Top Summer Destinations in the Philippines

Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is a great summer destination.  With over 7, 641 islands Philippines has more to offer than what you see on TV and magazines. So staying here for a couple of days only would not be enough to enjoy how beautiful this country is. Nevertheless, here are some of the top summer destinations you can go to when coming to this wonderful country.


If you have an unfortunate dilemma of choosing where you to go, you would eventually love going to Palawan. It offers spectacular white beaches and islands where you can go island hopping, diving, or snorkelling.  Palawan is also a haven of wonderful accommodations that will make your stay extra comfortable. The best time to go in Palawan is during summer when the waters turn perfect blue but expect the place to be really crowded.


After its rehabilitation, Boracay is now a wonderful tourist destination with white sprawling beaches. It is cleaner and more eco-friendly. Boracay is a small island surrounded by nine other beaches, where you can go bar hopping. A lot of celebrities go there during vacation, so if you want to mingle some of them, we suggest you go during summertime.


Many people believe Siquijor is an island of witchcraft and wizardry that is why it is known as the Majestic Island. But what people don’t know is that Siquijor is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Siquijor is a small island in the middle part of the Philippines that features beautiful white beaches and is often called the mini-Boracay. You can circle the island for 2 hours riding a motorbike and most of the food and accommodation here are very affordable.


Bohol is another island in Central Visayas, just about 4 hours from Siquijor that features beautiful white sand beaches. The Henann Resort is a popular resort in Bohol that offers luxury accommodation at a great price point. You can also find in Bohol the most popular Chocolate Hills and eat the local food “Kalamay Hati”, which is a sticky sugar filling enclosed in a coconut shell.


Cebu is another island in Central Visayas with awe-inspiring waterfalls. Almost every side of this island is gifted with turquoise waterfall that you can try within a day. From the main city, you can travel to the south side of Cebu and drop by Oslob to experience whale watching. You have the option to enjoy the activity for just 2 hours, so you can use the remaining hours to visit the beautiful waterfalls further down south such as the Allegria Falls, Aguinid Falls, and Tomalog Falls.