The Philippines has so many natural and man-made wonders in store, not only for its people but also for the foreign people that want to witness it. Manila is the capital city of the Philippines has also lots of wonders. This city holds the largest population here in the Philippines. Prepare your adventurous and information seeker self because you’ll have so much to learn and fun here in Manila. This marvelous place is meant for every tourist to explore. Manila should be your next travel destination. A lot of magnificent tourist destinations are waiting for you here. What are you waiting for? Contact us and let’s plan your trip together or you can leave it to us.
Places to visit in Manila and near Manila
This park is a place for the monument of the Philippines national hero, Jose Rizal. Learn more about Philippine history and why they consider Rizal as their national hero. This historic place holds so many memories so be sure to know what it is when you’ll get there. Luneta Park is where Rizal was buried and executed years ago. This is a large park so enjoy your visit here.
Have a visit to the Philippines historical site. These walls in Intramuros were built years ago to serve as barriers that protect the city from foreign invaders. This is also where you can find Fort Santiago.
The amazing walls
Manila Ocean Park
Want to know how it feels like to live underwater? Watching those amazing sea creatures swim and have a close encounter with them. Have a visit to Manila Ocean Park and feel like you are placed in a big aquarium. There are tons of marine life that you’ll see here. This place is a little bit expensive but surely worth the money you’ll pay.
Have a beautiful view of the sunset here in Manila Bay. This bay is where you can just sit or have a walk and enjoy the fresh air. Its relaxing ambiance will take away your stress. You can also eat and listen to music while relaxing at the bay since there are food vendors here that are always ready to give you delicious meals.
View of the Sunset in Manila Bay
Another place where you can witness the Filipino’s devotion to their faith. It is a home for the Black Nazarene (Black Statue of Jesus Christ) which is also known to be miraculous. During its fiesta, thousands of devotees are coming here to celebrate and join the procession. The devotees come here to pray and thank the Black Nazarene.
Philippine’s National Museum
See the national treasures that the Philippine’s have, in their National Museum. You will enjoy discovering what is inside their National Museum. If you are an art enthusiast (or even if you’re not), you will be amazed at what is inside their Art Gallery. Not only that because there are also artifacts here. Have time to visit this Museum.
Pambansang Aklatan ng Pilipinas (National Library of Philippines)
If you love reading books, might as well take a visit to the Philippine’s National Library. They have space where you can stay and read the books that you want. They also have a children’s library (where there are services like storytelling, puppet show, book talk, and the likes) and a library for the blind (services for the visually impaired people would include an audio book). There are still lots of available facilities here.
Yes, there’s a China Town in Binondo, Manila. This Chinatown in Manila is considered to be the oldest Chinatown in the world. This place used to be home to the Chinese immigrants years ago. Right now, there are different races living here. This place is considered to be the center of commerce and has the highest real estate value in the Philippines. Here you can find cheaply priced items so be sure to bring money when you come here because you might just want to buy everything.
Another one of a kind tourist attraction here in the Philippines. Taal Volcano is located here and is known to be the 2nd most active volcano in the Philippines. Take a look at this active volcano and have a tour of its surroundings. Go hiking and see its view from a different perspective. The lake’s scenery looks best when you are on top and also worth the trek.
Vigan, Ilocos Norte
Have a glimpse of Philippine’s history. Visit one of the Philippine’s oldest structures and roam around Vigan while riding a “Kalesa”. “Kalesa” is an old kind of land transportation that needs horses to carry the cart where the passenger will ride.
La Paz Sand Dunes in Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Have fun on the sand! This place in Ilocos Norte which is abundant in the sand has so many activities for its tourists. Activities that you will surely enjoy. How about exploring the area while riding a 4×4 car? Or an ATV ride? Expect a fun experience while going up and down the hill with these kinds of transportations. How about sandboarding? Sandboarding here is a thing that you should try. It’s really fun here, so be sure to take the time to visit this place.
Surrounded by greenery mountains and rice terraces this place is where you should be. Its extraordinary scenery is something that will amaze you. Here, you can find lots of tattooed women. If you want a souvenir from this place, best if you get yourself tattooed by the “oldest hand tap tattoo artist in the whole world”. Yes, this is where you can find Whang Od. You don’t have to worry about the price because it doesn’t cost that much.
Just some of the tattooed people in Kalinga.
