Domestic Travel: Top 9 summer destinations in the Philippines

top 9 summer destinations in the philippines

Summer is here! So, it’s time to start making plans for your travel bucket list. But, with so many beautiful summer destinations in the Philippines to choose from, where do you even begin?

Whether you want to relax in a comfortable paradise or go off-the-beaten-path, there’s always a perfect place that fits to your liking.

The Philippines has a diverse range of landscapes, from mountains to tropical regions to metropolitan areas. Overall, it is a perfect getaway to experience a mix of nature, culture, and fun.

Here are 9 summer destinations in the Philippines every traveler must visit.



Boracay

There is no better place to begin the list of top summer destinations 2022 in the Philippines than with the world’s best island, Boracay. 

It is the location of the country’s whitest and finest sand beach. And now that it has been rehabilitated for six months, the island is cleaner and more beautiful. 

The island is ideal for any type of getaway because it provides travelers with a variety of sea and land adventures, including helmet diving, parasailing, paddle boarding, watching the sunset on Boracay beach, ATV driving, and much more.

Top places to stay



  • Under the Stars Luxury Apartment
  • The District Boracay
  • Mandala Spa & Resort Villas
  • Fairways and Bluewater Boracay
  • Diniview Villa Resort
  • Henann Garden Resort

You may also want to read: Boracay COVID-19 Travel Requirements for tourists 2022


Palawan 

Palawan is a postcard and screensaver come to life, with gleaming white sand, clear blue-green lagoon waters, and vibrant reefs. As a result of these factors, it has already established itself as a regular on international travel magazines’ lists of the world’s best islands. 

Palawan tours are unique in Asia, and there is never a shortage of things to do. Especially if you intend to visit its major provinces, which include El Nido, Puerto Princesa, and Coron.

El Nido

Places to visit:

  • Nacpan Beach
  • Marimegmeg Beach
  • Lio Beach
  • Duli Beach
  • Balay Cuyonon
  • Nagkalit-kalit waterfalls
  • Shimizu Island
  • Big Lagoon
  • Small Lagoon

Places to stay:

  • La Españolita Resto & Rooms
  • Cuna Hotel
  • Focus Rooms
  • Maligaya Beach Bungalows
  • One El Nido Suite
  • ZEN Rooms La Soledad El Nido

Puerto Princesa

Places to visit:

  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Park
  • Palawan Museum
  • Nagtabon Beach
  • Palawan Butterfly Eco Garden and Tribal Village
  • Palawan Heritage Centre

Places to stay:

  • Atremaru Jungle Retreat
  • Palawan Village Hotel
  • RedDoorz near Kinabuch Puerto Princesa
  • Sheridan Boutique Hotel

Coron Island

Places to visit:

  • Kayangan Lake
  • Twin Lagoon
  • Mount Tapyas
  • Occam Occam Beach
  • Aguila
  • Barracuda Lake

Places to stay:

  • Zenvea Hotel
  • Charms Hotel
  • Coron Soleil Express Hotel
  • Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel
  • Coron Visitors Hotel
  • Asia Grand View Hotel
  • Pirates Diving Resort Coron

Baguio

Baguio, known as the Philippines’ summer capital, is breezy, cold, has a magical misty feel, and is easy to explore, making it ideal for a summer vacation. In fact, it remains the best summer destination in the Philippines.

On a typical summer day, the temperature rises to only 26 degrees Celsius. If you want to enjoy outdoor activities in the Philippines during the summer without being overheated, Baguio is the place to be.

Places to visit:

  • Burnham Park
  • Camp John Hay
  • Mines View Park
  • Strawberry Farms in La Trinidad
  • Wright Park
  • Baguio Botanical Garden
  • The Mansion
  • Valleys of Colors

Places to stay:

  • The Manor
  • Elmar Cabin
  • Oyo 492 Sunset View Ridge
  • Chalet Baguio Hotel
  • Hotel Elizabeth Baguio
  • Sierra Pines Baguio

You might also want to read: Baguio COVID-19 Travel Requirements in 2022


Tagaytay

Tagaytay is a beautiful town on the island of Luzon, close to Manila. It is perched precariously on the Taal Volcano’s ridge and overlooks the stunning Taal Lake. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines due to its scenic beauty. Throughout the year, the town is awash in blues and greens.

It’s no surprise that Tagaytay remains at the top of the list of the best weekend getaways near Manila for city dwellers.

Places to visit:

  • Taal Volcano and Lake
  • Picnic Grove
  • People’s Park in the Sky
  • Sky Ranch
  • Museo Orlina
  • Puzzle Mansion
  • Paradizoo
  • Sonya’s Garden
  • Tierra de Maria
  • Nature Wellness Village
  • Dreamland Arts & Crafts Cafe

Places to stay:

  • The Perfect Getaway
  • Taal Vista Hotel
  • Aviatrix Travel Concierge Services
  • Quest Hotel Tagaytay
  • Containers by Eco Hotel
  • Sang Yoo Mountain View Tagaytay

Batanes

Batanes, known as the “Home of the Winds” due to its calm and windy weather, has preserved its postcard-perfect scenery, friendly culture, and simple way of life due to its distance from mainland Luzon and the rest of the country.

