Philippines is considered as an archipelago, which is composed of about 7,107 islands. The country is showered with plentiful of natural resources taking into account that it has a tropical climate conducive for growing of plants and other biological reserves. Apparently, the country seizes one of the freshest air, on a global scale. It goes without saying that Philippines is unanimously regarded as a megadiverse country. In addition, the nation is blessed with quite a lot of natural wonders and sceneries like no other. On top of that, the country hosts a number of recreation and leisure activities more than enough to induce a different kind of fun and excitement to tourists, guests and/or visitors from all walks of life. With all these and more, any individual would surely have 7,107 reasons and more to choose and prioritize Philippines as a travel destination.
The Philippines is very well known to be a hospitable country. Its inhabitants, the Filipinos, are always viewed as being polite, kind, cheerful, respectful, honest and a host of other unparalleled traits. Moreover, Filipinas are looked upon and generally considered to be beautiful and charming beyond words, a world class exquisiteness indeed. These are just some of the vital ingredients that persuade a lot of tourists and guests to venture in the Philippines.
The Distinctiveness and Magnificence of the Different Islands
Among the countless spots there are to visit, any tourist would surely find it hard to decide which island to visit in Philippines?. That is essentially true considering that the country nestles an insane number of equally enticing places and/or settings which are all packed with mouth watering activities. Needless to mention, they are all worth visiting, and why not? Nevertheless, the islands are all unique and offer different kinds of tastes for anyone and so, to steer clear of confusion, the different major attractions and/or islands are dissected below to aid you as you decide on what place to choose or visit.
As previously mentioned, Philippines is a tropical country but nonetheless, should anyone wishes to stay in a chilly place, then Baguio city is the best place for you. The city is situated at an altitude of 5,280 ft or roughly around 1,610 metres above sea level with a temperature of about 6 to 23 degrees Celsius. Baguio city is a highly urbanized area where business and commerce are flourishing. In addition to that, Baguio is recognized as the Summer Capital of the Philippines considering that it attracts so many guests and/or tourists during the season and even on any time of the year. Certainly, its climate is the primary reason why families, group of friends, tourists and couples keep on streaming back to the place. Not only that, Baguio houses several attractions to complement the good climate such as the following:
- Burnham Park
A park named after the famous American architect Daniel Burnham. The park contains a constructed lake where tourists and/or guests could go on sailing. Moreover, the park boasts off its mesmerizing gardens filled with flowers and unique plants supplemented with different animals. Indeed, it is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy.
- Botanical Garden
The city maintains a botanical garden that envelops different kinds of flowers and plants, most of which are rare and can only be seen in Baguio.
- Mines View Park
Should anyone desires to have a decent look of the whole city, then Mines View Park enables you to capture a good look over the magnificent city.
Actually, there are so much more in Baguio than anyone could ever imagine, to include the Mansion (the summer residence of the President of the Philippines), Diplomat, the historic Philippine Military Academy and a lot more. Now contrary to fears that the city might not be able to accommodate all of its thousands of guests and/or visitors, Baguio is proud to introduce 80 hotels and inns with state-of-the-art facilities. Some of the city’s hotels include Manor Hotel, Forest Lodge etc.
Baguio city also holds festival just like any other city in the Philippines, that is the Panagbenga Festival. It is during this celebration where tourists and local inhabitants flock to the city to witness such one of a kind event. All of these and more warrant Baguio several international awards and recognition such as TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Destinations Awards, and among the top 25 destinations in Asia.
A small island sited on the south of Manila. Basically, Boracay needs no further description and even introduction for being considered and known as one of the best island beaches in the world, if not the finest. In fact, it garnered several global distinctions and had ranked at the top on most travel publication and sites’ list of beaches and/or resorts. Its white sand beach complemented with a wide assortment of leisure activities made it on top of the world as the best destination to relax and enjoy. To top that, Boracay offers the most exhilarating night life across borders, without a doubt, that is to say, it has more than a few bars and restaurants such as the Bamboo Beach Resort, Bar and Restaurant and hundreds more, where tourists and/or guests may get wet and wild in a lifetime.
Considering and recognizing the vast number of tourists and guests coming from all corners of the world, Boracay houses countless number of world class hotels and inns, which are all designed to suit and meet the needs of different individuals. Some of the most notable resorts/hotels include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
- Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
- Paradise Garden Resort Hotel
- Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa
- Jony’S Beach Resort
- Turtle Inn Resort Boracay
- Red Coconut Beach Resort
- La Carmella
The prices of the resorts and hotels are all reasonable considering the kind of relaxation and services they offer to its customers and guests. On the other hand, Boracay is of course not without leisure activities and the like. In fact, it brings in exceptional and daring activities to the delight of the guests such as:
- Helmet Diving/ Reef Walking
- Cliff Diving
- Scuba Diving
- Flying Fish
Actually, there are so much more to expect in Boracay other than those enumerated above. Nevertheless, to sum it up there are more than 400 beach resorts and hotels in Boracay boasting more than 3,000 quality rooms that range from luxurious (five-star accommodations) to economical ones complemented with fine restaurants, bars, pools, nightclubs, pubs and other facilities. Anybody would surely have an ecstatic experience while staying in a legitimate paradise.
