Places to visit in VISAYAS.....
AKLAN - Aklan is famous for Boracay, a resort island one kilometer north from the tip of Panay. It is known for its white sandy beaches and is considered as one of the more prominent destinations in the country. Because of this, there is frequent air travel to the province’s airports in Kalibo and Caticlan.
GUIMARAS - Splurge in the abundance of fresh and pure country air. Relish the ambiance of rural life in the "Mango Country" whose identity festival, Manggahan sa Guimaras, commemorates its provincehood every May 22.
BOHOL - For tourists who make a tour through the country, Bohol has three main attractions. These are the tropical forest, the smallest monkey in the world and the 'Chocolate Hills'. For 'sun, sea and beach lovers', there are a lot of possibilities for snorkeling, diving in the unpolluted waters and relaxing on the splendid beaches on some of the surrounding small islands. The Bohol province forms absolutely one of the places to stay for a longer period.
ANTIQUE - If you’re searching for quiet shores, then Antique is for you. Charter a boat from Culasi to take you to hook-shaped Malalison Island. Its sparkling waters hug a powdery white-sand shore. Snorkel in Batabat Coral Reef, and you’ll see a bunch of fish and aquatic animals.
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL - Today, no trip to Negros Occidental is complete without visiting The Ruins in Talisay City. This 19th-century Neo-Romanesque-inspired mansion was built by local sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson for his Portuguese wife. It was burned down during World War II, but the shell of the house remains. This somehow adds to its charm.
SIQUIJOR - Long ago, Spanish colonizers called it the “Isla de Fuego” (“Island of Fire”) due to the glow of the multitude of fireflies that would gather nightly.
LEYTE - Provincial capital of the island and far out the biggest city of Leyte. Ormoc City in the western part of the island, is smaller and a more typical regional town with a mixture of features of modern and traditional services.
CAPIZ - The largely uncharted province of Capiz has excellent diving spots, and majestic caves tucked in its woodlands. Then there’s the seafood, which we could go on and on about.
NEGROS ORIENTAL - Dumaguete is known as “The City of Gentle People.” It’s easy to see why – this is a serene university town filled with genteel locals, and its atmosphere is conducive to artistic and scholarly pursuits.
NORTHERN SAMAR - Lying to the north (of the South) are the rural province of Northern Samar and its capital, Catarman. The towns are small and sleepy; the landscapes sometimes more unruly than picture-perfect. But this often-overlooked province holds some unbelievable surprises.
BILIRAN - If you love the outdoors, you’ll find Biliran quite a pleasant surprise. The province holds a multitude of photogenic waterfalls, whose features range from impressive drops to inviting swimming spots.
ILO-ILO - Discover Iloilo’s secrets — from the warm islands up north to the cold highlands down south. Discover the joy of a province full of historical sites, tropical beaches, and natural wonders.
CEBU - As the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, it has some of the country’s most iconic heritage spots. As a major trading port and site for some of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, it reinforces its multiculturalism with progression. This heady mix of urban vibes and casual provincial airs makes it a favorite destination of those seeking a showcase of the harmonious co-existence of history, culture and modernity.
SAMAR - On the western side of Samar island, nature-lovers will find unusual landscapes — and a whole lot of spelunking sites. They don’t call Samar the “Caving Center of the Philippines” for nothing!
EASTERN SAMAR - Eastern Samar is sprinkled with locations that have hosted some of the country’s most interesting historical events.