The Philippines has several amazing and breathtaking landscapes, attractions and features that will be perfect for both locals and tourists. Regardless of the time of year and season, it’s always a good choice to explore the beautiful sights of the Philippines. You will discover mountains, beaches, caves and waterfalls in different locations and enjoy various activities.
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1. Lipata Caves. The caves are located in Quezon province. There are seven caves in all on Lipata Island at the Bondoc Peninsula. It will take about 3 to 4 hours from Manila to the peninsula. From the jump-off point at Padre Burgos Pier, visitors have to take a boat ride lasting about 30 minutes going to the island. Trek for 20 minutes to view the beautiful rock formations and then finally view the stalactites within the caves. At some point, you will have a spectacular view of the sea too.
2. Dampalitan Island. The island is located in Quezon Province, featuring a very long stretch of beach where visitors can relax and de-stress. When the tide is low, you will witness the rock formations. The best time to take a walk on the shoreline or take photos is during sunset. The island is a great place for couples and honeymooners.
3. Pagbilao Grande Island. The island is also known as Isla Puting Buhangin. Located in Pagbilao, Quezon, the island features fine white sand and crystal clear waters. A cave called Kwebang Lampas is found at the eastern region of the shoreline. People can swim in the beautiful water or trek along the rocky portions at the base of the cliff.
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4. Merloquette Falls. The hidden waterfalls are located at Sitio Merloquet in Zamboanga City. It will take around 2 hours to get to the falls from the jump-off point. Visitors can take photos, trek and picnic around the area. The waterfalls measure about 10 meters high and 13 meters wide. There is another waterfall with a height of about 5 meters and a width of 8 meters.
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5. Mt. Pulag. The mountain is located in Kabayan Benguet in Central Luzon. It is called the Playground of the Gods and has a height of over 9,500 feet over sea level. It is the second highest peak in the country with Mt. Apo in Mindanao being the first. Visitors can camp and trek during the summer when the weather is great from morning until evening. There are five trails that lead to the top.