Is it as beautiful as it looks in the pictures?? Yes, yes and yes! Philippines has more than 7000 tropical islands to choose from. Whether you are a beach bum or an adventurer, there is an Island for everyone. From marooned sandbars in the middle of the ocean to sprawling mega-islands like Luzon which houses the capital city of Manila.
If you plan to travel to Philippines you must visit one of its bigger cities to get a dose of Pilipino culture and metro life. Go island-hopping; discover the volcanoes and waterfalls of Philippines. Don’t forget to explore the underwater world, afterall Philippines falls in the coral triangle of the world along with Indonesia and Timor. This means the world’s top dive sites and colorful marine life is to be found here.
Did you know Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia besides East Timor? The Portuguese ruled Philippines for more than 300 years to be followed by the Americans for another 48 years, both leaving a strong western influence but even then Filipinos are quite Asian and maintain their roots and culture mixed with these western influences.
English is widely spoken in Philippines and is one of the official languages which helps tourists navigate better. Tourist infrastructure and infrastructure in general is improving and increasing on the smaller or less commercialized islands at a rapid pace. Philippines maynot be the most developed when it comes to tourism but it sure is one of the best island countries we have visited with so much to offer its visitors; After all It’s more fun in the Philippines!