Fun Facts About Philippine Travel & Tourism

Philippine tourism is on a roll, so to speak. As days go by, more and more people want to go and visit the country.

A Philippine vacation is on most people’s bucket list at any time of year. This is because of the many different kinds of places to visit and attractions to enjoy there. Plus, enjoying a vacation in the Philippines is never too expensive. Yes, there are 5-star hotels in the Philippines, but seldom are they too expensive and will not but a massive dent in your budget.

So if you are planning to go on a vacation in the Philippines, here are some fun facts that you should take with you.

  1. The Philippines is a tropical island that is consisted of 7,107 islands. This simply means one thing – there are plenty of beaches to visit and you can surely have fun in the sun. The Philippines, being an archipelago, is home to many different islands and therefore, beaches. There are beaches in the Philippines that have the finest white sand while there are some that have black. There is even a pink beach there as the sand in its shore is colored pink! This being said, if you are looking for beaches, then you should surely enjoy your travels.
  2. The Philippines is divided into three island groups. The biggest island of the Philippines is its first island group, Luzon. This is where the capital Manila is located. The summer capital of the Philippines, Baguio, is also found here. The mid area of the country is called the Visayas. It consists of small islands of various cultures and dialects that many people enjoy. The third island group is called Mindanao. Found at the southern tip of the country, this is where most of the Muslims of the country reside. 
  3. The Philippines is a small country but they are home to many ethnicities. This gives them a great variety of culture and heritage. The main reason behind this is the fact that the Philippines went through so many conquests throughout the years. This is why Filipinos are known to be a mix of Spanish, Chinese, Malay, and American.
  4. Filipino people are very religious. Most of them are Roman Catholic but there are some who are Muslims and there are many other religions there. When on a Philippine vacation, make sure to pay respect to this fact.
  5. Filipino people are known worldwide as people who are hospitable and very friendly. This being said, you should expect them to be all smiles when you visit their country. You will notice that they will be accommodating to answer any of your questions as well. Therefore, you can rest assured that when you are in the Philippines, you will not get lost.

When you are on your Philippine vacation, you should never worry because their second language is English. Therefore, no matter where in the country you will go, you will be able to find someone who can talk and understand English. Although not everyone can do so eloquently, you can still count on being able to communicate.

Why it’s More Fun in the Philippines

 

The current slogan of Philippine tourism is “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”. But many people wonder is it really more fun in the Philippines? What’s so special about the country? Well, aside from the friendliness and hospitality of the Pinoys and the Pinays (which are Filipino slang for Filipino men and women respectively), there are so many activities that you can do in this small country. Their national language is Tagalog, or Filipino, but you don’t have to learn it so that you can enjoy in the Philippines. This is why it is always a good idea to visit the many Pinoys and Pinays of the Philippines.

The most famous tourist spots in the Philippines are water bodies. There they have hundreds of great beaches that have the finest white sand. There are rivers and gigantic lakes that are rich in history too. The favourite tourist destination of many people is the island of Boracay. Well, we all know what this island offers, right? Basically the Boracay Island, which is found in the Visayas islands of the Philippines, is the home of the finest white sand that doesn’t even get hot no matter how hot the sun may be. Yes, this is true. The island is also home to many different activities that everyone can participate in. In the evening, the island becomes the hottest party place as the shore is lined up with bars and the like.

However, if you are more into the solitude and relaxation kind of vacation, you can always go to any island in Palawan. This is an island in the Philippines that is known to be an animal sanctuary. There are many different land and sea animals present there. It is also home to many different beaches and dive spots that will really make your vacation in the Philippines one to remember. Indeed, it is more fun in the Philippines.

If you want to be near the beach but would like to be in a city as well, you can always go to Cebu. This is a city that has the best beaches minutes away from its center. Many Pinoys and Pinays love to live here, actually as it definitely defines what a paradise in the metro is. The language of the people here is not Tagalog, though. Their main dialect is called Visaya. However, you shouldn’t worry because the second language of the Pinoys and the Pinays here is English. Therefore, you can rest assured that when you visit this part of the Philippines you will be able to roam around without getting lost. You will surely be able to enjoy the place.

If you are into hiking and trekking, the Philippines have a lot to offer as well. The small archipelago is home to many mountains and volcanoes that any thrill seeker will enjoy. Sure enough, no matter what age you are or no matter what kind of mountain you would want to climb, the Philippines will be able to offer you the most wonderful time. This is why more and more people are visiting the Philippines. Aside from the friendly Pinoys and Pinays that are willing to be your guide, you will be astonished with the untouched beauty of most of the mountains and volcanoes that they have.

The Philippines is also the home of one of the new 7 wonders of the world, the Subterranean River Park. Basically, this is a river that is under a cave of limestone and such. Many Pinoys and Pinays offer tours here that the whole family will surely enjoy. After your trip of the Subterranean River Park, you can enjoy swimming and feeding the fishes in their marine sanctuary. You will be surprised with how colourful and vivid these corals and marine animals are. This is one reason why it is more fun in the Philippines.

