Strangely beautiful: Top five surreal places to visit in the Philippines

The strange and stunning landscapes of Coron, Palawan.

If you want to travel the world and see the best it has to offer, then you need to add these five surreal places to visit in the Philippines. Here’s the thing, you want to visit during the dry season as to avoid the torrential downpours of the wet season. The best time to visit then is between the months of November to April. Feel free to visit during the wet season, but don’t be surprised if your parade is and truly rained on! 


This secluded island boasts stunning waterfalls, hot springs (and cold springs), and even a sunken cemetery. It also happens to host one of the largest and best festivals in the Philippines, the Lanzones festival. Oh yeah, this island happens to hold an unusual record. No other island on the planet has the number of volcanoes per sq km as Camiguin. 

El Nido, Palawan 

offers something a bit different. Yes, there are the vibrant beaches boasting their clear waters. There are inlets, too. It truly is one of the most stunning seascapes anywhere. You’ll also find pocket caves… and, steep cliffs of limestone and an abundant jungle. Yes, it’s truly a backdrop of Mother Nature’s grandeur. 


This has to be the ultimate destination in the Philippines, at least the ultimate beach. In fact, just a few years ago it was voted one of the best islands in the world. So, it attracts people from all over the world. What does it have to offer? Well, what doesn’t it have? Not only are there soft, white sandy beaches, the sunset is beyond magnificent. It also has a nightlife to brag about, it might not be Ibiza… but it could sure give the world’s biggest cities a run for their money. 


What does Siquijor have to offer you? It just happens to be a mysterious and serene cove. Once upon a time, it was believed to attract sorcerers and witches. In fact, it’s even believed that mythical creatures were drawn to the area. While everyone knows it’s just myth, it’s still seen as an island steeped in magic and mystery. What it has for you – stunning waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and even parks. 

Coron, Palawan 

We went and saved the best for last. This tropical paradise is picture-perfect. Not only are there underwater wrecks to check out, there are also corals, which makes it the ideal diving spot. That’s not all Coron can brag, though. There are limestone cliffs, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear water. Coron is a dream come true.

Before you book anything, make sure you visit Frugaa. There are tons of travel offers available, so you might just find a great hotel bargain, as as even flights, treks, and more. Luckily, you can also check out some retailers to get your wardrobe up to scratch. Once you tick these amazing places off your travel list, you’ll need to explore the rest of the Philippines before branching out to the rest of the world.