9 Best Philippine Destinations for 2016

We have 11 more months to make our travel getaways come true. If you’re a full time worker, then most probably you want sometime to escape the crowded, traffic and stressful city living. (and you deserve it!)
We have 9 amazing holiday breaks this year so let’s make use of it to our own advantage. Today, I want to share with you the 9 places left on my list. Experience nature’s best from the best Philippine destinations!

Calaguas Group of Islands

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Photo from: Kent Balbino

The Calaguas is located in the Philippine province of Camarines Norte. It includes the major islands of Tinaga Island and Guintinua Island, the minor Maculabo Island, as well as several other minor islands.

El Nido

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Photo from: Lightscameratravel

El Nido is a first class municipality and managed resource protected area in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is about 420 kilometres south-west of Manila, and about 238 kilometres north-east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital.


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Photo from: Gophilippinestravel

Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. The coastline is marked by a succession of reefs, small points and white, sandy beaches. The neighboring islands and islets have similar land forms.


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Pagudpud is a fourth class municipality and a coastal resort town of Ilocos Norte province, in the northern Ilocos Region of the Philippines. It is the northernmost settlement on Luzon Island and a popular tourist destination because of its resorts and beaches.

Oslob Island

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Photo from: Pinimg

Oslob is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines.

In the vicinity of whale shark swimming is a recent attraction: Tumalog Falls. Most tourists and visitors who go whale shark swimming in Tanawan usually include this waterfall in their itinerary.


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Photo from: Rnone21travelandtours

Coron is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, comprising the eastern half of Busuanga Island, all of Coron Island and about 50 other minor islets stretching as far as Tara Island in the north-east and Canipo Island in the south. 


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Batanes is an archipelago province in the Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region. 

The island group is located approximately 162 kilometres (101 mi) north of the Luzon mainland and about 190 kilometres (120 mi) south of Taiwan, separated from the Babuyan Islands of Cagayan Province by the Balintang Channel, and from Taiwan by the Bashi Channel.


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Vigan is a fourth class city and capital of the province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in that it is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines where its structures remained intact, and is well known for its cobblestone streets and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture. In 


Photo from: Tommyschultz


Siquijor is a fifth income class island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. 

During the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines, the Spaniards called the island Island of Fire (Spanish: Isla del Fuego). Siquijor is commonly associated with mystic traditions that the island’s growing tourism industry capitalizes on

Aaaand that’s it!

I’ve already been to Bohol, Cebu and Legazpi last year and just last week I was in Baguio. I will definitely post all the info about tours and the adventures very soon!

How about you? Have you been to these places? I’d love to know!

 [Disclaimer] The general information about the places mentioned above was originally taken from Wikipedia.




  1. danetigress

    Great post I’d love to see them all

    1. codemadness

      Thank you! I’d love to visit Paris soooooon! ☺️

      1. danetigress

        Yes I’m sure you’ll love it
        If you need any tips don’t hesitate to hit me up!

        1. codemadness

          I will 🙂 Same here if you come across PH you know who to call ☺️

  2. chestnutandacorn

    These pictures are amazing! I wish I had more annual leave! xx

    1. codemadness

      Me too! I wish we can just travel the world all our lives! ?

  3. Zoel HL

    Wooow this places look incredible! I will definitely add them to my travel list haha x

    Zoel Hernández | zoelhernandez.wordpress.com

    1. codemadness

      Hi Zoel, yep you should! I’m sure you’ll enjoy 🙂

  4. Micah

    great picks! i am also in love with bataan though.

    1. codemadness

      Hi Micah, thanks I’m happy you liked my picks! I am aiming to go to Bataan since last year (but maybe I will move it to 2017) If only we can visit every good spot in PH 🙂

      1. Micah

        hello, they are lovely! bataan is typically undiscovered. i can recommend a full tour with accommodation if you want. it is one of those places that really captivated me because it came as a surprise, dis not have high hopes but i was wrong!

        1. codemadness

          Wooow! That’s nice! Looks like I have to add it in my 2016 list! 🙂

          1. Micah

            it is cool. let me know. i can hook you up with them.

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