Popular Cities in Philippines

Top cities in Philippines, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Boracay #1 most popular location
The king of The Philippines’ many beautiful islands, Boracay is dead in the heart of the beaten track, and re-builds itself every off-season to ensure it remains on its lofty 'must-see isla…
285travelers 161reviews 77blogs
Manila #2 most popular location
Manila is so commonly criticized, you could be forgiven for deciding to give it a miss and heading straight off to the islands. Most of the criticisms are true: it is shambolic, corrupt, poll…
1,960travelers 198reviews 205blogs
Makati City #3 most popular location
The City of Makati, or simply Makati, is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila or the National Capital Region of the Philippines. It is the major financial, commercia…
307travelers 142reviews 26blogs
Cebu #4 most popular location
Having formed as an ancient trading port way back in the 16th century, Cebu has developed into the city around which the southern part of the Philippines revolves, as well as becoming a hub o…
487travelers 93reviews 45blogs
Coron #5 most popular location
One of the most popular diving spots on the planet, Coron has been listed in such publications as Forbes Traveler Magazine as one of the top 10 best scuba diving sites around the world in rel…
49travelers 45reviews 26blogs
Tagaytay #6 most popular location
Tagaytay is as close to paradise as one can find. Tagaytay is located in the Province of Cavite, one of the many provinces in Luzon. It is approximately 56 kilometer south of Manila. With…
17travelers 37reviews 24blogs
Bohol #7 most popular location
The stunning Philippine island of Bohol is a natural wonder, perfectly shielded from the vicious weather that blights many of the other nearby islands by being shielded on all sides, and so a…
89travelers 46reviews 52blogs
Davao #8 most popular location
Davao City in southern Philippines —the de facto cultural, economic and political epicenter of Mindanao— is voted the country's most liveable urban center for many years running. Davao's …
80travelers 26reviews 8blogs
Puerto Galera #9 most popular location
Puerto Galera is Oriental Mindoro's asset, as it is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors. In fact, it was named as 2005's Most Beautiful Bay. It is world-famous …
34travelers 27reviews 10blogs
El Nido #10 most popular location
Nestled on the northern tip of Palawan Island, known for being the gateway to the Bacuit Archipelago, and the most amazing locations on the face of the earth, El Nido sits as a tiny town of s…
63travelers 41reviews 35blogs
Panglao #11 most popular location
Panglao Island is situated at the south of Tagbilaran City (capital of Bohol province). Both islands (Bohol and Panglao) are connected by a bridge so no need to take the boat to reach there.…
3travelers 37reviews 6blogs
Puerto Princesa City #12 most popular location
Puerto Princesa is the westernmost city of the Philippines, the second largest in area (after Davao City), and yet sparsely populated. It is the capital of the Philippines' Last Frontier, the…
29travelers 19reviews 3blogs
Pasay City #13 most popular location
Despite being one of the smaller cities of Metro Manila, Pasay City has a lot of frequently visited tourist spots. It also is home to the international gateway of the Philippines, the Ninoy A…
26travelers 50reviews 5blogs
Quezon City #14 most popular location
Quezon City is the former capital (1948-1976) and the most populous city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as simply QC) is one of …
340travelers 31reviews 20blogs
Sagada #15 most popular location
A quiet mountain town located in a Filipino backwater, Sagada is famed for an unusual combination of coffins and caving, as well as the chance for visitors to pour into the local wilderness o…
56travelers 41reviews 38blogs
Palawan #16 most popular location
Palawan - the long, narrow island in the southwestern part of the Philippines - has often been called the last frontier of the Philppines: there remain indigenous tribes that have not fully i…
167travelers 28reviews 19blogs
Angeles City #17 most popular location
Angeles City is a first class city located in the central plains of Pampanga province in Luzon, about 80km. (50 miles) north of Metro Manila. Until the early 90s, the economy of Angeles C…
