Luzon is both the largest and the most populous island of the Philippines, a home to a lot, from the cobblestone streets of the colonial town of Vigan; to the bustling metropolis of Manila where the seat of the government is located as well as the national capital; to the rice terraces and pine forests of the Cordillera Region; this is the island of Luzon.
Luzon is geographically composed of the mainland area and numerous smaller islands, and is split up into regions due to its size. Wikivoyage uses the same regions as those used by the Philippine government, except for MIMAROPA, whose islands are treated as separate regions and destinations in this guide. Palawan is considered a fourth region for travel purposes, and Batanes, while administratively part of Cagayan Valley, is directly grouped with Luzon. In addition, some regions are named differently for travel purposes.