Luzon is the boss island of the Philippines. It is situated in the northern region of the archipelago and is the largest island in the Philippines. Luzon is also known as one of the three primary island groups in the country.
It has everything one would expect the largest and most populated island to have. Starting with the bustling metropolis of Manila, the financial and commercial capital of the Philippines, from the stone paved streets of Vigan to the mountain villages and rice fields of Banaue. This is Luzon.
The North of Luzon is a blend between misty mountains, vast plains and infinite coastline, with each region as unique and diverse as the one before it. This area is most known for its central mountain range, the Cordillera. Running the length of the north half of the island, the mountain twist and wind creating a crumpled blanket of green forest. The Banaue rice fields are truly an amazing site. The region has been transformed into a range of horizontal steps, with each field layering the next.
The South is widely known for its two major tourist attractions, the Mt Mayon Volcano and the whale sharks of Donsol. If these don't do it for you, there is plenty of Spanish architecture left over from the colonial days.
Lying off the southeastern leg is the Catanduanes, home to the legendary wave, Majestics. Originally discovered by travelling Australians, it is a thick and hollow right-hander that loves the southwest trade winds.