47travelers 13reviews 7blogs
Baguio City #18 most popular location
Baguio City is known as the Philippine's Summer Capital. This is a distinction given to it by the Philippine Commission on June 1, 1903. Baguio was incorporated as a chartered city by the Phi…
43travelers 20reviews 7blogs
Lapu-Lapu City #19 most popular location
Lapu-Lapu City is named after the 16th century local chieftain who is famous for defeating Ferdinand Magellan during the Battle of Mactan. It is also the name of a variety of grouper (fish) w…
10travelers 15reviews 1blogs
Subic #20 most popular location
From TMadhu: During our visit April 2011 I did find this place as a very good one for a calm day trip and show of Dolphin here is amaze. Beach is too good and food served at beach is yummy
8travelers 17reviews 9blogs
Puerto Princesa #21 most popular location
Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan, in the Philippines. It is not necessarily a destination in and of itself, at least not according to the mass tourism industry, which mainly uses the…
18travelers 18reviews 22blogs
Banaue #22 most popular location
Banaue is a rugged but spectacular four-hour trip from Bontoc to Banaue along a winding road that leads up into the misty Cordilleras, across a mountaintop pass, then down precipitous mountai…
19travelers 25reviews 19blogs
Caramoan #23 most popular location
The Caramoan Peninsula has gained tourism popularity in recent years. After the place has been featured in the news and local television programs, local and foreign travelers started to explo…
20travelers 11reviews 17blogs
Batangas #24 most popular location
Batangas is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Metro Manila. It is part of the Southern Tagalog Region and a more or less 2 to 3 hours of travel from Manila, making it an ideal…
47travelers 12reviews 13blogs
Cagayan de Oro #25 most popular location
Cagayan de Oro City is the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental, the regional center for Northern Mindanao. A young city compared to other highly urbanized cities in the Philippines, C…
55travelers 9reviews 12blogs
Bacolod #26 most popular location
The City of Smiles, as people would know it, Bacolod is the capital of the Negros Occidental province in the Visayas region of the Philippines. It's famous for the Maskara Festival held each …
25travelers 4reviews 5blogs
Donsol #27 most popular location
Donsol is a small municipality situated in the province of Sorsogon, in the south eastern region of Luzon. A 14-hour drive from Manila, it is frequented by tourists for one big reason - to in…
12travelers 16reviews 16blogs
Iloilo City #28 most popular location
Iloilo City is a first class city located in the central island of Panay in the Visayas, and was an important port of call since the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines. Iloilo is the …
61travelers 9reviews 1blogs
Baguio #29 most popular location
Initially established in 1900 by American forces on the site of an Ibaloi village known as Kafagway, Baguio City is one of the most urbanized cities in the Philippines, located in the Cordill…
30travelers 13reviews 16blogs
Bantayan Island #30 most popular location
Beautiful island located in the Province of Cebu. Clear blue waters, endless powdery-white sand beaches, wonderful people. There are caves that you can explore, great snorkeling sites and m…
7travelers 21reviews 6blogs
Dumaguete #31 most popular location
DUMAGUETE, the city of gentle people is the capital of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It lies on the southeast coast of Negros Island, within sight of the most southerly tip of Cebu Island. It…
31travelers 10reviews 13blogs
Taguig #32 most popular location
Taguig is a city in Metro Manila. Located at the northwestern shore of Laguna de Bay and the upper mouth of the Pasig River, it is now an important residential and industrial suburb . It is h…
45travelers 25reviews 2blogs
Legazpi City #33 most popular location
Legazpi City is the capital of the province of Albay in Bikol Region, Philippines. The city has been developing continuously due as boosted by it's own tourists' attractions as well as nea…
13travelers 6reviews 5blogs
Pagudpud #34 most popular location
Pagudpud (PAH GOOD POOD) is an enormous place to visit if you're looking for the comparatively perfect charms of the Philippines. Pagudpud is a wide and beautiful town on the northwest tip of…
