Even though you can find plenty of interesting things to do in Manila, absolutely nothing beats the experience of being inside the same waters which are home to the whale sharks. The locals call these beautiful creatures ‘Butanding’ and they can be found in the Donsol Bay from November till June. Snorkeling is the maximum you could do as scuba diving is prohibited in this area. The whale sharks are so huge, there is no way you could miss them!
Apart from this, you could visit some of the most spectacular sights in Northern Luzon, particularly in Banaue. These include the Banana Rice Terraces, constructed by the people of Ifugao using simple primitive tools. They are nearly 2,000 years old!
The entry of the beautiful Pasig River is where you will find the primary tourist attraction of Manila-Fort Santiago. It is surrounded by a delicate lily pond as well as the Intramuros Visitors Center. Another must visit in Manila is the National Museum of the Filipino People which is built inside a stunning neoclassical building. This brilliant museum is home to a huge collection which includes Tabon Man’s skullcap. He was the first known inhabitant of the Philippines.