Most people refer to the Philippines as a spot on a map, for it is not a big country. But then again, for countless reasons, the Philippines attracts lots of foreign tourists year after year.
The increasing numbers of travelers from all over the world say countless praises about what the country has to offer. Everyone is captivated by its natural beauty – the ruins, pristine beaches, heritage sites, hiking trails, and a lot more. Apart from its breathtaking views, the Philippines has the most hospitable locals, extraordinary cuisine, and vibrant festivities. All that jazz type of adventure every tourist is looking for is guaranteed to discover why the country’s slogan is “It’s More Fun in the Philippines.”
Here are the five reasons why foreigners travel halfway across the world to visit the Philippines:
- Affordable Cost of Living
It is comical to see how travelers from other countries react how much their bill would cost after a heavy meal, night-out drinking, or even paying for a cab to their relatively inexpensive hotel. In reality, 20 US dollars can go a long way in the Philippines, unlike in other countries. You can have a decent meal and enjoy local delicacies or eat at a fast-food chain for a little over one dollar. More so, hotel rooms or hostels are significantly cheaper here as well. Once food, drinks, transportation, and accommodation become easily accessible, this enables the foreigners to travel more, see more, and have more fun.
- Warm Climate
As a tropical country, the Philippines only has two seasons: dry and rainy seasons. The majority of the foreigners, mainly Europeans, appreciate the sun more than anything else because from where they are from, having warm weather calls for a gathering. If you crave sun rays to kiss your skin, it is best to travel during the dry season from November to May. It is when the country is most conducive to outdoor activities and getting a tan. Though it may be raining from June to October, the weather is still reasonably warm, and the trips are still on-going unless there is a tropical storm.
- The Filipino People
The Philippines is probably just another destination for some travelers, but others find family here. Filipinos are known for their hospitality. According to the Asia Society, the Philippines is one of the world’s friendliest countries. Filipinos tend to host and accommodate foreigners as we are always eager to share our culture and will go the extra mile to make sure that visitors will feel welcome. It’s the people who make the most impact on top of beautiful sights to see fantastic foods and cheap travel costs.
- Paradise-like Beaches
A foreigner’s visit is not complete without the beach trip. Home to more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is known for its sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. From the famous touristy, the world’s best beach Boracay and Palawan to the virgin islands of Kalanggaman, Caramoan, and Calaguas. Some islands are known for their stunningly beautiful white sands, while others are known for their coral reef, mountain ranges, and vibrant nightlife scene. Aside from island hopping, foreigners also enjoy activities like snorkeling, scuba and cliff diving, surfing, and skimboarding. You name it, and the Philippines has it.
- There is Much More to Discover
Beyond the beautiful beaches, foreigners are ecstatic to share their experience of the country’s natural wonders. Many of the tourists are transient, and they love to explore. Most of them find themselves swimming with the whale sharks in Cebu, snorkeling with thousands of sardines in Tubattaha, jumping on top of Kawasan Falls, and hiking up the active and perfect shaped volcano of Mayon.
Some travelers extend their vacation while others swear that it will not be their last. Tourists from all over the world visit the country to make 70-80% off of their medical and dental services. Yes, that’s right. The Philippines have modern and first-class clinics too. Dental clinics have adopted ISO protocols that are subject to safety and hygiene standards, ensuring the safety, reliability, and quality of their products and services. Additionally, dentists here are known for their excellence, for the Philippine Regulation Commission regulates them. Filipino dentists also speak well in English because it is the primary language used in businesses.
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