Metro Manila. It’s a megacity with a huge appetite for fun. From its historic neighborhoods to the outrageous housing developments, Metro Manila is a maze of vibrant energy with bits of calm in between. Weave your way through this mighty megalopolis, made up of 16 cities, one town and eleven million people.
If you think that the Philippines is a lush, balmy set of islands with warm sunny days throughout the year, you’re mostly right. But we also have cool highlands in the northern portion of the country.
Indeed, nothing can encompass nature’s prowess, and CARAGA region is an impeccable testament to this. The region is hemmed by emerald mountains clad in dense wilderness, ragged coastline lapped by turquoise waters, bountiful pastoral lands, gorgeous waterfalls running from rainforests, and abysmal yet stunning cave formations.
South Central Mindanao. This region is waiting to be explored—from the cool highland lakes of South Cotabato, to the rainforest sanctuaries in Sultan Kudarat, to the impressive white beaches of Sarangani, to the Grand Mosque in Cotabato—the largest in the country. And of course, who can forget General Santos City—the home of the world’s greatest boxer, Manny Pacquiao!
“From Islands to Highlands.” That is the promise of the Davao region.
Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental make up Northern Mindanao. The light rainfall throughout the year, the lush vegetation, the natural springs, and the high elevation all contribute to the region’s cool climate.
Travel down south to this distant destination that has its own special charm.
The Eastern Visayas region is a diamond in the rough. Sure, you won’t find luxe hotels or glitzy party scenes around here. But you will find raw natural attractions that speak for themselves, waiting to be discovered.
The Central Visayas region is a contradiction. This is a place where hip, cosmopolitan avenues are as well-loved as solemn, centuries-old landmarks. Where you can stay at a posh hotel while exploring rural villages and rugged shores. Where religious devotion exists alongside folk superstition. Where a place can be well known for its history as well as its viral video stars.
Beautiful white-sand islands, postcard-perfect corals, colorful marine life and even more colorful festivals make Western Visayas an incredibly fun place to vacation in.