There are many sights to see in the Philippines and travel is relatively easy with plenty of buses and Vans taking you there.Although depending on where you are in the Philippines you may have to take a boat or flight. Taking a boat is a lot cheaper so for example if you took a bus and boat from manila to go see the McArthur monument in Tacloban city ( I hope its still standing after the typhoon there and if your do travel there please check with your embassy to see if its safe to travel there as the last information I had was crime was rampant). So to get there it would cost you around 2,000 peso (£28.57 or $45.45US Dollars) but keep in mind the Journey time is more than 24 hours or you can take a flight from manila and including the waiting time for you flight it should take no more than a few hours. The actual flight is only half an hour long but the cost can be 4 or 5,000 peso or even more depending on what airline you take. I took Cebu Pacific Airlines.
Hears some of the sights you can see in the Philippines.
The Banaue Rice Terraces are Carved from the mountain thousands of years ago by the local Ifugao tribe, these amazing rice terraces allow the locals to plant rice and vegetables. it really is an amazing sight to behold.The Batad Rice Terraces are located in Barangay Batad in Banaue at the following address:Nueva Vizcaya – Ifugao – Mountain Province Rd, Banaue, Philippines.
The Chocolate hills are almost symmetrical and the biggest is almost 165 feet high. They are covered in grass and it is this grass that turns brown in the dry season to give them the appearance of chocolate. This makes them one of the top tourist attractions in the Philippines. They are an unusual geological formation that comprise more than a thousand individual mounds. They are made of limes stone covered with clay and can be found in Bohol province of the Philippines at the following address: Loay Interior Rd, Carmen, Philippines.
San Agustin Church, Manila
The San Augustin Church is a Roman catholic church and was built in 1589, is made of stone and is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines having survived earthquakes and fires. Geovanni Dibella an Cesar Alberoni are the Italian artists who painted the amazing ceiling. its interior is of Mexican design with beautiful carvings on the door.its located in Manila and can be found at the following address:Gen. Luna St, Maynila, Philippines.
The best place to look at the volcano is from Cagsawa ruins. The volcano stands at more than 8,000 feet above sea level and is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, having erupted many time in the past 400 years. you can go camping, climbing, hiking and bird watching as part of your visit. It is located on the eastern side of Luzon near the Philippines Trench. The location or address is :Mayon Mayon Volcano National Park, Malilipot, Philippines
Puerto Galera has the best beaches and diving spots with a diversity of marine life. If you visit this place make sure to go snorkelling and diving amongst the coral reefs and ship wrecks, it truly is amazing and an experience you will not forget. White Beach and Sabang Beach are among the more popular beaches and offer dining, shopping, nightlife and hotel accommodation. located across from Batangas, you can take a bus from Manila to Batangas and it should cost you 155 peso per person (£2.21 or $ 3.52US Dollars) and from there its a boat ride.
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Located within the national park this river has the worlds longest navigatable underground river known as the Princesa Subtarranean River. Puerto Princesa has a great variety of wild life and is a truly amazing place to visit. Location is on the northern coast of Palawan. Address: Western Visayas, Philippines
This is the place to see the whale sharks. Dosol is a fishing village and is located in the province of Sorogon, with amazing beaches and waterfalls. you can also visit the caves nearby. The whale sharks can be seen for 7 months between November and June, with the most sightings between February and May. At night you can see an amazing lights display when the fire flies are out on a clear night. located at the south of Luzon island
This has to be one of the most amazing if not the most amazing place to visit. I stayed hear on my last visit at Villa Dioro. I had a room with a balcony where you can sit and look at the beach. This is a high tourist area and I met a lot of people form all different nationalities, Russians, Chinese, Korean, American, British ect. theres a variety of food so you wont go hungry no matter what your taste. There’s many activities from Para gliding to scuba diving. I went scuba diving and on an RTV up the mountain. For all activities never accept the first offer you get and always negotiate it down. I was offered scuba diving at 3500 peso but ended up paying 1,000 peso for a group dive. There are people offering full certification courses for 30,000 peso but I got certified for 200 peso. It is truly one of the most amazing places I have been to. a meal at the true India restaurant during the day was really amazing with views over the beach. located at Boracay Island Malay, Philippines. I got a flight out of terminal 3 in manila for 4,500 peso return to Kalibo and from there you take a van for 55 peso to Caticlan with a half hour boat ride to Boracay. Remember to keep a few hundred peso with you for terminal fees ect.
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