10 Best Tourist Spots in Visayas

Visayas is a very calm region surrounded with beautiful beaches, caves and mountains. It is a perfect destination for relaxation and is very known as the “Islands of Travelers” in the Philippines.

If you are looking for a destination in the Philippines to relax, enjoy or party rock during night perhaps you can pin Visayas into your bucket list this year!

Top 10 Tourist Spots in Visayas

1. Boracay


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Boracay is undoubtedly the most visited among the tourist spots in Visayas. This is the favorite hangout of famous celebrities and tourists. Boasting it’s white sand beach and extraordinary nightlife, Boracay really got the attention of many. Boracay is located in Malay, Aklan, Visayas, Philippines.

2. Lake Balanan

Lake Balanan is a mysterious lake existed because of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake on 1925. The lake is surrounded by forest which is a perfect place to relax and have some fresh air. Swimming in the pool, kayaking in the lake, riding boats, zipline adventure are some of the things to do in Lake Balanan. The lake is situated in Siaton, Negros Oriental, Visayas, Philippines.

3. Pescador Island

Pescador Island

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Pescador Island is a beautiful island that looks like disc from afar. This is a popular diving site in Visayas which is a home of thousands of sardines famous by the name The Sardine Run of Pescador Island. Dives are from 50 – 200 meters drop. The island has Cathedral underneath. It is huge hole with caves inside enough for a person to explore. This amazing dive site is located in Moalboan, Cebu, Visayas, Philippines.

4. Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills, as per the name implies, it is composed of hundred of cute chocolate-like hills. They look like chocolate because the hills are covered with grasses and during summer, grasses dries and make the hills look brown. This is one of the major attractions in Visayas where you can gaze one of the wonders of the earth. Chocolate Hills are located in Bohol, Visayas, Philippines.

5. Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island

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Bantayan Island is famous tourist destination in Visayas for its powdery white sand beach. Walking barefoot into the shallow waters or in the shore, you can feel the soft sand underneath. This beautiful beach is located in Cebu, Visayas, Philippines.

6. Lake Balinsasayao

Lake Balinsasayao

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Lake Balinsasayao is a 1, 000 feet deep lake. The lake is surrounded by forest which is a home of many wild plants and animals. Kayaking in the lake will be a great experience. There is a viewing deck uphill where you can have a wide view of the lake.

7. Cebu Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple is one of the most visited tourist spots in Visayas. Although it is an 81 steps high which represents 81 chapters in the scriptures of Taoism, many tourists and visitors climb it eagerly to know what’s their fortune written in the fortune sticks. Getting to the top will need your extra energy. Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Cebu, Visayas, Philippines.

8. Basilica De Santo Niño

Basilica De Santo Nino Cebu

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Basilica De Santo Nino is the famous church in Visayas and the oldest church in the Philippines. The name was is inspired by the mystical story of Santo Niño offered by Spaniards which was untouched by fire when Spaniards burnt the barangays. The location where the Santo Niño was found is where Basilica De Santo Niño is still standing today.

9. Camotes Islands

Camotes Islands

Camotes Islands is one of the best destinations in Visayas especially if you want to have some beach adventures. Camotes Islands is actually a group of islands in Camotes Sea. Beaches in Camotes Islands are clean and unspoiled. There are also major attractions in the islands like Holy Crystal Cave, Lake Danao, Buho Cave, and more!

10. Panglao Island

Panglao Island3

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Panglao Island is considered to be the best summer destination in Bohol. Panglao island is where you can enjoy white sand beaches, great dive sites and cheap to world-class accommodations and awesome nightlife.

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