Top 5 Philippine Destinations to Visit in 2014

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For 2014, why not find time to visit these 5 awesome Philippine destinations? Of course, the country has thousands of other stunning tourist attractions but here are our top 5 picks.

Mayon Volcano


Most Filipinos take the Mayon Volcano for granted. But did you know that it may not be the tallest in the world or even in the country but it is the only volcano in the world which retains its nearly symmetrical shape even after repeated eruptions. Isn’t that simply amazing? While in Bicol, you can even take a side trip to the beaches that offer whale shark (butanding) tours and swim with these gentle giants!

Chocolate Hills


The Chocolate Hills have always been a source of pride among Boholanos. Yes, the whole province has experienced severe damage because of the earthquakes in 2013 and you might find a lot of inconveniences during the trip. Still, wouldn’t it be great to witness how the province strives hard to patch everything up and get the place running? Plus, it would be a rare opportunity to see the normally brown or green chocolate hills exposing the “white chocolate” parts.



Favored by domestic and foreign tourists alike, Boracay is still one of the best destinations in the country. You might want to avoid the crowds in summer and pick off-season dates. The beaches are truly stunning and the sunsets, majestic!

Banaue Rice Terraces


A heritage site that we should all be proud of, the Banaue Rice Terraces not only features a stunning view but also showcases the Filipino’s ingenuity and intelligence. Did you know that no machinery was used to carve out these majestic terraces from the mountains? Wow!



Quickly becoming the country’s most favorite destination, Palawan offers a wide range of fun activities and exciting tourist spots. A visit to the province is never complete without a tour of the Puerto Princesa Underground River and El Nido.

Image Credit : Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Church Ruins  by nish_ionaChocolate Hills by Ramir Borja, Boat on boracay beachRice Terraces BanauePalawan Underground by Benjamhille

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