What comes to your mind when you think of The Philippines? Is it stunning hidden waterfalls, charming deserted beaches, and crystal clear waters? If not, it most definitely should be.
2 amazing islands in the Philippines one cannot miss
The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands, but there’s a handful that every tourist turns to during their travels. Some of these islands have been exposed to the world of Instagram and Facebook and have become some of the most prominent tourist destinations in the country.
You’re probably wondering what islands you should be visiting, aren’t you? Let’s get into that.
Not only does Cebu have some incredible beaches, but it is an island full of exciting adventure. If you’re headed to Cebu, you have to visit Moalboal. In Moalboal you can go canyoning, which is where you throw on a helmet and explore a canyon as you jump waterfalls and make your way through caves and pools of water. It is a physically tiring sport, but once you reach your end point at Kawasan Falls, you are awarded with a breathtaking waterfall and you forget how fatigued you may be.
Kawasan Falls, Cebu, Philippines
Another adventure you may take on in Cebu is heading to Oslob in the early hours to plunge into the ocean and swim amongst the biggest fish in the ocean….whalesharks. Swimming with whale sharks has become an extremely popular tourist attraction in The Philippines, so to avoid most of the crowds it’s best to get there around 5:30 in the morning to sign up and get your life jacket. You will be taken out on a small fishing boat not too far from the shore. From there you can take off your lifejacket and jump in the ocean and be surrounded by numerous whalesharks – peacefully making their way around the boats to get their daily breakfast. Their size may be intimidating, but don’t worry, they’re harmless.
Swimming with whale sharks – Oslob, Cebu, Philippines.
From Oslob you can hop on a ferry and head to our next island…..
Most tourists travel to Bohol for two things – The Chocolate Hills and the tarsier sanctuary. Both of these places are must-sees when vising Bohol. The Chocolate Hills are in the middle of the island and they are super interesting to see in person. When you arrive to the attraction you have to walk just over 200 steps to reach the viewpoint. Once you reach the top you have a 360-view of the odd shaped hills that take over about 50 square kilometers – ….. to be continued. J