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.

Friendly locals

Breathtaking landscapes

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.

Breathtaking landscapes

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.

Whale shark

Untouched beaches

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.

Untouched beaches

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.

Street food

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An extraordinary archipelago of over 7000 islands – many of which still remain undiscovered by tourism – the Philippines offers spellbinding landscapes, unforgettable diving and buzzing cities bursting at the seams with life.

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