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May 27, 2014

Popular Tourist Attractions in the Philippines, how to get there?

Aviation Updates Philippines - Do you want to visit the top tourist attractions here in the Philippines? Well, you've come to the right article because we're going to show you what are the Top 10 tourist attractions in the Philippines and we'll show you how to get there.

Top 10 - Tubbataha Reef
The Tubbataha Reef in Sulu Sea is a protected area of the Philippines which consists of marine and bird sanctuary consists of two huge atolls (named the North Atoll and South Atoll) and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef covering a total area of 97,030 hectares (239,800 acres; 374.6 sq mi). It is located 150 kilometers (93 mi) southeast of Puerto Princesa City, which is Palawan's capital city.

How to get there?
Fly to Puerto Princesa via Cebu Pacific (Manila, Davao, Iloilo and Cebu), PAL Express (Manila), MASWings (Kota Kinabalu), and Tigerair Philippines (Manila).

Tubbataha Reef (PHOTO) Tet Lara

Top 9 - San Agustin Church
San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church under the auspices of The Order of St. Augustine, located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. The San Augustin Church was built during the Spanish colonial period (1607). In 1933, the church was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

How to get there?
Fly to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport with various airlines.

San Agustin Church (PHOTO) BENLEOW.COM

Top 8 - Mayon Volcano
Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is is an active volcano in the province of Albay, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Tourists recognize the volcano because of the renowned "Perfect Cone" due to its almost symmetric conical shape. It was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed Mayon Volcano Natural Park in the year 2000.

How to get there?
Legazpi Airport is the main gateway of Mayon Volcano. Fly to Legazpi with Cebu Pacific (Cebu and Manila) and PAL Express (Manila).

Mayon Volcano (PHOTO) Whacky Adventures

Top 7 - Malapascua Island
Malapascua Island is located in the Visayan Sea across the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Malapascua is a tiny island, only about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) long and 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) wide, and has eight hamlets.

How to get there?
Fly to Mactan-Cebu International Airport with several airlines. Then, from Cebu, take a bus or car up to the port of Maya, then a boat over to Malapascua.

Malapascua Island (PHOTO) Asiana Pearl Vision

Top 6 - Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera is the northwesternmost municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. It is located at the southwestern end of the Isla Verde Passage, about 130 kilometers (81 mi) south of Manila.

How to get there?
Fly to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport with various airlines. Then, travel by car to SLEX and STAR tollway all the way to Batangas Port which can take up to 2 hours. Arriving in Batangas Port, you can leave your vehicle in the open air parking facility. You can also take your vehicle to Mindoro via Ferry Service to Calapan City.

Puerto Galera (PHOTO) Wikimedia

Top 5 - Puerto Princesa Underground River
The Puerto Princesa Underground River is a protected area of the Philippines located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan which is bordered by St. Paul Bay to the north and the Babuyan River to the east. Protected within a national park, this natural wonder is the world’s longest navigable underground river. Guided paddle boat tours show intriguing rock formations and fluttering bats.

How to get there? 
Fly to Puerto Princesa via Cebu Pacific (Manila, Davao, Iloilo and Cebu), PAL Express (Manila), MASWings (Kota Kinabalu), and Tigerair Philippines (Manila).

Puerto Princesa Underground River (PHOTO) Wikimedia

Top 4 - Donsol, Sorsogon
Donsol is a third class municipality in the province of Sorsogon, Philippines located at the south of Luzon island. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 47,563 inhabitants. In Donsol, pristine beaches are found with waterfalls and unexplored caves. Donsol is also the home of white sharks. The ocean’s gentle giants can be seen between November and June.

How to get there?
Legazpi Airport is also the main gateway of both Mayon Volcano and Donsol, Sorsogon. Fly to Legazpi with Cebu Pacific (Cebu and Manila) and PAL Express (Manila). Click here for more information on how to go to Donsol.

Donsol, Sorsogon Sunset (PHOTO) lakwatseradeprimera.com

Top 3 - Chocolate Hills in Bohol
The Chocolate Hills is a geological formation in Bohol Province, Philippines. The grass in the hills turn brown like the chocolate during dry season. The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province.

How to get there?
Fly to Tagbilaran Airport, which is the main gateway of Chocolate Hills. Fly with AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific and PAL Express all from Manila. To get to Tagbilaran, click here to see more. 

Chocolate Hills (PHOTO) Wikimedia

Top 2 - Boracay, Philippines
Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. The island is blessed with white-sand beaches. Hotels, restaurants, and a mall is available in Boracay. However, prices in Boracay is costly.

How to get there? 
There are two airports which serves as the gateway to Boracay. Caticlan Airport is nearer to Boracay. However, Caticlan Airport can only accommodate Turbo-props. Kalibo Airport is the international gateway to Boracay which serves international flights to Singapore, Seoul and more. After arriving at Kalibo Airport, you hire a bus going to Caticlan Jetty Port. Then take a Fast Craft going to Boracay Island. Your hotel should have vans to fetch you at the jetty port.

Boracay (PHOTO) Dirk Andrei B. Salcedo - Aviation Updates Philippines

Top 1 - Banaue Rice Terraces 
The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2,000-year-old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the indigenous people. The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".

How to get there?
Air travel to Banaue is just not a viable option because neither Banaue nor any nearby city has an airport with commercial service. The nearest airport is Cauayan served by Cebu Pacific. To reach Banaue from Cauayan you would have to take a three-hour bus or van ride south to Bagabag and then you'd have to ride a jeep or bus another three hours to Banaue. If you have your own aircraft, however, Bagabag does have a private airport for fixed-wing aircraft. And on the entrance to Banaue there is a helipad (on a point just above the Banaue Hotel) but before you arrive we suggest you contact local authorities so that they can clear it of trash and illegally parked vehicles. Source: Native Village Inn

(PHOTO) kirkacebron

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2 comments:

  1. Nice Sharing!! your images are very nice and look like a enjoyable in this summer.

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  2. Great sharing friend! Your blog is very informative for trip planners. I am tourist and like to visit in different places all over the world. I recently come back los angeles to yellowstone national park tour. After see and reading your Blog I must go in Philippines and enjoy in these attractions that you mentions in this blog. Thanks for this great sharing.

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