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The 7,100+ Philippine islands are far too many to experience them all in one lifetime.  To really enjoy them all, to experience all the tropical beauty, to admire the tropical exotic sceneries, beaches, islands, mountains, fruits and flowers may take more than 7,100+ years.

The exotic beauty of the tropical islands is but a reflection of the endless, infinite beauty of God’s creation. Come and enjoy the beauty of God-made nature. Enjoy the beauty of tropical landscape, vegetation and friendly people.

Picturesque Mayon Volcano
Albay, Camarines Sur

Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Sohoton Cave at Basey, Samar

Samar as “the ultimate caving frontier.”  It has the biggest contiguous karst (limestone) formation in the Philippines, which accounts for the numerous caves in the area, including Calbiga cave, the largest in the Philippines.

Kayangan Lake -  Coron, Palawan

Kayangan Lake, said to be the cleanest lake in the Philippines and sometimes called the “Blue Lagoon”.
This freshwater lake is amidst sheer limestone cliffs.

Chocolate Hills – Bohol, Philippines
The Chocolate Hills look like giant mole hills, or as some say, women’s breasts

Aerial view of Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Aliwagwag Falls in Cateel Davao Oriental
Aliwagwag Falls is located in the middle of the forest and is considered as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.

Fort Bonifacio- Intramuros, Manila
Old walled city built by the Spanish rule occupation 500 years ago. Intramuros actually means “Within the walls.”

Badian Island, Cebu

International Hot Air Balloon Festival
Angeles City, Pampanga

Famous white sand
Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol

A quiet night at Boracay

Pahiyas Festival – Lucban, Quezon

Pahiyas Festival is a colorful feast celebrated every 15th of May by the people of Lucban, Quezon in honor of San Isidro Labrador. It is the farmers’ thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest with a grand display of colorful rice wafers, fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts adorning every house in the town.

Barracuda Lake, Coron, Palawan

The most interesting is the mysterious freshwater Barracuda Lake located in between towering limestones and with a halocline at around 14m that can be only accessed by hiking with all your gears for 5-10mins along tricky limestone path.

Jeepneys in Manila, they are called “The King of the Road”

Paoay Church, Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Paoay Church  is a historical church and is a UNESCO HERITAGE SITE, known as the “Earthquake Baroque” church in the Philippines, Paoay church was built of baked bricks, coral rocks, salbot (tree sap) and lumber, and has 24 carved massive buttresses for support

Mac Arthur Park, Leyte
The site where the late Gen. Douglas McArthur landed, Leyte

Waterfalls restaurant, Villa Escudero
Villa Escudero is a coconut plantation village in San Pablo City, Laguna

The famous White Beach,  Boracay Island

Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake, Zambales
Once this crater put the nation in disaster but now Mt Pinatubo serves as a historical location and tourist attraction.

Hat vendor in Mactan, Cebu

Sinulog  Street Parade

Sinulog Festival is the country’s biggest, grandest and most anticipated festival. An annual festival  on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. The festival honors the child Jesus, known as the Santo Niño (Holy Child), patron of the city of Cebu. It is a dance ritual that comme-morates the Cebuano people’s pagan origin, and their acceptance of Christianity.

A giant stalagmite inside the cavern of Palawan’s amazing underground river!
Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Tinago Falls, Iligan, Lanao Del Norte

Majestic Tinago Falls in the southern Philippine island of Mindana, is one of the main
tourist attractions in Iligan, a city known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls.

Simbang Gabi  or Mass at Dawn in Manila Cathedral
Manila, Philippines

SIMBANG GABI is one of the longest and most popular among the Filipino traditions in the country. It is when Catholic churches across the nation start to open their doors shortly before the break of dawn to welcome the faithful to the Simbang Gabi mass.

Simbang Gabi or Mass at Dawn is a nine-day novena to the Blessed Mother. The novena begins December 16 as early as 4 in the morning and culminates with the “Misa de Gallo” on Christmas Eve to welcome the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. In some churches, the panuluyan is reenacted showing the effort of Joseph and Mary to find a suitable birthplace.

Igorot dance during Pinagbenga Festival in Baguio City
Benguet, Northern Luzon

Banaue Rice Terraces
Cordillera

These 2000-year-old terraces were carved into the mountains, without the aid of machinery, to provide level steps where the natives can plant rice. In 1995, they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Banaue Rice Terraces is one of the masterpieces of the Ifugao people.

Thatched huts of Banaue

Discover the islands of Marabut in Western Samar

Bantayan Island, Cebu

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

For those in search of what the Philippines looked like in Spanish colonial times, Vigan is the place to go, with its ancient Spanish mansions, cobblestone streets and the clip-clop of the the horse-drawn carriages (kalesa), Vigan is the best preserved Spanish town in the Philippines. Vigan has been registered with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin Island

The Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin Island marks the swept remains of the island’s rested locals. Driven underwater when Mt. Vulcan Daan erupted in 1870’s, the large cross has served the town’s people, as well as the tourists, a scenic spot to memorialize the departeds buried there.

The island province of Camiguin rests 10 kilometers off the coast of Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao.

Below the falls diners can eat and bathe at the same time
Villa Escudero, San Pablo, Laguna

A chamber of Spanish Christianism at the San Agustin museum
Manila

A restaurant in Tagaytay overlooking Taal Lake & Taal Volcano
Tagaytay, Cavite

River Cruise of Loboc
Panglao Island, Bohol