Come to the Philippines and experience unique natural wonders as well as the hospitality of fun-loving
people. As an archipelago, the Philippines offers a wide variety of destinations and activities. Only a few hours flight
from Singapore, Hongkong, Seoul, or Tokyo, the country is served by major airlines flying to Manila,
Cebu, Clark, Subic Bay Freeport, and
Laoag international airports. Cruise liners also call on the port of Manila.
Although the Filipinos have their own native tongues, English is widely spoken. Most are Christians
with some Muslim population in the south. Yet, the Filipinos are tolerant of other religions and in fact, freedom of religion is
considered sacred. Due to the warm weather, light and casual clothes are the prefered garments of the people reflecting their
The past several years saw a steady increase of foreign tourists in the country. In 2007, more
than three million foreign visitors landed in the country's tourism spots, the highest ever. In fact, reports of
increasing hotel occupancy rate is proof that more and more foreigners are discovering that the Philippines is a great
value proposition for travellers. This good news have lured interested investors to put up new hotel facilities in key
tourist areas such as Subic, Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan.
The country is a great destination for sun-worshippers. There are thousands of fine beaches as there are
thousands of islands that make up the Philippine Archipelago. The white sand beaches of Boracay, El Nido,
Panglao, and Camiguin
are some of the best beaches in the world. Philippine waters are ideal for swimming, surfing, diving, kayaking, water-skiing,
wakeboarding, and fishing. Its marine biodiversity is as diverse as you can imagine.
If you prefer mountain climbing or bird watching, the Philippine has a lot to offer. Our high mountains and rainforests
contain rich flora and fauna. There are several protected watershades that are home to endangered species
For those who are culturally-inclined, the country has the National Museum that houses archaeological finds
as well as an assorted artifacts of the country's rich cultural heritage. Thousands of other smaller museums are to be found
in many provinces, cities, towns, schools, and private intitutions. Old houses, monuments, and historical places bear witness
to the making of this nation. Come and witness colorful festivals and have a taste of unique delicacies.
Want to relax? Come to the Philippines and enjoy a massage in one of the spas or wellness centers.
Experience the indigenous hilot theraphy that is beginning to be recognized internationally. Want to shop? The Manila is home
to some of the biggest malls in the world. Moreover, there are duty free shops in Manila, Subic, and Clark Economic Zones.
Enjoy visiting the Philippines. Happy trip...
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