12travelers 7reviews 1blogs
Pasig City #35 most popular location
Pasig City is named after the river that serves as the main tributary of Metro Manila. Prior to 1975, Pasig was the capital of the province of Rizal before it was included among the cities of…
43travelers 12reviews 2blogs
Vigan #36 most popular location
Vigan is the capital of the Province of Ilocos Sur. It is the only surviving historic city that dates back to the 15th century Spanish Colonial Period. In December 2, 1999 the Historic Town o…
11travelers 10reviews 12blogs
Sabang #37 most popular location
Sabang is a small village in Palawan. You can get buses from San Jose bus station in Puerto Princesa. There are many guesthouses and hotels are ranging from luxury to budget the further you w…
3travelers 12reviews 9blogs
Moalboal #38 most popular location
Moalboal is easy to reach from Cebu South Bus Terminal journey time is two hours and half. Moalboal is known as a diving resort for beginners, advanced and expert diving Dive centers can …
7travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Tagbilaran City #39 most popular location
Tagbilaran is the capital of Bohol province, which is well known for its Chocolate Hills, old churches, white sand beaches, and a cute little primate known as the tarsier. Historically, Bo…
14travelers 5reviews 2blogs
Laoag #40 most popular location
Laoag is the Capital of the province of Ilocos Norte. It lies on the north bank of Laoag River. It was first occupied by the Spaniards in 1592 and is now the largest city in the region. Il…
1travelers 8reviews 4blogs
San Juan #41 most popular location
San Juan is a city located in the National Capital region of the Philippines. Before the creation of Metro Manila, it was part of the province of Rizal. It is one of the smallest among the ci…
11travelers 3reviews
Zambales #42 most popular location
Wreck Diving Capital of the Philippines. Gifted with natural beauty of its surroundings, it has been touched by modern civilization yet has maintained its rustic glory and beauty. The Zambale…
8travelers 7reviews 12blogs
Camiguin #43 most popular location
The island of Camiguin is a paradise in itself. Located in northern Mindanao, it is pear-shaped and said to be 'born of fire' with seven volcanoes, the most famous is Mount Hibok-Hibok. C…
18travelers 8reviews 7blogs
Mandaluyong City #44 most popular location
Mandaluyong City is also known as the "Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines". No less than 4 large malls or retail centers are located in one of the business intersections of the city. As…
23travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Panglao Island #45 most popular location
Panglao Island nestled in the central Visayas region that is located southwest of Bohol and east of Cebu. Panglao is renowned for its word class diving locations and many tourist resorts. It…
4travelers 5reviews 8blogs
Samal #46 most popular location
Samal, while technically part of Davao del Norte province, is part of Metropolitan Davao, the largest city in the Philippines (by area). It is officially known as the Island Garden City of Sa…
2travelers 5reviews
Davao City #47 most popular location
Davao City is one of the world's largest with 244,000 hectares in area. It is home to diverse cultures and is the center of Mindanao. Most popular attractions are the Mount Apo, the count…
142travelers 12reviews 6blogs
Siquijor Island #48 most popular location
Siquijor is the magical and mystical island of the Philippines used to be part of Negros Oriental and it was at that time called Island of Fire. Siquijor is said to have magic potions, sha…
16travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Camarines Sur #49 most popular location
Camarines Sur The province lies across the middle of the peninsula at the southern tip of Luzon. It embraces the fertile valleys of the Bicol River and its contributing tributaries as well as…
16travelers 8reviews 5blogs
Clark #50 most popular location
Located in the Island of Luzon and the province of Pampanga Clark was a former U.S air force base up until the expulsion of the U.S. military in the Philippines. Today Clark is one of the …
2travelers 16reviews 8blogs
Malapascua Island #51 most popular location
