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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!

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 Perfect Cone Mayon
Vulcan
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Mayon (Central Bicolano: Bulkan Mayon, Filipino: Bulkang Mayon), also known as Mayon Volcano or Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay in Bicol Region, on the large island of Luzon in the Philippines. Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its symmetric conical shape, the volcano with its surrounding landscape was declared a national park on July 20 of 1938, the first in the nation. It was reclassified a Natural Park and renamed as the Mayon Volcano Natural Park in 2000. Local folklore refers to the volcano being named after the legendary princess-heroine Daragang Magayon (English: Beautiful Lady). Numerous festivals and rituals are associated with the volcano and its landscape. The volcano is the centerpiece of the Albay Biosphere Reserve, declared by UNESCO in 2016.

A forest of hills Chocolate Hills
Hills
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The Chocolate Hills (Cebuano: Mga Bungtod sa Tsokolate; Filipino: Mga Tsokolateng Burol) are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi). They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name. The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province. They are in the Philippine Tourism Authority's list of tourist destinations in the Philippines; they have been declared the country's third National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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.

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.

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.

The first-ever UNESCO landscape heritage Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Rice paddies
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The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (Filipino: Mga Hagdan-Hagdang Palayan ng Kordilyera ng Pilipinas) were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995, the first-ever property to be included in the cultural landscape category of the World Heritage List. This inscription has five sites: the Batad Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces (both in Banaue), Mayoyao Rice Terraces (in Mayoyao), Hungduan Rice Terraces (in Hungduan) and Nagacadan Rice Terraces (in Kiangan), all in the Ifugao Province, the Philippines. The Ifugao Rice Terraces reach a higher altitude and were built on steeper slopes than many other terraces. The Ifugao complex of stone or mud walls and the careful carving of the natural contours of hills and mountains to make terraced pond fields, coupled with the development of intricate irrigation systems, harvesting water from the forests of the mountain tops, and an elaborate farming system.

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