5 Reasons to Believe It’s More Fun in the Philippines

People who know the Philippines, be they locals or tourists, have varying opinions about the Pearl of the Orient. From its terrific natural wonders, to its top-notch malls, to its friendly people, they’ll give you many reasons to catch a plane and visit the archipelago. But for simplicity’s sake, here are five reasons why you’ll find more fun in the Philippines.

Aerial view of a Boracay beach. Fun in the Philippines
Boracay Beach: Photo by Hector Periquin on Unsplash

Awesome beaches

The Philippines is home to thousands of beaches. Many are among the most beautiful in the world. From the white sands of Boracay to the relatively unknown coves of Cabgan Islet, there’s lots of coastlines for you to choose from. So if you’re in desperate need of clean oceans, sunbathing and relaxation, the Philippines is the place you should go to.

7,107 islands to choose from

Another thing that defines the Philippines is the number of island it has in its belt. To put it bluntly, there are 7,107 islands in the archipelago! That’s more than 7,000 reasons why it’s more fun in the Philippines! No wonder tourists are ecstatic to go here, booking flights to Caticlan Boracay, which is among the most visited spots in the country. Every single one of these islands is fantastic in its own right, and each has its unique culture and history. Plus, most are home to some of the most beautiful mountains, volcanoes, lakes, forests and animals you’ll ever set your eyes upon. But don’t take our word for it! Come visit the country and see for yourself!

Plate of crispy pata or deep fried pig trotters served with soy-vinegar dip, Fun in the Philippines
Crispy pata is a Filipino dish consisting of deep fried pig trotters or knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip

Delicious food

The Philippines is also a land bountiful with some of the most delicious and exotic dishes in the world. Have you heard of the aphrodisiac balut? You can get that here! Yearning for a spoon of delicious halo-halo or saba con yelo? There are loads of stores in the malls and elsewhere in the archipelago where you can buy a glass or ten. Need to satisfy your pork and chicken cravings? Try eating lechon should you ever drop by the country. Plus, there are also restaurants in the Philippines that serve foreign dishes (so no worries if you’re an expat who misses home).

It’s affordable

Visiting an exotic country with countless gorgeous beaches and exotic food can be expensive. Not the Philippines, though! The country is one of the most affordable tourists destinations in the world. In fact, a few greenbacks in the archipelago can take you a long way. (Currently the US dollar is equivalent to around 50 Philippine pisos.)

Everyone speaks English

Last but not least, if English is your mother tongue and you want to explore an exotic country, you won’t have a difficult time being understood in the Philippines. Most Filipinos speak English, or at least understand it well enough, so communication won’t be much of a problem. But if you really want to truly enjoy your experience in the country, try learning Tagalog and the other dialects. Rest assured, it would be fun!

Two people in a kayak between cliffs.
El Nido Island: Photo: Ehmir Bautista on Unsplash

Come visit us

“It’s More Fun in the Philippines” is the country’s official tourism tagline. And based on what was discussed above, it seems actually true. But to truly find out, you need to visit the Philippines yourself. So book your ticket now and see what the country can offer!

About Princellaine Alibangbang

Website: https://gohawaiitours.com/

Princellaine Alibangbang works as a writer and digital marketer for Go Hawaii Tours. She is an avid fan of good books and thinks that nothing is boring with the help of coffee.

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