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12 Beautiful Views of the Philippines That You Should Visit

Of the more than 7,100 islands in the Philippines, the Pearl of the Orient will surely catch your attention. From the beautiful beaches, breathtaking views, clear waters to the lagoons, you will be truly captivated by the many beautiful sights in the Philippines.

In fact, the Philippines has been named Best Island in the World several times by international travel magazines! That is why it is no wonder why so many foreigners want to visit the Philippines.

12 Best Places and Views in the Philippines

  • Here is a list of beautiful sights in the Philippines with description from north to south of the country: 
    Intramuros – Popular for its hundreds of years old preserved structures and buildings.
  • Mt. Kiltepan Viewpoint – Known for its sea of ​​clouds.
  • Anawangin Cove – Beautiful view of Luzon with beach perfect for those looking for a quiet destination.
  • Mayon Volcano – Perfect cone shaped and most active volcano in the Philippines.
  • Mt. Pinatubo – One of the most popular tourist destinations in Luzon.
  • Taal Volcano – Small but fierce because it is one of the most active volcanoes in the country.
  • Racuh A Payaman – One of the most beautiful scenery in Luzon due to the wide hills, mountains where you can also see the Pacific Ocean.
  • Tinipak River – A popular tourist spot in the province of Rizal where you can discover rock formations and clear water.
  • Boracay – The most popular beach destination in the Philippines due to its fine sand and white sand.
  • Bantayan Island – Quiet and not crowded in this area.
  • Sugba Lagoon – One of the best diving sites in the country.
  • Maria Cristina Falls – Apart from being the touirst attraction, it also gets 70% of Mindanao’s electricity. Discover the beauty of the Philippines with the help of this travel blog where we list the beautiful sights in the Philippines with pictures.

1. Intramuros 

Old buildings built during the Spanish period, historical attractions, beautiful surroundings — these are just some of the things Intramuros is proud of. Called the “Walled City”, Intramuros is one of the most beautiful sights in Luzon and a common location for educational field trips due to its rich history.

Manila Intramuros - The Walled City In Manila

Best time to visit: Any time of the year

Highlights: Preserved buildings hundreds of years old, delicious eateries, historic sites

2. Mt. Kiltepan Viewpoint

You seem to wonder if you are in heaven once you land on top of Mt. Kiltepan in Sagada, Mt. Province. What if the sea of ​​clouds opens up to you? Because of this, it is very popular for mountaineers (and the broken-hearted). So it is no wonder that it is one of the beautiful sights in Luzon.

Kiltepan Peak of the Sagada Mountain Province | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian Magazine

Best time to visit: November to February

Highlights: Sea of clouds

3. Anawangin Cove

If you are looking for a beach that is not crowded for a quiet getaway, Anawangin Cove in Zambales is the answer for you! The sand is beautiful and the water in Anawangin Cove is clear. But unlike other famous beaches, it is cheap here and you can only sleep in a tent.

anawangin cove magagandang tanawin sa luzon

Best time to visit: May to October (for surfing season); February to April (dry season)

Highlights:  Mountainous, clear blue water, cozy, quiet

4. Mayon Volcano

A stunner and a killer – this is the popular definition of the Mayon Volcano in Albay. It is the Philippines’ most active volcano. Mayon has a beautiful cone shape, so visitors are fond of visiting it. Near Mayon, there are several historical tourist places as well, so this is a one-stop-shop. So if you want to make the most of your 12-hour journey, visit Mayon because Luzon is a lovely sight.

Mayon Volcano | Eruption, History, & Facts | Britannica

Best time to visit: February to May

Highlights: Perfect cone shaped Mayon Volcano

5Mt. Pinatubo

If you are a “KathNiel” fan and have watched the movie “Crazy Beautiful You,” for sure you know what is called a beautiful disaster. Mt. Pinatubo. You can reach it from Pampanga or Zambales. You need to ride a 4 x 4 or ATV to get to the crater lake!

Phivolcs: 826 quakes recorded around Mt. Pinatubo last week but no eruption threat | ABS-CBN News

Moreover, you can also meet the tribe of Aeta who live in this area. You can be taught their customs and culture there.

Best time to visit: November to May

Highlights: Crater lake in Pinatubo

6. Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano is small but fierce. It is also one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes. Tourists visiting Tagaytay also visit it. The scenery is beautiful in the region. You can also ride a horse to the crater lake or ATV. If the remote view is enough for you, you can just book in the hotels or dine in the restaurants where the Taal Volcano is obvious.

taal volcano magagandang tanawin sa luzon

Best time to visit: All-year round

Highlights: Majestic volcanic and lake views, fine dining, and instagrammable attractions

7. Tinipak River

If the Tinipak River used to be hidden in Tanay, Rizal, now it is one of the most famous beautiful sights in philippines. The limestones here are large and white, and the water is clearly turquoise.

tinipak river magagandang tanawin sa luzon

Best time to visit: January to May

Highlights: Cold and clear water, instagrammable rock formations

8. Racuh A Payaman

When you say beautiful scenery in Luzon, Batanes is always present! Oh, Batanes! One of the most popular attractions in the province is Racuh A Payaman or better known as Marlboro Country. Extensive hills, with views of the Pacific Ocean, the volcano and the famous lighthouse in Racuh A Payaman are prominent. The scenery you will see in this place is really beautiful. With this beautiful place, who would not dream of getting here?

racuh a payaman batanes

Best time to visit: March to June

Highlights: Rolling Hills, lighthouses, view of the Pacific Ocean.

9. Boracay

Of course, the island of Boracay will not be missing from our list of beautiful sights in the Philippines. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. Many tourists, Filipinos and foreigners, come to Boracay because of its beauty. The sand is white and fine and the water is shiny blue. Apart from that, the water activities and nightlife on the island are also fun!

Boracay Island, Philippines | Azamara

10. Bantayan Island

If you are looking for beautiful views of the Visayas that can be visited, then you are on Bantayan Island in Cebu! The surroundings are beautiful, white sand, clear water and provide the relaxation you are longing for. The food here is also cheap where you can eat-all-you-can seafood for only PHP 299!

Bantayan Island, Philippines - Travel Guide For Budget Travellers!

11. Sugba Lagoon

Among the many beautiful sights found in Mindanao, Sugba Lagoon in Siargao is one of the most famous. This diving spot in Siargao is known. If you have a fear of heights, don’t worry, you can still enjoy Sugba Lagoon because you can just kayak or swim in the area.

SUGBA LAGOON | Boat Trip From Siargao Island | The Coastal Campaign

12. Maria Cristina Falls

One of the beautiful sights found in Mindanao is the Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. Not only does it look good but it also serves the people a lot. At 320 feet high, Maria Cristina Falls has strong currents that have been estimated to have a capacity of around 200 megawatts. 70% of electricity in Mindanao comes from here.

Maria Cristina Falls (98 m (320 feet) high), Philippines. Maria Cristina Falls is a waterfall of the Agus River … | Iligan city, Oh the places you'll go, Twin falls

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John Gentry

John Gentry is a lifelong adventure travel enthusiast and international manager, Philanthropist, and solder. Spent 2011-2015 developing an international team in HsinChu, Taiwan. Early on he spent the better part of the 90's working with the US Army in Germany, Iraq and Kuwait. For kicks, he studied in Alaska 2008-2010 international history for a greater understanding in his adventure travels. He has had some great experiences, and successes traveling around the world documenting his travels with his family via ExploreTraveler

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