The Philippines is a very complex country for a number of reasons. For starters, you will find that the country comprises of 7,641 magical islands, 2,000 of which are uninhabited. Some of these islands even disappear with the tide! There are so many Philippines destinations out there that if you spent two days on each island in the Philippines, it would take you almost 42 years to see them all!
You will then find the 7,641 islands are divided into 17 regions and from there, broken down even further into 81 provinces. These provinces then consist of a number of component cities and municipalities. So, from this, you can see how complex it can be! Don’t fear though. Through this website, I hope to give you a guide to identify and simplify the best of the best Philippines destinations.
So how do you navigate your way around this amazing country? The thing to remember is the Philippines typically has three main geographic regions. Luzon in the north, the Visayas in the centre, and Mindanao in the south. However, to bring more understanding to the total geography, and for the purpose of this website, I have broken the destinations down into the 14 administrative regions. From there, you will see the places or towns I have been to within each province. Hopefully, this gives you a better geographical understanding of the Philippines. This will help when it comes to planning your adventures in this amazing country.
With over 7,000 islands, there are so many places to visit. The best places in the Philippines are your typical island destinations, plus there are mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls and much more. There are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world in the Philippine archipelago. You really do have to experience them to fully appreciate them. Island hopping in the Philippines is a popular activity with so many islands to explore. This is why I have put together a travel guide to the Philippines islands to help cut through the clutter.
I will show you the best islands to visit as well as other destinations in the Philippines. I will provide you with some of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and their description. Also, I tell you how to get there and also give some special travel tips. There are places to visit for couples, families, backpackers, hikers, scuba divers and adventurers of all sorts. You will find there are so many islands to visit that it can literally take you years to visit them all. There are also some hidden tourist spots in the Philippines that most people don't know about - but I do.
As I have mentioned on my home page, it's the journey and not the destination that matters. You will find most of the fun lies in travelling to some of these amazing places. Although some of the modes of transport can be frustrating, inconvenient and time-consuming, it's up to you how enjoyable you make it. Filipinos love having fun and always have a smile on their face. This can make it pretty hard to get too upset and frustrated with the journey. With so much amazing scenery around, it pays to just sit back and enjoy the ride on the road to the best places in the Philippines.