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In a couple of weeks, I am going to be jetting off to a country that I have dreamed about visiting for the last 2 years. The Philippines has been on my bucket list for numerous reasons. I almost feel like I may be the last person on earth to explore this country. My newsfeed is constantly full of Philippines’ beaches and the perfect Instagram shots. Here’s why the Philippines has been on my list and why it’s the perfect holiday destination.
1.There are over 7100 islands to explore
Yes, that’s correct, 7100! This means there are so many places you can explore here. I guess you could spend your entire life in the Philippines and hey, that wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Some of the more popular islands to visit are Boracay, Palawan and the Siargao Islands so make sure you add these as you create your Philippines vacation itinerary.
2. Endless beaches and islands which mimic paradise
Have you seen pictures of the Philippines lately? The beaches are incredible, the sort you see as your computer screensaver. It’s no wonder that they featured on Trip Advisor and Condé Nast Traveler’s lists for best beaches in the world. With there being over 7100 islands, there’s plenty of beaches to choose from!
3. World class diving
The Philippines boasts some of the best diving in the world. It has an incredible biodiversity that brings in people from all over the world. The most famous spots are in Cebu and the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. If your game enough you can even dive with the sharks!
4. Friendly locals
I cannot wait to meet the locals in the Philippines because every Filipino I have ever met has been super friendly and welcoming. Friendly people really do make your vacation a positive experience so I think this is certainly important when thinking of a holiday destination to travel to.
5. Diverse landscapes
You may have heard of the chocolate hills of Bohol, which look like something out of a film. There’s also the Tagaytay volcano that is located near Manila. The Philippines also have great hiking throughout the country. There really seems to be something for everyone – whether you’re a beach bum or an avid adventurer!
The Philippines is in South-East Asia making it extremely cheap. The good news for you alcoholics out there? In most places, rum costs a shocking $1 (US). I feel a rum addiction coming on. Not only that, but beer is also incredibly cheap so expect your liver to be ruined after you Philippines vacation! What could be better than cheap alcohol while sitting on a white sand beach in paradise?
7. It’s more fun in the Philippines
The countries tourism slogan is ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’. Well with 7100 islands, the best beaches in the world, world-class snorkelling, delicious and cheap food, unusual landscapes and friendly people I can see why this is the saying.
Now can you see why the Philippines was so high on my bucket list? I cannot wait to explore this beautiful country and meet the people. Make sure you follow my adventures on Instagram and Facebook to see what I get up to in the funnest country in the world!
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