There are many mountains in the Philippines since the country lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire. That’s why Philippines is one of the destinations of most mountain climbers around the globe.
Mountains in the Philippines have their own unique features. One mountain is a perfect cone shape, the other is located in a lake, another one is blue-like color, and many more.
The following are the best and famous mountains in the country. Climbing them would be an awesome adventure!
10 Best Mountains in the Philippines
1. Mount Apo
Mount Apo is an astonishing highest mountain in the Philippines with an elevation of 9, 692 feet above sea level. This is the number 1 site for mountain climbers located in the boundaries of Davao City, Davao del Sur and Cotabato Provinces.
2. Mount Mayon
Mount Mayon is considered as the most photogenic and most beautiful perfect cone shape volcano in the Philippines. It has a majestic height of 8, 081 feet above sea level. Mount Mayon is an active volcano located in Legazpi City, Albay. In order to climb the mountain, cooperation with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is required.
3. Mount Pinatubo
Mount Pinatubo holds the record of the second largest volcanic eruption in the world ever recorded in the history on June 15, 1991. The eruption was even powered by the typhoon Diding. Large quantities of minerals are emitted by the eruption. Today, Mount Pinatubo is a favorite trekking destination in Luzon because of it’s beautiful crater lake.
4. Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano is a beautiful volcano situated in the center of a lake. It is located in Talisay, Batangas. This volcano also has a crater lake so amazing to stare. Many tourist love to visit this site since it is not hard to reach and also there are pony/horse rides. Many called it a complex volcano, follow the link for more information.
5. Mount Bulusan
Mount Bulusan is a stratovolcano located in the province of Sorsogon. In Bulusan Volcano Natural Park, you can have a view to the volcano and the Bulusan Lake. The lake is a perfect place for kayaking while enjoying the views.
6. Mount Matutum
Mount Matutum is a popular tourist destination in General Santos City. Clothed with vast forests, you can find many wild plants and animals in the foot of the mountain. This mountain also has a cone shape although not as perfect as Mount Mayon but it is something to be proud of and the trekkers love it too. Mountaineers have to plant trees in order to climb the mountain.
7. Mount Arayat
Mount Arayat holds no records of eruption. The mountain is standing in a 3, 366 feet above sea level beautifully situated in the Central Luzon Plain. It is a mystical volcano associated with a legendary Filipino folklore believed to be a home of a god.
8. Mount Makiling
Mount Makiling is also inspired by the name of a Filipino folklore Maria Makiling. A girl lost in the mountain and believed to become the protector of it. The mountain stands in a humble height of 1, 090 meters above sea level. It has 3 trekking trails going the peak which makes it easier to reach the peaks.
9. Mount Hibok-Hibok
Mount Hibok- Hibok is an active volcano. It is a hiking destination in Camiguin Islands. It has 6 hotsprings and many adjacent volcanoes which lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire.
10. Mount Ragang
Mount Ragang is a very beautiful active volcano situated in Lanao del Sur also called as the Blue Mountain. Despite it’s amazing beauty, climbing Mount Ragang is not advised due to some issues in Mindanao.
Mt Ragang is commonly known as Sleeping Lady at Mindanao State University. You can take better shot if you take it from MSU golf course