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Collection of 11 places
A natural Pool Big Lagoon
Lagoon
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Big Lagoon is the second stop of El Nido Island Hopping Tour A, right after Small Lagoon. Just like any other lagoons in Palawan, Big Lagoon is dotted with dark limestone cliffs. The entrance to the bay has shallow water, but the emerald color of the water indicates the where the water's more profound. Enjoy the view!

Play with the Sharks in Donsol Donsol Whale Shark Interaction
Nature Reserve
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Donsol is one of the few places in the world that can offer an almost assured whale shark sighting from November to June. The name Donsol has become synonymous to whale sharks as the world’s largest congregation of whale sharks are found here and the whale sharks stay in Donsol longer than any other place in the world. With simple snorkeling equipment, you will have the opportunity to swim alongside these gentle giants. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean. In Donsol, typical whale shark size is 4-12 meters. The largest whale shark on record anywhere in the world was 12.65 meters long, but reported sightings are up to 18 meters. They weight up to 40 tons. Donsol is home to schools of these amazing creatures and they can be seen by divers and non-divers, swimmers and nonswimmers, the old and the young alike.

Swim with the gentle giants Oslob Whale Shark Watching
Nature Reserve
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Get up close with the world’s largest fish the whale sharks, the gentle giants in Oslob Cebu Philippines. Swimming with a whale shark is a unique wildlife interaction that will last forever. The whale shark is the biggest shark and the largest fish in the world: its length can reach 18 meters, they feed plankton, spend most of the time at the surface and swim very slowly, often no more than 5 km / h; In fact, they have a lot of small teeth used not to bite a prey, but in order not to let food go out of the mouth...a kind of a lock. Whale sharks are completely safe for humans. They often do not respond to people swimming nearby or even touching them: but caution is always welcome. Unfortunately, such actions can scare the fish, and it will go into the depth with the speed of a torpedo.

The power of spring water Kawasan Falls
Waterfall
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Kawasan falls Cebu is a natural place where you can enjoy many waterfalls of native spring water located near the southern tip of Cebu Philippines: a gentle hush of rushing icy water. Just 130 kilometers southwest of Cebu City and about three hours bus ride, the Kawasan Falls is located inside the mountains of Barangay Matutinao, Badian. You'll have waiting for you turquoise blue water where you can swim around and relax; for the most adventurous, one could also board on a bamboo boat and go for a ride under the waterfall and at the same time taste the power of the pouring water. Kawasan Falls is a popular attraction both among locals and tourists; it’s rare to get a quiet moment here, once arrived you'll notice how the place has been "tourist-friendly-ed" With that said, it’s still a fantastic waterfall, and it’s fun to go for a swim, but it is not as peaceful as one could expect from the pictures: expect a beautiful place with lots of people, and you will not be disappointed.

The best day trip from Boracay Island Ariel's Point
Beach
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Ariel’s Point is an exciting day trip destination for Boracay visitors and residents. Located 35 to 45 minutes away from Boracay Island by outrigger boat, this eco-adventure paradise provides guests with the opportunity to cliff dive, kayak, and snorkel in an unspoiled tropical setting. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a nature lover, or just looking to make new friends, a trip to Ariel’s Point is a great way to make your Boracay holiday an unforgettable one.

Water is smooth, the sand is smooth in White Beach
Beach
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It is called a White beach because of the lighter shade of sand: located 36 kilometers from downtown Puerto Princesa, this paradise is on the way to the south about a 50 minutes travel time from the city. Touted by local tourism officials as the “longest white beach in the Philippines,” the Long Beach of San Vicente straddles 14 kilometers of undeveloped shoreline, more than three times longer than Boracay’s White Beach. But the stretch isn’t uninterrupted. Rocky cliffs jut out into the sea, breaking what could have been a continuous expanse of sugary paradise into six shorter coves.

Diver's Paradise Anilao diving
Activity
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Anilao is located about 3 hours drive south of Manila on the island of Luzon, in the Batangas province of the Philippines. Divers and underwater photographers are attracted to Anilao for the incredible diversity, rich reefs, variety of fish, unexpected critters and nudibranchs turning up at every corner. The beachfront resorts are nestled against the jungle and provide exotic scenery while riding to and from dive sites.

The Paradisiac Oasis of Sugba Lagoon
Sea
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Sugba Lagoon is one of the most popular things to do on Siargao. It’s a short day trip from General Luna, Siargao to a spectacular lagoon surrounded by epic mountains. Despite being a recommended tourist spot, Sugba Lagoon isn’t an overcrowded spot: you won’t have the lagoon to yourselves, but it’s a big enough area to find your own piece of paradise to chill, take photos and hang out; it is a 4000-hectare sanctuary, which you will enjoy on the drive in as well as while you hang out in the main lagoon. A big pontoon house is the main area where you will base yourselves for the day where you can claim a table and set up for the day. At the pontoon house, fresh seafood lunches are available at a pretty decent price and it's also possible to rent out some equipment for activities.

A hole in the ground Cabagnow Cave Pool
Nature
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Cabagnow Cave Pool is just one of the many cave pools scattered around Bohol, particularly in the southeastern part of the province where Anda is located. This is the deepest cave pool in the area with portions said to be 25 feet deep. Kabagno (or Cabagnow) Cave Pool is a bit challenging because it's practically a hole in the ground, almost impossible to get out without a ladder. The water is fresh and during high tide, and, the same with the rest of the cave pools, saline water mixes with the new. Several townsfolk visit this pool and is quite popular for weekenders as one can just jump from the edges. Cabagnow Cave Pool is a private property. The place is surrounded by a rustic gate, so you really need to find the owner when you arrive here so he can open the gate for you.

Dip in this hidden wonder Pahangog Falls
Waterfall
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Pahangog Twin Falls is located in Barangay Guingoyuran in Dimiao town, Bohol province; The falls are about 30 meters in height and surrounded by lush vegetation, including beautiful orchids. This waterfall is surrounded by big trees and lush vegetation giving the picturesque mountain scenery a refreshing and invigorating atmosphere. Its distinctive peculiarity features do not ebb even during the peak of the summer months, and its water glide gently in three streams over crags and ridges that form semi-circle water, without fear of being carried away by the strong current.

Explore the hidden beauty of Matutinao River Canyons Kawasan Canyoneering Matutinao River
Nature
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The Kawasan Falls, a three-layered waterfall, is one of the popular tourist destinations in the province. Canyoning tours are offered upstream of the Kawasan Falls, where the Matutinao river flows through a secluded canyon. There is also the Badian mountain range and the popular trekking destination of Osmeña Peak. Badian is an extreme sports enthusiast’s haven. Deep within its lush jungles are deep, wet canyons that were gradually carved by rivers eons ago, canyons that hide dark secrets and wonders. Needless to say, exploring these canyons never fails to tickle the imagination of people who constantly need an adrenaline rush.

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