The sea and the sand, the mountains, and the trees, or the endless food adventure? Do you know what your ideal summer destination is? Why not try all that and more without hopping from one country to another by visiting the Philippines?
This archipelago, currently made up of 7614 islands as we speak, has everything to offer from A to Z. From the sprawling greens of the north to the white sand beaches of the south and everything in between.
Trust me when I say you won’t go home without a good tan and lots of amazing memories with you.
Want to know where to start your trip? Here’s a list of 5 places in the Philippines for you.
Of course, who can forget the picturesque sunset of the most famous white sand beach on this side of the world? Probably one of the busiest tourist destinations in the whole country, Boracay was recently rehabilitated by the government to preserve its natural beauty.
Since then, the island started giving guests a warm welcome once again. If you plan on visiting, there are surely lots of fun water activities waiting for you, aside from the relaxing atmosphere and the breathtaking scenery.
Dubbed as the “Home of the Winds”, this group of islands located at the northernmost part of the country boasts of endless stretches of green land, making you feel like you’ve transported yourself somewhere in Europe.
Both local and foreign visitors alike couldn’t help but marvel at its scenic coastline and hilly landscape. The Ivatans of Batanes also take great pride in their unique culture and way of life, which is also something that you should explore while in the islands.
All geared up for the beaches but unable to travel far from Manila? Don’t worry, Zambales has you covered.
Just a few hours away from the country’s capital, this province in Central Luzon is a favorite destination among city dwellers who need a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the metro.
You can choose among the most popular beaches like Anawangin, Nagsasa, Iba, and Potipot, to name a few.
It is also the hometown of the famous Mount Pinatubo, which a lot of people like to refer to as “A Beautiful Disaster”.
You probably don’t have pine trees and mountains in mind when you think about a summer getaway, but Baguio isn’t known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” for nothing.
With its breathtaking views of the mountains, blooming flowers, good food, and overall cozy atmosphere, there’s no reason for you to miss out on this northern beauty when you’re in the country.
If it’s possible to locate paradise on earth, then this is probably it. This gem just around the tip of Mindanao is every beach lovers’ dream destination.
Well-loved by surfers from around the world, this island gained massive popularity through recent years, thanks to its crystalline blue waters, white-sand beaches, beautiful rock formations, and Instagram-worthy landscape.
Even the coconut tree-lined streets look like they came straight out of a postcard, how cool is that?
So just from looking at this list, you can see why visiting the Philippines is a must. You can relax there and take a break from the stress of life.