This wonder of the underwater world is a source of Philippine pride. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is one of the best dive sites in the world. An astonishing density and diversity of coral and fish thrive in this underwater sanctuary.
Beaches and Islands
The mere mention of Siargao Island connotes images of surfing. Indeed this surfing mecca in Mindanao is hailed as one of the best in the country. Aussie and European surfers find their way here.
Sometimes where you stay is half the fun of traveling. And that might just be true in the Island Garden City of Samal, arguably the largest resort city in the Philippines.
Puerto Galera has more than 100 resorts, and a party crowd.
Polilio Island, the largest of 27 land masses that make up the Polilio Group of Islands, can be found on the northeastern side of Quezon Province. The municipality of Polillo is on the southern part of the island. The municipality of Burdeos is on the eastern portion of the island. And the municipality of Panukulan is on the northern portion of the island.
Looking for an alternative to Boracay?
Facing the West Philippine Sea, Pagudpud’s beaches are nothing short of amazing: Stretches of white sand lined with coconut trees and crystal-blue water. Located at the northernmost tip of the Luzon island, Pagudpud is a sleepy coastal town. But the locals are definitely generous with their smiles. It’s not overrun by tourists yet, but it’s getting there. So head on out — now.
Out of all the islands in the world, Travel+Leisure Magazine chose to name Boracay as its Best Overall Island of 2012. Located in Malay, Aklan, Western Visayas, Boracay is just seven kilometers long, and less than a kilometer wide at its narrowest point – a postcard-sized tropical paradise.