Manila

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As the city center of the Philippines, Manila is a dense stew of urban development and historic sentiment. Even within heritage districts such as Rizal Park and Intramuros, you won’t be far from a branch of local fast-food giant, Jollibee. University students pile out of kalesas, and then walk the old fort’s walls to get to class. … Read more

Bohol

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Hills that looks like perfect mounds of chocolate. Primates so small, they fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Restaurants that float gently down a river. Head to Carmen to tour the famous Chocolate Hills – more than 1,268 grass-covered limestone domes that are nearly symmetrical in shape and height. The … Read more

Boracay

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Out of all the islands in the world, Travel+Leisure Magazine chose to name Boracay as its Best Overall Island of 2012. Located in Malay, Aklan, Western Visayas, Boracay is just seven kilometers long, and less than a kilometer wide at its narrowest point – a postcard-sized tropical paradise. Any iconic photos of … Read more

Baguio

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Baguio is one of the most famous cities in the Philippines and has been celebrated as the Summer Capital of the country for the past 99 years. It was the playground of the Americans who built this city as their vacation spot in the 1900’s. It has since expanded, and … Read more

Cagayan Valley

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In a round-up of the Philippines’ stunning destinations, Cagayan will most likely go unmentioned. Yet this beautiful province is home to picturesque beaches, volcanic islands and historically significant natural and man-made sites. It may be devoid of luxury trappings, true, but it is rich in natural, rugged beauty. The traveler … Read more

Cagayan de Oro

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Cagayan de Oro may very well be the happiest place in the country. The “City of Golden Friendship,” as it is sometimes called, is home to especially friendly and warm Filipinos. Their ready smiles are a fitting welcome, with Cagayan de Oro’s accessible location also making it the “Gateway to … Read more

Camiguin

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Barely 240 square kilometers in land area, Camiguin is the second smallest island of the Philippines in both area and population. It is just 23 kilometers at its longest and just a bit more than 14 kilometers at its widest. Within this small area lie seven volcanoes. Lovely little Camiguin … Read more

Cebu

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The city of Cebu is known as the “Queen City of the South” —and rightly so. As the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, it has some of the country’s most iconic heritage spots. As a major trading port and site for some of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, it reinforces … Read more

Davao

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Clean. Progressive. Modern. If you’re searching for city that capitalizes on the outdoors, you might just find Davao City a pleasant surprise. The Davao Riverfront Complex houses the Crocodile Park, one of the city’s most popular attractions. The park showcases more than just crocs — it is also home to … Read more

Ilocos Norte

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From tip to tip, the Philippines have all sorts of fun to offer. To make sure you cover everything, start right at the top! Ilocandia is the perfect beginning to an awesome Philippine adventure. When you start your Ilocos Norte adventure, you are most likely to start in Laoag. It’s … Read more