Malapascua is a tiny island located across a shallow strait from the northmost tip of mainland Cebu island. Its about 2.5 kilometers long and 1 km wide. It's extraordinary long white beach st…
10travelers 8reviews 7blogs
Naga City #52 most popular location
The City of Naga or "Ciudad nin Naga" in the Bikol language is located in the southern part of Luzon in the Philippines and is technically inside the Bicol Region. The neighboring town whi…
22travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Talisay #53 most popular location
Talisay is a small village lying just down the hill from Tagaytay. There are jeepneys and tricycles going down from Tagaytay regularly. The jeepneys leave when full, so if you are in a hurry …
8reviews 7blogs
Kalibo #54 most popular location
Kalibo is the capital of the province of Aklan, in the northwest of Panay Island, Philippines. It is a First Class Municipality and the "International Gateway" in the Western Visayas Region p…
9travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Batad #55 most popular location
A small district in the highland province of Banaue, Batad is one of the Philippines' UNESCO World Heritage Sites, boasting of the exquisite ampitheater-like rice terraces that crawl up to th…
2travelers 5reviews 10blogs
Daanbantayan #56 most popular location
Antipolo City #57 most popular location
Antipolo (officially "City of Antipolo") is a city in the Rizal province of the Philippines, approximately 25 kilometres east of Manila. Antipolo prides itself as the "Pilgrimage Capital o…
17travelers 6reviews
Ilocos Norte #58 most popular location
Ilocos Norte, the province is the gateway to the Ilocandia and boasts of popular beaches like Pagudpud and Currimao, ecotrails in Adams, sand dunes in Laoag City and a World Heritage Site in …
16travelers 7reviews 7blogs
Bolinao #59 most popular location
The Municipality of Bolinao squats on the Northwest tip of Pangasinan Province. It is situated on the western portion of Lingayen Gulf. Bolinao is bounded by the China Sea on the north and we…
3reviews 8blogs
Nasugbu #60 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews 10blogs
Batanes #61 most popular location
Batanes, the country's smallest province, was created by volcanic eruptions and geological activities in the pre-Spanish era. Dubbed as "Nature's Playground", Batanes is a complete ecotourism…
86travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Samal Island #62 most popular location
The beautiful Island of Samal in Southern Mindanao is easily reached by Ro-ro ferry from Sasa wharf located on the outskirts of Davao city which despite what people say about Mindanao is one …
2travelers 6reviews 6blogs
Danao #63 most popular location
Danao city is accessible from Cebu City. Many buses going to north of Cebu passing through Danao via Central Nautical Hwy. From Mactan Cebu International Airport, Danao is easy to reach by ta…
Camiguin Island #64 most popular location
12travelers 4reviews 7blogs
Camotes Island #65 most popular location
The Camotes Islands are a group of 4 islands that are part of the province of Cebu, in the Visayas. Access to Camotes is usually via ferry boat either via Danao City in Cebu Island, or Ormoc …
5travelers 6reviews 1blogs
Olongapo City #66 most popular location
15travelers 1reviews 2blogs
General Santos City #67 most popular location
General Santos City (or GenSan, as it is fondly called) is the southernmost city of the Philippines. It is home to a thriving tuna industry, as well as the hometown of the Philippine's most f…
21travelers 3reviews
Alona Beach #68 most popular location
1travelers 6reviews 7blogs
San Jose #69 most popular location
San Jose is a 1st class municipality in the province of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 111,009 people in 22,464 households. San Jose …
7travelers 6reviews 5blogs
Tarlac #70 most popular location
Melting Pot of Central Luzon. Tarlac is the most multi-cultural of the Central Luzon provinces. A mixture of four distinct groups, the Pampaguenos, Ilocanos, Pangasinenses, and Tagalogs, shar…
20travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Paranaque City #71 most popular location
24travelers 1reviews
Santa Fe #72 most popular location
Intramuros #73 most popular location
Intramuros is an old town in Manila which is the capital of the Philippines. The city face to the Manila bay, the area is quite huge as you can't walk around.
