The province of Rizal was named after the country’s national hero — Jose Rizal.
The iconic image of Albay is the towering, nearly-perfect cone of Mayon Volcano. Just the view of it is worth the drive. You can go anywhere in Albay and have Mayon Volcano in the background of your photos. The braver can go closer and climb up all the way to the volcano’s crater.
We know how difficult it is to choose which of the 7,107 islands to explore first. But if you’d like to hit roughly 100 islands in all at once, the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos is the place to go.
Aklan province’s claim to fame is Boracay, an island located about a kilometer from the province’s northwestern tip. But there is more to this modest coastal province.
While you won’t find any beach here, its bountiful pastoral land, towering mountains and lush wilderness will make you forget its lack of sand and sea.
Consider the modest province Agusan del Norte off-the-beaten track.
Giant footsteps, an underground river, a heroine, and old churches make Abra a place worth discovering if you have an explorer’s spirit. Huddled in between the Ilocos and Cordillera Mountain ranges, it’s been described as “rugged” by travel books, but won’t be under-the-radar for long.