21 Incredible Things to Do in the Philippines

The Philippines is a vast archipelago of well over 7000 islands, so there’s no doubt that there are a lot of great things to do across this underrated Southeast Asian nation.

There are so many great things to do in the Philippines, and to inspire your next journey, here are the best of them!


Intramuros is where the modern history of the Philippines begins because this is the old walled Spanish city, from where the country was ruled for more than 300 years during the colonial era.

Wander the Intramuros in Manila

But you won’t stay in Manila for too long, and when you leave, take a short flight or a long overnight ferry to Coron Town, the hub for a small archipelago that has quickly become one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

Go to Coron

It’s not quite so untouched these days, but it’s still a great mix of rustic beach destinations and tourist sites that make Palawan the perfect place for a first time trip to the Philippines.

Discover Palawan Island

Climb Volcanoes

This is a country set along major faultlines, which means that one of the best things to do in the Philippines is to explore the many, many volcanoes that are found across the islands.

On every island, you’ll find beautiful spots where you can explore the rich biodiversity of the underwater world, and the fact that this is one of the cheapest places in the world to dive makes things even easier.

Go Snorkeling and Diving

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