Malapascua

A little gem off the tip of Cebu, boasting the dazzling Bounty Beach, islets to explore and scuba diving with thresher sharks.

Pescador Island Marine Reserve

Tiny Pescador is only 100m long, but has a glorious reef attracting divers from around the world.

Bohol

Everything good about the Philippines in one compact island package: superb diving, fine beaches, old Gothic churches and, uniquely, the iconic Chocolate Hills.

Mount Kanlaon National Park

Active volcano at the centre of dense forest offering some extreme trekking and climbing.

Apo Island

Robinson Crusoe-esque hideaway off Negros, with excellent diving.

Ati-Atihan

The biggest bash in the Philippines: wild costumes outdoor partying and copious food and drink.

Boracay

Though verging on overdeveloped, the beach is still one of the best anywhere, the nightlife is tremendous fun, and there’s so much to do you’ll never be bored.

Sibuyan Island

One of the country’s most intact natural environments, with dramatic forest-cloaked Mount Guiting Guiting at its heart.

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