Luzon is the largest and most densely populated region of the Philippines. Here lies the capital Manila, a megacity, and the economic and political heart of the country. Luzon refers to the largest island in the north of the nation, (which is the fourth most populated island in the world with approx 50 million people) as well as many outlying islands, including the remarkably beautiful Palawan in the far west of the country.
For adventurous backpackers, Luzon offers a myriad of exciting opportunities…
…exploring spanish colonial architecture in Manila, trekking amidst UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces in Banaue and Sagada, surfing and kitesurfing in San Juan and Caramon (Caramines del Sur), diving in Puerto Galera, wreck diving in Coron, snorkeling with whale sharks in Donsol and exploring castaway islands in Palawan… as well as the backpacker hubs of El Nido and the bustling city of Puerto Princesa.
Check out our destination guides for each place!