If you’re looking for unique destinations in the Philippines then this list is for you. We have listed ten unique destinations in this beautiful country that you might want to check out on your upcoming trip to the Philippines.
Taal Volcano is basically a volcano inside a lake which is inside an island (and also the volcano looks like an island on Taal Lake). Confusing, isnt it. Aide from that fact, it’s also one of the smallest (or probably the smallest) active volcano in the world. It’s the second most active volcano in the Philippines. Although it does spew smoke every now and then, Taal Volcano hasn’t had any major eruptions in the past few years. Taal Volcano can be seen from any of the viewing points at Tagaytay or you could arrange a boat trip to the volcano itself.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Taal Volcano by lightthroughmylense
The Chocolate Hills are awesome geological formations in Bohol. During the rainy season, the hills are actually green due to the grasses and other pants that grow on them but during summer, these vegetation turn to brown thus giving it the name of Chocolate Hills. There are literally thousands of these hills scattered all over the island.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Chocolate Hills by shankaronline
Go for an “African Safari in Asia” by visiting the Calauit Island Safari Park. It’s very unusual to find native African animals roaming in the wilds of the Philippines such as Giraffes, Zebras and Antelopes. These animals were actually shipped from Africa a few decades ago as part of a program to help the survival of these animals. They were able to adapt well to their new environment and they also successfully thrived in Calauit Island.
Photo Credits (Flickr CC): Calauit Island by mikee032901
How often do you see an almost perfectly shaped volcano? Not that often right. Well, if you wanna see one then head over to south of Philippines to the town Albay and marvel at one of the most beautiful mountain/volcano there is.
Photo Credits (Wikimedia CC): Mayon Volcano by igmalapitan
Aside from being so gorgeous, Nacpan and Calitang Beaches are such a sight to behold. You don’t usually come across with two interconnected beaches that faces different sides of the sea do you.
Photo Credits (Wikimedia CC): Nacpan and Calitang by ericmolina
Sagada is one of the favorite hangouts of those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of living in Manila. If you want to be close to nature then this is the place for you. Aside from the beautiful surroundings, Sagada is also the sight where you could see Hanging Coffins and also some mummified corpses. Various international organization had visited Sagada in the past to document such cultural treasures.
Photo Credits (Wikimedia CC): Hanging Coffins of Sagada by AGarces1971
One of the most unique experiences that you could indulge in when you visit the Philippines is to swim with the gentle giants or the whale sharks of Donsol.
Photo Credits (Wikimedia CC): Whale Shark by ZacWolf
Callao Cave is a limestone cave with seven chambers that can be found in Peñablanca, Cagayan Province. The first chamber is a natural cathedral and was utilized as a chapel by the local people. It’s such a surreal place to see and it became one of the most visited places in Cagayan.
Great Sta Cruz Island is located in Zamboanga City and the only place in the Philippines where you can find a pink sand beach. The color of the sand comes from the powdered red organ pipe coral mixed with the white sand.
Photo Credits (Wikimedia CC): Great Sta Cruz Island by Wowzamboangacity
We usually avoid at all cost jellyfishes especially when we go to the beach. They are known to give nasty stings (some are even fatal too). But do you know that there’s a place in the Philippines where you can find tons of stingless jellyfish (just like the ones in Palau).