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Yotam Ottolenghi once said that “food can bring people together in a way that nothing else could”. And that’s true. Food is universal, it’s present everywhere, and it can really serve as a representation of one’s community. In the Philippines, specifically around Metro Manila, there’s a lot of unique food and street food spots. From local […]
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It is truly a delight to be able to travel, but it is an entirely life changing experience to try different local dishes that might be your next favorite. The Philippines, with over 7,000 islands in its archipelago is one of the most popular destinations for food because of its richness in spices. So apart […]
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The Philippines is known for having the longest holiday season in the world. The holidays serve as our time to get a few days off from work, spend time with friends and family, and go to places on our bucket list to have a fun vacation. The next time you plan on having a vacation, […]
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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Boracay

The world-renowned Boracay Island is a popular destination in the Philippines Visayas region, just an hour away by plane from Manila. For those who love the beach and a beachside vacation, Boracay is a slice of paradise. A postcard-worthy island haven, this island offers no end of thrilling activities and experiences. You will indeed wake […]
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Why travel to the Philippines?

The short answer is: Why not? All countries have a distinct charm to them. Still, the Philippines is considered the only one of its kind to give you an experience of a lifetime. It wasn’t called the “Pearl of The Orient Seas” for nothing! Like a rare freshwater pearl, its beauty is so unmatched that you cannot find it elsewhere.

If you’ve been finding ways to flaunt your beach outfits or get that tan by basking under the sun, then the Philippines is the best destination for you. The country is known for its warm weather - that means summer almost all year long!

One of the best measures for a good country to travel to is its people. Filipinos are known to be the friendliest, warmest, and most hospitable people in the world! You’ll hear it in the sound of their voices when they talk, and you’ll know what we’re talking about. These are the kind of people who never hesitate to give you a helping hand when you need them - it doesn’t matter if you’ve met them five minutes or ten days ago.

Are you a beach person or a mountain person?

There is no need to sweat because you can have the best of both worlds here! Since the Philippines is an archipelago, the country is abundant in coastal lands. In short, island life is most easily accessible here! You can swim, dive, and surf in the country’s most transparent waters and famous beaches such as Boracay, Siargao, and El Nido - to name a few.

Suppose you want to challenge yourself to do some hiking activities in the mountains. In that case, you’ll have an abundance of peaks to choose from, depending on your strength levels. You can check out Masungi Geoserve, Mount Pico de Loro, and Mount Pulag. Don’t get pressured to hike if you are not into those activities. You could always just lounge in the heights of Mountain Province and enjoy the rest of the picturesque view stretching in front of you as you sip a warm cup of freshly-brewed coffee made by the locals - with love.

It indeed is budget-friendly for a country that offers so many adventures, recreational activities, and places for relaxation! The travel cost in the Philippines is relatively cheaper than its other Asian counterparts. Plus, you can have the best of everything in one country, why else would you go somewhere else?

You should never leave a country without tasting their food. The Philippines is more than just Adobo. Philippines is also known for its culinary wonders that will surely make your mouth water as you go home. Since the country is abundant in coastal areas, you will find yourself devouring the freshest lobsters, oysters, and other seafood, costing almost nothing! Once you go north, particularly in Ilocos or Pampanga, your taste buds will be tickled by different recipes that match the Tapas of Spain.

There is so much more that could be said about the Philippines. If this excites you, wait ‘til you experience the entire thing yourself! You’ll thank yourself for giving you an experience of a lifetime! If you want to know more, you can check more travel guides in the Philippines in vacationhive.com.