Summertime is always a favorite season for many. It's a chance to ditch off your bulky, long scarves in exchange for two-piece bikinis, or a cup of hot choco in exchange for a freezing glass of frozen margarita.
Beach lovers are especially enthusiastic during the summer, but asides from the beach, there are so many summer destinations in the world to lust after. This year though, be the envy of everyone and book yourselves a trip to the Philippines, the country that houses the most beautiful island in the world and the home of the world's longest navigable underground river.
The Philippines is basically paradise, and every traveler who traversed the Philippine soil can tell you the infinite amount of adventures you may experience in the country. Don't know where to start? Here are some of the best Philippine destinations you should not miss:
Camiguin. This exquisite Philippine province is definitely a must-visit. According to Skyscanner, it has the most number of volcanoes for each square meter than any other island on the face of the Earth; thus, it's dubbed as the "Island Born of Fire." In Camiguin, you can have the chance of visiting a sunken cemetery, a cultural tour of ancestral homes that dates back to the Spanish colonial period, and a variety of natural wonders from majestic waterfalls to world-class beaches.
Bohol. Have you heard of a cluster of hills made by chocolate? Found in the Visayan region of the country, Bohol is most famous because of its famed Chocolate Hills, a natural attraction that lures travelers worldwide because of their authentic brown color during the summer, according to Trek Effect. Bohol is also home to one of the world's smallest primates, called the Philippine Tarsier. Other attractions include decades-old churches, magnificent rivers, and of course, paradise-like beaches.
Cebu. Even local tourists themselves couldn't resist Cebu-it's the cradle of civilization of the Philippines and where the Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan first landed when he discovered the country. Cebu has tons of exciting activities for every traveler, but ask any local -- one of the main reasons why everyone loves visiting Cebu is because of the food. Do not miss out on trying the world-famous Cebu's Lechon, a roast pig dish that will elevate your tastes to greater heights with just a bite.
Palawan. Of course, this list wouldn't be complete if Palawan isn't included. El Nido, voted by many international travel magazines as the best island in the world, is simply ecstasy for any beach lover out there. Coron is another majestic island in Palawan you shouldn't miss as well. If you have the time, make sure to also drop by the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It's included in the 7 Natural Wonders Of Nature, a prestigious list dominated by the most scenic and picturesque natural attractions in the world.