Unique Destinations Around the World

When you decide to make a trip to Asia, you are sure of meeting people and cultures to discover. Besides its people and their culture, there are also many places worth visiting. A country like the Philippines has approximately 7,197 islands you can visit. In this article, we have highlighted some of the surreal places to visit in the Philippines.


Unique Destinations Around the World


Batad Rice Terraces, Banaue


Batad Rice Terraces should definitely be at the top of the list if you are looking for places to visit while in the Philippines. It has magical sceneries that include the Ifugao rice terraces that are amazingly a UNESCO world heritage site! There is also a hanging bridge that you will be thrilled to cross and the Tappiya waterfalls where you can swim. Moreover, for a hiking expedition, you can hike towards Patpat Sitio where you can have a great view of the rice terraces.




The Cebu Island is known for its enormous herds of whale sharks. These marine animals are in fact harmless and not like other killer sharks. In Oslob, you can go snorkeling and diving. You can dive with the shark herds, and there are many shark tour companies offering guaranteed sighting and diving equipment.


It’s advisable that before you can embark on expeditions or diving, be sure to engage experts familiar with the region. Hotels, where you stay, can also give you some guidance, for example, https://www.southpolecentralhotel.com/cebu-tourist-spots/, is a guide on best Cebu tourist spots. But your best bet is to book a Cebu tour package.


Alaminos, Pagasinan


If you are looking forward to having fun, then Alaminos is the place to be! There is island hopping in Shell Beach and Governor’s Island. Those interested in exploring caves can do so at Kayak and discover Nalso cave, Quirino cave, Cathedral cave, and St. Paul’s subterranean cave.


Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte


Siargao Island is the surfing province of the Philippines. Some of the best surfing places are Cloud 9, Cemetery, Quicksilver, Stimpy’s, Daku Reef, Rock Island, and G1. However, if you are not into surfing you can go explore the Sohoton caves. Another amazing place to visit is the Magpupungko pool, which is a naturally formed pool that is separated from the ocean by a large reef.


Camiguin Island


There is a ton of things that you can do on this island despite its small size. This island is endowed with spectacular waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and several volcanoes. You can hike up the volcanoes for example Mt. Timpoong. If you are interested in swimming, you can visit the Katibawasan falls and Tuawasan falls. For an unforgettable diving experience, visit Mantigue Island. An interesting fact about this island is its historical aspect. It has some ruins of old towns, churches from the Spanish era, and homes from the Spanish and American periods.


Chocolate Hills, Bohol


Besides its tantalizing name, Chocolate hills have so much to offer. Visiting the Chocolate hills should be your first destination. Thereafter, you can hop on a motorcycle taxi and start your adventure through the winding road. Visit the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella to see the Tasier monkey, which is the smallest monkey in the world. Teamwork activities include bike zipping, camping, going on tree top rope challenges, vine walking, Burma looping, and getting in a giant beach ball. Loboc River should also be on your list so that you can enjoy the wonderful scenery while eating on a floating restaurant.


Don’t miss out the Philippines in your travel list! There are so many places to visit. There are also so many activities to enjoy while in the Philippines for example, swimming, diving, and surfing among others. You will enjoy your trip there!


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About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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