Here are 10 spectacular emerging tourists hotspots in the Philippines that are worthy to be on anyone’s bucket list:
1- Danjugan Island
The breathtaking paradise sanctuary of Negros, Danjugan Island is beautiful marine and wildlife reserve located in Barangay Bulata, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The area is covered with a stunning rainforest that has within its confines five lagoons, three of which are landlocked and two that flood at high tide and chock full of coral and reef fish species. The island itself is fringed by azure blue beaches and surrounded by an array of diverse coral reefs.
2- Busuanga and Coron
Dubbed by many as the Last Paradise, this jewel of a destination, located in the municipality of Coron in Palawan has been cited by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of the Top 10 scuba diving spots in the world. Offering some of the best sites for wreck diving in the Philippines, Busuanga, and Coron is also hugely popular for other activities like diving, swimming, snorkeling as well as hiking and trekking.
3- Biri Island Rock Formation
This incredible rock formation is composed of four small, rocky islands located in the tumultuous area where the San Bernardino Strait merges with the mighty Pacific Ocean. The astounding might of these natural forces have caused these islands to take on interestingly distinct shapes. Geologists have stated that these rock formations date back to the early Miocene Period and are about 23 million years old.
An archipelago of islands clustered together at the northernmost tip of the Philippine territory, Batanes flaunts a serene, rustic landscape dotted with stunning bodies of waters and stunning terrain. Recognized for its unique culture of the ideas’ first settlers, Batanes offers countless exciting activities too.
5- Camiguin Province
The country’s second smallest province, this tiny island packs a punch. Boasting of mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, and one active volcano as well as an underwater cemetery, Camiguin is one destination not to be missed.
A destination that is well-known for its immaculate rice terraces, Sagada also boasts of another gem – the Sumaguing Caves. These caves offer a different kind of adventure altogether. The largest of Sagada’s numerous caverns, the caves offer exhilarating activities like trekking, spelunking, and recreational cave exploration.
This destination, located in Sorsogon, is an amazing place for whale watching. Recognized as the Whale Shark capital of the World, Donsol offers tourists the chance to interact with white sharks by diving, snorkeling or simply waiting for them in areas where they usually surface.
8- Mt. Kanlaon
Bisecting the Negros Island, Mt. Kanlaon is the highest peak in Central Visayas and is a location for the daring. With an active volcano that adds to its thrill and allure, this mountain destination also has a zip line and river trails for the adventurous.
9- Pagudpud Beach
A colorful coastal town located on the northernmost part of Ilocos Norte, the Pagudpud Beach, also dubbed as the Boracay of the North, has much more to offer than its incredibly pristine coastline and amazing surfing opportunities. The Pagudpud’s Nagui Bay is also home to 20 wind turbines, making it Southeast Asia’s first windmill farm.
10 -Siquijor Island
The third smallest province in the Philippines, this queer little islands is known as the center for mythical power, mystical activities and black magic as well as being known for the infamous gayuma and agimat. But that’s not all it offers – the island is also crammed full of amazing sights and landmarks that are rapidly gaining recognition.