Many tourists think that the Philippines is just about beaches, but there’s much more to it than that. With its spectacular natural beauty and friendly locals, the Philippines is not difficult to love.

Published date: 20 April 2021 | Updated:30 September 2021

The People

Filipino Culture provides warm Hospitality to all

Part of the Filipino culture is to always treat our guests warmly, whether they are foreigners or not, therefore if there is one thing that foreigners would usually comment about right after they visit the Philippines, the hospitality of Filipinos is incomparable to the rest of the world.

Paradise Beaches and Islands

Philippines is one of the largest island groups in the world with 7,107 islands.

The queen of all the beaches is probably White Beach in Boracay, constantly rated as one of the Top 10 beaches of the world. I wouldn’t say it’s the best one, but certainly the most famous one.

If you are into white sandy beaches and turquoise crystal-clear waters, you’re in the right country. Philippines is made up of 7,107 islands. It’s not hard to find your dream beach or a pristine island over there and having it all for yourself…

Shopping

Get lost in one of the biggest shopping malls in the world

Shopping in the Philippines can be quite a worthwhile experience. The country is known by many as a great handicraft center. Manila has fantastic shopping opportunities. There are a lot of places to go and it all depends on what you intend to buy, and how much is your budget.

SM City North EDSA, located in Quezon City is the biggest mall in South East Asia, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay is the 2nd largest mall in the Philippines after SM City North EDSA, and the 4th largest shopping mall in the world.

Nature and Wildlife

Philippines has one of the most diverse wildlife in the world

Philippines is home of a diverse range of birds, plants, animals and sea creatures. There are nearly 200 mammal species in the Philippines. The [Philippine Tarsier](/destinations/luzon/philippine-tarsier-foundation is one of the smallest (and cutest!) species of monkeys in the world.

Philippines has some stunning surroundings, the fantastic Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the Rice Terraces in Banaue, the rivers in Siargao, and the incredible Archipelago of El Nido.

You can climb one of the 37 volcanoes, for example the Mount Pinatubo, or see the world’s smallest volcano of Taal. You can discover caves, lakes and waterfalls. If you love nature, you will love the Philippines.

Weather and Climate

The average yearly temperature is around 26.6°C.

the weather in the Philippines does not reach a point of extreme hot or extreme cold temperatures, so you can easily adapt to the tropical weather. The best time to go is between November and May.

Food

Filipinos love their food and there are a lot of things worth trying

It probably describes it best to say, Filipino food is a mix of Malay, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and American cuisine.

If you love fresh seafood, from lobster to crabs, tiger prawns, octopus, you will find it all for very low prices. And if that all doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry, you’ll find almost any kind of food, from Thai-Food to Sushi, Indian Food, Pizza and Pasta, Burger, German Bakeries, you will find those places in Manila, Cebu and of course, in Boracay

All the fruits in Philippines are simply mouth-watering, you can have them everywhere fresh and cheap: pineapples, coconuts, mangoes, durians (smells like hell, but tastes like heaven), papayas and so much more.

No Language Barrier

Over 90% of the population speaks English

Big advantage compare to other Asian countries: Almost everybody speaks English in the Philippines, from a 3 year old kid to the 90 year old granny.

English is the language of the government, and the preference for written communication, be it in school or business. There are also plenty of English version newspapers and magazines.

Source: www.justonewayticket.com

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