There’s more to the Philippines than beaches with crystal clear seas and amazing waterfalls– it is also blessed with mountains with amazing views.
One of the most definite experiences provided by mountain hiking and climbing is the views from high above. The mountains in the Philippines offer awe-inspiring views, which represent the pinnacle of any mountain climbing journey.
Forget about your troubles and let’s a take a short tour into 10 of the most incredible mountains with the most beautiful and jaw-dropping views!
Heads up, this is a volcano! Located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, nestled in the central part of the Zambales mountain range with astonishing valleys of ash and a lake has made Mt. Pinatubo a fave by many. You can explore its natural beauty in one day.
Height: 1, 486 meters
How to get there: Take a bus from Manila to Capas, Tarlac and take a jeepney ride or tricycle to Sta. Juliana.
2. Mount Apo
Mount Apo is known as the tallest mountain in the Philippines. It has three major peaks and a crater that houses Lake Venado, a crystal clear offering bound to entice you to jump in. To climb Mt. Apo, you’ll have to choose among a selection of trails. Each trail differs in length, level of difficulty and the views you’ll see along the way.
Height: 2, 954 meters
how to get there: From Davao City, proceed to Digps or Kidapawan via PUJ.
For thrill-seekers and mountaineering junkies, the Monolith/Parrot’s Beak is one known destination. Situated at the boundary of the provinces of Cavite and Batangas, known as Mt. Pico De Loro, where the famous Monolith is perched.
Height: 664 meters
how to get there: Hire an FX taxi from Manila for “Magnetic hill’ at Maragandon, Cavite.
Mount Pulag is the highest mountain in the whole of Luzon. This mountain has been dubbed the “the playground of the Gods”. Mount Pulag is a long climb but once you’re there, you will be amazed by a 360 view of the Cordillera.
Height: 2, 930 meters
How to get there: From Manila, a jump into a bus bound for Baguio City. Then heed towards Kabayan, Benguet via PUJ.
A proud mountain located on the southern portion of Cordilleras. People who dared the rescue only found Beauty among the ruins and soon after the mountains have never ran out of visitors because has breathtaking pine infused scenery while trekking through the trails of Kayapa to the summit and down to Itogon.
height: 2, 086 meter
how to get there: Take bus to Baguio Citu from Manila. Heed to Itogon, Benguet via PUJ.
This mountain is part of the Malipunyo Range located in the province of Batangas. This mountain will welcome mountaineers with great views of the lowlands and theirs a simple white cross waiting to greet you when you successfully reach the summit.
7. Mount Kanlaon, Negros Occidental
This the most active volcano in the Visayas, you’d certainly find its hot springs, mini-forests and natural gardens.
Height: 2, 465 meters
How to get there: From either Dumaguete City or Bacolod, reach Wasay or Guintubdan drop-off points, via bus.
This mountain is located in the Northern Philippines, offering a unique hiking experience aside from the incredible views that awaits the travelers who will reach the summit. You will see numerous hanging wooden coffins and a panoramic view that is like touching the heavens.
Mount Batulao is one of the easier summits to climb because of its gentle slopes. The mountain offers a great views of the Cavite and Batangas provinces. This is one of the mountain destination highly recommended for beginners to mountain climbing and hiking.
Mount Daguldul presents an irresistible offer with a beach right at the foot of the mountain. Experience the thrill adn be near the sea in San Juan, Batangas during a hike at this mountain.
height: 670 meters
how to get there: From manila, take a bus to lipa City, Batangas and ride a jeepney to Hugom, San Juan, Batangas.