8 Peaceful Eco-Tourism Destinations in Philippines

Batad Rice Terrace

If you are tired of the artificiality of crowded popular holiday destinations and if you want to go to some peaceful place then maybe it’s time when you should think about visiting Philippines. It hosts few of the most carefully preserved Eco-Tourism spots of the world. You will be able to spend a peaceful time there without being afraid that you are harming the nature. Philippines will offer you the best of natural landscapes. Here are a few spots that you must visit.

  1. Batanes Island


Batanes is an island that lies in Cagayan valley. It will give you the most scenic view of Philippines. Here you can lie down on grassy hills and adore the endless vistas of lush green hills, gigantic cliffs, sapphire blue ocean, all of which are enveloped in an endless sky. In order to get there you must go first to the nearest city Basco. From there you will easily find a conveyance that will take you there.

  1. Sagada

Sagada will offer you an immense variety. It is most preferred location for tourists who are looking for inner peace. The weather, the atmosphere and everything else that this place offers has something deeply peaceful about it. The native people are friendly and you can interact with them through your tourist guides. Banaue and Baguio are two towns that are nearest to Sagada. You can catch a bus or a van from there to reach Sagada.

  1. Sohoton Bay

Sohoton Bay

Sohoton Bay is located in the Southern portion of the Bucas Grande Island. There is plenty of raw nature that you can explore in this region. You can swim into the clear ocean water or you can go and explore the mountainous caves in the region. And things don’t end there. This area is largely unexplored so you will surely find many unexpected wonders there.

  1. Kaangrian Falls

It’s impossible to describe through words how beautiful Kaangrian waterfalls are. They are located at the outskirts of Barangay Paayas Burgos. It’s best if you visit them in the rainy season which is from July to October. These waterfalls are largely unexplored so you’ll need a tourist guide to get there.

  1. Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu

This lake is located in the South of Mindanao. It is very peaceful. There are plenty of other lakes, waterfalls and rainforests in this region that you can explore. Try visiting this place in April or March as then you’ll see beautiful Lotus flowers in their full bloom. A van from the nearest city Marbel will take you to Lake Sebu.

  1. Banaue Rice Fields

Banaue rice fields listed under UNESCO’s world heritage sites. And when you’ll go there you’ll find out why this is so. The Rice Fields have been standing there for more than 2,000 years. You can go there for sightseeing or you can interact with the natives of the place. It’s best if you visit the rice fields in April or May as that is the time when they are greenest. Buses go directly to Banaue from Manila. So it won’t be hard for you to get there.

  1. Batad

Batad Rice Terrace

If you are going to Banaue then you must also go to Batad. This place has rice terraces just like Banaue but it is more secluded and peaceful. Batad is situated at an elevation of 3,280 ft. To get there you can catch a jeep from Banaue.

  1. Minalungao National Park

Minalungao National Park lies in a very secluded region of Neuva Ecija. The enchanting light blue water of the Peñaranda River and the myriad explorable caves will make you fall in love with this place.  To get there first catch a bus from Cubao for Gapan City and from there hire a tricycle.

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