In love with marine life? Cebu has one of the most abundant aquatic animals beyond their shores. Free dive and take a look at the sardine run in Moalboal to see a school of fish up close and personal. If you want to go for something more daring, you can go and see the thresher sharks in Malapascua. Keep adding to your extreme bucket list by capping the day off with a cliff diving adventure in Camotes Island or go on a canyoneering adventure in Alegria and jump off the Kawasan Falls in Badian. You don’t have to pull all the stops for your Cebu trip, though, you can also enjoy a chill vacation in the city. Go on a city tour to learn about Cebu’s rich history. You can visit the Mactan Shrine where the statue of Lapu-Lapu, the first Filipino hero, is found. You can go on a food trip and judge for yourself which restaurant has the best Cebu lechon. Lastly, you can go birdwatching in Olango Island and catch the gorgeous sunset before you leave. All this and more when you take that much-awaited trip to Cebu!
Wildly popular with travellers, Moalboal is a small but lively coastal resort around 90km southwest of Cebu City. There’s a lot to love about the place, its craggy coastline lined with shoreside bars and restaurants where you can sip a sundowner and gaze over the azure waters of the Tañon Strait to the distant hills of Negros. Directly offshore is a stupendous coral wall, so you can amble out of your hotel room, don snorkelling gear and encounter outstanding marine life (including Moalboal’s world-renowned Sardine Run.
Visit the capital of Palawan, home of the UNESCO World Heritage site and famed Underground River. Travelers will have to pass through here when heading for other popular Palawan destinations such as El Nido and Coron. However, there’s more than meets the eye in The City in a Forest. You’ll be surprised to find out that Puerto Princesa has natural and cultural wonders to offer for different kinds of travelers as well. Plus, there are splendid beaches that line up its coast, too!
Siquijor is a serene place ideal for those who want to get-away from the hustle and bustle of city living. It is a haven for hikers, bikers and nature lovers. White sandy beaches cover the 102 kilometers of shoreline surrounding the island while mangroves and marine sanctuaries dot the island, providing a safe haven for its pristine marine life.
Oslob Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011. By December 2011, local fishermen’s interact with the whale sharks by feeding them that result to flocking of tourist to the beach of Tan-awan
Coron has breathtaking tourist spots like Kayangan Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in the whole country. It’s nicknamed as The Blue Lagoon and surrounded by tall limestone formations, making the area look and feel very secluded. Either enjoy the view or take a dip, the choice is up to you! If you want to see underwater artifacts from the 40s, you’ll enjoy wreck diving in the waters of Coron. There are different sites with varying levels of depth, with some even visible to snorkelers. Take a break from the sea by going on a safari tour when you visit the Calauit Game Refuge and Wildlife Sanctuary. Here, you’ll be able to spot African gazelles, zebras and brown deer. End the day on a relaxing note by taking a dip at the Maniquit Hot Springs or watch the sunset from the top of Mt. Tapyas.
El Nido is a tropical island like no other, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of activities in store for you to make your trip unforgettable. Island-hopping tours are the best way to explore the beauty of El Nido. Tour A takes you to the most popular El Nido destinations such as Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, and Seven Commando Beach among many others. This is great for relaxing and will feel like an endless summer. Tour B is a good option if you wish to discover unique islands and majestic caves like Snake Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, Cudugnon Cave, Entalula Island, and Cathedral Cave. These caves provide access to the limestone formations that have been there for centuries. With Tour C, you will be treated to beautiful sceneries and world-class beaches that are known to El Nido as some of the finest, namely Helicopter Island, Matinloc Shrine, Secret Beach, Star Beach, and Hidden Beach. And lastly, for Tour D, you will have access to the ever so gorgeous beaches that take up most of the Cadlao Islands with Pasandigan Beach, Nat Nat Beach, Bucal Beach, Cadlao Lagoon, and Paradise Beach as such. These tours will let you explore the true beauty of El Nido and will provide you the experience that you won’t just get anywhere else. Aside from island-hopping, you can also go snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and more.
In Boracay, there are plenty of water activities in the area like parasailing, banana boat, paddleboarding, and paraw sailing. At night, you can also hang out at the bars by the beach or join Boracay pub crawl tours. If you want to explore beyond White Beach, you can head for Puka Beach, located at the northernmost tip of Boracay Island and named after the puka shells that used to line its shores.
Siargao has attractions and activities for every type of traveler. Whether you want to go surfing, unwind, or just be one with nature, the island definitely has something to offer. If you’re itching to ride the waves of Siargao, Cloud Nine will probably be one of your first stops. Situated in the southeast corner of the island, this is where the intermediate and pros come to surf. Swing by at the last quarter of the year to catch the waves at its highest. Looking for islands and beaches to lounge in? No need to worry, Siargao has them too. You can go on an island-hopping tour and visit pristine paradise-like destinations such as Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island. You can also hop on a motorcycle and explore the island yourself where you’ll cruise along palm tree-lined roads.
The home of the famous Chocolate Hills, Bohol is one of the most visited destinations in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. The island province offers breathtaking spots for history buffs, beach lovers, and adrenaline junkies. Bohol is comprised of one major island and 73 smaller ones surrounding it, so you’ll have plenty of places to explore during your trip here. One thing’s for sure: You’ll enjoy every second of your stay and love the diversity that Bohol offers.