5 Super Popular Tourist Spots in the Visayas Islands
Aiming for more fun and adventure? Your next stop: Visayas. These beautiful destinations in the Philippines include the scenic islands of Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Romblon and Masbate.
Here are 5 highly popular places to visit for your Visayas memorable escapade:
#1 - Boracay Island (Aklan, Visayas): Aside from its famous white sand beaches, Boracay is also famous for being one of the world’s top destinations for relaxation. It’s so easy to fall in love with its its perfect blue-green water, friendly people, night life, shopping and all the exciting water sports available there.
#2 - Tumalog Falls (Cebu, Visayas): Come to Oslob, Cebu and experience whale shark swimming in Tanawan; after which you can go to a recent attraction, the Tumalog Falls – where you can also swim or take wonderful shots.
Both local and foreign tourists can attest to the fact that Tumalog Falls is such a beautiful gift of nature. You can even watch from behind this falls as it descends and forms a misty fog all around you. Marvelous!
#3 - Panglao Island (Bohol, Visayas): One of the best things to do there is diving. Moreover, this ravishing island, adorned with amazing beaches, the most popular of which is Alona Beach; is one of the main tourist destinations in the Philippines, according to Wikipedia.
Once finished, it will be much faster to reach Panglao Island, via Panglao Island International Airport, which is intended to invite many beach-lovers, as an alternative to Boracay Island.
#4 - Apo Island Marine Reserve (Negros Oriental, Visayas): This picturesque site is popular for diving and snorkeling. Precisely so since, presently, it is the home to more than 650 documented species of fish and about 400 coral species.
Enjoy swimming with the amazing sea turtles, sea snakes, clown fish, blue starfish, etc. Truly unforgettable!
#5 - San Juanico Bridge (Leyte Province, Visayas): As the longest bridge in the Philippines, spanning a body of seawater, according to Wikipedia, San Juanico Bridge stretches from Samar to Leyte with a total length of 2.16 kilometers or 1.34 miles. This delightful curving bridge, surprisingly, was only slightly damaged due to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and is now repaired.
Within easy reach from downtown Tacloban City, you can go there by taking a jeepney, bus, tricycle or car. It is one of the best spots to view the sunset, overlooking the two land masses that it connects, as well as the activity of the farmers at work in the province. Precious!