Archive for June 1st, 2010

Best Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

Popular tourists spots in the Philippines, where you can enjoy your vacation.

This is a sequel to my articles “Best Island Tourists Destinations in the Philippines Part I & II.” From Bohol to Cebu then Mindoro, let us proceed to Batangas, to Subic Bay and finally, we’ll climb Baguio City.

1. Batangas, Philippines

Taal Lake and Volcano Southern Luzon’s centerpiece attraction is Taal Lake and Taal Volcano in Batangas. The gateway for most visitors is through Tagaytay City, from the ridge where a panoramic view of Volcano Island can be seen. The volcano is known to be the smallest in the world.

Tanauan Aerial Sports

The small town of Tanauan in Batangas is the skydiving capital of the Philippines. The drop zone, between Mt. Makiling and Taal Volcano, showcases some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.


Anilao, Batangas is a very popular spot for diving and snorkeling. It is known worldwide. The waters are teeming with marine life, plenty of corals and amazing diversity of fishes

Parada ng Lechon (Parade of Roasted Pigs)

The celebration held every June 24 in the town of Balayan coincides with the feast of St. John the Baptist. Lechons, or roasted pigs, coming from each barangay of the town are paraded, dressed in accordance with the theme of the fiesta.

Basilica of San Martin de Tours/Taal Church

San Martin de Tours is the patron of Taal, in whose honor a fest is celebrated every November 11. The church was first built by Father Diego Espina in 1575 in San Nicolas.

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Spectacular Lakes in the Philippines

The Philippines (“Pearl of the Orient”) doesn’t have plenty of large lakes but it has a handful of unique lakes.

Here are the 12 most remarkable lakes in the Philippines.

Lake Lanao: Lanao del Sur

One of the largest lakes in the Philippines is Lake Lanao or Ranaw. It is counted as one of the 15 ancient lakes in the world. It is located in the country’s southern island of Mindanao with a surface area of 340 km² or 131 square miles. It is the largest lake in Mindanao, and the second largest lake in the Philippines.

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The Seven Wonder-Falls in the Philippines

Here are the seven most beautiful and fascinating waterfalls in the Philippine archipelago.

See the most beautiful waterfalls in the “Pearl of the Orient” – the Philippines.

1. Tudaya Falls: Davao Del Sur

Mt. Apo, in Mindanao (in the southern part of the country), is the country’s highest peak. I t is where you can find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines – the Tudaya Falls. This 150-meter waterfall is the tallest waterfall in the Mt. Apo National Park. It is located in Sta Cruz municipality of Davao Del Sur; about 3 hours drive from Metropolitan Davao.

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Top Five Island Tourist Destination in the Philippines

To ensure a 100% satisfaction-guaranteed summer vacation, here’s a list of island tourist destinations in the Philippines. For a wonderful and unforgettable summer experience, whether you’re a local or a tourist, check this out.

Summer is around, and everybody’s excited to spend the summer vacation once again. A place that is cool, with awesome scenery and wonderful people is most likely the most popular choice to spend it. A place where they can escape the heat of the sun, enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving or simply watching scenic views.


Number one on the list, of course, a world class resort, the most popular island destination and the number one tourist spot in the Philippines – Boracay. It is regarded as “the finest beach of all Asia”. Likewise, popularly known as, “the number one tropical beach in the world”. Everyone will surely enjoy swimming and sunbathing on its 4 kilometer “white sand beach”. You will definitely like this island paradise. It is situated in Panay Island, Philippines, about 300 km south of Manila.

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