The Philippines is one of the few countries that cares about quality leisure for tourists and is famous for its impeccable service. Boracay is considered one of the most beautiful Philippine islands and one of the most beautiful in the whole planet. This paradise island offers guests an unforgettable vacation, famous for its wide pearl beaches with the finest coral sand. Boracay is a rather small island with a unique atmosphere, therefore it needs a particularly careful attitude. While the island is on the "ecological reset", the Philippines welcomes Russian tourists to its many islands, the total number of which is more than 7 thousand. We bring to your attention equally popular islands for an unforgettable vacation.
Palawan is the main island in the Palawan province in the northeastern part of the Philippines. Palawan is a lost paradise where vast flat and mountainous rainforests have survived. The majestic mountain range stretching across the entire main island is carpeted by the jungle. The highest point is Mount Mantalingahan, 2086 meters high. The prehistoric forests of Palawan are home to rare animal species such as the bizarre pangolin lizards ("curling up into a ball"). Most of the islands in the province are surrounded by coral reefs with an extraordinary variety of marine life. Inimitable underwater gardens such as the Tubbataha Reefs and El Nido Marine Sanctuary have made the region one of the most popular and alluring diving destinations. The coastal waters are home to amazing sirens, descendants of extinct sea cows. The ocean blue here does not drown out the multicolor of fish and corals - they, even lying at great depths, can be easily seen from the surface. Idyllic turquoise lagoons and countless secluded little islands guarantee a holiday of paradise full of romance and tranquility. We recommend visiting 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: St. Paul Underground River National Park on the west coast of Palawan and 33,200 hectares of Tubbatah Reef Marine Park; as well as the famous underwater gardens in Palawan province, where the diversity of marine life is amazing.
Cebu is an island in the heart of the Visayan region, the cultural and economic center of the Philippines. The oldest city in the country, Cebu City has gained an international export profile and is known as "Little Singapore". The largest city on the island is Lapu Lapu City, founded in 1730 by Augustinian monks. Cebu is impressive in both cultural and natural attractions. The largest islands are Malapascua and Bantayan. Lost coves and small lagoons are a haven for those seeking seclusion. The fauna-rich coral gardens are known all over the world and are considered one of the most beautiful in Asia. To the east of Cebu City is the coral island of Mactan, which is one of the most visited in the entire province of Cebu. It contains numerous monuments of history and culture, beautiful beaches, exclusive resorts, hotels, shops. The island's gently sloping beaches and modern infrastructure are particularly well suited for family vacations.
Bohol is one of the most beautiful provinces in the Visayas. In addition to the main island, this captivating archipelago includes 61 small islets. Bohol is known all over the world for its "chocolate hills", a unique natural monument in the very heart of the island. The flora and fauna of the island is replete with rare species, for example, an unusual Philippine tarsier animal lives here, whose view delights both children and adults. This is a real treasure island for nature lovers: pristine river landscapes of the Lóbok and Inabanga rivers, valuable mangrove forests, numerous waterfalls and mysterious caves. The beaches attract even tanners, snorkelers, divers and swimmers from all over the world. The impressive diving routes in the west and south of the island are among the most beautiful in all of Asia, and the marine life - whale sharks and hammerhead sharks, giant sea devils guarantee an unforgettable dive!
Siargao, which lies north of the main island in southern Mindanao, is often referred to as the "unofficial Philippine surfing capital." It is here that one of the most famous and best surf spots in the world is located - Cloud 9. In addition to diving, this small island island is perfect for good sea fishing and snorkeling. Siargao, like most other islands in the Philippines, is famous for its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, tropical forests, mangrove reserves.
Davao is the second most populous city in the country and the largest on the island of Mindanao. In addition to numerous beach resorts, there are many historical, cultural and religious attractions on its territory, for example, the City Museum, which displays national household items, works of art and handicrafts; City Hall 1926; Temple of the Infant Jesus; Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is the largest in Mindanao. Climbers and mountaineers are advised to visit the Mount Apo National Park to conquer the mountain of the same name, 2954 meters high. Thrill-seekers will be impressed by rafting on the Davao River, which is characterized by 30 different levels of difficulty. The Malagos Garden, famous for its ostrich farm and a collection of beautiful orchids, are suitable as a family-friendly route; Coral garden with a very beautiful coastline; crocodile farm, where the largest crocodile in the Philippines lives with a length of 5.5 meters!
You can get from Russia to the Philippines with transfers (for example, by flights of China Southern Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, etc.), there are no direct flights at the moment. A tourist visa is not required if the period of stay in the country does not exceed 30 days.