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5 “International Tourist Spots” You Can Find in the Philippines

If you’re itching to travel the world but don’t have the budget, the Philippines has a bunch of places that look just as beautiful (or even more) as international tourist spots. Keep scrolling to find out where they are!

1. Paoay Sand Dunes, Laoag, Ilocos = Dubai

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The Ilocos Sand Dunes will remind you of a desert scene straight out of a Hollywood movie (Think: The Mummy without the pyramids). Far from the typical beach blue-green color scheme we’re used to, the Sand Dunes feature a different kind of beauty. The soft slopes are popular for 4×4 adventures where professional drivers take you on a wild (but safe) “rollercoaster” ride up and down the sandy hills.

2. Bilar Man-Made Forest, Bohol = Japan

???? it’s almost 3 months I went here in Man-made Forest, Bohol ????????

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This two-kilometer stretch of towering mahogany trees might look familiar to anime fans, but it’s actually closer than you think. The proudly man-made forest is actually  just nearby, in the borders of Bilar, Bohol.

3. Calauit Safari Park, Coron = Africa

Africa is probably at the top of almost everyone’s travel bucket list. But if the trip is too pricey to make, then don’t worry, the Philippines has its own little version. Calauit Safari Park is a sprawling 3,700-hectare island turned wildlife sanctuary off the coast of Palawan. Here, you’ll see animals you only used to see on the Discovery Channel – giraffes, zebras, monkeys, deer and more.

4. Huma Island, Busuanga, Palawan = Maldives

Huma is a remote island in Busuanga, Palawan transformed into a luxurious private getaway. The resort is most recognizable for their villas on stilts where guests are treated with a private sun deck, a Jacuzzi, and modern upscale furniture.

5. Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Batangas = Greece

Fortune island is a slice of paradise off the coast of Batangas. The tiny island is hard to miss with its Greek Acropolis themed pillars standing high on one of its hills. Aptly named Fortune Island, its beauty goes beyond the surface – literally.

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