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

Let us start this list by pointing out the Philippines archipelago which consists of many islands, in fact, it comprises about 7,641 islands, of which only about 2,000 are inhabited. The Visayas is a group of islands between Luzon and Mindanao. 

The Visayas is one of the three major islands in the Philippines. The primary islands are Panay, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Palawan, Masbate and Romblon. It is divided into 3 regions: Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas.

So if you are looking for a destination in the Philippines to relax, enjoy or party rock during night perhaps you can pin the Visayas in your list and visit amazing tourist spots in the Visayas.

Here is the Top 5 list brought to you by Go Bear! :

  1. Boracay
  2. Guimaras
  3. Siquijor
  4. El Nido
  5. Bohol



Located at the northwest corner of Panay Island and is categorized as part of the Western Visayas (Region VI). There are two beaches that serve as Boracay's primary tourism hotspot. The first is White Beach and the second is Bulabog Beach. These two beaches are located on opposite sides of the narrow central area. Travellers can enjoy various water-based activities in the island including cliff diving, kite boarding, snorkeling, windsurfing and scuba diving. If those activities aren't your cup of tea, then you can always just lounge around on the beach.



Guimaras is an island province in the Western Visayas region. It has the distinction of being one of the smallest provinces with the capital being Jordan. The island was formally known as Himal-us before. There are several methods to reach Guimaras. The first one is Parola Wharf in Iloilo's Buenavista municipality; it has been used exclusively when experiencing rough waters in other areas in the region. RORO or Roll-On Roll-Off ferries are also the more favored way of getting to the beautiful island province. 



Siquijor is situated in the Central Visayas region and is one of the truly enchanting places in the region. Some of the attractions that can be seen on the island include beaches, cave, waterfalls, a butterfly sanctuary and Bandilaan Natural Park. The place is also littered with white sand beaches, 102 kilometers of coastline to be exact. Tourists can take to the seas to see the magnificent coral reefs that have been one of the must-see sights for nature lovers and scuba divers.

El Nido


El Nido is one of the first class municipality in the province of Palawan. It hosts towering marble cliffs, enchanting lagoons, lush jungles and white sandy beaches. The place has one been one of the top tourist destinations in Palawan and has even earned the nickname "The Philippines' Last Frontier". El Nido has such inane beauty that in the National Geographic Traveler's November - December 2007 issue, it has been chosen as one of the best travel destinations in the world. 



The island province of Bohol is found in the Central Visayas region and consists of the main island together with 75 minor surrounding islands. Tagbilaran City is Bohol's capital and is also the home of the Chocolate Hills. The tourist attraction is the most popular attraction in the region. You can also check out Panglao Island which is located southwest of Tagbilaran City. This has been an area that has become famous for its diving locations and a diver's heaven too. Lastly, Bohol can also be considered the home of the Philippine Tarsier, the world's second smallest primate.

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