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Why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime? Find out the top reasons

The Philippines is known for its idyllic beaches, beautiful climate, and diverse landscapes. The Philippines consists of more than 7000 islands which makes it the second-largest archipelago in the world. The capital of the Philippines, Manila, sits on the Luzon island, is a densely populated bayside city. Filipinos are the biggest asset for the country, with no doubt. They are known for their kind-hearted hospitable nature. Have a look at the top reasons on why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime?

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Why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime?

  • Friendly Filipinos
  • Festivals
  • Incredible Islands
  • Trek to Volcano
  • Thrilling Adventures
  • Party Life in the Philippines
  • Beaches
  • Relive the history of the Philippines

1. Friendly Filipinos

Filipinos are the locals in the Philippines and indeed are the greatest asset for the country. They are known to be kind-hearted in nature and very helpful. Right from the time you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by friendly people who will assist in all needs. Cab drivers are also known to be helpful, who will suggest you on where to visit and what to do.

Once you arrive at your destination, the Filipinos will make friends with you, and make you feel comfortable just as home. They would introduce you to their family members and invite you for any special occasions or birthdays. They would give you packs of food when you leave for your next destination and send off with smiling faces. To experience their kind nature and hospitality, it is considered as one of the main reasons on why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime.

2. Festivals

Festivals are the biggest part of every province in the Philippines. They celebrate it once, every year. Colourful parades, street parties, dance competitions, finely dressed costumes, hypes your mood at the time of the festival. Tourists can enjoy popular festivals like Sinulog festival in Cebu City, Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City, and Rodeo festival in Masbate. Each festival celebrated, signifies a historic moment or an event with joy and fun. These festivals are very unique and make it one of the reasons why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime.

Cebu, Philippines
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3. Incredible Islands

The Philippines, situated in Southeast Asia, is an archipelagic country which was named after King Philip ll of Spain. It consists of more than 7000 islands, each having a unique beauty of its own. You can reach out to the islands through a boat or plane, depending on the distance. The top few must-see spots are, Sky diving Bantayan island in Cebu City, Island-hopping in Calaguas islands. Boracay Island in Aklan is known for its partying. Hence, it is one of the reasons why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime.

Islands of Philippines
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4. Trek to Volcano

Be stunned with the perfectly cone-shaped Volcano Mt. Mayon in Legazpi, Albay, in the Bicol region. You can see the second most active volcano in the country in Tagay city, which is an hour’s drive from Manila. It is surrounded by the Taal Lake, which gives beautiful views of the Tagay City. An exciting experience is a day trek in Mt Pinatubo. Be amazed to see the beauty of crater lake, due to the Volcano’s eruption in 1993.

Philippines, volcano
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5. Thrilling Adventures

Love to hike or trek? The Philippines has gained major popularity in the past few years due to its beautiful mountains that the country has. Mt Apo is the highest peak in the country at 2954 meters. Tourists can also try Mt. Pulag and Mt Dulang-Dulang for other adventure activities. Few top thrilling activities that can be tried are –

  • Shipwreck Diving in Palawan Coron
  • Canyon swing in Bohol
  • Skydiving in Bantayan Island, Cebu
  • Paragliding in Sanrangani
  • Canoeing in Badian, Cebu

These activities are simply amazing and will indeed make a memorable experience for you. And is one of the reasons why you should visit the Philippines once in a lifetime.

6. Party Life in the Philippines

It is the ultimate fun to party in the Philippines. Boracay and Puerto Gloria are known for party life in the Philippines. They are known for their party or Nightlife or beach places. The busiest places in the night in the metro area Manila’s Makati area and fort.
Few popular partying places in Boracay are –

  • Boracay Pub Crawl
  • Prisma
  • Epic
  • Club Paraw
  • Coco Bar
  • City Of Dreams Manila
  • Valkyrie Nightclub
  • Strums

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7. Beaches

Name any kind of beach you are looking for, as the Philippines has it. Boracay Island, Cebu City, and Palawan boasts some spectacular white sand beaches, so soft and fine like powder. Golden and creamy sand beaches are found in Pangasinan, and North of Luzon. Few fours drive the Philippines capital, Manila will also have some stunning beaches. Have a look at the top few beaches to understand why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime.

  • White beach, Boracay island
  • Entalula Island, El Nido, Palawan
  • Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan
  • Daplac Cove, Boayan island, San Vicente, Palawan
  • Matukad Island, Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Palawan, El Nido, Philippines
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8. Relive the history of the Philippines

There is nothing like the beautiful Philippines, right? And yes, it has a great history too. You can have a day tour in Intramuros or walled city in Manila. The place has been a refuge during the Spanish period. You can also witness the history of American Colonization in Corregidor, an island before reaching Manila Bay. You can also go through the memory lane at Vigan’s Calle Crisologo, in Ilocos Sur, which shows the Spanish Colonial and Asian Architecture.

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The Philippines is indeed a wonderful holiday vacation to visit. With lovely beaches, landscapes, and many other things as mentioned above, it surely shows why you should visit the Philippines once in your lifetime. Have a look at Pickyourtrail for some amazing offers and deals and also check on the Philippines travel packages.

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