35 Things to do in the Philippines before exploring other countries

1. Go swim with the Whale Sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon and Oslob, Cebu
2. Visit Batanes Islands
3. Climb Mt. Pulag in Benguet
4. Go island hopping in Honda Bay and El Nido in Palawan and explore the Underground River
5. Hike Mt. Pinatubo and see the crater lake
6. Visit Malapascua and Bantayan Island in Cebu
7. Dive and see awesome marine life in Anilao, Batangas


8. Go high! Visit Mountain Province of Sagada
9. Discover Bohol‘s popular spots — Chocolate Hills, Loboc River and white beaches.
10. Try wakeboarding in Camarines Sur and visit Caramoan
11. Go to Pampanga for sisig
12. Visit Camiguin Island
13. Go white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro.

El Nido

14. Visit Davao
15. Take shots of the caves in Tuguegarao
16. Enjoy the whole week in Boracay Island
17. See Mt. Mayon up close
18. Take shots of surfers in La Union or Siargao
19. Climb Mt. Guiting-guiting in Romblon
20. Spend weekend up north. Take a road trip to Ilocos
21. Check out Malate and Old Manila

22. Spend a weekend camping in Anawangin and Capones Island in Zambales
23. Eat freshly-picked strawberries in Strawberry Fields in La Trinidad, Benguet
24. Take a quick trip in Tagaytay
25. Enjoy a food trip in Iloilo City
26. See Hispanic houses in Vigan
27. If you want adventure, climb the mountains in Kibungan and Bakun, Benguet
28. Visit Bacolod City

Boracay Sunset

29. Go snorkeling in Puerto Galera
30. Go caving in Samar
31. Spend the whole week in Balabac Islands in Palawan
32. Go island hopping in Guimaras Island
33. If temperature rises in Manila, spend a weekend in Baguio
34. Chase some waterfalls

  • Malatan-og Falls in Negros Occidental
  • Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna
  • Fedisilian Falls in Sagada
  • Tappiya Falls in Batad Banaue
  • Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig, Surigao del Norte
  • Amandaraga Falls in Samar
  • Tamaraw Falls in Mindoro
  • Tinago Falls in Iligan
  • Alalum Falls in Bukidnon

35. Enjoy the finest sands of Calaguas Island


Exploring Palaui Island in Cagayan

Location: Sta. Ana, Cagayan

If Batanes seems too far for a weekend trip, Palaui Island may be the best option without spending much. The day tour include: Crocodile Island, Cape Engaño, Anguib Beach, Marine Sanctuary and Baratubut Falls.

Palaui Island

Palaui Island

Palaui Island

Palaui Island

Palaui Island