It's no secret that the Philippines is home to the world's best tourist destinations. There's Boracay, Palawan, La Union, and Siargao, just to name a few. But with more than 7,000 islands on the whole archipelago, it's easy to say that there's still so much more picturesque hotspots just awaiting to be discovered. That said, here are four hidden gems nestled in the Philippines that are worth paying a visit. Scroll and see!
1. Maosonon Island, Palawan
There's no wonder why this hidden gem was dubbed as "Mystery Island" by visitors who've been to this secret paradise. Located in the municipality of Linapacan in Palawan, the island sits in between El Nido and Coron, and boasts of a white sand beach with waters as clear as glass.
2. Maligcong Rice Terraces, Bontoc
It's surely off the beaten track, but Maligcong Rice Terraces nestled in the home of the Bontoc tribe is definitely a sight to behold. To see the majestic view, one must climb the summit of Mt. Kopapey in the region of the Cordilleras. It might be a challenging hike for some, but you'll be left in awe once you catch a glimpse of the cascading rice terraces below you.
3. Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur
Away from influences of commercial tourism, Caramoan Islands in the farthest end of Camarines Sur is a a group of islands and islets. It boasts of pristine beaches, unspoiled rock formations, and a diverse marine life. Here, you can relax, engage in water activities, and enjoy the view without worrying about the occasional flock of tourists disrupting your peaceful stay.
4. Cambugahay Falls, Siquijor
More than its mysterious folklore and tails of witchcraft, the mystic province of Siquijor is also known for its natural wonders. One of them is Cambugahay Falls, a three-level falls where tourists can ride on a Tarzan swing, do waterfall jumping, and go bamboo rafting all in one place. How exciting!