The Legendary Whang Od of Kalinga
Sunsets, sunrises, mountain trekking, crystal clear waters, and lagoons are waiting for you in Catanduanes. These beautiful scenes are what you deserve in your stress-free vacation. They have here two enticing lagoons (Blue Lagoon and Green Lagoon) that are not crowded. They also have trails that were made by the Carabaos and named it Animal-Made Trails. Nahulugan Falls, Dororian Falls, Marbina Falls are also tourist spots here. If you want to swim in the saltwater, they have here Pururan Beach where you can enjoy the beach and the waves. Different rock formations here are also “must-see” when visiting Catanduanes.
Here in Antipolo, you can find different churches like the Antipolo Cathedral with the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Shrine and Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Therese Of the Child Jesus. You can also find here different types of museums.
Antipolo Cathedral – Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Shrine
Parish of St. Therese Of the Child Jesus
Minalungao National Park, Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija may not have blessed with pristine beaches but it has still wonders that attract a lot of tourists. How about taking a dip at their Peneranda river which has crystal clear waters. The waters here are so tempting that you don’t have any choice but to swim. You can also do bamboo rafting which is a must-try activity when you come here. If you are into cliff diving, you can climb up the rocks and dive into the waters. How about crossing the hanging bridge or try their zip line? Kayaking is also a good idea when you are here or you can just go trekking and caving. If you want to witness beautiful scenery you can go 1,000 steps going to the top. Sure, it’s exhausting but it is worth the trek.
Twin Falls in Tanay, Rizal
One of the popular tourist destinations in Rizal. These two falls, namely: Daranak and Batlag are just enchanting to look at. These twin fall’s natural view is surely magnificent. The falls are surrounded by green plants so expect some fresh air. The waters are also cold so make sure to take some dip and enjoy its refreshing waters. Take some dip in this river or do some activity. Have fun here in Tanay’s River. Its one of a kind view is something worth seeing. If you are living in the city you would surely love to visit and break free in this river.
Tanay’s Tinipak River
Balite Falls, Cavite
Paired with cold weather, Cavite’s Balite Falls is where you should be. You don’t have to go through a long hike to reach this magnificent waterfall. It is very accessible for everyone so you don’t have any reasons why you didn’t come here.
There are natural wonders that you need to see in Zambales. Magnificent wonders gave by nature for you to enjoy. You will not believe how these natural spots were formed naturally. This is where you can find the Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, and the famous Mt. Pinatubo. These spots are just too beautiful to look at on those photographs -how much more in person. The cove is also filled with sea pine trees which makes the scenery even more beautiful. Pristine beaches? Well, that is what they have here. Have a tour at the crater of Mt. Pinatubo and witness the turquoise-colored lake that surrounds it. Visit Zambales now and who knows this might the cove where you belong.
View from above
If you are into diving then you should visit Batangas. This place is rich in natural aquatic resources. If you don’t know how to dive yet, don’t worry because they have diving lessons there. If you only want to swim, don’t worry because they have accessible sandy beaches for you to enjoy all day (like Sombrero Island, Malabrigo beach in Lobo, and a lot more). Mountain climbing is also a great idea if you are here. Batangas have Mt. Gulugod Baboy and Mt. Batulao where you can do mountain climbing. They also have here big and old churches. Lipa Cathedral and Taal Basilica are the churches that I’m telling about. You will be amazed by these churches old yet grandeur appearance. Batangas is really a great place for your vacation.
One of the beaches in Batangas
Mt. Gulugo Baboy
The beaches and amazing rock formations here in Quezon are inviting you to visit the place. Their pristine beaches will be worth your vacation here. Borawan, Dampalitan Island, and Puting Buhangin are the most recommended places for you to visit on your holiday getaway.
Have a visit to one of the Philippine’s top tourist destinations, the waterfalls here in Laguna. The waterfalls here may be all you need to complete your vacation. These waterfalls are enchanting and that would make you want to visit it. Laguna’s waterfalls vary in size. They have here Pagsanjan falls, Hulugan Falls, Talay Falls, and Hidden Falls. This Bukal Waterfall located in Laguna is also captivating. Its crystal-clear waters look like the natural pool in Siargao’s Magpupungko Beach. You will not be afraid to swim here because what is underneath the waters, is very visible to the eyes.