The Philippines is a very diverse country. You can find every kind of adventure you are looking for here. If you are going to the Philippines with the family, fret not, because you will never run out of places to go and things to do. Here are 10 best places to visit in the Philippines for families.
Also known as the “City of Pines” and the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”. It’s the coldest city in this tropical country. Most of the accommodation doesn’t even have air conditioners. There are many museums and parks here like the Botanical Garden and the Burnham Park.
Your kids will enjoy horseback riding or riding in horse-driven carriages called “kalesa”. You can also go kayaking. There are many mountain resorts if you want some water activities.
Camp John Hay is a common place where families stay during the holiday season. Baguio managed to preserve the culture of the Igorots and they are everywhere. There are also so many souvenirs you can bring home. Don’t forget to visit the strawberry farms to buy strawberry jam at a really cheap price!
Boracay is known for its white sands, water sports, and lively nightlife. While you might not be that interested in pub crawls since you will be going out with your family, there are so many things you can do with the kids during the day. Boracay has been catering to tourists for a long time now. They have all sorts of fun activities – anything you can think of! Look it up and I’m sure it will get you excited about visiting Boracay!
Just near the capital, Metro Manila, Laguna has many tourist destinations for the family. The top of the list would be Enchanted Kingdom. It is Philippines’ version of Disneyland. They have the best rides in the country and it’s also a magical place that kids would surely love. There are also many waterfalls, springs and resorts in Laguna the entire family would truly enjoy.
Guimaras is an island that’s not yet that commercialized so you get to appreciate the natural seascapes and landscapes. The waters are very pristine the air is so fresh. It’s the perfect getaway from urban life. Eat the sweetest mangoes, indulge in the freshest seafood and take a dive in the waters of Guimaras Island. Make your children appreciate nature as it is! Actually, it doesn’t matter where you go, eating in the Philippines is fun as the melding of Spanish and Asian tastes has, over the centuries, resulted in a cornucopia of delicious dishes.
Palawan is now gaining popularity all over the world. The waters are clear and pristine. It’s so tempting that even your most stubborn kid would want to join in the fun! There are many beaches and falls, there are also beautiful caves. Puerto Princesa Underground River on the west coast is an enchanting destination for families to explore.
El Nido is a cluster of 45 idyllic islands in the northern part of Palawan. Some say El Nido is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here are some El Nido attractions to explore.
Subic is a very beautiful place with lots of beaches, forests, and wildlife. There are so many things you can do like visiting the Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp! You can also teach your kids how to ride a horse at the El Kabayo Stables. If your kids like animals, they will surely enjoy a visit in Zoobic Safari. The prices are very friendly for children because kids get discounts! Of course, you can go for a swim with the family in any of the many beaches in Subic!
You can visit Bohol anytime of the year. Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers, but there are many other things to see in Bohol and so much more you can do! You can do some island hopping, visiting wildlife, going on a cruise, seeing century-old cathedrals, and so much more! Here are some Bohol tourist spots to put on your list.
This is the Philippines’ City of Love. It’s a modern city with great urban planning. There are nearby beaches and resorts and there are even mountains you can hike with your family. You can also go to Garin Farm and Damires Hills. Try zip line, the view is amazing.
You can also go island hopping in Islas de Gigantes and enjoy taking photos of the sandbar. Iloilo is a boat ride away from Guimaras and a bus ride away from Boracay. The seafood is really good here! You can buy oysters everywhere. Make sure your kids won’t get indigestion. Eat slow!
There are so many fun activities you can do in Davao like Skycycling! Yes! Riding a flying bicycle!
There’s also so much wildlife in this city of Mindanao, a region of predominantly Muslim citizens. It’s one of the safest and most progressive cities in the country so you can rest assured that you are safe to visit with your children! After all, it’s the hometown of the current President of the Philippines where he was mayor for 22 years.
If you want to travel back in time, go to Ilocos with your family. The architecture and feel of Calle Crisologo in Vigan are very vintage and rustic. The place is also known for the Pagudpud falls and many beach parks!