3reviews 4blogs
Lucban #74 most popular location
Located in Quezon province, south of Manila, Lucban is a 3rd class town that holds Pahiyas in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. This colorful festival is held ann…
2travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Basco #75 most popular location
8travelers 11reviews 4blogs
Malate #76 most popular location
4travelers 7reviews 2blogs
Legazpi #77 most popular location
The City of Legazpi is the home of the beautiful Mount Mayon which for years was a perfect cone shaped volcano until the recent spewing of lava back in the early 2000. It is located in the…
5travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Vigan City #78 most popular location
Vigan City is the capital of Ilocos Sur. This city survived World War II without too much destruction and so it kept its colonial atmosphere. In fact the whole city is an open air museum fu…
8travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Ilocos Region #79 most popular location
10travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Laguna #80 most popular location
Laguna is a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzón. It is notable for being the birthplace of José Rizal, the country's national hero. It is also famous among t…
75travelers 2reviews 5blogs
bacolod city #81 most popular location
Bacolod is the gateway to the province of Negros Occidental, often referred to as the land of gentle people and large sugar plantations. Authentic 1912 steam locomotives and well-preserved an…
45travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Laiya #82 most popular location
Laiya is a "beach" baranggay that is a part of San Juan, Batangas. It is a few hours (2-3) drive away from from Manila. The beach strip are lined up with several guesthouses that accommoda…
3reviews 1blogs
Iligan #83 most popular location
The City of Iligan is a highly urbanized city in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, approximately 795 kilometers southeast of Manila. It has a population of over 380,000 in close t…
22travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Pagsanjan #84 most popular location
1travelers 4reviews 2blogs
Dauis #85 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Calamba #86 most popular location
The City of Calamba is found in the province of Laguna in the south Luzon region. The city is located about 50 kms south of Manila. From Manila, Calamba is accessed using the South Luzon …
10travelers 1reviews
Corregidor Island #87 most popular location
A tiny island situated in the entrance of the Manila Bay in the Philippines, Corregidor Island is one of the most important historic tourist sites in the nation, proving to be instrumental d…
2travelers 2reviews 9blogs
Alfonso #88 most popular location
Pundaquit #89 most popular location
Pundaquit -- a small barangay in San Antonio, Zambales -- boasts three islands, the Capones where an old lighthouse still lies, the Camara, where you can enjoy snorkeling, and lastly, Anawang…
1reviews 7blogs
Pampanga #90 most popular location
Culinary Center of the Philippines. Steeped in history and blessed with natural and man-made scenery, Pampanga offers several sightseeing options for visitors. It is populated by resourceful …
37travelers 2reviews 9blogs
Coron Island #91 most popular location
3travelers 4reviews 5blogs
Albay #92 most popular location
Albay is a province of the Philippines consisting the features of a city, mountains, springs, volcano, antiquities, beaches, islands and adventures. It is an all-in-one package for a romantic…
15travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Cavite #93 most popular location
Cavite is a province in the Philippines located just 30 kilometers south of Manila. The total population is 2,063,161 with a total area of 1,297.6 square kilometers. Named as the "Histori…
71travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Mabini #94 most popular location
Fort Bonifacio #95 most popular location
Fort Bonifacio is now known as Bonifacio Global City (BGC), after the sale of military land by the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA)in the 1990s. Much of the land is what used to …
2travelers 10reviews
Muntinlupa #96 most popular location
The City of Muntinlupa is the southernmost city in Metro Manila, just south of Taguig City, northwest of Parañaque City, and west of Piñas City. It is right next to Laguna de Bay, the large…
14travelers 4reviews 1blogs
Pangasinan #97 most popular location
Hundred Islands, Hundred Wonders. Pangasinan is best known for Hundred Islands/Islets looking like giant turtles in Alaminos City, pilgrimage in Manaog, and a thriving Bangus (milkfish) and s…
18travelers 4reviews 5blogs
Philippines Boracay island #98 most popular location
19travelers 7reviews
Mindoro #99 most popular location
Mindoro is the seventh largest island in the Philippines. It is located southwest of Luzon and northeast of Palawan. In past times, it has been called Ma-i or Mait by ancient Chinese trader…
8travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Dauin #100 most popular location
Dauin is a municipality in Negros Oriental that has the most number of beach resorts primarily due to the popular diving sites around it's area. There are several marine sanctuary in Dauin a…
1travelers 2reviews