Nature Trips in the Philippines

If mountain trekking is your kick, come to the Philippines. If it is pristine white sand beaches you are looking for, come to the Philippines. Mountains or seas, the Philippines have all the wonders of nature in one great vacation spot!

Luzon, the largest island, stretches from the Ilocos province in the north to Sorsogon in the south. It is in Luzon that you will discover the splendor of the Cordillera rice terraces, century-old rice fields fashioned by the Igorots, Ifugao and Kalinga from sides of the mountains. Today it remains one of the most beautiful sceneries in the Philippines.

Still In the northern part of the Philippines is a beach that has big waves and strong winds that is ideal for wind and wave surfing, welcome to Pagudpud.

Framing the coastline of Puerto Princesa City is Honda Bay. The clear waters permits snorkeling and the enclaves afford one to island hop.

Baler and Infanta in Quezon and Daet in Camarines Norte offer more exciting experiences for surfers seeking the extreme with the bigger waves.

In the Visayas, the largest central groups of islands between Luzon and Mindanao, have islands each distinct and interesting.

Bohol for example is famous for its intriguing Chocolate Hills that are plain green and brown depending on the season. On a small island southwest of the bigger island Bohol, is Panglao, a perfect place to dive and swim on a holiday.

Located on the northwestern tip of Panay, Western Visayas, is Boracay. Its fine sand makes it one of the finest beaches in the world.

To the extreme west of Visayas are the islands Samar and Leyte connected by the San Juanico Bridge. Both areas have portions that remain unexplored by tourists. Samar is a good destination for kayaking.

Aside from the underwater caves in Palawan, Mabinay have caves that can be visited. Most wonderfully open to tourists is Crystal Cave. Still in Mabinay are great rapids and rock climbing experiences waiting for you.

In Mindanao, dare swimming into the sunken cemetery in Camiguin islands then have a break tasting the islands’ tangy-sweet lanzones. With its waterfalls and both hot and cold springs, Camiguin keeps tourist coming back again and again.

Dakak Park Beach Resort, located on the beach facing Sulu Sea, is a place wonderfully tacked into a 15- hectare property that offers blissful stay.

Siargao, located in the province of Surigao del Norte, is known for its curling waves as high as twelve feet high which makes it one of the places sought after by surfers. Surfing can be done too in Baler, Quezon in Luzon and Tandag, Surigao del Norte in Mindanao.

The superb rapids of the Philippines lay undiscovered, try the Bubunawan/Cagayan de Oro River, in Misamis Oriental.

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