When someone mentions Visayas, people would automatically think about either Cebu or Boracay. However, the region has many other beautiful destinations waiting to be visited by all who explore said region. Although these spots may be a bit difficult to get to, they’re still worth the effort and the adventure.
When traveling all over the Philippines seeing many different kinds of Philippine tourist attractions, you may have a ton of choices to choose from. There are powdery white sand beaches, old churches, and many other natural wonders and historical structures that are worth visiting.
Visayas is a region that has a couple of these places, making it one of the most popular destinations both for foreign and local tourists alike. Here are some of the top destinations in Visayas that you may want to look into:
When someone talks about Siquijor, one can’t help but imagine the mystery and the allure of this place. The only magic that’ll enchant you when you visit this small island is all of its natural wonders.
The province may be a small one – as a matter of fact, it’s the third smallest province in the entire country. However, what it may lack in size, it makes up for with tourist attractions.
The beach maintained its natural charm even with the man-made structures found in the area. For the brave-hearted individuals, Salagdoong Beach has a dive board for visitors who want to just plunge into the azure waters. In addition, a handful of rock formations surround Salagdoong, giving it that raw appeal.
Siquijor isn’t just about the beaches and the waterfalls, there are also caves that are worth exploring as well – and one example would be Cantabon Cave.
Siquijor’s Cantabon Cave showcases the province’s beauty that’s hidden underground. For the adventurous kind of people, this is the best place for you to visit in Siquijor. The many stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations will stir your imagination.
Kalanggaman Island is an ideal place to lounge around or take a dip in the waters to cool down. Tourists can rent kayaks and paddleboards during their stay. There are also a few structures located on the island, making it a perfect destination for those who want to enjoy a pristine beach sans the commercialization of many other famous places in the region.
This island is located in Culasi, Antique – approximately 3 hours away from its well-known neighbor tourist destination. Boracay. However, Mararison Island is its exact opposite of its counterpart. This idyllic tropical paradise has white sand beaches and it has fetching landscapes as well.
Biri is a small, unassuming and idyllic island located in Northern Samar that has some of the best rock formations there is. The natural formations and grooves were formed by powerful waves, winds and tectonic plate movements. In addition, the rocks rise from the waters to form small pools and distinct shapes that will indeed stimulate your imagination.
There you have it; those are just some of the Philippine travel destinations you can visit in Visayas. Just remember that there’s more to this place other than Boracay and Cebu, and feel free to explore them all.