Despite the fact that the once-in-a-century pandemic that affected global tourism is not yet over, nothing can stop travelers, the thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies from exploring countries that offer unforgettable experiences. For many, the Philippines is one of the world’s most preferred international travel and leisure destinations, considering COVID or not.
The Philippines is a popular destination for several reasons including:
1 Beautiful Beaches
The country boasts thousands of stunning beaches with crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and other water activities. From north to south, the Philippines can make a perfect destination for those who love to be underwater and under the sun. Some of their most famous beaches are located in Boracay Island, Samal Island, Siargao, Davao Oriental, Cebu, Sarangani Province, Palawan, and a lot more others!
2 Rich Culture
The Philippines is a melting pot of cultures and traditions reflected in its food, festivals, and architecture. It is inhabited by more than 182 ethnolinguistic groups classified as Indigenous Peoples. There are 120 to 187 Philippine dialects and the majority of the population speaks and understands English, their national language, Tagalog, and the Visayan dialect. If you’re looking to experience a one-of-a-kind cultural display through their music and arts, be sure to make it to some of the most sought-after festivals in the country such as the Maskara Festival, Dinagyang Festival, Sinulog, Kadayawan, and Ati-Atihan festivals.
3 Friendly People
Filipinos are known for their hospitality and warmth towards visitors, making the country a welcoming destination. Got lost on your way to your next spot? Filipinos are always happy to help tourists find their destination without asking for anything in return. Just ask and you will be greeted with happy Filipino smiles.
4 Diverse Landscapes
From lush tropical forests to stunning rice terraces and active volcanoes, the Philippines offers a diverse range of natural landscapes. If you’re looking for breathtaking sceneries, make sure to visit mountains like Mt. Mayon, Mt. Apo, Taal Volcano, Mt. Pulag National Park, and the Ifugao Rice Terraces, or spice up your vacation with heart-stopping outdoor activities.
5 Affordable Prices
The cost of living and traveling in the Philippines is relatively low compared to other countries, making it a budget-friendly destination. Nothing to expound here, really. Check out some local and international travel blogs and you’ll know this is one of the main reasons that make the Philippines one heck of a travel destination.
All things considered, these factors combined make the Philippines a desirable vacation destination for 2023 and beyond.
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