Today, just noticed that the weather is changing from cool to a warm humid air - a proof that summer is almost here. To help you, I listed 14 best and must visit and destinations in the Philippines. First, the world famous Boracay Island. It is listed as one of the best beaches in the world according to the travel agencies, websites, blogs, magazines and other people’s reviews. The shoreline has fine white sand, the waters are crystal clear, cool and fresh air and there's a lot of activities to choose from. READ: BORACAY ISLAND GUIDE | 

Mount Pulag is one of best in terms of beauty and experience. It is the third-highest mountain in the country and the highest point in Luzon measures 2,922 MASL. This mountain has a majestic phenomenon called  “Sea of Clouds” where the hikers, on the summit, are literally above the clouds. Before reaching this paradise, if you're from Manila, you need to invest in the travel time. READ: MOUNT PULAG GUIDE

Tongo Beach - photo by Sibalenhon Backpacker
Tongo Beach is situated on Sibale Island, Romblon. The island is still considered a virgin and unexplored due to limited tourist arrival, so the tourist destinations are still intact. The beach has a relaxing ambiance with fine white sand, crystal clear waters, beautiful landscape with cool fresh air. READ: TOURIST SPOTS IN ROMBLON |

Yes, Dinagat Islands is a province and it is dubbed as the "Mystical Province of Love" situated in the Northern tip of Mindanao, just beside the world-famous Siargao Island. Until today, the beauty possessed by this newly appointed province is still hidden. With that in mind, the alluring rock formations perched on the crystal clear waters, the fine white sand shoreline, and the vast diversity of flora and fauna are considered as untouched. READ: SOLO-BACKPACKING ITINERARY

Mt. Hamiguitan is one of the must hiked mountains in the Philippines because it is the home of thousands flora and faunas. Some are endemic or can only be found on the terrains of this mountain. Not just the richness of its bio-diversity, its mountain range showcases the spectacular and breathtaking natural beauty at its finest. Because of that, it was declared as a sanctuary by virtue of R.A. 9303. With its natural wonders, it was also included as one of the ASEAN Heritage Parks. In 2014, this mountain was added to UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. READ: HIKING GUIDE OF MT. HAMIGUITAN

Underwater shot using Olympus Tough.
If you're looking for a place with a good combination of beach and underwater experience, Puerto Galera is the perfect place for you, located in the north-westernmost part of Oriental Mindoro. Like Boracay Island, this paradise has a perfect combination of fine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, wealthy marine biodiversity, stunning sunset and nightlife activities.

The Extreme Adventure Tour or Danao Adventure Park is now climbing to be one of top tourist spots and destinations in Bohol. Situated on the area where the longest Philippine Revolutionary Movement took place, led by Francisco Dagohoy, a Boholano hero. The boulders and limestone formation in area might have witnessed the most important stage on how these Boholano heroes plotted the revolution against the Spaniards. Today, the facility is being run by the local government of the Municipality of Danao and it is a center of Eco-tourism, recreation and adventure in the province awaiting to be discovered. READ: SOLO-BACKPACKING IN BOHOL

Let's go to Mindanao, Talicud Island is a smaller island situated at the back side of the Island Garden of Samal or literally ‘sa likod.’ This is one of the island paradise in Davao del Norte that bears fine beaches with crystal clear water, fine white sand, colorful underwater creatures and hospitality from the locals. READ: TALICUD ISLAND GUIDE

Magalawa is an island that will suit your needs and I am sure, you’ll place it on your bucket list. Located in the town of Palauig, Zambales, six hours travel from Manila. The island has two great resorts; Ruiz and Armada Resort. They both have find sand beaches and a gorgeous sand bar. The island is surrounded by crystal-clear waters and gorgeous underwater fauna. READ: MAGALAWA GUIDE

Situated at the Northern tip of Luzon, Pagudpud is one of the top tourist spot and destinations in Ilocos Norte. It also claims the title: "Boracay of the North" - that's according to the tourists and travelers who experienced its beauty. Having said that, like Boracay, it has a fine white sand shoreline, crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon, relaxing and cool sea breeze, golden sunset, and remarkable activities during the day and parties in the evening. READ: TOURIST SPOTS IN ILOCOS NORTE