Tubbataha Reef National Park, Philippines
Tubbataha is often compared to Galapagos for a very good reason. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, and also the home to many different species of seabirds, fish, mantas, whale sharks, as well as the full range of the pelagic marine life. The National Park can only be visited from mid-March to mid-June due to being located in the open sea between Palawan and Mindanao. It is also mentioned in our list of places to visit in Philippines.
It can be reached from Puerto Princesa on of the relatively few live-aboard vessels. But even with a limited way of reaching this national park, it’s still an adventure in its own right, especially considering the sheer beauty of the place.