Are you thinking of paradise-like destinations for your next vacation? Book a flight, pack your bags, and get ready for your ultimate getaway.
An archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia comprises more than 7,000 islands with pristine white coasts and turquoise waters. The Philippines is a tropical destination where you can find the named best beaches continuously in the World, such as Boracay, Siargao, and Palawan. But then again, there’s more to the Philippines than island hopping and sea escapade. The country is also home to world-renowned natural marvels such as rice terraces, underground-river, superb diving spots rich in biodiversity, lip-smacking cuisine, vibrant festivals, colorful public transportation, and friendly locals regarded as some of the happiest in the World.
All that jazz type of adventure you are looking for, you are guaranteed to discover why the country’s slogan is “It’s More Fun in the Philippines.” Here are the top 10 reasons why you should travel to the Philippines:
- Budget-Friendly Destination
The budget is one of the significant considerations of every traveler. Good thing, the cost of living and traveling to the Philippines is inexpensive. There are a lot of accommodation options for you in the country, whether it may be luxury hotels or cheap hostels. While the price of the food may vary, you can indulge in meals and taste Filipino cuisine without spending too much. Furthermore, there are plenty of day tours that are just around 20 US dollars.
- Friendly and Warm Filipinos
Apart from the beautiful beaches of the country, Filipinos are known for their hospitality. According to the Asia Society, the Philippines one of the World’s friendliest countries. When travelers visit the country, most of the locals are eager to go out of their way to show their country’s exquisiteness and culture.
- Balmy Weather
As a tropical country, the Philippines have only two seasons: dry and rainy seasons. If you crave sun rays to kiss your skin, it is best to travel during the dry season from November to May. Meanwhile, the country experiences a rainy season from June to October. Though it may be drizzling during those months, it is still warm in the country, and tours are still ongoing unless there is a typhoon.
- Paradise Beaches and Islands
The Philippines have nature’s wonders with 7,107 islands, pearly white sands that stretch from coast to coast and crystal clear waters. The country unswervingly tops the list of best beaches and islands in the world publications such as CNN, HuffPost, and Conde Nast Traveler. Catch the picturesque sunset views of Boracay where you can also enjoy lots of water activities, get to see the home of pristine islands with majestic towering limestone rock formations in Palawan, and experience the untouched island of Siargao by visiting the Philippines.
- Natural Wonders
The country has natural wonders such as the World’s longest navigable river found in Palawan, stunning Chocolate Hills in Bohol, catching sights of Rice Terraces of the Ifugao in Cordillera, perfect coned-shape Mayon volcano in Bicol, an incredible archipelago in El Nido, and the enchanting waterfalls of Kawasan in Cebu.
- Phenomenal Diving and Snorkeling Spots
Be in awe of the country’s marine-rich in biodiversity and experience the incredible dive spots like no other. The Philippines is home to Tubbataha Reef, a 99,000-hectare reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that shows off practically half of the World’s coral, manta rays, and sharks. Cebu is another pride of the country, for you can do sardines run experience and swim with millions of sardines. You are also sure to see tuna, lionfish, batfish, and other species when you travel to Cebu.
- Lip-Smacking Filipino Cuisine
The Philippines has a sumptuous cuisine to brag about because it is a melting pot of different cultures for having been colonized by the Spanish, Americans, and Japanese. The country also has close ties with Malays and Chinese. So, if there is one thing that remains to be universal, it is food. Some of the most remarkable Filipino foods include Adobo, a dish cooked with either chicken or pork with vinegar and soy sauce. Another is Lechon or whole roasted pig, which, according to Anthony Bourdain, is best tried in Cebu. There is a more exciting variety of foods to check the Philippines, such as balut (duck embryo), the exotic street food. Halo-halo, food that is perfect during the summer, is a mix of crushed ice, milk, and sweet fruits. Also, it is a must-try to feast on the fresh and affordable seafood, such as crabs and shrimp, when you set off to the beach. Lastly, do not forget to taste the sweetest mangoes of Guimaras.
- Wild and Rare Animals
The country is also the place where you can find the smallest primate in the World, the tarsier. These nocturnal creatures with big eyes are found in Bohol when you visit the tarsier conservation. Another beautiful being not to miss is the largest and rarest eagles in the World, the Philippine Eagle, which is also the country’s national bird; you will get to see this when you go to Davao. Additionally, aside from swimming with the sardines in Cebu, you can swim at safe and unstressful distance with the whale sharks, locally known as butandings.
- Unlimited Shopping
Shopping in the Philippines opens up a wide array of products such as handicrafts, home furniture, jewelry, and many more. Manila is the place to go for serious shopping, with many airconditioned, brand heavy, and modern malls. The capital is also home to flea markets where some real treasures and endless bargains exist.
- Distinctive Philippine Transport: Jeepney
Riding a jeepney is a must-do for every traveler because of the local and cultural immersion. Once you have arrived in the Philippines, you will see vibrant and colorful jeepneys plying the roads of Manila. Be sure to capture a photo of yourself when you experience riding the unique vehicle because no trip in the Philippines is complete without riding like a local.
People from all over the world visit the Philippines for its amazing and paradise-like beaches. More so, booking a flight to the country is relatively low. Did you know that the Philippines also offers modern and first-class dental clinics? Yes, that’s right. You can save up to 70-80% off of your dental services here. It is understandable that choosing an excellent dentist in your home country may be challenging, what more a clinic overseas. There is no reason why your treatment at home won’t be at par with the standards you receive in the Philippines. Clinics have adopted the ISO protocols that ensure the safety, reliability, and quality of their products and services. Furthermore, licensed dentists are known for their excellence, for the Philippine Regulation Commission regulates them. Also, there will be no language barrier because English is the primary language used in businesses.
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