I WAS REALLY surprised to find that Luzon is the 4th most populous island in the world. It never felt like it. I spent nearly all my time in the mountainous Cordillera region, where greenery and space were plenty.
The largest and most northerly of Philippines islands, Luzon has a wealth of volcanic mountains, lakes and lagoons, historic cities, beaches, ethnic diversity and cultural sites. Much to visit when I come back.
The Cordillera region is an ethnically diverse area, 400km north of Manila, where incredible millenia old stone rice terraces sit in breathtaking surrounds.