Visayas Travel Sites... White Beaches,
Historic Structures, Landmarks & Natural Parks

Visayas Travel Sites - Amazing White Beaches, National Parks, Old Churches…

Visayas region is the third major island which is composed of many islands. Due to its ‘islandish’ geography, the Visayas region abounds with islands and islets with mostly white sand beaches with green palm trees at the background.

Cebu (Oslob) Whale Sharks. Due to the deep water in the Philippine seas, pelagic sharks thrive. Whale shark watching, snorkeling, swimming, or scuba diving is one of the popular attractions in this Visayan island. Warm tropical water attracts not only colorful fishes to live in but also tourist and travelers alike.

Cluster of Islands

Visayas, an island group in central Philippines consists of seven large and several hundred smaller satellite islands that cluster around Samar and Camotes seas.

The seven main islands include Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Masbate, Samar, Panay, and Negros.

Historically, when the Visayas Islands was first discovered by the Spanish conquistadores, they called it ‘Islas de los Pintados’ (Islands of the Painted People).

Cebuanos in the past were used to paint their bodies expressing their roles and status in the society. Christianity seems to be the reason for its disappearance, except for the new trend today.

Sources of Livelihood

Most of the Visayas islands have large western plains, except for the mountainous or hilly Samar and Masbate islands. Negros and Panay have extensive eastern plains where large track of lands are being tilled for growing sugarcane, rice and corn.

These expansive tracks of lands are called ‘haciendas’, remnants of the Spanish era system still existing even today.

Since the Visayas region is surrounded by bodies of seawaters, most Bisayan people go out to fish for their daily consumption or as source of income. They either dry their catch under the hot tropical sun and sell later on or just sell their fresh catch directly to the markets.

Major Regions

There are three major regions in the Visayas area: Western, Central, and Eastern Visayas. Western Visayas has Iloilo City as its regional center and composed and local government units (LGUs), which are: Aklan, Antique, Bacolod, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Iloilo City, and Negros Occidental.

Cebu City is the regional center of Central Visayas region. It is composed of Bohol, Cebu, Cebu City, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor as LGUs.

Eastern Visayas region has Tacloban as its regional center and is composed of Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Ormoc City, Samar, Southern Leyte, and Tacloban as its local government units.

Chocolate Hills of Bohol, Philippines. These chocolate hills are earth mounds spread all over the town of Carmen, Bohol. It is an amazing site and considered one of the most treasured natural parks in the country.

Visayas Travel Sites & Vacation Places

Now, it is time to look where these Visayas travel sites and amazingly white beaches can be found. Here are some of the places where visitors and travelers of Visayas would go…
Here are some Visayas travel sites or places you would enjoy do things…

Balinghai Beach in Boracay, Miag-ao Catholic Church in Iloilo City, Mambukal Mountain Resort in Bacolod, Calypso Diving School in Boracay, Bella Isa Salon & Spa in Boracay, The Tops in Cebu City, Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor island, Sky Adventure in Cebu City’s Crown Regency Hotel…

Tiamban Beach in Romblon, Kawasan Falls in Moalboal, Cebu; Philippine Tarsier & Wildlife Sanctuary in Bohol, Kontiki Divers in Mactan Island, Diniwid Beach in Boracay, Bugoy Bikers Trail in Cebu, Yap Sandiego Ancestral House in Cebu, Santo Nino Basilica and Magellan’s Cross in Cebu City

Boracay. It is not debatable that this small island with snow-white and powdery sand beaches and crystal clear waters is considered one of the best in Asia. Particularly, Yapak Beach in Boracay and other resorts are highly sought for by visitors from Asia, Americas, and European nations.

Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Boracay Island, Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), Mandala Day Spa, & Tirta Spa in Boracay. You can also enjoy the Apo Island Marine Reserve in Apo Island, Cebu; Sumilon Island in Cebu, Saladoong Beach in Siquijor, Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete City, Mahogany Forest in Loboc, Siquijor Butterfly Sanctuary in Siquijor…

Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park in Tagbiliran City, Tumalog Falls in Cebu, Cantabon Cave in Siquijor, Manoc-Manoc Beach in Boracay, Virgin Island in Panglao Island, Calicoan Island in Samar Island, St. Peter and Paul Church in Bantayan Island, The Ruins in Negros Island, Danao Adventure Park in Bohol, Tubod marine sanctuary in Siquijor…

Bakhawan Eco-Park and Research Center in Kalibo, Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte, Guisi Lighthouse in Guimaras island, Boholo Museum in Tagbilaran City, Canlaon Volcano in Dumaguete City, Kagusuan Beach in Siquijor Island, Jawili Falls in Kalibo, Station of the Cross in Tacloban…

Ghostpipe Fish. It is one of the fascinating attractions among scuba divers, muck divers, wreck divers, snorkelers who visit Visayas islands.

Carabao Island in Tablas Island, Agta Beach in Leyte Island, Baybay Beach in Roxas City, Manjuyod White Sand Bar in Negros Island, Mount Guiting-Guiting in Romblon Island, Quezon Park in Dumaguete City, Salagdoong Forest Reserve in Siquijor, Xzootic Animal Park in Bohol…

Timobo Caves in Camotes Island, Inambacan Falls in Bohol Island, Mt. Bandilaan National Park in Siquijor, Hortus Botanicus in Roxas City, Maasin Cathedral in Maasin, Basdaku Beach in Moalboal, Tulapos Marine Sanctuary, Fort of Kota Park in Bantayan Island, Tingkasan Bat cave in Boracay, Malupati Cold Spring… and more.

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Visayas Travel Sites

Chocolate Hills of Bohol. The “Chocolate Hills of Bohol”, as we call it in a collective term, is not only famous as a tourist attraction, but also one of the finest natural attractions in the country. CLICK here to continue reading...

Mambukal Resort. It is a famous hot spring resort in Negros Occidental. It is close to Mount Kanlaon, a beautiful sleeping volcano that must be providing hot springs to the surrounding area. CLICK here to continue reading...

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