18 National Parks 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.
Maria Aurora Memorial Park lies inland from the towns of Baler and Maria Aurora in central Aurora Province and eastern Nueva Ecija. The main habitats in the park are lowland rainforest, montane forest, and secondary scrub, and there are also areas of arable land, small settlements and rural gardens. The maximum altitude of the park is reported to be 1,000 m, so the main forest type inside the park must be lowland dipterocarp, with only limited areas of montane forest. Land uses inside the park i
1,338 hectares of the visually appetizing mountainous forest park. Home to a total of 89 species of birds, 23 species of mammals, 13 species of amphibians, 13 species of reptiles, and at least 105 Philippine flora endemics. And crystal clear river system. Truly a nature tripper’s paradise. Considered as one of the key biodiversity areas and priority sites for conservation in the Philippines in 2006. It is also the settlement of the Banao tribe.
Bataan National Park is covered by tropical jungle and mountain terrains with significant geological features such as rivers, springs, and waterfalls. he park was first established in 1945. it is one of the beautiful areas in the Bataan province and is also a visitor-friendly location in this area.
A protected area which was declared as a national park covering 4,225 hectares in 1934, later extended to its present area of 5,201 hectares and was reclassified as a natural park in 2000. The park covers more than 30 percent of the country’s remaining total lowland rainforest area and is the habitat of rare hardwood and wildlife species, as documented by the National Museum. Its centerpiece is the 300-year old red lawaan dubbed as Bicol’s Mother Tree.
Bulabog Puti-an National Park is a protected rain forest area known for being a living museum of flora and fauna. Hundreds of local and foreign tourists visit the 847 eco-tourism park to immerse in the area’s natural attractions such as its various forms of wildlife and more than 30 caves. The caves of Bulabog Putian National Park is an important historical, paleontological, archeological site since it was used as a hideout by the revolutionary forces in Iloilo during the Spanish occupational pe
The Caramoan national park is in north-east Camarines Sur Province, opposite the island of Catanduanes. It is a hilly peninsula, with deep gorges and rough, rocky terrain. The IBA includes the Caramoan National Park area, located near the tip of the peninsula, and some substantial areas of old-growth forest in the hills to the west which are shown on recent forest cover maps.
One of the beautiful hilly national parks in the Philippines which was covering an area of 57 hectares and became d a covered area in 1974. Its vicinity inside the southern limits of the Bangued municipality by using the Ilocos Sur-Abra road affords easy get entry to its citizens. The hill itself is an easy climb via a winding road or walking through concrete stairways.
The national park actually covers a land area of 1,884 hectares and consists of 123 islands during high tide and 124 islands during low tide, however, only 3 islands have been developed for tourists. These are Governor, Quezon and Children’s Island. These islands is famous for its white sand beaches and it is always open for tourists.
Manleleuag Spring Protected Landscape features world-class hot springs, which have a PH level of 11-13 according to the locals and staff of the eco-park. It is also one of two hot spring locations in Pangasinan, with the other found in Balungao. Pools are readily available for those who want to experience the hot spring, which originates from underground waters coming from Mt. Zambales. Aside from water activities, a viewdeck tower will be available soon upon the development of its trail.
The Mayon Volcano Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region on southeast Luzon Island, the largest island of the country. The Natural Park covers an area of 5,775.7 hectares, which includes its centerpiece Mayon Volcano, the most active volcano in the Philippines, and its adjacent surroundings. The volcano is also renowned for having an almost perfect cone. First protected as a National Park in 1938, it was reclassified as a Natural Park in the year 2000.
Minalungao National Park is a protected area and one of the few remaining natural environments in the region north of Metro Manila. Spanning over 2,000 hectares, it lures travelers with the picturesque sight of the emerald-colored Penaranda River that runs across most of the park and the towering limestone formations that border it. Adrenaline seekers also have a place in Minalungao as there are plenty of activities there that will give them their fix.
Considered as one of the most accessible parks from Manila, the mystical mountain of Mt. Arayat lies within the municipalities of Arayat and Magalang in Pampanga. At the summit is a circular volcanic crater, and at its foot is the Pampanga River, the second-largest in Luzon, which traverses the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija. Noted for its clear water cascading from its waterfalls and for its refreshing surroundings.
The Kan-irag Nature Park is a watershed and nature park in the uplands of Cebu City, Philippines that opened in the mid-2000s. It was once a bald mountain, but due to reforestation with native trees, the area became a functioning watershed. It is home to about 27 native bird species, such as the emerald dove, Asian glossy starling, the collared kingfisher, the black-naped oriole, and the olive-backed sunbird. The park's size is 71 hectares
The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park is located on the island of Panay, which was proclaimed a natural park by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on 18 April 2002. The site is home to a wide range of flora and fauna of the Western Visayas, And also a wide range of wild animals also. The water for Boracay Island and the hundreds of thousands of tourists that visit there every year are also provided by the Northwest Panay watershed.
This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river's distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea' ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia.
Rajah Sikatuna National Park is a haven for nature lovers and a birdwatcher's paradise. It is the widest remaining forest in Bohol. This forested karst limestone areas were recognized and declared a National Park. With a total land area of 9,023 hectares, 4,700 hectares is made up of natural forests, 1,600 hectares of man-made forest, 690 hectares occupied and the rest has cogonal features.
The park includes some of the island’s well-known protected natural landmarks and landscapes like the Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park, Calbiga Caves Protected Landscape, Taft Forest Wildlife Sanctuary, Jicontol Watershed Forest Reserve and Bulosao Watershed Forest Reserve. It is now one of the renowned places of natural beauty in this area. A lot of tourists visit this place every year.
Sohoton Natural Bridge Natural Park is divided by the Sohoton river which is surrounded by thick, lush jungle covering majestic limestone cliffs. The Natural Park is situated on the island of Samar in the Eastern Visayas and can be accessed easily from Tacloban city. The entire area is 455,700 hectares, home of the various wildlife, rivers, and cave connections.