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17 destinations to explore in Philippines

The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam.

Bangsamoro6 destinations, 13 attractions

The region possesses a vast array of natural landscapes and seascapes with different types of environs. The Sulu archipelago region includes the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary, considered as a UNESCO tentative site.

Bicol5 destinations, 19 attractions

The Bicol Region is a region of the Philippines, designated as Region V. Bicol region is highly volcanic in origin and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Known as the Bicol Volcanic Arc or Chain.

Cagayan Valley4 destinations, 23 attractions

Cagayan Valley is the second-largest Philippine administrative region by land area. Cagayan Valley comprises five provinces, one independent city.

Calabarzon4 destinations, 44 attractions

Calabarzon formally known as the Southern Tagalog Mainland and designated as Region IV-A.

Caraga5 destinations, 6 attractions

Caraga, officially designated as Region XIII, is an administrative region in the Philippines occupying the northeastern section of Mindanao. It covers 5 provinces, namely, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur, as well as 1 highly urbanized city. The regional center is the City of Butuan.

Central Luzon9 destinations, 42 attractions

Central Luzon designated as Region III, is an administrative region in the Philippines. The region also is known as "Rice Granary of the Philippines".

Central Visayas5 destinations, 40 attractions

Central Visayas is an administrative region in the Philippines, numerically designated as Region VII. Central Visayas consists of the two major island provinces of Cebu and Bohol, as well as the smaller island of Siquijor and several outlying islands.

Cordillera Administrative Region6 destinations, 28 attractions

Cordillera Administrative Region , designated as CAR, is an administrative region in the Philippines, situated within the island of Luzon. The only landlocked region in the insular country, it is bordered by the Ilocos Region to west and southwest, and by the Cagayan Valley Region to the north, east, and southeast. Prior to the 2015 census, it was the least populated and least densely-populated region in the country.

Davao Region3 destinations, 11 attractions

Davao Region is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region XI. The region encloses the Davao Gulf, and its regional center is Davao City.

Eastern Visayas7 destinations, 17 attractions

The region is known for its famous landmark, the San Juanico Bridge, dubbed as the "Most Beautifully Designed and Longest Bridge in the Philippines".

Ilocos Region5 destinations, 25 attractions

Ilocos Region is an administrative region of the Philippines, designated as Region I, occupying the northwestern section of Luzon. The region is rich in crafts, with renowned blanket-weaving and pottery.

Metro Manila17 destinations, 105 attractions

The region is the center of culture, economy, education, and government of the Philippines.

Mimaropa5 destinations, 12 attractions

It is one of two regions in the country having no land border with another region.there are many scenic spots in Mimaropa that include Caves, beaches, Islands, Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and El Nido Marine Reserve Park.

Northern Mindanao6 destinations, 14 attractions

Northern Mindanao is an administrative region in the Philippines, officially designated as Region X. It is blessed with natural wonders: large, protected forests white sandy beaches, coral reefs, and sheltered bays rich with aquatic life.

SOCCSKSARGEN1 destinations, 3 attractions

Soccsksargen formerly known as Central Mindanao is an administrative region of the Philippines. It is numerically designated as Region XII. The region has extensive coastlines, valleys, and mountain ranges.

Western Visayas8 destinations, 22 attractions

Western Visayas is a region in the Visayas in the Philippines. It consists of the major island of Panay and the smaller Guimaras, as well as several outlying islands. The region is home to a world-famous beach of Boracay which is off the coast of Malay.

Zamboanga Peninsula2 destinations, 5 attractions

The region was previously known as Western Mindanao and is designated as Region IX.

Map of destinations in Philippines