Traveling to the Philippines? Here are our top 5 reasons why you should go

When traveling to the Philippines, you will have different experiences that will surely leave you wanting to come back for more. There are amazing beaches, beautiful nature, and a warmness to the people which will make you feel very welcome.

Traveling to the Philippines Reason 1 – The people you will encounter

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Banaue by Dylan Walters / Flickr

Among other Asians, the Filipinos are very kind, friendly, respectful and hospitable. A smile can always been seen on their faces and they love to sing and dance when celebrating an occasion. Compared to some other countries, becoming friends with Filipinos is very easy. In my view, when you have a Filipino friend, you have a faithful friend for life.

Traveling to the Philippines Reason 2 – Beautiful beaches and islands

Top beaches in the Philippines

The beaches and islands in the Philippines definitely stand out among other beaches in the world. The most beautiful one is the White Sand beach in Boracay and it is always on the list of top 10 beaches in the world.

The beaches in the Philippines have crystal clear waters and are turquoise in colour. The Philippines is an archipelago that is made up for 7,107 islands and you will easily find your favourite beach.

Top beaches in the Philippines
El Nido Palawan Big Lagoon by nennnn / Flickr

Traveling to the Philippines Reason 3 – Flora, fauna, and nature

In the Philippines you will find different kinds of birds, sea creatures, and animals. You will be able to find 200 species of mammals in the Philippines. It is also known for the Philippine Tarsier which is the smallest monkey in the world.

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Tarsier in Bohol by Roberto Verzo / Flickr

There are 600 species of birds, and 300 species of amphibians, reptiles and the coral species are 400. You will also find here the giant white shark and Pandaca pygmea which is the smallest fish in the world, not to mention a huge list of Monsters and mythical creatures that belong to the folklore of the Philippines.  Wait, there’s more.

If you want to see great surroundings, the Chocolate Hills in Bohol will give you just that.

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The Chocolate Hills by Shankar S / Flickr

There are also the Banaue Rice Terraces,

Batad rice fields

and El Nido which is a beautiful archipelago in Palawan.

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El Nido Lagen by Jack Versloot / Flickr

There are 37 volcanoes you can climb, new lakes to discover, waterfalls to enjoy, and caves to explore. The Philippines is definitely for any nature lover.

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Mount Mayan Volcano
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‘Taal Volcano: Philippines’ by Roberto Verzo / Flickr

Traveling to the Philippines Reason 4 – Rejuvenation and relaxation

You can have yourself pampered in the Philippines by getting a soothing body massage. Spas and massage places can be found all over the country. You can have a massage by, or even on the beach.

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Boracay Island by Gareth Williams / Flickr

Traveling to the Philippines Reason 5 – Jeepnies which are very colourful

Riding a jeep is one thing you need to do when you come to the Philippines because it is so much fun riding one of these. It is also cheap and very windy because it does not have any air conditioning. The jeepney originated from the military jeeps that were left in the Philippines after World War 2. What the Filipinos did was to open the back of the jeep, placed 2 benches inside, gave it different designs, colours, flashy lights, and paintings. A jeepney can accommodate 16 to 20 passengers in one journey, but some Filipinos don’t have a problem hanging on to the back.

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Row of Jeepneys

Jeepnies are a cheap way to go around the country and when you ride one, it can also be a chance for you to meet locals and gain more friends during the trip.

So what are you waiting for?

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Image by momo / Flickr

Our Top 5 Reasons for Traveling to the Philippines – by Ysabel Carbalo

This concludes our Top 5 Reasons for Traveling to the Philippines. We hope you find this information useful. If you are looking for a specific piece of information, please do comment below as we may have just forgotten to mention it.

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Bulol (Banaue, Ifugao) by Shubert Ciencia / Flickr

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1 Comment
  1. travel Britanica B.
    September 19, 2015 at 6:03 am

    When my husband and I went, we met the sweetest Filipino couple. They had to be in their 60’s and they were so full of life and happy and so in love! It was refreshing. I have never met more approachable people anywhere in the world. Also, the wild life in the Philippines is insane! I had a striped face flying fox swoop down and steal some of my fruit salad!

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