The rugged ocean and cliffs of Batanes, the serenity of Bohol, the limestone and blue lagoon of El Nido, the sunrise in Mt. Pulag in Sagada, and the exotic beauty of the Samal Islands are just a handful of places that will charm the solo wanderer.
The islands of Palawan boast some of the most amazing views worldwide. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banaue Rice Terraces, has been described as the 8th Wonder of the World.
Gems are scattered all over the Philippines but the most beautiful ones do not have the limelight of the mainstream media and are secluded in remote areas. For courageous wanderers, go rafting in Tinago Falls in Iligan City. Feed the fishes in Hinatuan’s Enchanted River. Admire the solemnity and intimacy of the architecture of the Grand Mosque in Cotabato. Visit the Pink Mosque in Maguindanao. Take a plunge into the blue waters of Camiguin. Visit the T’boli in South Cotabato. Admire the old churches in Bohol and Cebu, and, of course, do not forget the green and idyllic university campuses in Leyte.
There is so much to be seen and experienced in the Philippines. Follow your heart, make time to hang out with the locals and other travellers and a wonderful experience is guaranteed to be had.