They will tell you to make sure you come and enjoy the weather and the diving. But, what other reasons are there to come and enjoy the Philippines?
The Philippines has 16 regions with their own particular culture, personality and beliefs, but one thing that is similar in each and every Filipino is their love for fun and excitement.
Mark your calendars, here are just some of the popular festivals in the Philippines
- Ati-Atihan, Kalibo (January)
- Feast of the black Nazarene, Manila (January)
- Sinulog, Cebu City (January)
- Dinagyang, Iloilo (January)
- Panagbenga, Baguio (February)
- Moriones, Marinduque (March/April)
- World Costume, Vigan (April)
- Sandugo, Bohol (July)
- Kadayawan, Davao (August)
- Masskara, Bacolod (October)
They have a rich cultural heritage and a number of Unesco World Heritage Sites. Visit parts of the country where time stood still and experience what life was more than a hundred years ago.
Over 90% of the population speaks this language.
Here in the Philippines, your money will go a long, long way! Export-quality products like furniture, jewelry, accessories, food and it is much cheaper here so spending it won’t be much of a problem.
Get a taste of Philippine hospitality through our globally-awarded spas and health centers at a fraction of the price in your country.
Filipinos never forget to be thankful for their own patron saints and a bountiful harvest by celebrating their town’s festival. With countless towns and cities, we are a veritable land of fiestas and festivals anytime of the year.
It’s a long 6-hour scenic bus ride from Manila up to the mountains, but when you reach Banaue, you know it was totally worth the trip!
This is often referred as the 8th wonder of the world. For an unforgettable trekking experience, I suggest you to take a hike through the rice paddies. The scenery is out of this world.
The magnificent Chocolate Hills are the greatest pride of Bohol. A strange group of oddly shaped hills, more than 1000 of them can be found in Bohol. They look extremely surreal. It’s hard to believe that the Chocolate Hills are not man-made. However, it was formed, this strange earth formation is truly fascinating.
The Philippines is one of the largest archipelagos on this planet, with more than 7100 islands!
Flying across the Philippines is very affordable thanks to low-cost carriers, some offering airfare for less than $15. Make sure to get a window seat as the view over the archipelago is spectacular!
Watch this volcano from a distance – you’ll get a great view from Albay town, especially in the morning.