Posts tagged ‘Anilao’

Top Eight Best Diving Spots in the Philippines

Here’s a list of world-class diving sites in the world.

Looking for the best diving spots in the world? Here’s a list of the top eight best dive sites in the Philippines with world class diving facilities and white sand beaches.

The Philippines was cited as one of the top three best diving spots in the world, together with Maldives and Palau. Among the internationally recognized best dive spots in the country are;

1. Tubbataha Reef Marine Park,Sulu Sea

It is famous for its diverse marine life. Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world and the best place for snorkeling and diving in Asia.

The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 33,200 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands.

2. Malapascua Island, Cebu

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It is famous for its rare sharks. Malapascua is one of the least spoiled tourist spots in the Philippines. Labeled as the next Boracay by the Lonely Planet, Malapascua has everything for the traveling diver.

Malapascua diving offers: the only daily thresher shark sightings in the world, white tip sharks, mantas, hammerheads (seasonal), wrecks, mandarin fish, pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, beautiful unspoiled coral gardens and a huge diversity of marine life.

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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

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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