Best Luzon Tourist Spots to Add to your Bucket List
Manila, Philippines – The largest of the three major islands in the Philippines, Luzon Island has some of the most fantastic tourist attractions in the archipelago. Luzon is where Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and is part of the 17th largest island in the World, spanning over 104,688 square kilometers.
The Sandy beaches, lakes, volcanoes, and northern mountains make Luzon Island a wonderful gift from nature to humans. The following are the most popular tourist spots on the island of Luzon:
Mount Mayon is also known as the World’s most perfect cone. Though it is an active volcano, it is a spectacular sight to see, and thousands of tourists visit Bicolandia just to see this volcano. The volcanic activity is regularly monitored by the local authority.
The rocky terrains and the deep gorges make this hilly peninsula in Bicol unique. The National Park, with caves, sandy beaches, and limestone formations, is another major attraction of this spot. It’s also easy to reach via public transportation from Caramoan town.
Puerto Princesa Underground River
The spectacular landscape and the Puerto Princesa underground river make Puerto Princesa famous. Recently listed in the World’s New 7 Wonders of the World. The boat ride into the underground river is a totally rewarding experience.
The lush greenery, bright and clear skies, and cool climate in Baguio city are some of the many reasons why tourists love to visit the City of Pines. Baguio City is a perfect tourist spot if you need peace and quiet from a hectic life. There are nice manmade tourist spots, good food, religious sites, and many exciting attractions in Baguio. Check out our Baguio City Travel Guide.
Located at Bangui, Ilocos Norte, the Bangui wind farm uses 20 wind turbines, each 70 meters high, and is lovely to watch.
Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna
No one will ever forget a fantastic ride in canoes to the exotic Pagsanjan Falls. The rocky cliffs, the wild orchids, vines, and ferns are all but a little of what is there at Pagsanjan Falls. There will be a few smaller waterfalls on the way, and the journey will be most memorable for adventurers.
Luneta Park, Manila
Luneta Park, also known as Rizal Park (named after Dr.Jose Rizal – a national hero), is a picturesque urban park with historical significance. The Orchidarium, the grassy lawns, bronze statues, the National Park, and the Chinese & Japanese gardens are the main attractions in Rizal Park.
The smallest active volcano in the World and one of the most visited spots in the region, not to mention extremely beautiful, Taal Volcano, with its scenic viewpoints, would make your jaws drop. You can easily reach Tagaytay by Bus in Baclaran, Pasay City. Check out our Tagaytay Travel Guide.
Banaue Rice Terraces
The 2000-year-old rice terraces in the mountains of Ifugao are a marvel, probably God’s masterpiece, and is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World. The people here are very friendly, and the hospitality is admirable. The various hiking trails in the area are definitely attractions for hikers. Check out our Banaue Travel Guide.
Hundred Islands, Pangasinan
Spanning about 250 km, the Hundred Islands in Alaminos Pangasinan is popular for the National Park, spanning over 1884 hectares. This is the best spot for camping, picnics, and island explorations.
Vigan Crisologo Street
Known for the unique architectural brilliance in the buildings and the cobblestone streets, Vigan in Ilocos Sur is a small but wonderful city. The empanada (bread with meat and longanisa fillings) and a long walk along the streets watching everything around are pretty refreshing.
A peaceful village in the Northern Mountains, Sagada is famous for its peace-loving and friendly people, fresh food, cold weather, not to mention lush foliage, and Waterfalls. Sagada is also famous for the hanging coffins located near the town center. Check out our Sagada Budget Travel Guide.
**Some Photos courtesy of the Philippine Department of Tourism.
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