One month in the Philippines has left me with many great memories. I am sure there is much more to see than what I could do in 30 days (end of my visa), but here are a few good reasons why you should consider the islands for your next holidays.
Apo Island is a tiny island in the Philippines, south of Negros Island. I had never heard of it until I started my diving trip in Bohol, Philippines. I went for a few dives in Alona and on Balicasag island and initially planned to move on to Puerto Galera, then Coron. But when I asked other divers and the local dive masters about the “best diving spot in the Philippines”, “Apo island” was almost always one of their first replies.
Bohol is one of the provinces in the central Visaya’s region. It comprises Bohol island and many smaller surrounding islands.
Want to walk in the footsteps of the ancient indigenous people of the Philippines? Interested in culture and history? Then I suggest you visit the Ifugao region north of Manila. You will be able to walk through 2000 year old rice terraces, built with minimal equipment by locals whose descendants still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces today.
When backpacking through the Philippines, most travelers use Manila as a short stop in order to grab the next bus, ferry or plane to one of the islands. But what to do if you have a few days to fill?