With seven thousand islands, rich in natural bounty, the Philippines are an ideal choice for the Eco-tourists. Lush green islands, surrounded by pristine waters and a host of exotic sea life and wild life, are a great attraction for many tourists that visit the Philippines each year.
The nation’s natural beauty and scope for adventure as well as excitement seeking traveler, has ensured that it ranks among the top ecotourism destinations of the world. For those looking to spend a week on an eco-tour of the nation, there is a plan to suit each budget and interest of the traveler.
Palawan is one of the first stops that one must visit after reaching the Philippines. Breathtakingly beautiful and serene, Palawan is a home to the Coron Coral Reefs. The coral reef development is made up of limestone cliffs that are surrounded by seven lakes.
Next visiting place in Palawan is the province of El Nido that has the Bacuit Bay at its centre. The Bacuit Bay is well-known for its exotic marine life that includes manta rays, sea turtles and sharks. Besides, it too has got water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
For a chance to get a view of these rare sea creatures up close, Donsol in the province of Sorsogon, has a swimming with whale sharks program for visitors. These gigantic fish frequent the waters of Donsol from December to May each year.
Another stop one must visit is Bohol that’s positioned in the central province of Visayas. Prime attractions here include: the Chocolate Hills and the Philippine tarsier.
The Chocolate hills are a unique collection of 1700 grass covered hillocks spread over an area of just 50 kilometers. The Philippine tarsier is the world’s smallest primate and is a protected species.
Tourists, who plan to visit this sanctuary, can make their way around by hiring motor boats. So, if you are a nature lover and want to enjoy it in full swing and full spirit, then do visit it.