Boracay can be reached with a 15 minute airplane from the NAIA airport in Manila. However, you may also opt to ride a 5 hour bus travel from Ilo-ilo to Caticlan (Boracay).
An island province of the Philippines that is likewise recognized globally for its natural wonders and abundance of natural resources such as oil and gas. It is the premiere destination in the Philippines taking into account that it envelops one of the 7 wonders of the world. Yes, Palawan more specifically Puerto Princesa prides itself with the captivating and hypnotizing underground river that cannot be found in any section of the globe. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is protected primarily since it shelters wildlife, endangered species, growth forest, white sand beaches and unrivaled caves of the world. Moreover, the park obtains much significance on a global scale being recognized as a World Heritage Site, a Ramsar Site, a Bird area and a Biosphere reserve.
Palawan also showcases other attractions to include Coron Reefs of Coron Bay, Busuanga. It boasts off seven lakes hovered by magnificent rocky limestone cliffs and these natural transformations are unique and can only be found in Coron. Further, it is the perfect spot to scuba dive considering that 12 World War II shipwrecks are nestled at the bottom of the lake. With this, Coron Island has been listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top 10 scuba spots and/or sites of the world. On the other hand, Palawan is also proud with its Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, a refuge of exotic African animals and endangered as well as endemic animals. It goes without saying that any tourist and guest would be enthralled with witnessing different kinds of animals.
Palawan has more than one hundred hotels and inns in which tourists, visitors and guests could get to choose from. Some of the notable accommodations and lodgings include but are not necessarily limited to the following:
- Ipil Suites Hotel El Nido
- Corto del Mar Hotel
- Balay Inato Pension
- Sunlight Guest Hotel
- Deep Forest Garden Inn
- Blue Lagoon Inn & Suites
- Capari Resort
- Apulit Island Resort
It is regarded as one of the most livable cities in the Philippines. In addition to that, Davao boasts off lots of different tourist destinations such as malls, resorts, leisure activities and the like. Davao paves the way and leads guests and tourists towards the beautiful Island Garden City of Samal. The island envelops a number of resorts and white sand beaches such as Pearl Farm beach Resort, Paradise Island, Isla Reta and a lot more that would guarantee a superb excitement and ultimate relaxation for anyone.
Davao also has several malls where tourists and guests could enjoy shopping at its finest. What’s more interesting is that the malls offer reasonable and at times very economical product prices to endow shoppers a worthwhile shopping experience. Some of the popular malls include SM, Abreeza, Gaisano, NCCC etc which are all strategically located in accessible areas.
Davao also holds pride for its Durian fruit that has enthralled thousands of consumers not only in the city or the country as a whole, but the whole wide world. As a matter of fact, the fruit is highly in demand being used as an ingredient to different consumable products and the like. Further, Davao also holds festival annually, more popularly known as the Kadayawan festival. The celebration draws hundreds of thousands of spectators coming in from different parts of the globe. Moreover, tourists and guests keep on tracking in Davao to take on the challenge of climbing the highest mountain in the country, which is the Mount Apo. The potentially-active stratovolcano actually nestles between Davao City and Davao del Sur, and the peak of which at about 9,692 ft or 2,954 metres, overlooks Davao City and Davao del Sur. The mountain is the dwelling place of about 270 species of birds including the largest eagles of the entire world in addition to other wild animals that thrive in it. Now, for those tourists and guests that want a daring and unique excitement, then climbing Mount Apo is the ideal challenge for you.
Should you want a tranquil place to relax and enjoy, then Bohol is one of those places you definitely don’t want to miss. The province of Bohol is likewise a known tourist destination for its splendid resorts and beaches. Not only that, Bohol has been recognized and known for its countless Chocolate Hills, which are limestone formations. These natural wonders (Chocolate Hills) can only be found in Bohol, and Because of these Chocolate Hills, Bohol has been regarded as the Jewel of the Philippines.
Bohol is also conducive to obtain utmost comfort and relaxation for the place is relatively quiet and peaceful, which is why it is chosen as one of the places to hold on huge events such as world triathlon series and other global activities.
Actually, there’s so much more to explore in the Philippines than anyone could probably think of. In addition to those attractions stated above, the Philippines prides itself with Banaue Rice Terraces (considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world before), Hundred Islands, Tubbataha Reef, Pagsanjan Falls, Mayon Volcano, Manila Ocean Park and a lot more to mention. Now, what island to go to in Philippines?
What makes Philippines an outstanding tourist destination compared to the rest is that apart from its natural and man-made wonders and structures, respectively, the Philippines is blessed with exceptional individuals and/or inhabitants with positive attitude and the like, to go along with a progressive economy despite diverse cultures. Apparently, it doesn’t make sense if you find it hard to decide on what island to go to in Philippines, since every place in it deserves a visit. There is no doubt that Philippines has not yet reached its full potential, yet it is viewed as one of the bests, nevertheless. With all these and more, the nation clearly builds a strong case that there is indeed “More Fun in the Philippines”!