Ten Attractions in Visayas – The Visayas is a very calm area surrounded by beautiful beaches, caves and mountains. It is an ideal destination for relaxation and it is very well known as the “Islands of travelers” in the Philippines.
Boracay is undoubtedly the most visited in the middle of the tourist spots in the Visayas. This is the favorite hangout of famous celebrities and tourists. It boasts white sand beaches and extraordinary nightlife. It is located in Malay, Aklan, Philippines.
It is known for its resorts and beaches. White beach is backed by palm trees, restaurants and bars. White sand beaches are everywhere and Boracay is one of the country’s most developed tourist destinations. It will be a sweet escape for everyone.
People, travelers, tourists love beaches that’s one of the reasons why visiting Boracay is a good choice. It is a gorgeous stretch of powdery white sand against azure water. The long beach is divided into three sections. One has the widest beachfront, where hotels and resorts were located. Two, where the shopping, eating and partying happens. The commercial and geographical center of the white beach. And the last one, It is the less developed area so expect much quieter and lowest price area.
B. Puka beach
This beach is an image of what people expect to a tropical island. This is where the locals gather their shells for some of the jewelry that is sold on the island. The water is a bit rough, the place is quiet and fewer services, but it’s not a problem when you want a drink or an ice cream for there are few vendors who patrol the beach.
C. Baling hai beach
This is a little cove where you can enjoy snorkeling, swimming and or just to relaxed and dine in a very peaceful and wonderful environment. There are also some fantastic view from the clifftop restaurant
D. Bulabog beach
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You should visit this during windy to experience kiteboarders doing some tricks and high jump.
E. The bat cave
You can see many houses that have small insectivorous bats ( (the larger fruit bats roost in the trees on the hillside above Punta Bunga Beach) and local will be happy to accompany you there but of course with “Fee”
2. Balanan Lake
The Lake Balanan is a mysterious lake that existed due to a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in 1925. The lake is surrounded by forests and a perfect place to relax and have some fresh air. Swimming pool, KAYAKING lake, boat riding, zip line adventure are some of the things to do in Lake Balanan. The lake is situated in Siaton, Negros Oriental, Visayas, Philippines.
If you are one of those who love nature and want to escape the crowded place then this lake is for you. It’s a freshwater lake in the forested mountains in the southern portion of the island.
3. Pescador Island
The Pescador Island is a beautiful island that looks disc from afar. It is a popular diving site in the Visayas which is a home to thousands of sardines distinguished by the name of The Sardine Run Pescador Island. Dives are from 50 to 200 meters drop. The island's Cathedral under. This is an enormous hole in caves with enough for a person to explore. This amazing dive site is located in Moalboan, Cebu, Visayas, Philippines.
Pescador island derives its name from the philippine Spanish colonial heritage and the abundance of fish living on the surrounding coral reef, and the many fishermen that fish them (“pescador” translates from Spanish to “fisherman”).
4. Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills, as per the name suggests, it consists of hundreds of good chocolate-like hill. They look like chocolate because of the hills are covered with grasses and during the summer, dries grasses and hills turning brown. This is one of the main attractions in Visayas where you can gaze at the wonders of the world. The Chocolate Hills is located in Bohol, Visayas, Philippines.
They were covered with green grass that turns brown during the dry season and that what it makes more beautiful. And this is the most popular tourist’s attraction in Bohol. Hearsay about Chocolate hills came into existence when two giants threw stones and sand at each other and the fight lasted for a day. For a romantical story is when Arogo, a young and very giant who fell in love with an ordinary girl Aloya. When the girl died Arogo cried bitterly and his tears then turned into hills and that what Chocolate Hill came from.
5. Bantayan Island
Bantayan Island is famous tourist destination in the Visayas for its powdery white sand beach. Walking barefoot in shallow water or on the shore, you can feel the soft sand beneath. This beautiful beach is located in Cebu, Visayas, Philippines.
6. Balinsasayao Lake
The Lake Balinsasayao is a 1, 000 feet deep lake. The lake is surrounded by forests which is a home to many wild plants and animals. Kayaking on the lake will be a great experience. There is a viewing deck above where you can have a panoramic view of the lake.
Discover one of the greatest nature creations. It is also commonly known as “twin Lake” that is derived from the two lakes in the area which are Lake Danao and the Lake Balinsasayao. Both lakes were separated by a mountain ridge.
7. Taoist Temple Cebu
The Cebu Taoist Temple is one of the most visited tourist spots in the Visayas. Although this is a step up representing 81 of the 81 chapters in the writings of Taoism, many tourists and visitors eagerly climb them know what their fate written in fortune sticks. Getting to the top you'll need your extra energy. Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Cebu, Visayas, Philippines.
The workship temple for Taoism, the religion which follows the ancient Chinese philosopher. Inside the temple, those devotees perform rituals and one of those is praying to gods to grant one’s wish.
8. Basilica de Santo Niño
The Basilica de Santo Niño is a famous church in the Visayas and the oldest church in the Philippines. The name is inspired by the mystical story of the Santo Niño offered by Spaniards who untouched by the fire when the Spaniards burned the village. The location where the Santo Niño is found where the Basilica de Santo Niño is still standing today.
9. Camotes Island
The Camotes Islands are one of the best destinations in the Visayas especially if you want to have some beach adventures. Camotes Islands are actually a group of islands in the Camotes Sea. Camotes Islands beaches are clean and unspoilt. There are major attractions on the island such as the Holy Crystal Cave, Lake Danao, and Owl Cave.
10. Panglao Island
Panglao Island is considered the best summer destination in Bohol. Panglao Island is where you can enjoy the white sand beaches, great dive site and inexpensive world-class accommodation and awesome nightlife.