I’m still in my journey to travel all 81 provinces in the Philippines around 7,000 plus islands. It has given me thousands of reason to visit and explore my beloved country – Philippines.

I am  born and raised in Manila and let us not underrate the capital of the Philippines as it has so much history to offer us Filipinos and even to our foreign tourists. The Philippines has been colonized by Spaniards, Japanese, and Americans. Spaniards colonized our country more than 100 of years. Our language/dialect, food, culture, and religion had a huge part in our history from the colonization of these three countries.

My way of learning and discovering our history is thru traveling, and at the same time loving more of my country and appreciating how beautiful it is. We Filipinos living in Manila hates traffic and pollution, so the better way to refresh our mind and relax is to travel nearby provinces. Batangas, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal are the few and nearest provinces in Manila.

Here are my 14 out of 81 provinces and places I have visited in the Philippines.

14. Mindoro – 3 to 3.5-hr drive from Manila. Read more>>

talipanan beach

13. Boracay – 1.5-hr plane ride from Manila airport. Read more>>


12. Tagaytay – 30 minutes to an hour drive from Manila. Read more>>


11. Corregidor – 1.5-hour boat/cruise drive from Manila. Read more>>


Ruins at Corregidor

11. Rizal – 1 hour to 2-hour drive from Manila. Read more>>

daranak falls

10. Batangas – 1.5 to 2-hour drive from Manila/Makati. Read more>>

batangas beach

9. Baguio – 4 to 5-hour drive from Manila. Read more>>



8.  Sorsogon Bicol – 12 to 13-hours drive from Manila. Read more>>



7. Subic – 3 to 4-hour drive from Manila/Makati. Read more>>


6. Pangasinan – 3 to 5-hour drive from Manila. Read more>>


5. Cebu – 1.5 plane ride from Manila airport. Read more>>

temple cebu

taboan cebu

cebu be resorts

4. La Union – 4-hour drive from Manila. Read more>>

flowering grapes

3. Bohol – 1.5-hour plane ride from Manila airport. Read more>>


2. Davao – 2-hour plane ride from Manila airport. Read more>>

Davao - Samal Island

1. Palawan – 1.5-hour plane ride from Manila airport. Read more>>

isla felomina

nagtabon beach

nagtabon beach

I still have a long way to go and I can’t wait to visit all 81 provinces in the Philippines.

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9 thoughts on “Lucky 14 Provinces”

  1. sikat101 says:

    Nice places. Visit my region soon. I live in Caraga. Caraga covers the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Sur, Surigao del Norte and Sur and the Dinagat Islands and cities of Butuan, Surigao, Tandag, Bislig, Cabadbaran, Bayugan and San Francisco.

  2. Elizabeth O. says:

    I think that’s one of the best ways to learn more about history especially in your own country. Traveling is very rewarding it doesn’t just teach you about a place it also teaches you more about yourself.

  3. Amanda Love says:

    You’ve been to so many places and it’s amazing that you still have a long way to go. I’m sure you learned a lot along the way and it’s definitely worth the journey! These are memories you’re going to keep for life.

  4. Franc Ramon says:

    I’ve been to most places in the list except Sorsogon, Bicol. The Philippines have really a lot of wonderful sites.

  5. Tiffany Yong says:

    Wow, there’s 81 provinces in Philippines! I didn’t know that… One photo for the 14 province will definitely not be representative for the province itself. You will have to experience them yourself to know it. 🙂

  6. I wish to visit at least one of them! Didn’t know the Philippines has so many islands. Wow!

  7. Bhushavali says:

    Whoa!!! I really have to visit the Philippines!!! Just like you, I’d like to visit all 28 states & 7 UTs of India!

  8. poojakawatra says:

    I am falling in love again and again with Philippines, so much to explore and enjoy there everyday.

  9. Wow! It would be really awesome to visit all the provinces in our country. I have quite a very long list to finish! I sure hope I can tick off places one at a time, soon. We’re planning to visit Palawan next year and I sure hope our plans will push through!

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