Tuesday, February 26, 2019

6 Flourishing Provinces That Remain a Stronghold of the Filipino Culture

The Philippine archipelago is blessed with a cornucopia of fascinating wonders that seem to never run out. Aside from the globally known destinations such as Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu, the rest of the Philippines promises a heartwarming experience in every province you go. With its rich wonderful culture and the kind gracious people, the country really leaves a mark in every traveler’s heart. 

If you want to experience more of the Philippines, here’s a list of provinces with exciting new developments and boasts true Filipino culture for you to discover. 


When we hear the word Bohol, the first things that come to mind are the iconic Chocolate Hills and the smallest primate in the world, the tarsiers. But Bohol has a lot more to offer than this, there’s a floating restaurant surrounded by lush greeneries at Loboc River, wonderful marine life at Balicasag Island, and the glittering white sand beaches of Panglao Island. There’s so much to see in Bohol, but what makes it even more inviting is the friendly Boholanos and the rich culture that still stands there. 

Bohol is also famous for their town fiestas conducted in celebration of their patron saints. The capital of Bohol, Tagbilaran starts the celebration on May 1 every year. A scrumptious display of Filipino food and merrymaking will be rampant on the streets which will make it such a memorable experience. Another thing that makes Bohol deserve a spot in your bucket list is its new ultra-modern eco-friendly airport that just opened last November 2018. 


Palawan, the famous island known for the enchanting underground river in Puerto Princesa, the turquoise blue waters in El Nido, and the mesmerizing marine life in Coron, is not only rich in natural resources but in culture as well. Palawan’s culture can be described as colorful and diverse. With the influx of Filipino and foreign migrants settling in this beautiful island, Palawan has become a melting pot of various cultures. To fully experience the Palaweno vibe, celebrate with them their famous festivities such as Baragatan Festival, Kulambo Festival in El Nido, and the Puerto Princesa Foundation Day. 

Aside from the famous Palawan sceneries, new spots are starting to attract the attention of travelers. One is the province of San Vicente which boasts of its gorgeous beaches such as Port Barton and “Long Beach”, the longest white beach in the Philippines. Paving way to attract more tourists, San Vicente recently opened its airport in 2017. 


Iloilo is the province where the past and present always exist, a wonderful combination of history and urbanization, of nature and modernity. It is endowed with eye-catching beaches such as the Gigantes island, an array of Spanish colonial churches, and mouth-watering dishes such as the La Paz Batchoy. It is also well known for the spectacular Dinagyang festival, a symbol of the devotion and culture of the sweet Ilonggos.

Iloilo is one of the fastest growing cities in the Philippines and a growing list of natural attractions, making it one experience you shouldn’t miss! 


There’s no shortage of beauty in Cebu. In fact, you can’t explore the whole of it in just one trip! Surrounded by pristine sugary white sand beaches, an abundance of postcard-perfect sceneries, and dramatic waterscapes, Cebu has a wealth of diverse attractions to offer! Meet the gentle giants in Oslob, go canyoneering in Kawasan falls, enjoy the gorgeous Bantayan Island, watch the sardine run in Moalboal, catch sight of thresher sharks in Malapascua, or simply roam around the city and learn about the Philippine History. To make the experience even more satisfying, travel to Cebu on the third Sunday of January and join the grandest and the most colorful religious festivity in the country, the Sinulog festival. And of course, don’t miss out on taking a bite from the best tasting lechon in Carcar.  

Cebu is fast becoming one of the top destinations in the Philippines especially now that they have recently opened another Cebuano’s pride, the new Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 which looks like a tropical resort that really represents the Philippine architecture. 


The home of the famed Masskara festival, Bacolod is a destination that’s absolutely worthy of your bucket list! Dubbed as the “City of Smiles”, the people in Bacolod are the warmest and happiest people you will meet. It is also filled with numerous attractions that will surely make your stay extremely memorable. Get a slice of history at The Ruins, a dose of adventure at Campuestohan Mountain Resort, and a laidback beach life at Lakawon island which was previously a fishing village that was recently turned into a developed resort and bar. 


Dubbed as the “Cradle of Noble Heroes”, Bulacan boasts of its rich history and culture. Bursting with green sceneries and resorts, this place is ideal for those in search for peace and quiet.

It has become a haven of resorts and tourism activities such as the San Rafael River Adventure where you can go Glamping in front of a river and eat dinner on a floating restaurant. It is also where the Barasoain church, the birthplace of the First Philippine Republic, is located. Due to its accessibility to the Metro, it is one of those provinces that would reap the benefits of the government’s Build, Build, Build program. And one of the exciting developments is the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project that will connect Tutuban to Malolos cutting travel time for anyone who wishes to visit. 

Every province in the Philippines is worth the visit. So pack your bags and start exploring the Philippines, one province at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Living in the province and in the city can be different but it depends on what the person prefers. If you are interested in living in the province or in the city, you can check out Cebu realty services to see lists of available properties all around the Philippines.


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