By Marcos Detourist. Updated on August 23, 2016
When I finished schooling and the chance to make my travel dreams started to become a reality, exploring as much of the Philippines at the top of my bucketlist. I did that for a while and I got to visit a lot of my home country’s top tourist spots and amazing off-beat destinations. Then, I ventured farther to visitnearly all countries in Southeast Asia (East Timor is still on my list!) and a bit beyond the region.
After my trips abroad, I still traveled around the Philippines. A lot of my later trips was a re-visit of places that inspired wanderlust the most in my early years of travel. In the process, I gained a wider perspective on places that truly make my country stand out from the rest of Asia.
This list includes my top picks for first-time travelers who want to start discovering beautiful places in the Philippines, and those looking to inspire their next adventure.
PHOTO: Matinloc Island in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Photo by Marcos Detourist.