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Corregidor Island


Shaped like a tadpole, this small island is a memorial and open-air museum that commemorates the Filipino and American troops' victory against Japanese forces. Corregidor is also the largest of several islands at the entrance to Manila Bay, and lies off the tip of...  see full details

Dos Palmas, Palawan


The island of Palawan stretches from Luzon towards Malaysia. Thickly forested and accented by coves, beaches, lagoons and limestone cliffs, the gorgeous region is a must for nature lovers. Puerto Princesa is the primary gateway to the island. Most travellers head north after arriving...  see full details

Banaue Rice Terraces

North Luzon

The northern reaches of Luzon Island draw travellers who crave adventure and an authentic taste of traditional Filipino culture. Lush, mountainous terrain characterises the region, though much is lacking by way of infrastructure. Still, its intriguing tribes and unspoilt landscapes are worth the extra...  see full details

Villa Escudero

Villa Escudero is an old colonial plantation owned by the Escudero family. Located just south of San Pablo on Luzon Island, the property spans three municipalities in two provinces. Don Arsenio Escudero converted the original sugar cane plantation into a coconut plantation in the...  see full details

Vigan City


Vigan is said to be Asia's best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town. The charming destination ranks among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites for this reason. Visitors will encounter cobblestone streets and buildings that fuse Spanish-Colonial architecture with Filipino and Oriental designs. Its list of...  see full details

Underground River

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located in the province of Palawan, and lies about 36 miles (58km) north of Puerto Princesa. Regarded as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the underground river sees a significant number of tourist visits....  see full details

Boracay beach


Located in the western Visayas, the tiny, butterfly-shaped island of Boracay is a major hotspot for international sun-lovers. Its powder-white, palm-studded beach is said to glow at night. Holidaymakers will appreciate the island's unspoilt beauty, along with its hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and fun nightlife....  see full details

Puerto Galero

Puerto Galera

Located on the island of Mindoro, Puerto Galera began as a refuge for Spanish traders in the 16th century. Today, the 'Port of Galleons' consists of several towns and beach resorts, which together form one of the country's largest urban areas. A UNESCO programme...  see full details