Home to 7,641 islands, dozens of beautiful beaches from Luzon to Mindanao, natural wonders that made it to the prestigious Seven Wonders of the World list, there are plenty of top Philippine tourist destinations to satiate any enthusiastic traveler.
You can spend a year traveling around the Philippines and it will never be enough to experience this pearl from the Orient sea to its fullest.
Whether you have a day, a week, a month or a year, one thing is for sure:
The Philippines should be included in any travel bucket list.
If it's already on your list, good for you. If no, what are you waiting for? Go book your tickets and experience the best places to visit in the Philippines.
Whether you're a newbie backpacker, a nature-lover, a beach-lover, a couple looking for the most romantic places to honeymoon, a budget traveler, a first-timer in the Philippines or you're looking for a much-needed soul-searching escape, here are the top Philippine tourist destinations you should visit according to other travelers.
1. For first time travelers
For first timers to the Philippines who love the beach, nature and some history in between, Marcos of Detourista.com created a list of tourist spots in the Philippines that's perfect for your first ever Philippine itinerary.
2. For a quick and cheap weekend getaway
Just because you're on a tight budget doesn't mean you shouldn't travel. You can enjoy a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city living for only 850 to 2,500 PHP. Yoshke Dimen of thepoortraveler.net shows you around to 15 cheap and awesome destinations near Manila.
3. For travelers who want to soul search
There's more to traveling the Philippines than meeting awesome people and partying hard in Boracay. Sometimes you just needed to getaway on a solo trip to soul search, find life's meaning, get to know yourself, so on and so forth.
You don't have to travel solo, but if you're up to it, here are the best places in the Philippines for soul searching according to Isabelle Laurate of BuzzFeed.com.
4. For couples who love the beach
Nothing says romance than waking up to stunning views of the sunrise while enjoying your cup of coffee with your loved one. Or being serenaded by the delightful lullaby of the waves.
If you're looking for the most romantic beaches to spend your honeymoon, Nathalie Deduck, who is one-half of the loveandroad.com, has some travel tips to romantic places in the Philippines.
5. For budget romantic destinations near Manila
You may be short on cash but it doesn't have to get in the way of a short romantic trip. Go ahead and pack your bags. Even if you have a tight budget and you don't have a lot of time to plan, you can still enjoy some romantic time with your loved one.
Here are 5 romantic destinations near Manila according to Kara Santos via windowseat.ph.
6. For newbie backpackers
With over 7,000 islands, backpacking the Philippines can be really tricky especially if you're a newbie.
Fortunately, James of journeyinjames.com has recommended 10 backpacking routes for newbies. Take it from someone who has visited all 80 provinces of the Philippines. And he did it on a tight budget too.
7. For beach lovers
If you're a beach lover who thinks you've seen all the most beautiful beaches around the world. Think again.
The Philippines, with its dozens of beaches, has a lot more to offer. For a start, here are 45 stunning Philippine beaches you should visit soon. Thanks to Gabz of pinoytravelfreak.com for this awesome list.
8. For beach lovers looking for uncrowded beaches
Boracay during the summer is hella crowded. It's as if all the stressed out people from the city packed their backs and headed to one of the Philippine's best islands.
If you hate the crowd, there are, fortunately, unspoiled and uncrowded beaches near Manila as shared by Yoshke Dimen of thepoortraveler.net. If you're based in Manila, these beaches are the perfect long weekend Philippine tourist destinations to go to.
9. For travelers who prefer the road less traveled
If you'd rather travel to destinations that are less traveled, this list of 10 undiscovered Philippine tourist attractions courtesy of balay.ph is for you.
10. For nature lovers
If the world rounds up its Seven Wonders of Nature around the world each year, the Philippines also has its very own seven natural wonders.
From the stunning Banaue Rice Terraces to delightful Chocolate Hills, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and more, the Philippines is truly blessed with some of the best tourist destinations in the world.
Here's more of the Seven Natural Wonders of the Philippines list by Red de Vera of vigattintourism.com.
Which Philippine tourist destinations are you planning to visit?
Are you ready to explore the must-visit Philippine tourist destinations? Which ones are you including on your bucket list?
Let us know in the comments section and let's talk about your next adventure.