It is more fun in the Philippines because of the diverse activities that you can do here. The Philippines is not a huge country. You can travel from the north to the south in less than a month – even when you are spending quality time in each of their tourist spots. Tagalog or not, you will be able to communicate well with the Pinoys and Pinays there, which will guarantee you that it is indeed more fun in the Philippines.

Philippine Travel and Culture: Festivals

Colorful Festivals to See in the Philippines

Culture Parade in Philippines

Your Philippine travel adventure would not be complete without seeing at least one of the Philippine festivals. There are over a hundred Cultural festivals in the Philippines – usually celebrating something to be thankful for.

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Philippine Travel: Hidden Vacation Spots

 

Philippine Travel: Hidden Vacation Spots in the Philippines

While there are many popular vacation spots in the Philippines, there are still many that only a few people have discovered. If you want to go on a Philippine vacation, but hate to the bump against a crowd, here are a few destinations you might be interested in.

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Philippine Tourism: Exploring the Philippines

Exploring Philippine Tourism

The Philippines is a country that is blesses with so many tourist spots. As small as a country as the Republic of the Philippines are, many people from all over the world yearn for a Philippine vacation.

Being an archipelago that is rich in natural resources and tourist spots, the Philippines has indeed gotten the attention of many as a tourist destination.

Travel to the Philippines is a must to anyone who goes to Asia. The thing is that there are so many different places to visit and activities to do here and this is why more and more people are able to experience the best of Philippine tourism easily. This is why I highly recommend that you take that your well deserved Philippine vacation and explore the 7,107 gifted islands Filipinos call their home.

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Philippine Travel: Enchanted Kingdom

Philippine Travel: Enchanted Kingdom

Theme parks in the Philippines are relatively few. A popular amusement park in the Philippines is the Enchanted Kingdom, which is just below the country’s capitalregion, Metro Manila.

Enchanted Kingdom, as its name says, is a seemingly magical place where
guests gain so much enjoyment by having experiences that they never had before.

I often hear people who want the enjoyment from thrills planning to go to
Enchanted Kingdom. By my own experience, I could say that it is so popular.

That is a great place for traveling and vacation. To help you with understanding this, I have made reading this article informative and enjoyable.

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Philippine Tourism: Preparing for Your Trip to the Philippines

Philippine Tourism: Preparing for Your Trip to the Philippines

If there is one thing really popular about the Philippines, it’s the tourism. Philippine Tourism generates the highest revenue out of all the industries in the country. There are so many places to visit in the Philippines. Many foreigners also enjoy the warm and hospitable personality of the Filipinos.

Before you go to the Philippines, you have to be prepared. Here are a few things you might need to know about going on a vacation in the Philippines.

There are many airlines that offer flight services to the Philippines. If you haven’t heard, many people say that there are Filipinos all over the world. That is why it is easy to book a flight to the Philippines no matter where you are from. The usual landing destination is Manila, our capital city. It is located in Luzon. There are also flights where you land to Cebu, a city in the Visayan region.

Since the country is divided into three major islands, going from one major island to another would require you to ride a plane. There are many Philippine tourism spots in each island. The most popular to foreigners is the Boracay white sand beaches. They are found in the Visayan region.

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Philippine Vacation: Top Philippine Destinations for the Summer

Philippine Vacation: Top Philippine Destinations for the Summer

 

The summer season is when a Philippine vacation is the best. There are many spots to visit in the Philippines all year round, but for some reason, everything becomes more beautiful and alive with the arrival of this season.

The summer season usually begins at the end of March, when most schools are preparing for graduations and moving-up ceremonies. It lasts till the end of May or the first two weeks of June. You should really take this  time to get a  Philippine vacation  because the other months are included in the wet season. The wet season in the Philippines is quite horrible.

With the global warming affecting the whole world during the last decade, the weather has been really bad during the wet season. It is not a great time to visit the Philippines, especially since you are not sure whether the country would be hit by a storm.

There are many places you can visit during your summer Philippine vacation, but here is a list of the most popular ones for this particular season.

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The Philippines: Getting to Know the Basics

The Philippines: Getting to Know the Basics

 

The Republic of the Philippines is a country that is made up of 7,107 islands. It is an archipelago home to many ethnic groups. The Philippines is divided into three major parts, though – Luzon, the biggest island is home of the capital, Manila. Visayas,  which is composed of many small islands, and Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines that is at its south. The people of the Philippines are called Filipino. In their native tongue, men are called Pinoy and the women Pinay. Their language is of the same name. However, the language is based on the Tagalog dialect and this is why sometimes it is called Tagalog as well.

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Philippine Travel: Touring the Philippines: Hiking and Trekking

Philippine Travel: Touring the Philippines: Hiking and Trekking

 

Philippine tourism is rich. As small as a country the Philippines is, it is home to many different tourist destinations and activities that the people of the world love. This is the main reason why many people make way for a Philippine vacation. When it comes to Philippine travel, there are really lots of things in store for anyone and everyone that visits the county. This is why many people love visiting the Philippines. And I am proud to say that I am one of those many people who so love Philippine tourism.

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