Luzon Island is the largest of all the three main islands of Philippines and boasts as one of the most beautiful travel destinations of the archipelago. The island is home to pristine sandy beaches, volcanoes, lakes and the magnificent northern mountains that make it an ultimate spot for vacation. The place is a gift for nature lovers and travelers seeking peace in the lap of nature. If you have got plans to visit Philippines, cover these tourist places in Luzon Island on your tour.
Baguio City is the best place for travelers looking forward to getting a break from the hustling of city life and escape into a peaceful place. The city experiences a pleasant cool weather with clear and bright skies along with greenery around to make it a perfect leisure spot for tourists. The city offers a lot of things to the tourists such as delish food, wonderful man-made tourist attractions and magnificent religious sites.
The first thing you will hear about the Mayon Volcano is that it is the most perfect cone one can find in the entire world. Even being an active volcano in Philippines won’t stop tourists visiting this amazing place. Travelers from different walks of life plan trips to explore this wonderful destination and this flocking of tourists in large numbers has made Bicolandia a famous tourist place over the years. The volcanic activity of the Mayon is monitored by the local authorities.
You will cherish the experience of a canoe ride to the marvelous Pagsanjan Falls for life. As an add-on, the mesmerizing sight of the classic vines, rocky cliffs, ferns and wild orchids will get you so many spots for nature photography. You will come across several mini falls and fascinating sights while on the road to the Pagsanjan waterfalls. You can also enjoy bamboo rafting under the falls to get an idea how monstrous it can be.
Vigan is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for being the rare spot of Spanish structures in the Philippines. While you are on a stroll through Vigan, you will feel like being transported centuries back into the ancient times of Spanish colonial era. You must enjoy the kalisa rides (a horse-drawn carriage) while exploring the vintage town for an amazing experience.
Situated on the Western Coast of Central Luzon area of Zambales Province, Potipot Island is one of the most beautiful places to visit in North Luzon Island. It is almost a 5-6 hours’ drive for Manila but worth traveling. The lovely little island is home to golden sand beaches and clear placid waters. You will find a few good resorts by the coast to stay. These are only at a distance 5-10minutes boat ride from the island.
The island is developing as a tourist place with native type cottages built around to complement the scenic environment. With the Zambales Mountain covering the west coast of Luzon Island, driving is the only option to reach Potipot Isalnd.
Banaue Rice Terraces
Engulfed in the mountains of Ifugao, Banaue Rice Terraces is a mysterious tourist place existing since 2000 years. The old rice terraces of Banaue is a sight no less than being named the 8th wonder of the world. Locals and tourist alike, call it the epitome of the creativity of God. Locals in the area are hospitable and friendly. If you are someone interested in adventure, hiking is also an option for you.
Sagada, a town in the Cordillera Mountains, is a town known for its unconventional traditions. One of the most atypical things about the town that also is a source of tourist attraction is that the inhabitants do not bury the dead rather hang their coffins to the side of cliffs on display. And the strangest part? The coffins remain there forever!
The weird tradition spread eeriness around but is considered a way to keep their loved ones closer to heaven. Apart from witnessing the hanging coffins in the town, you can also enjoy trekking, hiking through the trails in the forests and the ones that lead to the majestic waterfalls. If water sports interest you, rappelling is also a good option. You get to explore caves, spelunk down the cliffs and allure the natural scenery around the mountainous village of Sagada.
To sum up, these tourist places in Luzon Island are a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. Book your flights to Manila with iEagle and plan a perfect tour to Luzon Island.