10 Philippine Destinations to Rediscover For Your Much Needed Travel

Everyone is on revenge travel mode and since many of us have been looking for places to visit, here are 10 noteworthy destinations to add to your travel itinerary. The Philippines is rich with beautiful destinations and each province has something unique to offer, whether they are adventures or even food!

Time to pack your bags and get ready to go back to traveling!

Taal, Batangas

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One of the easiest destinations to access from Metro Manila, Tagaytay has always been a place for a quick getaway whether on the weekends or a quick holiday. From Tagaytay, Taal is a majestic view but did you know that you can actually travel nearer the volcano? 

You can catch a banca tour or speedboat tour in the area. A roundtrip tour around Taal Volcano is about 1.5 hours depending on the package that you avail.

Aside from the sail, there are also different tourist trails. One trail goes up a part of Taal Volcano so you can see the crater and lake island inside the area. There is also a secret trail where you can go into the inner lake.


If you are up for a road trip to Pangasinan, there are many places to visit but one of our favorites is Bolinao.


Bolinao, Pangasinan has white sand beaches, rock formations, and has a lighthouse since it is located at the westernmost tip of the province. If you want a little bit of rest and relaxation, Bolinao has excellent resorts where you can enjoy the most wonderful sunset overlooking the sea.

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You can also enjoy some lunch at Sungayan Grill, a floating restaurant that offers many local dishes like their signature Sungayan fish. You will enjoy great food while floating along the Balingasay River where you can relax and enjoy what Bolinao has to offer.


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Ready for an underwater adventure? Just a few hours away from Manila, Anilao is the home of the magnificent underwater treasure.

The town houses over 40 diving spots like the famous Twin Rocks, Sombrero Island, Maricaban Island and Cathedral. But Anilao can also be a jump-off point for the world-famous Apo Reef.


Rich in history and amazing food, Cebu has always been a great destination for unique adventures but with the comforts of the city as well. 

When you visit Cebu, most of the things you should visit or try are just a few hours away. The province is brimming with white sand beaches, historic sites, and delicious food.

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If you want to relax, Mactan has beautiful beaches and resorts so you can enjoy a cool vacation. For adventures, you can visit Moalboal and swim with underwater friends


Known for Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Potipot Island and Capones Island, Zambales has unlimited places to visit.

Just a few hours away from Manila, Zambales has peaceful beaches, gorgeous beach coves and waves for a nice surf session.

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Zambales is also the home of delicious mangoes that you can enjoy during your vacation or as pasalubong when you go home to Manila. 


One of the best provinces for a food trip, Pampanga is a great road trip to get those bellies full and happy.

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Home of the famous original sisig, Pampanga has been a tourist destination known for delicious Filipino food, pastries and many more.

La Union

Whether it’s for surfing, a wellness getaway, turtle conservation program or even a food trip, La Union is one of the places that many visit over the weekend.

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Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean, surfing the day away and ending the day with the most beautiful sunset. But that’s not the only thing that the province has to offer.

There are many things you can do in La Union aside from surfing in San Juan. You can also go to nearby towns where there’s a pebble beach or visit the long Bilagan Road where the long and winding road is totally Instagram-worthy. There are also a few farms that can offer you a healthy retreat!


The Spanish-Colonial streets of Vigan are definitely Instagram-worthy and rich in history. With centuries-old architecture, the province is the home of two UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Two must-visit sites are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Paoay Church and City of Vigan where you can immerse in the Philippines’ remarkable past. If you are up for an adventure, you can also sandboard or check out the amazing rock formations.


If there is one destination that many want to visit, Boracay is known for the most beautiful white sand beaches and wonderful sunrise and sunset.

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Though known for the beaches, Boracay offers various activities like parasailing, helmet diving, paraw sailing, helicopter tours and many more. The island also has different destinations aside from the white beach. Located just at the edge of white beach, Diniwid is one of the hidden gems of Boracay located on the hillside and beachfront.

On the other side of the island is Bulabog Beach, a world-class kitesurfing or windsurfing destination where international competitions are held. It is also a place where beginners can experience and practice.


After the onslaught of the typhoon, Siargao rebuilt its province and is now ready to accept tourists again.


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Known as a surfing destination, Siargao has countless tourist spots that you have to visit in this lifetime. From Taktak Falls, Magpupungko rock pools, Sugba lagoon, Canyoneering at Tayangban cave pool or surfing at Cloud 9, you have endless possibilities. 

Ready to rediscover the Philippines? Let’s go!