7 x Places to Visit in the Philippines 2022

Last Updated On December 02, 2022

The Philippines is a country of islands in the Western Pacific. Because of the nation's seven thousand tropical islands, the region has one of the world's longest combined coastlines. These islands are home to gorgeous coral reefs and outstanding diving, animals such as whale sharks and dugongs, and high tropical rainforests.

Filipinos are cheerful, friendly, and generous. Flights to Manila and Cebu are available, and interisland transit is simple by plane, automobile, train, or boat. Here are some of the best places to visit in the Philippines in 2022.

1. Palawan

Enchanting island beaches of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Palawan is an island province in the Philippines that runs from Mindoro to Borneo between the South China and Sulu seas and is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. The provincial capital is Puerto Princesa, located near massive karst formations with an underground river.

Coron Reefs on Busuanga Island is a famous diving destination for divers looking to investigate World War II Japanese shipwrecks. El Nido, a village wedged between towering limestone karst cliffs and the stunning Bacuit Bay, is another favorite getaway.

2. Mindoro

Mindoro is an island divided into two distinct sections, Mindoro Oriental and Mindoro Occidental, separated by a high mountain range. The region's north is primarily remote, and it is home to the primitive Mangayan tribe. However, for divers, this voyage is well worth it because Sablayan is the gateway to the island of Pangan and the magnificent Apo Reef Marine Natural Park.

Because there is just one resort on the island, bookings are strongly advised. The town of Puerto Galera is the top tourist destination in Mindoro Oriental. This place is the perfect beach town, offering resorts and white sand beaches for water enthusiasts and jeep tours, orchid-filled woods, kayaking rivers, and waterfalls for the group's trekkers.

3. Manila

Manila, Philippines

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Manila, the Asian megacity, is the capital of the Philippines, the main point of entry for most tourists, and a busy opportunity to understand the boundaries of new and ancient culture. There are lots to see in Manila, from lofty gleaming structures on the skyscraper gazing tour to turn-of-the-century landmarks on the self-guided downtown trip.

Whether from a street cart or a high-end restaurant, food is excellent and diversified, representing much more than the island nation's mix of Spanish, indigenous, and Chinese heritages. There is never a bad time to visit Manila because the city hosts nearly two dozen major festivities.

4. Banuae

Banuae's mud-walled rice terraces are reason enough to catch the bus from Manila to this one-of-a-kind indigenous village. The agricultural engineering system depicted here was constructed over 2000 years ago and has been passed down from generation to generation.

Though the tranquil and majestic flats are reason enough to visit, the fantastic wood-carved rice guardians make the journey even more worthwhile. The ancient, primitive sculptures resemble tikis and are thought to protect the crops from danger.

Though tourism has introduced the Western world to an ancient way of life and generated a big tourist market here, for those wanting a more authentic experience, there are options to explore less touristy communities where rice harvests are still the mainstay of the economy.

5. Tagaytay

The Taal volcano towers magnificently above Tagaytay is a mosaic of active and extinct craters that weave a gorgeous tapestry of must-sees. Lake Taal is located within the historic Taal volcanic crater. The lake's center island is made up of currently active volcano craters, which can be seen steaming on some days.

Those who have never seen the clean waters of a crater lake will be astounded by their beauty. Tagaytay, a lengthy town along this hill, is considered clean, laid-back, and a foodie's paradise. The Punta de Santiago Lighthouse, St Anne Shrine, and an extensive local flower farm are among the town's tourist attractions.

6. Boracay

Endless white sand beaches, colorful outrigger sailboat excursions, and magnificent resorts adorn this island, which has constantly been ranked among the top three beaches in the world by travel review sites. The core area of White Beach, which has the most chances for eating, adventure, shopping, and public merriment, is Boracay's most populous zone.

More remote options are available as you move further away, but they come with fewer conveniences. The lodging options range from low-cost shacks to high-end full-service resorts, but the white sand beaches, turquoise ocean, and romantic setting are accessible to everybody.

7. Cebu

Cebu is a Philippine island province comprised of the main island and 167 adjacent islands. Its capital, Cebu City, is the Philippines' oldest city and home to the country's second international airport.

The city is a smaller but equally bustling version of Manila, with many of the same metropolitan advantages of new, old, cutting-edge, and cultural. Matcan Island, which boasts a renowned dive site and is a short drive from an international airport, is one of Cebu's advantages. The island and resorts of Malapascua are about a four-hour journey from the port town of Maya and must be reached by boat. It is, nevertheless, well worth the trek because it is frequently ranked as the best dive location in the country.