The Best Places for Firefly-Watching in the Philippines

How about some real-life fairy lights?

Fireflies, like most things magical, are beautiful, short-lived, and luminescent. If you grew up in suburbia or the province, they would have most likely been part of your childhood. But if you grew up the city, you probably only learned about them in a movie or a storybook. Either way, they don’t get less enchanting as you grow older. They do, however, become rarer.

Lucky for us, there’s still quite a few places in the Philippines to watch this natural show. Here are some with the best seats in the house.

Sicsican and Iwahig River, Puerto Princesa, Palawan