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Discover the cities, rainforests, mountain landscapes, tropical waters and colorful coral reefs of this vast Southeast Asian archipelago.

The Philippines is an archipelago in the Philippine Sea and South China Sea. The country has breathtaking landscapes, warm tropical waters, modern cities, historic churches and Spanish colonial architecture. Explore jungles, caves and volcanoes, dive to World War II shipwrecks and discover fascinating art and culture.

The Philippines encompasses more than 7,000 islands, with most of the population living on a handful of them. Find plentiful water activities on this chain of islands with a tropical climate.

Go snorkeling in the coral garden at Boracay Island. Dive to see the wrecks of Japanese warships off the coast of Palawan. At the Apo Reef Natural Park, snorkel and dive in one of the world's largest single coral reefs. Ride the waves on a surfboard at the beaches of Baler, Aurora.

On land, the diverse wilderness offers plenty of excitement and adventure. Hike through tropical rainforests on Bohol and Mindanao. Look for cockatoos and small primates known as tarsiers. Explore the underground caves of Sohoton Park in Western Samar. Trek past waterfalls, mountain lakes and through forests on your way up to Mt Apo National Park, the country's tallest peak. Although still classified as active, the date of the volcano’s last eruption is unknown.

Spend time in the Philippines’ cities. Manila is the capital, a sprawling city with a population of more than 10 million people. Stroll along the streets of Intramuros, the old walled Spanish settlement to see Spanish colonial buildings, Fort Santiago and Manila Cathedral. View works by Filipino masters at the National Art Gallery. The city’s great family attractions include Manila Zoo and Manila Ocean Park.

If your itinerary allows, visit other urban centers. Stay in luxury beach resorts and shop in the large malls of Cebu. At the mountain city of Baguio, look for a reconstructed native village and relax in natural hot springs.

Reach the Philippines by flying into Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport or Mactan Cebu International Airport. Come for the wildlife, beaches, culture and history.

Popular cities in Philippines

Coron
Known for Islands, Relaxing and Tours

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Tagaytay
Known for Lakes, Relaxing and Volcanoes

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Pangantucan
Known for Islands, Nature and Mountains

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Zamboanga
Known for Friendly People, Budget and Business

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Moalboal showing forest scenes
Moalboal
Known for Beaches, Diving and Snorkeling

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Kalibo
Known for Budget, Festivals and Natural Parks

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Popular places to visit in Philippines

Boracay Island
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Boracay Island

A visit to this tropical paradise quickly reveals why it was recently named the best island in the world.

Mactan Island
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Mactan Island

Discover the relaxing area of Mactan Island—beaches, spas, and top sights like Cebu Yacht Club.

Panglao Island
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Panglao Island

Discover the relaxing area of Panglao Island—amazing beaches, island views, and top sights from Alona Beach to Dumaluan Beach.

Chocolate Hills
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Chocolate Hills

Venture to Bilar Man-Made Forest and St. Michael the Archangel Parish—just two of the sights around Chocolate Hills.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Check out Sabang Beach—just one of the popular sights around Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, an area also known for its beaches and swimming.

Coron Island
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Coron Island

Venture to Maquinit Hot Spring and Coron Central Plaza—just two of the sights around Coron Island.