January 21, 2017

A List of the Best Ecotourism Spots in the Philippines

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  • See the best of what Philippines has to offer as you take an adventure trip in the top 5 eco-friendly spots in the country:

    1. Masungi Georeserve


    SAPOT. A web-like platform that will give you a magnificent view of the Laguna de Bay.

    This conservation area located in Tanay, Rizal, is popular for its beautiful limestone formations that you can see as you hike through the bridges, and rope ladders. As you go on a hiking adventure here, you will be able to take a great look at the picturesque natural landscape that Rizal and nearby towns offer.

    Location: Garden Cottages, Baras, Rizal

    1. La Mesa Eco Park


    LA MESA. A sanctuary found in Quezon City. Image grabbed from La Mesa Eco Park Facebook

    If you want to see tourist spots but don’t have the luxury of time to travel, then La Mesa Eco Park is an ideal place for you. Known for its recreational and environmental awareness activities, this park offers outdoor activities such as biking, zipline, and horseback riding. Camping is also available here!

    Location: La Mesa Dam Compound, Greater Lagro, Quezon City

    1. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park


    TUBBATAHA. A marine paradise. Image by Gregg Yan, grabbed from Rappler

    Ranked by CNN as one of the top eight dive sites in the world, the Tubbbataha Reef is recognized for its pristine coral reefs in the area. With a protected area of 100,000 hectares, this reef is known for sea creatures such as whales, dolphins, sharks, and turtles. Visiting divers will truly see a paradise underwater.

    Location: Tubbataha Reef, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    1. Banaue Rice Terraces


    BANAUE RICE TERRACES. A picturesque staircase in the Cordillera

    Dubbed as the “Grand Staircase of the North,” the Rice Terraces in Banaue, Ifugao is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The excellent mud-walled terraces were made by the Ifugao tribe 2,000 years ago. Visitors can trek through the terraces and enjoy a swimming adventure at the Tappiya Falls.

    Location: Nueva Vizcaya – Ifugao – Mountain Province Rd, Banaue, Ifugao

    1. Mount Pinatubo


    Mount Pinatubo. A beautiful ruin. Image grabbed from Wikimedia Commons

    Are you a fan of hiking trips? Head on over to Mount Pinatubo. This volcano is historic as it is the second largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century. Hiking and walking tours are available here, where you can see the popular Crater Lake for your day trip adventure.

    Location: Mount Pinatubo, Botolan, Zambales


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