Archive for June 22nd, 2010

Best Island Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

A list of popular island tourist attractions in the island paradise of the Philippines.

1. Bohol, Philippines

Bohol’s Popular Tourist Attractions

Chocolate Hills

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This is the most famous tourists attraction in Bohol consisting of 1,268 haycock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters, the Chocolate Hils is a wonder of nature. The Hills are considered as a Philippine National Geological Monument. During the summer, the dome-shaped, grass-covered limestone hills dry up and turn brown transforming the areas into rows and rows of chocolate “kisses”.

Diving Sites

Bohol is surrounded by a large number of coral reefs, which are very rich in life, and a delight to observe, and a prime tourist attraction. Bohol is blessed with white-sand beaches and serene dive spots. Panglao Island has a number of beach resorts for sun lovers where various watersports are available. Near Panglao are the island of Balicasag and Pamilacan. Balicasag is considered as one of the best dive spots in the country. The waters of Pamilacan are brimming with schools of tuna, snappers, groupers, mackerel and surgeonfish. Dolphins and pilot whales can also be viewed from a distance.

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10 Unique Natural Springs in the Philippines

Travel and see the natural wonders of the “the pearl of the orient” – Philippines.

These unique natural springs are natural wonders of the Philippines worth visiting.

Salinas Salt Springs: Nueva Vizcaya

The province of Nueva Vizcaya never touches the ocean but actually deep under, the pressure of the Pacific Ocean pumps out salt through the Salinas Salt Spring, one of the wonders of nature. Located near the boundary of Benguet with Nueva Vizcaya, the Salinas Salt Springs were a source of amazement for the Americans when they arrived at the turn of the century. It was also the source of the salt needs of our forefathers from far and wide.

Tangub Hot Spring: Camiguin

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It is a volcanic hot spring not fully developed a little beneath sea level where a pool is formed by sea stones and corals. Water temperature shifts from cold to lukewarm to warm then to hot as tide changes. Submerge in the warm water inside the pool at low tide and enjoy the cold sea water merging with the hot spring. This rare spring is situated at Naasag, Mambajao – about 12 kilometers west of the capital town; 10-20 meters offshore is ideal for scuba diving.

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