Central Philippines or Visayas is an island group with 16 provinces. Among these provinces are its 7 large islands, namely Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay, and Samar. Visayas is the home of around 18% of the country's population. There are three major local languages used within the Visayan group of islands: Cebuano, Hiligaynon, and Waray-Waray. Cebuano is mostly used within the Cebu, Bohol, eastern Negros, and western Leyte. Hiligaynon, on the other hand, is mainly used in Panay, western Negros, and Masbate. Lastly, Waray-Waray can be mostly heard in Samar and eastern Leyte. Much like its neighboring islands, Visayas is also known to be a great contributor to the agricultural industry. Sugar, fruits, and root crops are some of Visayas' primary produce.
There is so much to see in the Visayan group of islands. One of the most famous beaches in the country, Boracay, is located in the province of Aklan. The enchanting Underground River of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, is also part of the said group of islands. In Cebu alone, there is the Monad Shoal in Malapascua, and the Moalboal Sardine Run for diving enthusiasts.
Most popular beaches are the long ‘White Beach’ and ‘Puka Shell Beach’ also known as Yapak Beach. These were both included in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Beaches in Asia.
Coron is one of the favorite getaways both for local and international travelers with its unique rock formations and clear waters. It's also famous for the World War II wreck diving spot. El Nido, on the other hand, is known for its amazing beaches and unique scenery. With 45 islands and islets, beach lovers will definitely fall in love with El Nido.