Philippines Top Destinations for Backpackers
Here I give you my top three destinations for backpackers. All three currently attract backpackers from all over the world, have ample things to do and see and has plenty of budget accommodation. This combined with the tropical climate makes the philippines an ideal destination.
Boracay is a small island in the central Philippines. It is known for its resorts and beaches. Along the west coast, White Beach is backed by palm trees, bars and restaurants. On the east coast, strong winds make Bulabog Beach a hub for water sports. Nearby, the observation deck on Mount Luho offers panoramic views over the island. Offshore, coral reefs and shipwrecks are home to diverse marine life.
El Nido, Palawan Philippines
El Nido is a Philippine municipality on Palawan island. It’s known for white-sand beaches, coral reefs and as the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs. Miniloc Island is famed for the clear waters of its Small and Big lagoons. Nearby Shimizu Island has fish-filled waters. The area has many dive sites, including Dilumacad Island’s long tunnel leading to an underwater cavern. An exciting and popular location for backpackers.
Baguio, on the Philippines’ Luzon island, is a mountain town of universities and resorts. Baguio is called the “City of Pines,” it’s particularly popular in summer due to unusually cooler weather. At its center is Burnham Park, with gardens and a lake. Nearby, Baguio Cathedral, completed in 1936, has a rose-hued exterior. The main thoroughfare is Session Road, lined with shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Plenty of budget accommodation can be found here.