Use regional maps of the Philippines to explore the country
Luzon Island, the main northern island in the Philippines is composed of several regions; National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and Bicol Region.
Also considered within the Luzon Region are some separate islands in the MIMAROPA Region, which include Mindoro, Palawan, and Romblon.
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In the Central Luzon Region lie Angeles City/Clark and Subic Bay/Olongapo. Previously, both areas were the home to U.S. naval and air bases which were closed down. However, in recent years, both have become tourism magnets within the country. Angeles City/Clark for its international airport and nightlife, Subic Bay/Olongapo for its proximity to the port and various resorts and golf courses.
Hidden away in northern Luzon is Vigan, the oldest surviving city of Spanish architecture in the Philippines. Ancestral houses as well as other structures here very much depict the Spanish colonial period. Antique churches, official buildings, and residences, cobbled narrow streets, and horse-drawn calesas (carriages) all take us back to the bygone colonial era.
The presence of whale sharks in Donsol waters has placed this municipality in Sorsogon, Bicol Region, on the international tourism map. The local government, in cooperation with resorts and scuba diving associations, offers more than a few packages for you to discover up close and personal these gentle giants of the sea. Locally they are referred to as Butanding (Whale Sharks).
Aside from whale shark watching, tourists too can enjoy numerous water recreation activities such as diving, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Use regional maps of the Philippines to see the tropical paradise of Palawan which is home to some of the most stunning natural wonders in the Philippines.
One of the prime attractions in this southern province is the Coron Reefs, which has seven lakes surrounded by limestone cliffs. Another recommended destination in Palawan is the municipality of El Nido, where Bacuit Bay is located. This body of water is a haven for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts as the bay is a sanctuary for various marine life such as manta rays, sharks, and sea turtles.
Palawan is also home to the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary and the Malampaya Sound Land and Seascape Protected Area.
The Visayas Region comprises Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas. The Visayan Islands consist of Panay, Negros, Cebu, Leyte, Bohol and a couple of other islands. The word Bisaya refers to the region of Visayan Islands in the Philippines.
Escape the bustling and sometimes crowded city of Cebu and chart a course straight northward to the peaceful and beautiful island of Malapascua where you'll be able to interact with thresher sharks, mandarin fish, whitetip sharks, and pygmy seahorses, among other sea creatures making their home there. Malapascua is situated at the northern tip of Cebu Province, right in the heart of the Visayas. Make Malapascua a part of your not-to-miss dive destinations in the Philippines, and you definitely will not be disappointed.
As shown on regional maps of the Philippines the Mindanao Region is composed of Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, Caraga Region, and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
The City of Davao in the Mindanao Region has a great tourism industry, taking pride in its nickname, the 'City of Royalties. Hotel and resorts in Davao are known for their luxurious offerings and classy facilities, top-end hotels like Apo View Hotel, Royal Mandaya Hotel and Waterfront Insular Hotel strive to provide their guests the most efficient products and services imaginable. Unlike normal establishments, these hotels and resorts have a lot more features like distinctive dive centers, well-appointed swimming pools and world-class sports facilities.
Some of the primary tourist attractions that definitely shouldn't be missed in Davao include Davao Museum, Fort del Pilar, Ethnic Villages, Japanese Peace Memorial as well as many others.