The Best Philippines Bucket List Ever

Way back in 2016 I went to the Philippines and saw a lot less than I hoped to but still loved the things I did see.  Well, I just decided, after thinking about it a lot lately, to make a Philippines bucket list to inspire myself to go back and here we are.  Back with the best bucket list for the Philippines ever.

It ended up being way longer than anticipated but it’s had to narrow it down when they have so many islands (7,641, give or take depending on the tide), beaches, volcanos, caves, waterfalls, and more.  So instead, I ended up with a Philippines bucket list that is approximately two miles long and severely wanderlust inducing, so pack your bags!

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  • See Mayon Volcano
  • Ride a jeepney
  • Enjoy Cotivas Beach
  • See the Batad rice terraces
  • Swim with whale sharks in Donsol
  • Admire the waterfalls on Siquijor
  • Hike Mt. Pulag
  • Visit the Balabac Islands
  • See Aguinid Falls in Cebu
  • See Tinago Falls
  • Visit Apo Island
  • See Limunsudan Falls
  • Go snorkeling on Camiguin
  • See Asik-Asik Falls
  • See Sinulom Falls

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  • Hike Mt. Hibok-Hibok
  • Hike Mt. Vulcan
  • Swim at Pulang Bato Falls
  • Admire Casaroro Falls
  • Visit Cresta de Gallo beach
  • Go hiking on Mt. Apo
  • Relax in the waters of Mag-aso Falls
  • Swim at Cambugahay Falls
  • Visit Tagaytay
  • Trek to Kaparkan Falls
  • See Bomod-Ok Falls
  • Visit Binondo, the world’s oldest Chinatown in Manila
  • See the impressive Aliwagwag Falls
  • Visit Merloqueet Falls
  • Hike Mt. Makiling

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  • Hike Mt. Batulo
  • See Bulingan Falls
  • Admire Kabantian Falls in Bohol
  • Go firefly kayaking in Bohol
  • Hike Mount Daraitan
  • Hike the Masungi Georeserve
  • Hike Mount Pico de Loro
  • Try whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro
  • Go sand boarding in Paoay
  • Hike Tarak Ridge
  • Hike Maynoba
  • Go caving in Sagada
  • Get a tattoo from Whang-od
  • Try eating Kare-kare
  • Go caving at the Hundred Caves in Puerto Princesa

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  • Visit Odloman Cave
  • Swim in Ogtong Cave
  • See Odessa Tumbali Cave
  • Hike Daguldol
  • Paddle in the mangroves on Bantayan
  • Try Adobo
  • Try Lechon
  • Look for shells on Bantayan
  • See the Sumaging-Latipan-Lomyang Crystal Cave
  • Visit Jackpot Cave
  • Hike Mount Balgabag
  • Hike Mount Tibig
  • See Callao Caves
  • Hike Mt. Manalmon
  • See Colon Street in Cebu

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  • Visit the Cebu Taoist Temple
  • Hike Mt. Talamita
  • Visit the Tabon Caves
  • See the Hinagdanan Cave
  • Go snorkeling at Jomalig Island
  • Become a mermaid for a day on Boracay
  • Go skydiving on Zambales
  • Snorkel the Coral Garden on San Antonio Island
  • Snorkel Siete Pecados
  • Visit Matinloc Island
  • Go wreck diving in Coron
  • Hike Mount Mariveles
  • Go zip lining on Sabang
  • Go diving at Balicasag Island
  • Hike Mount Kabunian

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  • Hike Mount Guiting-Guiting
  • Visit the Tubod Marina Sanctuary
  • Go island hopping in Port Barton
  • Go island hopping on Bantayan
  • Go island hopping on Malapascua
  • Relax on Dumaluan Beach
  • Snorkel Dakak
  • Camp on Agutayan Island
  • Watch thee sunset on Pink Beach on Samal Island
  • Visit Gigantes Sur Island on Iloilo
  • Visit the Cordillera
  • Visit Pugudpud, “Boracay of the North”
  • Go surfing in Baler
  • Visit Potipot Island
  • Try surfing in San Juan

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Well, there you have it, my shockingly long Philippines bucket list.  I already wanted to go back but making this list really pushed it up my “places to go back to” list!

Whats on your Philippines bucket list?  Do you have a bucket list for the Philippines?  Anything I should add, especially for the cities?

One thought on “The Best Philippines Bucket List Ever

  1. You’re all over the Philippines! It will probably be easier if you organize your list according to the big islands – Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. You can probably start up north and gradually work your way down south or vice versa. Kyle Jennerman, https://m.facebook.com/becomingfilipino/ , I think made a career out of traveling in the Philippines. Happy traveling!

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