Aparri, Luzon island (Philippines)
Aparri is located on the northern coast of Luzon, in the delta of the Cagayan River (the longest river in the country). It is located 580 km from Manila and is the capital of Cagayan Province. In ancient times, Aparri was a major Japanese trading port. Now it is famous for its clean beaches and is the most visited resort in the province.
The Infanta is located on the east coast of the island of Luzon in the province of Quezon. This place is well suited for surfing, although the wave here is quite high, so mainly trained surfers ride in coastal waters.
Cabanatuan, Luzon Island (Philippines)
According to EZINESPORTS, Cabanatuan is a small town located in the center of Luzon in the province of Nueba Esya. It is landlocked and stands on the Pompanga River. During the Second World War, the Japanese built a prison in the city, where American prisoners of war were kept. Now Cabanatuan is considered the “rice” capital of the Philippines, green rice fields stretch for many kilometers around it.
Catarman, Samar Island (Philippines)
Katarman is located in the northern part of the island of Samar and is the capital of the province of Northern Samar. Tourists are offered cruises on the Katarman river of the same name, in the delta of which this city is located. 3 km away is the University of the Eastern Philippines.
Coron is located on the islet of Busuanga near the island of Palawan. This is a small fishing town. There are no attractions in the city itself, they are located in its vicinity. A 10-minute drive on a nearby island are lakes of volcanic origin, in which, at a depth of 14 meters, the water temperature reaches 40 degrees. Coron
Bay is perfect for wreck diving. Here, in 1944, as a result of the bombing, 24 Japanese ships were sunk, which are now resting on the seabed. Sea cows also live in local waters.
Legazpi, Luzon Island (Philippines)
The city of Legazpi is located in the southeastern part of the island of Luzon on the east coast of the Bicol Peninsula. The city was named after the Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legaspi, from whom the colonization of the archipelago began.
Tourists go to Legazpi in order to admire one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world – Mayon (2450 m). The volcano is located 15 km northwest of the city; its regular cone with a base radius of 48 km is an integral part of the urban landscape. Mayon is one of the most famous and one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, it has erupted 4 times since the mid-20th century, and 47 times since 1616. Volcanic eruptions have repeatedly destroyed the city of Legazpi. On the slopes of Mayon there is a natural park of the same name. About 200 plant species, 57 bird species and 13 mammal species are protected in the park. For outdoor enthusiasts, climbing to the top of the volcano is offered, which takes 2 days with an overnight stay at a local camp. At the foot of the Mayon volcano, the ruins of the Kagsawa church are interesting, which was destroyed by lava flows that erupted in 1814. You can also just admire the volcano and its surroundings from the 143-meter Lignon Hill, which is located within the city of Legazpi.
The city of Legaspi is surrounded by black volcanic sand beaches. The most popular of these are Santo Domingo, Bocacay, Tiwi, Sogod, Kalayukai and San Lorenzo. Also Legazpi is the starting point to such attractions of the archipelago as the resort of Sorsogon and the resorts of the islands of Kagraray and Katanduans, which, in addition to the beaches, are famous for their underwater world; and the village of Donsol, located on the western coast of the Bicol Peninsula, where you can watch the seasonal migration of whale sharks.
Davao, Mindanao island (Philippines)
Davao is located in the southeast of Mindanao. It is the industrial center of the island and its largest port. Of the cultural attractions in the city stands out the Cathedral of St. Pedro. It was built in 1847 in honor of the patron saint of the city. The cathedral has an altar with ancient images of saints. The Davao
City Museum will tell about the culture of the local population. Here you can see national costumes, works of art and handicrafts. A variety of souvenirs can be purchased at Aldevinco Shopping Centre. There are many natural attractions in the vicinity of Davao. There are black sand beaches, the highest peak of the islands – the Apo volcano, the Eagle Reserve and an orchid farm. Late August in Davao
the colorful Kadayawan festival takes place. During the week, the locals thank God for the harvest. Exhibitions of flowers and fruits, fairs and street processions are organized on the streets of the city. And at the end of the holiday, a flower parade is held, where you can see bright tropical flowers grown this season.
In Davao, there is a strict ban on smoking in public places, and the offender who gets caught three times can go to jail.