Top places to visit Philippines
If you are looking for travel adventure, more sports and nature go to Bicol (Region V) It consist 6 provinces: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon.
Albay offers you the majestic Mayon Volcano with its perfect cone.
Misibis Bay, an eco-friendly resort offering unrivaled level of style, choice and personalized exploration.
Embarcadero de Legazpi, Bicol's premier lifestyle and commercial hub sitting on a 5.1-hectare prime waterfront property expanding into a high-end destination for thrill and adventure seekers.
Lignon Hill, aside from the spectacular sights it also offers fun-filled and thrilling activities like ziplining and rappelling and many more.
Camarines Norte: You can surf in Bagasbas Beach, other water activities like snorkeling are famous here too. Plus you'll get to see the 1st monument of our national hero, Jose P. Rizal and they're famous with their sweetest queen Formosa Pineapples and gold mining.
Camarines Sur: There's CWC (CamSur Watersports Complex) which offers wakeboarding, fun swimming in a man-made lagoon with hotel and resto all-in-one place. Awarded #1 tourist destination in 2010 in the Philippines beating Boracay. Expect International events such as International Wakeboard competitions and Iron Man here. They also offer travel tours for people who want to go around the city and other areas in Bicol.
The Village @ San Bernardino, LRV Agri-Science Farm in Calabanga is the new travelers destination. Almost similar with CWC but doesn't have wakeboard, it's more for families and get-together with hotel rooms, function hall, swimming pool, a man-made lagoon with water rides e.g. floaters, water bikes, boats etc. plus a videoke as per requested.
Panicuason Hot Springs: for people who would like to swim in a hot water, we have a natural jacuzzi in Naga City courtesy of Mt. Isarog (you can go hiking, trekking, or exploring several falls in it too). There are about five pools with different temperatures. Immerse yourself in the hottest pool and peacefully contemplate your existence, surrounded by lush foliage of a tropical rainforest.
Magsaysay, Naga City: If you like the night scene and love to party this is the place for you. It has an array of restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and cafes, and KTVs too.
Caramoan Islands: If you are looking for the best beaches in Asia better check this place out. It gives a whole new experience to the word island hopping with beaches that are almost pristine. Several franchisee of the hit TV show Survivor from different foreign countries had filmed here.
Virgin of Penafrancia: This is the miraculous Virgin Mary of Bicol, last year (2010) is the 300th year of the devotion to Ina. The colorful one-week fiesta is celebrated every September and this year the exact feast day happens to fall on my birthday, (18, Sunday) (oh this isn't necessary but include it anyway, lol) I think this is the best time people should visit Bicol, they'll get to see and enjoy the place, people and the culture as well in a festive way, that is :)
There are still a lot of islands and beaches not mentioned like Aguirangan and Atulayan which can be private and with less crowd so you can be at peace.
Catanduanes: This is the surfboard surfing site, internationally known as "Majestic." October and January is the surfing season and the surf is fast and right-handed. The white and clean beach makes it very inviting. There are cottages added, a dining hall and a surfing area for sport-enthusiasts.
Masbate: Cattle raising is a trademark of the province as well as the major source of livelihood. Hence, the Rodeo highlights the Masbate Livestock Week and features various sports activities such as grand rodeo parade, agro-livestock fair, individual and group competitions in bull riding, steer wrestling, carabao race and other traditional Filipino games.
Sorsogon: Home of the Butanding or Whale Shark, firefly sightings too is becoming popular in this area. Lake Bulusan is dubbed as “Switzerland of the Orient” located at the center of the Bulusan National Park. You've got to visit old churches and try trekking in Mt. Bulusan.
And what's amazing with all these? You can visit all these places within a week but that would be a super hectic yet fun week full of adventures :)