Wonderful Nature Spots in the Philippines

Jean Tiston

The Philippines is blessed by Mother Nature with an abundance of beautiful spots. From pristine beaches, to enchanting forests, surreal river canyon and amazing fauna. To celebrate Earth Day, here are some of my favorites. #SeekerChallenge

  • UP Academic Oval

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      If you need to escape from the busy city life in Manila, this is the place to go. The University of the Philippines' campus is a favorite spot of joggers and bikers. The academic oval which is the main thoroughfare is lined with trees.

  • Jomalig Island

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      It took a 6 hour boat ride to get there but it was worth it. It is an island surrounded with beautiful beaches and little to no crowd.

  • Bulusan Lake

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      A lake situated beside a volcano. It is surrounded by lush rainforest. You can explore it either by kayaking in the lake or by hiking through its various trails.

  • Balabac

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      Palawan is a treasure trove of fine white sand beaches, clear blue waters and lagoons surrounded by limestone cliffs but it also so popular that there are so many tourist in the usual places like Coron and El Nido. If you want to experience its beauty without the crowd travel farther south to Balabac.

  • Mount Kitanglad

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      Hike through the enchanting mossy forest of Mount Kintanglad in Bukidnon. Walking through this forest is like walking into a fantasy world. It is also a home to several rare endemic species of plants and animals.

  • Kayangan Lake

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      A beautiful freediving spot. Swim and see underwater limestone cliffs through clear blue water.

  • Donsol Whale Shark Interaction Center

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      During whale shark season, which is from December to May, you'll be able to encounter the largest species of any fish. You can interact with these gentle giants by snorkeling, diving or just waiting for them on the usual spots that they surface.

  • Apo Reef

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      It is the largest coral reef in the Philippines. It's a popular destination for divers with its vast underwater flora and fauna. Beautiful clear blue water and white sand beach. Visitors can stay overnight in the island but only in tents.

  • Binurong View Point

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      Watch the sun rise while strolling through these rolling landscape at the edge of a cliff.

  • Chocolate Hills

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      Green in the rainy season and brown in the summer months, the chocolate hills look like small chocolate mounds from afar. It's a popular tourist destination. You can take the easy road and climb up the view deck to admire the sight, ride through the hills with an atv, or for the more adventurous hike up the hills.

  • Kawasan Canyoneering in Badian, Philippines

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      Hiking through this river canyon is such an exciting adventure. You'll have to jump, swim and climb to get through it. Don't forget to admire the surreal view. It will culminate in a 15 meter jump in the blue waters of Kawasan Falls.

  • Sohoton Cove

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      Swim with cute harmless jellyfishes in the lagoon. 💙

  • UP Academic Oval

    If you need to escape from the busy city life in Manila, this is the place to go. The University of the Philippines' campus is a favorite spot of joggers and bikers. The academic oval which is the main thoroughfare is lined with trees.

    April 21, 2021
  • Jomalig Island

    It took a 6 hour boat ride to get there but it was worth it. It is an island surrounded with beautiful beaches and little to no crowd.

    April 17, 2021
  • Bulusan Lake

    A lake situated beside a volcano. It is surrounded by lush rainforest. You can explore it either by kayaking in the lake or by hiking through its various trails.

    April 17, 2021
  • Balabac

    Palawan is a treasure trove of fine white sand beaches, clear blue waters and lagoons surrounded by limestone cliffs but it also so popular that there are so many tourist in the usual places like Coron and El Nido. If you want to experience its beauty without the crowd travel farther south to Balabac.

    April 17, 2021
  • Mount Kitanglad

    Hike through the enchanting mossy forest of Mount Kintanglad in Bukidnon. Walking through this forest is like walking into a fantasy world. It is also a home to several rare endemic species of plants and animals.

    April 17, 2021
  • Kayangan Lake

    A beautiful freediving spot. Swim and see underwater limestone cliffs through clear blue water.

    April 17, 2021
  • Donsol Whale Shark Interaction Center

    During whale shark season, which is from December to May, you'll be able to encounter the largest species of any fish. You can interact with these gentle giants by snorkeling, diving or just waiting for them on the usual spots that they surface.

    April 17, 2021
  • Apo Reef

    It is the largest coral reef in the Philippines. It's a popular destination for divers with its vast underwater flora and fauna. Beautiful clear blue water and white sand beach. Visitors can stay overnight in the island but only in tents.

    April 17, 2021
  • Binurong View Point

    Watch the sun rise while strolling through these rolling landscape at the edge of a cliff.

    April 17, 2021
  • Chocolate Hills

    Green in the rainy season and brown in the summer months, the chocolate hills look like small chocolate mounds from afar. It's a popular tourist destination. You can take the easy road and climb up the view deck to admire the sight, ride through the hills with an atv, or for the more adventurous hike up the hills.

    April 17, 2021
  • Kawasan Canyoneering

    Hiking through this river canyon is such an exciting adventure. You'll have to jump, swim and climb to get through it. Don't forget to admire the surreal view. It will culminate in a 15 meter jump in the blue waters of Kawasan Falls.

    April 17, 2021
  • Sohoton Cove

    Swim with cute harmless jellyfishes in the lagoon. 💙

    April 17, 2021