5 reasons to go to the Philippines
With over 7000 islands, deciding where to go in the Philippines may seem like a daunting task. Here are five of our top reasons why we think a visit to this enchanting archipelago is an absolute must.
The friendly locals
Expect a warm welcome when you arrive, as the Filipinos have been voted amongst the friendliest nations in the world.
As well as the world-famous Rice Terraces of Banaue and Bohol’s Chocolate Hills, there are still many hidden gems to discover amongst the Philippines’ enchanting landscapes – including Coron’s Kayangan Lake.
Snorkelling and diving
The Philippines boasts some of the finest dive sites with sunken ship wrecks and colourful reefs. Why not leave the scuba gear behind and head to the fishing village of Donsol on the island of Luzon, where you can swim with the gentle whale sharks.
You’ve heard of the party island of Boracay and the city-resort of Cebu, but with over 7000 islands in the Philippines, finding your very own slice of paradise isn’t difficult. For the ultimate in seclusion with beaches often compared to the Maldives – why not book yourself a stay on the island of Palawan.
Street food like no other
Like many South East Asian countries, street food is a huge part of the Filipino lifestyle, yet comparing its flavours to neighbouring countries is practically impossible. Think succulent meat dishes on skewers or in stews with copious amounts of sweet or sour sauce – accompanied by a handful of rice, and you’re on the right track.