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Top 10 Things to Do in the Philippines: Part 2

In Part 2 of our Philippines bucketlist we take a look at another 5 incredible thing to do in the Philippines! If you missed the first section be sure to check out our ‘Best Places to Visit in the PhilippinesPart 1! We’re hoping to tick as many of these off the list in the next 6 months, and we can’t wait to bring you more exciting articles from around the Philippines!



Oslob Island (Removed From Bucklist)

Why We Choose Not to Swim With the Whale Shark in Cebu

WHAT WE ORIGINALLY WROTE BEFORE OUR RESEARCH – Oslob is a beautiful island off the coast of Cebu, but its main tourist attraction lies beneath the water’s surface. Oslob offers something really unique and special….swimming with whale sharks! This giant animal is technically a shark, but don’t worry, they are known as the “gentle giants” of the sea. Swimming with these majestic animals will give you a whole new respect for the ocean.


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Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano is well known partly because of its perfect cone shape. It’s also one of the Philippines most active volcanos and erupts frequently. True adventurers can take their chances and scale the ascent, otherwise it’s a beauty to behold at a distance.


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Puerto Princesa Underground River

This subterranean river is located inside a huge system of caves. Filled with stalagmites, stalactites, minerals and crystals, cruising down this river in a canoe is sure to be an absolute wonder.


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Tubbataha Reef

This UNESCO site has been so well preserved; it’s refreshing to see a country take such good care of its natural resources. With over 600 species of fish and 13 species of dolphins and whales, this is truly diver heaven.


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Siargao Island

Siargao is known as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines.” But non-surfers shouldn’t be deterred, with gorgeous white sand, mystical caves and plenty of fresh sea food, there’s definitely something for everyone here!


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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Things to Do in the Philippines: Part 2”

  1. I spent two months in the Philippines and didn’t do one of these things! This post is a reminder that there is just so much to do there. I really wanted to go to Siargao when I was there but just didn’t make it. I also hear that Siquijor is an incredible little island. One of my favorite places was Camiguin. I really enjoyed my time there. Have fun 🙂

    1. Thanks Justine! I bet you had a great time here. You can never have enough time to do everything, even if it’s your own country and you lvie there for ever haha. Thanks for the extra tips, we’ll add them to our incredibly long list 🙂

  2. WOW! The Philippines have been on my radar for quite some time and it’s articles like these that just fuel the fire! I would love to swim with those gentle giants

    1. Yep that’s high on our list as well, but we’re also hearing lots of stories about some not so environmentally friendly ways of doing it, so we’re taking our time to do research and find the right one! Would be pretty awesome though!

  3. Actually Oslob is a municipality on the main island of Cebu, just a three-hour bus ride from Cebu City. Drop me a line when you’re in Cebu. I hope you enjoy your time in the Philippines. 🙂

  4. This is such a wonderful list. 🙂 There’s definitely a lot of things to do in the Philippines and I think it’s really hard to pick just ten. I’m a Filipino btw and I’m really happy that you’re enjoying your stay in our country. I think you should consider going to Batanes (the northernmost part of the philippines with breathtaking views), Siquijor (a very small yet very beautiful and enchanting island), Islas de Gigantes (a group of islands in the northern part of Iloilo where the picturesque Cabugao Gamay island can be found), Hinatuan Enchanted River, Asik-asik falls and Sagada in the mountain province where you could find the hanging coffins. You could also hike to the peak of Mt. Kiltepan to see the most amazing sunrise and sea of clouds 🙂 Happy and safe travels!

    1. Thanks a lot for the extra recommendations Michael! There really are so many amazing places to see! We’ll add all of these to the list to research and check out! Think we might have to extend our stay until the end of the year now haha. Cheers!

  5. I live from the Philippines and I spent time living here but when I search of these from my phone I started to read it thank you justine

  6. philippines is a great country there are alot of acivities to do in there and their have a beautiful nature I mean so beautiful 🙂

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