With more than 7,000 islands sprawled along the Pacific Ring of Fire, it's virtually impossible to visit all of the Philippines. Fortunately, the country’s finest qualities—including stunning landscapes and hospitable locals—can be found all across the archipelago. Those seeking unspoiled beaches should visit Boracay (which is, admittedly, rather touristy) or Palawan (which is less developed)—each has been called the "World's Best Island." Culture-lovers are better off on the largest island, Luzon, home to the UNESCO-recognized town of Vigan, the Ifugao rice terraces, and baroque churches.