Welcome to the only South Asian country with no land connections making the mainland an easy to travel space! It is rather fun visiting the country and the same is reinstated enough by the presence of exotic sites, stupendous beaches and enigmatic jungles.
Well, to the aesthetic and travel-lover in you, you’ve surely come to the right place! A vacation or trip to this country makes you wanna leave everything worldly and live for the nature solely!
The Philippines are popularly visited during the dry season, usually between November and April. This season allows the accessibility to many of its beautiful islands and other unknown areas. Also, it’s advisable to visit during the cooler months of December to February, since the summer season is extensively hot and unbearable.
Did this scheme entice you enough to already get into booking your tickets for the same or are you still sceptical?
Well, call yourself unlucky here or anything, but there are no direct flights from India to the Philippines. However, the Philippines can be reached by flying via Singapore, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur to reach Manila. The journey won’t be a problem for a travel buff and for the rest of us, we surely believe in actually reaching the spot/destination that we’ve always aimed for/towards!
It’s the beach capital of Philippines with more than 12 beaches. Omg! What a wow!!
White Beach, on the west side of the island, is densely populated every day and is rather renowned. Also, what are your thoughts on collecting various shells on the Puka Shell Beach? Cagban Beach is a silent spot, surrounded by caves that are rumoured to still contain treasure chests. Other beaches are similarly intriguing and a total fun indeed. Thus, after visiting almost all the beaches, you’ll surely say without an iota of doubt that Boracay is indeed your favourite place to be in Philippines!
How can you even miss out on the Philippines capital of Manila, on the island of Luzon? Manila is a city with a hustle-bustle and non-stop activity, all day long. Board the colourful jeepneys, the main form of public transportation, and grab your bite of the local taste! It’s no better than our crowded DTC buses with of course better people! Get down to the main park in the city, Rizal Park, and the historical San Agustin Church that was built in the 16th century. Buy loBohol
The island of Bohol represents the country’s natural beauty, wildlife, and things in life to live for! Also, don’t miss onto the natural wonders on the island- that is the Chocolate Hills in Carmen. This UNESCO-protected site is a collection of 1,200 geological formations that turn brown in the dry season, resembling a landscape of chocolate candy kisses. Bohol is also home to a family-owned sanctuary for the tiny Tarsier primate, known for its bulging yes.
You’ve come to the perfect place if what you’re looking for is diving and snorkelling in the Philippines. For the underwater enthusiast in you, here’s your perfect redemption! Being close to whale sharks, coral reefs, and sea turtles can be indeed a dream come true for you and your family/friends! Moreover, the sea caves are a delight to photographers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for unique diving and snorkelling sites.
Ps., The Sudlon National Park, located approximately an hour from Cebu City, is a place worth exploring and hiking!
Asian culture promotes rice-eating like anything and the rice terraces of Banaue truly promote the consumption of rice! The lush-green terraces are nature’s best gift to agriculture and worth visiting indeed! Also, the terraces help you indulge in sunrise, when clouds and fog lift off the mountain to exhibit the perfect landscape possible. Furthermore, the Batad Rice Terraces and the Bangaan Rice Terraces are protected UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The historical city of Vigan in the northern Philippines should definitely be in your list if you are visiting the Luzon region. The cultural aura here is highly inspired by a fusion of Chinese and Spanish influences. You stride past this city with an air of admiration for the colonial architecture, promulgated by the Spanish who colonized the area in the 18th century. Vigan is a city with a lot to explore. The best view of the area is from the Bantay Bell Tower, which is worthy of your visit as a traveller to Philippines!
cal fruits and handmade gifts at the public market at Quiapo Church, where locals come to worship every Friday.
A brief conclusion
The only tough task as a traveller in the Philippines is to make a choice amongst the 7,000 islands to visit! However, once you know what to chose amongst the three main island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, you are sorted and good to go with your further journey!
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the country substantiates tonnes of water activities and sports including scuba diving. Start from the mountains in the tropical metropolitan cities and the wildlife representation by the country itself, and trust us, there’s never an end!
Just one question after all this, where do you find so much cultural and topographical diversity as a traveller? Can’t think of any other place? Then, get going into booking your tickets to the Philippines this holiday season!