is a town to the south of Negros Island. It's known for its university and proximity to Apo and Siquijor Islands.
Echo Valley is a fascinating cultural site, where a stunning landscape blends with strange funerary practices. 
A tourist-oriented market town overlooked by an enormous karstic cliff, and perfectly located for those wanting to explore the Bacuit Archipelago. 
This region, which offers a contrast to the noise and way of life you find in the areas around Manila, is located in the northern part of the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
With the majestic and devastating Mount Mayon Volcano overlooking and situated not far from Donsol, and a number of other points of interest, Legazpi is the ideal place to stay for hikers and other sporty, outdoor types.
Mactan (The Philippines)
Home to Cebu Airport and the most densely populated island.
Manila (The Philippines)
Capital and principal gateway to the country. A few historical facets and neighbourhoods of varied interest contrast with this gloomy and stifling atmosphere.
Pasig (The Philippines)
A Filipino city located within Manila megalopolis, it bears the name of the river that delimits its southern border.
Beaches, diving spots, diverse settings: welcome to Puerto Galera!
Puerto Princessa is a more or less necessary stop-over when visiting the popular island of Palawan. Its popularity is due to its numerous amenities and various, local tourist attractions. 
Santa Cruz is a town in the Philippines, situated to the south of Manila, on the other side of the Bay lagoon.
Tabuk (The Philippines)
Tabuk is a town with a population of 110,000, situated to the north of the Philippines.
Both a city and Bohol's main port, Tagbilaran brings together a range of services all in one place. As well as serving as a logistics hub, it has a shopping centre, an immigration bureau and both a number of accommodation options and a choice of good restaurants to offer. 
Tuguegarao is a town in the Philippines, situated to the north of Manila and home to around 140,000 inhabitants.
Donsol (The Philippines)
If you're a thrill-seeker or on a sporty holiday, then a trip to Donsol will give you the chance to swim with the largest sea mammal on the planet - the whale shark.
The island located off the southeast coast of Cebu Island is home to a luxury hotel. The island is scenically superb. Sumilon is a private island.