Zamboanga del Norte
is a bonafide gateway to the unspoiled, untainted side of Mindanao. In Dipolog one can enjoy the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Dapitan Bay andAliguay Island, then head off for a refreshing hike up the nearby mountains.
- In a still unexplained natural phenomena, droves of these animals congregate in the waters of this town during summer months, forming the main attractions ina bustling ecotourism. The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the world's largest fish. Whale shark appear inDonsol waters in considerable numbers between December and May of each year, taking advantage of dense food concentration.
El Nido, Palawan-
Named after the nests made by rare birds which is the main ingredient for atasty delicacy,
archipelago in Palawan evoke images of an untainted paradise. Occupying an areaof 96,000 hectares, El Nido boasts of diverse ecosystems such as rainforest, mangroves, white sand beaches, coral reefs and limestone cliffs. It is the sanctuary of various forms of wildlife.
Hundred Islands National Park
isPangasinan's provincial pride, consisting of a small archipelago off the coast of Alaminos. Call it a tinyversion of the Philippines, its 200 plus green topped, white ringed islets set amidst a brilliant backdrop of deep blue. This National Park covers a land area of 1,884 hectares with 123 islands. However, only 3islands have been developed for tourists namely : Governor, Quezon and Children's Islands.
Lake Danao is a guitar-shaped lake covering an area of 148 hectares. Viewedfrom the top, it looks like an uncut diamond. It lies some 2,600 feet above the sea level. Lake Danao wasadjudged as the cleanest body of water in Region 8 for three consecutive years.
Tboli, South Cotabato-
lies, 3000 ft. above sea level, a calm, quiet refuge for theconcrete-wary soul. Located on the Mountains of South Cotabatao, it is home to the T’Boli and B’laanminority groups.
- A center of trade and commerce in the Northern Mindanao region,
possesses wealth of natural attractions ranging from highlands to high seas. There is also the MalasagEcotourism Gardens, a breathtaking canopy walk, white water river rafting adventure, as well as countlessother scenic hikes, caves and waterfalls. Go scuba diving at Duka Bay and Mantangale, also a primarydolphin and whale shark watching destination. Go white water rafting and tubing in the rapids of Cagayande Oro River, one of the longest rivers in Mindanao. The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village inCagayan de Oro, a cultural village in a botanical setting, is home to Region 10's tribal communities andendemic plants and trees.
Davao Del Sur, Davao City and Cotabato Province-
Rising some 9,691 ft. above sea level, theslopes of
beckon. It is the Philippines’ tallest peak, complete with its own set of obstacles andchallenges. Its base is known to be larger than the island of Singapore. In 1982, the United Nations listedMt. Apo in its National Parks and Equivalent Reserves while the 1984 ASEAN Declaration on Heritage,Parks and Reserves named it as an ASEAN Heritage Site.
Bulusan and Irosin, Sorsogon-
in Sorsogon is one of thethree active volcanoes in the Bicol region. The crater is located at its highest peak - 1,550 meters above sealevel. Completely surrounded by forest, park visitors can enjoy wildlife watching, hiking, swimming,canoeing and camping. Bulusan is a 2 km. trail around the lake, has colorful and varies leaves - bearingtrees and presence also of wildlife like Philippine Brown Deer and Luzon bleeding heart pigeon.
Sibuyan Island, Romblon-
Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park was proclaimed as a protected area under Presidential Proclamtion No. 746 dated February 20, 1996. It is thehighest peak in Romblon at 2,058 meters above sea level. The island is known for its exceptional intactchain of ecosystems such as bio-diversity rich forest, mangroves and coral reefs. Some species can be