Its laid-back vibe distinguishes it from the country’s other well-known island destinations, such as Boracay and Palawan. All in all, Batanes has a wealth of natural beauty just waiting to be discovered and imprinted in your memory.

Places to visit

  • Vayang Rolling Hills
  • Basco Lighthouse
  • House of Dakay
  • Dipnaysupuan Tunnels
  • Tukon Chapel
  • Valugan Boulder Beach
  • PAGASA Weather Station
  • Morong Beach
  • Mount Iraya
  • Naidi Hills
  • Rakuh A Payaman
  • Chawa View Deck

Places to stay:

  • Best Western Premier Panbil
  • Blitz Hotel Batam Centre
  • Beverly Hotel Batam
  • Aston Batam Hotel & Residence
  • Radisson Golf & Convention Center Batam, Fundacion Pacita
  • Villa de Babat, Amboy Hometel

Siargao

Siargao is the best place in the Philippines to spend your summer vacation. It’s known as the Philippines’ Surfing Capital. However, surfing isn’t the only attraction. Kite surfing, paddleboarding, sailing, and island hopping are just some of the activities available on the island.

More than that, it has pristine white beaches and islands, breathtaking lagoons, and roads lined with lush green coconut trees.

Places to visit:

  • Cloud 9
  • Naked Island
  • Sugba Lagoon
  • Sohoton Cove National Park
  • Magpupungko Rock Pools
  • Gayum Island
  • Daku Island
  • Pacifico Beach
  • Tayangbang Cave Pool
  • Taktak Falls

Places to stay:

  • G Villas Siargao
  • Ilakai Hostel
  • Kawili Resort
  • Tropical Temple Siargao
  • Nay Pala Hideaway
  • Kalinaw Resort
  • Las Palmas Villas and Casitas

Cebu

Cebu is located in the Philippines’ Central Visayas region and is made up of more than 150 islands and islets. It is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines, attracting over 2 million tourists each year. Moreover, Cebu has become the top tourist destination in the Philippines, thanks to its white beaches and excellent diving spots.

Places to visit:

  • Kawasan Falls
  • Bantayan Island
  • Temple of Leah
  • Oslob
  • Sumilon Island
  • Camotes Island
  • Threshers Sharks in Malapascua
  • Sirao Garden
  • Osmeña Peak
  • Simala Shrine
  • Taoist Temple
  • Sardine Run in Moalboal
  • Carnaza Island
  • Fort San Pedro
  • Island-hopping in Mactan

Places to stay:

  • Bayfront Hotel Cebu
  • Crown Regency Hotel and Towers Cebu
  • Tepanee Beach Resort
  • Blue Corals Beach Resort
  • The Blue Orchid Resort
  • Bonita Oasis Beach Resort
  • Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
  • GT Seaside Inn
  • Anika Island Resort

Bohol

Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills. These unusual geological formations resemble chocolate mounds, especially when they turn brown during the dry season. These 1,200 hills draw large crowds, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. Additionally, the rest of Bohol is densely forested, with meandering rivers ideal for kayaking.

Places to visit:

  • Chocolate Hills
  • Panglao Island
  • Hinagdanan Cave
  • Loboc River
  • Tarsier Sanctuary
  • Anda Beach
  • Cabagnow Cave Pool
  • Danao Adventure Park
  • Bohol Bee Farm
  • Blood Compact Shrine
  • Man-Made Forest
  • Kawasan Falls
  • Twin Falls
  • Camugao Falls
  • Butterfly Garden

Places to stay:

  • The Peacock Garden
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Selectum Mangrove Residence
  • Three Little Birds Resort
  • Henann Resort Alona Beach
  • Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa
  • Loboc River Resort
  • Cliff Haven Resort

Vigan City

Many people are unaware of the Spanish conquest of the Philippines, but Vigan is one of the best places to visit in the Philippines to witness this heritage firsthand. In fact, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can experience Spanish culture through its cuisine and architecture. Vigan is one of the top 20 tourist destinations in the Philippines and is a must-see for history buffs.

Places to visit:

  • Calle Crisologo
  • Syquia Mansion Museum
  • RG Jar Factory
  • Bantay Church Bell Tower
  • Baluarte Resort
  • Vigan
  • Cathedral
  • Plaza Salcedo
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Adventure Zone
  • Mindoro Beach of Vigan

Places to stay:

  • Hotel Luna
  • The Orange House- Vigan Villa
  • Ciudad Fernandina Hotel
  • OveMar Resort Hotel
  • Hotel Veneto De Vigan
  • Hotel Lapira

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