Destinations in the Philippines
Crystal clear blue seas, white sandy beaches, lush green rice terraces, ancient volcanos, interesting animal species, colourful jeepneys, bustling city life and the hospitality of its people truly describes the Philippines.
Why visit Philippines?
The Philippines is an archipelago of over 7000 islands. It has 3 main regions, Luzon (in the northern part of the country), Visayas (in the middle part) and Mindanao (in the southern part). Having such a long coastline, lovely stretches of beaches can be found anywhere along these regional shorelines.
If it is a relaxing beach holiday that you are after, you will find a plethora of white sandy beaches in the Visayas Region. The most popular is the White Beach on Boracay island which is frequently visited by tourists and locals alike. Tourists also frequent the island of Palawan because of its beautiful lagoons and its dive sites that are abundant with marine life.
Cultural Sights and Activities
Manila is the capital of the country, the seat of the government and the busiest city in the Luzon Region. Here you will find the colourful jeepneys that crowd the roads of the city. There are numerous shopping malls and hotels to choose from. Luzon also boasts its own UNESCO heritage site, which are the Banaue Rice Terraces.
Having once been a Spanish colony, Catholicism has been the predominant religion for many years, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that so many churches are scattered around the country, some of which are known for their history, their unique architecture or their baroque style. Each town has its own patron saint who is celebrated every year in a local "fiesta".
Natural landscapes are also abundant, such as the Mayon Volcano, Taal Volcano, Chocolate Hills, Pagsanjan Falls and many more.
Watersports and Adventure
Depending on where you are, you can immerse yourself in different watersports and activities in the Philippines. Following are just small examples:
- Scuba Diving
- Jet skiing
- Kite surfing
The Filipino People
The friendly smiles of the Filipino people best describe the Philippines. Wherever you go, the hospitality of the Filipinos will make you feel welcome and at home.
Karaoke singing is a favourite form of entertainment, especially during get-togethers and parties so be prepared to give a rendition of one of your favourites if you get invited.