More than 7,000 islands make up the the Philippines. And while still considered small in size compared to other countries in Asia, the country’s beautiful beaches have attracted both tourists and locals from the country’s major cities to summer vacation there. TV Shows like The Amazing Race and Survivor have also filmed episodes on some of the islands, too. If you love to be by the water, lounging on the beach or enjoy a little adventure then Philippines island hopping is the perfect vacation destination.
While some are thrilled by an island hopping adventure, the thought of having to constantly move from place to place might be a little daunting. But don’t worry. You don’t need to get onto every island — since many of them are actually uninhabited. There are also a variety of different places that cater to different types of travelers, budgets and natural wonders.
Here are some tips on how to approach Philippines island hopping.
5.) Philippines Island Hopping: Where To Go
If you read about where to go in the Philippines, Boracay has been the top of the list. Unfortunately, due to the overuse of the area, it’s been closed for the time being to clean up the environment. But not to worry, remember there are still thousands of other islands to hop. So we’ll highlight a few of the tropical gems you need to island hop this summer.
Coron, Philippines Island Hopping
First, there’s Coron. Named one of the most beautiful islands in the world, it is part of Palawan, which has its own merits as a vacation spot that we’ll get to a little later. Once touching down on in this place, you feel like you’ve stepped into a different world. You can scuba dive, kayak and swim in the waters around here, and you’re bound to find a new natural treasure.
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El Nido, Philippines
El Nido, which we previously mentioned above, is also a big tourism hotspot. Since Boracay has been closed, Palawan has been the go-to for many travelers. And you can’t blame them. With the soft sandy beaches, crystal blue water and small-town vibe, you can easily get away from all the stresses of the city and relax with a cocktail in your hand.
Caramoan Islands, Philippines
Another good place to visit is the Caramoan Islands. They are part of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region. It’s known for white sand beaches and the fact that it is a little more remote than other areas in the Philippines. So if you’re looking for a nice off-the-radar retreat, this might be the spot for you.