The Favorite Destinations around the Philippines in 2016: Adventure Edition

Here are some of the best of 2016 in local travel.

It’s time to look back at 2016’s greatest travel moments. The following is a roundup of Philippine destinations that take the cake for most-traveled-to and photographed adventure spots for the year. Which among these places have you gone to?

El Nido, Palawan

Tourists have flocked from everywhere to experience what makes this island one of the most beautiful in the world according to CN Traveller. Its trademark limestone formations and aquamarine waters will take your breath away. It’s a picture-perfect treasure trove of unspoiled nature and marine life that will make you fall even more in love with the sea.

Cavinti, Laguna

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This humble town east of Laguna surrounded by lush greenery and flowing rivers has become a frequent destination for those who long for adventure. Its Underground River and complex caves provide thrill to those who seek it, especially the ones who take up the caving challenge. It’s a natural obstacle course that will give you a renewed love for life.

Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Batangas

Not only is it visited for its being a Greece-inspired utopia, but it’s also visited for its beautiful beach, cold waters, and fun-filled activities. The island is a pleasure to explore and wonderful to take photos of. It makes you forget you just traveled within the country!

Minalungao, Nueva Ecija

Minalungao is the hidden gem of Nueva Ecija. It’s a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of city life. As you float along Peñaranda River on bamboo rafts, you’ll be in awe by the surrounding towering rock formations and greenery. There are plenty of activities to do like hiking, zip-lining and having a picnic, but if you’re brave enough, you can try cliff jumping.

Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal

This province is a complete package for adventure seekers and nature lovers. It’s one of the most coveted mountains to hike because of its pristine rivers and waterfalls, picturesque caves, and thrilling trails. It isn’t one of the easiest mountains to climb, but the total experience is a story you’ll be telling everyone about for years to come.

Which of these Philippine destinations is your favorite? Share your stories with us below!